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September 9, 2021

FAMU Law Partners with RumbergerKirk for Third Professional Development Series

 

ORLANDO, Fla – A cadre of lawyers and professionals from RumbergerKirk will host a series of virtual professional development workshops for Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law students during the 2021-2022 academic year. This is the third consecutive year the law firm has presented the RumbergerKirk Professional Development Series to help prepare future lawyers for real-world experiences. 

 

The series kicks off Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. via Zoom with RumbergerKirk lawyers sharing their experience on the topic, “Transitioning from Government Practice to Private Practice.” Three of the firm’s associates, Latravious Johnson (Miami), Stephanie Calcote (Orlando) and Kathleen Shea (Orlando), will educate law students on the various ways they can successfully shift from a career in government to a career in a private law firm.

 

Kathleen Shea

Stephanie Calcote

 

RumbergerKirk has assembled a group of presenters including partners, associates and professionals from the firm as well as local judges. This year also includes a presentation by in-house counsel from Harley-Davidson who will talk with students about the in-house career path as well as what clients expect from their outside counsel. Several of the workshops will feature breakout sessions and polling questions to ensure a more interactive and engaging experience for the law students. 

 

Additional presentations in the series include: 

Oct. 21, 2021: In-house Counsel Career Path and What Clients Expect from Outside Counsel, presented by Harley-Davidson 

Nov. 4, 2021: Interviewing Skills Workshop  

Jan. 20, 2022: Judges Panel on Professionalism, Courtroom Etiquette and the Importance of Good Writing 

Feb. 17, 2022: Associate Life: What to Expect Your First Three Years and Securing Clerkships 

March 10, 2022: Path to Partnership: What Does it Take? 

 

About FAMU College of Law

 

The FAMU College of Law is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building; and blocks from governmental offices, major law firms, large corporations and legal service agencies.

The college’s prime location provides students with direct access to the area’s largest employers of individuals with law degrees, offering our students and graduates ample avenues to gain practical experience in the legal profession.

With tuition among the lowest of the 13 law schools in Florida, along with a full-time day program and a part-time evening program, the college is distinctly positioned to offer the traditional student and the working professional a chance to earn a law degree while accruing minimal debt.

Thanks to its renowned faculty, the college focuses on academic excellence in the classroom; emphasizes practical experience and public service within its clinical programs; and stresses professionalism through its co-curricular activities.                               

Media Contact: Stephanie Strong, Information & Media Services Coordinator, 407-784-1554 stephanie.strong@famu.edu