Spring 2019 – Week 11

Ross Lecture in Litigation

Please join us on March 25th at 11:45 am in the Moot Court Room for the 2019 Ross Lecture, “The 10 year Anniversary of the NAS Report: Two Steps Forward or One Step Back?”, presented by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack.  You can RSVP and find more information here.

Academic Advising & Registration Help Desk

Stop by the Second Floor Information Desk at Klein Hall for academic advising and registration assistance. Staff will be available on March 25th and 26th from 11 am to 1 pm and 4 to 6 pm. See you there!

Faculty Academic Advising Panels

Have you attended your faculty academic advising panel of interest yet? There are two lunchtime panels remaining; please plan on attending at least one (lunch provided). The livestream links for two panels are also below.

The sessions will provide detailed academic advising for students interested in the field of law covered in the respective panel, will review the 2019-2020 academic schedule, and answer questions about courses, sequencing of courses, experiential programs, and more.

Federal Internship & Employment Student Symposium

The U.S. Office of Personnel is hosting the Federal Internship and Employment Student Symposium on Tuesday, March 26th from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Students have the option of participating virtually AND in-person. If you are interested in working for the federal government, please consider participating in this event. Click here for more information.  

Use this link to register to participate virtually: https://federalvirtualstudentsymposium.eventbrite.com

Use this link to register to attend in person: https://opmfederalstudentsymposium.eventbrite.com

Discussion on the Conflict in Venezuela

Join Temple’s Institute for International Law & Public Policy for a discussion on the Venezuelan crisis with Santiago Martínez, legal consultant to the Due Process of Law Foundation and the International Commission of Jurists, on March 27th from 12 to 1 pm (Check the LiveWhale calendar – room to be announced!).

SDAS Symposium – Except(ional) Students Access & Exclusion in the Philadelphia School System

There will be a guided panel discussion on March 28th from 5 to 7 pm in the Third Floor Lounge of Barrack Hall on special education in the Philadelphia school system, with a particular focus on access to resources and how special education students can be excluded from an equal student experience. Our panelists have varying experiences and viewpoints, ranging from special education attorneys to school personnel. Dinner will be served. Register here: mytlawconnection.com/SDAS2019. We hope to see you there.

1L Talent Show

Can you bust a move? Do your singing skills rival Mariah Carey? Are you the next Kevin Hart? Show off your skills at the 1L Talent Show on March 28th beginning at 7:30 pm in K1E. Stick around for fun, dancing, and karaoke!

Legal Careers in Federal Law Enforcement

Please RSVP by March 22 bit.ly/lawenforcementcareersfor this event on Thursday, March 28th at the Drexel Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy (1200 Chestnut Street). We anticipate the following schedule: Registration at 5 pm, Panel from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, and Networking from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Consistent with the Feds in Philly program, there will be food and non-alcoholic beverages at the reception. See you there!

Phillies Spirit Day 

Temple Law is Philly proud. Celebrate the season home opener of the Philadelphia Phillies by wearing your best gear on March 28th. Remember the game against the Atlanta Braves starts at 3:05 pm at Citizens Bank Park.

Volunteers Needed – Re-Entry Program with the NFL Players Coalition

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society is seeking volunteers to assist in a re-entry program with the NFL Players Coalition in a few weeks.  This will be an amazing and rewarding event assisting current and former NFL players with various legal needs.  We are expecting a big turnout and are in need of some more volunteers.

For those interested, we are looking for volunteers on March 28th from 6 to 8 pm and March 29th from 7 am to 4 pm. If you would like to help out, please reach out to Chad Lewis (chad.lewis@temple.edu) or Professor Jacobsen (kenneth.jacobsen@temple.edu). The SELS appreciates your willingness to assist!

Military Assistance Project: Post-Traumatic Stress, Military Veterans & a Lawyer’s Responsibility

This training, on March 29th from 12 to 3 pm at the University of  Pennsylvania Law School (Gittis Hall, 3501 Sansom Street) will provide advocates (attorneys and students) with the tools to provide trauma-informed lawyering through an understanding of PTSD that will allow them to: (1) understand how PTSD may relate to clients’ legal issues; (2) work productively with clients who have experienced trauma; (3) partner effectively with mental health professionals; and (4) develop trauma –informed lawyering/interviewing skills. Students are admitted for FREE! Visit the CPM, Events Page for more information and register here: https://bit.ly/2Gh4pLS

Need a Notary Public for the Bar Application?

Professor Kathy Mandelbaum is a Notary Public and is happy to notarize documents (if necessary) for the bar application.  Professor Mandelbaum is in K518 – please stop by or email to set a time (kathy.mandelbaum@temple.edu).

Public Health Courses with Professor Burris & the Certificate in Public Health 

There are two Public Health courses with Professor Scott Burris offered this Fall, 2019: Public Health Law and Empirical Legal Research Methods: Health Policy. Public Health Law surveys the broad terrain of law and the public’s health while Empirical Legal Research Methods provides a comprehensive introduction to the scientific methods for measuring law and its effects. These are sequence courses (interested students would take Public Health Law then Empirical Legal Research Methods).

These two courses are offered in collaboration with the College of Public Health as the basis for a Certificate in Public Health Law (pending approval). The two other courses for the Certificate will be offered by the College of Public Health: Multivariate Statistics and Health Law Research Project. Over the four course set, students will learn to conceptualize, design, and conduct an evaluation research project. Please note that JD students who do not wish to get the Certificate will still be able to take the two law school courses as part of the normal JD curriculum.

A Conversation with Lara Bazelon

Join Rectify author and former Innocence Project director Lara Bazelon and Marissa Bluestine for a discussion about restorative justice on April 1st at 4 pm in the Moot Court Room. RSVP here: https://www2.law.temple.edu/events/bazelon-conversation2019/

Green Lecture with Paul Butler

Join us for the 2019 Green Lecture, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men”, presented by Paul Butler on April 3rd at noon in the Moot Court Room. RSVP here:  https://www2.law.temple.edu/events/green2019/

1st Annual Temple Law Kickball Tournament

Are you ready for some Kickball? The 1st Annual Temple Law Kickball Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 6th starting at 11 am. Register your teams here: https://goo.gl/forms/ogrcl6gQeRWyaICs2 Invite your friends and family for a day of fun and community.

Love for the City Award Luncheon

Join us on April 11th at noon in Shusterman Hall for the Love for the City Award Luncheon, honoring Dawn Staley’s Contributions to Sports and Society. Order tickets here: https://www2.law.temple.edu/events/loveforthecity2019/

Spring Exam Schedule

The Spring 2019 Examination Schedule is available here.  This Spring, the last day of classes is Monday, April 22nd.  Exams will begin on Wednesday, April 24th and end on Monday, May 6th.  Please be aware that the exam period is very compressed and that, under our exam conflict policy, you may likely be required to take an exam every other day.

Information about exam conflicts and the Exam Conflict Form can be found here.  If you have a conflict please complete the form at this link and email it to Ms. Kathy Wilson (kilson@temple.edu) in Student Services (Barrack 103) by Monday, April 8th.

Hard copies of the schedule are available in the Student Services Office, Barrack Hall, Suite 103.

Philadelphia Bar Association Student Memberships 

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association? The Board of Governors is sponsoring a number of student memberships so that you can join for free! If you are interested, please email Amber Racine at amracine@rayneslaw.com.

Workout Wednesdays – Spring Restart

Join Professor Levy and Britt Walden every Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm for Workout Wednesdays, a run, jog, or walk around campus.  Meet us on the front steps at 5 pm.  Please RSVP to britt.walden@temple.edu and check out our Facebook event/group here.

Canvas Site for May & July 2019 Graduates

We have a Canvas page for all 2019 Graduates.  We will use this page to let you know of important information regarding graduation.  Please accept your invitation if you have not done so already!

Antitrust Law 2019 Spring Meeting

Join the American Bar Association at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, D.C. from March 26th to 29th for the 67th Spring Meeting of the Section of Antitrust Law where competition and consumer protection meet. Last year there were over 3300 delegates from 65 countries present.

Students are invited to attend the Spring Meeting CLE events for the nominal fee of $35, $40 or $50 (depending on membership status)! Register here

2019 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Sponsored by Notre Dame Law School, any current student may submit an essay on any legal ethics topic.  The essays that are submitted to the competition will be judged on their clarity, coherence, creativity, insight, and mastery of the rules and cases relevant to the topic.  The winning essay will receive a $2500 prize.  Submission deadline is April 26th at 5 pm.

2019 Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for a student or lawyer committed to animal law and animal welfare. The application period opened February 1st and closes May 21st.  Read more about the scholarship here and find application instructions here.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12th. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

2019 Judge John Brown Scholarship

The Judge John Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-sixth annual Brown Award, honoring excellence in legal writing. The awards range from $10,000 to the first place winner to $1000 to a finalist.  Your submission must be postmarked no later than June 3rd.

2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.  Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.  The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000.  Submission deadline is July 1st.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd; registration has closed.  The next test date is August 10th, with a $125 fee and registration deadline of June 13th. Find more information here.

Spring 2019 – Week 10

Faculty Academic Advising Panels for All Students – Begins March 18th

We look forward to seeing you at these lunchtime (12 to 1 pm) faculty academic advising panels. Please plan on attending at least one (lunch provided). The sessions will provide detailed academic advising for students interested in the field of law covered in the respective panel, will review the 2019-2020 academic schedule, and answer questions about courses, sequencing of courses, experiential programs, and more.

  • 1L Day & 2LE Integrated Transactional Program (ITP) Information Session AND
    Tax Law Faculty Advising Panel

    • March 19th in K2B (please note this begins at 11:30 am!)
  • Criminal Law Faculty Advising Panel
    • March 18th in K1C (this may be moved)
  • Immigration Law Faculty Advising Panel
    • March 21st in K7B
  • Public Interest Law Faculty Advising Panel
    • March 28th in K1C

Ms. JD’s 11th Annual Conference on Women in Law

Ms. JD’s 11th Annual Conference on Women in Law, “Speak Up”, will be held on Friday, March 15th, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The full day conference, featuring keynote speaker Judge Wendy Beetlestone, will feature panels, discussions, a keynote lunch, break out sessions, and a closing reception. You will find more information here.

Careers in Policy Panel

Join Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, Justinians, Brehons, and other student organizations on Monday, March 18th from 12 to 1 pm in K1D to hear from attorneys who have turned their legal education into successful careers in policy. Panelists will include NJ Senator Raymond Lesniak, Logan Welde, Staff Attorney at the Clean Air Council, and Jason Redd, the Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs at Gibbons P.C.

Sheller Center Talk with Nicole Ramos ’07

Interested in a first hand account of what’s happening at the southwest border? On Monday, March 18th at 12 pm in K2B, come hear Nicole Ramos, TLS ’07, Director of Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, talk about the asylum crisis at our southwest border and the situation of asylum-seeking families.  Dean Ramji-Nogales will moderate. You can learn more about Nicole here.

Need a Notary Public for the Bar Application?

Professor Kathy Mandelbaum is a Notary Public and is happy to notarize documents (if necessary) for the bar application.  Professor Mandelbaum is in K518 – please stop by or email to set a time (kathy.mandelbaum@temple.edu).

Evening Students – Upper Level Advising Q & A

Please join us for a discussion on advising and the MPRE on March 20th from 5:20 to 6 pm in K2A.

1LE Advising Session – How to Select & Register for Upper Level Courses

On March 21st from 7:20 to 8 pm in K1D, Associate Deans will provide instructions and guidance on upper level course registration for the second year of law school for evening students. Please email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu if you are unable to attend.

Admitted Student Open House, Saturday, March 23rd – Request for Student Volunteers

Temple Law’s Admitted Student Open House is on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:15 am until 3:30 pm.  On that day, current law students play an important role.  Our students are the heart of Temple Law School, and we want to make sure that our success in recruiting remarkable students continues.  We are hoping you will volunteer to help at the Open House.  We are looking for students to assist for the full day, but especially from 8:15 to 9:30 am for greeting and tours, and from 12:30 to 1:30 pm for lunch panels with the prospective students.  We promise to have plenty of coffee and food available for our volunteers.  We’d also love to have you join us at the Closing Reception (a wine and cheese reception) from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.  If you’re able to volunteer, please send an email to Jacqueline Ryan in the Admissions Office at jacqueline.ryan@temple.edu indicating the hours that you are available to volunteer.  Thanks in advance for your generosity and good spirit!

Volunteers Needed – Re-Entry Program with the NFL Players Coalition

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society is seeking volunteers to assist in a re-entry program with the NFL Players Coalition in a few weeks.  This will be an amazing and rewarding event assisting current and former NFL players with various legal needs.  We are expecting a big turnout and are in need of some more volunteers.

For those interested, we are looking for volunteers on Thursday, March 28th from 6 to 8 pm and Friday, March 29th from 7 am to 4 pm. If you would like to help out, please reach out to Chad Lewis (chad.lewis@temple.edu) or Professor Jacobsen (kenneth.jacobsen@temple.edu). The SELS appreciates your willingness to assist!

Philadelphia Bar Association Student Memberships 

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association? The Board of Governors is sponsoring a number of student memberships so that you can join for free! If you are interested, please email Amber Racine at amracine@rayneslaw.com.

Important Financial Aid Deadline Extended to March 18th

Application for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Summer 2019 Class Session, and Summer Work Study Grants – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 18th

Now is the time to begin the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. The financial aid application process is entirely online. To apply you must submit the following by Monday, March 18th

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to sign in using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. When you log on the FAFSA Renewal button will display if you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to file a FAFSA Renewal. Click FAFSA Renewal if you would like your 2019-2020 FAFSA information to be pre-filled with basic information from your 2018-2019 FAFSA record. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will request your 2017 federal tax return information. Please make sure that you list our school code, 003371, so that we can have access to your FAFSA record.
  2. 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and Summer Work Study Request which is available online at  http://www4.law.temple.edu/financialaidrequests. Please select the application for Returning Students, even if this is your first time applying for financial aid.

Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan borrowers for 2019-2020 academic year:

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and you already borrowed a Federal Direct Loan for the current academic year, you only need to indicate the amount of loan funds you would like to borrow on the Loan Request section of the online Law School Financial Aid Request Form.  You are not required to submit a new electronic Master Promissory Note or complete a new online entrance interview.  If you will be a new borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and have received a Graduate PLUS loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will still be required to complete a new application for credit on the Direct Loan website, www.studentloans.gov, but you will not be required to submit a new Master Promissory Note or online entrance interview. Because the Graduate PLUS credit approval is only valid for 180 days, it is best that you wait to complete the Graduate PLUS loan application until after May 1st.  We will send an email reminder in early May letting you know when it is time to complete the application process. If you will be a new Direct Graduate PLUS loan borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

Summer Work Study:

If you plan to apply for summer work study you need to complete the Summer Work Study Request section of the 2019-2020 Temple  Law School Financial Aid Application. All students who anticipate they will need summer work study should be sure to read the information posted on the law school website at: http://www.law.temple.edu/Pages/Current_Students/Current_Work_Study.aspx .

Summer Financial Aid Options:

Students who need to borrow student loans to attend classes over the summer, either through a study abroad program, the DC Summer Program, or here on Main Campus will need to set up an appointment to discuss the student loan options available for the summer and to authorize the summer financial aid package.  In addition to filing the 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and 2019-2020 FAFSA, students who need aid for the summer must also complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application.  Please review the Summer Financial Aid Options on the Law School website for detailed information about summer financial aid process and requirements.  You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment once you have completed all of the required forms. Summer financial aid appointments will start on March 6th and continue throughout the spring semester.

Questions:

Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Also, please remember that the Law School has its own Financial Aid Office which handles all financial aid and billing questions for law students.  Many university communications will direct students to contact the University Student Financial Services (SFS) with questions, but as a law student you should always contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with your questions.  We are located in Barrack Hall, Suite 101.  The phone number is 215-204-8943 and the email address is lwfinaid@temple.edu

Academic Advising & Registration Help Desk

Stop by the Second Floor Information Desk at Klein Hall for academic advising and registration assistance. Staff will be available on March 19th, 21st, 25th, and 26th from 11 am to 1 pm and 4 to 6 pm, and on March 20th from 11 am to 1 pm. See you there!

Cozen O’Connor 1L Wellness Event

Cozen O’Connor has planned the following health and wellness event for Cozen attorneys and area 1L law students: Maha Yoga & DIY Trail Mix on  March 19th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at 1700 Sansom Street. To RSVP, please email PHarrinarine@cozen.com. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot!

Spring Exam Schedule

The Spring 2019 Examination Schedule is available here.  This Spring, the last day of classes is Monday, April 22nd.  Exams will begin on Wednesday, April 24th and end on Monday, May 6th.  Please be aware that the exam period is very compressed and that, under our exam conflict policy, you may likely be required to take an exam every other day.

Information about exam conflicts and the Exam Conflict Form can be found here.  If you have a conflict please complete the form at this link and email it to Ms. Kathy Wilson (kilson@temple.edu) in Student Services (Barrack 103) by Monday, April 8th.

Hard copies of the schedule are available in the Student Services Office, Barrack Hall, Suite 103.

Fogel Lecture

Please join us on March 21st at noon in K2B for the 2019 Fogel Lecture, “Entity Taxation in the 2017 Legislation: Process and Policy”, presented by Dana Trier.  You can RSVP and find more information here.

Ross Lecture in Litigation

Please join us on March 25th at 11:45 am in the Moot Court Room for the 2019 Ross Lecture, “The 10 year Anniversary of the NAS Report: Two Steps Forward or One Step Back?”, presented by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack.  You can RSVP and find more information here.

1st Annual Temple Law Kickball Tournament

Are you ready for some Kickball? The 1st Annual Temple Law Kickball Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 6th starting at 11 am. Register your teams here: https://goo.gl/forms/ogrcl6gQeRWyaICs2 Invite your friends and family for a day of fun and community.

Workout Wednesdays – Spring Restart

Join Professor Levy and Britt Walden every Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm for Workout Wednesdays, a run, jog, or walk around campus.  Meet us on the front steps at 5 pm.  Please RSVP to britt.walden@temple.edu and check out our Facebook event/group here.

Canvas Site for May & July 2019 Graduates

We have a Canvas page for all 2019 Graduates.  We will use this page to let you know of important information regarding graduation.  Please accept your invitation if you have not done so already!

Antitrust Law 2019 Spring Meeting

Join the American Bar Association at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, D.C. from March 26th to 29th for the 67th Spring Meeting of the Section of Antitrust Law where competition and consumer protection meet. Last year there were over 3300 delegates from 65 countries present.

Students are invited to attend the Spring Meeting CLE events for the nominal fee of $35, $40 or $50 (depending on membership status)! Register here

2019 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Sponsored by Notre Dame Law School, any current student may submit an essay on any legal ethics topic.  The essays that are submitted to the competition will be judged on their clarity, coherence, creativity, insight, and mastery of the rules and cases relevant to the topic.  The winning essay will receive a $2500 prize.  Submission deadline is April 26th at 5 pm.

2019 Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for a student or lawyer committed to animal law and animal welfare. The application period opened February 1st and closes May 21st.  Read more about the scholarship here and find application instructions here.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12th. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

2019 Judge John Brown Scholarship

The Judge John Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-sixth annual Brown Award, honoring excellence in legal writing. The awards range from $10,000 to the first place winner to $1000 to a finalist.  Your submission must be postmarked no later than June 3rd.

2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.  Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.  The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000.  Submission deadline is July 1st.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd; registration has closed.  The next test date is August 10th, with a $125 fee and registration deadline of June 13th. Find more information here.

Spring 2019 – Week 9

Community Reminder – Day Light Savings Time

Don’t forget to change your clocks on March 10th!

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers – Confidential Assistance

Laurie Besden, Esquire, Deputy Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) will be in Klein 519 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on March 13th for “closed door” assistance.   Students can meet with Laurie to talk confidentially about addiction, alcohol issues, mental health disorders, gambling, stress, depression or ethical and bar related questions related to any of these issues.  This is an opportunity to receive help and we encourage you to stop in to meet Laurie. As always, LCL is available at any other time.  To reach LCL please call 1-888-999-1941. Please note that Laurie does not share any information with faculty or administration – this is completely confidential. 

1L Day Advising & Registration Information Session

All 1L Day students should mark your calendars for a very important information session about upper level course selection and registration on March 13th from 12 to 1 pm in K1E.  Dean Ramji-Nogales, Dean Harris and Dean Bartow will provide information about the upper level curriculum and registration.  This session is essential; if you are unable to attend please email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu in advance.

Upper Level Internal Clinic Application & Information Session

Mark your calendars for an important Internal Clinic Information Session on March 14th from 12 to 1 pm in K1D.  The Clinical Faculty will discuss Temple Law’s Internal Clinics and the internal clinic application process.  Questions?  Please email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

1L Evening Advising & Registration Information Session

All 1L Evening students should mark your calendars for a very important information session about evening upper level course registration on March 20th from 5:20 to 6 pm. Dean Bartow and Dean Harris will provide information about the upper level curriculum and your fall 2019 schedule.  This session is essential.  Questions?  Email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

Faculty Practice Area Academic Advising Panels

In an effort to help students make the most of their time at Temple Law, the faculty will be having academic advising discussions for students.  You should plan to attend at least one of these panels.  Most of the panels will be live streamed (please contact britt.walden@temple.edu because we will not live stream unless there is a demand) and all sessions will be taped.  A separate email will be sent to you reminding you about each of the panel discussions. These faculty panels will provide important information about: the courses offered at Temple Law, experiential opportunities, the skills necessary to practice law in a specific area, and career opportunities. Students will also be given an opportunity to: learn how to select a program of courses that allows each student to make the most of Temple, ask questions about curriculum, course sequencing and planning, and get to know some of the faculty who teach in specific areas of the law and who can act as advisors and mentors.

The following panels are scheduled – please mark your calendar!

  • Criminal Law Faculty Advising – March 18th 12PM
  • Tax Faculty Academic Advising – March 20th at 12PM
  • Public Interest Academic Advising – March 28th
  • Immigration Law Academic Advising – TBD
  • Civil & Transactional Law Academic Advising – TBD

Integrated Transactional Program (ITP) Information Session

Interested in transactional work?  Do you learn better when you apply concepts to real problems and tasks?  Then come to an information session on Tuesday, March 19th at 12PM, for the Integrated Transactional Program and hear from faculty and students about the course, assignments, learning goals and format.  This is a 10 credit program open to rising 2L Day and 3L Evening students.  Pizza will be served!  Questions?  Email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

The Annual 1L Talent Show

The Talent Show will be on Thursday, March 14th from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in K1E.  Food, wine, and a keg will be provided.  Please join us!

Admitted Student Open House, Saturday, March 23rd – Request for Student Volunteers

Temple Law’s Admitted Student Open House is on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:15 am until 3:30 pm.  On that day, current law students play an important role.  Our students are the heart of Temple Law School, and we want to make sure that our success in recruiting remarkable students continues.  We are hoping you will volunteer to help at the Open House.  We are looking for students to assist for the full day, but especially from 8:15 to 9:30 am for greeting and tours, and from 12:30 to 1:30 pm for lunch panels with the prospective students.  We promise to have plenty of coffee and food available for our volunteers.  We’d also love to have you join us at the Closing Reception (a wine and cheese reception) from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.  If you’re able to volunteer, please send an email to Jacqueline Ryan in the Admissions Office at jacqueline.ryan@temple.edu indicating the hours that you are available to volunteer.  Thanks in advance for your generosity and good spirit!

Philadelphia Bar Association Student Memberships 

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association? The Board of Governors is sponsoring a number of student memberships so that you can join for free! If you are interested, please email Amber Racine at amracine@rayneslaw.com.

Marutani Fellowship – Summer Funding Application for Asian Pacific American Law Students

The Fellowship recipient(s) will receive a stipend, up to $5,000, for full-time summer employment (of at least ten weeks). Applicants are eligible for the Marutani Fellowship even if they seek or receive other sources of summer funding.

Individuals eligible to apply include current first-year and second-year Asian Pacific American law students attending law school in Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia Area. For more information, visit the website. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by Friday, March 8th.

NASA Space Law Network Publication Workshop

The University of Nebraska College of Law’s Space, Cyber, and Telecom (SCT) Law Program was selected by NASA to establish the Space Law Network (SLN).  As part of this program, SCT leadership, Professor and Co-Director Matt Schaefer and Executive Director Elsbeth Magilton are pleased to announce the Nebraska Publications in Space Law Workshop to be held in Lincoln, NE, from April 6 to 7th, at The University of Nebraska College of Law. For more information on the workshop, click here. Travel grants are available and the process for applying can be found here. Apply as soon as possible but no later than March 8th!

Managing Student Loans & Student Loan Repayment

Did you miss the Student Loan Repayment Information Session presented by Ann Durandetta of AccessLex Institute? Attend a makeup session on March 11th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A to discuss all of the options for federal student loan repayment, including income-driven repayment options, and the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. This program is particularly recommended for 3Ls and 4LEs approaching graduation. Lunch will be provided.

Philadelphia Flyers Lawyers Night

See the Flyers in action v. Ottawa on March 11th at 7 pm.  Tickets are for upper and lower level.  Also a panel presentation and networking opportunity!  Register here.

Summer Work Study Information Desk

Stop by the Second Floor Information Desk at Klein Hall to get all of your Summer Work Study questions answered. Financial Aid Staff will be available at the Information Desk on:

  • Tuesday, March 12th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 14th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Temple Law Review – Write On Competition Information & TLR 101 Panel with ACE

The 2019 Temple Law Review Write-On Competition will take place from May 7th to May 20th. All 1Ls, 1LEs, 2Ls, 2LEs, and 3LEs are eligible to participate in the 2019 Write-On Competition. Be sure to schedule travel plans accordingly!  For more information about Temple Law Review, please visit: Temple Law Review: http://www.templelawreview.org

Informational Sessions and a Temple Law Review 101 Panel with ACE will be held on: Tuesday, March 12th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A and Wednesday, March 13th from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in K2B. In addition to detailed information concerning what the write-on process entails, Law Review members will explain what Temple Law Review is, what it does, and why it matters. A Q & A will follow the informational and panel. Food will be provided. Questions? Feel free to email Write-On Coordinator Chelsey Dawson at writeoncoord@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

Sheller Center Talk with Nicole Ramos ’07

Interested in a first hand account of what’s happening at the southwest border? On Monday, March 18th at 12 pm in K2B, come hear Nicole Ramos, TLS ’07, Director of Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, talk about the asylum crisis at our southwest border and the situation of asylum-seeking families.  Dean Ramji-Nogales will moderate. You can learn more about Nicole here.

Important Financial Aid Information

Application for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Summer 2019 Class Session, and Summer Work Study Grants – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 18th

Now is the time to begin the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. The financial aid application process is entirely online. To apply you must submit the following by Monday, March 18, 2019.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to sign in using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. When you log on the FAFSA Renewal button will display if you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to file a FAFSA Renewal. Click FAFSA Renewal if you would like your 2019-2020 FAFSA information to be pre-filled with basic information from your 2018-2019 FAFSA record. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will request your 2017 federal tax return information. Please make sure that you list our school code, 003371, so that we can have access to your FAFSA record.
  2. 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and Summer Work Study Request which is available online at  http://www4.law.temple.edu/financialaidrequests. Please select the application for Returning Students, even if this is your first time applying for financial aid.

Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan borrowers for 2019-2020 academic year:

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and you already borrowed a Federal Direct Loan for the current academic year, you only need to indicate the amount of loan funds you would like to borrow on the Loan Request section of the online Law School Financial Aid Request Form.  You are not required to submit a new electronic Master Promissory Note or complete a new online entrance interview.  If you will be a new borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and have received a Graduate PLUS loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will still be required to complete a new application for credit on the Direct Loan website, www.studentloans.gov, but you will not be required to submit a new Master Promissory Note or online entrance interview. Because the Graduate PLUS credit approval is only valid for 180 days, it is best that you wait to complete the Graduate PLUS loan application until after May 1st.  We will send an email reminder in early May letting you know when it is time to complete the application process. If you will be a new Direct Graduate PLUS loan borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

Summer Work Study:

If you plan to apply for summer work study you need to complete the Summer Work Study Request section of the 2019-2020 Temple  Law School Financial Aid Application. All students who anticipate they will need summer work study should be sure to read the information posted on the law school website at: http://www.law.temple.edu/Pages/Current_Students/Current_Work_Study.aspx .

Summer Financial Aid Options:

Students who need to borrow student loans to attend classes over the summer, either through a study abroad program, the DC Summer Program, or here on Main Campus will need to set up an appointment to discuss the student loan options available for the summer and to authorize the summer financial aid package.  In addition to filing the 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and 2019-2020 FAFSA, students who need aid for the summer must also complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application.  Please review the Summer Financial Aid Options on the Law School website for detailed information about summer financial aid process and requirements.  You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment once you have completed all of the required forms. Summer financial aid appointments will start on March 6th and continue throughout the spring semester.

Questions:

Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Also, please remember that the Law School has its own Financial Aid Office which handles all financial aid and billing questions for law students.  Many university communications will direct students to contact the University Student Financial Services (SFS) with questions, but as a law student you should always contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with your questions.  We are located in Barrack Hall, Suite 101.  The phone number is 215-204-8943 and the email address is lwfinaid@temple.edu

Academic Advising & Registration Help Desk

Stop by the Second Floor Information Desk at Klein Hall for academic advising and registration assistance. Staff will be available on March 19th, 21st, 25th, and 26th from 11 am to 1 pm and 4 to 6 pm, and on March 20th from 11 am to 1 pm. See you there!

Cozen O’Connor 1L Wellness Event

Cozen O’Connor has planned the following health and wellness event for Cozen attorneys and area 1L law students: Maha Yoga & DIY Trail Mix on  March 19th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at 1700 Sansom Street. To RSVP, please email PHarrinarine@cozen.com. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot!

Spring Exam Schedule

The Spring 2019 Examination Schedule is available here.  This Spring, the last day of classes is Monday, April 22nd.  Exams will begin on Wednesday, April 24th and end on Monday, May 6th.  Please be aware that the exam period is very compressed and that, under our exam conflict policy, you may likely be required to take an exam every other day.

Information about exam conflicts and the Exam Conflict Form can be found here.  If you have a conflict please complete the form at this link and email it to Ms. Kathy Wilson (kilson@temple.edu) in Student Services (Barrack 103) by Monday, April 8th.

Hard copies of the schedule are available in the Student Services Office, Barrack Hall, Suite 103.

Fogel Lecture

Please join us on March 21st at noon in K2B for the 2019 Fogel Lecture, “Entity Taxation in the 2017 Legislation: Process and Policy”, presented by Dana Trier.  You can RSVP and find more information here.

Ross Lecture in Litigation

Please join us on March 25th at 11:45 am in the Moot Court Room for the 2019 Ross Lecture, “The 10 year Anniversary of the NAS Report: Two Steps Forward or One Step Back?”, presented by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack.  You can RSVP and find more information here.

Workout Wednesdays – Spring Restart

Join Professor Levy and Britt Walden every Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm for Workout Wednesdays, a run, jog, or walk around campus.  Meet us on the front steps at 5 pm.  Please RSVP to britt.walden@temple.edu and check out our Facebook event/group here.  See you on Wednesdays starting March 13th!

Canvas Site for May & July 2019 Graduates

We have a Canvas page for all 2019 Graduates.  We will use this page to let you know of important information regarding graduation.  Please accept your invitation if you have not done so already!

Antitrust Law 2019 Spring Meeting

Join the American Bar Association at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, D.C. from March 26th to 29th for the 67th Spring Meeting of the Section of Antitrust Law where competition and consumer protection meet. Last year there were over 3300 delegates from 65 countries present.

Students are invited to attend the Spring Meeting CLE events for the nominal fee of $35, $40 or $50 (depending on membership status)! Register here

2019 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Sponsored by Notre Dame Law School, any current student may submit an essay on any legal ethics topic.  The essays that are submitted to the competition will be judged on their clarity, coherence, creativity, insight, and mastery of the rules and cases relevant to the topic.  The winning essay will receive a $2500 prize.  Submission deadline is April 26th at 5 pm.

2019 Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for a student or lawyer committed to animal law and animal welfare. The application period opened February 1st and closes May 21st.  Read more about the scholarship here and find application instructions here.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12th. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

2019 Judge John Brown Scholarship

The Judge John Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-sixth annual Brown Award, honoring excellence in legal writing. The awards range from $10,000 to the first place winner to $1000 to a finalist.  Your submission must be postmarked no later than June 3rd.

2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.  Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.  The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000.  Submission deadline is July 1st.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd; registration has closed.  The next test date is August 10th, with a $125 fee and registration deadline of June 13th. Find more information here.

Spring 2019 – Week 8

Spring Break – Building Hours and Information

On behalf of the Faculty and Staff we hope you have a relaxing spring break.  Just a few reminders:

  • Klein Hall and Barrack Hall will be open regular hours
  • No classes will be held during spring break
  • It is a good idea to empty out your locker to make sure there are no perishable items left over break
  • Library Reference Desk Hours are:
    • Saturday 3/2 and Sunday 3/3 (closed)
    • Monday (3/4) through Friday (3/8) 9PM-5PM
    • Saturday (3/9) and Sunday (3/10) 12PM-6PM

If you need anything during break please do not hesitate to reach out to jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

1L Day Advising and Registration Information Session

All 1L Day students should mark your calendars for a very important information session about upper level course selection and registration on March 13th from 12PM-1PM in K1E.  Dean Ramji-Nogales, Dean Harris and Dean Bartow will provide information about the upper level curriculum and registration.  This session is essential; if you are unable to attend please email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu in advance.

Upper Level Internal Clinic Application & Information Session

Mark your calendars for an important Internal Clinic Information Session on March 14th from 12-1PM in K1D.  The Clinical Faculty will discuss Temple Law’s Internal Clinics and the internal clinic application process.  Questions?  Please email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

1L Evening Advising and Registration Information Session

All 1L Evening students should mark your calendars for a very important information session about evening upper level course registration on March 20th from 5:20PM-6PM.  Dean Bartow and Dean Harris will provide information about the upper level curriculum and your fall 2019 schedule.  This session is essential.  Questions?  Email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

Admitted Student Open House, Saturday, March 23rd – Request for Student Volunteers

Temple Law’s Admitted Student Open House is on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:15 am until 3:30 pm.  On that day, current law students play an important role.  Our students are the heart of Temple Law School, and we want to make sure that our success in recruiting remarkable students continues.  We are hoping you will volunteer to help at the Open House.  We are looking for students to assist for the full day, but especially from 8:15 to 9:30 am for greeting and tours, and from 12:30 to 1:30 pm for lunch panels with the prospective students.  We promise to have plenty of coffee and food available for our volunteers.  We’d also love to have you join us at the Closing Reception (a wine and cheese reception) from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.  If you’re able to volunteer, please send an email to Jacqueline Ryan in the Admissions Office at jacqueline.ryan@temple.edu indicating the hours that you are available to volunteer.  Thanks in advance for your generosity and good spirit!

Marutani Fellowship – Summer Funding Application for Asian Pacific American Law Students

The Fellowship recipient(s) will receive a stipend, up to $5,000, for full-time summer employment (of at least ten weeks). Applicants are eligible for the Marutani Fellowship even if they seek or receive other sources of summer funding.

Individuals eligible to apply include current first-year and second-year Asian Pacific American law students attending law school in Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia Area. For more information, visit the website. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by Friday, March 8th.

NASA Space Law Network Publication Workshop

The University of Nebraska College of Law’s Space, Cyber, and Telecom (SCT) Law Program was selected by NASA to establish the Space Law Network (SLN).  As part of this program, SCT leadership, Professor and Co-Director Matt Schaefer and Executive Director Elsbeth Magilton are pleased to announce the Nebraska Publications in Space Law Workshop to be held in Lincoln, NE, from April 6 to 7th, at The University of Nebraska College of Law. For more information on the workshop, click here. Travel grants are available and the process for applying can be found here. Apply as soon as possible but no later than March 8th!

Managing Student Loans & Student Loan Repayment

Did you miss this week’s Student Loan Repayment Information Session presented by Ann Durandetta of AccessLex Institute? Attend a makeup session on March 11th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A to discuss all of the options for federal student loan repayment, including income-driven repayment options, and the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. This program is particularly recommended for 3Ls and 4LEs approaching graduation. Lunch will be provided.

Summer Work Study Information Desk

Stop by the Second Floor Information Desk at Klein Hall to get all of your Summer Work Study questions answered. Financial Aid Staff will be available at the Information Desk on:

  • Tuesday, March 12th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 14th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Sheller Center Talk with Nicole Ramos ’07

Interested in a first hand account of what’s happening at the southwest border? On Monday, March 18th at 12 pm in K2B, come hear Nicole Ramos, TLS ’07, Director of Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, talk about the asylum crisis at our southwest border and the situation of asylum-seeking families.  Dean Ramji-Nogales will moderate. You can learn more about Nicole here.

Cozen O’Connor 1L Wellness Event

Cozen O’Connor has planned the following health and wellness event for Cozen attorneys and area 1L law students: Maha Yoga & DIY Trail Mix on  March 19th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at 1700 Sansom Street. To RSVP, please email PHarrinarine@cozen.com. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot!

Important Financial Aid Information

Application for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Summer 2019 Class Session, and Summer Work Study Grants – DUE 3/1/2019

Now is the time to begin the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. The financial aid application process is entirely online. To apply you must submit the following by March 1, 2019.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to sign in using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. When you log on the FAFSA Renewal button will display if you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to file a FAFSA Renewal. Click FAFSA Renewal if you would like your 2019-2020 FAFSA information to be pre-filled with basic information from your 2018-2019 FAFSA record. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will request your 2017 federal tax return information. Please make sure that you list our school code, 003371, so that we can have access to your FAFSA record.
  2. 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and Summer Work Study Request which is available online at  http://www4.law.temple.edu/financialaidrequests. Please select the application for Returning Students, even if this is your first time applying for financial aid.

Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan borrowers for 2019-2020 academic year:

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and you already borrowed a Federal Direct Loan for the current academic year, you only need to indicate the amount of loan funds you would like to borrow on the Loan Request section of the online Law School Financial Aid Request Form.  You are not required to submit a new electronic Master Promissory Note or complete a new online entrance interview.  If you will be a new borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and have received a Graduate PLUS loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will still be required to complete a new application for credit on the Direct Loan website, www.studentloans.gov, but you will not be required to submit a new Master Promissory Note or online entrance interview. Because the Graduate PLUS credit approval is only valid for 180 days, it is best that you wait to complete the Graduate PLUS loan application until after May 1st.  We will send an email reminder in early May letting you know when it is time to complete the application process. If you will be a new Direct Graduate PLUS loan borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

Summer Work Study:

If you plan to apply for summer work study you need to complete the Summer Work Study Request section of the 2019-2020 Temple  Law School Financial Aid Application. All students who anticipate they will need summer work study should be sure to read the information posted on the law school website at: http://www.law.temple.edu/Pages/Current_Students/Current_Work_Study.aspx .

Summer Financial Aid Options:

Students who need to borrow student loans to attend classes over the summer, either through a study abroad program, the DC Summer Program, or here on Main Campus will need to set up an appointment to discuss the student loan options available for the summer and to authorize the summer financial aid package.  In addition to filing the 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and 2019-2020 FAFSA, students who need aid for the summer must also complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application.  Please review the Summer Financial Aid Options on the Law School website for detailed information about summer financial aid process and requirements.  You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment once you have completed all of the required forms. Summer financial aid appointments will start on March 6th and continue throughout the spring semester.

Questions:

Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Also, please remember that the Law School has its own Financial Aid Office which handles all financial aid and billing questions for law students.  Many university communications will direct students to contact the University Student Financial Services (SFS) with questions, but as a law student you should always contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with your questions.  We are located in Barrack Hall, Suite 101.  The phone number is 215-204-8943 and the email address is lwfinaid@temple.edu

Spring Exam Schedule

The Spring 2019 Examination Schedule is available here.  This Spring, the last day of classes is Monday, April 22nd.  Exams will begin on Wednesday, April 24th and end on Monday, May 6th.  Please be aware that the exam period is very compressed and that, under our exam conflict policy, you may likely be required to take an exam every other day.

Information about exam conflicts and the Exam Conflict Form can be found here.  If you have a conflict please complete the form at this link and email it to Ms. Kathy Wilson (kilson@temple.edu) in Student Services (Barrack 103) by Monday, April 8th.

Hard copies of the schedule are available in the Student Services Office, Barrack Hall, Suite 103.

Temple Law Review – Write On Competition Information & TLR 101 Panel with ACE

The 2019 Temple Law Review Write-On Competition will take place from May 7th to May 20th. All 1Ls, 1LEs, 2Ls, 2LEs, and 3LEs are eligible to participate in the 2019 Write-On Competition. Be sure to schedule travel plans accordingly!  For more information about Temple Law Review, please visit: Temple Law Review: http://www.templelawreview.org

Informational Sessions and a Temple Law Review 101 Panel with ACE will be held on: Tuesday, March 12th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A and Wednesday, March 13th from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in K2B. In addition to detailed information concerning what the write-on process entails, Law Review members will explain what Temple Law Review is, what it does, and why it matters. A Q & A will follow the informational and panel. Food will be provided. Questions? Feel free to email Write-On Coordinator Chelsey Dawson at writeoncoord@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

Fogel Lecture

Please join us on March 21st at noon in K2B for the 2019 Fogel Lecture, “Entity Taxation in the 2017 Legislation: Process and Policy”, presented by Dana Trier.  You can RSVP and find more information here.

Ross Lecture in Litigation

Please join us on March 25th at 11:45 am in the Moot Court Room for the 2019 Ross Lecture, “The 10 year Anniversary of the NAS Report: Two Steps Forward or One Step Back?”, presented by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack.  You can RSVP and find more information here.

Workout Wednesdays – Spring Restart

Join Professor Levy and Britt Walden every Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm for Workout Wednesdays, a run, jog, or walk around campus.  Meet us on the front steps at 5 pm.  Please RSVP to britt.walden@temple.edu and check out our Facebook event/group here.  See you on Wednesdays starting March 13th!

Philadelphia Flyers Lawyers Night

See the Flyers in action v. Ottawa on March 11th at 7 pm.  Tickets are for upper and lower level.  Also a panel presentation and networking opportunity!  Register here.

Canvas Site for May and July 2019 Graduates

We have a Canvas page for all 2019 Graduates.  We will use this page to let you know of important information regarding graduation.  Please accept your invitation if you have not done so already!

Antitrust Law 2019 Spring Meeting

Join the American Bar Association at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, D.C. from March 26th to 29th for the 67th Spring Meeting of the Section of Antitrust Law where competition and consumer protection meet. Last year there were over 3300 delegates from 65 countries present.

Students are invited to attend the Spring Meeting CLE events for the nominal fee of $35, $40 or $50 (depending on membership status)! Register here

2019 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Sponsored by Notre Dame Law School, any current student may submit an essay on any legal ethics topic.  The essays that are submitted to the competition will be judged on their clarity, coherence, creativity, insight, and mastery of the rules and cases relevant to the topic.  The winning essay will receive a $2500 prize.  Submission deadline is April 26th at 5 pm.

2019 Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for a student or lawyer committed to animal law and animal welfare. The application period opened February 1st and closes May 21st.  Read more about the scholarship here and find application instructions here.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12th. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

2019 Judge John Brown Scholarship

The Judge John Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-sixth annual Brown Award, honoring excellence in legal writing. The awards range from $10,000 to the first place winner to $1000 to a finalist.  Your submission must be postmarked no later than June 3rd.

2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.  Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.  The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000.  Submission deadline is July 1st.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd; registration has closed.  The next test date is August 10th, with a $125 fee and registration deadline of June 13th. Find more information here.

Spring 2019 – Week 7

Spring Exam Schedule

The Spring 2019 Examination Schedule is available here.  This Spring, the last day of classes is Monday, April 22nd.  Exams will begin on Wednesday, April 24th and end on Monday, May 6th.  Please be aware that the exam period is very compressed and that, under our exam conflict policy, you may likely be required to take an exam every other day.

Information about exam conflicts and the Exam Conflict Form can be found here.  If you have a conflict please complete the form at this link and email it to Ms. Kathy Wilson (kilson@temple.edu) in Student Services (Barrack 103) by Monday, April 8th.

Hard copies of the schedule are available in the Student Services Office, Barrack Hall, Suite 103.

Temple Law Review – Write On Competition Information & TLR 101 Panel with ACE

The 2019 Temple Law Review Write-On Competition will take place from May 7th to May 20th. All 1Ls, 1LEs, 2Ls, 2LEs, and 3LEs are eligible to participate in the 2019 Write-On Competition. Be sure to schedule travel plans accordingly!  For more information about Temple Law Review, please visit: Temple Law Review: http://www.templelawreview.org

Informational Sessions and a Temple Law Review 101 Panel with ACE will be held on: Tuesday, March 12th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A and Wednesday, March 13th from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in K2B. In addition to detailed information concerning what the write-on process entails, Law Review members will explain what Temple Law Review is, what it does, and why it matters. A Q & A will follow the informational and panel. Food will be provided. Questions? Feel free to email Write-On Coordinator Chelsey Dawson at writeoncoord@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

ACE Sessions – Spring Semester Study Materials

Please join ACE Counselors, Prof. Shellenberger, and Mai Le for a helpful discussion on organizing, synthesizing, and creating your own study materials for the Spring semester. The section specific sessions are as follows:

Section 1 – February 26th, 12 to 1pm in K1E

Section 2 – February 27th, 12 to 1pm in K2A

Section 51 – February 27th, 5:30 to 6:20pm in K2A

Section 3 – February 28th, 12 to 1pm in K2A

Food will be served. Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

Managing Student Loans & Student Loan Repayment

This is the rescheduled date due to this week’s inclement weather. On Monday, February 25th from 12 to 1 pm in Barrack Hall, Room 205, Ann Durandetta of AccessLex Institute will discuss all of the options for federal student loan repayment, including income-driven repayment options, and the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. This program is particularly recommended for 3Ls and 4Ls approaching graduation. Lunch will be provided.

AccessLex Institute, previously known as Access Group, was founded in 1983 and is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of nearly 200 nonprofit and state-affiliated ABA-approved law schools. AccessLex Institute provides financial education resources and services for students and schools, supports research programs and data collection, drives policy advocacy, and works to promote broad access, affordability and the value of legal education.

Philadelphia Business Journal – Mentoring Monday

Mentoring Monday is a “speed coaching” event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced atmosphere to network and offer career advice, tips and guidance.  The event will be done in partnership with 43 American City Business Journals. Join us on Monday, February 25th!

Student ticket prices will be reduced to $35.  Here is a direct link to the registration site:  https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/event/163356/2019/2019-bizwomen-mentoring-monday. Please use promotional code: STUDENT 2019.

Cozen O’Connor 1L Wellness Events

Cozen O’Connor has planned the following health and wellness events for Cozen attorneys and area 1L law students: Flywheel Sports & Amino Juice on February 27th from 4:45 to 6:00 pm at 1521 Locust Street and Maha Yoga & DIY Trail Mix on  March 19th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at 1700 Sansom Street.

To RSVP for either (or both) events, please email PHarrinarine@cozen.com. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot!

Camden County Bar Foundation Scholarships

The Camden County Bar Foundation has scholarship opportunities.  The application deadline is February 28th.  Please apply here under scholarships.

Queer Connect

Join us on Thursday, February 28th in the Women’s Studies Lounge, 821 Anderson Hall from 11 am to 1 pm for Queer Connect  This is an event for all LGBTQIA+ students and allies that are interested in casually connecting with companies to build their network while learning about a variety of skills for navigating the workforce as a queer person and marketing their transferable skills. Light refreshments will be served.

2019 Patent Law Interview Program 

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. This summer’s patent law program will be on July 25th and 26th.

You should have received an email from the Office of Career Services regarding this nationwide program with more detailed information. Online student registration will begin on Tuesday, February 5th and close on Thursday, February 28th.  Students can register here and learn more about the program through their website. Questions? Contact Andrew Prinzivalli at andrew.prinzivalli@temple.edu.

Corporate Legal Operations Consortium Scholarship

CLOC’s annual scholarship program is open through February 28th. CLOC’s scholarship will be awarded to up to 10 promising candidates interested in legal operations, technology, and the evolution of legal service delivery models. The scholarship is a one time, $6,000 award that can be applied towards tuition and fees of a J.D., MBA, or other relevant graduate program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Tom Davidson at tom.davidson@cloc.org.

Important Financial Aid Information

Application for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Summer 2019 Class Session, and Summer Work Study Grants – DUE 3/1/2019

Now is the time to begin the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. The financial aid application process is entirely online. To apply you must submit the following by March 1, 2019.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to sign in using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. When you log on the FAFSA Renewal button will display if you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to file a FAFSA Renewal. Click FAFSA Renewal if you would like your 2019-2020 FAFSA information to be pre-filled with basic information from your 2018-2019 FAFSA record. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will request your 2017 federal tax return information. Please make sure that you list our school code, 003371, so that we can have access to your FAFSA record.
  2. 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and Summer Work Study Request which is available online at  http://www4.law.temple.edu/financialaidrequests. Please select the application for Returning Students, even if this is your first time applying for financial aid.

Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan borrowers for 2019-2020 academic year:

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and you already borrowed a Federal Direct Loan for the current academic year, you only need to indicate the amount of loan funds you would like to borrow on the Loan Request section of the online Law School Financial Aid Request Form.  You are not required to submit a new electronic Master Promissory Note or complete a new online entrance interview.  If you will be a new borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and have received a Graduate PLUS loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will still be required to complete a new application for credit on the Direct Loan website, www.studentloans.gov, but you will not be required to submit a new Master Promissory Note or online entrance interview. Because the Graduate PLUS credit approval is only valid for 180 days, it is best that you wait to complete the Graduate PLUS loan application until after May 1st.  We will send an email reminder in early May letting you know when it is time to complete the application process. If you will be a new Direct Graduate PLUS loan borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

Summer Work Study:

If you plan to apply for summer work study you need to complete the Summer Work Study Request section of the 2019-2020 Temple  Law School Financial Aid Application. All students who anticipate they will need summer work study should be sure to read the information posted on the law school website at: http://www.law.temple.edu/Pages/Current_Students/Current_Work_Study.aspx .

Summer Financial Aid Options:

Students who need to borrow student loans to attend classes over the summer, either through a study abroad program, the DC Summer Program, or here on Main Campus will need to set up an appointment to discuss the student loan options available for the summer and to authorize the summer financial aid package.  In addition to filing the 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and 2019-2020 FAFSA, students who need aid for the summer must also complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application.  Please review the Summer Financial Aid Options on the Law School website for detailed information about summer financial aid process and requirements.  You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment once you have completed all of the required forms. Summer financial aid appointments will start on March 6th and continue throughout the spring semester.

Questions:

Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Also, please remember that the Law School has its own Financial Aid Office which handles all financial aid and billing questions for law students.  Many university communications will direct students to contact the University Student Financial Services (SFS) with questions, but as a law student you should always contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with your questions.  We are located in Barrack Hall, Suite 101.  The phone number is 215-204-8943 and the email address is lwfinaid@temple.edu

Workout Wednesdays – Spring Restart

Join Professor Levy and Britt Walden every Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm for Workout Wednesdays, a run, jog, or walk around campus.  Meet us on the front steps at 5 pm.  Please RSVP to britt.walden@temple.edu and check out our Facebook event/group here.  See you on Wednesdays starting March 13th!

Canvas Site for May and July 2019 Graduates

We have a Canvas page for all 2019 Graduates.  We will use this page to let you know of important information regarding graduation.  Please accept your invitation if you have not done so already!

Fogel Lecture

Please join us on March 21st at noon in K2B for the 2019 Fogel Lecture, “Entity Taxation in the 2017 Legislation: Process and Policy”, presented by Dana Trier.  You can RSVP and find more information here.

Ross Lecture in Litigation

Please join us on March 25th at 11:45 am in the Moot Court Room for the 2019 Ross Lecture, “The 10 year Anniversary of the NAS Report: Two Steps Forward or One Step Back?”, presented by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack.  You can RSVP and find more information here.

Antitrust Law 2019 Spring Meeting

Join the American Bar Association at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, D.C. from March 26th to 29th for the 67th Spring Meeting of the Section of Antitrust Law where competition and consumer protection meet. Last year there were over 3300 delegates from 65 countries present.

Students are invited to attend the Spring Meeting CLE events for the nominal fee of $35, $40 or $50 (depending on membership status)! Register here

2019 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Sponsored by Notre Dame Law School, any current student may submit an essay on any legal ethics topic.  The essays that are submitted to the competition will be judged on their clarity, coherence, creativity, insight, and mastery of the rules and cases relevant to the topic.  The winning essay will receive a $2500 prize.  Submission deadline is April 26th at 5 pm.

2019 Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for a student or lawyer committed to animal law and animal welfare. The application period opened February 1st and closes May 21st.  Read more about the scholarship here and find application instructions here.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12th. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.  Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.  The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000.  Submission deadline is July 1st.

Sheller Center Talk with Nicole Ramos ’07

On Monday, March 18th at 12 pm in K2B, come hear Nicole Ramos, TLS ’07, a lawyer at Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, talk about the asylum crisis at our southwest border and the situation of asylum-seeking families.  Dean Ramji-Nogales will moderate. You can learn more about Nicole here.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Philadelphia Flyers Lawyers Night

See the Flyers in action v. Ottawa on March 11th at 7 pm.  Tickets are for upper and lower level.  Also a panel presentation and networking opportunity!  Register here.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd; registration has closed.  The next test date is August 10th, with a $125 fee and registration deadline of June 13th. Find more information here.

Spring 2019 – Week 6

Spring Exam Schedule

The Spring 2019 Examination Schedule is available here.  This Spring, the last day of classes is Monday, April 22nd.  Exams will begin on Wednesday, April 24th and end on Monday, May 6th.  Please be aware that the exam period is very compressed and that, under our exam conflict policy, you may likely be required to take an exam every other day.

Information about exam conflicts and the Exam Conflict Form can be found here.  If you have a conflict please complete the form at this link and email it to Ms. Kathy Wilson (kilson@temple.edu) in Student Services (Barrack 103) by Monday, April 8th.

Hard copies of the schedule are available in the Student Services Office, Barrack Hall, Suite 103.

Temple Law Review – Write On Competition Information

The 2019 Temple Law Review Write-On Competition will take place from May 7th – May 20th. All 1Ls, 1LEs, 2Ls, 2Les, and 3Les are eligible to participate in the 2019 Write-On Competition. Be sure to schedule travel plans accordingly!  For more information about Temple Law Review, please visit: Temple Law Review: http://www.templelawreview.org

Informational Meetings will be held on:

Wednesday, March 13th at 5:15 (Evening Session)

Wednesday, March 20th at 12:00 (Day Session).

Questions? Feel free to email Write-On Coordinator Chelsey Dawson at writeoncoord@gmail.com.

Skadden Fellowship Foundation Information Session

Attend a lunchtime presentation with Susan Butler Plum and Kathleen Rubenstein of the Skadden Foundation on February 19th from 12 to 1 pm at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Tanenbaum 142. This event is designed for law students of all years who are interested in learning more about the Skadden Fellowship application process, selection process, and program. Visit the Skadden Foundation website for more information about this two-year funded public interest fellowship. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP here.

Temple Law Review 101 with ACE

Please join ACE and members of the Temple Law Review Volume 92 for Temple Law Review 101. This session will have a panel of Law Review members explain what Temple Law Review is, what it does, and why it matters. A Q&A will follow the panel questions. Two sessions will be held on February 20th, in K2A from 12 to 1 pm and the Moot Court Room from 5:15 to 6:15 pm. Questions? Contact Chelsey Dawson at writeoncoord@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

Equal Justice Works: Public Interest Information Session

Join Equal Justice Works on February 21st from 12 to 1 pm in K1D for this unique public interest event and learn more about:

*  Postgraduate Fellowships
*  Summer & Part-Time Internships
*  Managing Student Debt
*  Leadership & Advocacy Opportunities
*  Educational Awards for Public Service

On Campus Interviewing: Round 2

Round 2 Spring 2019 On-Campus Interviews (OCI) will take place from 2/22 through 3/29. You may submit your applications to participating firms and other employers on the CPM by going to https://law-temple.12twenty.com/. Please complete your applications for Round 2 of OCI by 12 pm on February 15th.

Student Health Insurance Open Enrollment

If you do not have health insurance, you have the option of enrolling in one of Temple University’s school-sponsored plans during the open enrollment period. The last day to enroll is February 15th.

If you enrolled during the Fall semester of 2018, you do not need to take any action.  Your coverage will continue through August 31, 2019. You MUST re-enroll in the Fall of 2019 to have coverage for the 2019-2020 academic year.

FDCC Foundation Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship

The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel is committed to full participation and inclusion of diverse professionals in our organization and the legal profession as part of our core values of diversity and inclusion.  Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive $5,000 academic scholarship to the law school of their choice.  Interested students can review the eligibility criteria, program description, and apply here by February 15th.

Time Management Help Desk

Need some guidance scheduling class/homework/free time?  Stop by the Time Management Help Desk on February 19th from 11 am to 1 pm and 5 to 6 pm.  First 20 students get a free calendar!

Managing Student Loans & Student Loan Repayment

On Wednesday, February 20th from 12 to 1 pm in Barrack Hall, Room 205, Ann Durandetta of AccessLex Institute will discuss all of the options for federal student loan repayment, including income-driven repayment options, and the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. This program is particularly recommended for 3Ls and 4Ls approaching graduation. Lunch will be provided.

AccessLex Institute, previously known as Access Group, was founded in 1983 and is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of nearly 200 nonprofit and state-affiliated ABA-approved law schools. AccessLex Institute provides financial education resources and services for students and schools, supports research programs and data collection, drives policy advocacy, and works to promote broad access, affordability and the value of legal education.

ACE Sessions – Spring Semester Study Materials

Please join ACE Counselors, Prof. Shellenberger, and Mai Le for a helpful discussion on organizing, synthesizing, and creating your own study materials for the Spring semester. The section specific sessions are as follows:

Section 1 – February 26th, 12 to 1pm in K1E

Section 2 – February 27th, 12 to 1pm in K2A

Section 51 – February 27th, 5:30 to 6:20pm in K2A

Section 3 – February 28th, 12 to 1pm in K2A

Food will be served. Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

Important Financial Aid Information

Application for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Summer 2019 Class Session, and Summer Work Study Grants – DUE 3/1/2019

Now is the time to begin the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. The financial aid application process is entirely online. To apply you must submit the following by March 1, 2019.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to sign in using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. When you log on the FAFSA Renewal button will display if you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to file a FAFSA Renewal. Click FAFSA Renewal if you would like your 2019-2020 FAFSA information to be pre-filled with basic information from your 2018-2019 FAFSA record. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will request your 2017 federal tax return information. Please make sure that you list our school code, 003371, so that we can have access to your FAFSA record.
  2. 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and Summer Work Study Request which is available online at  http://www4.law.temple.edu/financialaidrequests. Please select the application for Returning Students, even if this is your first time applying for financial aid.

Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan borrowers for 2019-2020 academic year:

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and you already borrowed a Federal Direct Loan for the current academic year, you only need to indicate the amount of loan funds you would like to borrow on the Loan Request section of the online Law School Financial Aid Request Form.  You are not required to submit a new electronic Master Promissory Note or complete a new online entrance interview.  If you will be a new borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and have received a Graduate PLUS loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will still be required to complete a new application for credit on the Direct Loan website, www.studentloans.gov, but you will not be required to submit a new Master Promissory Note or online entrance interview. Because the Graduate PLUS credit approval is only valid for 180 days, it is best that you wait to complete the Graduate PLUS loan application until after May 1st.  We will send an email reminder in early May letting you know when it is time to complete the application process. If you will be a new Direct Graduate PLUS loan borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

Summer Work Study:

If you plan to apply for summer work study you need to complete the Summer Work Study Request section of the 2019-2020 Temple  Law School Financial Aid Application. All students who anticipate they will need summer work study should be sure to read the information posted on the law school website at: http://www.law.temple.edu/Pages/Current_Students/Current_Work_Study.aspx .

Summer Financial Aid Options:

Students who need to borrow student loans to attend classes over the summer, either through a study abroad program, the DC Summer Program, or here on Main Campus will need to set up an appointment to discuss the student loan options available for the summer and to authorize the summer financial aid package.  In addition to filing the 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and 2019-2020 FAFSA, students who need aid for the summer must also complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application.  Please review the Summer Financial Aid Options on the Law School website for detailed information about summer financial aid process and requirements.  You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment once you have completed all of the required forms. Summer financial aid appointments will start on March 6th and continue throughout the spring semester.

Questions:

Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Also, please remember that the Law School has its own Financial Aid Office which handles all financial aid and billing questions for law students.  Many university communications will direct students to contact the University Student Financial Services (SFS) with questions, but as a law student you should always contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with your questions.  We are located in Barrack Hall, Suite 101.  The phone number is 215-204-8943 and the email address is lwfinaid@temple.edu

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program that makes annual monetary awards to qualified, outstanding graduating African-American female law students.  Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive two separate categories of monetary awards (bar application and preparation and employment incentive) for a total of $10,000.  Interested students can review the eligibility criteria, program description, and apply here by February 16th.

Liberty and Law Essay Contest

 

The Liberty & Law Center at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and the Federalist Society invite you to write an up to 2000-word essay on the topic: How to promote a culture of open debate and tolerance for ideological diversity at universities in general, or at law schools specifically. This competition is open to first-year students (1Ls) nationwide enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school as a J.D. candidate. The first-place prize is $2000 and the essay will be posted on the Federalist Society website and the Liberty & Law Center website with the potential for additional publication. There will also be $500 prizes for two runners-up. The essays will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of legal academics and professionals. The deadline for submissions is February 18th at 8:00 pm EST. For more information on the Liberty & Law Center, visit libertycenter.gmu.edu.

Workout Wednesdays

Join Professor Levy and Britt Walden every Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm for Workout Wednesdays, a run, jog, or walk around campus.  Meet us on the front steps at 5 pm.  Please RSVP to britt.walden@temple.edu and check out our Facebook event/group here.  See you on Wednesdays!

Canvas Site for May and July 2019 Graduates

We have a Canvas page for all 2019 Graduates.  We will use this page to let you know of important information regarding graduation.  Please accept your invitation if you have not done so already!

Camden County Bar Foundation Scholarships

The Camden County Bar Foundation has scholarship opportunities.  The application deadline is February 28th.  Please apply here under scholarships.

Queer Connect

Join us on Thursday, February 28th in the Women’s Studies Lounge, 821 Anderson Hall from 11 am to 1 pm for Queer Connect  This is an event for all LGBTQIA+ students and allies that are interested in casually connecting with companies to build their network while learning about a variety of skills for navigating the workforce as a queer person and marketing their transferable skills. Light refreshments will be served.

2019 Patent Law Interview Program 

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. This summer’s patent law program will be on July 25th and 26th.

You should have received an email from the Office of Career Services regarding this nationwide program with more detailed information. Online student registration will begin on Tuesday, February 5th and close on Thursday, February 28th.  Students can register here and learn more about the program through their website. Questions? Contact Andrew Prinzivalli at andrew.prinzivalli@temple.edu.

2019 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Sponsored by Notre Dame Law School, any current student may submit an essay on any legal ethics topic.  The essays that are submitted to the competition will be judged on their clarity, coherence, creativity, insight, and mastery of the rules and cases relevant to the topic.  The winning essay will receive a $2500 prize.  Submission deadline is April 26th at 5 pm.

2019 Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for a student or lawyer committed to animal law and animal welfare. The application period opened February 1st and closes May 21st.  Read more about the scholarship here and find application instructions here.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12th. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.  Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.  The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000.  Submission deadline is July 1st.

Corporate Legal Operations Consortium Scholarship

CLOC’s annual scholarship program is open through February 28th. CLOC’s scholarship will be awarded to up to 10 promising candidates interested in legal operations, technology, and the evolution of legal service delivery models. The scholarship is a one time, $6,000 award that can be applied towards tuition and fees of a J.D., MBA, or other relevant graduate program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Tom Davidson at tom.davidson@cloc.org.

Philadelphia Business Journal – Mentoring Monday

Mentoring Monday is a “speed coaching” event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced atmosphere to network and offer career advice, tips and guidance.  The event will be done in partnership with 43 American City Business Journals. Join us on Monday, February 25th!

Student ticket prices will be reduced to $35.  Here is a direct link to the registration site:  https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/event/163356/2019/2019-bizwomen-mentoring-monday. Please use promotional code: STUDENT 2019.

Sheller Center Talk with Nicole Ramos ’07

On Monday, March 18th at 12 pm in K2B, come hear Nicole Ramos, TLS ’07, a lawyer at Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, talk about the asylum crisis at our southwest border and the situation of asylum-seeking families.  Dean Ramji-Nogales will moderate. You can learn more about Nicole here.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Philadelphia Flyers Lawyers Night

See the Flyers in action v. Ottawa on March 11th at 7 pm.  Tickets are for upper and lower level.  Also a panel presentation and networking opportunity!  Register here.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd; registration has closed.  The next test date is August 10th, with a $125 fee and registration deadline of June 13th. Find more information here.

Spring 2019 – Week 5

Spring Exam Schedule

The Spring 2019 Examination Schedule is now available here.  This Spring, the last day of classes is Monday, April 22nd.  Exams will begin on Wednesday, April 24th and end on Monday, May 6th.  Please be aware that the exam period is very compressed and that, under our exam conflict policy, you may likely be required to take an exam every other day.

Information about exam conflicts and the Exam Conflict Form can be found here.  If you have a conflict please complete the form at this link and email it to Ms. Kathy Wilson (kilson@temple.edu) in Student Services (Barrack 103) by Monday, April 8th.

Hard copies of the schedule are available in the Student Services Office, Barrack Hall, Suite 103.

May 2019 Graduates – Important Step – Name Confirmation Extended to February 8th

All students who are graduating in May should check the spelling of their name by today, Friday, February 8th.  Please log into TUPortal, click Self-Service Banner, Student Tab, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.  You should check the spelling of your name carefully.  This is how it will appear in the Commencement Book and on your diploma.  Questions?  Contact Laura Frisby-Selby at lfrisby@temple.edu.

AGC Professional Development Academy

Today, Friday, February 8th from 1 to 5 pm on the 3rd floor of Barrack Hall, the AGC will have a Professional Development Academy with mock interviews, microaggression workshops, resume critiques, and networking.  This event is open to all and is not just meant for 1Ls! RSVP via the Google Form here.

PMC’s Law Student Writing Competition

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Law Student Writing Competition deadline is today! Send your submission to writingcontest@pmconline.org by Friday, February 8th for a chance to win $5,000!

Canvas Site for May and July 2019 Graduates

We now have a Canvas page for all 2019 Graduates.  We will use this page to let you know of important information regarding graduation.  You should have received an invite and we ask that you please accept it.

On Campus Interviewing: Round 2

The Office of Career Services is excited to announce that the application period for Round 2 of Spring 2019 On-Campus Interviews (OCI) is now open. Round 2 interviews will take place from 2/22 through 3/29. You may submit your applications to participating firms and other employers on the CPM. In order to apply, please do the following: Go to: https://law-temple.12twenty.com/

The deadlines to complete your applications for Round 2 of OCI are: 11:30 pm on Monday, February 11th for Kulzer & DiPadova and 12 pm on Friday, February 15th for all other employers. 

Meet and Greet with the Honorable Matthew Weintraub           

 

Join the Office of Career Services and the Honorable Matthew Weintraub, District Attorney of Bucks County, on February 11th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A. DA Weintraub is a Temple Law alumni who has enjoyed a successful career as a prosecutor. For any students interested in criminal law and/or criminal justice, this is a can’t miss opportunity. DA Weintraub will be answering questions from students, so be prepared! It can’t hurt to bring a copy of your resume, either! Pizza and soda will be served. Register for the event on CPM.

Student Health Insurance Open Enrollment

If you do not have health insurance, you have the option of enrolling in one of Temple University’s school-sponsored plans during the open enrollment period. The last day to enroll is Friday, February 15th.

If you enrolled during the Fall semester of 2018, you do not need to take any action.  Your coverage will continue through August 31, 2019. You MUST re-enroll in the Fall of 2019 to have coverage for the 2019-2020 academic year.

FDCC Foundation Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship

The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel is committed to full participation and inclusion of diverse professionals in our organization and the legal profession as part of our core values of diversity and inclusion.  Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive $5,000 academic scholarship to the law school of their choice.  Interested students can review the eligibility criteria, program description, and apply here by February 15th.

Time Management Help Desk

Need some guidance scheduling class/homework/free time?  Stop by the Time Management Help Desk on Tuesday, February 19th from 11 am to 1 pm and 5 to 6 pm.  First 20 students get a free calendar!

Managing Student Loans & Student Loan Repayment

On Wednesday, February 20th from 12 to 1 pm in Barrack Hall, Room 205, Ann Durandetta of AccessLex Institute will discuss all of the options for federal student loan repayment, including income-driven repayment options, and the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. This program is particularly recommended for 3Ls and 4Ls approaching graduation. Lunch will be provided.

AccessLex Institute, previously known as Access Group, was founded in 1983 and is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of nearly 200 nonprofit and state-affiliated ABA-approved law schools. AccessLex Institute provides financial education resources and services for students and schools, supports research programs and data collection, drives policy advocacy, and works to promote broad access, affordability and the value of legal education.

Important Financial Aid Information

Application for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Summer 2019 Class Session, and Summer Work Study Grants – DUE 3/1/2019

Now is the time to begin the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. The financial aid application process is entirely online. To apply you must submit the following by March 1, 2019.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to sign in using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. When you log on the FAFSA Renewal button will display if you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to file a FAFSA Renewal. Click FAFSA Renewal if you would like your 2019-2020 FAFSA information to be pre-filled with basic information from your 2018-2019 FAFSA record. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will request your 2017 federal tax return information. Please make sure that you list our school code, 003371, so that we can have access to your FAFSA record.
  2. 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and Summer Work Study Request which is available online at  http://www4.law.temple.edu/financialaidrequests. Please select the application for Returning Students, even if this is your first time applying for financial aid.

Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan borrowers for 2019-2020 academic year:

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and you already borrowed a Federal Direct Loan for the current academic year, you only need to indicate the amount of loan funds you would like to borrow on the Loan Request section of the online Law School Financial Aid Request Form.  You are not required to submit a new electronic Master Promissory Note or complete a new online entrance interview.  If you will be a new borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and have received a Graduate PLUS loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will still be required to complete a new application for credit on the Direct Loan website, www.studentloans.gov, but you will not be required to submit a new Master Promissory Note or online entrance interview. Because the Graduate PLUS credit approval is only valid for 180 days, it is best that you wait to complete the Graduate PLUS loan application until after May 1st.  We will send an email reminder in early May letting you know when it is time to complete the application process. If you will be a new Direct Graduate PLUS loan borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

Summer Work Study:

If you plan to apply for summer work study you need to complete the Summer Work Study Request section of the 2019-2020 Temple  Law School Financial Aid Application. All students who anticipate they will need summer work study should be sure to read the information posted on the law school website at: http://www.law.temple.edu/Pages/Current_Students/Current_Work_Study.aspx .

Summer Financial Aid Options:

Students who need to borrow student loans to attend classes over the summer, either through a study abroad program, the DC Summer Program, or here on Main Campus will need to set up an appointment to discuss the student loan options available for the summer and to authorize the summer financial aid package.  In addition to filing the 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and 2019-2020 FAFSA, students who need aid for the summer must also complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application.  Please review the Summer Financial Aid Options on the Law School website for detailed information about summer financial aid process and requirements.  You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment once you have completed all of the required forms. Summer financial aid appointments will start on March 6th and continue throughout the spring semester.

Questions:

Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Also, please remember that the Law School has its own Financial Aid Office which handles all financial aid and billing questions for law students.  Many university communications will direct students to contact the University Student Financial Services (SFS) with questions, but as a law student you should always contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with your questions.  We are located in Barrack Hall, Suite 101.  The phone number is 215-204-8943 and the email address is lwfinaid@temple.edu

Workout Wednesdays

Join Professor Levy and Britt Walden every Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm for Workout Wednesdays (formerly TLaw Run/Walks), a run, jog, or walk around campus.  Meet us on the front steps at 5 pm.  Please RSVP to britt.walden@temple.edu and check out our Facebook event/group here.  See you on Wednesdays starting February 13th!

Queer Connect

Join us on Thursday, February 28th in the Women’s Studies Lounge, 821 Anderson Hall from 11 am to 1 pm for Queer Connect  This is an event for all LGBTQIA+ students and allies that are interested in casually connecting with companies to build their network while learning about a variety of skills for navigating the workforce as a queer person and marketing their transferable skills. Light refreshments will be served.

2019 Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for a student or lawyer committed to animal law and animal welfare. The application period opens February 1st and closes May 21st.  Read more about the scholarship here and find application instructions here.

Temple Law School Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 12th, 11 am to 4 pm.  Make an appointment online:  Sign Up!

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program that makes annual monetary awards to qualified, outstanding graduating African-American female law students.  Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive two separate categories of monetary awards (bar application and preparation and employment incentive) for a total of $10,000.  Interested students can review the eligibility criteria, program description, and apply here by February 16th.

Liberty and Law Essay Contest

 

The Liberty & Law Center at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and the Federalist Society invite you to write an up to 2000-word essay on the topic: How to promote a culture of open debate and tolerance for ideological diversity at universities in general, or at law schools specifically. This competition is open to first-year students (1Ls) nationwide enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school as a J.D. candidate. The first-place prize is $2000 and the essay will be posted on the Federalist Society website and the Liberty & Law Center website with the potential for additional publication. There will also be $500 prizes for two runners-up. The essays will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of legal academics and professionals. The deadline for submissions is February 18th at 8:00 pm EST. For more information on the Liberty & Law Center, visit libertycenter.gmu.edu.

Corporate Legal Operations Consortium Scholarship

CLOC’s annual scholarship program is open through February 28th. CLOC’s scholarship will be awarded to up to 10 promising candidates interested in legal operations, technology, and the evolution of legal service delivery models. The scholarship is a one time, $6,000 award that can be applied towards tuition and fees of a J.D., MBA, or other relevant graduate program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Tom Davidson at tom.davidson@cloc.org.

Philadelphia Business Journal – Mentoring Monday

Mentoring Monday is a “speed coaching” event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced atmosphere to network and offer career advice, tips and guidance.  The event will be done in partnership with 43 American City Business Journals. Join us on Monday, February 25th!

Student ticket prices will be reduced to $35.  Here is a direct link to the registration site:  https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/event/163356/2019/2019-bizwomen-mentoring-monday. Please use promotional code: STUDENT 2019.

Philadelphia Flyers Lawyers Night

See the Flyers in action v. Ottawa on March 11th at 7 pm.  Tickets are for upper and lower level.  Also a panel presentation and networking opportunity!  Register here.

Sheller Center Talk with Nicole Ramos ’07

On Monday, March 18th at 12 pm in K2B, come hear Nicole Ramos, TLS ’07, a lawyer at Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, talk about the asylum crisis at our southwest border and the situation of asylum-seeking families.  Dean Ramji-Nogales will moderate. You can learn more about Nicole here.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12, 2019. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

2019 Patent Law Interview Program 

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. This summer’s patent law program will be on July 25th and 26th.

You should have received an email from the Office of Career Services regarding this nationwide program with more detailed information. Online student registration will begin on Tuesday, February 5th and close on Thursday, February 28th.  Students can register here and learn more about the program through their website. Questions? Contact Andrew Prinzivalli at andrew.prinzivalli@temple.edu.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar – New Procedure

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd; registration has closed.  The next test date is August 10th, with a $125 fee and registration deadline of June 13th. Find more information here.

Spring 2019 – Week 4

All May and July 2019 Graduates

Friday, February 1st is the last day to register for graduation.

Also be mindful about carefully checking the spelling of your name. Please log onto TUPortal, click Self-Service Banner, Student Tab, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.  How your name appears in the Portal is how it will appear in the Commencement Book and on your diploma.  Questions?  Contact Kathy Wilson at kilson@temple.edu.

Spring OCI Round 1 Starts Next Week

 

OCI employers will be on campus next week in the Office of Career Services. Remember to be 15 minutes early for any scheduled interview. If you did not apply for any employers in the first round of Spring OCI, look out for additional emails and deadlines from the Office of Career Services in the coming weeks. Good luck!

Managing Student Loans & Student Loan Repayment

On Wednesday, February 20th from 12 to 1 pm in Barrack Hall, Room 205, Ann Durandetta of AccessLex Institute will discuss all of the options for federal student loan repayment, including income-driven repayment options, and the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. This program is particularly recommended for 3Ls and 4Ls approaching graduation. Lunch will be provided.

AccessLex Institute, previously known as Access Group, was founded in 1983 and is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of nearly 200 nonprofit and state-affiliated ABA-approved law schools. AccessLex Institute provides financial education resources and services for students and schools, supports research programs and data collection, drives policy advocacy, and works to promote broad access, affordability and the value of legal education.

Tip of the Week – Timebox It

Don’t Just Have a To-Do List – Timebox it.  The only thing worse than having a long to-do list is not knowing how you’re going to get everything done.  Timeboxing can help:  It’s a way of converting your to-do list into blocks of time on your calendar, so you have to plan for what to do and when.  Start by looking at your to-do list and figuring out each task’s deadlines and the amount of time it would take to complete the task.  Schedule the time just as you would a class or meeting.  The biggest advantage of timeboxing might be that if gives you a feeling of control over your calendar – which can help you feel happier at work!

Important Financial Aid Information

Application for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Summer 2019 Class Session, and Summer Work Study Grants – DUE 3/1/2019

Now is the time to begin the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. The financial aid application process is entirely online. To apply you must submit the following by March 1, 2019.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to sign in using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. When you log on the FAFSA Renewal button will display if you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to file a FAFSA Renewal. Click FAFSA Renewal if you would like your 2019-2020 FAFSA information to be pre-filled with basic information from your 2018-2019 FAFSA record. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will request your 2017 federal tax return information. Please make sure that you list our school code, 003371, so that we can have access to your FAFSA record.
  2. 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and Summer Work Study Request which is available online at  http://www4.law.temple.edu/financialaidrequests. Please select the application for Returning Students, even if this is your first time applying for financial aid.

Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan borrowers for 2019-2020 academic year:

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and you already borrowed a Federal Direct Loan for the current academic year, you only need to indicate the amount of loan funds you would like to borrow on the Loan Request section of the online Law School Financial Aid Request Form.  You are not required to submit a new electronic Master Promissory Note or complete a new online entrance interview.  If you will be a new borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and have received a Graduate PLUS loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will still be required to complete a new application for credit on the Direct Loan website, www.studentloans.gov, but you will not be required to submit a new Master Promissory Note or online entrance interview. Because the Graduate PLUS credit approval is only valid for 180 days, it is best that you wait to complete the Graduate PLUS loan application until after May 1st.  We will send an email reminder in early May letting you know when it is time to complete the application process. If you will be a new Direct Graduate PLUS loan borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

Summer Work Study:

If you plan to apply for summer work study you need to complete the Summer Work Study Request section of the 2019-2020 Temple  Law School Financial Aid Application. All students who anticipate they will need summer work study should be sure to read the information posted on the law school website at: http://www.law.temple.edu/Pages/Current_Students/Current_Work_Study.aspx .

Summer Financial Aid Options:

Students who need to borrow student loans to attend classes over the summer, either through a study abroad program, the DC Summer Program, or here on Main Campus will need to set up an appointment to discuss the student loan options available for the summer and to authorize the summer financial aid package.  In addition to filing the 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and 2019-2020 FAFSA, students who need aid for the summer must also complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application.  Please review the Summer Financial Aid Options on the Law School website for detailed information about summer financial aid process and requirements.  You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment once you have completed all of the required forms. Summer financial aid appointments will start on March 6th and continue throughout the spring semester.

Questions:

Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Also, please remember that the Law School has its own Financial Aid Office which handles all financial aid and billing questions for law students.  Many university communications will direct students to contact the University Student Financial Services (SFS) with questions, but as a law student you should always contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with your questions.  We are located in Barrack Hall, Suite 101.  The phone number is 215-204-8943 and the email address is lwfinaid@temple.edu

PABOLE Temple Law Visit

We are delighted to let you know that the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will visit the law school on February 6th at 12 pm in K2A and 5 pm in K1D. This event will be live-streamed so that all can participate.  The PABOLE will discuss the Pennsylvania Bar Exam and the admissions process.  This is a helpful presentation that includes information about the character and fitness process and we hope you will attend.  Questions?  Please contact jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

AGC Professional Development Academy

On Friday, February 8th from 1 to 5 pm on the 3rd floor of Barrack Hall, the AGC will have a Professional Development Academy with mock interviews, microaggression workshops, resume critiques, and networking.  This event is open to all and is not just meant for 1Ls! RSVP via the Google Form here.

PMC’s Law Student Writing Competition

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Law Student Writing Competition deadline is quickly approaching. Send your submission to writingcontest@pmconline.org by Friday, February 8th for a chance to win $5,000!

2019 Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for a student or lawyer committed to animal law and animal welfare. The application period opens February 1st and closes May 21st.  Read more about the scholarship here and find application instructions here.

Library Information Session 

Introduction to Foreign Comparative & International Law Research – Tuesday, February 5th, 12 pm in K6A. An overview of researching a variety of foreign, comparative, and international law topics.

Temple Law School Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 12th, 11 am to 4 pm.  Make an appointment online:  Sign Up!

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program that makes annual monetary awards to qualified, outstanding graduating African-American female law students.  Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive two separate categories of monetary awards (bar application and preparation and employment incentive) for a total of $10,000.  Interested students can review the eligibility criteria, program description, and apply here by February 16th.

Liberty and Law Essay Contest

 

The Liberty & Law Center at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and the Federalist Society invite you to write an up to 2000-word essay on the topic: How to promote a culture of open debate and tolerance for ideological diversity at universities in general, or at law schools specifically. This competition is open to first-year students (1Ls) nationwide enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school as a J.D. candidate. The first-place prize is $2000 and the essay will be posted on the Federalist Society website and the Liberty & Law Center website with the potential for additional publication. There will also be $500 prizes for two runners-up. The essays will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of legal academics and professionals. The deadline for submissions is February 18th at 8:00 pm EST. For more information on the Liberty & Law Center, visit libertycenter.gmu.edu.

Corporate Legal Operations Consortium Scholarship

CLOC’s annual scholarship program is open through February 28th. CLOC’s scholarship will be awarded to up to 10 promising candidates interested in legal operations, technology, and the evolution of legal service delivery models. The scholarship is a one time, $6,000 award that can be applied towards tuition and fees of a J.D., MBA, or other relevant graduate program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Tom Davidson at tom.davidson@cloc.org.

Philadelphia Business Journal – Mentoring Monday

Mentoring Monday is a “speed coaching” event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced atmosphere to network and offer career advice, tips and guidance.  The event will be done in partnership with 43 American City Business Journals. Join us on Monday, February 25th!

Student ticket prices will be reduced to $35.  Here is a direct link to the registration site:  https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/event/163356/2019/2019-bizwomen-mentoring-monday. Please use promotional code: STUDENT 2019.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12, 2019. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar – New Procedure

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd.  The late registration deadline for the March test date is today, January 31st with a late fee of $220. The next test date is August 10th. Find more information here.

Spring 2019 – Week 3

Important Financial Aid Information

Application for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Summer 2019 Class Session, and Summer Work Study Grants – DUE 3/1/2019

Now is the time to begin the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. The financial aid application process is entirely online. To apply you must submit the following by March 1, 2019.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to sign in using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. When you log on the FAFSA Renewal button will display if you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to file a FAFSA Renewal. Click FAFSA Renewal if you would like your 2019-2020 FAFSA information to be pre-filled with basic information from your 2018-2019 FAFSA record. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will request your 2017 federal tax return information. Please make sure that you list our school code, 003371, so that we can have access to your FAFSA record.
  2. 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and Summer Work Study Request which is available online at  http://www4.law.temple.edu/financialaidrequests. Please select the application for Returning Students, even if this is your first time applying for financial aid.

Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan borrowers for 2019-2020 academic year:

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and you already borrowed a Federal Direct Loan for the current academic year, you only need to indicate the amount of loan funds you would like to borrow on the Loan Request section of the online Law School Financial Aid Request Form.  You are not required to submit a new electronic Master Promissory Note or complete a new online entrance interview.  If you will be a new borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and have received a Graduate PLUS loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will still be required to complete a new application for credit on the Direct Loan website, www.studentloans.gov, but you will not be required to submit a new Master Promissory Note or online entrance interview. Because the Graduate PLUS credit approval is only valid for 180 days, it is best that you wait to complete the Graduate PLUS loan application until after May 1st.  We will send an email reminder in early May letting you know when it is time to complete the application process. If you will be a new Direct Graduate PLUS loan borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

Summer Work Study:

If you plan to apply for summer work study you need to complete the Summer Work Study Request section of the 2019-2020 Temple  Law School Financial Aid Application. All students who anticipate they will need summer work study should be sure to read the information posted on the law school website at: http://www.law.temple.edu/Pages/Current_Students/Current_Work_Study.aspx .

Summer Financial Aid Options:

Students who need to borrow student loans to attend classes over the summer, either through a study abroad program, the DC Summer Program, or here on Main Campus will need to set up an appointment to discuss the student loan options available for the summer and to authorize the summer financial aid package.  In addition to filing the 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and 2019-2020 FAFSA, students who need aid for the summer must also complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application.  Please review the Summer Financial Aid Options on the Law School website for detailed information about summer financial aid process and requirements.  You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment once you have completed all of the required forms. Summer financial aid appointments will start on March 6th and continue throughout the spring semester.

Questions:

Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Also, please remember that the Law School has its own Financial Aid Office which handles all financial aid and billing questions for law students.  Many university communications will direct students to contact the University Student Financial Services (SFS) with questions, but as a law student you should always contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with your questions.  We are located in Barrack Hall, Suite 101.  The phone number is 215-204-8943 and the email address is lwfinaid@temple.edu

Personal Injury Attorney Seeks Part-Time Law Clerk

An attorney in Philadelphia, with a national practice, is looking for a part-time law clerk to start as soon as possible.  The right candidate must possess an active interest in personal injury litigation.  If you are interested in the position, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Kristen Davis, Associate Director of Career Services, at kmd@temple.edu.  The position is paid at a rate of $25.00 per hour.

Government Shutdown Support

We recognize that law school can be difficult in general and want to remind all students that Emergency No Interest Short Term Loans are available.  Please contact Asst. Dean Johanne Johnston at johanne.johnston@temple.edu if you want to apply for a loan or have concerns about your tuition bill or financial aid.  Additionally, information about other resources, including the Cherry Pantry, can be found here.  We encourage any student in need of support to reach out to Asst. Dean Jen Bretschneider at jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu. We are here to assist you and our door is always open.

1L/2LE Application for the Law and Public Policy Program in Washington, D.C. – Deadline to Apply is Tomorrow!

Are you interested in the DC Program with Professor Knauer?  Please note that the 1L/2LE Priority Deadline passed and the Final Deadline is Friday, January 25th. For details about the program, please go to https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/experinetial/tlpp/.  You can also view the information session that describes the Program here.  Please contact Professor Knauer  (nancy.knauer@temple.edu) if you have any questions about the Program. Please apply both on the CPM and email your application materials to Professor Nancy J. Knauer (nancy.knauer@temple.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and space is limited.  If admitted to the Program, you will be asked to focus your job search for this summer solely in Washington, D.C. and discontinue your job search in any other locations.

Registration for Witnessing at the Regional Trial Competition is Now Open

Celebrating an annual Philadelphia rite of winter, Temple Law School is hosting the annual National Trial Regional Competition on February 7, 8, 9, & 10, 2019 at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert Street in Philadelphia.

Law schools from Pennsylvania and New Jersey will be competing for the right to represent this region in the National Trial Competition to be held in Texas at the end of March. The competition is composed of four trial rounds for which witnesses (mostly) and bailiffs are needed.

If you are interested in participating as a witness and/or bailiff, click here to go to the Website menu and then click on the ‘Participation Form’ menu item to complete and submit your form. Participation information and witness role materials are/will be available on this website for your assigned role.

Please spread the word to your classmates to complete and submit their participation form today! Students who have participated in this trial competition as witnesses and/or bailiffs in previous years have found it to be rewarding, entertaining, and educational.

For scheduling purposes, we need to confirm our participating witnesses and bailiffs no later than January 30th, so be sure to complete and submit your form as soon as possible today!

Event schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, 2/7/19 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Friday, 2/8/19 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Saturday, 2/9/19 – 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Saturday, 2/9/19 – 2:30pm to 6:30pm

NOTE: Times are approximate and may deviate from schedule due to unforeseen circumstances. We ask that you be available if this situation presents itself.

Thank you for your consideration in participating in this event. It is much appreciated.

Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Program Application

The application for the 2019-2020 Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Program is now open. The FJC Honors Program is a 6 credit year-long experiential program in which students work for federal judges and participate in the practical aspects of jurisprudence. Students draft orders, research issues, prepare bench memoranda, and observe judicial proceedings. Students are expected to spend approximately ten hours a week in chambers and attend a bi-weekly classroom seminar taught by the Honorable Mitchell Goldberg. The seminar meets Wednesday mornings at the Federal Courthouse. The Honors Program is open to rising 3L Day, 3 & 4L Part-Time Day, and 3 & 4L Evening Division Students. Students will be selected by a committee of law school faculty and administrators. Upon selection, you will be matched with a federal judge. Participating judges include those located in Philadelphia and Camden. Philadelphia and Camden judges are easily accessible via car or public transportation.  The application for this program can be found here and is due to Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu by 12 pm on Thursday, January 31st. Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

May/July 2019 Graduates – Important Graduation Step – Name Confirmation

All students who are graduating in May or July should check the spelling of their name by February 1st.  Please log into TUPortal, click Self-Service Banner, Student Tab, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.  You should check the spelling of your name carefully.  This is how it will appear in the Commencement Book and on your diploma.  Questions?  Contact Kathy Wilson at kilson@temple.edu.

PABOLE Temple Law Visit

We are delighted to let you know that the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will visit the law school on February 6th at 12 pm in K2A and 5 pm in K1D. This event will be live-streamed so that all can participate.  The PABOLE will discuss the Pennsylvania Bar Exam and the admissions process.  This is a helpful presentation that includes information about the character and fitness process and we hope you will attend.  Questions?  Please contact jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

ACE Sessions – What to Do After First Semester Grades

Please join ACE Counselors, Prof. Shellenberger, and Mai Le for a helpful discussion on what to do after first semester grades and how to develop strategies for the spring semester. The day session will be held on Tuesday, January 29th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A and the evening session will be held on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:30 to 6:20 pm in K2A. Food will be served. Questions?  Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

PMC’s Law Student Writing Competition- Win $5000!

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Law Student Writing Competition deadline is quickly approaching. Send your submission to writingcontest@pmconline.org by Friday, February 8th for a chance to win $5,000!

Library Information Session 

Introduction to Foreign Comparative & International Law Research – Tuesday, February 5th, 12 pm in K6A. An overview of researching a variety of foreign, comparative, and international law topics.

Temple Law School Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 12th, 11 am to 4 pm.  Make an appointment online:  Sign Up!

Philadelphia Business Journal – Mentoring Monday

Mentoring Monday is a “speed coaching” event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced atmosphere to network and offer career advice, tips and guidance.  The event will be done in partnership with 43 American City Business Journals. Join us on Monday, February 25th!

Student ticket prices will be reduced to $35.  Here is a direct link to the registration site:  https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/event/163356/2019/2019-bizwomen-mentoring-monday. Please use promotional code: STUDENT 2019.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship – $3000 Scholarship Opportunity!

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12, 2019. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program that makes annual monetary awards to qualified, outstanding graduating African-American female law students.  Scholarships recipients are eligible to receive two separate categories of monetary awards (bar application and preparation and employment incentive) for a total of $10,000.  Interested students can review the eligibility criteria, program description, and apply here by February 16, 2019.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd.  Regular registration is due by January 24th.  The registration fee is $145.  Find more information here.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar – New Procedure

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

Spring 2019 – Week 2

Career Planning Information

PIPS Primer  Join Jorge C. Godoy, Jr. and Kristen Davis of the Office of Career Services on Tuesday, January 22nd from 12 to 1 pm in K2A for an informational discussion about the PIPS Job Fair.  They will discuss what to expect, interview preparation, and other important details about the event.  This will be an opportunity to ask questions as we all work together to make the most of this special yearly event.

Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Job Fair The annual PIPS Job Fair will take place on Friday, January 25th from 9 am  to 5 pm at the Temple University Center City Campus.  Students should have received a tentative schedule of interviews.  Open slots will be available for student sign up, starting Saturday, January 19th.  Students should check their email inbox with instructions on how to sign up for open slot interviews.  Questions? Contact Andrew Prinzivalli at Andrew.prinzivalli@temple.edu

Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Program Application

The application for the 2019-2020 Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Program is now open. The FJC Honors Program is a 6 credit year-long experiential program in which students work for federal judges and participate in the practical aspects of jurisprudence. Students draft orders, research issues, prepare bench memoranda, and observe judicial proceedings. Students are expected to spend approximately ten hours a week in chambers and attend a bi-weekly classroom seminar taught by the Honorable Mitchell Goldberg. The seminar meets Wednesday mornings at the Federal Courthouse. The Honors Program is open to rising 3L Day, 3 & 4L Part-Time Day, and 3 & 4L Evening Division Students. Students will be selected by a committee of law school faculty and administrators. Upon selection, you will be matched with a federal judge. Participating judges include those located in Philadelphia and Camden. Philadelphia and Camden judges are easily accessible via car or public transportation.  The application for this program can be found here and is due to Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu by 12 pm on Thursday, January 31st. Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

May/July 2019 Graduates – Important Graduation Step – Name Confirmation

All students who are graduating in May or July should check the spelling of their name by February 1st.  Please log into TUPortal, click Self-Service Banner, Student Tab, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.  You should check the spelling of your name carefully.  This is how it will appear in the Commencement Book and on your diploma.  Questions?  Contact Kathy Wilson at kilson@temple.edu.

PABOLE Temple Law Visit

We are delighted to let you know that the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will visit the law school on February 6th at 12 pm in K2A and 5 pm in K1D. This event will be live-streamed so that all can participate.  The PABOLE will discuss the Pennsylvania Bar Exam and the admissions process.  This is a helpful presentation that includes information about the character and fitness process and we hope you will attend.  Questions?  Please contact jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

2019 Rome Global Scholar Program – Information Session

The Office of Graduate and International Programs is hosting information sessions about the Temple Law Rome Summer Program on Tuesday, January 22nd at 12 pm in K1C and 5 pm in K1E.  Pizza will be served.  Questions?  Contact Assistant Dean John Smagula at john.smagula@temple.edu.

Research Refresher and Library Information Sessions – Plan to Attend!

The library has several information sessions to help you dive into the new semester:

Faculty Research Assistants Training – Tuesday, January 22nd, 12 pm. An introduction to library services and research databases (beyond Lexis and Westlaw) of use when working as a faculty research assistant.

Introduction to Foreign Comparative & International Law Research – Tuesday, February 5th, 12 pm. An overview of researching a variety of foreign, comparative, and international law topics. Look for room locations on the Law School events calendar.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

1L/2LE Application Open for the Law and Public Policy Program in Washington, D.C.

Are you interested in the DC Program with Professor Knauer?  Please note that the 1L/2LE Priority Deadline passed and the Final Deadline is January 25, 2019. For details about the program, please go to https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/experinetial/tlpp/.  You can also view the information session that describes the Program here.  Please contact Professor Knauer  (nancy.knauer@temple.edu) if you have any questions about the Program. Please apply both on the CPM and email your application materials to Professor Nancy J. Knauer (nancy.knauer@temple.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and space is limited.  If admitted to the Program, you will be asked to focus your job search for this summer solely in Washington, D.C. and discontinue your job search in any other locations.

ACE Sessions – What to Do After First Semester Grades

Please join ACE Counselors, Prof. Shellenberger, and Mai Le for a helpful discussion on what to do after first semester grades and how to develop strategies for the spring semester. The day session will be held on Tuesday, January 29th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A and the evening session will be held on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:30 to 6:20 pm in K2A. Food will be served. Questions?  Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

Mindful Mondays

Mindful Mondays return this semester!  Every Monday at noon in K5B starting January 28th until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Temple Men’s Basketball Game

This Saturday, January 19th at 5 pm at the Liacouras Center we play our cross town rivals the University of Pennsylvania.  Tickets are free with our student ID.  And it’s $1 hotdog day!

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd.  Regular registration is due by January 24th.  The registration fee is $145.  Find more information here.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar – New Procedure

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program that makes annual monetary awards to qualified, outstanding graduating African-American female law students.  Scholarships recipients are eligible to receive two separate categories of monetary awards (bar application and preparation and employment incentive) for a total of $10,000.  Interested students can review the eligibility criteria, program description, and apply here by February 16, 2019.