Fall 2019 – Week 9

No Water or Heat on Campus – Saturday, October 19th

On Saturday, October 19th from 10 am to 6 pm, there will be no building heating and no hot water for handwashing and showers on campus, due to an emergency repair of the campus’ steam plant.

All January, May, & July 2020 Graduates – Mandatory Graduation Check Ups Starting Monday, October 21st

Mandatory graduation check ups begin the week of October 21st.  Hours will be Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm and Friday, 10 am to 3 pm.  Please sign up for a 15 minute appointment here. At least three hours before your scheduled appointment, please complete this form and this form and email both to Ms. Kathy Wilson at kilson@temple.edu. If you need an appointment at a time other than those listed, please contact Ms. Wilson. Questions? Email Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu. We look forward to seeing you next week!

Fall Exam Schedule

The Fall 2019 examination schedule is now available here. This Fall, the last day of classes is Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  Exams will begin on Friday, December 6, 2019 and end on Thursday, December 19, 2019.  Please be aware that the exam period is very compressed and that, under our exam conflict policy, you may 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 November 4, 2019. If you are an evening student requesting to take an exam on Saturday please fill out the form that’s located at this link.

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

Application for In-House Clinics – Closes Monday, October 21st

The Law School’s six in-house clinics offer the chance to engage in real-life lawyering, under faculty supervision and for course credit. The on-line Application Form  must be completed by October 21st at 4 pm. For further information, please see the In-House Clinic Application and Registration page and also feel free to contact the Clinical Professors.

Friends & Family Day 2019

Friends and Family Day is a great way to introduce your existing community and family network to your new law school network. The schedule for each section is as follows:

  • Section 1: Tuesday, October 22 from 8:45 to 9:30 am in K1E
  • Section 2: Friday, October 18 from 9:15 to 10 am in K1E
  • Section 3: Monday, October 21 from 9:45 to 10:30 am in K1E (MOVED from K2B)
  • Section 51: Tuesday, October 22 from 5:15 to 6 pm in K1D

Spring 2020 School Designed Practicum Courses

We are pleased to announce the Spring 2020 School Designed Practicum Courses. A Practicum combines an experiential learning project with supervision and evaluation by a member of the full time faculty. There are a wealth of meaningful learning opportunities in a variety of fields including compliance, employment law, immigration, and tax. Please see each individual description to learn what material to submit, to whom you should submit the material, and the respective deadline. Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu. We look forward to seeing your applications!

Study Abroad in Rome – Information Session on October 22nd 

Please come learn more about Rome 2020: the courses, opportunities, and benefits to summer study at Temple Rome! An information session will be held on October 22nd at noon in K2A. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Professors Alice Abreu and Ken Jacobsen will be teaching next summer, and they will attend this session to describe the courses and the program. Gianni Marangio, director of student activities at Temple Rome, will be on hand to answer questions about activities and housing. Temple Rome Professor Marta Bordignon, a PhD in international law and president/co-founder of Human Rights International Corner, will also attend to answer questions about public interest opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact Ally Lamson at ally.lamson@temple.edu, (215) 204-7538, or stop by the international programs office on the seventh floor of Klein.

Workshop & Forum with Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts

On Tuesday, October 22nd, PMC is holding a voter information workshop on judicial elections at Temple University’s Center City campus from 5 to 6:30 pm. The program will discuss Pennsylvania’s judicial election system, the role of judges, and important factors to consider when evaluating judicial candidates. Attendees can register for the workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voter-information-program-judicial-elections-tickets-72309296051 Registration is free, but space is limited.

On Tuesday, October 29th, PMC and the Philadelphia Bar Association will co-host Decision 2019, an interactive forum with the candidates for Pennsylvania’s Superior Court, from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Parkway Central Library. During the 90-minute moderated forum, the candidates will answer questions about their experience and why they seek election to the Superior Court. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions. Attendees can register for the forum here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decision-2019-pa-superior-court-candidates-forum-philadelphia-tickets-68615784659 Registration is free, but space is limited.

Temple Law Review Symposium – October 25th

Join us on October 25, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm in K1E for a stimulating discussion on disrupting hierarchies in legal education.  All students are welcome, and we encourage you to share your comments, questions, and experiences.  We value your voices and hope you will attend!  Please register in advance at the link.

Legal Research Training – October 29th

The Law Library will be hosting Legal Research training on how to find (non-Westlaw and Lexis) resources for your research paper or note.  Join us on Tuesday, October 29th from noon to 1 pm in K1A.

Flu Shots at Temple University Student Health Services

Temple University Student Health Services will be giving out flu shots.  Find more information here.

Evening Student Poll

Would you like the option of some classes beginning at 5:30 pm? Let the Evening Division Committee know by taking this quick Yes or No poll.  Thank you for participating.

2020 MPRE Dates & Deadlines

For more information about the exam, to register, and to learn about the new accommodations process click here.

South Asian Bar Gala – November 1st

The South Asian Bar Gala will be hosted on Friday, November 1, 2019.  Please click here to buy tickets.

Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

The Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is a competition that brings students from law schools across the country to compete with each other in a mock trial as if between nations at the International Court of Justice.  The Jessup Team will be responsible for researching and writing legal briefs for both sides in a dispute between two fictitious countries.  Students will then form two teams of two to argue a side before a panel of judges, the majority of whom are actual judges or attorneys involved in the practice of international law.  This will involve a significant time commitment over the course of the late fall and beginning of the spring semester.  Students may earn 2 credits for their Spring Semester.  If interested, please email Kyle Offenbecher at kyle.offenbecher@temple.edufor more details.

Mindful Mondays 

Everyone can participate in a 20-minute guided mindfulness meditation practice.  Mindful meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  No experience is necessary.  Join Professor deGuzman at noon in K5B every Monday.

Comments for the Law Faculty Review Committee

The Law Faculty Review Committee makes recommendations to the Faculty and the Dean regarding tenure, promotion, and long-term contracts for faculty members.  The Committee also evaluates the progress of faculty members toward promotion, tenure, and long-term contracts.

The Committee encourages members of the student body, the faculty, and the administration to express their views on the performance of individual faculty members under review.  Student views and comments on the teaching performance of the faculty members under review are especially useful and important to this process.  Although we read the regular student course evaluations for the faculty members under consideration, student comments and opinions sent directly to the Committee are welcome and appreciated.

Anyone wishing to express their views and comments on the faculty members under review should do so in writing addressed to Professor Richard Greenstein (Room 601), or by e-mail to richard.greenstein@temple.edu.

The following faculty member will be considered for promotion. For this faculty member please submit your comments by February 17, 2020. Seeking Promotion to Associate Professor: Assistant Professor Bonny Tavares

The following faculty member is being reviewed during the fall and spring semesters as to her progress towards tenure, promotion, or long-term contracts, and for her please submit your comments by February 17, 2020. Assistant Professor of Law Erika Douglas.

The Committee will notify members of the student body, the faculty, and the administration of any additional spring evaluations. Thank you.

Fall 2019 – Week 8

Fall Exam Schedule

The Fall 2019 examination schedule is now available here. This Fall, the last day of classes is Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  Exams will begin on Friday, December 6, 2019 and end on Thursday, December 19, 2019.  Please be aware that the exam period is very compressed and that, under our exam conflict policy, you may 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 November 4, 2019. If you are an evening student requesting to take an exam on Saturday please fill out the form that’s located at this link.

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

Application Open for In-House Clinics

The Law School’s six in-house clinics offer the chance to engage in real-life lawyering, under faculty supervision and for course credit. The on-line Application Form is now open. The application must be completed by October 21st at 4 pm. For further information, please see the In-House Clinic Application and Registration page and also feel free to contact the Clinical Professors.

Comments for the Law Faculty Review Committee

The Law Faculty Review Committee makes recommendations to the Faculty and the Dean regarding tenure, promotion, and long-term contracts for faculty members.  The Committee also evaluates the progress of faculty members toward promotion, tenure, and long-term contracts.

The Committee encourages members of the student body, the faculty, and the administration to express their views on the performance of individual faculty members under review.  Student views and comments on the teaching performance of the faculty members under review are especially useful and important to this process.  Although we read the regular student course evaluations for the faculty members under consideration, student comments and opinions sent directly to the Committee are welcome and appreciated.

Anyone wishing to express their views and comments on the faculty members under review should do so in writing addressed to Professor Richard Greenstein (Room 601), or by e-mail to richard.greenstein@temple.edu.

In Fall 2019 the following faculty member will be considered for tenure. For this faculty member please submit your comments by October 10, 2019. Seeking Tenure: Associate Professor Lauren Ouziel

In addition, the following faculty member will be considered for promotion. For this faculty member please submit your comments by February 17, 2020. Seeking Promotion to Associate Professor: Assistant Professor Bonny Tavares

Finally, the following faculty member is being reviewed during the fall and spring semesters as to her progress towards tenure, promotion, or long-term contracts, and for her please submit your comments by February 17, 2020. Assistant Professor of Law Erika Douglas.

The Committee will notify members of the student body, the faculty, and the administration of any additional spring evaluations. Thank you.

Mid Semester Check In with Law School 2.0

On October 15th, 16th, and 17th, Academic Success Counselors will be sharing what they were doing at this point in the semester last year, including outlining.

  • October 15th, 12 to 1 pm, Room K1D –  Section 1
  • October 16th, 12 to 1 pm, Room K1C –  Section 3
  • October 16th, 5:30 to 6:20 pm, Room K2A – Section 51
  • October 17th, 12 to 1 pm, Room K1C – Section 2

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

Coffee with Cops – October 15th

Campus police will be at the Law School on October 15th from 4 to 6 pm in the 2nd Floor Klein Hall lobby.  Please come and register your bike with Temple Police. Registering your bike will facilitate return if your bike is found. Registration is free and everyone who registers will also receive a free Kryptonite lock. To register please go to registermybike.temple.edu to compete the on-line registration process and then bring your bike to school during the time listed above. Coffee and donuts will also be provided. Questions?  Email britt.walden@temple.edu.

Evening Experiential Discussion with Dean Ramji-Nogales – October 15th

Dean Ramji-Nogales and Mai Le look forward to discussing the evening experiential survey results as well as the pilot evening experiential program for the Spring 2020 semester. Please join us on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30 to 6 pm in K6A. Pizza will be served.  Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers – Confidential Assistance – October 16th

Ms. Laurie Besden, Esquire, Deputy Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) will be in Klein 313 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on October 16th 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. Please schedule an appointment with her ahead of time by emailing her at laurie@lclpa.org. 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.  

Flu Shots at Temple University Student Health Services

Temple University Student Health Services will be giving out flu shots.  For more information found here.

Evening Student Poll

Would you like the option of some classes beginning at 5:30 pm? Let the Evening Division Committee know by taking this quick Yes or No poll.  Thank you for participating.

Friends & Family Day 2019 – Save the Date!

Friends and Family Day is a great way to introduce your existing community and family network to your new law school network. The schedule for each section is as follows:

  • Section 1: Tuesday, October 22 from 8:45 to 9:30 am in K1E
  • Section 2: Friday, October 18 from 9:15 to 10 am in K1E
  • Section 3: Monday, October 21 from 9:45 to 10:30 am in K1E (MOVED from K2B)
  • Section 51: Tuesday, October 22 from 5:15 to 6 pm in K1D

Workshop & Forum with Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts

On Tuesday, October 22nd, PMC is holding a voter information workshop on judicial elections at Temple University’s Center City campus from 5 to 6:30 pm. The program will discuss Pennsylvania’s judicial election system, the role of judges, and important factors to consider when evaluating judicial candidates. Attendees can register for the workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voter-information-program-judicial-elections-tickets-72309296051 Registration is free, but space is limited.

On Tuesday, October 29th, PMC and the Philadelphia Bar Association will co-host Decision 2019, an interactive forum with the candidates for Pennsylvania’s Superior Court, from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Parkway Central Library. During the 90-minute moderated forum, the candidates will answer questions about their experience and why they seek election to the Superior Court. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions. Attendees can register for the forum here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decision-2019-pa-superior-court-candidates-forum-philadelphia-tickets-68615784659 Registration is free, but space is limited.

Temple Law Review Symposium – October 25th

Join us on October 25, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm in K1E for a stimulating discussion on disrupting hierarchies in legal education.  All students are welcome, and we encourage you to share your comments, questions, and experiences.  We value your voices and hope you will attend!  Please register in advance at the link.

2020 MPRE Dates & Deadlines

For more information about the exam, to register, and to learn about the new accommodations process click here.

South Asian Bar Gala – November 1st

The South Asian Bar Gala will be hosted on Friday, November 1, 2019.  Please click here to buy tickets.

Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

The Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is a competition that brings students from law schools across the country to compete with each other in a mock trial as if between nations at the International Court of Justice.  The Jessup Team will be responsible for researching and writing legal briefs for both sides in a dispute between two fictitious countries.  Students will then form two teams of two to argue a side before a panel of judges, the majority of whom are actual judges or attorneys involved in the practice of international law.  This will involve a significant time commitment over the course of the late fall and beginning of the spring semester.  Students may earn 2 credits for their Spring Semester.  If interested, please email Kyle Offenbecher at kyle.offenbecher@temple.edufor more details.

Mindful Mondays 

Everyone can participate in a 20-minute guided mindfulness meditation practice.  Mindful meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  No experience is necessary.  Join Professor deGuzman at noon in K5B every Monday.

Fall 2019 – Week 7

Certificate in Litigation & Trial Advocacy – Final Day to Register October 4th

The final day to register for the Certificate in Litigation and Trial Advocacy is October 4th. Additional information, including the registration form for the Certificate, can be found here: https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/degrees/certificates/litigation/.

PA Voter Registration – Register by October 7th for the November Election

You can find the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Application here. October 7th is the last day to register before the November 5th election.

Halfway There Celebration – October 7th & October 8th

Welcome to Week 7! We’re halfway through the Fall 2019 semester. We will have fruit and snacks at the Help Desk from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Monday and from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Tuesday.

In-House Clinics – Application Opens October 7th & Panel October 10th

The Law School’s six in-house clinics offer the chance to engage in real-life lawyering, under faculty supervision and for course credit. The application follows a special schedule, beginning this Monday, October 7th, when the on-line Application Form will become available. The application must be completed by October 21st at 4 pm.

For more information, come to the in-house clinic information session on Thursday, October 10th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A, and see the In-House Clinic Descriptions and the In-House Clinic Application and Registration pages. The Clinical Professors also welcome questions directly. We look forward to seeing your applications and seeing you at the informational next week.

Spring 2020 School Designed Practicum with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Healthcare Fraud Unit (Compliance) – Deadline to Apply October 7th

There is one slot available for second and third year law students in this Practicum supervised by Professor Jon Smollen.

The experiential learning project offered with this Practicum is with the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Students will work on a variety of matters including researching health care and other fraud related topics (particular regulatory environments, state statutes and regulations); analyzing compliance-adjacent documents such as statutes, regulations, and enforcement documents and creation of topic area summaries; data analytics of public data sources on given topics; and identifying likely areas of fraud exploitation and/or targeting of business units that are likely to be committing fraud, waste, or abuse.

This Practicum is ideal for students who are committed to the compliance field and have a vested interest in data analytics and data mining. Interest in health law and criminal law is also preferable. There are no pre requisite courses, however, preference will be given to students who have taken compliance courses including Introduction to Compliance, Health Care Fraud: Investigation, Prosecution, and Compliance, and Drug and Medical Device Law. Students must commit to 10 hours per week. If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume, transcript, and cover letter/statement of interest addressed to “Compliance Practicum Selection Committee: U.S. Attorney’s Office” to Mai Le (mai.le@temple.edu) by 12:00 pm on October 7, 2019.

SPIN Forum – October 7th

Join the Temple Law Student Public Interest Network (SPIN) on Monday, October 7th at 3:00 pm in the Moot Court Room for a panel discussion delving into how state and local institutions can influence federal policy.  Reception to follow.  Please sign up here.

First Monthly Conversations & Community Get Together – October 8th

We invite you to our first monthly get together of Conversations and Community on October 8th at noon in K6A. Please bring your own lunch to have the opportunity to talk with folks about whatever is on your mind.

Law Student Mental Health Day Breakfast – October 10th

Join us for an avocado toast breakfast bar to begin Law Student Mental Health Day. This event is sponsored by Ballard Spahr. Breakfast will be at 9:30 am on the 2nd floor of Klein Hall. RSVP required at this link.

Mental Health Awareness & Happiness Hour – October 10th

The Student Wellness Association invites you to their Mental Health Awareness and Happiness Hour on October 10, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the 3rd floor lounge in Barrack Hall. There will be a panel discussion and refreshments. We hope to see you there!

Comments for the Law Faculty Review Committee

The Law Faculty Review Committee makes recommendations to the Faculty and the Dean regarding tenure, promotion, and long-term contracts for faculty members.  The Committee also evaluates the progress of faculty members toward promotion, tenure, and long-term contracts.

The Committee encourages members of the student body, the faculty, and the administration to express their views on the performance of individual faculty members under review.  Student views and comments on the teaching performance of the faculty members under review are especially useful and important to this process.  Although we read the regular student course evaluations for the faculty members under consideration, student comments and opinions sent directly to the Committee are welcome and appreciated.

Anyone wishing to express their views and comments on the faculty members under review should do so in writing addressed to Professor Richard Greenstein (Room 601), or by e-mail to richard.greenstein@temple.edu.

In Fall 2019 the following faculty member will be considered for tenure. For this faculty member please submit your comments by October 10, 2019.

Seeking Tenure: Associate Professor Lauren Ouziel

In addition, the following faculty member will be considered for promotion. For this faculty member please submit your comments by February 17, 2020.

Seeking Promotion to Associate Professor: Assistant Professor Bonny Tavares

Finally, the following faculty member is being reviewed during the fall and spring semesters as to her progress towards tenure, promotion, or long-term contracts, and for her please submit your comments by February 17, 2020.

Assistant Professor of Law Erika Douglas.

The Committee will notify members of the student body, the faculty, and the administration of any additional spring evaluations.

Thank you.

Evening Student Poll

Would you like the option of some classes beginning at 5:30 pm? Let the Evening Division Committee know by taking this quick Yes or No poll.  Thank you for participating.

Evening Experiential Discussion with Dean Ramji-Nogales – October 15th

Dean Ramji-Nogales and Mai Le look forward to discussing the evening experiential survey results as well as the pilot evening experiential program for the Spring 2020 semester. Please join us on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30 to 6:00 pm in K6A. Pizza will be served.  Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

Temple Law Review Symposium – October 25th

Join us on October 25, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm in K1E for a stimulating discussion on disrupting hierarchies in legal education.  All students are welcome, and we encourage you to share your comments, questions, and experiences.  We value your voices and hope you will attend!  Please register in advance at the link.

2020 MPRE Dates & Deadlines

For more information about the exam, to register, and to learn about the new accommodations process click here.

South Asian Bar Gala – November 1st

The South Asian Bar Gala will be hosted on Friday, November 1, 2019.  Please click here to buy tickets.

Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

The Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is a competition that brings students from law schools across the country to compete with each other in a mock trial as if between nations at the International Court of Justice.  The Jessup Team will be responsible for researching and writing legal briefs for both sides in a dispute between two fictitious countries.  Students will then form two teams of two to argue a side before a panel of judges, the majority of whom are actual judges or attorneys involved in the practice of international law.  This will involve a significant time commitment over the course of the late fall and beginning of the spring semester.  Students may earn 2 credits for their Spring Semester.  If interested, please email Kyle Offenbecher at kyle.offenbecher@temple.edufor more details.

Mindful Mondays 

Everyone can participate in a 20-minute guided mindfulness meditation practice.  Mindful meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  No experience is necessary.  Join Professor deGuzman at noon in K5B every Monday.

Fall 2019 – Week 6

Conversations & Community – Temple Law Reception for Diverse Students & Faculty – September 27th

Temple Law School is hosting “Conversations and Community”, a reception for diverse law students and faculty on Friday, September 27th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity for diverse law students to meet the faculty, start to develop mentoring relationships, and build community.  You may RSVP here.

SALSA Mentorship Program – Apply by September 27th

Apply to be matched with a mentor through the South Asian Law Students Association. Mentees will be matched with a mentor based on shared interests and future goals. This is open to anyone. We have a ton of great mentors ready and willing to help you succeed during your first year of law school! The application can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxyZmsXpUbQ9wZaVVZ6u42dP9m8hRSEWv7wZ1C9lWXV_Aevg/viewform Apply by 5 pm on Friday, September 27th.

Certificate In Litigation & Trial Advocacy – Information Session & Registration Extended

We will hold an additional information session on the Certificate in Litigation and Trial Advocacy on Monday, September 30th at 5:30 pm in room 614.  Additional information, including the registration form for the Certificate, can be found here: https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/degrees/certificates/litigation/. Registration will be held open until October 4th.

Dialogue with Chair Weintraub of the Federal Election Commission

Please join us as we welcome Chair Ellen L. Weintraub of the Federal Election Commission. Chair Weintraub is looking forward to engaging in an open dialogue with students; please come with questions! More details will be announced shortly. Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu.

Spring 2020 School Designed Practicum with the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS – Deadline to Apply October 1st

There is one slot available for second and third year law students in this Practicum supervised by Professor Kathy Mandelbaum.

The  experiential  project  offered  with  this  Practicum  is  at  the  Office  of  Chief  Counsel  for  the Internal Revenue Service. Students will work on a variety of assignments, including researching and writing tax law advice and assisting with tax litigation in practice groups serving the IRS’s Large  Business  &  International  Division, the  Small  Business/Self  Employed  Division, and the Criminal Investigation Division.  The program  provides  opportunities  for  law  students  to  gain  practical  work  experience  and  become familiar with the Office of Chief Counsel organization and its work. During the course of the student’s practicum, the student will be assigned various tasks from each of the three Divisions so that they gain extensive experience working with all segments of the Service and taxpayers.

Taxation  is  a  prerequisite.  Students  must  commit  at  least  10  hours  a  week  to  this  Practicum. Schedules are flexible to accommodate class schedules.  Students employed in legal positions in any  capacity  during  the  period  for  which  they  are  applying  for  the  Practicum  will  not  be considered.  Any non-legal employment during the Practicum must be approved by the Office of Chief Counsel before the Practicum begins. The office is located at 701 Market Street in Philadelphia, and is easily accessible by several modes of public transportation. Interested students should send a short cover letter, writing sample, resume, and transcript to Professor Mandelbaum (kathy.mandelbaum@temple.edu) by 12:00 pm on October 1, 2019. The cover letter should be addressed to Jason Kuratnick.

Spring 2020 School Designed Practicum with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Healthcare Fraud Unit (Compliance) – Deadline to Apply October 7th

There is one slot available for second and third year law students in this Practicum supervised by Professor Jon Smollen.

The experiential learning project offered with this Practicum is with the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Students will work on a variety of matters including researching health care and other fraud related topics (particular regulatory environments, state statutes and regulations); analyzing compliance-adjacent documents such as statutes, regulations, and enforcement documents and creation of topic area summaries; data analytics of public data sources on given topics; and identifying likely areas of fraud exploitation and/or targeting of business units that are likely to be committing fraud, waste, or abuse.

This Practicum is ideal for students who are committed to the compliance field and have a vested interest in data analytics and data mining. Interest in health law and criminal law is also preferable. There are no pre requisite courses, however, preference will be given to students who have taken compliance courses including Introduction to Compliance, Health Care Fraud: Investigation, Prosecution, and Compliance, and Drug and Medical Device Law. Students must commit to 10 hours per week. If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume, transcript, and cover letter/statement of interest addressed to “Compliance Practicum Selection Committee: U.S. Attorney’s Office” to Mai Le (mai.le@temple.edu) by 12:00 pm on October 7, 2019.

SPIN Forum – October 7th

Join the Temple Law Student Public Interest Network (SPIN) on Monday, October 7th at 3:00 pm in the Moot Court Room for a panel discussion delving into how state and local institutions can influence federal policy.  Reception to follow.  Please sign up here.

Law Student Mental Health Day Breakfast – October 10th

Join us for an avocado toast breakfast bar to begin Law Student Mental Health Day. This event is sponsored by Ballard Spahr. Breakfast will be at 9:30 am on the 2nd floor of Klein Hall. RSVP required at this link.

Mental Health Awareness & Happiness Hour – October 10th

The Student Wellness Association invites you to their Mental Health Awareness and Happiness Hour on October 10, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the 3rd floor lounge in Barrack Hall. There will be a panel discussion and refreshments. We hope to see you there!

Comments for the Law Faculty Review Committee

The Law Faculty Review Committee makes recommendations to the Faculty and the Dean regarding tenure, promotion, and long-term contracts for faculty members.  The Committee also evaluates the progress of faculty members toward promotion, tenure, and long-term contracts.

The Committee encourages members of the student body, the faculty, and the administration to express their views on the performance of individual faculty members under review.  Student views and comments on the teaching performance of the faculty members under review are especially useful and important to this process.  Although we read the regular student course evaluations for the faculty members under consideration, student comments and opinions sent directly to the Committee are welcome and appreciated.

Anyone wishing to express their views and comments on the faculty members under review should do so in writing addressed to Professor Richard Greenstein (Room 601), or by e-mail to richard.greenstein@temple.edu.

In Fall 2019 the following faculty member will be considered for tenure. For this faculty member please submit your comments by October 10, 2019.

Seeking Tenure: Associate Professor Lauren Ouziel

In addition, the following faculty member will be considered for promotion. For this faculty member please submit your comments by February 17, 2020.

Seeking Promotion to Associate Professor: Assistant Professor Bonny Tavares

Finally, the following faculty member is being reviewed during the fall and spring semesters as to her progress towards tenure, promotion, or long-term contracts, and for her please submit your comments by February 17, 2020.

Assistant Professor of Law Erika Douglas.

The Committee will notify members of the student body, the faculty, and the administration of any additional spring evaluations.

Thank you.

Evening Experiential Discussion with Dean Ramji-Nogales – October 15th

Dean Ramji-Nogales and Mai Le look forward to discussing the evening experiential survey results as well as the pilot evening experiential program for the Spring 2020 semester. Please join us on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30 to 6:00 pm in K6A. Pizza will be served.  Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

Temple Law Review Symposium – October 25th

Join us on October 25, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm in K1E for a stimulating discussion on disrupting hierarchies in legal education.  All students are welcome, and we encourage you to share your comments, questions, and experiences.  We value your voices and hope you will attend!  Please register in advance at the link.

South Asian Bar Gala – November 1st

The South Asian Bar Gala will be hosted on Friday, November 1, 2019.  Please click here to buy tickets.

Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

The Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is a competition that brings students from law schools across the country to compete with each other in a mock trial as if between nations at the International Court of Justice.  The Jessup Team will be responsible for researching and writing legal briefs for both sides in a dispute between two fictitious countries.  Students will then form two teams of two to argue a side before a panel of judges, the majority of whom are actual judges or attorneys involved in the practice of international law.  This will involve a significant time commitment over the course of the late fall and beginning of the spring semester.  Students may earn 2 credits for their Spring Semester.  If interested, please email Kyle Offenbecher at kyle.offenbecher@temple.edufor more details.

Mindful Mondays 

Everyone can participate in a 20-minute guided mindfulness meditation practice.  Mindful meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  No experience is necessary.  Join Professor deGuzman at noon in K5B every Monday.

Fall 2019 – Week 5

Law Library Open House – September 24th

We hope you will have the chance to stop by the Law Library Open House on Tuesday, September 24th.  The event will be from 3:00 to 5:30 pm on the 3rd floor of the library.  There will be the opportunity to mingle with the law librarians and legal information vendors.  Light snacks will be offered.

Certificate In Trial Advocacy – Information Session & Registration

Registration is now open for the Certificate in Litigation and Trial Advocacy.  Registration is open to all Temple Law students in their final year of study.  Registration closes at the end of September.  More information about the Certificate, and the registration form, can be found on the web page here: https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/degrees/certificates/litigation/. Students can also pick up a registration form in room 612.  Forms should be turned in either to room 612 or to Professor Jacobson in 614.  An information session about the Certificate will be held in room 613 on Thursday, September 26th at noon.

Conversations & Community – Temple Law Reception for Diverse Students and Faculty

Temple Law School is hosting “Conversations and Community”, a reception for diverse law students and faculty on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 5 to 6:30 pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity for diverse law students to meet the faculty, start to develop mentoring relationships, and build community.  Please RSVP by September 23, 2019 so we can have an accurate headcount for the reception.

Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court – Deadline to Apply September 22nd

This year, Temple is able to nominate two new student members (2Ls, 2LEs, 3Ls, 3LEs, and 4LEs) to the Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is a nation-wide organization dedicated to increasing collegiality within the legal profession.  Local Chapters of practicing attorneys meet the last Wednesday of each month from 5:50 to 8 to learn from each other, socialize, and generally be collegial.  We are fortunate that in Philadelphia, there is an Inn of Court chapter specifically for environmental law practitioners.  Students are assigned to small groups that each develop a CLE presentation and to individual mentors.  This is a genuinely nice group of roughly 80 or so area environmental attorneys, representing a broad diversity of practice areas and perspectives.  There are big firm lawyers, small and medium firm lawyers, government lawyers from the federal, state and local level, administrative law judges, and public interest lawyers.  The Inn values diversity and inclusion which are essential to our Inn’s mission and is considered essential to the mission of the entire American Inns of Court, and thus particularly welcomes applications from diverse students.

To apply, please email Professor Amy Sinden at asinden@temple.edu.  Include a brief statement of interest as well as your resume.  The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 22nd.

EU Law Lectures by Professor Paolo Butturini – September 23rd & 25th

Paolo Butturini, Assistant Professor of Business Law at the University of Verona, Italy will be giving two talks on EU Law.

  • Monday, September 23 at noon, K1C – Five Major Differences between US and EU Business Law: A Primer from an Italian Lawyer.  Lunch will be served.
  • Wednesday, September 25 at noon, K1C – When are Company Obligations Valid?  A Crucial Topic in European Union Company Law.  Sponsored by Institute for International Law and Public Policy.  Lunch will be served.

Invitation to Attend the Philadelphia Bar Association Probate & Trust Section Quarterly Meeting

The Philadelphia Bar Association Probate and Trust Section is inviting two students to attend its October quarterly meeting free of charge, including lunch and an educational program.  The topic of the program is “Estate Planning for Solo Practitioner: How to Plan During Your Lifetime and How to Administer a Practice Upon Death.”  The meeting will take place on October 17, 2019, from noon to 2:30 pm at the Philadelphia Bar Association headquarters at 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor.  This is a great chance to learn about the practice of estate planning and meet locust trusts and estates lawyers.  Interested students should email Professor Weiner at weiner@temple.edu by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 24.  Students will be selected at random.

PA Board of Law Examiners – September 26th

The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will provide an important presentation on applying and sitting for the bar examination on September 26th in K2A.  They will also answer Character and Fitness related questions.  Can’t make it in person?  Join us via livestream.

2019 History Book Festival with Professor Tsai – September 28th

One of Professor Robert Tsai’s books has been selected for this event.  He will be in conversation with former Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy Holland in Lewes, DE, on September 28th at 11:30 am.  More information can be found here.

Spring 2020 School Designed Practicum with the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS – Deadline to Apply October 1st

There is one slot available for second and third year law students in this Practicum supervised by Professor Kathy Mandelbaum.

The  experiential  project  offered  with  this  Practicum  is  at  the  Office  of  Chief  Counsel  for  the Internal Revenue Service. Students will work on a variety of assignments, including researching and writing tax law advice and assisting with tax litigation in practice groups serving the IRS’s Large  Business  &  International  Division, the  Small  Business/Self  Employed  Division, and the Criminal Investigation Division.  The program  provides  opportunities  for  law  students  to  gain  practical  work  experience  and  become familiar with the Office of Chief Counsel organization and its work. During the course of the student’s practicum, the student will be assigned various tasks from each of the three Divisions so that they gain extensive experience working with all segments of the Service and taxpayers.

Taxation  is  a  prerequisite.  Students  must  commit  at  least  10  hours  a  week  to  this  Practicum. Schedules are flexible to accommodate class schedules.  Students employed in legal positions in any  capacity  during  the  period  for  which  they  are  applying  for  the  Practicum  will  not  be considered.  Any non-legal employment during the Practicum must be approved by the Office of Chief Counsel before the Practicum begins. The office is located at 701 Market Street in Philadelphia, and is easily accessible by several modes of public transportation. Interested students should send a short cover letter, writing sample, resume, and transcript to Professor Mandelbaum (kathy.mandelbaum@temple.edu) by 12:00 pm on October 1, 2019. The cover letter should be addressed to Jason Kuratnick.

SPIN Forum – October 7th

Join the Temple Law Student Public Interest Network (SPIN) on Monday, October 7th at 3:00 pm in the Moot Court Room for a panel discussion delving into how state and local institutions can influence federal policy.  Reception to follow.  Please sign up here.

Temple Law Review Symposium – October 25th

Join us on October 25, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm in K1E for a stimulating discussion on disrupting hierarchies in legal education.  All students are welcome, and we encourage you to share your comments, questions, and experiences.  We value your voices and hope you will attend!  Please register in advance at the link.

Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

The Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is a competition that brings students from law schools across the country to compete with each other in a mock trial as if between nations at the International Court of Justice.  The Jessup Team will be responsible for researching and writing legal briefs for both sides in a dispute between two fictitious countries.  Students will then form two teams of two to argue a side before a panel of judges, the majority of whom are actual judges or attorneys involved in the practice of international law.  This will involve a significant time commitment over the course of the late fall and beginning of the spring semester.  Students may earn 2 credits for their Spring Semester.  If interested, please email Kyle Offenbecher at kyle.offenbecher@temple.edufor more details.

Mindful Mondays 

Everyone can participate in a 20-minute guided mindfulness meditation practice.  Mindful meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  No experience is necessary.  Join Professor deGuzman at noon in K5B every Monday.

Fall 2019 – Week 4

ABA Tax Challenge Competition – Informational Meeting  – September 16th

Please join us on Monday, September 16th at 5 pm in K2A. Pizza will be served.

In this competition, students work in teams of 2 to produce a 10-page memo to a partner and a 5-page client letter, which are to be submitted by November 6, 2019. Semifinalists will be flown, at the ABA’s expense, to the ABA’s midyear meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, on Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2020, for the final, oral round of the competition.  Judges include current and former high ranking government officials, noted practitioners, and members of the judiciary. Questions? Contact Professors Professors Abreu (abreu@temple.edu) or Weiner (weiner@temple.edu) and learn more about the competition here.

I Day – Celebrating Diversity – September 16th

Temple Law School is proud to have a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.  Today we take a moment to highlight our unique identities with buttons that express who we are as individuals.  Come by the Help Desk for your button!

2020 D.C. Law & Public Policy Summer Program – Information Session – September 17th

Are you interested in how federal law is made?  Are you interested in experiencing the role lawyers play in shaping and implementing public policy? Would you like to explore living and working in our nation’s capital?  If so, you should consider becoming a Law and Public Policy Scholar.  Professor Nancy Knauer is holding an information session on the 2020 D.C. Law and Public Policy Summer Program on September 17th in K2A at noon. Interested students should attend the session.  Students should also feel free to contact Prof. Nancy Knauer at nancy.knauer@temple.edu to discuss any questions or to speak with 2018 or 2019 Scholars, whose bios are available here and here.

Study Abroad Week – Diversify Your Career – September 17th to 20th

Temple Law study abroad opportunities in Rome and Japan offer an unforgettable, international experience to enhance your legal education and career opportunities. Learn about these opportunities during Study Abroad Week, from September 17 to 20.

ROME: 5 Week Summer Program: Earn up to 5 ABA-approved credits with classes taught in English by American and Italian law professors. Pursue internships abroad or at-home enabled by the early program dates

TOKYO: Semester or year long: The only ABA-approved semester abroad program located in Asia. J.D. students might also be able to take advantage of the opportunity to apply credits earned in Tokyo towards Temple’s LL.M. in Transnational Law

Study Abroad Week Schedule:

TUESDAY 9/17

  • 9-10:30 AM: Meet the Rome faculty, staff and alums for espresso and Italian pastries (2nd floor lobby)
  • 12-1 PM: Rome, Tokyo and partner school programs Information session (Room 2A)
  • 5-6 PM: Meet the Japan faculty, staff and alums (2nd floor lobby)

WEDNESDAY 9/18

  • 12-1 PM Information Session: How Japan study abroad can further your career goals (Room 2A)

THURSDAY 9/19

  • 5-6 PM Rome Party: Aperol spritzes, prosecco, appetizers, and international trivia (2nd floor lobby)

FRIDAY 9/20

  • 9-5 PM: Individual Consultations for Japan Program (by appointment – Room 702)

If you have any questions, please stop by room 710 or call the program office at 215.204.1448

Certificate In Trial Advocacy – Information Session and Registration

Registration is now open for the Certificate in Litigation and Trial Advocacy.  Registration is open to all Temple Law students in their final year of study.  Registration closes at the end of September.  More information about the Certificate, and the registration form, can be found on the web page here: https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/degrees/certificates/litigation/. Students can also pick up a registration form in room 612.  Forms should be turned in either to room 612 or to Professor Jacobson in 614.

An information session about the Certificate will be held in room 613 on Thursday September 26th at noon.

Financial Planning Webinar – September 18th

If you were not able to come the first time, we are offering another opportunity for you to participate in a webinar conducted by AccessMax titled Financial Planning for Law School Students.  From developing a simple spending plan to outlining a financial plan, smart money strategies lay the foundation for every law students’ personal and professional success story.  This webinar teaches students how to apply core concepts of personal finance to make confident decisions about money and better achieve their short and long-term goals.  Rukiya Harris-Maiorano and Larry Bridges from the Law School Financial Aid Office will be joining the presenters to address any questions specific to Temple Law Student.  You can register for the September 18th webinar at 7 pm here.

MPRE Registration Deadline – September 19th

If you are planning on taking the November 9, 2019 MPRE exam, the regular registration date is September 19, 2019.  The regular registration fee is $125.  More information about the MPRE can be found on the National Conference of Bar Examiners Website.

SALSA General Body Meeting – September 19th

On September 19th at noon in K6B there will be information about 1L rep opportunities, upcoming events, and mentoring.  Anyone is welcome to join and free food will be provided!  Please contact templesalsa@gmail.com with any questions.

Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court – Deadline to Apply September 22nd

This year, Temple is able to nominate two new student members (2Ls, 2LEs, 3Ls, 3LEs, and 4LEs) to the Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is a nation-wide organization dedicated to increasing collegiality within the legal profession.  Local Chapters of practicing attorneys meet the last Wednesday of each month from 5:50 to 8 to learn from each other, socialize, and generally be collegial.  We are fortunate that in Philadelphia, there is an Inn of Court chapter specifically for environmental law practitioners.  Students are assigned to small groups that each develop a CLE presentation and to individual mentors.  This is a genuinely nice group of roughly 80 or so area environmental attorneys, representing a broad diversity of practice areas and perspectives.  There are big firm lawyers, small and medium firm lawyers, government lawyers from the federal, state and local level, administrative law judges, and public interest lawyers.  The Inn values diversity and inclusion which are essential to our Inn’s mission and is considered essential to the mission of the entire American Inns of Court, and thus particularly welcomes applications from diverse students.

To apply, please email Professor Amy Sinden at asinden@temple.edu.  Include a brief statement of interest as well as your resume.  The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 22nd.

EU Law Lectures by Professor Paolo Butturini – September 23rd & 25th

Paolo Butturini, Assistant Professor of Business Law at the University of Verona, Italy will be giving two talks on EU Law.

Monday, September 23 at noon, K1C – Five Major Differences between US and EU Business Law: A Primer from an Italian Lawyer.  Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, September 25 at noon, K1C – When are Company Obligations Valid?  A Crucial Topic in European Union Company Law.  Sponsored by Institute for International Law and Public Policy.  Lunch will be served.

Law Library Open House – September 24th

We hope you will have the chance to stop by the Law Library Open House on Tuesday, September 24th.  The event will be from 3:00 to 5:30 pm on the 3rd floor of the library.  There will be the opportunity to mingle with the law librarians and legal information vendors.  Light snacks will be offered.

PA Board of Law Examiners – September 26th

The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will provide an important presentation on applying and sitting for the bar examination on September 26th in K2A.  They will also answer Character and Fitness related questions.  Can’t make it in person?  Join us via livestream.

2019 History Book Festival with Professor Tsai – September 28th

One of Professor Robert Tsai’s books has been selected for this event.  He will be in conversation with former Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy Holland in Lewes, DE, on September 28th at 11:30 am.  More information can be found here.

Spring 2020 School Designed Practicum with the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS – Deadline to Apply October 1st

There is one slot available for second and third year law students in this Practicum supervised by Professor Kathy Mandelbaum.

The  experiential  project  offered  with  this  Practicum  is  at  the  Office  of  Chief  Counsel  for  the Internal Revenue Service. Students will work on a variety of assignments, including researching and writing tax law advice and assisting with tax litigation in practice groups serving the IRS’s Large  Business  &  International  Division, the  Small  Business/Self  Employed  Division, and the Criminal Investigation Division.  The program  provides  opportunities  for  law  students  to  gain  practical  work  experience  and  become familiar with the Office of Chief Counsel organization and its work. During the course of the student’s practicum, the student will be assigned various tasks from each of the three Divisions so that they gain extensive experience working with all segments of the Service and taxpayers.

Taxation  is  a  prerequisite.  Students  must  commit  at  least  10  hours  a  week  to  this  Practicum. Schedules are flexible to accommodate class schedules.  Students employed in legal positions in any  capacity  during  the  period  for  which  they  are  applying  for  the  Practicum  will  not  be considered.  Any non-legal employment during the Practicum must be approved by the Office of Chief Counsel before the Practicum begins. The office is located at 701 Market Street in Philadelphia, and is easily accessible by several modes of public transportation. Interested students should send a short cover letter, writing sample, resume, and transcript to Professor Mandelbaum (kathy.mandelbaum@temple.edu) by 12:00 pm on October 1, 2019. The cover letter should be addressed to Jason Kuratnick.

Job Opportunity – Research Assistant for Professor Sinden

Professor Amy Sinden is looking for interested law second, third or fourth year J.D. students to work with her as part-time research assistants during the Fall 2019 semester on projects relating to environmental law.  Possible topics will include the role of cost-benefits analysis in EPA rule making, general administrative law topics, and climate change.  Work study required.  Interest in and knowledge of environmental law, administrative law, and/or economics is a plus, but not required.  Please send resume and transcript (unofficial is fine) to amy.sinden@temple.edu.

Job Opportunity – Class Assistants for Trial Advocacy Program 

If you are interested in applying to be a class assistant in the Trial Advocacy program please email Mary Beth Wilson at mwilson6@temple.edu today for available days and time(s).  Please note that class assistant’s are expected to attend each class and play witness roles as needed; act as a liason between the Trial Ad Office, instructors, and students; contact students with changes in assignments, dates, or other information; and make sure all forms are distributed, completed, and returned as instructed.  Payment is $12/hour. Work Study is preferred, but not required. Questions?  Contact mwilson6@temple.edu.  The schedule of classes is below.

Temple Law Review Symposium – October 25th

Join us on October 25, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm in K1E for a stimulating discussion on disrupting hierarchies in legal education.  All students are welcome, and we encourage you to share your comments, questions, and experiences.  We value your voices and hope you will attend!  Please register in advance at the link.

Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

The Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is a competition that brings students from law schools across the country to compete with each other in a mock trial as if between nations at the International Court of Justice.  The Jessup Team will be responsible for researching and writing legal briefs for both sides in a dispute between two fictitious countries.  Students will then form two teams of two to argue a side before a panel of judges, the majority of whom are actual judges or attorneys involved in the practice of international law.  This will involve a significant time commitment over the course of the late fall and beginning of the spring semester.  Students may earn 2 credits for their Spring Semester.  If interested, please email Kyle Offenbecher at kyle.offenbecher@temple.edufor more details.

Women’s Law Caucus Scholarship Application 2019 to 2020

This year, the Women’s Law Caucus would like to support three deserving upper level students (i.e., 2Ls, 2LEs, 3Ls, 3LEs, and 4LEs) by awarding each a $1,000 scholarship. To ensure fairness, the WLC Executive Board will not be participating in selection, nor will WLC Executive Board members be allowed to apply. Instead, a Selection Committee comprised of members of the faculty and administration will choose the recipients of the scholarships. The scholarships are focused on community involvement in general, legal community involvement, dedication to the advancement of women in the legal community, and financial need. We strongly encourage all to apply.  The application can be found here.  Should applicants have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Co-Presidents, Miranda Bovit and Cami Garcia-Flahaut, at miranda.bovit@temple.edu or camille.garcia-flahaut@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays 

Everyone can participate in a 20-minute guided mindfulness meditation practice.  Mindful meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  No experience is necessary.  Join Professor deGuzman at noon in K5B every Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2019 – Week 3

2020 D.C. Law and Public Policy Summer Program – Information Session

Professor Nancy Knauer is holding an information session on the 2020 D.C. Law and Public Policy Summer Program on September 17th in K2A at noon.  Are you interested in how federal law is made?  Are you interested in experiencing the role lawyers play in shaping and implementing public policy? Would you like to explore living and working in our nation’s capital?  If so, you should consider becoming a Law and Public Policy Scholar.  Please join Prof. Knauer for an information meeting about the Program on  September 17 at 12 noon in Klein 2A.  Interested students should attend the session.  Students should also feel free to contact Prof. Nancy Knauer at nancy.knauer@temple.edu to discuss any questions or to speak with 2018 or 2019 Scholars, whose bios are available here and here.

Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump” – September 12th 12PM K2B

Please mark your calendar: On Thursday, September 12 at noon in K2B, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law at Penn State will give a talk on her new book, Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump;  Jill Family, Commonwealth Professor of Law and Government and Director, Law and Government Institute at Widener-Harrisburg will comment.  The book provides an insightful and detailed overview of developments in immigration law and policy under the first 18 months of the Trump administration.  Prof. Wadhia is one of the country’s leading experts in prosecutorial discretion and has been leading the charge to challenge the Trump administrations myriad of unlawful efforts to restrict immigration.  Prof. Family is one of the country’s leading experts in the intersection of administrative law and immigration law, and has testified before Congress on related topics.  Free pizza will be served!  This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for International Law and Public Policy and the Sheller Center for Social Justice.  We hope to see you there!

Study Abroad Week at Temple Law – Diversify Your Career | September 17 – 20

Temple Law study abroad opportunities in Rome and Japan offer an unforgettable, international experience to enhance your legal education and career opportunities. Learn about these opportunities during Study Abroad Week, from September 17 to 20.

ROME: 5 Week Summer Program: Earn up to 5 ABA-approved credits with classes taught in English by American and Italian law professors. Pursue internships abroad or at-home enabled by the early program dates

TOKYO: Semester or year long: The only ABA-approved semester abroad program located in Asia. J.D. students might also be able to take advantage of the opportunity to apply credits earned in Tokyo towards Temple’s LL.M. in Transnational Law

Study Abroad Week Schedule:

TUESDAY 9/17

  • 9-10:30 AM: Meet the Rome faculty, staff and alums for espresso and Italian pastries (2nd floor lobby)
  • 12-1 PM: Rome, Tokyo and partner school programs Information session (Room 2A)
  • 5-6 PM: Meet the Japan faculty, staff and alums (2nd floor lobby)

WEDNESDAY 9/18

  • 12-1 PM Information Session: How Japan study abroad can further your career goals (Room 2A)

THURSDAY 9/19

  • 5-6 PM Rome Party: Aperol spritzes, prosecco, appetizers, and international trivia (2nd floor lobby)

FRIDAY 9/20

  • 9-5 PM: Individual Consultations for Japan Program (by appointment – Room 702)

If you have any questions, please stop by room 710 or call the program office at 215.204.1448

Financial Planning Webinar – September 18th at 7 p.m.

If you were not able to come the first time, we are offering another opportunity for you to participate in a webinar conducted by AccessMax titled Financial Planning for Law School Students.  From developing a simple spending plan to outlining a financial plan, smart money strategies lay the foundation for every law students’ personal and professional success story.  This webinar teaches students how to apply core concepts of personal finance to make confident decisions about money and better achieve their short and long-term goals.  Rukiya Harris-Maiorano and Larry Bridges from the Law School Financial Aid Office will be joining the presenters to address any questions specific to Temple Law Student.  You can register for the webinar here.

Job Opportunity – Class Assistants for Trial Advocacy Program 

If you are interested in applying to be a class assistant in the Trial Advocacy program please email Mary Beth Wilson at mwilson6@temple.edu today for available days and time(s).  Please note that class assistant’s are expected to attend each class and play witness roles as needed; act as a liason between the Trial Ad Office, instructors, and students; contact students with changes in assignments, dates, or other information; and make sure all forms are distributed, completed, and returned as instructed.  Payment is $12/hour. Work Study is preferred, but not required. Questions?  Contact mwilson6@temple.edu.  The schedule of classes is below.

Job Opportunity – Professor Amy Sinden is Hiring a Research Assistant

Professor Amy Sinden is looking for interested law second, third or fourth year J.D. students to work with her as part-time research assistants during the Fall 2019 semester on projects relating to environmental law.  Possible topics will include the role of cost-benefits analysis in EPA rule making, general administrative law topics, and climate change.  Work study required.  Interest in and knowledge of environmental law, administrative law, and/or economics is a plus, but not required.  Please send resume and transcript (unofficial is fine) to amy.sinden@temple.edu.

Community Notice – Lost and Found

A pink portable power pack for an I-Phone was found and it is in Barrack Hall, Suite 103.

Job Opportunity – Law Library Student Workers 

Law Library Student Workers will perform a variety of tasks under the supervision of the Head of Public Services Librarian.  Tasks include information desk shifts, answering the phone, providing customer service to members of the law school, paging reserve materials, physical processing of books, editing current catalog records, shelving, and other projects as assigned.  Student Workers will be assigned shifts during the library’s public service hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-5pm; and Saturday/Sunday 12pm-6pm.  Scheduling is flexible within those hours.  Work study students are preferred.  The Law Library may opt to renew this position for future semesters.  Interested students should contact Charlie Perkins at charles.perkins@temple.edu with a resume and cover letter.

Job Opportunity – Law Library Research Assistant 

Law Library Research Assistants will work in the Temple Law Library’s Public Services department, providing research assistance for faculty scholarship and participating in special projects that support reference activities.  Students are expected to work 10 hours/week during the semester, but scheduling is flexible.  Qualified candidates will have completed a law school first-year legal research and writing class.  Work student students are preferred.  The Law Library may opt to renew this position for future semesters.  Interested students should contact Julie Randolph at julie.randolph@temple.edu with a cover letter and resume.

Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

The Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is a competition that brings students from law schools across the country to compete with each other in a mock trial as if between nations at the International Court of Justice.  The Jessup Team will be responsible for researching and writing legal briefs for both sides in a dispute between two fictitious countries.  Students will then form two teams of two to argue a side before a panel of judges, the majority of whom are actual judges or attorneys involved in the practice of international law.  This will involve a significant time commitment over the course of the late fall and beginning of the spring semester.  Students may earn 2 credits for their Spring Semester.  If interested, please email Kyle Offenbecher at kyle.offenbecher@temple.edufor more details.

Women’s Law Caucus Scholarship Application 2019 – 2020

This year, the Women’s Law Caucus would like to support three deserving upper level students (i.e., 2Ls, 2LEs, 3Ls, 3LEs, and 4LEs) by awarding each a $1,000 scholarship. To ensure fairness, the WLC Executive Board will not be participating in selection, nor will WLC Executive Board members be allowed to apply. Instead, a Selection Committee comprised of members of the faculty and administration will choose the recipients of the scholarships. The scholarships are focused on community involvement in general, legal community involvement, dedication to the advancement of women in the legal community, and financial need. We strongly encourage all to apply.  The application can be found here.  Should applicants have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Co-Presidents, Miranda Bovit and Cami Garcia-Flahaut, at miranda.bovit@temple.edu or camille.garcia-flahaut@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays – Weekly Mindfulness Begins September 9th

Everyone can participate in a 20-minute guided mindfulness meditation practice.  Mindful meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  No experience is necessary.  Starting Monday, September 9, 2019 join Professor deGuzman at noon in K5B.

Volunteer Opportunity with the Employment Advocacy Project

The Employment Advocacy Project (EAP) provides students with an opportunity to advocate for clients at unemployment compensation hearings downtown at 8th and Market and write legal briefs submitted to the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review.  To become an active advocate, you must have weekly availability to take hearings; however other interested students can train and shadow hearings this fall to be ready for future semesters.  If you are interested, please fill out this form by Thursday, September 12th.  Questions?  Please email Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu.

Help the Law Library Name the Kangaroos!

The Law Library Kangaroos need names!  Email your suggestions to tulawlib@temple.edu or make a suggestion in person at the Library’s 3rd floor information desk.  Finalists will be chosen by the librarians from all names submitted by September 12th.  The Law School community will get to vote from among the finalists September 16-20th.  The winner will be announced at the Law Library Open House on September 24th.  Thanks for your suggestions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2019 – Week 2

Labor Day Weekend Hours

We hope you all have a safe and relaxing holiday weekend.  Please note that Klein Hall will be open on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (7AM-10:30PM).  The Law Library will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2).

Save The Date – September 12th 12PM K2B – “Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump”

Please mark your calendar: On Thursday, September 12 at noon in K2B, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law at Penn State will give a talk on her new book, Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump;  Jill Family, Commonwealth Professor of Law and Government and Director, Law and Government Institute at Widener-Harrisburg will comment.  The book provides an insightful and detailed overview of developments in immigration law and policy under the first 18 months of the Trump administration.  Prof. Wadhia is one of the country’s leading experts in prosecutorial discretion and has been leading the charge to challenge the Trump administrations myriad of unlawful efforts to restrict immigration.  Prof. Family is one of the country’s leading experts in the intersection of administrative law and immigration law, and has testified before Congress on related topics.  Free pizza will be served!  This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for International Law and Public Policy and the Sheller Center for Social Justice.  We hope to see you there!

Job Opportunity – Class Assistants for Trial Advocacy Program 

If you are interested in applying to be a class assistant in the Trial Advocacy program please email Mary Beth Wilson at mwilson6@temple.edu today for available days and time(s).  Please note that class assistant’s are expected to attend each class and play witness roles as needed; act as a liason between the Trial Ad Office, instructors, and students; contact students with changes in assignments, dates, or other information; and make sure all forms are distributed, completed, and returned as instructed.  Payment is $12/hour. Work Study is preferred, but not required. Questions?  Contact mwilson6@temple.edu.  The schedule of classes is below.

Campus Resources and Student Services Fair – September 4th

Please join us on September 4th 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to meet representatives from the University, law school, and community to learn how you can be supported throughout law school.  Campus Recreation, Barnes and Noble, the Wellness Resource Center, and more will be in Klein on the first and second floors.  We hope to see you there!

Job Opportunity – Professor Amy Sinden is Hiring a Research Assistant

Professor Amy Sinden is looking for interested law second, third or fourth year J.D. students to work with her as part-time research assistants during the Fall 2019 semester on projects relating to environmental law.  Possible topics will include the role of cost-benefits analysis in EPA rule making, general administrative law topics, and climate change.  Work study required.  Interest in and knowledge of environmental law, administrative law, and/or economics is a plus, but not required.  Please send resume and transcript (unofficial is fine) to amy.sinden@temple.edu.

Job Opportunity – Law Library Student Workers 

Law Library Student Workers will perform a variety of tasks under the supervision of the Head of Public Services Librarian.  Tasks include information desk shifts, answering the phone, providing customer service to members of the law school, paging reserve materials, physical processing of books, editing current catalog records, shelving, and other projects as assigned.  Student Workers will be assigned shifts during the library’s public service hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-5pm; and Saturday/Sunday 12pm-6pm.  Scheduling is flexible within those hours.  Work study students are preferred.  The Law Library may opt to renew this position for future semesters.  Interested students should contact Charlie Perkins at charles.perkins@temple.edu with a resume and cover letter.

Job Opportunity – Law Library Research Assistant 

Law Library Research Assistants will work in the Temple Law Library’s Public Services department, providing research assistance for faculty scholarship and participating in special projects that support reference activities.  Students are expected to work 10 hours/week during the semester, but scheduling is flexible.  Qualified candidates will have completed a law school first-year legal research and writing class.  Work student students are preferred.  The Law Library may opt to renew this position for future semesters.  Interested students should contact Julie Randolph at julie.randolph@temple.edu with a cover letter and resume.

Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition

The Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is a competition that brings students from law schools across the country to compete with each other in a mock trial as if between nations at the International Court of Justice.  The Jessup Team will be responsible for researching and writing legal briefs for both sides in a dispute between two fictitious countries.  Students will then form two teams of two to argue a side before a panel of judges, the majority of whom are actual judges or attorneys involved in the practice of international law.  This will involve a significant time commitment over the course of the late fall and beginning of the spring semester.  Students may earn 2 credits for their Spring Semester.  If interested, please email Kyle Offenbecher at kyle.offenbecher@temple.edufor more details.

Eagles Spirit Day – Thursday September 5th

Temple Law is Philly Proud! Celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 Philadelphia Eagles season by wearing your best Eagles gear. Don’t forget – the season home opener is Sunday, September 8 at 1PM against the Washington Redskins.

Women’s Law Caucus Scholarship Application 2019 – 2020

This year, the Women’s Law Caucus would like to support three deserving upper level students (i.e., 2Ls, 2LEs, 3Ls, 3LEs, and 4LEs) by awarding each a $1,000 scholarship. To ensure fairness, the WLC Executive Board will not be participating in selection, nor will WLC Executive Board members be allowed to apply. Instead, a Selection Committee comprised of members of the faculty and administration will choose the recipients of the scholarships. The scholarships are focused on community involvement in general, legal community involvement, dedication to the advancement of women in the legal community, and financial need. We strongly encourage all to apply.  The application can be found here.  Should applicants have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Co-Presidents, Miranda Bovit and Cami Garcia-Flahaut, at miranda.bovit@temple.edu or camille.garcia-flahaut@temple.edu.

Drop/Add Reminder

Please remember that the Drop/Add period ends TOMORROW Friday, August 31st at 1PM.  If you have any questions or want to talk about course scheduling please email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu or britt.walden@temple.edu.

Technology Resources for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Do you need to know how to change your email account to your name?  Do you need the Microsoft Download link?  This helpful video can answer many of your technology questions.  Click here to view the video.

Community Reminder – Temple Campus is Smoke Free

Just a reminder that tobacco-free campus policy applies to all U.S. Temple University facilities, properties and vehicles. Smoking and the use of tobacco products shall not be permitted in any buildings, parking lots, pathways, covered entrances, sports/recreational facilities and stadiums, Liacouras Walk, Polett Walk, Beasley Walk, the Bell Tower and adjacent lawns, O’Connor Plaza, and any other campus walkways or plazas. Where Temple buildings are adjacent to public sidewalks or streets, smoking and the use of tobacco products is prohibited on those public sidewalks and streets within 20 feet of building entrances.  If you have any questions please email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays – Weekly Mindfulness Begins September 9th

Everyone can participate in a 20-minute guided mindfulness meditation practice.  Mindful meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  No experience is necessary.  Starting Monday, September 9, 2019 join Professor deGuzman at noon in K5B.

Dean’s Invitation Forum & Luncheon

We welcome 2017 Inductee to the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, Judge David R. Herndon to talk about advocacy and his career path.  Please join us on September 17 at noon in Shusterman Hall.  RSVP required.

 

 

 

 

Fall 2019 – Week 1

Office of Public Interest Programs Community Service Project – TOMORROW

Join the newest members of the Temple Law family and your fellow classmates at this year’s annual 1L Community Service Project – the Glenwood Neighborhood CleanupHands-on work brings immediate and much-needed impact.  Roll up your sleeves and get to know your fellow classmates, our city, its special neighborhoods, and our local leaders at this annual kick-off service opportunity.

  • When:   Saturday, August 24, 2019.    9:30 am – 12 pm
  • Where:  1300 W. Auburn St., Philadelphia   (Glenwood Neighborhood)
  • ** Lunch and all supplies will be provided **
  • RSVP Here:    https://forms.gle/UZUqZJdRM2p6QLex6

The Office of Public Interest Programs remains grateful to our valued community partners who make this (and other) events possible and rewarding for our students! Questions?  Contact:  Jorge.Godoy@temple.edu

Temple BLSA Welcome Back Cookout – TOMORROW at 1PM

Please join the Temple Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) as well as members of BLSA from Penn Law, Drexel Law, and Villanova Law for a welcome back celebration TOMORROW AT 1PM at 1220 N. Broad Street.

Fall 2019 Course Schedule with Room Assignments

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our upper level students back to school on Monday, August 26th.  Please click here to view the Fall 2019 course schedule with room assignments.

Drop/Add Reminder

Please remember that the Drop/Add period will be ending on Friday, August 31st.  If you have any questions or want to talk about course scheduling please email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu or britt.walden@temple.edu.

Upper Level Student Lockers

Upper level students can obtain a locker starting Monday, August 26th.  Please stop by Barrack Hall, Suite 103 or email Kathy Wilson at kilson@temple.edu.  Please include your year in law school.  For those who are unable to come to Barrack Hall, Ms. Wilson will be in Klein Hall at the Help Desk on Monday August 26th and Tuesday August 27th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Technology Resources for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Do you need to know how to change your email account to your name?  Do you need the Microsoft Download link?  This helpful video can answer many of your technology questions.  Click here to view the video.

Fall 2019 Experiential Courses – Openings Available

We are delighted to let you know that there are a few spots remaining in the following clinics: the Innocence Project, Housing Mediation, the Mazzoni Center, the City Solicitor, the Federal Defender, and Reentry Court.  Please review the Course Bulletin for more details and Banner for the most up to date openings.  In particular, you can learn more about Reentry Court here and here.

There are also two School Designed Practicums with spots remaining: Women Against Abuse and the Child Advocacy Unit of the Defender Association.  Please review the Practicum Catalogue for more details: you will find the application procedure for Women Against Abuse beginning on page 4 and the Child Advocacy Unit on page 16.  Both applications are due Monday, August 26th by 5:00 p.m.  Questions?  Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu.

Add/Drop Help Desk Hours

Come to the Help Desk the week of August 26th from 11:30-1 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. if you need assistance finalizing your Fall 2019 schedule.  The Help Desk is located on the second floor of Klein Hall near the entrance.

Engage and Explore: Student Organization Fair – Tuesday August 27th

Please join us on August 27th from 4:30-6:30PM.  Temple Law School has over 30 student organizations and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.  Connect with the organization that matches your interests, gather information, and get involved.  The Fair will be held on the first and second floors of Klein.  General contact information for most organizations can be found on the website or you can connect directly with specific student leaders.

Campus Resources and Student Services Fair – September 4th

Please join us on September 4th 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to meet representatives from the University, law school, and community to learn how you can be supported throughout law school.  Campus Recreation, Barnes and Noble, the Wellness Resource Center, and more will be in Klein on the first and second floors.  We hope to see you there!

Mindful Mondays – Weekly Mindfulness Begins September 9th

Everyone can participate in a 20-minute guided mindfulness meditation practice.  Mindful meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  No experience is necessary.  Starting Monday, September 9, 2019 join Professor deGuzman at noon in K5B.

Dean’s Invitation Forum & Luncheon

We welcome 2017 Inductee to the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, Judge David R. Herndon to talk about advocacy and his career path.  Please join us on September 17 at noon in Shusterman Hall.  RSVP required.