Fall 2018 – Week 6

Dear Students,

In this issue you will find important information about the following topics listed below.

  • 2019 D.C. Law and Public Policy Program – Application Now Open!
  • Office of Career Services – Practice Area Week – Plan to Attend a Panel Discussion
  • Register to Vote in Pennsylvania – Deadline October 9th
  • Interested in Space Law?  Apply for a weekend conference!
  • Do you use Westlaw?  Attend the Research Training to Improve Research Skills – October 3rd
  • Law Student Mental Health Day – Breakfast Sponsored by Ballard Sphar LLP – 10/10/18 – RSVP
  • Volunteers needed for Temple Mock Trial – November 3 & 4, 2018
  • Save the Date: Eagles Watch Party – October 7th in the 3rd Floor Lounge at Barrack Hall – RSVP!
  • FBI Internships – Deadline to Apply October 14, 2018
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association – Student Membership Application – Please Consider Joining

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2019 Application Open! 2019 Summer D.C. Law & Public Policy Program

The application period for the D.C. Law and Public Policy Program is now open for 2L, 2LE and 3LE classes.  The priority deadline is November 20, 2018, and the final deadline is January 25, 2019.  Apply early!  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and space is limited.  If you have questions about the program, please email Prof. Nancy Knauer at nancy.knauer@temple.edu.  The CPM posting can be found here.

Office of Career Services – “Practice Area Week” – October 1st-4th

Public Interest Panel – October 1, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm – K1D

  • Join OCS and a panel of public interest attorneys for a discussion on careers in public interest law.

Litigation Panel – October 3, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm – K1D

  • Join the OCS and a panel of litigation attorneys from large, medium and small firm practice for a discussion about litigation careers and career paths.

Transactional Panel – October 4, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm – K1E

  • Join OCS and a panel of attorneys specializing in various areas of transactional practice for a discussions about transactional work and career paths.

Public Interest & Pro Bono Information Session – 10/3/2018, 12-1 pm, K6A

  • Learn about volunteer opportunities on campus and beyond directly from legal service organizations here in Philadelphia.  Information about current project and upcoming training events will be provided.

Register to Vote for November Elections

The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania before the November election is October 9, 2018.  You can register here or here.

Interested in Space Law?

This Space Law Network will fund legal internships at NASA, as well as bring students from all over the U.S. to numerous national conferences, where they’ll hear from leading scholars.  One such conference is coming up and interested students should consider attending.  A scholarship is available and the application for the scholarship can be found here.  To learn more about the event, which will be held in New York City, October 18-20, 2018 click here.

Do you use Westlaw?  Plan to Attend the 1L Research Training Session 10/3/18

Improve your research skills with Westlaw Training on October 3rd from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in Klein 2A.  Lunch will be served.  Questions?  Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Law Student Mental Health Day – October 10th – Save the Date

Law Student Mental Health Week is coming up.  On October 10th Ballard Sphar LLP will host breakfast (avocado toast and a juice bar) to commemorate Law Student Mental Health Day. The breakfast will take place from 10AM – 11AM. Dean Mandel will begin the day and the breakfast with brief remarks. Please plan to attend at 10AM.  RSVP to britt.walden@temple.edu.

Temple Mock Trial – Volunteers Needed for November 3-4, 2018

Volunteer judges are needed for Temple’s collegiate invitational tournament.  The tournament will be held on November 3 and 4th at Temple University Beasley School of Law.  Sign up to be a judge here. We hope you can volunteer your time to this terrific event!

Community Event: Eagles Watch Party October 7th 4PM

You are invited to take a break from studying, grab some pizza, and cheer on the Eagles on Sunday October 7th from 4-7:30PM in the 3rd Floor Lounge in Barrack Hall.  Please RSVP to Britt Walden at britt.walden@temple.edu.

FBI – Internship Positions – Deadline to Apply 10/14/18

The FBI is seeing legal interns.  This opportunity is posted on the CPM but is not yet visible to our 1L students so we wanted to mention it here.   The Deadline for applications is October 14, 2018.  Please note that we are allowed to announce this position to 1L and upper level students because NALP makes an exception for positions involving background checks.  Questions? Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Pennsylvania Bar Association – Student Membership

The Pennsylvania Bar Association is a wonderful organization and student membership is free of charge.  The PBA provides students the opportunity to gain valuable professional experiences through involvement in our sections and committees, engagement with practicing lawyers and members of the judiciary, and participating in our service projects such as Wills for Heroes, the High School Mock Trial Competition and our soon-to-be launched Constitution initiative.  Our new E-Mentorship Program between the Young Lawyers Division and our law student members will provide another avenue for students to gain additional support and professional growth through contact with practicing, successful attorneys who are not too far out of law school themselves.  The PBA law student application is available online and you can access the application here:  http://www.pabar.org/site/Non-member/Student-Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2018 – Week 5

Dear Students,

In this issue you will find important information about the following topics listed below.

  • 1L Westlaw Research Training – October 3rd 12PM
  • FBI Internships – Deadline to Apply October 14, 2018
  • Temple Law Day – Students Invited – September 26, 2018 5PM
  • 1L Introduction to the Office of Career Services – Please Plan to Attend
  • Public Interest Law – Panel Presentation – September 24, 2018 12PM
  • 1L ACE Sessions:  September 25th, 26th, and 27th
  • Message from Prof. Sinden: Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court (2 student spots available)
  • Register to Vote in Pennsylvania – Deadline 10/9/18
  • Army Court of Criminal Appeals Visit – September 26, 2018
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association – Student Membership Application – Please Consider Joining
  • Temple Law International Law Week – Save the Date – Events September 25-29, 2018

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1L Westlaw Research Training – October 3rd 12-1PM K2A

Looking to improve your research skills on Westlaw?  Come to the training October 3rd from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in room Klein 2A.  Lunch will be served.  Questions? Email mai.le@temple.edu.

FBI – Internship Positions – Deadline to Apply 10/14/18

The FBI is seeing legal interns.  This opportunity is posted on the CPM but is not yet visible to our 1L students so we wanted to mention it here.   The Deadline for applications is October 14, 2018.  Please note that we are allowed to announce this position to 1L and upper level students because NALP makes an exception for positions involving background checks.  Questions? Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Temple Law Day – Student Invitation 9/26/18 5PM

Students are encouraged to attend Temple Law Day on September 26, 2018 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Becker Lobby of the U.S. Courthouse located at 601 Market Street.  Temple Law alumni and members of the state and federal judiciary will conduct a panel presentation on topics in immigration law.  A cocktail reception will follow.  Questions? Email lcareer@temple.edu.

1L Career Services Orientation Sessions

1L students should plan to attend a session conducted by Assistant Dean Melissa Lennon to learn about the Office of Career Services and the services and resources available.  Presentations will take place on September 25th in Klein 1D from 12-1:00 p.m., September 25th in Klein 2B from 5:00-6:00 p.m., and September 28th in Klein 1D from 12-1:00 p.m.  Questions? Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Public Interest – Direct Services Career Presentation – 9/24/18

Interested in public interest work? Please join your follow classmates, key leaders of on-campus students organizations, and Jorge Godoy, Director of Public Interest Programs, for the Law & Public Interest: Direct Services discussion on September 24th in Klein 7B from 12:00-1:00 p.m.  Questions? Email lcareer@temple.edu.

1L ACE Counselor Sessions on Synthesis

On September 25, 26th, and 27th for 1L day students, and September 26th for 1L evening students, ACE counselors will be holding sessions on how they synthesized for Contracts, Torts, and Criminal Law.  As these sessions are subject specific, not section specific, rules and synthesis will be covered throughout all sessions, so please know you can attend one session as you see fit.

September 25th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Room Klein 2A – Synthesis (Contracts), September 26th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Klein 2A – Synthesis (Torts), September 26th, 5:30 to 6:20 p.m., Room Klein 2B – Synthesis (Evening) and September 27th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Klein 2A – Synthesis (Criminal Law)

Food will be provided.  Questions?  Contact Mai Le, Associate Director of Academic & Professional Success, at mai.le@temple.edu.

Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court (2 spots available for Temple Students)

The American Inn of Court is a national organization dedicated to increasing collegiality within the legal profession.  Local chapters of practicing attorneys meet regularly 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.  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.

They all come together once a month on Wednesday evening from about 5:30 to 7:30-8PM.  The first hour is purely social (with food and drink provided) and during the second hour, a subset of the larger group puts on a continuing legal education presentation.  Student members are assigned a mentor and are also included in these small groups that organize group presentations.

Each year, the Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court invites 2 students from each of the area law schools (including Temple) to join.  For students interested in a career in environmental law, especially one in the Philadelphia area, this is a great networking opportunity.  If you are interested in being considered for membership this year, please email Professor Amy Sinden, amy.sinden@temple.edu, by Sunday, Sept. 23rd with a resume and a paragraph explaining why this opportunity is of particular interest to you.

Community Notice: Register to Vote Deadline for November Elections

The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania before the November election is October 9, 2018.  You can register here or here.

Army Court of Criminal Appeals

The Amy Court of Criminal Appeals will be holding oral arguments in the Moor Court Room on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  This is a tremendous opportunity to watch a complete appellate argument.  You will also be able to meet and engage with the advocates as well as the judge.  It is a chance to discuss not only the process but a legal career with the military.  The hearing and Q&A will be from 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Pennsylvania Bar Association – Student Membership

The Pennsylvania Bar Association is a wonderful organization and student membership is free of charge.  The PBA provides students the opportunity to gain valuable professional experiences through involvement in our sections and committees, engagement with practicing lawyers and members of the judiciary, and participating in our service projects such as Wills for Heroes, the High School Mock Trial Competition and our soon-to-be launched Constitution initiative.  Our new E-Mentorship Program between the Young Lawyers Division and our law student members will provide another avenue for students to gain additional support and professional growth through contact with practicing, successful attorneys who are not too far out of law school themselves.  The PBA law student application is available online and you can access the application here:  http://www.pabar.org/site/Non-member/Student-Application

REGISTRATION OPEN: Certificate in Litigation and Trial Advocacy

Registration is open for all graduating students (January and May grads) interested in the Certificate in Litigation and Trial Advocacy (registration deadline is September 28, 2018).  You must register to earn the Certificate.  To learn more about the Certificate, please see the website here:  https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/degrees/certificates/litigation/.   The registration form can be found here and should be returned to either Professor Jacobson in Klein Hall 614 or to Mary Beth Wilson in Klein Hall 612.  Questions?  Please email Prof. Sara Jacobson, Director of Trial Advocacy Programs at sara.jacobson@temple.edu.

International Law Week – September 25-28 in Klein Hall

Temple Law will be celebrating International Law Week September 25-28 in Klein Hall, 2nd Floor.  Please join students, faculty, staff and alum for the programming throughout the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2018 – Week 4

Dear Students,

In this issue you will find important information about the following topics listed below.

  • Message from Prof. Sinden: Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court (2 student spots available)
  • Summer 2019 – Job Search Information Session for 2L/2LE students – September 17, 2018
  • 1L ACE Sessions: September 18th and 19th
  • Register to Vote in Pennsylvania – Deadline 10/9/18
  • Army Court of Criminal Appeals Visit – Save the Date – September 26, 2018
  • Temple Law & Public Policy Program in Washington, D.C. – Information Session 9/20/18 12PM
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association – Student Membership Application – Please Consider Joining
  • Certificate in Litigation and Trial Advocacy – Registration Open!
  • Temple Law International Law Week – Save the Date – Events September 25-29, 2018
  • 1st Wellness Walk/Run with Profs. Morrow and Levy on Kelly Drive – 9/15/18 11AM
  • Teaching Assistants Needed for Fall 2018 Trial Advocacy Programs – Apply Here!
  • 3LDay and 4LEs: Save the Date – PA Board of Law Examiners Visit 9/18/18 K1D 12PM

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Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court (2 spots available for Temple Students)

The American Inn of Court is a national organization dedicated to increasing collegiality within the legal profession.  Local chapters of practicing attorneys meet regularly 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.  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.

They all come together once a month on Wednesday evening from about 5:30 to 7:30-8PM.  The first hour is purely social (with food and drink provided) and during the second hour, a subset of the larger group puts on a continuing legal education presentation.  Student members are assigned a mentor and are also included in these small groups that organize group presentations.

Each year, the Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court invites 2 students from each of the area law schools (including Temple) to join.  For students interested in a career in environmental law, especially one in the Philadelphia area, this is a great networking opportunity.  If you are interested in being considered for membership this year, please email Professor Amy Sinden, amy.sinden@temple.edu, by Sunday, Sept. 23rd with a resume and a paragraph explaining why this opportunity is of particular interest to you.

Summer 2019 Job Search Information Session for 2L/3LE Students

On Monday, September 17, 2018, the Office of Career Services will be hosting a discussion with 2L/3LE students as they move past OCI, and begin to explore next steps in continuing the summer job search process.  There will be two presentations, the first is from 12:00-12:50 pm in K2A and the second is from 5:00-5:50 pm in K1D.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

1L & 1LE ACE Sessions on Synthesis

The next ACE session will be held on September 18th (1L day students) and September 19th (1L evening students).  Prof. Shellenberger and Associate Director of Academic and Professional Success, Mai Le, will teach you the important skill of synthesis – the process of integrating a rule from several cases.

1L Day:  September 18th, 12:00 to 1:00 pm in Klein 2A

1L Evening: September 19th, 5:30 to 6:20 pm in Klein 2B

Food will be provided.  Questions?  Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu. We look forward to synthesizing with you next week.

Community Notice: Register to Vote Deadline for November Elections

The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania before the November election is October 9, 2018.  You can register here or here.

Army Court of Criminal Appeals

The Amy Court of Criminal Appeals will be holding oral arguments in the Moor Court Room on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  This is a tremendous opportunity to watch a complete appellate argument.  You will also be able to meet and engage with the advocates as well as the judge.  It is a chance to discuss not only the process but a legal career with the military.  The hearing and Q&A will be from 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

2019 Law & Public Policy Program in D.C. – Information Session 9/20/18 12PM

Are you interested in how federal law actually gets made?  In experiencing the role lawyers play in shaping and implementing public policy?  In translating your beliefs into real proposals for change?  Would you like to explore living and working in our nation’s capital?  If so, you should consider becoming a Law & Public Policy Scholar.  Please join Prof. Knauer for an informational meeting about the Program on Thursday, September 20 at 12:00 noon in Klein 2A.  Students should also feel free to contact Prof. Nancy Knauer at nancy.knauer@temple.edu to discuss any questions. Here is the link to the live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNWyaQyGYSk

Pennsylvania Bar Association – Student Membership

The Pennsylvania Bar Association is a wonderful organization and student membership is free of charge.  The PBA provides students the opportunity to gain valuable professional experiences through involvement in our sections and committees, engagement with practicing lawyers and members of the judiciary, and participating in our service projects such as Wills for Heroes, the High School Mock Trial Competition and our soon-to-be launched Constitution initiative.  Our new E-Mentorship Program between the Young Lawyers Division and our law student members will provide another avenue for students to gain additional support and professional growth through contact with practicing, successful attorneys who are not too far out of law school themselves.  The PBA law student application is available online and you can access the application here:  http://www.pabar.org/site/Non-member/Student-Application

REGISTRATION OPEN: Certificate in Litigation and Trial Advocacy

Registration is open for all graduating students (January and May grads) interested in the Certificate in Litigation and Trial Advocacy (registration deadline is September 28, 2018).  You must register to earn the Certificate.  To learn more about the Certificate, please see the website here:  https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/degrees/certificates/litigation/.   The registration form can be found here and should be returned to either Professor Jacobson in Klein Hall 614 or to Mary Beth Wilson in Klein Hall 612.  Questions?  Please email Prof. Sara Jacobson, Director of Trial Advocacy Programs at sara.jacobson@temple.edu.

International Law Week – September 25-28 in Klein Hall

Temple Law will be celebrating International Law Week September 25-28 in Klein Hall, 2nd Floor.  Please join students, faculty, staff and alum for the programming throughout the week.

1st Wellness Run/Walk with Professors Levy & Morrow – THIS SATURDAY

Come join Professors Levy and Morrow begin this Saturday, September 15 to build community and find balance along Kelly Drive. All fitness levels are welcome! We will begin at 11AM at the Art Museum steps. RSVP to britt.walden@temple.edu.  Friends, family, pets welcome!

Trial Advocacy Programs – Classroom Assistants Needed

Class assistants are needed for Temple Law’s Integrated Trial Advocacy (ITAP) and Advanced Trial Advocacy (ATA) sections. Positions are open to any student who has completed the first year curriculum.  Class assistants will:

  • attend each skills class and play the witness role(s) as needed
  • act as liason between the Trial Advocacy Office, instructors, and students, i.e. contacting students with changes in assignments, dates, or other information; handouts, student feedback forms processing
  • make sure all forms are distributed, completed, and returned as instructed

The following instructors are in need of an assistant.

Payment is $10/hour. Work Study is preferred, but not required. Interested students should contact Ms. Mary Beth Wilson at mwilson6@temple.edu ASAP with the available time(s) you would like to be assigned. NOTE: This appointment fulfills one of the requirements for the ‘Trial Advocacy Certificate’ program.

PABOLE Temple Law Visit – September 18th 12PM K1D

In an effort to get information about the Bar Examination and the Character and Fitness process to our students earlier, we are delighted to let you know that the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will visit the law school on September 18th at 12PM (in K1D).   This event will be live-streamed so that all can participate.  The PABOLE will discuss the Pennsylvania Bar Exam and admissions process.  This is a helpful presentation that includes information about the character and fitness process and we hope you will attend.   The PABOLE will be here again in the spring, however we encourage all graduating students to attend the fall presentation so that you obtain any necessary information early (the Character and Fitness process can be involved).   Questions?  Please email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2018 – Week 3

Dear Students,

In this issue you will find important information about the following topics listed below.

  • Temple Law’s Name Change Project – Sign Up Now
  • Certificate in Litigation and Trial Advocacy – Registration Open!
  • Tax Faculty Invitation to Participate in the Tax Challenge
  • Office of Career Services – Register for “Feds In Philly”, OCI Reminders, GPALS job fair
  • Temple Law International Law Week – Save the Date – Events September 25-29, 2018
  • 1L Lexis Training – “Research Tools” – Sept. 11th at 12PM – Lunch Served
  • Mindfulness Mondays with Professor Meg deGuzman Begin Monday, September 10th
  • RSVP for the 1st Wellness Walk/Run with Profs. Morrow and Levy on Kelly Drive – 9/15/18 11AM
  • Teaching Assistants Needed for Fall 2018 Trial Advocacy Programs – Apply Here!
  • 3LDay and 4LEs: Save the Date – PA Board of Law Examiners Visit