In this issue you will find important information about the following topics listed below
- Run/Walk – October 27 – Cancelled
- Philadelphia Diversity Law Group – Information Session November 1
- Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers – November 5th CONFIDENTIAL OFFICE HOURS
- Spring 2019 Internal Clinic Registration Update
- Wellness Update – University Health Flu Shot Information
- SPIN’S Fall Forum – November 6 – Save the Date!
- Bar Exam Important Dates – Character and Fitness Information (All School)
- PA Bar Foundation Law School Scholarship Opportunities
- Fall 2018 Exam Schedule
- 1L Exam Information Sessions – Software, What to Bring, Rules & More 10/31, 11/6 & 11/7
- Temple Law Japan – Apply Now!
- A Cybernorms Seminar Discussion – October 29 – Cancelled
- Volunteers needed for Temple Mock Trial – November 3 & 4, 2018
- “Police Use of Deadly Force: Through the Lens of Sport Psychology” – Presentation by Dr. John Heil 11/8/18 – Save the Date!
- Pennsylvania Bar Association – Student Membership Application – Please Consider Joining
- Mindful Mondays Continue – Plan to Attend at 12PM in K5B
- Community Reminder – Day Light Savings Time – November 4th – Mark your calendars!
Run/Walk – October 27 – Cancelled
Unfortunately due to the predicted inclement weather on Saturday we have to cancel this month’s run. Hopefully the weather will hold up for our final run on November 17. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please do not hesitate to let me know at email@example.com.
Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG) Information Session
Join PDLG Vice President of Programs, Lois Kimbol, for an information session about benefits, application process and eligibility requirements. The discussion will be held on November 1, 2018 from 12-1 p.m. in K1D. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers – Confidential Assistance – 11/5
Ms. Laurie Besden, Esquire, Deputy Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) will be in Klein 519 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on November 5th for a “closed door” assistance. Student can meet with Laurie to talk confidentially about addiction, alcohol issues, mental health disorders, gambling, stress, depression or ethical and bar related questions related to any of these issues. This is an opportunity to receive help and we encourage you to stop in to meet Laurie. As always, LCL is also 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.
Internal Clinical Programs – Spring 2019 Registration Update
We regret to inform you that three of our four in-house clinics (the Elderly Law Project, the Family Law Litigation Clinic, and the Sheller Center Social Justice Lawyering Clinic) are fully enrolled for the spring. There is still space to register for the Community Lawyering Clinic, and you can do so through the normal course registration process; please contact Professor Rand at email@example.com with questions about that clinic. If you are interested in the Family Law Litigation Clinic, Prof. Katz is maintaining a waitlist; you can email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you who were hoping to register for one of the fully enrolled clinics for spring 2019, we wanted to apologize and explain. In the spring of 2018, we piloted a new approach to in-house clinic registration, where students completed an application to be selected to enroll in clinics for Fall 2018 and for priority enrollment for Spring 2019 (rather than limiting clinical registration to once a year). We were surprised to find that students filled the spring 2019 clinics during the spring 2018 application process. We have learned from this pilot; in the 2019-20 academic year, we will allow students to apply for clinics the following semester only, which will ensure that students will be able to apply to all of the in-house clinics each semester. Thank you for your patience as we figure out the most effective and student-friendly approach to clinical registration. Please contact Associate Dean Jaya Ramji-Nogales with any questions (email@example.com).
Wellness Update – University Health – Flu Shots Available
The University offers flu shots to all community members – information on availability can be found here.
SPIN’S Fall Forum – “Cracks In The Justice System” 11/6/18 5:30PM
Please mark your calendars for SPIN’s Fall Forum “Cracks in the Justice System: Wrongful Convictions and Institutional Reform”. This wonderful event will be held on November 6th, from 5:30-7PM with a reception following.
Bar Exam Important Dates & Important Reminder For All Students
All students should be aware of the importance of determining the applicable character, fitness, and other requirements for admission to the bar in each jurisdiction in which you intend to seek admission to the bar. It is never to late to start this process. For those students who want important information about 2018/2019 dates and deadlines, the information can be found here.
PA Bar Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
This December, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation will award up to $12,000 in scholarship assistance to Pennsylvania residents attending the nine accredited law schools serving the state.
The James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation provides three, $3,000 scholarships, two of which are specifically dedicated to the support of historically underrepresented minority law students of African-American, Hispanic-American or Native American ancestry. Named after one of the Foundation’s most devoted supporters, the James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship is open Pennsylvania residents in their second year of a fulltime law school program or third year of a part-time program.
To be eligible, applicants must be or become law student members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association which is free for law students choosing to become electronic members, demonstrate financial need and good academic standing and submit an application that includes: proof of residency; an unofficial copy of a current academic transcript; a maximum of two recommendations; and a 500-word essay that describes how the applicant plans to demonstrate his/her/their potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession.
The Fall 2018 examination schedule is now available here. This Fall, the last day of classes is Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Exams will begin on Friday, December 7, 2018 and end on Thursday, December 20, 2018. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Student Services (Barrack 103) by Monday, November 5, 2018.
Hard copies of the schedule are available in the Student Services Office, Barrack Hall, Suite 103.
1L Exam Information Sessions and Q&A
Exam information sessions will be held on 10/31/18 at 5:45 pm in K1C, 11/6/18 K2B and 11/7/18 K2B at noon. We will cover important information like: what to expect when you take a law school exam, the exam procedure, software needed, what you can bring into an exam and more. Please bring any questions and concerns. We look forward to seeing you there. Questions? Please email email@example.com.
Temple Law Japan – Apply Now!
Interested in becoming a global legal scholar by studying in our Temple Law Japan Program? This spring you can take practical international law classes (including transferring up to 12 credits toward a post-JD Transnational Law LL.M.), gain internship experience, and discover Japan’s unique culture! Open to 2L and 3Ls. Deadline extended until Nov. 1. Apply now
CANCELLED – Cybernorms Seminar Discussion – October 29 4-6PM K1C
The Cybernorms event scheduled for October 29th, from 4 – 6 PM, in room 1KC, has been cancelled.
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!
Lecture Invitation – “Police Use of Deadly Force: Through the Lens of Sport Psychology” 11/8/18 5PM
You are invited to attend the lecture by Dr. John Heil, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, “Police Use of Deadly Force: Through the Lens of Sport Psychology” on Thursday, November 8th, 5-6:30 pm in Pearson Hall 212A.
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/
Mindful Mondays continue every noon in K5B until Monday December 3rd. Plan to attend!
Community Reminder – Day Light Savings Time
Don’t forget to change your clocks on November 4th!