Fall 2018 – Week 15

Dear Students,

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

  • IMPORTANT ACTION NEEDED – Download Examplify for the Fall 2018 Exam Period
  • NCBE transitioning the MPRE
  • ABA Business Law Clerkship Program – Applications due January 7th
  • The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship – Applications due February 16th
  • Spring 2019 School Designed Practicum – Updated List of Opportunities – Applications Open
  • Mindful Mondays Continue – Plan to Attend at 12PM in K5B

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IMPORTANT – TAKE ACTION – Exam Software Download Schedule Fall, 2018

If you are planning to take your exams on a computer, you need to download and install Examplify – the software used for taking secured exams.  We ask that you please take action next week.  Beginning Monday, November 19, 2018, you should download Examplify and your exam files. To download Examplify, please go to the Examsoft website at examsoft.com/templelaw. Log in and follow the instructions. Your Student ID (under Exam takers) is your 9-digit TUID (found on your Temple ID card), and your password is the first letter of your first name + the first letter of your last name + the last 4 digits of your Student ID. Both letters are capitalized. (Example: Jane Doe 123456789 will be JD6789).  Once you have downloaded the software and installed it, you may elect to take any or all of your scheduled free-slot exams on your computer. Your exams are available under My Exams.
DEADLINE: Please make sure that you have downloaded and registered Examplify AND taken a practice exam by Monday, December 4 at 5PM. Please do not wait until the last minute to install the software and to download your exam files.  Here are the links to videos for installing Examplify on Windows and Mac:
If you experience any difficulty  downloading Exam Files or Examplify, please email lawexams@temple.edu as soon as possible. If you have non-technical questions or concerns, please contact jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

Spring 2019 School Designed Practicum Courses – New Opportunities

Have you reviewed the updated Spring 2019 School Designed Practicum Announcement and applied?  Questions?  Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

NCBE Transitioning the MPRE

NCBE will begin transitioning the MRPE from a paper-based to a computer-based delivery platform in August 2019.  An announcement sharing a more detailed transition schedule was posted on our website today; you can read the announcement here.

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

The ABA’s Business Law Section is now accepting applications for its Diversity Clerkship Program, a summer program that provides business law clerkship placements for qualified diverse first or second year law students.  Participating clerks receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices.  Roles and responsibilities of selected participants include researching cases, drafting memoranda and opinions, observing trials, and networking with local attorneys and judges.  Participants receive a $3,000 stipend.  Applications are due January 7, 2019.

The Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship

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

Mindful Mondays

Mindful Mondays continue every noon in K5B until Monday December 3rd.  Plan to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2018 – Week 13

Dear Students,

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

  • 1L and 1LE ACE Counselor Sessions – “Exam Taking Strategies”
  • Temple Police – Bicycle Registration & Free Kryptonite Locks – November 27th
  • Post-graduate Judicial Clerkship Information Session – November 20th
  • Spring 2019 State Court Honors Internship Program (3 credits) – 2L Day and 3LE Apply Now!
  • IMPORTANT ACTION NEEDED – Download Examplify Next Week for the Fall 2018 Exam Period
  • Exam Software Help Desk Hours/Schedule – Stop by for Assistance
  • Community Reminder: Wednesday, November 21 will follow a Friday class schedule
  • Wellness Walk/Run – November 17 – CANCELLED
  • Spring 2019 School Designed Practicum – Updated List of Opportunities – Applications Open
  • Mindful Mondays Continue – Plan to Attend at 12PM in K5B

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1L and 1LE ACE Counselor Sessions on Exam Strategies

ACE Counselors will be holding sessions on exam techniques specific to your Section.  Plan to attend!

Section 1 – November 27th – 12 to 1 pm, K1E

Section 2 – November 28th – 12 to 1 pm, K1E

Section 51 – November 28th – 5:30-6:20 pm, K2B

Section 3 – November 29th – 12 to 1 pm, K1E

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

Temple Police – Bicycle Registration – Kryptonite Locks Provided

Campus police will be at the Law School on November 27th from 4-6 p.m. 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.

Postgraduate Judicial Clerkship Information Session

Join Professor Green, Dean Lennon and Kristen Davis, of Career Services, on November 20th, from 4:00-5:00 in K1C for an informative discussion on postgraduate judicial clerkships.  The session will cover the benefits of a clerkship as well as the application process for both federal and state clerkships.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Spring 2019 State Court Honors Internship Program (3 credits) – Application is now open!

We are proud to offer the State Court Honors Internship Program (SCHIP). In this three (3) credit experiential program, second year day and third year evening/part-time students are offered an opportunity to work for a judge in the First Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students are educated on the structure, function, administration, and diversity of issues presented in the state judiciary, and gain practical experience with the various divisions in the First Judicial District. Working with the judges and their full-time clerks, students draft orders, research issues, prepare bench memoranda, and observe judicial proceedings.

Further program information, including the application and the selection procedure, can be found here.

Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

IMPORTANT – TAKE ACTION – Exam Software Download Schedule Fall, 2018

If you are planning to take your exams on a computer, you need to download and install Examplify – the software used for taking secured exams.  We ask that you please take action next week.  Beginning Monday, November 19, 2018, you should download Examplify and your exam files. To download Examplify, please go to the Examsoft website at examsoft.com/templelaw. Log in and follow the instructions. Your Student ID (under Exam takers) is your 9-digit TUID (found on your Temple ID card), and your password is the first letter of your first name + the first letter of your last name + the last 4 digits of your Student ID. Both letters are capitalized. (Example: Jane Doe 123456789 will be JD6789).  Once you have downloaded the software and installed it, you may elect to take any or all of your scheduled free-slot exams on your computer. Your exams are available under My Exams.
DEADLINE: Please make sure that you have downloaded and registered Examplify AND taken a practice exam by Monday, December 4 at 5PM. Please do not wait until the last minute to install the software and to download your exam files.  Here are the links to videos for installing Examplify on Windows and Mac:
If you experience any difficulty  downloading Exam Files or Examplify, please email lawexams@temple.edu as soon as possible. If you have non-technical questions or concerns, please contact jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

Exam Software Help Desk Hours

Student Services and the Law School Technology Team will be available for assistance with Examplify (see above posting).  The Exam Software Help Desk will run on the following days from 11:301:30PM and 5:307PM:
Monday, November 19
Tuesday, November 20
Monday, November 26
Tuesday, November 27
Wednesday, November 28
Thursday, November 29
Questions? Email lawexams@temple.edu.

Community Reminder: Wednesday, November 21 will follow a Friday class schedule.

Please remember that during the week of Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 21 will follow a Friday class schedule.

Final Fall 2018 Run/Walk November 17 CANCELLED

Unfortunately, this Saturday’s run/walk has been cancelled.  Thank you to everyone for their participation and enthusiasm this semester.  We look forward to seeing you in the Spring.  Questions, concerns, or comments?  Please let us know by emailing britt.walden@temple.edu. Be Healthy.  Be Balanced.  Be Well.

Spring 2019 School Designed Practicum Courses – New Opportunities

Applications for Spring 2019 School Designed Practicum Courses are open.  New opportunities have been added so be sure to periodically check the listings.  Application information can be found here.  Questions?  Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Mindful Mondays continue every noon in K5B until Monday December 3rd.  Plan to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2018 – Week 12

Dear Students,

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

  • Veterans Day Message of all Temple Law Veterans
  • Spring 2019 State Court Honors Internship Program (3 credits) – 2L Day and 3LE Apply Now!
  • Clinic Spots Open – Community Lawyering Clinic – Register Now
  • APALSA  presents “Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling: Legal Panel and Networking Reception” – November 13th
  • Community Legal Services Open House – November 15
  • Department of Justice Internships Webinar – November 14 and 15
  • Community Reminder: Wednesday, November 21 will follow a Friday class schedule
  • Wellness Walk/Run – Final Event in 2018 – November 17 – Please join us!
  • 1L Day and 1L Evening ACE Sessions – Exam Techniques – November 13th & 14th
  • Spring 2019 School Designed Practicum – Updated List of Opportunities – Applications Open
  • Haverford Mock Trial Invitation – November 10 & 11
  • Mindful Mondays Continue – Plan to Attend at 12PM in K5B

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Veterans Day – Message of Thanks

Monday, November 11th is Veterans Day and we want to take this opportunity to recognize all of our Veterans, wish you a Happy Veterans Day, and thank you for your service.

Community Lawyering Clinic

The Community Lawyering Clinic has a few remaining slots.  In this 3 credit internal clinic students will work on real cases in landlord/tenant court, mortgage diversion court, and public aid hearings; advise on employment issues; and advocate for clients in many other settings.  Learn more about the clinic here.  Interested students should email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu ASAP (or register on Banner).

Spring 2019 State Court Honors Internship Program (3 credits) – Application is now open!

We are proud to offer the State Court Honors Internship Program (SCHIP). In this three (3) credit experiential program, second year day and third year evening/part-time students are offered an opportunity to work for a judge in the First Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students are educated on the structure, function, administration, and diversity of issues presented in the state judiciary, and gain practical experience with the various divisions in the First Judicial District. Working with the judges and their full-time clerks, students draft orders, research issues, prepare bench memoranda, and observe judicial proceedings.

Further program information, including the application and the selection procedure, can be found here.

Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

APALSA presents “Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling: Legal Panel and Networking Reception” 11/13/18

APALSA presents “Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling” on November 13th in the Moot Court Room at 5:30 p.m.  Please plan to attend this wonderful event.

Community Legal Services Law Student Open House – November 15

Community Legal Services, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, the Homeless Advocacy Project, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia VIP invite you to their Law Student Open House on Thursday, November 15 – 4-6 p.m. at 1424 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Webinar: Volunteer Legal Internships with the Department of Justice

The Office of the Attorney Recruitment and Management will host a webinar on legal internships with the DOJ on November 14th from 3-4 p.m. and November 15th from 12-1 pm.  This webinar will provide an opportunity for you to learn about summer and academic-year vacancies, the application process, and answer any of their questions about volunteer legal internships.  No RSVP is required just use the following link and password.  Link: https://ecs.acms.com/volunteer   Passcode:  10200

Community Reminder: Wednesday, November 21 will follow a Friday class schedule.

Please remember that during the week of Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 21 will follow a Friday class schedule.

Final Fall 2018 Run/Walk November 17

Let’s build community and find balance together 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 all invited! Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/168729550747603/

1L Day and 1L Evening ACE Sessions on Exam Techniques

On November 13 at 12 pm in K1E for day students, and November 14th at 5:30 pm in K2B for evening students, Prof. Shellenberger and Mai Le will discuss strategies for tackling exams.  Food will be provided.  Questions?  Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu.

Spring 2019 School Designed Practicum Courses – New Opportunities

Applications for Spring 2019 School Designed Practicum Courses are open.  New opportunities have been added so be sure to periodically check the listings.  Application information can be found here.  Questions?  Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu.

Haverford College Mock Trial – Volunteers Needed

Haverford College is in need of judges for their Mock Trial Competition.  There are two rounds each day of the tournament, making four in total.  If you are interested in judging, please complete this form.

Mindful Mondays

Mindful Mondays continue every noon in K5B until Monday December 3rd.  Plan to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2018 – Week 11

Dear Students,

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

  • Save the Date: OutLaw’s First Student Drag Show – November 8th
  • Exam Conflict Forms Due – November 5
  • 1L Exam Information Sessions – Software, What to Bring, Rules & More 11/6 & 11/7
  • Save the Date – APALSA  presents “Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling: Legal Panel and Networking Reception” – November 13th
  • Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers – November 5th CONFIDENTIAL OFFICE HOURS
  • Community Reminder – Day Light Savings Time – November 4th – Mark your calendars!
  • Spring 2019 Internal Clinic Registration Update
  • SPIN’S Fall Forum – November 6 – Save the Date!
  • PIPS Career Fair Information Session 11/5/18
  • Evening Division Student Resume Workshop – 11/7/18 5:15PM
  • Bar Exam Important Dates – Character and Fitness Information (All School)
  • PA Bar Foundation Law School Scholarship Opportunities
  • Fall 2018 Exam Schedule
  • “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
  • Invitation: World Recognition of Distinguished General Counsel: Honoring Anne Robinson & The Vanguard Group’s Office of the General Counsel
  • Leading With Your Voice Premiere EMBA Workshop – 11/10/18

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OutLaw’s 1st Student Drag Show – Please Save the Date – November 8th

Please mark your calendars for OutLaw’s 1st Student Drag Show on November 8th at 7:30PM in K1E.  We hope you will attend this wonderful event – proceeds will support SONG (Southerners on New Ground).

 

Exam Conflict Forms Due November 5th

All exam conflict forms are due Monday, November 5th.  You can fill out the form here and email it to Ms. Kathy Wilson at kilson@temple.edu.  Questions?  Please email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

1L Exam Information Sessions and Q&A

Exam information sessions will be held on on 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 jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

Save the Date – APALSA presents “Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling: Legal Panel and Networking Reception” 11/13/18

APALSA presents “Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling” on November 13th in the Moot Court Room at 5:30 p.m.  Please plan to attend this wonderful event.

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.

Community Reminder – Day Light Savings Time

Don’t forget to change your clocks on November 4th!

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 spencer.rand@temple.edu 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 katzs@temple.edu.

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 (jayarn@temple.edu).

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.

PIPS Career Fair Information Session – 11/5/18 12PM

Please join Kristen Davis and Jorge Godoy, of the Office of Career Services, for a presentation on the nuts and bolts of the PIPS Career Fair. You will learn about the fair, as well as the application process and upcoming deadlines.  November 5, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm, K2A.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Evening Division Student Resume Workshop – 11/7/18 5:15PM

Please join Kristen Davis and Committee of 51, for a Resume Workshop on November 7, 2018, 5:15-6:00pm, K1C. We will be reviewing the basics of a legal resume and working on revising your existing resume at the end of the workshop. Please bring your laptop, with a copy of your resume on it. You can register now on the CPM.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

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.

Exam Schedule

Please avoid communication with your professors with anything having to do with exams.

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 (kilson@temple.edu) 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.

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/Non-member/Student-Application

Mindful Mondays

Mindful Mondays continue every noon in K5B until Monday December 3rd.  Plan to attend!

World Recognition of Distinguished General Counsel: Honoring Anne Robinson & The Vanguard Group’s Office of the General Counsel

November 8, 2018, 8:30-10:45am, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium, 118 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.  The Directors Roundtable Institute invite you to attend a program for board of directors, their advisors and the business community in order to honor Anne Robinson, of the Vanguard Group. There is no fee to attend and continental breakfast will be served. For more information, and to register for this event, visit the Director’s Roundtable website.   Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Leading With Your Voice Premiere EMBA Workshop – 11/10/18

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Fox School of Business, Alter Hall 745.  Paul Abrams will provide best practices for public speaking, lead presentation exercises designed to apply new skills, and offer personalized suggestions for improvement. Coffee and bagels will be provided. For more information, and to register for this event, visit the public invite.   Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.