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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Please email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 (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.
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 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.