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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com more details.
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.