Spring 2019 – Week 5

Spring Exam Schedule

The Spring 2019 Examination Schedule is now available here.  This Spring, the last day of classes is Monday, April 22nd.  Exams will begin on Wednesday, April 24th and end on Monday, May 6th.  Please be aware that the exam period is very compressed and that, under our exam conflict policy, you may likely 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, April 8th.

Hard copies of the schedule are available in the Student Services Office, Barrack Hall, Suite 103.

May 2019 Graduates – Important Step – Name Confirmation Extended to February 8th

All students who are graduating in May should check the spelling of their name by today, Friday, February 8th.  Please log into TUPortal, click Self-Service Banner, Student Tab, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.  You should check the spelling of your name carefully.  This is how it will appear in the Commencement Book and on your diploma.  Questions?  Contact Laura Frisby-Selby at lfrisby@temple.edu.

AGC Professional Development Academy

Today, Friday, February 8th from 1 to 5 pm on the 3rd floor of Barrack Hall, the AGC will have a Professional Development Academy with mock interviews, microaggression workshops, resume critiques, and networking.  This event is open to all and is not just meant for 1Ls! RSVP via the Google Form here.

PMC’s Law Student Writing Competition

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Law Student Writing Competition deadline is today! Send your submission to writingcontest@pmconline.org by Friday, February 8th for a chance to win $5,000!

Canvas Site for May and July 2019 Graduates

We now have a Canvas page for all 2019 Graduates.  We will use this page to let you know of important information regarding graduation.  You should have received an invite and we ask that you please accept it.

On Campus Interviewing: Round 2

The Office of Career Services is excited to announce that the application period for Round 2 of Spring 2019 On-Campus Interviews (OCI) is now open. Round 2 interviews will take place from 2/22 through 3/29. You may submit your applications to participating firms and other employers on the CPM. In order to apply, please do the following: Go to: https://law-temple.12twenty.com/

The deadlines to complete your applications for Round 2 of OCI are: 11:30 pm on Monday, February 11th for Kulzer & DiPadova and 12 pm on Friday, February 15th for all other employers. 

Meet and Greet with the Honorable Matthew Weintraub           

 

Join the Office of Career Services and the Honorable Matthew Weintraub, District Attorney of Bucks County, on February 11th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A. DA Weintraub is a Temple Law alumni who has enjoyed a successful career as a prosecutor. For any students interested in criminal law and/or criminal justice, this is a can’t miss opportunity. DA Weintraub will be answering questions from students, so be prepared! It can’t hurt to bring a copy of your resume, either! Pizza and soda will be served. Register for the event on CPM.

Student Health Insurance Open Enrollment

If you do not have health insurance, you have the option of enrolling in one of Temple University’s school-sponsored plans during the open enrollment period. The last day to enroll is Friday, February 15th.

If you enrolled during the Fall semester of 2018, you do not need to take any action.  Your coverage will continue through August 31, 2019. You MUST re-enroll in the Fall of 2019 to have coverage for the 2019-2020 academic year.

FDCC Foundation Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship

The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel is committed to full participation and inclusion of diverse professionals in our organization and the legal profession as part of our core values of diversity and inclusion.  Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive $5,000 academic scholarship to the law school of their choice.  Interested students can review the eligibility criteria, program description, and apply here by February 15th.

Time Management Help Desk

Need some guidance scheduling class/homework/free time?  Stop by the Time Management Help Desk on Tuesday, February 19th from 11 am to 1 pm and 5 to 6 pm.  First 20 students get a free calendar!

Managing Student Loans & Student Loan Repayment

On Wednesday, February 20th from 12 to 1 pm in Barrack Hall, Room 205, Ann Durandetta of AccessLex Institute will discuss all of the options for federal student loan repayment, including income-driven repayment options, and the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. This program is particularly recommended for 3Ls and 4Ls approaching graduation. Lunch will be provided.

AccessLex Institute, previously known as Access Group, was founded in 1983 and is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of nearly 200 nonprofit and state-affiliated ABA-approved law schools. AccessLex Institute provides financial education resources and services for students and schools, supports research programs and data collection, drives policy advocacy, and works to promote broad access, affordability and the value of legal education.

Important Financial Aid Information

Application for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Summer 2019 Class Session, and Summer Work Study Grants – DUE 3/1/2019

Now is the time to begin the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. The financial aid application process is entirely online. To apply you must submit the following by March 1, 2019.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to sign in using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. When you log on the FAFSA Renewal button will display if you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to file a FAFSA Renewal. Click FAFSA Renewal if you would like your 2019-2020 FAFSA information to be pre-filled with basic information from your 2018-2019 FAFSA record. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will request your 2017 federal tax return information. Please make sure that you list our school code, 003371, so that we can have access to your FAFSA record.
  2. 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and Summer Work Study Request which is available online at  http://www4.law.temple.edu/financialaidrequests. Please select the application for Returning Students, even if this is your first time applying for financial aid.

Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan borrowers for 2019-2020 academic year:

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and you already borrowed a Federal Direct Loan for the current academic year, you only need to indicate the amount of loan funds you would like to borrow on the Loan Request section of the online Law School Financial Aid Request Form.  You are not required to submit a new electronic Master Promissory Note or complete a new online entrance interview.  If you will be a new borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and have received a Graduate PLUS loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will still be required to complete a new application for credit on the Direct Loan website, www.studentloans.gov, but you will not be required to submit a new Master Promissory Note or online entrance interview. Because the Graduate PLUS credit approval is only valid for 180 days, it is best that you wait to complete the Graduate PLUS loan application until after May 1st.  We will send an email reminder in early May letting you know when it is time to complete the application process. If you will be a new Direct Graduate PLUS loan borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

Summer Work Study:

If you plan to apply for summer work study you need to complete the Summer Work Study Request section of the 2019-2020 Temple  Law School Financial Aid Application. All students who anticipate they will need summer work study should be sure to read the information posted on the law school website at: http://www.law.temple.edu/Pages/Current_Students/Current_Work_Study.aspx .

Summer Financial Aid Options:

Students who need to borrow student loans to attend classes over the summer, either through a study abroad program, the DC Summer Program, or here on Main Campus will need to set up an appointment to discuss the student loan options available for the summer and to authorize the summer financial aid package.  In addition to filing the 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and 2019-2020 FAFSA, students who need aid for the summer must also complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application.  Please review the Summer Financial Aid Options on the Law School website for detailed information about summer financial aid process and requirements.  You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment once you have completed all of the required forms. Summer financial aid appointments will start on March 6th and continue throughout the spring semester.

Questions:

Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Also, please remember that the Law School has its own Financial Aid Office which handles all financial aid and billing questions for law students.  Many university communications will direct students to contact the University Student Financial Services (SFS) with questions, but as a law student you should always contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with your questions.  We are located in Barrack Hall, Suite 101.  The phone number is 215-204-8943 and the email address is lwfinaid@temple.edu

Workout Wednesdays

Join Professor Levy and Britt Walden every Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm for Workout Wednesdays (formerly TLaw Run/Walks), a run, jog, or walk around campus.  Meet us on the front steps at 5 pm.  Please RSVP to britt.walden@temple.edu and check out our Facebook event/group here.  See you on Wednesdays starting February 13th!

Queer Connect

Join us on Thursday, February 28th in the Women’s Studies Lounge, 821 Anderson Hall from 11 am to 1 pm for Queer Connect  This is an event for all LGBTQIA+ students and allies that are interested in casually connecting with companies to build their network while learning about a variety of skills for navigating the workforce as a queer person and marketing their transferable skills. Light refreshments will be served.

2019 Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for a student or lawyer committed to animal law and animal welfare. The application period opens February 1st and closes May 21st.  Read more about the scholarship here and find application instructions here.

Temple Law School Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 12th, 11 am to 4 pm.  Make an appointment online:  Sign Up!

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.  Scholarship 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 16th.

Liberty and Law Essay Contest

 

The Liberty & Law Center at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and the Federalist Society invite you to write an up to 2000-word essay on the topic: How to promote a culture of open debate and tolerance for ideological diversity at universities in general, or at law schools specifically. This competition is open to first-year students (1Ls) nationwide enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school as a J.D. candidate. The first-place prize is $2000 and the essay will be posted on the Federalist Society website and the Liberty & Law Center website with the potential for additional publication. There will also be $500 prizes for two runners-up. The essays will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of legal academics and professionals. The deadline for submissions is February 18th at 8:00 pm EST. For more information on the Liberty & Law Center, visit libertycenter.gmu.edu.

Corporate Legal Operations Consortium Scholarship

CLOC’s annual scholarship program is open through February 28th. CLOC’s scholarship will be awarded to up to 10 promising candidates interested in legal operations, technology, and the evolution of legal service delivery models. The scholarship is a one time, $6,000 award that can be applied towards tuition and fees of a J.D., MBA, or other relevant graduate program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Tom Davidson at tom.davidson@cloc.org.

Philadelphia Business Journal – Mentoring Monday

Mentoring Monday is a “speed coaching” event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced atmosphere to network and offer career advice, tips and guidance.  The event will be done in partnership with 43 American City Business Journals. Join us on Monday, February 25th!

Student ticket prices will be reduced to $35.  Here is a direct link to the registration site:  https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/event/163356/2019/2019-bizwomen-mentoring-monday. Please use promotional code: STUDENT 2019.

Philadelphia Flyers Lawyers Night

See the Flyers in action v. Ottawa on March 11th at 7 pm.  Tickets are for upper and lower level.  Also a panel presentation and networking opportunity!  Register here.

Sheller Center Talk with Nicole Ramos ’07

On Monday, March 18th at 12 pm in K2B, come hear Nicole Ramos, TLS ’07, a lawyer at Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, talk about the asylum crisis at our southwest border and the situation of asylum-seeking families.  Dean Ramji-Nogales will moderate. You can learn more about Nicole here.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12, 2019. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

2019 Patent Law Interview Program 

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. This summer’s patent law program will be on July 25th and 26th.

You should have received an email from the Office of Career Services regarding this nationwide program with more detailed information. Online student registration will begin on Tuesday, February 5th and close on Thursday, February 28th.  Students can register here and learn more about the program through their website. Questions? Contact Andrew Prinzivalli at andrew.prinzivalli@temple.edu.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar – New Procedure

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd; registration has closed.  The next test date is August 10th, with a $125 fee and registration deadline of June 13th. Find more information here.

Spring 2019 – Week 4

All May and July 2019 Graduates

Friday, February 1st is the last day to register for graduation.

Also be mindful about carefully checking the spelling of your name. Please log onto TUPortal, click Self-Service Banner, Student Tab, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.  How your name appears in the Portal is how it will appear in the Commencement Book and on your diploma.  Questions?  Contact Kathy Wilson at kilson@temple.edu.

Spring OCI Round 1 Starts Next Week

 

OCI employers will be on campus next week in the Office of Career Services. Remember to be 15 minutes early for any scheduled interview. If you did not apply for any employers in the first round of Spring OCI, look out for additional emails and deadlines from the Office of Career Services in the coming weeks. Good luck!

Managing Student Loans & Student Loan Repayment

On Wednesday, February 20th from 12 to 1 pm in Barrack Hall, Room 205, Ann Durandetta of AccessLex Institute will discuss all of the options for federal student loan repayment, including income-driven repayment options, and the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. This program is particularly recommended for 3Ls and 4Ls approaching graduation. Lunch will be provided.

AccessLex Institute, previously known as Access Group, was founded in 1983 and is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of nearly 200 nonprofit and state-affiliated ABA-approved law schools. AccessLex Institute provides financial education resources and services for students and schools, supports research programs and data collection, drives policy advocacy, and works to promote broad access, affordability and the value of legal education.

Tip of the Week – Timebox It

Don’t Just Have a To-Do List – Timebox it.  The only thing worse than having a long to-do list is not knowing how you’re going to get everything done.  Timeboxing can help:  It’s a way of converting your to-do list into blocks of time on your calendar, so you have to plan for what to do and when.  Start by looking at your to-do list and figuring out each task’s deadlines and the amount of time it would take to complete the task.  Schedule the time just as you would a class or meeting.  The biggest advantage of timeboxing might be that if gives you a feeling of control over your calendar – which can help you feel happier at work!

Important Financial Aid Information

Application for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Summer 2019 Class Session, and Summer Work Study Grants – DUE 3/1/2019

Now is the time to begin the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. The financial aid application process is entirely online. To apply you must submit the following by March 1, 2019.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to sign in using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. When you log on the FAFSA Renewal button will display if you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to file a FAFSA Renewal. Click FAFSA Renewal if you would like your 2019-2020 FAFSA information to be pre-filled with basic information from your 2018-2019 FAFSA record. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will request your 2017 federal tax return information. Please make sure that you list our school code, 003371, so that we can have access to your FAFSA record.
  2. 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and Summer Work Study Request which is available online at  http://www4.law.temple.edu/financialaidrequests. Please select the application for Returning Students, even if this is your first time applying for financial aid.

Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan borrowers for 2019-2020 academic year:

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and you already borrowed a Federal Direct Loan for the current academic year, you only need to indicate the amount of loan funds you would like to borrow on the Loan Request section of the online Law School Financial Aid Request Form.  You are not required to submit a new electronic Master Promissory Note or complete a new online entrance interview.  If you will be a new borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and have received a Graduate PLUS loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will still be required to complete a new application for credit on the Direct Loan website, www.studentloans.gov, but you will not be required to submit a new Master Promissory Note or online entrance interview. Because the Graduate PLUS credit approval is only valid for 180 days, it is best that you wait to complete the Graduate PLUS loan application until after May 1st.  We will send an email reminder in early May letting you know when it is time to complete the application process. If you will be a new Direct Graduate PLUS loan borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

Summer Work Study:

If you plan to apply for summer work study you need to complete the Summer Work Study Request section of the 2019-2020 Temple  Law School Financial Aid Application. All students who anticipate they will need summer work study should be sure to read the information posted on the law school website at: http://www.law.temple.edu/Pages/Current_Students/Current_Work_Study.aspx .

Summer Financial Aid Options:

Students who need to borrow student loans to attend classes over the summer, either through a study abroad program, the DC Summer Program, or here on Main Campus will need to set up an appointment to discuss the student loan options available for the summer and to authorize the summer financial aid package.  In addition to filing the 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and 2019-2020 FAFSA, students who need aid for the summer must also complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application.  Please review the Summer Financial Aid Options on the Law School website for detailed information about summer financial aid process and requirements.  You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment once you have completed all of the required forms. Summer financial aid appointments will start on March 6th and continue throughout the spring semester.

Questions:

Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Also, please remember that the Law School has its own Financial Aid Office which handles all financial aid and billing questions for law students.  Many university communications will direct students to contact the University Student Financial Services (SFS) with questions, but as a law student you should always contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with your questions.  We are located in Barrack Hall, Suite 101.  The phone number is 215-204-8943 and the email address is lwfinaid@temple.edu

PABOLE Temple Law Visit

We are delighted to let you know that the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will visit the law school on February 6th at 12 pm in K2A and 5 pm in K1D. This event will be live-streamed so that all can participate.  The PABOLE will discuss the Pennsylvania Bar Exam and the admissions process.  This is a helpful presentation that includes information about the character and fitness process and we hope you will attend.  Questions?  Please contact jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

AGC Professional Development Academy

On Friday, February 8th from 1 to 5 pm on the 3rd floor of Barrack Hall, the AGC will have a Professional Development Academy with mock interviews, microaggression workshops, resume critiques, and networking.  This event is open to all and is not just meant for 1Ls! RSVP via the Google Form here.

PMC’s Law Student Writing Competition

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Law Student Writing Competition deadline is quickly approaching. Send your submission to writingcontest@pmconline.org by Friday, February 8th for a chance to win $5,000!

2019 Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for a student or lawyer committed to animal law and animal welfare. The application period opens February 1st and closes May 21st.  Read more about the scholarship here and find application instructions here.

Library Information Session 

Introduction to Foreign Comparative & International Law Research – Tuesday, February 5th, 12 pm in K6A. An overview of researching a variety of foreign, comparative, and international law topics.

Temple Law School Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 12th, 11 am to 4 pm.  Make an appointment online:  Sign Up!

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.  Scholarship 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 16th.

Liberty and Law Essay Contest

 

The Liberty & Law Center at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and the Federalist Society invite you to write an up to 2000-word essay on the topic: How to promote a culture of open debate and tolerance for ideological diversity at universities in general, or at law schools specifically. This competition is open to first-year students (1Ls) nationwide enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school as a J.D. candidate. The first-place prize is $2000 and the essay will be posted on the Federalist Society website and the Liberty & Law Center website with the potential for additional publication. There will also be $500 prizes for two runners-up. The essays will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of legal academics and professionals. The deadline for submissions is February 18th at 8:00 pm EST. For more information on the Liberty & Law Center, visit libertycenter.gmu.edu.

Corporate Legal Operations Consortium Scholarship

CLOC’s annual scholarship program is open through February 28th. CLOC’s scholarship will be awarded to up to 10 promising candidates interested in legal operations, technology, and the evolution of legal service delivery models. The scholarship is a one time, $6,000 award that can be applied towards tuition and fees of a J.D., MBA, or other relevant graduate program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Tom Davidson at tom.davidson@cloc.org.

Philadelphia Business Journal – Mentoring Monday

Mentoring Monday is a “speed coaching” event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced atmosphere to network and offer career advice, tips and guidance.  The event will be done in partnership with 43 American City Business Journals. Join us on Monday, February 25th!

Student ticket prices will be reduced to $35.  Here is a direct link to the registration site:  https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/event/163356/2019/2019-bizwomen-mentoring-monday. Please use promotional code: STUDENT 2019.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12, 2019. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar – New Procedure

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd.  The late registration deadline for the March test date is today, January 31st with a late fee of $220. The next test date is August 10th. Find more information here.

Spring 2019 – Week 3

Important Financial Aid Information

Application for Financial Aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Summer 2019 Class Session, and Summer Work Study Grants – DUE 3/1/2019

Now is the time to begin the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. The financial aid application process is entirely online. To apply you must submit the following by March 1, 2019.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to sign in using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. When you log on the FAFSA Renewal button will display if you submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to file a FAFSA Renewal. Click FAFSA Renewal if you would like your 2019-2020 FAFSA information to be pre-filled with basic information from your 2018-2019 FAFSA record. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will request your 2017 federal tax return information. Please make sure that you list our school code, 003371, so that we can have access to your FAFSA record.
  2. 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and Summer Work Study Request which is available online at  http://www4.law.temple.edu/financialaidrequests. Please select the application for Returning Students, even if this is your first time applying for financial aid.

Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan borrowers for 2019-2020 academic year:

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and you already borrowed a Federal Direct Loan for the current academic year, you only need to indicate the amount of loan funds you would like to borrow on the Loan Request section of the online Law School Financial Aid Request Form.  You are not required to submit a new electronic Master Promissory Note or complete a new online entrance interview.  If you will be a new borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

If you plan to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and have received a Graduate PLUS loan for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will still be required to complete a new application for credit on the Direct Loan website, www.studentloans.gov, but you will not be required to submit a new Master Promissory Note or online entrance interview. Because the Graduate PLUS credit approval is only valid for 180 days, it is best that you wait to complete the Graduate PLUS loan application until after May 1st.  We will send an email reminder in early May letting you know when it is time to complete the application process. If you will be a new Direct Graduate PLUS loan borrower for 2019-2020, you should refer to the application instructions on the financial aid page of the law school website for details on applying for this loan.

Summer Work Study:

If you plan to apply for summer work study you need to complete the Summer Work Study Request section of the 2019-2020 Temple  Law School Financial Aid Application. All students who anticipate they will need summer work study should be sure to read the information posted on the law school website at: http://www.law.temple.edu/Pages/Current_Students/Current_Work_Study.aspx .

Summer Financial Aid Options:

Students who need to borrow student loans to attend classes over the summer, either through a study abroad program, the DC Summer Program, or here on Main Campus will need to set up an appointment to discuss the student loan options available for the summer and to authorize the summer financial aid package.  In addition to filing the 2019-2020 Temple Law School Financial Aid Request Form and 2019-2020 FAFSA, students who need aid for the summer must also complete the Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application.  Please review the Summer Financial Aid Options on the Law School website for detailed information about summer financial aid process and requirements.  You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment once you have completed all of the required forms. Summer financial aid appointments will start on March 6th and continue throughout the spring semester.

Questions:

Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Also, please remember that the Law School has its own Financial Aid Office which handles all financial aid and billing questions for law students.  Many university communications will direct students to contact the University Student Financial Services (SFS) with questions, but as a law student you should always contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with your questions.  We are located in Barrack Hall, Suite 101.  The phone number is 215-204-8943 and the email address is lwfinaid@temple.edu

Personal Injury Attorney Seeks Part-Time Law Clerk

An attorney in Philadelphia, with a national practice, is looking for a part-time law clerk to start as soon as possible.  The right candidate must possess an active interest in personal injury litigation.  If you are interested in the position, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Kristen Davis, Associate Director of Career Services, at kmd@temple.edu.  The position is paid at a rate of $25.00 per hour.

Government Shutdown Support

We recognize that law school can be difficult in general and want to remind all students that Emergency No Interest Short Term Loans are available.  Please contact Asst. Dean Johanne Johnston at johanne.johnston@temple.edu if you want to apply for a loan or have concerns about your tuition bill or financial aid.  Additionally, information about other resources, including the Cherry Pantry, can be found here.  We encourage any student in need of support to reach out to Asst. Dean Jen Bretschneider at jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu. We are here to assist you and our door is always open.

1L/2LE Application for the Law and Public Policy Program in Washington, D.C. – Deadline to Apply is Tomorrow!

Are you interested in the DC Program with Professor Knauer?  Please note that the 1L/2LE Priority Deadline passed and the Final Deadline is Friday, January 25th. For details about the program, please go to https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/experinetial/tlpp/.  You can also view the information session that describes the Program here.  Please contact Professor Knauer  (nancy.knauer@temple.edu) if you have any questions about the Program. Please apply both on the CPM and email your application materials to Professor Nancy J. Knauer (nancy.knauer@temple.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and space is limited.  If admitted to the Program, you will be asked to focus your job search for this summer solely in Washington, D.C. and discontinue your job search in any other locations.

Registration for Witnessing at the Regional Trial Competition is Now Open

Celebrating an annual Philadelphia rite of winter, Temple Law School is hosting the annual National Trial Regional Competition on February 7, 8, 9, & 10, 2019 at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert Street in Philadelphia.

Law schools from Pennsylvania and New Jersey will be competing for the right to represent this region in the National Trial Competition to be held in Texas at the end of March. The competition is composed of four trial rounds for which witnesses (mostly) and bailiffs are needed.

If you are interested in participating as a witness and/or bailiff, click here to go to the Website menu and then click on the ‘Participation Form’ menu item to complete and submit your form. Participation information and witness role materials are/will be available on this website for your assigned role.

Please spread the word to your classmates to complete and submit their participation form today! Students who have participated in this trial competition as witnesses and/or bailiffs in previous years have found it to be rewarding, entertaining, and educational.

For scheduling purposes, we need to confirm our participating witnesses and bailiffs no later than January 30th, so be sure to complete and submit your form as soon as possible today!

Event schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, 2/7/19 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Friday, 2/8/19 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Saturday, 2/9/19 – 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Saturday, 2/9/19 – 2:30pm to 6:30pm

NOTE: Times are approximate and may deviate from schedule due to unforeseen circumstances. We ask that you be available if this situation presents itself.

Thank you for your consideration in participating in this event. It is much appreciated.

Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Program Application

The application for the 2019-2020 Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Program is now open. The FJC Honors Program is a 6 credit year-long experiential program in which students work for federal judges and participate in the practical aspects of jurisprudence. Students draft orders, research issues, prepare bench memoranda, and observe judicial proceedings. Students are expected to spend approximately ten hours a week in chambers and attend a bi-weekly classroom seminar taught by the Honorable Mitchell Goldberg. The seminar meets Wednesday mornings at the Federal Courthouse. The Honors Program is open to rising 3L Day, 3 & 4L Part-Time Day, and 3 & 4L Evening Division Students. Students will be selected by a committee of law school faculty and administrators. Upon selection, you will be matched with a federal judge. Participating judges include those located in Philadelphia and Camden. Philadelphia and Camden judges are easily accessible via car or public transportation.  The application for this program can be found here and is due to Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu by 12 pm on Thursday, January 31st. Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

May/July 2019 Graduates – Important Graduation Step – Name Confirmation

All students who are graduating in May or July should check the spelling of their name by February 1st.  Please log into TUPortal, click Self-Service Banner, Student Tab, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.  You should check the spelling of your name carefully.  This is how it will appear in the Commencement Book and on your diploma.  Questions?  Contact Kathy Wilson at kilson@temple.edu.

PABOLE Temple Law Visit

We are delighted to let you know that the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will visit the law school on February 6th at 12 pm in K2A and 5 pm in K1D. This event will be live-streamed so that all can participate.  The PABOLE will discuss the Pennsylvania Bar Exam and the admissions process.  This is a helpful presentation that includes information about the character and fitness process and we hope you will attend.  Questions?  Please contact jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

ACE Sessions – What to Do After First Semester Grades

Please join ACE Counselors, Prof. Shellenberger, and Mai Le for a helpful discussion on what to do after first semester grades and how to develop strategies for the spring semester. The day session will be held on Tuesday, January 29th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A and the evening session will be held on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:30 to 6:20 pm in K2A. Food will be served. Questions?  Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

PMC’s Law Student Writing Competition- Win $5000!

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Law Student Writing Competition deadline is quickly approaching. Send your submission to writingcontest@pmconline.org by Friday, February 8th for a chance to win $5,000!

Library Information Session 

Introduction to Foreign Comparative & International Law Research – Tuesday, February 5th, 12 pm in K6A. An overview of researching a variety of foreign, comparative, and international law topics.

Temple Law School Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 12th, 11 am to 4 pm.  Make an appointment online:  Sign Up!

Philadelphia Business Journal – Mentoring Monday

Mentoring Monday is a “speed coaching” event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced atmosphere to network and offer career advice, tips and guidance.  The event will be done in partnership with 43 American City Business Journals. Join us on Monday, February 25th!

Student ticket prices will be reduced to $35.  Here is a direct link to the registration site:  https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/event/163356/2019/2019-bizwomen-mentoring-monday. Please use promotional code: STUDENT 2019.

The Alford Excellence Award Scholarship – $3000 Scholarship Opportunity!

Every year the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association awards a $3000 scholarship to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2019 Delaware Bar Exam. The 2019 Alford Excellence Scholarship Application is due by April 12, 2019. Please contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu for the most up to date instructions and application.

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.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Join Mindful Mondays every Monday at noon in K5B until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd.  Regular registration is due by January 24th.  The registration fee is $145.  Find more information here.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar – New Procedure

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

Spring 2019 – Week 2

Career Planning Information

PIPS Primer  Join Jorge C. Godoy, Jr. and Kristen Davis of the Office of Career Services on Tuesday, January 22nd from 12 to 1 pm in K2A for an informational discussion about the PIPS Job Fair.  They will discuss what to expect, interview preparation, and other important details about the event.  This will be an opportunity to ask questions as we all work together to make the most of this special yearly event.

Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Job Fair The annual PIPS Job Fair will take place on Friday, January 25th from 9 am  to 5 pm at the Temple University Center City Campus.  Students should have received a tentative schedule of interviews.  Open slots will be available for student sign up, starting Saturday, January 19th.  Students should check their email inbox with instructions on how to sign up for open slot interviews.  Questions? Contact Andrew Prinzivalli at Andrew.prinzivalli@temple.edu

Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Program Application

The application for the 2019-2020 Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Program is now open. The FJC Honors Program is a 6 credit year-long experiential program in which students work for federal judges and participate in the practical aspects of jurisprudence. Students draft orders, research issues, prepare bench memoranda, and observe judicial proceedings. Students are expected to spend approximately ten hours a week in chambers and attend a bi-weekly classroom seminar taught by the Honorable Mitchell Goldberg. The seminar meets Wednesday mornings at the Federal Courthouse. The Honors Program is open to rising 3L Day, 3 & 4L Part-Time Day, and 3 & 4L Evening Division Students. Students will be selected by a committee of law school faculty and administrators. Upon selection, you will be matched with a federal judge. Participating judges include those located in Philadelphia and Camden. Philadelphia and Camden judges are easily accessible via car or public transportation.  The application for this program can be found here and is due to Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu by 12 pm on Thursday, January 31st. Questions? Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

May/July 2019 Graduates – Important Graduation Step – Name Confirmation

All students who are graduating in May or July should check the spelling of their name by February 1st.  Please log into TUPortal, click Self-Service Banner, Student Tab, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.  You should check the spelling of your name carefully.  This is how it will appear in the Commencement Book and on your diploma.  Questions?  Contact Kathy Wilson at kilson@temple.edu.

PABOLE Temple Law Visit

We are delighted to let you know that the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will visit the law school on February 6th at 12 pm in K2A and 5 pm in K1D. This event will be live-streamed so that all can participate.  The PABOLE will discuss the Pennsylvania Bar Exam and the admissions process.  This is a helpful presentation that includes information about the character and fitness process and we hope you will attend.  Questions?  Please contact jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.

2019 Rome Global Scholar Program – Information Session

The Office of Graduate and International Programs is hosting information sessions about the Temple Law Rome Summer Program on Tuesday, January 22nd at 12 pm in K1C and 5 pm in K1E.  Pizza will be served.  Questions?  Contact Assistant Dean John Smagula at john.smagula@temple.edu.

Research Refresher and Library Information Sessions – Plan to Attend!

The library has several information sessions to help you dive into the new semester:

Faculty Research Assistants Training – Tuesday, January 22nd, 12 pm. An introduction to library services and research databases (beyond Lexis and Westlaw) of use when working as a faculty research assistant.

Introduction to Foreign Comparative & International Law Research – Tuesday, February 5th, 12 pm. An overview of researching a variety of foreign, comparative, and international law topics. Look for room locations on the Law School events calendar.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

1L/2LE Application Open for the Law and Public Policy Program in Washington, D.C.

Are you interested in the DC Program with Professor Knauer?  Please note that the 1L/2LE Priority Deadline passed and the Final Deadline is January 25, 2019. For details about the program, please go to https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/experinetial/tlpp/.  You can also view the information session that describes the Program here.  Please contact Professor Knauer  (nancy.knauer@temple.edu) if you have any questions about the Program. Please apply both on the CPM and email your application materials to Professor Nancy J. Knauer (nancy.knauer@temple.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and space is limited.  If admitted to the Program, you will be asked to focus your job search for this summer solely in Washington, D.C. and discontinue your job search in any other locations.

ACE Sessions – What to Do After First Semester Grades

Please join ACE Counselors, Prof. Shellenberger, and Mai Le for a helpful discussion on what to do after first semester grades and how to develop strategies for the spring semester. The day session will be held on Tuesday, January 29th from 12 to 1 pm in K2A and the evening session will be held on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:30 to 6:20 pm in K2A. Food will be served. Questions?  Contact Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

Mindful Mondays

Mindful Mondays return this semester!  Every Monday at noon in K5B starting January 28th until April 22nd.  Mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement.  Significant research demonstrates that this practice can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and promote physical and mental well-being.  No experience is necessary.

Temple Men’s Basketball Game

This Saturday, January 19th at 5 pm at the Liacouras Center we play our cross town rivals the University of Pennsylvania.  Tickets are free with our student ID.  And it’s $1 hotdog day!

MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a two hour, 60 question multiple choice examination that is administered three times a year.  The first test date for 2019 is March 23rd.  Regular registration is due by January 24th.  The registration fee is $145.  Find more information here.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar – New Procedure

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

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.

Spring 2019 – Week 1

Grade Roll (Monday January 14, 2019) and Late Add/Drop Assistance

Just a reminder that grades will roll after 4PM on Monday, January 14, 2019.  Any student needing assistance (including late add/drops as a result of a fall exam grade) can stop by Student Affairs in Barrack 103 or email jennifer.bretschneider@temple.edu.  We will have extended hours until 7PM on Monday.  Good luck and do not hesitate to reach out!

May/July 2019 Graduates – Important Graduation Step – Name Confirmation

Although it is the first week of the semester we are already planning for graduation.  All students who are graduating in May or July should check the spelling of your name by February 1, 2019.  Please log into TUPortal, click Self-Service Banner, Student Tab, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.  You should check the spelling of your name carefully.  This is how it will appear in the Commencement Book and on your diploma.  Questions?  Contact Kathy Wilson at kilson@temple.edu.

Samuel T. Gomez Scholarship – Apply Now!

The Samuel T. Gomez scholarship was established in memory of Samuel T. Gomez, a graduate of Temple Law School, who dedicated his life to serving the underprivileged, disenfranchised and abused.  Every other year the scholarship is awarded to a student at Temple University Beasley School of Law, who demonstrates scholastic achievement and who shares Sam Gomez’s commitment to community service.  The award will be presented by the Philadelphia Bar Foundation at the Lunar Banquet on Friday, February 1, 2019.  The recipient must be able to attend the banquet in order to receive the scholarship.  More information and application form is available here.  The application deadline is January 18, 2019.

2019 Rome Global Scholar Program – Information Session

The Office of Graduate and International Programs is hosting information sessions about the Temple Law Rome Summer Program on Tuesday, January 22 at 12PM (K1C) and 5PM (K1E).  Pizza will be served!  Questions?  Contact Assistant Dean John Smagula at john.smagula@temple.edu.

Research Refresher and Library Information Sessions – Plan to Attend!

Welcome back from break! The library has several information sessions to help you dive into the new semester:

Westlaw Edge – Your Westlaw account switched to a new platform, Westlaw Edge, on January 1. In addition to a new look, Westlaw Edge will have new features.  Plan to attend a training session on Westlaw Edge Tuesday, January 8 at noon or Wednesday, January 9 at 5 p.m.  To learn more about Westlaw Edge, visit the Westlaw site, contact Temple’s Westlaw rep Erica Hines (erica.hines@thomsonreuters.com) or ask a librarian.

Ready, Set, Research – Tuesday, January 15, 12PM. See a term project on the syllabus? Attend this session to learn about information resources and productivity tools to help keep you on track.

Faculty Research Assistants Training – Tuesday, January 22, 12PM. An introduction to library services and research databases (beyond Lexis and Westlaw) of use when working as a faculty research assistant.

Introduction to Foreign Comparative & International Law Research – Tuesday, February 5, 12PM. An overview of researching a variety of foreign, comparative, and international law topics. Look for room locations on the Law School events calendar.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers first-year law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organization.  See the LCLD flyer and LCLD 1L Scholar website for more information.  Application deadlines vary by firm and organization.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG) Fellows Program

The PDLG Fellows Program (formerly known as the PDLG Summer 1L Program) offers diverse first year law students a route to summer employment at law firms and legal departments. Please visit the website for program eligibility and to download the application.  Questions?  Contact lcareer@temple.edu.

2019 ACCGP Corporate Diversity Summer Internship Program

Join representatives of the Association of Corporate Counsel for the Greater Philadelphia Area (ACCGP) for an information session about their Corporate Diversity Summer Internship Program on January 16, 2019 at 12-1 p.m. in Klein 1C.  Questions?  Email lcareer@temple.edu.

1L/2LE Application Open for the Law and Public Policy Program in Washington, D.C.

Are you interested in the DC Program with Professor Knauer?  Please note that the 1L/2LE Priority Deadline is today January 11, 2019 and the Final Deadline is January 25, 2019. We encourage you to submit your application by the Priority Deadline because demand for the Program typically exceeds the number of available spaces. For details about the program, please go to https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/experinetial/tlpp/.   You can also view the information session that describes the Program here.  Please contact Professor Knauer  (nancy.knauer@temple.edu) if you have any questions about the Program. Please apply both on the CPM and email your application materials to Professor Nancy J. Knauer (nancy.knauer@temple.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and space is limited.  If admitted to the Program, you will be asked to focus your job search for this summer solely in Washington, D.C. and discontinue your job search in any other locations.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar – New Procedure

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

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.

Fall 2018 – Week 16

Dear Students,

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

Exam Related

  • Exam Room Assignments
  • Committee of 51 – Wellness Discounts
  • IMPORTANT ACTION NEEDED – Download Examplify for the Fall 2018 Exam Period

Information

  • 1L/2LE Application for the D.C. Law and Public Policy Program
  • American Bar Association – Scholarship Program
  • Fingerprinting for the PA Bar
  • Army Court of Criminal Appeals
  • 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

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Exam Room Assignments

Exam Room Assignments for the Fall 2018 can be found here:  https://www.law.temple.edu/site/wp-content/uploads/Temple-Law-Fall-2018-Exam-Room-Assignments.pdf.  Please also check the law school monitors for your exam room assignments.

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.  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.  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.

Wellness Discounts

The Committee of 51 hosted a wonderful wellness event and wanted to share some wellness opportunities/discounts with all of you.  Enjoy!

Snap Kitchen TU Law Discount

Revel TU Law Discount

CF2st TU Law Discount

 

1L/2LE Application Open for the Law and Public Policy Program in Washington, D.C.

Are you interested in the DC Program with Professor Knauer?  Please note that the 1L/2LE Priority Deadline is January 11, 2019 and Final Deadline is January 25, 2019. We encourage you to submit your application by the Priority Deadline because demand for the Program typically exceeds the number of available spaces. For details about the program, please go to https://www.law.temple.edu/academics/experinetial/tlpp/.   You can also view the information session that describes the Program here.  Please contact Professor Knauer  (nancy.knauer@temple.edu) if you have any questions about the Program. Please apply both on the CPM and email your application materials to Professor Nancy J. Knauer (nancy.knauer@temple.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and space is limited.  If admitted to the Program, you will be asked to focus your job search for this summer solely in Washington, D.C. and discontinue your job search in any other locations.

American Bar Association – Sixth Annual Scholarship Program

The Health Law Section of the American Bar Association is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Scholarship Program for law students interested in the health law field to attend the Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference on March 13-16, 2019 at the JW Marriott, Grande Lake in Orlando, FL.  For more information and applications details visit the American Bar Association.

Fingerprinting for the PA Bar – New Procedure

Beginning in January 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners will require all applicants to the bar to submit their fingerprints to IdentoGo (the Company contracted by the State of Pennsylvania) in order to have their federal criminal history record provided to the PA Board for use in the character and fitness review.  Applicants must submit their fingerprint to IdentoGo, and no other provider.  IdentoGo has facilities across the state.  Applicants must apply to the bar before they will be able to submit their fingerprints to the Board.  The Board does not have a deadline for applicants to meet this requirement.  However, like all other required documentation for admission, the faster the applicant does their part to complete the file, the earlier the file goes into the queue for initial approval or denial.  A summary of the process will eventually be make available on the Board’s website.

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.