Spring 2019 – Week 14

Mandatory: All May & July 2019 Graduates Please Stop By Student Affairs Beginning April 15th!

All May and July graduates should stop by Student Affairs beginning the week of April 15th. Please come by Barrack Hall, Suite 103 anytime that week (Monday to Thursday 10 am to 7 pm and Friday 10 am to 3 pm) to receive information about graduation and regalia, your parking pass, and register your vote for your favorite professor for the Williams Award.  Don’t forget to accept your 2019 Graduates Canvas page invitation if you have not done so already!  We are looking forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks before Graduation!

Summer Work Study Help Desk & Law Foundation Matching Funds Application 

Financial Aid Staff will be available at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of Klein on April 15th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Stop by to get all of your questions answered about Summer Work Study and the Law Foundation Matching Funds application process, which opens on April 15th at 10 am!

Time to Download Spring Exam Files – Help Desk Available Next Week

If you are planning to take your in-class or free slot exams on a computer, it is now time to download your exam files. Your exams are available under “My Exams” in Examplify. If you experience any difficulty downloading the Exam Files, please stop by the Help Desk at the times listed below.
Stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk at Klein for exam software / exam download assistance. Staff will be available on:
  • April 16th – 11 am to 1 pm
  • April 17th – 11 am to 1 pm & 4 to 5:30 pm
  • April 18th – 11 am to 1 pm
  • April 22nd – 4 to 6 pm
  • April 23rd – 11 am to 1 pm & 4 to 6 pm

See you there!

Interested in a Career in Tax?

Learn more about the rich diversity of practice settings and practice areas that make Tax such a rewarding field.  Panelists include lawyers working in state and federal governments, in private practice, and doing pro bono work; their practices span entity taxation, international tax, state and local tax, issues facing low income taxpayers, tax controversy and litigation, judicial clerkships, and employee benefits.  Join us on Monday, April 15th at 12 pm in K1E.  Lunch will be provided.

Big Law Week

Big law firms from our region will host an informal meet and greet lunch reception for 1L students on the second floor of Klein – students can stop by, grab some lunch, and say a brief hello.  Spend a little time with a different firm each day of the week – and let them wish you good luck as you wrap up this academic year.

  • Monday 4/15 – Reed Smith & Stradley Ronon
  • Tuesday 4/16 – Ballard Spahr & Drinker Biddle
  • Wednesday 4/17 – Dechert & Skadden
  • Thursday 4/18 – Pepper Hamilton

The receptions will be held on the 2nd floor of Klein, in the alcoves on either side of the main stairs from 12 to 1:30 pm. See you there!

The 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philadelphia

The International Labour Organization, in partnership with Temple University, invites you to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Philadelphia on April 17th at two events, “The Changing Nature of Work” (with moderator Professor Brishen Rogers and featuring remarks by Senator Bob Casey) and “In Conditions of Freedom and Dignity: Realizing Decent Work”. Register for these events here.

Semester Abroad in Japan

Expand Your J.D. Education in Tokyo! Attend the only full-time J.D. semester abroad program in Japan accredited by the American Bar Association. Learn international, comparative, and U.S. law from an outstanding faculty composed of globally educated professors and practitioners. Students are immersed in international culture daily as they interact with law students from Japan and around the world, Temple’s faculty, and the legal and business community. Open to 2L, 3L, evening, and part-time program students who have completed their first year of study and are in good academic and disciplinary standing at an ABA-accredited U.S. law school. Learn more and apply here!

School Designed Practicums

Up to date approval and registration Practicum forms are available on the website. You will also find the Fall 2019 School Designed Practicum Catalogue here, which details experiential opportunities in a range of fields including compliance, criminal law, immigration, and tax. Make sure to continue to keep an eye out for updates to this list in the Post- this week’s update includes an exciting new Practicum in Mergers & Acquisitions supervised by Professor Arewa! Practicum questions? Reach out to Mai Le at mai.le@temple.edu

Spring Exams

The Spring 2019 Examination Schedule is 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.

Philadelphia Bar Association Judicial Commission – 2019 Election Day Voter Outreach

The Philadelphia Bar Association needs you on election day to hand out the Judicial Commission’s ratings. Please volunteer to sign up for one or both Election Day shifts.  Volunteers are needed to work at polling places across Philadelphia on May 21 from 7 to 10 am and 5 to 8 pm.  Handing out the ratings at polling places will help to educate voters as to which candidates are highly recommended or recommended by the Commission as they are preparing to cast important votes for judicial vacancies.  You can sign up to work either or both shifts at: https://forms.gle/yYWEkMQ5o9WKarza7. Please pass on this information to anyone you know who might be interested in volunteering to help.  Remember, you do not need to be an attorney to participate in this effort, so encourage your non-attorney friends to volunteer as well.  Please ask them to sign up via the above link.

Need a Notary Public for the Bar Application?

Professor Kathy Mandelbaum is a Notary Public and is happy to notarize documents (if necessary) for the bar application.  Professor Mandelbaum is in K518 – please stop by or email to set a time (kathy.mandelbaum@temple.edu).

2019 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Sponsored by Notre Dame Law School, any current student may submit an essay on any legal ethics topic.  The essays that are submitted to the competition will be judged on their clarity, coherence, creativity, insight, and mastery of the rules and cases relevant to the topic.  The winning essay will receive a $2500 prize.  Submission deadline is April 26th at 5 pm.

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 opened February 1st and closes May 21st.  Read more about the scholarship here and find application instructions here.

2019 Judge John Brown Scholarship

The Judge John Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-sixth annual Brown Award, honoring excellence in legal writing. The awards range from $10,000 to the first place winner to $1000 to a finalist.  Your submission must be postmarked no later than June 3rd.

Kelley Drye Diversity Scholarship

In support of their commitment to diversity and inclusion, Kelley Drye is offering a $25,000 diversity scholarship award and paid summer associate position to an outstanding second-year law student who belongs to a diverse population that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession. You can learn more about the scholarship here. The application period will begin June 1, 2019 and close July 31, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to apply soon! Please contact recruiting@kelleydrye.com with any additional questions.

2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.  Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.  The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000.  Submission deadline is July 1st.