Faulkner Law Student Newsletter

Week of February 1, 2016

This Week's Special Events

Tuesday, February 2

12:00 p.m.: JPILF Meeting (Room 208)

Wednesday, February 3

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: WestlawNext Training - 2Ls and 3Ls (Room 114)

12:00 p.m.: Dean Fellows Meetings (Various Rooms)

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Westlaw Next Training - 1Ls (Room 180)

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Westlaw Next Training - 1Ls (Room 180)

Thursday, February 4

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Westlaw Next Training - Open to all (Room 114)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Professionalism Workshop: Attorney Methvin (Room 114)

Friday, February 5

(The Fred Gray Symposium originally scheduled for February 5th will be rescheduled for another date later in the Spring Semester. Please watch the Student Newsletter for details.)

Tuesday, February 2

JPILF Meeting

JPILF will hold a meeting on Tuesday at noon in Room 208 to discuss the upcoming auction. If you have any questions about JPILF, please check with Aaron Bern.

Wednesday, February 3

Dean Fellows Meetings

1Ls - Join your Dean Fellows for a session on outlining for property and contracts at Noon on Wednesday. Dean Fellows groups will meet in the same rooms as the last session. If you need to find out your room assignment, please check with your Dean Fellow.

Westlaw Next Training Sessions

Our Westlaw Next Representative, Philip Handley, will conduct voluntary training sessions on Westlaw Next on Wednesday and Thursday. You do NOT need to sign up in advance to attend. Times and rooms for training are as follows:

Wednesday, 2/3, 11:30 to 12:30 (2Ls and 3Ls ONLY) in Room 114

Wednesday, 2/3, 2:30 to 3:30 in Room 180

Wednesday, 2/3, 4:00 to 5:00 in Room 180

Thursday, 2/4, 10:00 to 11:00 (open to all) in Room 114

If you would like to do a hands on training, please bring your laptop to follow along.

Thursday, February 4

Professionalism Workshop: The Economics of a Large Law Firm

Join the Career Development Office for a Professionalism Workshop entitled "The Economics of a Large Law Firm." The workshop will be presented by Attorney Tom Methvin, Principal & Managing Attorney at Beasley Allen. Attorney Methvin's bio can be found here:


The workshop will be held in Room 114 at 11:30 a.m.

  • Lunch will be served to those who RSVP. If you plan to attend and have lunch, please RSVP by Noon on Wednesday at this link.
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This Week's Law Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Reference Desk Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday: No Reference

Career Development: Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 2: On Campus Interview (OCI): Fuller Hampton, Alexander City, Alabama

Wednesday, February 3: On Campus Interview (OCI): Cooper and Cooper, Auburn, Alabama

Thursday, February 4: Professionalism Workshop: The Economics of a Large Law Firm

Presented by Attorney Tom Methvin, Principal & Managing Attorney, Beasley Allen

Friday, February 19: OCI: Federal Public Defenders Office, Montgomery, Alabama

Thursday, March 10: Barristers Dinner: Attorney Cole Portis, Principal & Personal Injury Section Head, Beasley Allen, President Elect of the Alabama State Bar

On Campus Interviews


There are two law firms that will be doing on-campus interviews this week.

Fuller Hampton, LLC will be here tomorrow (Tuesday, February 2). The law firm is looking for a summer law clerk with the potential to become an attorney post graduation.

Cooper and Cooper will be here on Wednesday, February 3. The law firm is looking to hire a spring and summer intern.

If you are interested in interviewing for either position, please check with Colonel Morgan or Autumn Hambright.

Academic Achievement Update

The Best Paper Award for Fall 2015 Dispute Resolution Processes (Professor Morris) has been awarded to Ms. Nikki Hussey.

Thank you!

The Law Students for the Second Amendment and JPILF partnered together during the Christmas Season to collect approximately 100 previously loved stuffed animals. The stuffed animals were donated to Child Protect and the Family Sunshine Center. These centers serve the community by providing services to victims of child abuse and domestic violence.

Thank you to everyone who donated to this special cause. You have truly blessed those in our community!

Montgomery County VLP

The Montgomery County VLP sponsors a FREE community legal clinic on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 3:00 pm-5:30 pm. The clinic is held at the Head Start Educational Building at 1100 Adams Avenue in Montgomery.

Gain hands-on experience and network with local lawyers as they answer legal questions about a variety of civil legal issues. Law student volunteers assist with client intake and observe meetings between lawyers and clients (with client consent). For more information, visit http://www.montgomeryvlp.org.

**Volunteer hours count toward Public Interest Society fellowship and Pro Bono Merit recognition.**

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact:

3L MCBF Board Member, Valynda Jerome-Williams: Valynda.Jerome-Williams@faulkner.edu

2L MCBF Rep., Michael Shorey: Michael.Shorey@faulkner.edu

MCBF Secretary, Professor Kelly McTear: Kmctear@faulkner.edu

Important Deadlines

MPRE Registration

Exam Date: March 19, 2016

Regular Registration Deadline: January 28, 2016

Late Registration Deadline: February 4, 2016

Alabama Bar Examination

Exam Date: July 2016

Registration Deadline: February 1, 2016 (DUE TODAY!)

(Application Period Opens: January 1, 2016)

*If you are taking the bar examination in another state, remember to check your state’s deadlines. See http://www.ncbex.org/ for more details about your jurisdiction.*


Christian Legal Society Bi-Monthly Bible Study Meeting

CLS will hold a bi-monthly Bible Study on Monday, February 8 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in Room 208. Professor Hammond will be leading the Bible study about the Book of Proverbs.

Law Students for Second Amendment

Meeting: February 9th at 11:30 a.m.

Alabama Lawyers Assistance Program

Mr. Robert Thornhill, the Director of the ALAP, will be available to meet with law students on Wednesday, February 10 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Students can meet with him privately in the Capell Conference Room in the Career Services Office (located on the 2nd floor of the law school). The meetings are confidential.

Mr. Thornhill will be available to answer questions and provide guidance regarding any concerns related to a history of substance abuse or mental health issues, a history of alcohol or drug-related legal charges, and how these need to be addressed particularly regarding completing the application for student registration and ultimately the application to sit for the bar. Of course, he will be happy to discuss any areas of concern.

Professionalism Workshop: Resumes and Cover letters

Thursday, February 11th at 11:30 a.m.

Barristers Dinner & JPILF's Annual Bid for Justice

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Location: The Warehouse at Alley Station

Speaker: Attorney Cole Portis, Principal & Personal Injury Section Head, Beasley Allen, President Elect of the Alabama State Bar


Watch the Student Newsletter for more details.