Faulkner Law Student Newsletter

Week of February 15, 2016

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Justice Antonin Scalia: 1936 - 2016

Click here for statements from the Supreme Court regarding Justice Scalia's passing.

This Week's Special Events

Monday, February 15


  • Presidents' Day


Tuesday, February 16


  • 11:30 a.m.: Federalist Society speaker (Room 208)


Wednesday, February 17


  • 11:45 a.m.: Montgomery County Association for Justice Luncheon (Off Campus)
  • 12:00 p.m.: General Faulkner Law Democrat Meeting (Room 122)


Friday, February 19


  • Public Interest Program Hours Deadline (See details below)

Tuesday, February 16

Lawlessness of Administrative Law

Join the Federalist Society on Tuesday, February 16th at 11:30 a.m. in Room 208 as we host author and CEO Michael Daugherty as he speaks on the topic "The Lawlessness of Administrative Law." Professor Mike DeBoer will moderate.


Lunch will be provided!


Michael J. Daugherty, Senior Writer for CyberDefense Magazine, is Founder, President, and CEO of LabMD, a cancer detection laboratory based in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the author of the book The Devil Inside the Beltway. Because of his work, Mike has testified before the House of Representatives House Oversight Committee and regularly keynotes in front of healthcare, law, business and technology audiences educating them on what to expect when the Federal Government investigates you. He holds a BA in Economics from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, regularly blogs at MichaelJDaugherty.com and sits on the board of Snoopwall, a privacy company based in Nashua, New Hampshire. He is also a pilot and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Michael J. Daugherty, Senior Writer for CyberDefense Magazine

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Wednesday, February 17

General Faulkner Law Democrats Meeting

Join the Faulkner Law Democrats for a general semester meeting on Wednesday in Room 122 at noon. If you have any questions, please check with Candace Crook (3L).

Montgomery County Association for Justice Luncheon

Mr. Tom Methvin asked me to contact all the law students at Jones School of Law, to invite them to be our guest at the upcoming Montgomery County Association for Justice luncheon Wednesday, February 17th at 11:45am. The luncheon will be held at the Farmer’s Market Café, located at 315 North McDonough Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. There is no charge to the students who want to attend. However, we do ask that they RSVP with me no later than Monday, February 15th (email:Debbie.cunningham@beasleyallen.com or direct line 334-495-1371).


Debbie Cunningham
Legal Secretary to Gibson Vance, Roman Shaul and Clay Barnett
218 Commerce Street
Post Office Box 4160 (36103)
Montgomery, AL 36104
800.898.2034

Friday, February 19

Public Interest Program

Time logs for ALL public interest hours worked prior to January 1, 2016, due to Prof. McTear (kmctear@faulkner.edu; office; JSL Clinics) for eligibility as Public Interest Society Fellow by February 19, 2016.

Do you want to be published? Faulkner Law Review Spring 2016

Faulkner Law Review, Volume 7, Issue 2

Calling all writers. Calling all student who received best paper awards. The Editorial Board seeks authors for Volume 7, Issue 2, Spring 2016. The Faulkner Law Review publishes a varied body of legal scholarship with the purpose of advancing legal discussion of timely theoretical and practical legal issues among the professional and academic communities.

This year, Law Review is making the spring issue all about Faulkner students. Our plan is to make the spring issue a student oriented issue, however, we need willing writers to accomplish this goal of promoting the bright and talented students at Faulkner. The Faulkner Law Review welcomes manuscripts and articles from both law and graduate students. We are particularly interested in receiving submissions from the students who received best paper awards in rigorous writing seminars for the spring and fall 2015 semesters. Manuscripts should be between 7,500 and 25,000 words, including footnotes, and be accompanied by the author’s resume or curriculum vitae. Citations in manuscripts should follow the form prescribed in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2005).

For consideration for Volume 7, Issue 2, Spring 2016, an initial draft must be submitted by February 15, 2016. In order to facilitate the editing and publication process, authors whose manuscripts are selected will be expected to submit a final draft of their completed article by March 1, 2016. Dates are subject to reasonable accommodation.

Please direct inquiries and submissions to Executive Editor Elliott Smith (executiveeditor@faulkner.edu). Manuscripts are also accepted via the ExpressO submission service at http://law.bepress.com/expresso.


Submissions may also be mailed to our address.

Faulkner Law Review
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
5345 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109


Thank you for your interest,

Elliott G. Smith
Executive Editor

Faulkner Law Review

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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

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

Arrowhead Country Club: Junior Membership Opportunity

Arrowhead Country Club is offering Junior Memberships (ages 29 and under) for only $125 a month to Faulkner Law students. The initiation fee of $500 would be waived for all interested. The membership would allow each junior member to play golf, use the dining facilities, swimming pool, and tennis courts. For the people who do not play golf, Arrowhead CC has a Social Membership for only $94 per month and it includes everything but golf...PLUS complimentary use of the fitness center.


If anyone is interested, please contact Arrowhead's General Manager, John Sadie at john@arrowheadcountryclub.net

SAVE THE DATE!

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

CLS will hold a bi-monthly Bible Study on Monday, February 22 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.

Professionalism Workshop: Dress for Success

BLSA and the Young Lawyers will host a Professionalism Workshop on Professional Dress on Tuesday, February 23rd at 11:30 a.m. in Rooms 114 (women) and 122 (men). A panel of practicing attorneys will provide tips for dressing professional, both in the courtroom and at work functions.


Lunch will be served. If you plan to attend and eat lunch, please RSVP here by Monday, February 22nd at 2:00 p.m.

Barristers Dinner & JPILF's Bid for Justice

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Speaker: Attorney Cole Portis

Location: The Warehouse at Alley Station

Tickets will be on sale soon. Watch for upcoming emails with details.