Faulkner Law Student Newsletter

Week of November 23, 2015

This Week's Events

Thanksgiving Break: November 23-27
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Tuesday, November 24th

It is time to haul out the holly at the library! Join Dean Spears and the library faculty and staff for a Library Tree Trimming party on Tuesday, November 24th in the afternoon. We will put up and trim the tree, while enjoying hot chocolate and treats.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."

1 Chronicles 16:34 (NIV)

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This Week's Law Library Hours

Monday, Nov. 23: 7:30am - Midnight

Tuesday, Nov. 24: 7:30am - Midnight

Wednesday, Nov. 25: 7:30am - Noon

Thursday, Nov. 26: Closed (Happy Thanksgiving)

Friday, Nov. 27: 7:30am-9pm

Saturday, Nov. 28: 9am-9pm

Sunday, Nov. 29: 1pm-Midnight

**The Reference Desk will be closed over Thanksgiving Break.**

Clothing Drive

The Women’s Legal Society is sponsoring a clothing drive for the Family Sunshine Center. Please help someone in need this holiday season by donating clothing items that you cannot or do not wear. Items should be in good condition. Donations can be dropped off starting from now through Friday, December 4 in the bins located in the Atrium and outside of the Coffee Cup. If you have any questions, please check with Michelle Ray (lisa.ray@faulkner.edu).

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Stuffed Animal Drive

Law Students for 2nd Amendment and JPILF are partnering together to collect new and previously loved stuffed animals. They will be donated to the local domestic violence shelter and hospitals close to Christmas. Donation boxes will be by the elevator in the Atrium and outside the Coffee Cup. Collection efforts will stop after finals. If you have any questions, please check with Michael Shorey (2L).

Thank you in advance for participating and spreading joy to children this holiday season.

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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

(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.*


Family Sunshine Center Christmas Party

Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Women's Legal Society (WLS) invites all Faulkner Law students, faculty, and staff to the Family Sunshine Center's Client Christmas Party on Sunday, December 6, 2015. This is an opportunity to help serve food.

The Christmas Party will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Down the Street Cafe, located at 2741 Zelda Road, Montgomery, Alabama.

The members of the WLS hope that you will join them for this community service opportunity.

If you have any questions about the event, please check with Michelle Ray (3L) (lisa.ray@faulkner.edu).

Faulkner Law’s Angel Tree Christmas Party

Thursday, 10 December 2015

All law school students, faculty, staff, and their spouses and children are invited to attend the Faulkner Law Angel Tree Christmas Party on Thursday, December 10th at 5:00 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP at this RSVP link by Monday, December 7th at noon.

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