Faulkner Law Student Newsletter

Week of December 7, 2015

This Week's Events

Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11: Exams

Thursday, December 10th: Faulkner Law's Angel Tree Christmas Party

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Next Week's Events

Holiday Break!
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Law Library Hours - Exam Week

The library will have extended exam hours (along with coffee) through December 11.

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - Midnight

**The Reference Desk will be closed during exams.**

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 TODAY (Monday, December 7th) at 5:00 p.m.

The Christmas party is a wonderful time to join in celebrating and interacting with the children from the community, as well as children of the faculty, staff, and students. We will have snacks and drinks, as well as crafts for the kids, the reading of The Night Before Christmas, a special early visit from a jolly surprise guest, and the naming of the Most Outstanding First Year Student (Class of 2017).

We hope that you will all join us for this special time before we all part ways for the Christmas Break.

Angel Tree Christmas: It Starts With a Gift

Thank you for your participation in the Angel Tree project!

Dear Faulkner Law Community,

Thank you for your assistance with purchasing gifts wished for by the 27 area children the Law School is sponsoring. ALL of the gifts have been purchased!

Thank you all for helping these children in Montgomery to feel special, remembered, and loved by a parent who is far away. Your participation in this project will help bring hope to those who need it the most this Christmas.

It all starts with a gift. Your gifts will bless the children and deliver God's love to them.

Thank you for helping to change the life of a child forever.

-Dean DeBoer

Most Outstanding First Year Student Award Nominees

Every year, the Most Outstanding First Year Student Award is presented to the first year student considered most outstanding based upon the student's cumulative GPA, professional character, and contributions to Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and Faulkner University. It is presented in honor of John M. Patterson, the former governor of Alabama and retired Alabama Criminal Appeals Court Judge.

The following students from the Class of 2017 have been nominated for this award:

Paul Evans

Jessica Parker

Caleb Rush

Michael Shorey

Brittany Watson

The nominees will be recognized and the recipient of this award will be announced at the Faulkner Law Christmas Party on Thursday, December 10th at 5:00 p.m.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

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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.

Reminder: Student Lounge and Lockers

Before leaving for the holiday break, please empty all food items out of your lockers and the Student Lounge refrigerator. Any remaining food, including lunch boxes, in the Student Lounge refrigerator will be disposed of over break.

Thank you!

Expungement and Voter Restoration Rights Summit

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.*