Faulkner Law Student Newsletter

Week of April 11, 2016

This Week's Special Events

Monday, April 11

  • 10 - 5: JPILF Last Chance Auction (Faculty Conference Room)
  • 11:30 a.m.: CLS Bible Study (Room 208)
  • 11:30 a.m.: Law Review Interest Meeting (Room 114)
  • 3:45 p.m.: SBA and Honor Court Elections Informational Meeting (Room 215)

Tuesday, April 12

  • 10 - 5: JPILF Last Chance Auction (Faculty Conference Room)
  • 11:30 a.m.: LS2A Informational Meeting (Room 122)

Wednesday, April 13

  • Noon: Dean Fellows Workshops (Various Rooms)

Thursday, April 14

  • 11:30 a.m.: Professor Tom Folsom (Room 114)
  • 1:00 p.m: Exit Interviews (Class of 2016) (Room 114)
  • 5:00 p.m.: Trivia Night (Coffee Cup)

Friday, April 15

  • 5:00 p.m.: Public Interest Program Summer Stipend applications due to Prof. McTear
  • Deadline to submit Public Interest time logs to Prof. McTear for consideration for 2016 Public Interest Society Fellows.

Monday, April 11

JPILF Last Chance Auction

Please come to the conference room in the faculty suite (by Dean DeBoer's and the LRW professors' offices) for the last opportunity to bid on our remaining auction items.

Bidding will be open at the following times:

10 am - 5 pm: Monday, April 11th
10 am - 5 pm: Tuesday, April 12th

Items include antique furniture, decorative bowls, decanters, as well as a $500 Barbri Bar Prep Course gift card. No minimum bids.

Remember all proceeds go toward the JPILF Summer Stipend. Don't forget, stipend applications are due to Professor McTear by Friday, April 15.

Thank you for everyone's continued support of JPILF and the Summer Stipend Fund.

Aaron Bern

Thomas Goode Jones School of Law | Class of 2017

Faulkner Law Review | Junior Editor

Jones Public Interest Law Foundation | President

Faulkner Law Democrats | Vice President
Tel: (334) 294-9371

CLS Bible Study

CLS will hold a Bible Study on Monday, April 11 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.

Faulkner Law Review Interest Meeting

The Faulkner Law Review is hosting an Interest Meeting on Monday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 114. Anyone interested in being a part of Law Review next year is welcome to attend (rising 2Ls and rising 3Ls). The application process occurs over the summer so next year’s Editorial Board will be at the meeting to explain the invitation, application, and acceptance processes. Invitation to apply to membership on Law Review is selective and is based on numerous factors including class rank, GPA, performance on a citation and technical editing exercise, and writing ability in a case note competition. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP using http://goo.gl/forms/PBE2YKuuS5.

Informational Meeting: SBA and Honor Court 2016-2017 elections

An informational meeting for SBA and Honor Court will be held on Monday, April 11th at 3:45 p.m. (immediately after Family Law) in Room 215. All rising 2Ls and 3Ls interested in running for a 2016-2017 Student Bar Association or Honor Court position should plan to attend.

During the meeting, SBA President Jase Sayre will provide information about the available positions and the election time line.

If you are interested in running for a position, please make plans to attend this important meeting.

Tuesday, April 12

Law Students for the 2nd Amendment Meeting

There will be a meeting next Tuesday the 12th at 11:30 a.m. in Room 122 for elections and to vote on amending the bylaws. President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the proposed position of Director of Development will be available to run for. If you are interested in running for any position please email Michael Shorey at michael.shorey@faulkner.edu with the position you want.

Wednesday, April 13

Dean Fellows Workshops

All 1Ls are invited to join their Dean Fellows for final exam practice workshops. During the workshops, the groups will work on practice exam questions. Each week is a new 1L subject. This week's topic is Contracts.

Thursday, April 14

Designing law for a coded (neo-tech) world

Please join the Federalist Society as they host Professor Thomas Folsom from Regent University School of Law. He will discuss the intricacies of how the legal world creates laws for cutting-edge technology. The event will be held in room 114 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 114. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. Sign up online here by noon on Tuesday, April 12th.
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Professor Folsom earned a B.S. (concentration in Far Eastern Area Studies) from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, with post-graduate work towards the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts at St. John's College. He has held federal appellate and trial court judicial clerkships with Judge Kunzig at the U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, D.C. (one of the predecessor courts to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit) and with Judge Finesilver at the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

He's also been partner in two law firms: Davis, Graham & Stubbs, in Denver, Colorado; and Chrisman, Bynum & Johnson, in Boulder, Colorado (this firm subsequently joined Faegre & Benson, which in turn later merged to create Faegre Baker Daniels, with lawyers and consultants in the U.S., Europe, and Asia). He is concerned with the question: is there a common morality appropriate for designing a rule of law in a global and tech era? His current fields of interest are cyberspace and the code world; intellectual property and the disaggregation of IP offenses; and normative jurisprudence in accordance with a specified restatement of the obvious.

Exit Interviews

A mandatory Exit Interview session for all May graduates will be held on Thursday in Room 114 at 1pm. Please arrive approximately 15 minutes early for check-in.
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Trivia Night at the Coffee Cup

Come test your trivia knowledge against your classmates, professors, and staff.

The law library is hosting a (pub-style) trivia night as a part of its National Library Week (April 11-15) festivities for prizes.

Teams: 3 – 5 people (students, alumni, professors, and/or staff).

Location: The Coffee Cup

Date: Thursday, April 14

Time: 5:00pm

There will be prizes for teams that come in 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places.

If you are interested, please email Professor Coan (ccoan@faulkner.edu) your team name, team members’ names, and contact person by close of business on Wednesday, April 13.

Friday, April 15

Public Interest Program Deadlines

  • Public Interest Program Summer Stipend applications due to Prof. McTear by 5:00 p.m.
  • Deadline to submit Public Interest time logs to Prof. McTear for consideration for 2016 Public Interest Society Fellows.
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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

Student Opportunities

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

Now Hiring: Student Circulation Workers

The Faulkner Law Library is now accepting applications for the position of Circulation Student Assistant from current 1Ls who can begin work June 1st, 2016.

The Circulation Department is the face of the library and sets a tone of warm, welcoming service for our patrons. Circulation Student Assistants play a key role in ensuring a pleasant experience to all patrons of the Faulkner Law Library. Circulation Student Assistants report to the Circulation Manager. Previous library experience is helpful, but not required.

Tasks include:

· Available to work nights and weekends

· Open and close library

· Check materials in and out of library

· Perform stack maintenance duties of assigned section

· Assist patrons in the operation of copiers and printer

·Restocking paper in copiers and printers

·Perform light cleaning of study areas

·Answer telephones and transfer calls to the appropriate staff members

·Provide patrons with basic directional information

·Cooperate as a team member of the library staff, taking the initiative in performing any duty essential to efficient library operations

·Attend mandatory meetings as scheduled

·Perform other related duties as instructed by supervisor and/or other library staff members

We will be taking applications until April 13th, 2016. Applications can be found at the Circulation Desk. Please include your resume with your application.

Are you interested in subletting?

A law student who attends an out of state law school will be working at Balch & Bingham's Montgomery office this summer. He is looking for a Montgomery apartment or home to sublet. He will be in Montgomery for 6 weeks beginning mid-May after final exams and ending at the end of June. He is open to having a roommate.

If you are interested in subletting, please contact Barrie Wilson, Director of Legal Recruiting, Balch & Bingham LLP, at bwilson@balch.com.

Important Deadlines

MPRE Registration

Exam Date: August 13, 2016

Regular Registration Deadline: June 23, 2016

Late Registration Deadline: June 30, 2016

Alabama Bar Examination

Exam Date: February 2017

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2016

  • Application Period Opens: September 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.*


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Christian Legal Society Bible Study

CLS will hold a Bible Study on Monday, April 18 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.

SBA and Honor Court Elections

Elections for the SBA and Honor Court will be held on Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22 from 11am - 1pm each day in the Atrium. Bring your student ID to vote.

Class of 2016 Commencement

The Class of 2016's Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 10am at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre downtown.