Faulkner Law Student Newsletter

Week of February 8, 2016

This Week's Special Events

Monday, February 8
  • 11:30 a.m.: Christian Legal Society Bible Study (Room 208)

Tuesday, February 9

  • 8:00 - 10:15 a.m.: Spirit Store (Atrium)
  • 11:30 a.m.: LS2A & Federalist General Body Meeting (Room 114)

Wednesday, February 10

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

Thursday, February 11

  • 11:30 a.m.: Professionalism Workshop: Resumes & Cover Letters (Room 114)

Sunday, February 14

  • Valentine's Day

Monday, February 8

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.

Tuesday, February 9

Spirit Store

The Faulkner University Spirit Store will be on campus on Tuesday, February 9th from 8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. in the Atrium. The Spirit Store will be selling Faulkner Law merchandise. Cash and credit cards (no checks) will be accepted.

Law Students for the 2nd Amendment and Federalist Society General Body Meeting

LS2A and the Federalist Society will have a general body meeting on February 9th at 11:30 a.m. in Room 114.

Wednesday, February 10

Dean Fellows Meetings

Dean Fellow group meetings will be held at noon on Wednesday.

The group rooms are:

Group 1 (151); Group 2 (122); Group 3 (155); Group 4 (180); Group 5 (Faculty Conference Room); and Group 6 (215).

This week's topic: Outlining (Con Law and Civ Pro)

Thursday, February 11

Professionalism Workshop: Resumes and Coverletters

BLSA and the Young Lawyers will host a Professionalism Workshop on Thursday, February 11th at 11:30 a.m. in Room 114. A panel of practicing attorneys will discuss the importance of polished resumes and cover letters, as well as provide helpful tips for your career search.

Lunch will be served. If you plan to attend and eat lunch, please RSVP here by Wednesday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m.


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Woohoo! We are going to Dallas!

US News ranks Stetson Trial Advocacy #1 in the nation. We went to Stetson and competed in their courthouse, with their judges, with their witnesses, and beat them with both of our teams!

Elliott Smith and Haley Steelman won their final round and will advance to Dallas knocking out the remaining Stetson team in the finals. They finish as the top seed in the region.

Joseph Lee Taylor, Jr and Brittany Watson finish as Regional Finalists falling 3-2 in the finals. However, they were by far the highest scoring team in the competition with a point differential over 100. It was not even close. They just got a little unlucky in the final panel.

We were one ballot away from sweeping the regional for the second time in three years. We will settle for being regional champion for the third year in a row.

Go Faulkner!

-Professor Lester

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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

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

Do You Want to be Published?

Faulkner Law Review, Volume 7, Issue 2 (Spring 2016)

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

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


Professionalism Workshop: Professional Dress

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

Watch the Student Newsletter for more details.