Faulkner Law Student Newsletter

Week of May 2, 2016

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This Week's Special Events

Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6: Exams

Friday, May 6: Professional Legal Research Strategies & Tactics

Friday, May 6: Spring Cleaning

Saturday, May 7: Class of 2016 Commencement

Friday, May 6

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Professional Legal Research Strategies & Tactics

Featuring: Secondary source research, including treatises, practice manuals, handbooks and form books; statutory and legislative history research; administrative law research; Alabama-specific research; research ethics and free internet legal research

Where: Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law
When: Attend May 6th from 8:45AM-12:30PM
Cost: $150 (FREE to Alumni)
Registration: www.faulkner.edu/professional-research This program has been approved by the Alabama State Bar for 3.0 CLE hours, including 1.0 hour of ethics

Spring Cleaning

All student lockers MUST be cleaned out by Noon on Friday, May 6th. Any items left in student lockers after that time will be discarded.

Additionally, please claim any of your items within the Student Lounge refrigerator by Friday, May 6th at noon.

Thank you!

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This Week's Law Library Hours

Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

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

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

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Reference Desk Hours

Monday - Sunday: No reference. Librarian on call.

(Summer Hours start Saturday, May 7th. Library is closed on May 7th and 8th.)

Student Opportunities

Faculty Research Assistance Program (FRAP)

The Faulkner Law Jones Law Library has an opening for a Faculty Research Assistant. For more details about the position and qualifications, please see the attached information sheet.

Interns Sought

The Relf Law Firm in Montgomery is seeking two interns for the summer. The firm is seeking one law student interested in family law and another student interested in international/transactional law. Please check Symplicity for more details.

Fall 2016 Volunteer Legal Internship/Externship Program


On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL), Appellate Section, and Senior Litigation Counsel/Recruitment, Hiring & Mentoring Coordinator, Ms. Terri Leon-Benner, please share this announcement with your eligible law students.

I have attached our brochure for the Fall 2016 Volunteer Legal Internship/Externship Program and ask that you and your students refer to it for application details. I have also attached a fact sheet.

Please direct interested law students to submit applications according to the following instructions between March 11, 2016 and May 15, 2016 (Fall deadline). Each student must specify that s/he is applying for the Fall 2016 internship in their cover letter and submit all materials in the following order during the respective submission dates: cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and a 5-10 page writing sample to Terri via email (Terri.Leon-Benner@usdoj.gov) in a single PDF document.

Due to the high volume of applications, packets that do not conform to these instructions will not be considered.

For the fall semester, we require that interns work full-time, 20 hours, for a minimum period of 10-12 weeks.

Because the application period falls during spring semester, we ask that you make this opportunity and its corresponding application deadline available to your students before the end of the semester in May 2016. We want to reach as many students as possible before they leave your campuses for the holidays.

Please note that the attached brochure deadline reflects OIL’s notification deadline. Feel free to share the DOJ link for law students to navigate: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-intern.html; search the Office of Immigration Litigation from the drop-down menu on the right hand side.

Terri León-Benner

Senior Litigation Counsel

Recruitment, Hiring & Mentoring


Office of Immigration Litigation

Department of Justice-Civil Division

P.O. Box 878

Ben Franklin Station

Washington, DC 20044

P (202) 305-7059

F (202) 305-4829


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


2016 - 2017 Academic Year

Classes start on Wednesday, August 10