Faulkner Law Student Newsletter
Week of May 2, 2016
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
Professional Legal Research Strategies & Tactics
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
Additionally, please claim any of your items within the Student Lounge refrigerator by Friday, May 6th at noon.
This Week's Law Library Hours
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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
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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