Faulkner Law Student Newsletter

Week of January 18, 2016

This Week's Special Events

Monday, January 18


  • No Classes - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Tuesday, January 19


  • 11:30 a.m. - Academic Success Workshop (Room 208)
  • 1L Lexis Training


Wednesday, January 20


  • Noon: Dean Fellow Group Meetings (Various Rooms)

Friday, January 22


  • 11:30 a.m.: 1L Career Development & Experiential Learning Information Session (Room 114)

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, classes will not be held today.

Tuesday, January 19

Academic Success Skills for a New Semester

Join Dean DeBoer for an Academic Success workshop on skills for a new semester. The workshop will start at 11:30 a.m. in Room 208.

1L Lexis Training

1L Lexis Training will be held on Tuesday. Check the LRWR General TWEN site for details.

Wednesday, January 20

Dean Fellow Group Meetings: Tips for the Spring Semester

The first 1Ls Dean Fellow group meetings of the spring semester will be held at noon on Wednesday. The group rooms are: Group 1 (Rm 151); Group 2 (Rm 122); Group 3 (Rm 155); Group 4 (Rm 180); Group 5 (Faculty Conference Room); and Group 6 (Room 215).

Friday, January 22

Career Development and Experiential Learning Informational Sessions

Wanting to get some experience? Apply lessons learned in the classroom? Professor Craft and Colonel Morgan will host informational sessions on professional development, summer jobs, clinics and externships for the summer and fall, and On-Campus Interviewing (OCI).


Food will be served!


1L Session

Friday, January 22, 11:30-12:30, Room 114.

1L RSVP - Here


If you plan to attend, please RSVP through the appropriate link above so that we have an accurate head count for lunch.


Attention 2Ls: Be sure to save the date for your session. Your session will be held on Wednesday, January 27, at 11:30-12:30 in Room 114. 2Ls can RSVP Here.

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This Week's Law Library Hours

Monday: Closed**

Tuesday - 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: Closed**

Tuesday - 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


**The Law Library will be closed on January 18, 2016, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.**

Alabama Legislative Session Opportunity for 2Ls and 3Ls

Alabama Legislative Reading & Research Service LLC is looking for several 2L and 3L students to work for pay this spring with the Alabama Legislative Session beginning next month. ALRRS is a private company that provides bill tracking and research for clients including lobbying and law firms.


There will be a need to possibly work late nights due to the unpredictable meeting hours of the legislature but it is rewarding work that pays and it is different from a traditional law office clerking position. The legislative session begins the first week of February and ends in May.


If interested, contact Stephen Morris at 834-0011 or stephen@alrrs.com


Bryan E. Morgan

Director of Career Development

334-386-7905

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.*

SAVE THE DATE!

Phi Alpha Delta's 1st Member Meeting of 2016

A PAD member meeting will be held on Monday, January 25th at 11:30 a.m. in Room 180.