Tuesday, April 23, 4-6pm in the Blank Rome LLP Dining Room
Take a study break and enjoy some great food and company at SBA's Midnight Breakfast! We will also be honoring the winners of the Faculty and Staff Awards.
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Wednesdays at 12:05pm in the Chapel of Our Lady, Mirror of Justice, dedicated in memory of Helen A. O’Connor. If you have any questions, please email Brian McCabe. The final Mass for this semester will be on May 1st.
The University schedule of worship opportunities is available at http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/mission/campusministry/liturgicallife.html
Thursday, April 25 at 4:30pm in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101)
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy and Saint Thomas More Society of Philadelphia welcome Peter Steinfels, author of a recent essay in Commonweal, "The PA Grand-Jury Report: Not What It Seems." Peter Steinfels is University Professor Emeritus at Fordham University and was previously co-director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture. He was the senior religion correspondent for The New York Times from 1988 to 1997 and a columnist until 2010. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1 substantive CLE credit, and is free and open to the public. For more information and to register: https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/law/newsroom/webstories/2019/0408.html.
Presented by the David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for
Ethics, Integrity and Compliance in partnership with Cozen O'Connor
Monday, April 29, 4:30-6:30pm at Cozen O'Connor's Philadelphia office, One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, Suite 2800
How could the Holocaust happen? Were there no laws to prevent it? “Lawyers and the Holocaust: An Ethical Exploration” will examine the history and ethics of the legal profession in Germany both prior to the ascension of the Nazi Party in 1933 and, then, during the Nazi period. Examining the role of legal practitioners—lawyers and judges—in Nazi Germany will underscore the reality that moral codes governing the legal profession can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. What is the proper role of lawyers, judges and the law? What did the legal profession do to further or oppose the legal system during the Holocaust? What are some of the characteristics of those ethical challenges that may recur – in a different form – in the present? This engaging and interactive program will investigate the enabling and executing roles that professionals and organizations played in Nazi Germany as a means of displaying the importance of professions in contemporary society.
This event will feature faculty affiliated with the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), which challenges young professionals to develop as ethical and responsible leaders through two-week, intensive programs.
This program is approved for 2 ethics CLE credits by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. Registration is required. Reception with light refreshments to follow. For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lawyers-and-the-holocaust-an-ethical-exploration-tickets-59850050111
The Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) congratulates the following students who were selected as 2019 Fellows:
Our thanks to everyone who supported PIFP this year through the Auction, Dean's Cup, and all our other fundraisers. We could not have done it without you. Have a great summer!
To help with a smoother transition, SBA is now requiring active groups to submit student organization recognition forms (SORFs) by June 1 to be recognized for the upcoming school year. If you have any questions, you can contact email@example.com or Nancy Whalen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for all the great student group programming and leadership in 2018-19.
Legal Grounds (Coffee Bar):
Sat-Sunday, April 27-28 10am-5pm
Mon-Friday, April 29-May 3 8am-9pm
Sat-Sunday, May 4-5 10am-5pm
Mon-Tuesday, May 6-7 8am-9pm
Wed-Friday, May 8-10 8am-3pm
Sat-Friday, May 11-17 Closed
Open Mon-Friday 7:30am-2:30pm through Wednesday, May 15
Closed Thurs-Friday, May 16-17
Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings, including the Law School.
Smoking is also prohibited within 75 feet of all buildings, which includes…
· the front of the law school,
· the walkway from the parking garage,
· the outdoor dining area,
· all entrances.
This policy covers all tobacco products (including smokeless tobacco and dip). Thank you for your cooperation.
Lockers will be cleaned over the summer. Please remove all items from your locker by the end of the semester and leave the lock on the locker (unlocked). Any items remaining in lockers after Friday, May 10th, will be discarded.
1Ls and 2Ls: If you want a different locker next year, please contact Cheryl Baro at email@example.com.
3Ls: If you would like to use your locker during the summer bar review course, please notify Cheryl Baro at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 10th.
The Law School’s Commencement will take place on May 17, 2019. We encourage all graduating students to review the Commencement website so you are informed about the day’s events. The website includes important information about the day’s events, caps and gowns, graduation announcements order forms, seating for guests, parking information, and a campus map of shuttle pick-up locations needs drop-off areas. Please share this information with family and friends.
This is the final Gavel Gazette for this semester. Please submit items for first issue of the Fall 2019 semester to email@example.com by 3pm on Friday, August 23rd.
When studying for finals, please be aware that the Law Library is a quiet study area. Please leave the library to engage in conversation or to talk on the phone. Should you prefer to study in a group, please sign out one of the library’s study rooms at the Circulation Desk. Disruptive behavior should be reported to the Circulation/ Reserve Desk or to Public Safety. Note that access to the Law Library is restricted starting Wednesday, April 24th. Please be prepared to show your ID when you enter the Law Library and do not allow unauthorized people to enter the building after hours.
Please be mindful of your fellow students by removing your books, materials, and trash when you leave a study area. Also, do not leave your valuables unattended. Thefts have occurred in the past, particularly during study periods and finals when many students are focused elsewhere. Good luck on your exams!
Researching this summer? Starting a job in an unfamiliar practice area? Get a jump-start by consulting with a law librarian before your first day! Contact your 1L Legal Research Instructor or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Note also that the Law Library is staffed all summer so email us whenever you have questions at email@example.com. Another great resource is our online Legal Research Guides which are available 24/7.
Check out the Law Library’s blog Source Check for resources to help you get ready for finals and to put the finishing touches on your research papers! Or visit our Study Aids research guide! We have a Bar Prep guide too. Ear plugs are also available at the Library Circulation desk.
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Current 1Ls & 2Ls--Summer Access
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