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How to Finance Law School Studies
Those considering public interest law may wish to look at this U.S. government site offering information regarding the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.





Event Archive:

 November 3rd lunch followed by seminar in law briefing with Jessica Glassburn


Dr. Leslie F. Goldstein
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 12 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium
Hosted by Dr. Philip Benesch
"Sex, Gender, and the U.S. Constitution"
Leslie F. Goldstein, Ph.D. is Judge Hugh M. Morris Professor Emerita of political science and international relations at the University of Delaware. She specializes in constitutional law, gender and law and political theory. Her research interests include law and courts in the global order; comparative women's rights; and the history of political thought. Professor Goldstein teaches constitutional law and civil liberties; gender, sex and law; history of political philosophy; history of American political thought; politics and literature. She is currently at work on a book on the Supreme Court and racial minorities.

Philadelphia Law School Fair: Wednesday 10/15 3pm-6pm at Drexel University (Drexel Armory) - over 100 law schools from across the nation will likely be represented.

New York Law School Forum: Friday 10/17-Saturday 10/18 (click here to see participating law schools)

Friday, October 17, 2014
10:00 am–5:00 pmWorkshops
noon–5:00 pm: Talk with School Reps

Saturday, October 18, 2014
9:00 am–4:00 pmWorkshops
11:00 am–4:00 pm: Talk with School Reps

 

Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

Constitution Day with U.S. Judge John Jones: Wednesday September 17 

Please join us for the Lebanon Valley College Annual Constitution Day Lecture 
sponsored by Buzgon-Davis Law Offices

“The United States Constitution and the Values of an Open Society”

Presented by Judge John E. Jones III
of the United States Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7:30 p.m. Lecture in Leedy Theater—Mund College Center


Judge John E. Jones III presided over the landmark case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District, after which he held that it was unconstitutional to teach intelligent design within a public school science curriculum. In 2014 Judge Jones resolved the matter of Whitewood v. Wolf by striking down as unconstitutional Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage.


2013 archive:

LAW WEEK @ LVC
Constitution Day, Tuesday September 17th: 11am-12:30pm. Open Conversation with Bekah Saidman-Krauss, the Assistant Dean for Admissions at PSU Dickinson Law School in Carlisle. Suggested topics of recent constitutional interest include recent U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning same-sex marriage (Perry and Windsor), race (Fisher and Shelby County [Voting Rights Act]), and FISA surveilance (Clapper v. A.I.); (other potential topics that some have identified include Kane & PA-DOMA; Trayvon Martin; Snowden). After a 45 minute open conversation regarding these matters the balance of the time will be devoted to law school questions and a presentation on the PSU program.

Thursday September 19th: 11am-12:30pm Roundtable on Law School Admissions with senior representatves from Drexel and Widener law schools. (Further details to be announced.)

Three events of interest to law school applicants will take place in the course of the coming week:

First, this Monday (10/14) Jessica Anderson JD, Assistant Dean for Law Admissions at Indiana Tech University will visit campus and will be able to join students at lunch. Indiana Tech is a brand new law school; they will take a close interest in applications from LVC students & alumni. Dean Anderson visited the LVC campus last year and was very impressed with the students she met on that occasion. This is a very good opportunity for LVC students and alumni. Please email me as soon as possible to indicate whether you would like to meet Dean Anderson and, if you do wish to meet her, whether 12-1 might work with your schedule.

Second, the Philadelphia Law School Fair will be held next Wednesday (10/16) at Drexel University;over 100 law schools will be represented; many will offer application fee waivers. Several LVC students and alumni are planning to attend; car-pooling arrangements are being planned. Further details regarding the Philly law school fair are available here.

Third, the New York Law School Forum will be held on Friday and Saturday (10/18 and 10/19). Details may be found at the LSAC website.


The Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association (MABLSA) has organized a Pre-Law Camp that will take place at The University of Pittsburgh on October 19, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. The purpose of this event is to present information and practical workshops to all undergraduate and high school students who are interested in attending law school. Please share the attached information, inform your students of the event, and encourage them to register. The event is FREE and breakfast and lunch will be served. Students can register here.


National Law Journal article (7/19/13): Desperate For Bodies, Law Schools Welcome Procrastinators

New York Times 'Dealbook column' (7/18/13): Debating, Yet Again, the Worth of Law School

National Law Journal article (6/25/12): It's a Buyers' Market at Law School