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Free money for SBS students!

You may prefer the term “scholarships” but I like the sound of “free money.”

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a whole bunch of scholarships available to students, and a surprisingly small number of you apply each year. That is silly—quite literally leaving money on the table. 

So here’s how to get some of that cash:

The first step is to review all the scholarship that are available, and see which might be best for you.

Step two: attend the Scholarship Information Workshop Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00 pm in Campus Center 803.  At the workshop, you’ll learn about the various scholarship opportunities and get some tips for successful applications. There will also be refreshments.

And finally, apply!

More money = less debt.  You’ll thank me later.

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SGA is hiring judicial advisers

From the Student Government Association’s Attorney General:

The Student Judicial Advisers Program is responsible for assisting all students after they have been charged by the University with violating the Code of Student Conduct. The program is funded by the Student Government Association, and is completely independent from the University conduct system. The program’s sole purpose is to provide counsel and support for students with any University conduct-related issue.

Judicial Advisers are required to work 10 hours a week and are paid $8.00 an hour.

Responsibilities include:

Meeting with students to discuss the charges against them and what possible ramifications they could be facing.

Helping students to prepare the best possible cases for themselves. This may include assisting students in formulating their arguments, gathering witness statements, and researching university policies and regulations.

Attending conduct hearings with students to... read more »

Lawyer-alum profile: Edward Kammerer (English and Political Science ‘03, Suffolk Law ‘06)

Edward Kammerer (English and Political Science ‘03, Suffolk Law ‘06, PhD, Law & Public Policy, Northeastern ‘13) Pre-Law Advisor University of Connecticut Storrs

What’s your current position and primary practice field(s)? Currently I am the Pre-Law Advisor at the University of Connecticut. I work with students considering law school and advise them on applications, course selection, and most importantly, helping them decide if law school is the right tool for them. I also coach our mock trial and moot court teams.

I maintain a very small practice doing criminal defense, as well. That’s on hold right now as I adjust to my new role at UConn but I’m hoping to get back into practice soon, focusing on indigent defense at the appellate level.

How did you get here – what led you to this field and practice setting? My path here is far... read more »

Spring 2014 classes you may have overlooked

We’ve been asked to share information about a couple of classes that are relevant to students considering legal careers and that still have spots open for the Spring 2014 semester.

The first is EDUC 202—Intergroup Dialogue:

Imagine sitting in a circle with 15 other students talking about subjects you rarely get to discuss?

EDUC 202: Intergroup Dialogue: Social Issues in Intergroup Relations is a course where you and your voice and your experience are central.

In this course you will learn from other’s experiences, examine social justice issues on campus and in the community (e.g., gender roles, immigration, violence, race and gender in sports, sexism and racism on campus, ally relationships), and explore different perspectives and controversial issues using constructive approaches to dialogue and the bridging of differences. All majors are welcome!

EDU 202: INTERGROUP DIALOGUE is a 4 credit graded... read more »

Not the end of the world

Perhaps something like this has crossed your mind in the last 48 hours or so:

“Omigod, there’s no way I’m gonna get my applications in by Thanksgiving like the pre-law advisor told me to, and now I’ll never get into law school, and my life is ruined, and I’ll have to wait tables for the rest of eternity, and what am I gonna say to my family over dinner on Thursday?!?”

(It’s like I’m inside your head, isn’t it?  Creepy.)

First: Deep breath.  Maybe two.

Second: remember, that “deadline” is aspirational, not a cliff.  I used to say “December 1st” instead of “Thanksgiving,” but then I thought it’d be nice for at least some of you to actually enjoy the long weekend at home, so I moved it up.  See,... read more »

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