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 »

Lawyer-alum profile: Noelle Barrist Stern (‘97, Northeastern Law ‘00)

Noelle Barrist Stern (Legal Studies and Natural Resource Studies ‘97, Northeastern Law ‘00) Judicial Case Manager Berkshire County (MA) Probate & Family Court

What’s your current position and primary practice field(s)? I am the Judicial Case Manager at the Berkshire Probate and Family Court.  My primary practice areas are probate and family law.

How did you get here – what led you to this field and practice setting? I have only recently started this position.  I spent eleven of my thirteen years in practice at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, originally as a Staff Attorney and for the most of the time as a Supervisory Staff Attorney. 

After moving to this area from New York and telecommuting, I wanted to work locally and be part of the legal community here.  After working... read more »

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