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From the Pre-Law inbox: Amherst College has started a new undergraduate law journal. Res Publica Undergraduate Law Journal was founded in an effort to promote scholarship in the field of law in the liberal arts. The mission of Res Publica is to bring the best traditions of the contemporary humanities...

Mock jurors needed in Northampton

The Hampshire County Bar Association is looking for students to act as mock jurors for a training later this month. From Attorney Marissa Elkins, President of the bar association: This is a very important training to familiarize attorneys with new attorney-led jury selection procedures that have been put in place...

Combating Violence with Law—UMass Lawyer-Alumni event

Combating Violence with Law— A Talk with UMass Alumni Attorney Sharon Stapel Friday, April 3rd at 1:00 pm 620 Thompson Sharon Stapel (Psych ‘91, CUNY Law ‘98) has spent her 20-year career working to end violence against women and members of the LGBT community.  During and after college, she was a dedicated advocate...

The Wisdom of 1L: Early law school lessons from an alum

Lilian Chukwurah graduated with a degree in Legal Studies from UMass last May.  She’s now a first year (1L) at New England Law | Boston. She has a few tips for those of you contemplating law school.  If you have more questions, feel free to email Lilian. ...

Local law firm internships available

This just in from Dunn & Phillips, a law firm with offices in Amherst, right over on Fearing Street: The Law Offices of Dunn and Phillips (Amherst) is currently accepting applicants for positions in our firm. We have 2 opportunities for internships, one as a Legal Intern, and one as a...

Lawyers, law profs and law students—Mock Trial judges needed!

This November, the UMass Amherst Mock Trial team will host the Second Annual Thanksgiving Classic Invitational Tournament.  The team is currently looking for lawyers, law students (2d or 3d year preferred) and law profs to serve as judges for one or more trials. Judges will assess the competitors’ overall performance—...

Huge increase in law school applications

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Criminal Justice Internships

From the Department of Sociology:Interested in a Criminal Justice Internship for Spring 2012 or beyond? Start planning NOW- Sheriff Garvey, director of CJ internships is meeting with interested students on Tuesdays from 3-5pm in Thompson Hall room 732. Recent placements have been in: - The Hampshire County Jail and House...