Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween!

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Moot Court success and library remodels

Congratulations to three Moot Court Honor Board Teams that argued well this weekend. The teams represented the law school at the National Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition in Georgia. The first team, Jessica DaSilva and Monique Robinson (oralists) and Nicholas Lecakes (brief writer) argued well but did not advance. The team of Amie DeGuzman and Anson Call (oralists) and Charles Griffith (brief writer) reached the quarter-finals of this national competition.

Congratulations particularly to the team of Drew Parrish Bennett and Michael Stack (oralists) and Austin Dragoo (brief writer) on reaching the final round. In addition, Drew Parrish Bennett earned the Best Advocate Award. Michelle Haines and Meagan George were the Team Managers. Professor Nick Martino coached the teams. Great work by all.

The Library and Technology Center remodel of the 1st floor is complete. Additional study areas are open to students now, including 10 new study rooms and 52 new study carrels. All of the 1st floor study rooms are available for reservations and now have white boards installed.

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What Are In-House Counsel Looking For?

If you would like an in-house counsel position, it is important to understand what General Counsels are looking for in a new hire.  Some of the skills and qualities that General Counsels are seeking include:

  • Someone who can understand the company’s goals and objectives and can analyze legal risks in light of those goals and objectives.
  • Someone who works well on a team and can collaborate with others.
  • Someone who has a desire to grow and can learn new things quickly.
  • Relevant experience in the company’s industry.
  • Some in-house legal departments prefer attorneys with a broad skill set, while other in-house legal departments look for attorneys with niche practice areas.

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Finals Preparation Workshops

Are you stressed out about pending final exams?  Are you at a loss on how even to begin studying?  Keeping up with outlines?  Eating?  Staying healthy?  Sleeping?  Well, while we here in Academic Success cannot guarantee a complete cure for any or all of these problems, we can certainly offer some tips and suggestions to best prepare you for your finals.

We invite all students, specifically and especially first semester students, to attend the Finals Preparation Workshop.  To ensure everyone has an opportunity to attend, we have scheduled two workshops: one on Tuesday, November 8 and one on Thursday, November 10. Both will be in room 455 and will last from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

We will be serving pizza.  However, in order to attend (or at least guarantee you get some free food) you MUST register for the workshop by coming to the Academic Success Department located in suite 580.  Again, registration is a must.

We know each of you can succeed on your finals and we in Academic Success promise to provide the tools you need to relieve and reduce the unwanted stress.

We look forward to seeing each of you.

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