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Congratulations, Terry!

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Terry

A very special shout out goes to our very own Terry McCormack, Associate Director of the Law Library and Manager of Law IT, for being selected as the Law School’s recipient of the Outstanding Service Award!

This award recognizes a Law School staff member for consistently demonstrating professionalism and enthusiasm in performing their daily responsibilities or providing exemplary service to SUNY Buffalo Law above and beyond what is required of them.

Congratulations, Terry!

Get Your MPRE Photo at the Law Library

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Remember

Don’t forget! If you are taking the MPRE on Saturday, March 29, 2014 you are required to attach a 2×2 photo to your applications.

Photo services are available at Passport Services (211 O’Brian) in the Law Library and cost $10. Passport Services are open Monday–Friday, 10am–12pm and 1pm–3pm.

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Reading Room PSA

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Library View

Over the next few weeks you may notice that there are fewer chairs in the 2nd and 3rd floor reading rooms in the Law Library. The chairs are being sent out for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Law Library hours during Spring Recess

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The Law School will be on Spring Recess from March 17-March 21.

The Law Library will be open on the following schedule during Spring Recess:

Saturday-Sunday 3/15-3/16 =  Closed
Monday-Friday 3/17-3/21 =  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 3/22 =  Closed
Sunday 3/23 =  10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Law Library will resume regular hours on Monday, March 24.

Additional schedules are available for the Law School Academic Calendar, Law Library hours, and University Libraries hours.

2014 Millies Winners

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

The results are in and congratulations to the final winners of this year’s Millies!

Elle Woods, the masses have spoken and your legal future is looking bright, and Atticus Finch, you are counted among the best of the (fictional) best.

Congrats also go to our Prediction Contest Winner Kaileen Balzano, who got four out of four categories correct.

 

Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Millies!

 

2014 Millies Winners

Best Negotiation/Mediation Scene: John Beckwith & Jeremy Grey, Wedding Crashers

Best Courtroom Scene: Vincent Gambini, My Cousin Vinny

Most Promising Law/Pre-Law Student: Elle Woods

Favorite Lawyer: Atticus Finch

The Jersey of it All

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Jersey

What is going on in New Jersey? I’m talking courtroom-side, not roadside. (Sidebar: Dove, what were you thinking?!)  Anyone who knows me can attest that I have nothing but extreme love for my state of origin—seriously, I fist pump to Bon Jovi as I type this—but I have to wonder about some of the legal stories coming out of the Garden State this month.

It all started on March 1 when there was a story about parents suing a school because their children could no longer receive lunch deliveries.  Seeing parents care so much about their children’s choice to have a deli delivery reminded me of what happened last year when Jersey parents defended their daughters’ right to bare arms.  But the Springsteen state lost that loving feeling because soon after news broke that a high schooler was suing her parents for her private high school and college expenses.  While the daughter’s emergency order for a payout was denied, the case may be headed to trial and the world will be able to find out whether this is yet another case of parents just don’t understand or a Veruca Salt encore. As the dust settled from that familial fiasco, another was being decided. Yesterday a NJ appellate court ruled that a father had to pony up and pay half of his daughter’s law school expenses. (As many have been reporting for years, the JD price tag is steep.) And the final case to round out this report is Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Theresa and Joe Giudice pleading guilty to fraud and facing the reality of prison and, in Joe’s case, possible deportation. And before you ask, yes they’ll keep filming until they’re sentenced, and no, you most likely aren’t going to be getting a reality version of Orange is the New Black.

I’ve heard tell that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. With any luck, once we get past week one, things will calm down.