Monthly Archives: August 2009

Animal Law Society meetings – Tuesday in room 225

Meetings at 11am OR 4pm. Same information at both meetings, please come to whichever one is most convenient. Both meetings will be in room 225. Bagels, beverages, and other snacks will be provided. Questions, or to be added to email list, please contact: mitchellanimallaw@gmail.com

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Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Tryouts

Deadline is Friday, 9/25, with tryouts on Saturday, 9/26 What is Jessup Moot Court? The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is organized by the International Law Students Association (ILSA). The Competition is named after Philip C. Jessup, who once served on the International Court of Justice. Teams from law schools around the world …

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Mitchell Library Pro Se Clinic

Leadership Positions Available William Mitchell and MJF are starting a new Library Pro Se Clinic here on campus and we are looking for two student managers to assist the co-chairs in organizing and running the clinic. The clinic will be every Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. from September 12 – December 5. While you do …

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TONIGHT! Join the members of Phi Delta Phi at Billy’s for appetizers!

August 28, 2009 at 6:30pm You are cordially invited to discovery Phi Delta Phi’s rich history and long legacy within the legal community. Founded 9 years before the American Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi is the oldest and most prestigious legal fraternity in continuous existence today. Active at William Mitchell since 1993, Phi Delta Phi has …

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Save the Date! APALSA’s Welcome Member Gathering

Saturday, September 12th, 2009 Location: Matt McKenzie’s Home, A Friend of APALSA 965 Hague Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104 Matt: (612) 743-6064 My Lee: (651) 324-6487 Directions from WMCL (2 mins drive): Go North on Victoria to Hague, go pass Milton. 965 Hague Ave is on your left hand side.  Please email Thomas.Manion@wmitchell.edu  if you need transportation …

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Completion of Exchange Server Upgrade and Syncing Your Smart Phone

The upgrade to the new Exchange server is complete. Over a terabyte of mail has been converted. The IMAP issue associated with some handheld wireless devices and non-Outlook email accounts has not been corrected. We are still working on this and will post an announcement in the Docket when it is fixed. With the final …

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LexisNexis Events!

Table and Advocacy Trainings Come and vist the LexisNexis table on Monday, August 31, from 10am to 1pm. We will be raffling off various study guides for 1L, 2L and 3L courses if people want to stop by and enter. It is also the last chance for 1Ls to enter to win one of the 2 …

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Love to Run?

Join the running club! Are you interested in running with other students? We will organize weekly group runs and group training runs for upcoming races. Whether you have been running for years or just starting out, we would love to have you join us! Please contact Kristin Hendrick (kristin.hendrick@wmitchell.edu) or Laura Pittner (laura.pittner@wmitchell.edu)  to express interest …

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Flag Football is Back

William Mitchell Athletic Counsel Proudly Presents: CO- ED FLAG FOOTBALL WITH FREE AGENCY When: Saturday Mornings from September 12th to October 31 WITH PLAYOFFS! * NEW * CHAMPS WILL RECEIVE CHAMPIONSHIP T-SHIRTS! Where: William Mitchell Front Lawn Teams: the FIRST 10 CO-ED teams will be accepted: 5 person minimum 10 person maximum. Price: $15 per …

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Friday (8/28) Deadline to Join the American Bar Association or Renew Your Membership and Save 30%

8/28 is also the deadline to enter the drawing for the club level tickets to a Wild game! End of the day on 8/28 is the deadline to take advantage of the 30% discount on ABA dues that is offered to WMCL students! In order to take advantage of this opportunity you must sign up to …

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Bicycle Parking

More bike racks behind 188 Please note that there are additional bike racks for parking behind room 188 (the LEC building). If the bike rack at the front of school is full, please use this bike rack. Please do not lock your bike to parking signs or other items in the front parking lot that are …

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Journal of Law and Practice Write-on Competition

For current 2Ls or part-time 3Ls The William Mitchell Journal of Law and Practice is holding a write-on competition for current 2Ls, or part-time 3Ls, for membership on the Journal during the 2009-2010 academic year. We are seeking to add approximately 8 staff members through this competition. The Journal publishes articles on its website focused on …

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$500 ABA Labor Lawyer Student Writing Contest Entries Due August 31, 2009

The Labor Lawyer annual student writing competition is open to students at all accredited law schools. Papers may be written on any topic in the field of labor and employment law, and will be reviewed by The Labor Lawyer staff and a committee of our editorial board. The winning paper will be published in The …

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Security Alert

We received a report that yesterday, Tuesday, August 25, a wallet was stolen from a staff office area. This theft occurred about the same time of day as;a theft on August 17th; between noon and 1pm. The St. Paul Police Department have been notified and a report was taken. As a reminder, please do not …

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Reminder! Deadline approching! 1Ls: Sign up for Mentor Program by Aug. 28

Take advantage of the insight, wisdom, and advice of two recent grads and one upper class student as they mentor you and a few other ILs on how to survive and thrive during your first year of law school and beyond. It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss. The Attorney-Mentor Advisor Program (A-MAP) was …

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Republican National Lawyers Association Meeting

Learn about the Mitchell RNLA and our plans for the coming year The Mitchell Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) will be holding its first meeting of the year this coming Thursday, August 27 at 12pm in Room 123. Come learn more about the RNLA and our planned activities for this coming school year. We also have …

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BarBri Scholarship Applications Now Available to ABA Members

Application due date is 11/30/2009 for the February and July Bar Exams! BarBri offers ABA Law Student Division members a partial scholarship. Applications are posted in August and must be received by Bar-Bri in November for both the February and June Bar Exams. The application and details are available at http://www.abanet.org/lsd/barbri.pdf  If you would like to …

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SBA Table In Hachey Commons – 8/25 & 8/27

Get Your Fall Bus Pass, Committee Information and More The Student Bar Association is tabling in Hachey Commons on Tuesday (8/25) and Thursday (8/27).   Meet your representatives; Buy a Fall Metro Transit Pas ($175);   Sign-up for a Committee of the SBA;   Pick up your petition for 1L Section Representative; and   Learn about Thursday’s Bar Review & 1L Welcome Event. The …

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Spouses and Significant Others Panel

Please share your experience We are looking for volunteers for a student panel featuring students and their spouses/significant others. On Sept 12 from 11am-12pm the panel and attendees will meet with Kathy Connolly from the counseling center to discuss ways to keep your relationships strong thoughout the busy days of law school. Please contact Anne Moelk …

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MJF SOCIAL at Billy’s this Thursday 6-8

Learn what the MJF student chapter is all about!! Combine law with justice. Consider joining the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) student chapter. If you are interested in learning more about the club, meeting the board, & having a good time, come to the MJF Social at Billy’s (on Grand & Victoria) this Thursday, August 27th from …

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Phi Alpha Delta Presents Study Skills Session with Sally Zusman

Open to Both Members and Non-Members PAD is sponsoring a Study Skills session with WMCL’s Director of Academic Support, Sally Zusman. This is a helpful refresher for returning students, as well as a great way for new 1Ls to learn a few law school study strategies! Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: …

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Animal Law Society Happy Hour this Friday!

The Animal Law Society is hosting a happy hour this Friday (Aug. 28) from 4-6pm at Salut (on Grand Ave between Victoria and Milton). Everyone is welcome to attend. Appetizers provided. Please also note: The first Animal Law Society meeting will be Tues., Sept. 1. Two times – 11am OR 4pm. Please come to whichever …

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Eelpout Hockey – interested in skating?

If you are interested in playing hockey with the Eelpout at Drake Arena this season on Sunday afternoons please send an e-mail to mark.brandenburger@wmitchell.edu.  If you respond, you will be added to the distribution list and will receive an informational e-mail in approximately the next week. Please include in your e-mail what position(s) you play. …

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1L Welcome and Bar Review Event at Billys on Grand

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 8 p.m. Come celebrate with the Student Bar Association and Bar Review at the first Bar Review event of the year! Where: Billys on Grand When: August 27, 2009 at 8 p.m.  Free appetizers will be provided while they last! Please email questions to katherine.buhl@wmitchell.edu

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Join the members of Phi Delta Phi at Billy’s for appetizers!

When: Friday, August 28 at 6:30pm You are cordially invited to discover Phi Delta Phi’s rich history and long legacy within the legal community. Founded 9 years before the American Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi is the oldest and most prestigious legal fraternity in continuous existence today. Active at William Mitchell since 1993, Phi Delta Phi …

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day with the LSRJ

Help women in need! Law Students for Reproductive Justice will be tabling on Wednesday, August 26th from 10 am to 2 pm. Our goal is to celebrate Women’s Equality Day by raising money for Marie Stopes international. By donating $2, you will be providing a safe baby kit to be sent to women in underdeveloped countries. …

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Vale Corporate Law Appellate Moot Court Info Sessions

9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26, or 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 27 The William Mitchell College of Law is pleased to announce the fourth year of the Vale Corporate Law Appellate Moot Court. Students participating in this Moot Court will be paired into two-person teams to research, brief, and argue a corporate law issue based …

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SBA Used Bookstore Hours!

Now through Friday September 25! Starting Monday, August 24, the SBA Used Bookstore (room 153) will be open: Mondays: 11am – 5pm Tuesdays: 11am – 6pm Wednesdays: 12pm – 7pm Thursdays: 11am – 5pm Fridays: 11am – 3pm T hese hours will change after Friday September 25. Changes will be posted outside the Bookstore as well as …

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Work Study Position Available

Student Services Office The Student Services office has several work-study Office Assistant positions open for the 2009-2010 school year. This position requires strong service skills, excellent oral communication abilities, aptitude for handling multiple tasks, and a professional manner. Duties include answering student questions in person and on the phone, handling transcript requests, and other miscellaneous projects …

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Carpool

Anyone interested in carpooling? I am a 1L this year and am looking for someone with a car to carpool with either to or from school. I will be attending my classes at night as a section 4 but will usually be coming to school in the mornings to work and to study. Mostly, I …

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Reminder Notice: Clubs and Orgs Budget Request Meeting (Aug 23, 09)

On August 23rd, the SBA will have its first general meeting with student group leaders. The meeting will be held at 6:00 PM in room # 325. While all student group officers can attend, this meeting is especially for student group presidents and treasurers. At the meeting, I will discuss the SBA Budget Policy for …

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Technology Notice

We have received many notices from users with issues syncing Blackberries, alternate email addresses and some other handheld devices with the Outlook Exchange server.  We are aware of the problem and are working on a solution. We are finished migrating all students to the new Exchange server and just need to clean up a number …

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Phi Alpha Delta Back to School Bash

Come enjoy the first round of beer on us!! Come socialize with current PAD members and other potential members at our Back to School Bash on Friday, August 21! Learn more about all that PAD has to offer its members and our community, including: Social events Networking opportunities Speaker schedules Academic assistance Service projects AND MUCH …

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Community Development Clinic openings

There are still slots in the Community Development Clinic for this fall for students interested in working with community groups and small non-profits on a wide variety of issues. Work this fall will include issues of concern to small businesses and to neighborhoods dealing with foreclosed and vacant properties. For additional information, contact Diane Dube …

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Reentry Clinic Openings

Sign up for the Reentry Clinic. There are still openings in this new and unique clinic. In the Reentry Clinic you will help women leaving prison with civil legal issues and other barriers to reentry. The clinic includes family law practice, visiting clients in prison, and participating in public policy events regarding reentry issues. You …

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Reminder _All Students are required to self-enroll in Blackboard Web Courses

Starting on August 10, 2009, students will be required to self-enroll in all Blackboard Web Courses (through LexisNexis). Instructions on how to enroll in Web Courses can be found here: http://www.wmitchell.edu/educational-technology/files/BBWCStudentEnrollment.pdf Please note that the procedure for enrolling in courses has changed since last semester. If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Matts, Educational …

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Notice of Student Organization Meeting (Budget)

On August 23rd, the SBA will have its first general meeting with student group leaders. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. The location is TBA. While all student group officers can attend, this meeting is especially for student group presidents and treasurers. As with the SBA, student group presidents and treasurers are jointly …

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Clinic openings

There are still slots in the Community Development Clinic for this fall for students interested in working with community groups and small non-profits on a wide variety of issues. Work this fall will include issues of concern to small businesses and to neighborhoods dealing with foreclosed and vacant properties. For additional information, contact Diane Dube …

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Consign Your Used Texts and Study Aids!

Stop by the SBA Used Bookstore Come consign your used materials and get some extra money for yourself and help other students save money on textbooks, supplements, study aids, and other law school survival guides. You can also pick up useful materials for yourself before the semester starts. The SBA Used Bookstore is located in Room …

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Technology Notice

Date: August 12, 2009 Time: 11am-12pm Starting at 11am today, the wireless network will be down for 1 hour. During this time, we will be cutting over to the new wireless which was announced earlier this week. The new wmitchell wireless will auto broadcast as an available wireless network. Once you connect to it and …

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Technology Notice

Configuring Wireless Devices to Work with New Exchange Server Date: August 6, 2009 As part of the upgrade to the new Exchange server, the way that wireless devices such as smart phones and PDAs need to be configured has changed. If you wish your device to continue syncing with your Outlook account, you will need to …

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Technology Notice

Changes to Online Web Access Technology Notice Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 RE: Changes to Online Web Access As part of the Exchange server upgrade, the way that online web access looks has changed effective immediately. When you click on webmail, you will see a screen asking of you are on a public or private computer. Select …

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WMCL Arbitration Competition

You are invited to participate in the fall WMCL Arbitration Competition. Winners will advance to the regional and potentially to the national competitions, and pass/fail credit is awarded depending upon level of participation. Students work as a team to prepare and present an arbitration case, including opening statements, examining witnesses, introducing exhibits, presenting evidence, and …

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