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  • WELCOME TO PRE-LAW ADVISING! 

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    It’s never too early to start thinking about applying to law school. The Office of Pre-Law Advisement provides one-on-one guidance to students (and alumni) from the time they begin to consider a career in the law until they matriculate in law school. Students are encouraged to meet with the pre-law adviser at least once per semester to map out their courses, learn of internship opportunities and in their later years, draft their personal statements and complete their law school applications.

     The Pre-Law Office also provides information about Pre-Law Internships, volunteer opportunities and Pre-Law events.  An important first step for participating in these programs is to sign up for the pre-law listserv.  Students are also encouraged to check out the "Resources" and"FAQ"  tabs which provide helpful links and documents for students considering a career in law or actively applying to law school. 

    Dina Chelst, Esq.
    500 West 185th St.  
    Furst Hall, Room110 
     Dina.Chelst@yu.edu 
    212.960.5400 ext. 5645   

       

    UPCOMING EVENTS  

    Visit with Fordham School of Law  
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 
    5:45—6:45 PM 
    Wilf Campus, Furst Hall, Room 213 

    Visit with Brooklyn Law School
    Wednesday November 19, 2014
    2:40-3:30 PM
    Beren Campus, Yagoda Commons, 215 Lex

    Visit with Cardozo School of Law
    Wednesday December 10, 2014
    2:40-3:30 PM
    Beren Campus, Yagoda Commons, 215 Lex

    Students from both campuses are welcome to all events. 

    FEATURED EVENTS

    CONSTITUTION DAY EVENT   

    “Trapped Between Two Worlds: Children and Immigration Reform” 
    Wednesday, November 11, 2014
    8:00—9:00 PM 
    Furst Hall, Room 535  

    This session will focus on the ongoing debate over immigration reform, especially as it pertains to unaccompanied minor children crossing the US/Mexican borders. According to Reuters, "Between October 2013 and the end of July of this year, nearly 63,000 unaccompanied children have flooded across the southwestern U.S. border. Many are from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala." In July 2014 President Obama asked Congress to provide $3.7 billion in funding to address the problem, which quickly sparked negative Republican response. As of now the topic is still under debate. Many any of these children are fleeing violence and politically unstable countries. How should they be treated? Detained? Denied entry? Returned to violent situations? What, if any, rights do they have under the Constitution?  

    FEATURED SPEAKER:  

    Michael Wildes, Esq. 
    Managing Partner, Wildes & Weinberg, PC

     

     Constitution Day 3

     

    2014 LANGFAN CONSTITUTION ORATORY COMPETITION
    Sunday, March 30, 2014
    Stern Campus, 245 Lex, SCW 101-102

    The topic for this year's competition "Does Theocracy Have A Place in Democracy? drew participants from both campuses and all majors. Congratulations to this year's winners (pictured below): Beren Winners (l-r): Madeline Tavin (3rd Place), Nechama Dreyfus (2nd Place), Yael Farzan (1st Place), Wilf Winners: (Front Row) Michelle Filorimo, Michael Wilde, Rabbi Benjamin Kelsen (judges), (Back Row) Gavriel Brown (3rd Place), Uri Segelman (2nd Place), Josh Hillman (1st Place). Special thanks to the Langfan family for their continued support.
       

    Langfan Competition 3  2014 Langfan Winners--wilf2

     

     

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