3rd Circuit Spring Meeting and Governor Election: Info/Itinerary

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3rd Circuit Spring Meeting and Governor Election
Saturday, February 12, 2011


Widener University School of Law
Rudy R. Vale Moot Courtroom
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803

Advanced Registration Form

Details and Agenda

There is no registration fee to attend this meeting! As part of this great event, you’ll get:

  • complimentary breakfast and lunch;
  • resume review and mock interviews;
  • fantastic presentations on various topics of the legal profession;
  • one-on-one time with practicing attorneys; and
  • the opportunity to meet law students from schools across the circuit.

If you are an SBA President or an ABA Rep, you’ll also be able to vote to elect the next Circuit Governor! If you are unable to attend, don’t forget to proxy your vote to a student at your school.

Speaking of the next Circuit Governor, it’s not too late to run for a leadership position with the ABA Law Student Division. Deadlines are February 1 and February 15 so hurry to the elections website now to learn more about the available positions, eligibility requirements, etc.
Need a hotel to stay the night? The Doubletree Hotel has set aside rooms at a discounted rate of $99 for 2 double beds. Mention you are with “American Bar Association” to receive this great deal. The room block is removed January 28, so book today!

Doubletree Hotel and Suites

4727 Concord Pike

Wilmington, DE 19803

(302) 478-6000

3rd Circuit Spring Meeting


Friday, February 11, 2011 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Welcome Mixer Join 3rd Circuit Governor Paul Edger and members of the 3rd Circuit leadership for a cash bar, appetizers, and camaraderie. All ABA and non-ABA law students are invited.

Saturday, February 12, 2011 8:00am – 9:00am

Continental Breakfast and Registration. Sign-up for individual resume review/mock interviews. Sign-up are first-come first-serve.

9:00am – 9:15am Introductions and Dean’s Welcome Address

J. Patrick Kelly, Vice Dean and Professor of Law•

Paul Edger, 3rd Circuit Governor, Widener University School of Law – Harrisburg

9:15am – 9:30am

State of the Circuit Address•   Paul Edger, 3rd Circuit Governor, Widener University School of Law – Harrisburg

9:30am – 10:15am

Healthcare and the Law. Healthcare is a up and coming field of law that does not get a lot of attention. While Congress now is pushing for a repeal of President Obama’s “Obamacare” there are aspects of health care that may have drastic consequences both if the law is continued or repealed.·      Professor Thaddeus M. Pope, Associate Professor of Law

10:15am – 10:30am


10:30am – 12:00pm

Resume review/Mock interviews. By appointment only Conducted in Library Special Collections Room

10:30am – 11:30am

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle. Law school is filled with deadlines, frustrations, and demands. This program is designed to increase your awareness of the health issues resulting from the overwhelming stresses and demands associated withgetting a law degree. Learn how to maintain a healthy attitude and how to recognize the warning signs of mental health issues associated with stress and anxiety.

11:30am – 12:30pm

The Shooting in Tucson, Arizona: Examining Major Events from a Legal Aspect. Everyone heard in some regards the shooting that killed and injured many, including Congresswoman Gillford. While the media immediately ended the story upon the shooter’s detainment, many don’t understand there are many other legal aspects to this story that was not explained. This panel with examine the different areas of law that touch on the event including criminal defense, the First Amendment, and victim compensation.·

Professor Judith L. Ritter, Professor of Law and Director of Criminal Defense Clinic

Professor Alan E. Garfield, Professor of Law

Professor John G. Culhane, Professor of Law

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch with Experience. Discuss your legal career with local law professionals who will share insights about adjusting and thriving in the profession. Learn what is really relevant from the law school experience and how to refine your career expectations while you’re still in law school. Remember to bring your business cards, just in case an opportunity arises during these informal discussions.

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Keynote Address: Former U.S. Congressman Patrick J. Murphy, (8th District) Patrick J. Murphy is a former Congressman from Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District, an American lawyer, and a U.S. Army soldier.

2:30pm – 2:45pm


2:45pm – 3:30pm

RoundtableDiscussions. Use this session as a forum for raising issues and presenting your ideas for enhancing the law school experience both inside and outside the classroom. Share your law school’s strategies for successful programs or seek advice on how to make a mediocre idea into a memorable event. Whatever the issue, bring your ideas with you, be prepared to think outside the box, and join your fellow law students for what promises to be lively and thought provoking discussions.•   Student Bar Associations•   ABA Representatives•   Other Student Organizations•   Information for aspiring law student leader

3:30pm – 3:45pm


3:45pm – 4:15pm

Speeches from the Candidates and Election of the 2011-2012 Circuit Governor. SBA Presidents and ABA Representatives from each ABA-approved law school in the 3rd Circuit will cast their vote for the 2011-2012 Circuit Governor. Listen to the candidate speeches and participate in the question and answer session in order to encourage your school delegation to vote for the best candidate.

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Law School Award Presentations and Announcement of New Circuit Governor

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks



Sign up for this amazing event today. Any questions, do not hesitate to email me directly. I look forward to seeing everyone in Wilmington.

Paul D. Edger, GovernorABA – Law Student Division Third Circuithttp://www.abanet.org/lsd/3rdcircuit

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