Seeking Volunteers for Community Expungement Clinic

Help provide legal assistance to veterans, job seekers, and local community members hoping to clean up and correct their criminal records.  The Veterans Law Clinic at Delaware Law is co-hosting a one-day Community Expungement Clinic on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 and is looking for law student volunteers to assist community members through the expungement process.

The event will take place in Yeadon, PA on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 4-8 p.m.  Any interested volunteers should email Professor Baylor at about a brief training before the event.

Amending the Constitution: How, When and Why

In this forum that is open to the law school community and the public, Dean Rod Smolla will discuss what is involved in the process of passing a Constitutional Amendment, as well as the concept of Constitutional conventions.  The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Americans for Democratic Action (Delaware Chapter), Delaware Coalition for Open Government and Common Cause of Delaware.  It will be held in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom.

Monday, September 28, 2015

6:30 p.m.

Light refreshments @ 6:00 p.m.

ABA Tax Challenge Problem Released!

The ABA Tax Challenge problem has been released. The written work submission is due November 6, 2015.

An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, the Law Student Tax Challenge asks two-person teams of students to solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice. Teams are initially evaluated on two criteria: a memorandum to a senior partner and a letter to a client explaining the result. Based on the written work product, six teams from the J.D. Division and four teams from the LL.M. Division receive a free trip (including airfare and accommodations for two nights) to the Section of Taxation 2016 Midyear Meeting, January 28-30 in Los Angeles, CA, where each team will defend its submission before a panel of judges consisting of the country’s top tax practitioners and government officials, including tax court judges. The competition is a great way for law students to showcase their knowledge in a real-world setting and gain valuable exposure to the tax law community.

If you are interested in participating please contact Professor Allie – partners can be arranged.