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October 17, 2017|College of Law|

Current Events Raise Constitutional Law Issues for the Digital Age

October 17, 2017|College of Law|

Supreme Court Must Apply Old Law to New Technology as Policymakers Struggle to Keep Pace On Monday, October 16, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case in which it will be forced to apply a 1986 law to the realities of 21st-century technology, with far-reaching implications for data privacy, international relations, and [...]

September 27, 2017|College of Law, Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

Alumni in Action – Kelley Menefee (Lynch) (’16)

September 27, 2017|College of Law, Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

Kelly Menefee is a 2016 JFKU Legal Studies Program graduate that is currently working as a Paralegal. Q: Why did you choose JFKU’s Legal Studies Program? A: I wanted to change my career path and had an interest in the law. I felt that the paralegal profession closely matched my existing skill set, while also [...]

September 25, 2017|College of Law, Community, Legal Studies|

As U.S. Home Rentals Reach Record Levels, Landlord-Tenant Law Impacts an Increasing Number of Households

September 25, 2017|College of Law, Community, Legal Studies|

For residential renters, California generally and many Bay Area jurisdictions, in particular, boast some of the most robust tenant protections in the country. But what good are these protections if tenants do not even know they exist, let alone how to use them? A diligent tenant will have reviewed closely the terms of his or [...]

September 12, 2017|College of Law, College of Psychology, Events, Tips for Success|

Supporting Students to Manage Stress

September 12, 2017|College of Law, College of Psychology, Events, Tips for Success|

There is no way around it. Working in a legal environment is stressful. The number of cases, deadlines, and incredible weight of the responsibility you are shouldering as a legal professional can add up to paralegals and attorneys feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Add to that, that the legal culture encourages and expects working long hours, [...]

August 23, 2017|Campus Life, Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

Student Success Story: Transferring from DVC to Start a Legal Career

August 23, 2017|Campus Life, Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

My first quarter at John F. Kennedy University opened up a whole new world for me. I transferred from Diablo Valley College which is barely five minutes away from JFKU. However, I didn’t even know the university existed. My plan before JFKU was to get my AA in Psychology, then head to San Francisco State [...]

What Now? A Panel on Immigration Law

On February 25, 2017, the John F. Kennedy University Office of Diversity, College of Law, and Undergraduate Success Center co-sponsored an ImmigrationLaw panel discussion with the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Immigration Section. Many students, alum, faculty, and members of the community attended this two-hour panel presentation. The event was moderated by Flavio Carvalho, an [...]

Black Law Student Association Hosts Screening of ‘Soul of Justice’ Documentary

On Feb. 8, 2017, The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) of John F. Kennedy College of Law in collaboration with Associate Dean and Professor of Law Chris Kanios began its’ Black History Month Celebration by hosting a movie night. The selected film was “Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey." Several students of diverse backgrounds [...]

December 22, 2016|#EducationForChange, College of Law, University News, VALOR Center|

John F. Kennedy Celebrates The Holidays By Giving Back to the Community

December 22, 2016|#EducationForChange, College of Law, University News, VALOR Center|

Two of JFKU’s organizations celebrated the holidays by running collection drives for two important non-profits that serve those in need during this season. The VALOR Center, John F. Kennedy University’s veteran services program, partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to collect new, unwrapped toys to be distributed as Christmas gifts [...]

November 21, 2016|#EducationForChange, College of Law, University News|

Socrates Comes To JFKU

November 21, 2016|#EducationForChange, College of Law, University News|

A dramatic performance of SOCRATES NOW by Emmy Award winning actor and director Yannis Simonides of Elliniko Theatro (Greek Theater) of New York was held at the JFKU Pleasant Hill campus on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  Presented in collaboration with the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, the performance attracted over ninety guests from the JFKU community [...]

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

Reflections on My First Quarter

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

People ask me, “How was your first quarter?” I answer, “Great – I really love it.” That does not completely sum up my thoughts, but it’s a start. Depending on the day, I could answer with “I don’t think I have ever worked so hard,” “This is a whole new language,” or “I think this [...]

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