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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, VALOR Center|

Congrats Marine Robert Withers!

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, VALOR Center|

Marine Robert Withers was promoted to gunnery sergeant on campus! Next chapter? Legal Studies grad! Today we were honored to host the promotion ceremony of Marine Robert Withers to gunnery sergeant. Robert is a leader in our Legal Studies community who has tackled each challenge with poise, professionalism, and humility. He has served as a TA [...]

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

Advice To New Students

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

As you begin your new adventure at JFK University in the Legal Studies program, we want to share what we wish we had known when we began our first quarter. Create an academic calendar to keep up with due dates. Try and stay ahead of the work/studying. Don’t procrastinate or wait until the day it’s due. Complete [...]

September 8, 2016|Engaged - Service Learning, Legal Studies|

Team Projects at JFK University and in Law Firms

September 8, 2016|Engaged - Service Learning, Legal Studies|

After completing three quarters at JFK University, I have taken multiple courses in the Legal Studies/Paralegal Certificate program. The vast majority of them included group assignments inside and outside of the classroom on a regular basis. Though group work has always been a somewhat daunting thing for me in my past experiences in school, I [...]

September 8, 2016|College of Law, Legal Studies|

Celebrating a Well-Chosen Path

September 8, 2016|College of Law, Legal Studies|

Two years ago, after facing a life-changing crisis, I pursued a new path that led me to the Legal Studies program at JFK University. As a former stay-at-home mother of four, I frequently told my children, “Doing the right thing is rarely doing the easy thing.”  These words proved true throughout my time at JFK [...]

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