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April 18, 2018|Legal Studies|

John F. Kennedy University Legal Studies Program’s Lisa S. Hutton and Juliet R. Jonas discuss the effective use of paralegals in Contra Costa Lawyer

April 18, 2018|Legal Studies|

In the October 2017 issue of Contra Costa Lawyer, Lisa S. Hutton, Chair of the Legal Studies program at JFK University and Juliet R. Jonas, core faculty member in the program, contribute to the redefinition of the role of the paralegal in the field of law. Giving the paralegal more sophisticated, substantial tasks than [...]

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, [...]

September 10, 2017|College of Law|

Law Students Operate TrialDirector at Mock Trials

September 10, 2017|College of Law|

Students in the John F. Kennedy University College of Law’s Trial Advocacy course recently participated in mock trials at the A.F. Bray Courthouse in Martinez. Mock trial teams were supported by their fellow law students from the law school’s Trial Technology Skills course, where they learned to operate TrialDirector, a widely-used trial presentation program. TrialDirector [...]

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 [...]

August 5, 2017|College of Law, Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

JFK University Legal Clinics Make A Difference in the Community

August 5, 2017|College of Law, Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

Right here amidst the booming economy of the San Francisco Bay Area, a surprising number of our very own friends and neighbors risk losing their homes, their savings, and their families due to a lack of access to adequate legal services. Housed in the Pleasant Hill Campus and partnering with legal-aid groups throughout the region, [...]

June 30, 2017|College of Law, Legal Studies|

Alumni in Action – Judy Janney (’10)

June 30, 2017|College of Law, Legal Studies|

After a 10 year career as a Systems Analyst/Data Base Designer and Project Manager in IT, followed by 15 years as a stay-at-home mom, Judy Janney decided it was time to consider a new and challenging career. It was then that Ms. Janney decided to enroll in the Paralegal Program at JFKU. Since completing the [...]

June 8, 2017|Legal Studies|

Legal Studies Faculty Focus: Beverly Meyers

June 8, 2017|Legal Studies|

Beverly Meyers is a member of the adjunct faculty in JFK University’s Legal Studies Program. Ms. Meyers has been practicing law for over 33 years. She began her distinguished legal career as a Deputy City Attorney and worked her way up to a Deputy Attorney General, where she practiced for the bulk of her career. [...]

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