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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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