St. Thomas More Pre-Law Program

Pre-Law Information

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History Of The St. Thomas More Pre-Law Program

 

Dr. Michael R. Dillon, the recently retired Chairman of the Political Science Department, established the St. Thomas More Pre-Law Program soon after he returned to teaching at La Salle University in 2007 after practicing law for over twenty years.

 

The present faculty advisor is Nicholas J. Staffieri who is a practicing lawyer and instructor in American Constitutional Law, Environmental Law and Criminal Law, among other courses.  His office address and e-mail address are:

 

331 Olney Hall

staffieri70@lasalle.edu

 

 

Purpose Of The St. Thomas More Pre-Law Program

 

The purpose of the St. Thomas More Pre-Law Program is to provide the following to students of La Salle University who have an interest in attending law school:

 

Advice and guidance on the selection of courses within the university;

Events at which students can meet lawyers and judges who graduated from the university and recent graduates of the university who are attending law schools; and

Opportunities to attended trials, hearings, oral arguments and arbitration trials.

 

The commitment of La Salle University to “Education for the Greater Good” provides the student with the ethical foundation for practicing a profession that requires integrity, trust and service in the spirit of St. Thomas More.

 

 

 

Future Events

 

The dates have

not been set.

 

 

 

 

 

October 16 or

October 17, 2017

Recruiters from

Temple University Beasley School of Law,

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and

Widener University Delaware Law

will meet with students who are interested in applying to the schools.

 

 

If a sufficient number of students are interested in visiting the Arbitration Center of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, then the faculty advisor will make arrangements with the court.

 

 

Past Events

 

July 19, 2017

 

 

 

 

April 6, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

July 7, 2016

Visit to the Arbitration Center of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County –students attended non-public arbitration trials over which three-lawyer panels presided.  The arbitration trials involved claims arising out of personal injuries and contracts.

 

Legal Career Night – The annual Legal Career Night is a gathering of students who are interested in attending law school and lawyers and judges who graduated from La Salle University.  The gathering allows students to question lawyers about law school and the practice of law.  The gathering also allows student to network.

 

Two students and the faculty advisor attended preliminary hearings at Municipal Court of Philadelphia and thereafter had lunch with the presiding judge.

 

 

 

University Courses That Cover Aspects Of Law

 

School/

Department

Course Name/

Number

Arts and Sciences

Political Science Department

American Constitutional Law – I

POL 302

Arts and Sciences

Political Science Department

American Constitutional Law – II

POL 303

Arts and Sciences

Political Science Department

Environmental Law

POL 316

Arts and Sciences

Criminal Justice Department and

Sociology Department

Criminal, Civil and Constitutional Law

CRJ 270

SOC 270

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
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