Please join Temple Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the National Canine Research Council for a special presentation on "The Pit Bull Placebo: Media, Myth, Law and Companion Dogs."
In The Pit Bull Placebo: The Media Myths and Politics of Canine Aggression, Karen Delise, Founder of the National Canine Research Council, identified the steps by which bloodhounds, German Shepherds, and Dobermans were vilified in the public imagination decades ago. The same process, in concert with government, has now descended on the group of dogs called pit bulls. These dogs have been stripped of all the traits that we value in dogs, legislating against them on the basis of monster myths and urban legend.
This presentation will explain that process, including developments in sociology and behavioral science that support Delise’s analysis. By understanding what has happened, both in recent years and in the past, the legal community can help to change public attitudes toward animal abuse, including toward criminals who fight dogs; put dog-related injuries in a proper perspective; and establish a standard of responsible pet ownership owners of all dogs.
Monday, March 14th at 6:00 pm
samantha.jones (at) temple (dot) edu
with any questions.
HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!!!
You’re invited to International Law-Lapalooza!
Come join the International Law Society and the Office of Graduate and International Programs for a fun night out at Lucky Strike Lanes on March 3rd, from 8pm-10pm. International Law-Lapalooza is ILS’ spring semester social event allowing Temple’s JD and LLM students to mix, mingle, and talk international law!
Reservations for the party will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Space is limited to 25 persons. The cost is $10 for all JD and LLM students. All students beyond the 25 ticket limit are welcome to join us as walk-ins at full price.
Tickets include two full hours of bowling excitement, rental shoes, non-alcoholic beverages, and delicious food: Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza, California Chicken Bites, Key West Chicken Skewers, Spinach Dip, and Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Although it’s not part of the sponsored event, Lucky Strike Lanes also has a bar where drinks can be purchased. Everyone who’s not interested in bowling will be able to socialize at the bar, too.
To reserve your spot, please RSVP now with your name AND your class year by e-mail to ILSTemple (at) gmail (dot) com. Your $10 payment will be due on/before Tuesday, March 1st (We will setup a convenient time and place in a future e-mail).
Lucky Strike Lanes is conveniently located in Center City at 1336 Chestnut (City Hall stop on Broad St. Line). For more information on the venue, please visit http://www.bowlluckystrike.com/
The Temple Chapter of the Federalist Society will be presenting a debate entitled "Originalism: The Method, The Myth, The Legend" on Tuesday, February 22nd at noon in Room K2A.
The event will feature Professors Saikrishna Prakash and Robert Reinstein. Professor Prakash is a former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas and currently a professor at the University of Virginia Law School. Professor Reinstein has taught at Temple Law for over thirty years, including twenty as Dean.
All are welcome. FREE JIMMY JOHNS WILL BE PROVIDED!!!
Please contact Nick Mozal at
nmozal (at) temple (dot) edu. I
f you have any questions about this event or the Federalist Society.
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This Friday, Feb. 18th from 12-5pm, the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association will be presenting its second annual, new and improved "YLD Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers" . The program will feature distinguished attorneys and judges discussing topics pertinent to every new lawyer. The cost is $10, and will be held at the Bar Association's offices at 1101 Market Street on the 11th floor.
For more detailed information and to register, go to:
Tired of not recycling? We know we are…
Come out this Thursday, February 17th, and help TELS help Temple compete in Recyclemania 2011… a nationwide competition among college campuses to see who can recycle the most.
On Thursday, February 17th, we will be walking around campus to pick up recyclable items lying around campus.
Time: 12 noon (for about an hour)
Location: Meet on the steps of Klein
Projected Forecast: Gorgeous
What to bring? We’ll provide gloves and some bags, but if you have grocery bags you’ve been saving up for such an occasion, by all means bring ’em.
What to wear? Probably a law school shirt, no one wants to be confused for an undergrad student
?’s e-mail tels (dot) temple (at) gmail (dot) com.
Temple Environmental Law Society (TELS)
On Thursday 2/17 at 12pm in K1E The Temple Law Republicans are hosting a guest speaker: Michael Goldfarb.
Michael will be speaking about the
National Security Debate in 2012 — the issues, the narratives, the fights & the candidates.
As made evident during the recent events in Egypt, things can change quickly on the world stage. With change afoot in the Middle East and the race for the office of US President starting to warm up, Michael will be addressing these issues and taking your questions.
Mr. Goldfarb was the former Deputy Director of Communications of the McCain Campaign and the Online Editor of the Weekly Standard Magazine.
Michael is currently working with Orion Strategies in Washington, D.C.
Please come out, attend and contribute to what will surely prove to be an interesting meeting of the minds.
Pizza and Soda will be served!
Any questions? Please direct them to Mike Reese,
mreese (at) temple (dot) edu.
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