Archive | July, 2013

Stick a Fork in it – That Juror is Done

30 Jul

ImageSo what happens when jurors fight? We’re not talking about dirty looks or even angry words, but when one of them allegedly threatens another? Two angry jurors tangled in a recent case pitting the City of New York against Exxon. When allegations of threats involving silverware and bodily harm surfaced, the big case got even more strange. Blawgletter has all the details.

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Fall 2013 Calendar

29 Jul
Monday, Aug. 19 Classes Begin
Saturday, Aug. 23 Saturday Classes Begin
Saturday, Aug. 24 Saturday Classes Begin
Monday, Sept. 2 College holiday
Monday, Oct. 14 First Mini-Session ends;
Final Monday classes of first Mini-Session meet;
Make-up day for Monday, Sept. 2 classes
Tuesday – Friday, Oct. 15 – 18    Fall Break; College open; Inclement weather make-up days
Saturday, Oct. 19 Saturday classes do not meet
Monday, Oct. 21 Second Mini-Session begins
Wednesday, Nov. 27  College open; No classes
Thursday – Friday, Nov. 28 – 29 College holidays
Monday, Dec. 9 Final Monday classes meet
Tuesday, Dec. 10 Final Tuesday classes meet
Saturday, Dec. 14 Final Saturday classes meet
Monday, Dec. 16 Final Wednesday classes meet; Make-up day for Nov. 27
Tuesday, Dec. 17 Final Thursday classes meet; Make-up day for Nov. 28
Wednesday, Dec. 18   Final Friday classes meet;
Make-up day for Nov. 29
Thursday – Friday, Dec. 19 – 20  College open, no classes
Monday, Dec. 23 Winter Break; College closed
Tuesday – Wednesday, Dec. 24-25 College holidays
Thursday – Tuesday, Dec. 26-31 Winter Break; College closed
Wednesday, Jan. 1 College holiday

Pitt County Segregation Case Takes Spotlight in Federal Court

23 Jul

NC Policy Watch’s Sharon McCloskey takes a look at Everett v. Pitt County Board of Education, currently being heard in federal court in Greenville, NC. While the term “segregation” conjures up black and white photographs from the 50’s and 60’s, the case shows that the issue remains front-and-center in 2013. The plaintiffs, a group of black parents represented by the UNC Center for Civil Rights, are asking the court to reverse a 2011 student assignment plan put in place in Pitt county. While the parents claim that the plan effectively resegregated several schools in the district, the school system argues that the schools are as racially balanced as possible.

First Paralegal Club Meeting Set for August 28

23 Jul

Mark your calendar — the first Paralegal Club meeting for the 2013-14 school year is set for August 28th at 4pm. The classroom location will be set soon. Any student currently enrolled in the Paralegal Technology program is automatically a club member–all you need to do is show up!

This year, a new partnership with the NC Bar Association will boost students’ networking opportunities and give real-world experience through the association’s “Lunch and Learn” program.

Club officer elections and community service projects will be discussed. If you’re interested in serving in one of the five officer positions, contact Susan Sutton via email. More information on what the club has accomplished can be found on the blog’s Club page.