Announcements

Advising

Ms. Littleton's open advising hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Advising is also available by appointment. You may contact Ms. Littleton by email at littld1@auburn.edu. Please let her know when to expect you if you would like to talk with her this semester.

Internships

Lee County Clerk's Office Internships

All Pre-Law students are eligible for placement in Political Science 4920, an internship for 3 credit hours. These internships are available in fall, spring and summer. The student interns report directly to the Circuit Clerk for Lee County, and are required to work 10 hours per week during the full fall, spring, or summer semester. A paper composed of a description of the duties of each employee of the Clerk’s Office and an explanation of the responsibilities of the Clerk’s Office to the courts, the Sheriff’s Department, and the other county offices served by the Clerk’s office is required. A grade of Satisfactory (passing) or Unsatisfactory (failing) is assigned by Ms. Littleton, based on the paper and an evaluation provided by the Lee County Clerk at the end of the semester.

This internship is available in fall semester, 2014, spring semester, 2015, and summer semester, 2015. Students interested in enrolling in this internship should notify Ms. Littleton at littld1@auburn.edu.

Summer Internships with judges and attorneys

Pre-law students are eligible for placement in summer internships for 3 or 6 credit hours. If you are interested in interning during the summer of 2015 with a judge, a law firm, corporation (legal division), U.S. Senator or Congressman, or government office  please send Mrs. Littleton the following information by March 1st:

  • Your email address and telephone number
  • Your class, major, and gpa
  • Your first and second location choices
  • Practice areas of interest to you

Students participating in this internship program will not be paid by the judges or attorneys who host them, but may earn 3 or 6 hours credit (S/U) in political science. Interns are required to work with their assigned judges/lawyers for 10/20 hours per week, to receive a favorable review from the judges/lawyers, and to write a 10 page paper on a topic relevant to the internship. Mrs. Littleton will serve as Instructor for these internships.

 

Visiting Law School Admissions Deans

 

Please RSVP to Ms. Littleton at littld1@auburn.edu if you would like to attend any of these events:

 Faye Shealy, associate dean of admissions, from William and Mary School of Law will visit our campus on Thursday, September 25th. If you would like to attend a roundtable luncheon with Ms. Shealy to talk about William and Mary specifically or about the law school application process in general, financial aid, scholarships, and career options for new lawyers, please RSVP to Ms. Littleton at littld1@auburn.edu. Dress is casual and there is no charge for lunch. This event will be held in the Student Center, room 2310, from 12:30-1:30. Ms. Littleton will provide class excuses for this event.  Ms. Shealy is also available for individual appointments with students who are unable to attend the luncheon, in late morning and early afternoon. Please ask Ms. Littleton to schedule an appointment for you.

Kimberly Bond, and Auburn alumus who graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law and practices in Atlanta, will be our guest on Thursday, Oct. 30th. If you are interested in attending the University of Alabama School of Law, Ms Bond would love to talk with you about her experience as an Auburn graduate attending the law school. Please join Ms. Bond for a roundtable luncheon at 12:30 in Student Center room 2310 on Oct. 30th. An RSVP to Ms. Littleton at littld1@auburn.edu is requested. Dress is casual and there is no charge for the luncheon.

Students who are interested in applying to the law school at the University of Tennessee are invited to join UT admissions dean Karen Britton at 12:30 on Thursday, Sept. 25th. Please RSVP to Ms. Littleton at littld1@auburn.edu if you would like to join Dr. Britton for lunch. Dress is casual and there is no charge for lunch. This event will be held in the Student Center, room 2310, from 12:30-1:30. Ms. Littleton will provide class excuses for this event.  

Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

 

On Tuesday, October 28th, Associate Justice Lyn Stuart, Alabama Supreme Court, will be our guest during a roundtable luncheon/discussion in the Student Center, room 2310, from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Dress is casual and there is no charge for lunch. Ms. Littleton will provide class excuses for this event. RSVP to Ms. Littleton at littld1@auburn.edu

Pre-Law Scholarships

 

Application Process

Students must apply for the Pre-Law Scholarships listed above through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). Students can easily search, review requirements, apply, and accept awards for available scholarship opportunities through this portal. Interested students can apply for all institutional scholarships using this online application. The application deadline is March 1, 2015. Students are only required to complete the AUSOM application once each academic year. For more information and updates about AUSOM, please visit auburn.edu/ausom. To be considered for a pre-law scholarship, current and incoming pre-law students must indicate current involvement with the Pre-Law Scholars Program on the application. For information about University scholarships, please contact the Office of University Scholarships directly at www.auburn.edu/scholarship.

Graduation Honor Cords

If you will be graduating this semester and have a 3.0 or higher gpa, please make an appointment to stop by Ms. Littleton's office, Haley Center 7002, to purchase your Pi Lambda Sigma honor cord (purple and white) for $10 to wear during commencement.

Post-graduate job opportunity

Birmingham law firm Burr & Forman is interviewing senior pre-law students who would like to take a year or two years off between graduation from Auburn and beginning law school. Those hired will work with the firm’s paralegal group as full-time employees with benefits. To schedule an interview, please contact Dawn Carre, at 205-458-5253. Take a look at the firm’s website, www.burr.com before calling.

AU Mock Trial Competition Team

The Auburn University Mock Trial Competition Team will hold try-outs for membership on the 2014-15 competition team at the beginning of fall semester. Times are TBA. If you would like to be interviewed for try-outs please contact Ms. Littleton, faculty advisor for the team, by email at littld1@auburn.edu.The American Mock Trial Association sponsors the official competitions in which the Auburn team competes.More than 600 universities from across the country compete for the National AMTA title. For information about the AMTA, visit www.collegemocktrial.org

The Political Science  Department offers a class for students interested in mock trial competition. Ms. Littleton will teach the class this spring semester on T/Th from 11-12:15. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Littleton at littld1@auburn.edu for more information on enrolling in the class.

A mock trial consists of two teams who act as either the plaintiff/prosecution or the defense. Each team presents its side of the case in front of three judges who score the team members based on their performance. Each team has its own witnesses and attorneys, and must be prepared to argue both sides of the case at the tournament. The Auburn Team is assisted and coached by an Advisory Board of attorneys and judges who are Auburn University graduates.The Mock Trial Competition class, which is offered by the Department of Political Science each spring and taught by the Team’s faculty advisor, Dorothy Wells Littleton, gives interested students a chance to learn more about the AMTA Rules of Evidence and Procedural Rules and to join the AU Team. The College of Liberal Arts, the Pre-Law Scholars Program and the Department of Political Science are very proud of the success of this Team and wish these students the best of luck in the upcoming National Competitions.

For more information about Mock Trial Competition at AU, please contact Dorothy Wells Littleton, Practitioner-in-Residence, Pre-Law Scholars Program, College of Liberal Arts, at littld1@auburn.edu.

Contact Information

Dorothy Wells Littleton

Dorothy Wells Littleton

Practitioner-in-residence
Dorothy Wells Littleton
7002 Haley Center
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849
(334) 844-6166
Email

Last Updated: October 23, 2014