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On Thursday, March 3, the Rowan University Pre-Law Society will be hosting Assistant Dean of Admissions Isabel DiSciullo of the Drexel University- Thomas R. Kline School of Law as "counselor-in residence!"

She will be available that day for individual appointments to go over resumes, personal statements, law school applications or any other law school related item you would like more information on.

DATE: Thursday, March 3
TIME: 10am-2pm
LOCATION: Campbell Library 523

HOW TO SIGN UP: Please contact Ms. Anna Frisone, administrative assistant for the Department of Law and Justice Studies.
1. You can put your name on the sign-up sheet in person by visiting our Ms. Frisone at her desk in the lobby of the fifth floor of the Campbell Library between 8am-4pm;
2. You can email Ms. Frisone at (“frisonea,” not “frisone”);
3. You can call Ms. Frisone at 856-256-4828.

Ms. Frisone can tell you what time slots are still available when you touch base with her.

Appointments will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

Congratulations to Alexandra Woyshner for being the recipient of the 2014 Senior Recognition Award! Alex received this award for her strong academic credentials and an impressive record of extra curricular activities, commitment to the field, and community service.

Congratulations to Patrick Weimer for receiving the 2014 Medallion Award! This award is given to the senior with the highest GPA.

Congratulations to the recipients of our Outstanding Senior Awards, given to graduating seniors by the department for their academic achievements and their contributions to the classroom and our major: Emily Scharen, Matthew DeBlock and Ashley Melillo. (not pictured, Patrick Knuth)

2014 Law & Justice Day

Dr. Natalie Schell-Busey, faculty advisor to Alpha Phi Sigma honor society with Senate Representative Ashley Melillo and President Emily Scharen in background.  

Officer Greg Farrar leads Alpha Phi Sigma Vice President, Alex Woyshner, through drunk goggles demonstration

Dr. Johnson and students watch as Sgt. Mike Fitzgibbon demonstrates use of SWAT robots

Lt. Matthew Paley, Assistant Prosecutor Michael Curwin, Patrolmen Chuck Williams, and Chief McEnery.

Alpha Phi Sigma Treasurer Matthew DeBlock presents a Hollybush Award with President Emily Scharen and Senate representative Ashley Melillo in background

Alpha Phi Sigma Senate representative Ashely Melillo presents a Hollybush Award

Dr. Johnson presents the Distinguished Alumni Award

Lt. Matthew Paley, keynote speaker and Distinguished Alumni Award recipient


Jimmy Monaghan tries on Bomb Squad gear.

Congratulations to our Law & Justice Debate Team!

On Saturday, April 12th, the Law and Justice Debate Team hosted the first South Jersey Criminal Justice Debate Invitational. Over 30 students, representing 16 teams from six colleges and universities participated in multiple rounds of debates throughout the day. Teams from Rowan, Temple, Rutgers University-Camden, Cumberland County College, Camden County College and Wilmington University participated. The tournament, thanks to the enormous effort put forth by our team, was a huge success. All the participants came well prepared and offered up an impressive display of debating prowess. In the end, Rowan’s team of six members performed well, earning 2nd place in the overall college/university rankings. One of our teams tied for 3rd in the team competition and we had three members in the top five in the individual competition. All around a successful event for all teams!

Dr. Vigorita and  Dr. Gail Caputo (advisor for Rutgers-Camden's debate team) confers with the judges before the championship debate between a team from Temple and Rowan-Camden. 


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Rowan's Law and Justice Debate Team participants (Onna Payne, Alex Woyshner, Dylanl Bair-Oates,  Lex Palmieri, Alicia Frasetto and Jasmine Hayes) (not pictured: Danielle Nobile & Chelsea Rowen who provided tons of logistical support for the participants that day).

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