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Students Again Shine in University of London Law Modules

Dr. Phillip Benesch, chair of social sciences and associate professor of political science, announced that LVC students had a 100% success rate on the University of London level-4 law modules completed this summer. It is the second consecutive year program participants achieved a 100% success rate in mid-year University of London law exams.

To date, just two years into the program’s history, five LVC students have completed all requirements for the award of the University of London Certificate of Higher Education in the Common Law (equivalent to the first year of a British law degree). The 13 LVC students who have so far registered for the program are on track to earn a total of more than 200 LVC equivalent credits through the University of London by the end of 2021.

Students Excel in University of London Law Modules

Dr. Philip Benesch, chair of social sciences and associate professor of political science, announced that LVC students had a 100% success rate on the University of London law modules completed this summer. Five students—Samantha Paradise ’23 (psychology), Allison Jedrzejek ’22 (business administration), Ariana Genna ’22 (political science), Noah Tapp ’21 (political science), and Kaitlyn Reed ’21 (political science)— remotely completed the Legal System and Method 4 module. Jedrzejek, Genna, Tapp, and Reed also completed the Public Law module. This success will help these students accelerate their LVC graduation by transferring back credits for each module.

Dr. Benesch Participates in Online IF Discussion

Dr. Philip Benesch, associate professor of politics and director of pre-law and external scholarships and fellowships, was one of five faculty members from across the nation to participate in an online seminar with faculty who are teaching their courses using the Interactivity Foundation discussion method and/or discussion guide. The colleagues “exchanged ideas and explored many different topics, including: different models for an IF classroom, the best length for IF classroom discussions,” and other topics.

Open Futures Course Noted

Dr. Philip Benesch’s fall 2017 course, Open Futures, which was part of the three-course Open Minds connective experience, was featured in the Interactivity Foundation’s primary newsletter. Benesch, director of pre-law and external scholarships & fellowships, was joined in the project by Dr. Noel Hubler, professor of philosophy, and Janet Milan, adjunct instructor. Dr. Hubler taught Logic of Persuasion and Profession Milan taught Science of Opinion as part of the Open Mind series.

 

Students Participate in D.C. Newseum Event

Thirteen LVC students accompanied Dr. Philip Benesch, director of pre-law and external scholarships & fellowships, to the Interactivity Foundation-Newseum Institute event to learn about the future of public discussion. According to the foundation’s blog, “the students joined 11 roundtable discussions that were focused on identifying concerns that people may have about the future of public discussion and possibilities for addressing them.”

 

Robert Tesoriero ’19 Gets Honorable Mention Nod from Goldwater Foundation

Robert Tesoriero ’19, a biochemistry & molecular biology major and music minor from Ridgewood, N.J., received an Honorable Mention accolade in the field of life sciences from The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Tesoriero plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biotechnology. He was mentored by Dr. Walter Patton, chair and associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Michelle Rasmussen, assistant professor of chemistry. Dr. Philip Benesch, director of external scholarships & fellowships, helped guide Tesoriero through the process.

Dr. Philip Benesch Quoted in U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Philip Benesch, associate professor of politics and faculty director of external scholarships and fellowships, was quoted in today’s U.S. News & World Report’s story on how to “Choose the Right College Major for Law School.” Dr. Benesch, who also serves as the director of the College’s Law and Society Program, noted to “be sure to double major in a mainstream liberal arts discipline,” among other advice.