An Important Announcement About 2011 Summer Co-op
Attention 1L & 2L Students:
The co-op faculty is pleased to announce that we will be offering summer co-op again in 2011.
We have scheduled a Brown Bag Information Session about summer co-op for Wednesday, February 2, 2011 from 12:00-1:30 pm in Room 340. If you are considering applying for a summer co-op, we strongly encourage you to attend the information session.
If you are unable to attend the information session, but have questions about summer co-op, please don’t hesitate to contact Professor Reena Parambath at email@example.com or 215-571-4783.
Event: Brown Bag* Information Session About Summer Co-op
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
Location: Room 340
*Cookies will be provided.
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Preparing for the Bar Exam
Funding the Bar Exam Workshop
On Wednesday, January 19 from 12:15-1:15 in Law 440, Mary de Rivera, the Assistant Financial Aid Director for the Law School, will discuss available funding sources to cover expenses related to the bar exam.
New Jersey Bar Exam Workshop
On Wednesday, January 26 from 12:15-1:15 in Law 140, Sahbra Jacobs, Counsel for the Committee on Character, and Susanne Johnson, Assistant Secretary, Board of Bar Examiners, will discuss the New Jersey bar exam, application process, and character and fitness determination. This is the first time that the NJ bar examiners have come to speak at Drexel, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the NJ bar exam.
Register for the B.E.A.T. Program Now!
Once again, the Law School is offering the Bar Exam Accelerated Training (“BEAT”) program free-of-charge for all 3Ls. Whether you're taking the PA, NJ, combined PA/NJ, NY, or another state's bar exam, this BarBri program is designed to give you a head start on preparing for the July 2011 bar exam. The program features a review of Contracts, Criminal Law, Evidence, and Property -- all subjects tested on the MBE and the essay portion of every state bar exam. In addition, you will immediately put into practice what you learned by writing answers essay questions (two of which you will submit for grading by an experienced BarBri attorney/grader) and by answering MBE-type questions. And for the first time this year, the BEAT program will include a 100 question simulated MBE followed by a detailed analysis of all of the questions by Professor Lisa McElroy, an experienced lecturer on the MBE. The BEAT program begins on January 28/29. Each BEAT session will be offered on Friday afternoon and repeated on Saturday morning. Although the BEAT program is free, you must register by clicking on the following link - BEAT Registration Spring 2011. If you have any questions about your BEAT registration, contact David Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
B.E.A.T. Program Schedule (New)
Class 1: Fri., Jan. 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Law 340, OR Sat., Jan. 29, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Matheson 308
Criminal Law; Multistate Essay Workshop; Multistate Testing Workshop
Class 2: Fri., Feb. 4, 1:00-5:00 p.m., Law 140, OR Sat., Feb. 5, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Law 340
Bar Exam Overview and Essay Writing Technique; Evidence (Hearsay); Beat Graded Practice Essay #1; Multistate Testing Workshop
Class 3: Fri., Feb. 11, 1:00-4:15 p.m., Law 140, OR Sat., Feb. 12, 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Law 340
Performance Test Lecture; Practice Performance Test; Performance Test Analysis
Class 4: Fri., Feb. 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Law 340, OR Sat., Feb. 19, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Law 340
Contracts/Sales; Multistate Testing Workshop
Class 5: Fri., Feb. 25, 1:00-4:15p.m., Law 340, OR Sat., Feb. 26, 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Law 340
Real Property (Landlord/Tenant); Multistate Testing Workshop; Beat Graded Practice Essay #2
Class 6: Fri., March 25, 1:00-4:15 p.m., Law 340, OR Sat., March 26, 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Location TBA
Multistate Testing Simulated Exam
Class 7: Fri., April 1, 1:00-6:00 p.m., Location TBA, OR Sat., April 2, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Location TBA
Multistate Testing Simulated Exam Analysis
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Academic Skills Announcements
Dean's Scholar Schedule - Spring 2011 (New)
PLEASE NOTE: All office hours are held in Study Room 223 on the second floor, across from Law 240
Constitutional Law--Professor Abu El Haj
Dean’s Scholars: Tori Caracciolo and Nate Howard
Sessions: Monday 3:35-4:35 p.m., Law 240 | Wednesday 3:35-4:35 p.m., Law 240
Tori’s Office Hours: Monday 4:35-6:35 p.m.
Nate’s Office Hours: Friday 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Constitutional Law--Professor Cohen
Dean’s Scholars: Marisa Grillo and Earthen Johnson
Sessions: Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m., Law 420 | Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Law 440
Earthen’s Office Hours: Wednesday 8:00-9:00 a.m. | Thursday 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Marisa’s Office Hours: Tuesday 8:00-9:00 a.m. | Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Criminal Law--Professor Filler
Dean’s Scholars: Krysten Connon and Blair Thompson
Sessions: Monday 12:15-1:15 p.m., Law 240 | Thursday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Law 420
Blair’s Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Thursday 12:45-1:45 p.m.
Krysten’s Office Hours: Wednesday 10:30-12:15 p.m.
Criminal Law--Professor Tibbs
Dean’s Scholars: Ted Kopec and Joe McPeak
Sessions: Tuesday 12:45-1:45 p.m., Matheson 208 | Thursday 12:45-1:45 p.m., Matheson 208
Joe’s Office Hours: Wednesday 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Ted’s Office Hours: Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Library Hours for Legal Methods Dean’s Scholars:
Kristen Sawicki -- Monday: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Thursday: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Mourin Khaleel -- Wednesday: 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Friday: 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
1L Academic Skills Workshops Resume in the Spring Semester
The 1L Academic Skills Workshops will be held throughout the Spring semester on Fridays from 10:45-11:45 a.m. in Law 240. Workshops presented by Professor Kraybill will focus on the further development of exam-taking skills. In these workshops, you will answer exam hypotheticals and get feedback on your written work. Diana Silva, a Dean's Scholar for Professor Bogus last fall, will assist Professor Kraybill with these workshops. Professor Coleman's workshops are designed to provide additional assistance on the brief assignment in Legal Methods II. In addition, Professor Coleman and Alex Vecchio from the Career and Professional Development Office will offer a workshop on Friday, January 14 on Converting Your 1L Memo into a Writing Sample. The first three workshops of the semester are listed below.
January 21, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Improving Exam Performance by Reviewing Fall Exams
January 28, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Mining Fact Patterns for Legal Issues
February 4, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Building a Strong Exam Answer
February 11, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Developing Arguments and Counterarguments
February 18, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Writing the Rule and Rule Explanation for the 1L Brief
February 25, 10:45-11:45
Answering Statute-Based Exam Questions, Part 1
March 4, 10:45-11:45
Answering Statute-Based Exam Questions, Part 2
March 11, 10:45-11:45
March 25, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Revising and Editing the 1L Brief
April 1-No Workshop Scheduled
April 8, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
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Office of Student Affairs and Financial Aid
FINANCIAL AID ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Graduate Plus Loans
Any student interested in applying for a Graduate Plus Loan for the 2010-2011 academic year can still do so at www.studentloans.gov. Allow 2-3 weeks after you are approved for Drexel to certify your loan and the funds to begin disbursing.
- 2011-2012 FAFSA
The Financial Aid Office would like to remind returning law students that your 2011-2012 FAFSA must be completed by May 1, 2011. If you will be applying for the summer work study program, your FAFSA must be filed by March 1, 2011. You should review the Student Aid Report (SAR) that you receive from the Department of Education to determine if your application is complete.
You can fill out the FAFSA before you file an income tax return. The required amounts for the FAFSA can be estimated. Your financial aid package may be adjusted once the actual tax information is submitted.
Drexel's financial aid code for the FAFSA is 003256.
- Spring Add/Drop
Students may add or drop a course online through Monday, January 17. Beginning Tuesday, January 18, students must get permission from Dean Toth to add or drop a course. The withdrawal period (when you receive a “W” grade) begins Monday, January 24, and no classes may be added on or after this date.
- Preparing for May Graduation (New)
Third year students who expect to graduate this May must fill out and submit an Application for Degree, via DrexelOne, no later than January 31, 2011. The procedure for accessing this University form is provided below. Also, any member of the third year class who expects to graduate “late” (Summer 2011) and would like to participate in the commencement ceremony, must fill out and submit a Request to Walkthrough form no later than January 31, 2011. This form may be found on OSA's Documents and Forms page .
Applying for Degree through DrexelOne: Once you have logged into your account, please select the “Students Tab”, select “More BannerWeb Student Records”, followed by “Apply for Your Degree”.
- Class-Specific GPA Ranges (New)
By policy, we calculate class rank only after the spring semester of each academic year. Students in the top 25% of the class are given a precise numerical rank, while students who fall between 25% and 50% are arranged in groups at increments of 5%. In past years, we elected to release class-specific GPA ranges to the members of each class after fall and winter terms. We expect to continue this practice by sending you the GPA ranges for your class sometime next week.
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Career and Professional Development Office
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**Appointments are available outside of the scheduled hours upon request**
Friday, January 21, 2011. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 140 - Summer Internship - Bridging the Gaps (1Ls, 2Ls) (Information Session).
The Bridging the Gaps Philadelphia Community Health Internship Program (PCHIP) is a seven-week, full-time, paid internship for professional students after their 1st or 2nd year of study. The 2011 program runs from June 20th until August 5th. For More Information: 215-991-8579 or Elissa.Goldberg@drexelmed.edu
- February –SAVE THE DATE
- February 9, 2011 - Loan Repayment Assistance Program and the College Cost Reduction and Assistance Act, Rm. 140, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
- February 16, 2011 - Judicial Clerkship Panel, Rm. 140, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
- February 23, 2011 - Judicial Clerkship Applications, Rm. 140, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
- Attention 1Ls: If you have not scheduled an appointment to meet with a CPDO counselor to review your resume and start planning for your job search, please do so ASAP! Contact Krystal Lespinasse at email@example.com to schedule your appointment.
- Full Time Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- 2L Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Environmental Protection Agency – R2 Legal Internship Program – Deadline – not yet established
- Government of District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program - Deadline 01/22/11
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission – OGC Summer Intern Program - Deadline 01/22/11
- Office of the City Attorney San Francisco – Summer Intern Program - Deadline 01/22/11
- Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Dept of Legal Affairs, Legal Internship Program - Deadline 02/15/11
- Federal Communications Commission – Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing Policy Division, Student Internship Program - Deadline 03/15/11
- 1L Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Colorado Attorney General – Dept. of Law Internship Program - Deadline ASAP after 12/01/10
- Colorado Public Defender – Summer Legal Internship Program – Deadline ASAP after 12/01/10
- Federal Trade Commission – Bureau of Competition Summer Intern Program - Deadline 02/01/11
- New York City Law Dept. – Summer Honors Program - Deadline ASAP after 12/01/10
- Security & Exchange Commission – Summer Honors Program - Deadline ASAP after 12/01/10
- Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia – Legal Clerkship Program - Deadline ASAP after 12/01/10
- Dept. of Transportation – Office of Aviation Enforcement & Proceedings Volunteer Legal Internship - Deadline ASAP after 12/01/10
- Transportation Security Administration – Office of Civil Rights Summer Law Student Internship Program – Deadline after 12/01/10, but no later than end of March
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission – OGC Summer Intern Program - Deadline 01/22/11
- Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Dept. of Legal Affairs, Legal Internship Program - Deadline 02/15/11
- Environmental Protection Agency – R1 Legal Internship Program – Deadline 02/28/11
- Federal Communications Commission – Wireline Competition Bureau Pricing Policy Division, Student Internship Program- Deadline 03/15/11
- Dept. of Justice - Volunteer/Part-time Legal Intern Program - Deadline April 2011
NEW THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG!:
- Summer 2011 Publications Coordinator (NALP/PSLawNet) (Washington, D.C.)
- PSLawNet Felllowship (Washington, D.C.)
- 2011 Fellowships – The Peggy Browning Fund
- Law Clerk – Law Office of Wayne Sachs (2L)
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Notices From The Student Bar Association
If you haven't already picked up your SBA apparel, stop by the SBA office during office hours or contact an SBA representative. Thanks!
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Student Organization Announcements
Drexel American Constitution Society (ACS) and Drexel Federalist Society:
Lunch Discussion about the Arizona Shootings and Dangerous Political Rhetoric (New)
Monday January 24, 2011 | 12:15-1:45 p.m. | Room 240
All Drexel Law students are invited.
For information concerning the topic, please e-mail DrexelACS@gmail.com.
Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA):
Bake Sale (New)
Thursday, January 20 | 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. | Lobby of Law School
Please help JLSA fight hunger!
Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ):
Talk with Katheryn Kolbert, Esq. (New)
Monday, February 21 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Room 240
See "Events on Campus and Around Town" for details.
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Events on Campus and Around Town
ARC Blood Drive at Drexel on Monday, January 24
Law Students for Reproductive Justice: Talk with Katheryn Kolbert, Esq
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Summer 2011 Law Student Program in Washington, DC - The Legal Studies Institute
LEGAL STUDIES INSTITUTE
Legal Internships and Constitutional Course Credit in Washington, DC
May 21 – July 30, 2011
Early Deadline: February 11, 2011
The Legal Studies Institute provides the opportunity for law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a 3-credit constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.
Legal Internship: Participants will be placed in a 9-week summer associate position, clerkship or legal internship where they will work full-time and gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Placement sites include law firms, courts, public interest organizations and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies.
Briefings and Activities: Participants will attend private briefings at institutions of the judicial, legislative and executive branches and will meet with prominent judges, lawyers and judicial scholars. Last year’s class met with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and D.C. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg.
Career Development Activities: Workshops will be held to help prepare participants for success in their law careers, and planned networking events will facilitate professional interaction.
Attorney Mentor Program: Each participant will be matched with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program.
3-Credit Course on Constitutional Law: Participants will attend a course on Constitutional law for the first week of the Institute. The course is accredited by Ohio Northern University College of Law and is taught by leading legal scholars, including Professor John Baker of Louisiana State University and Dr. Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute.
Housing: Students will live in fully-furnished apartments in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other Institute participants. The apartments provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.
Scholarships: 75% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit. Merit Scholarships are also available, providing $3,500 towards tuition and housing costs. Please click here for more information on the Merit Scholarships: www.DCinternships.org/LSI/admissions/merit_scholarships.asp.
“LSI was the most remarkable experience for which I could have asked. I met wonderful people, was placed in an intellectually stimulating internship, and was offered many professional opportunities. If I could, I would participate again in a heartbeat.”
Jeremy Clare, University of Texas School of Law
Legal Intern, Safari Club International
Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of February 11, 2011 to receive priority admissions consideration and a 5% discount on their tuition balance. Many legal internship sites request resumes early in the year for their upcoming summer positions, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
To request an informational brochure, please visit this link: www.DCinternships.org/tfas/brochure/index.asp
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Scholarships and Writing Competitions
- Santa Clara Centennial Writing Competition - Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011
Santa Clara University School of Law turns 100 in 2011, and one of their celebratory events is a law school writing competition, open to all students from ABA law schools. The topic is "Future ethical challenges lawyers may face practicing in the areas of (i) intellectual property law, (ii) international law, or (iii) public interest law." Submissions are due by midnight, Pacific Time, January 31, 2011.
For additional information, please click here.
- American Indian Law Review Writing Competition - Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011
Eligibility: The competition is open to students at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada who are enrolled as of the competition deadline of Jan. 31, 2011. Editors of the American Indian Law Review are not eligible.
Topics: Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian Law. However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.
For additional information, please visit http://www.ailr.net/writecomp.
- 2011 Bert W. Levit Writing Competition - Deadline: Feb. 18, 2011
For details, please visit http://bit.ly/Levit2011.
- American Constitution Society's 2011 National Student Writing Competition - Deadline: Feb. 18, 2011
Student may learn more about the competition and read previous winning submissions at this website: http://www.acslaw.org/chapters/studentcompetitions/writing. For questions about the competition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fourth Annual 2011 Embryo Law Writing Competition - Deadline: March 7, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.embryolaw.org/.
- Beverly Hills Bar Foundation Rule of Law Writing Competition - Deadline: March 31, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.bhba.org/foundation/Rule-of-Law.htm.
- National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Second Annual Law Student Writing Competition - Deadline: April 30, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.nactt.com/seminars/LawStudentWritingCompetition2011.pdf.
- Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest - Deadline: June 1, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/gender/wlp/essay_contest.cfm.
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Submissions for the Weekly Newsletter
Submissions for the "EMSoL Weekly Newsletter" are approved by Kevin Oates, Senior Associate Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Law. The newsletter is published each Monday during the academic term. Please forward all material for the newsletter to Alanna Bridgett (email@example.com) by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.
End of EMSoL Weekly Newsletter - Tuesday, January 18, 2011