First Annual EMSoL Volleyball Tournament 2011 Results
Thank you for coming out and making our first ever Volleyball Tournament a success. We would like to congratulate team "Battle Toads" for taking on the Faculty Team "Free, Please Take" and emerging victorious!
Battle Toads Members:
Also kudos to team "Tsexual Tsunami" for winning the prize for most creative team name!
Tsexual Tsunami Members:
To redeem your prizes, please contact Anahita Buhariwala (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop by the OSA (Suite #450 Law Bldg).
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Speaker Event: "The Roberts Court and Trends
in the Law"
Carter Phillips will be presenting "The Roberts Court and Trends in the Law" to the law school community on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 140.
Mr. Phillips is the Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley Austin LLP. He served as law clerk to both Judge Robert A. Sprecher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Phillips served as Assistant to the Solicitor General for three years and argued nine cases on behalf of the federal government in the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Phillips’ total of 71 arguments before the United States Supreme Court are the most of any lawyer currently in private practice. He has also argued over 80 cases in the federal courts of appeals and more than a dozen in other appellate courts. Mr. Phillips has argued seven cases in the last two Terms of the Supreme Court and five cases this Term. He is widely recognized as an expert in the field, having been named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal.
After Mr. Phillips’ talk, there will be a reception in the third floor gallery. If you plan to attend, please email Leanne Marshall to RSVP.
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Moot Court Information Session - April 12
Join members of the Moot Court Board to discuss the internal competition to get on to Moot Court and to answer your general questions.
Date: Tuesday, April 12
Time: 12:05-12:45 p.m.
Location: Matheson 208
Dates and requirements for the internal competition will be discussed, as well as what it is like to be on Moot Court.
Food will be provided.
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Law Review Announcements
Write-On Competition 2011 Info Session
Friday, April 15 | 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | Room 240
Writing Specialist Clare Coleman will present on how to approach the note portion of the competition, including formatting and other tips. There will also be a citation session -- be sure to bring your Bluebook!
The Law Review Write-On Competition is scheduled to begin May 14. Interested 1L and 2L students will receive the competition packet on that date and will have until June 1 to submit their completed materials. Those who are accepted to Law Review should be able to attend a new member training session sometime in late July. We encourage all interested students to keep these dates in mind when making summer plans.
Speaker Event: "The CompStat Block"
Tuesday, April 19 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 140 | Lunch will be provided
Join Drexel Law Review author Chris Fabricant for a discussion about research he is currently conducting in the South Bronx to assess the impact zero tolerance policing, discriminatory stop-and-frisk policies, and mass misdemeanor arrests have, not just on those arrested, but on the community as a whole--through loss of housing & jobs, removal of children from a home, deportation, and other consequences of arrest. As a former Public Defender in the Bronx Defenders office and director of the Criminal Justice Clinic at Pace University School of Law, Professor Fabricant has both an academic and practical perspective on the effects of zero tolerance policing and the use of CompStat-driven police practices.
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Preparing for the Bar Exam
Notices from Bar Prep Providers:
Attention 1Ls: It is that time of year again! Please mark your calendar to reflect the schedule for BARBRI's First Year Review Videos, which greatly assist you in your studies and preparation for your Spring Exams. Please look for announcements from your 1L BARBRI representatives.
The schedule is as follows:
Property Law: Wednesday, April 13 from 3:30-6:30 in room 340
Criminal Law: Wednesday, April 20 from 3:30-6:30 in room 340
Questions? Please contact Mallory Pelland at email@example.com.
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Academic Skills Announcements
Dean's Scholars Schedule - Spring 2011
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.
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Office of Student Affairs and Financial Aid
- Fall Registration Dates
Rising 3Ls (current 2Ls) Priority Day
TODAY! Monday, April 11, 12:15 - 11:59 p.m.
All Continuing Students
Thursday, April 14, 12:45 p.m. through Friday, July 8, 11:59 p.m.; Monday, July 25, 8:00 a.m. through Sunday, August 28, 11:59 p.m.
- Spring Exams
The final exam version of Exam4 is now available, as are Spring anonymous IDs. You must complete an Exam Policies and Procedures Verification Form in order to retrieve your ID. Please visit the Virtual Community for all information on your exam ID and the exam software.
You can also register for an Exam4 workshop. They are optional this term, but strongly recommended for anyone who may be using Exam4 for the first time or taking a take-home exam in Exam4 for the first time. They will run from 12:30-1:30 PM from April 4-April 8.
As suggested in some previous communication with students who typically write their exams, we will be implementing a new policy about multiple choice exams for Bluebook students. If your exam has a multiple choice component, you must use Exam4 to submit these answers. You are still free to handwrite your essay answers. Since many of you may not have attended an Exam4 workshop, we recommend you attend this term. If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact Theresa Gallo or Dean Oates.
To be eligible to receive technical support during your exams, you must upload a practice exam no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22. We strongly encourage you to type a few lines into the practice exam document and use some features to make sure everything goes as expected.
- Volunteer to be an Orientation Leader!
We are looking for students to help us greet our incoming Class of 2014!. A welcoming presence to our new students, student leaders offer tips, guidance, and a connection to the school. Orientation will run from Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19, so if you are available during this time and would like to volunteer, please email Theresa Gallo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Aid Announcements
- New Required Financial Aid Form for 2011-2012
In addition to the FAFSA, all returning law students wishing to receive financial aid MUST fill out an Institutional Financial Aid Application in order to receive financial aid for the 2011-2012 academic year. This form can be accessed on the web at http://drexel.edu/src/financialaid/forms/. There are also forms available in the Office of Student Affairs. Completed forms should be brought to the Office of Student Affairs in Room 450 of the Law School. Forms must be submitted by May 1, 2011.
Mary de Rivera, the law school financial aid advisor, will be available on Wednesday March 23rd in Room 420 to assist any student who still needs to complete the Institutional Financial Aid Application for 2011-2012. Stop by for a few minutes, take care of this requirement, and avoid unnecessary financial aid delays in August.
- Summer Financial Aid
Any student interested in a Graduate Plus Loan to cover costs for the Summer Semester, should apply for a 2010-2011 loan starting April 1st at www.studentloans.gov. At least 4.5 credits are required to qualify for these federal loans which can be used to cover the cost of tuition as well as living expenses. Funds for summer are scheduled to disburse to the University the week of May 16th. Tuition for the Summer semester will be $1,190 per credit with students receiving a 25% discount bringing the actual cost to $892.50 per credit.
- 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. 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.
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Career and Professional Development Office
**Appointments are available outside of the scheduled hours upon request**
- April 13, 2011 - How to Have a Successful Summer - Private Practice, Rm. 140, 12:15 - 1:15pm. 1Ls and 2Ls - Hear from private practice attorneys and recruiters on how to maximize your performance and experience as an associate or intern in a law firm this summer.
- April 13, 2011 - How to Have a Successful Summer - Public Interest, Rm. 240, 12:15 - 1:15pm. 1Ls and 2Ls - Hear from government and public interest attorneys on how to maximize your performance and experience as an intern in public service organizations this summer.
- April 20, 2011 - What to Know Before You Go!, Rm. 240, 12:15- 1:15pm. Class of 2013! Before you leave for the summer, find out what to expect about the Fall recruiting season; summer deadlines that you need to know about; and how to participate in the on-campus recruiting program.
- Attention 1L Students: If you have not scheduled an appointment to meet with a CPDO counselor to review your resume, please do so ASAP! REMINDER: Effective, November 1, prior to using any services offered by the CPDO, students are required to have their resume reviewed by a member of the CPDO counseling staff. Please contact Krystal Lespinasse at email@example.com to schedule your appointment.
- The 18th Annual DuPont Legal Minority Job Fairs, August 6, 2011, in Wilmington, DE. Information regarding job fair registration is on the blog. Please read the information carefully as the site to register is password restricted and limited to students from selected law schools. Note that the deadline for registration is Friday, April 15th at midnight! Questions, contact Christine Dougherty at firstname.lastname@example.org..
New This Week On The Blog!
- Summer Internship, Housing Authority of the City of Camden - Office of General Counsel (1L/2L)
- Delaware Minority Job Fair - August 13, 2011 (2L/3L)
- Summer Judicial Internship - Mercer County Superior Court (1L/2L)
- Loan Repayment Assistance Program - Heather Jarvis (1L/2L/3L)
- Post - Graduate Fellowship Sponsor- Community Legal Services (2L)
- Fellow - Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program (3L)
- Summer 2011- Center City Attorney seeks 2L Research Assistant (Philadelphia, PA)(2L)
- Small Delaware Firm seeks Law Clerk for Part-time/Summer position (Wilmington, DE)(2L)
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Notices From The Student Bar Association
Barristers' Ball 2011 - Update!
Miss the deadline? Still want to come?
The Student Affairs Committee will open on Wednesday, April 20th from 11-2 and 4-5 to take your payments. If tickets still remain after Wednesday, we will open again on Thursday, April 21st from 12-3.
We will take full payments, by cash or check, in person in the 2nd floor SBA office. There are a limited number of tickets. First come, first serve!!! Contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Student Organization Announcements
American Constitution Society:
Viewing Oral Arguments at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Wednesday, April 13 | 1 p.m. | 6th and Market Sts.
ACS will be leaving EMSoL to watch the pros in action! We will be traveling down to the 3d Circuit Court of Appeals at 6th and Market St to watch oral arguments.
Please RSVP to DrexelACS@gmail.com as soon as possible with "3d Circuit" in your subject line to let us know you are interesting in attending. There are three oral arguments scheduled, so expect to be there until about 3:30 p.m.
The cases will be: Lesher v. Law Office of Mitchell N. Kay (law firm accused of violating the FDCPA by acting as a debt collector, 724 F.Supp.2d 503), Viera v. Life Insurance Co. of NA (labor & employment case dealing with accidental death and dismemberment benefits, 2010 WL 1407312), and U.S. v. Carthens.
Snyder v. Phelps Discussion with Professor Chapin Cimino
Monday, April 18 | 12:15-1:45 p.m. | Room 340
All Law students are invited!
Brown-Bag Lunch with John O'Malley, Esquire
Wednesday, April 13 | 12:30-2:00 p.m. | Room 440
Mr. O'Malley is a Shareholder at Volpe and Koenig, PC and is the Chair of Trademark/Copyright Practice Group. This is a great networking opportunity for anyone with an interest in IP, as well as all Drexel Brehons, as Mr. O'Malley is also very involved in the Philadelphia Brehons. All are welcome!
Criminal Law Society:
Speaker Event: Seth Williams, District Attorney of Philadelphia
Monday, April 18 | 5:30 p.m. | Room 140 - Reception to follow in the Third Floor Gallery
Please join us on Monday, April 18 at 5:30 in Room 140 of the Law Building when Seth Williams, the District Attorney of Philadelphia, will discuss various prominent issues in the legal world from the prosecutor's perspective. A one-hour discussion featuring a question/answer session will be followed by a dinner reception in the 3rd floor gallery. We hope for a great turnout!
Environmental Law Society:
Environmental Law & Policy Career Panel
Thursday, April 21 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Room 140 - Reception to follow in the Second Floor Gallery
Featuring attorneys from the private, government, and non‐profit sectors including representatives from Manko, Gold, Katcher and Fox, LLP; Bradley Campbell, LLC; Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia; Archer & Greiner, P.C.; and, Penn Futures. Co-hosted with the American Constitution Society
For more information, please contact Shari Berger Kulanu, email@example.com
Health Law Society:
Speaker Event: Accountable Care Organizations | Friday, April 15 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. | Room 250
Megan Mueller of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney will be coming to speak to us about Accountable Care Organizations. Lunch will be provided.
Phi Alpha Delta:
Phi Alpha Delta "Goodbye" Luncheon | Monday, April 11 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 340
Come celebrate the end of the 2010-2011 academic year and say farewell to our graduating 3L members! Parting gifts will be given to each 3L member. Come meet the new executive board and enjoy a delicious lunch!
Philosophy Club Panel Discussion, Fictional Characters: Legal and Philosophical Approaches
Wednesday, April 13 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Room 240
The Drexel Law Philosophy Club has invited Professor Glensey, and Richard Hanley, a Professor of Philosophy from the University of Delaware, to participate in a panel discussion focusing on the legal and philosophical issues surrounding fictional characters. The discussion will focus on (1) legal determinations of when characters are considered identical and, if misappropriated subject to infringement claims and (2) metaphysical notions of what identifies fictional characters as discrete and unique entities. Students will also have the opportunity to direct questions to our guests. A reception will follow in the third floor lounge. This event has been co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society.
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund:
Animal Law 101 | Thursday, April 14 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 420
Come and learn about the fascinating area of study that is Animal Law. Animal Law encompasses many areas of law including but not limited to criminal law, trust and estates, torts and environmental law. Drexel Law's very own Animal Law Professor, Dara Lovitz, will be giving a presentation on the study of animal law and a brief review of Drexel's Animal Law course which will be offered in the Fall of 2011. Lunch will be provided.
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Events on Campus and Around Town
The Real Haiti: A Street Level Discussion - April 13
RSVP Deadline EXTENDED to APRIL 11!
Penn Law Events
Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Events
Skydiving for Charity
What is Animal Law - April 14
Join EMSoL ’s Team and Fight Back Against MS One Step at a Time! - April 17
Get involved in a worthy cause and have a good time with friends while you’re at it! The walk is 8 miles through historic Moorestown, with several rest stops along the way. Although it is a walk, you are also welcome to jog or run if you would like. There will be food before and after the event, along with music and other activities. Funds collected from this event go towards research to find a cure and provide programs to address the needs of the people living with MS today.
You can register for the event at:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Sunday, April 17th
Time: Registration starts at 9:00am ~ Walk starts at 10:00am (rain or shine!)
Location: Moorestown High School, located at 350 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown, NJ 08057.
Note: There is a $25 minimum donation for all participants
CLS Presents: Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams - April 18
Barristers' Ball 2011 - May 7
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Writing Competitions
Essex County Bar Association Biunno Scholarship for Law Students with Disabilities - Deadline: May 6, 2011
This scholarship was established by the Essex County Bar Association and its Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in conjunction with the Honorable Vincent J. Biunno memorial Fund. Designed to offer financial assistance to persons with disabilities who are currently attending law school.
Applicant must demonstrate a present and permanent physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual. Medical documentation establishing the nature and extent of the disability will be required.
Applicant must be a resident of New Jersey. There will be a preference given to Essex County residents.
Applicant must be attending law school or be accepted to and commencing studies in law school.
Applicant must have attained a 3.0 or equivalent GPA in law school, or if they are an incoming student, a 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
Preference given to a person seeking to pursue a career in the field of advocacy for persons with disabilities. Intent may be demonstrated by completing a course in disability law, work in a disability or disability-related clinic or prior job experience
Preference given to students who can demonstrate financial need.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should contact Alanna Bridgett at email@example.com to obtain an application form.
New! YLD Diversity Scholarship Program - Deadline: Varies
Applications are now being accepted for the Young Lawyers Division Minority Scholarship Program. The scholarship, established in 2006 by the YLD Executive Committee, awards $500 for deserving minority law students who desire to practice law in Philadelphia upon graduation.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to the Asian American Bar Association of the Delaware Valley, the Barrister's Association of Philadelphia, the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, the South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia and the National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter. Each group will forward three applications to the YLD for consideration. The YLD will award the scholarship based on academic achievement; demonstrated commitment to community service and involvement; financial need; and career aspirations and goals.
Interested candidates should submit to the appropriate minority bar association named above, a resume, transcript, and a brief essay (not to exceed 850 words) addressing (at the candidate's discretion) the scholarship criteria set forth above. Any questions regarding the scholarship should be directed to the individual minority bar association to whom a law student is interested in applying.
Drexel Publishing Group Writing Contest Announcement - Deadline: April 13, 2011
Open to Drexel undergraduate and graduate students. For details, please visit http://drexelpublishing.org/dpg-essay-contest-2011/
National Law Review 2011 Law Student Writing Competition - Deadline: April 25, 2011
For details, please visit this link.
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.
2011 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Pursuit of Justice" Legal Writing Competition - Deadline: May 9, 2011
This competition is open to full- and part-time law students who are in their second or third year of study during the 2010-11 academic year at one of the following six institutions: Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Villanova University School of Law and Widener University School of Law (Delaware Campus). Part-time law students in their third or later year of study are also eligible. Students must be in good standing at their institutions. The submission may not have been published previously, although it may have been prepared in connection with a law school course or for a law journal. The submission also may not have been submitted for any other competition during the time when it is under consideration for this competition, until after the time when awards are announced. The submission must be the work of one author alone (joint submissions will not be considered), and the author must certify that the submission has been prepared without substantial editing from others.
Candidates may submit a law review quality submission on any topic relating to rights, privileges and responsibilities under federal law. Entries must be received by Monday, May 9 at 4 p.m. by Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The author of the winning submission will receive a cash award of $2,500, the publication of the winning submission in The Philadelphia Lawyer, on the Bar Association's website and/or in an appropriate Bar Association publication. The winner will be invited to a Quarterly Meeting of the Bar Association, at which time the award will be presented.
AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund’s 2011 Mike Eidson Scholarship - Deadline: May 31, 2011
For details, please visit this link .
Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest - Deadline: June 1, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/gender/wlp/essay_contest.cfm.
New! Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition - Deadline: June 1, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.law.mercer.edu/academics/legalwriting/milani.
Paralyzed Veterans of America Law and Public Policy Writing Competition - Deadline: August 1, 2011
Details can be downloaded at http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/030711/PVA-2011-Writing-Competition.pdf.
Missouri University/CIArb Writing Competition - Deadline: August 15, 2011
This writing competition is sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch and offers a $300 prize to the competition winner. The winner may also have his or her winning submission published in the Journal of Dispute Resolution along with other symposium papers. The Journal is recognized as the leading legal publication in the area of alternative dispute resolution and contains articles written by nationally and internationally prominent authors and students on a wide variety of topics. Further information on the CIArb student writing competition is available at http://www.law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium/2011/writing.html
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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 - Monday, April 11, 2011