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 (email@example.com) to RSVP.
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Law Review Announcements
The Board of the Drexel Law Review would like to congratulate the following students on the acceptance of their notes for publication in Volume IV of the Drexel Law Review:
- Scott Bender, Privacy in the Cloud Frontier: Abandoning the "Take it or Leave it" Approach
- M. Andrew Campanelli, You Can Pick Your Friends, But You Cannot Pick Off the Named Plaintiff in the Class Action Context: Mootness and Offers of Judgment Before Class Certification
- Amber Stiles, Hacking Through the Thicket: A Proposed Patent Pooling Solution to the Nanotechnology "Building Block" Patent Thicket Problem
We had a lot of great notes to read, and thank everyone for the thought and effort they put into the writing process.
Law Review Write-On Competition Information
If you are interested in writing-on to law review, there are some preliminary steps.
First, please add the "Law Review Write-On Competition 2011" page on TWEN; this is where all the materials (including the packet) will be posted, as well as where you will be turning in the completed packet. Competition materials will become available on May 14 at 9:00 a.m.
You will also need to request an anonymous ID number to complete the competition. Please send an e-mail to Dana Duggan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: Name, rising Class Year (rising 2L or rising 3L), e-mail address, and phone number. The deadline to request an anonymous ID is Thursday May 12 at 5:00 p.m. You should expect a response with your ID within 24 hours; if you do not get one in this time frame, please e-mail Dana Duggan again.
As a reminder, we are holding an infor session this Friday April 15 at 10:45 in Room 240, where we will discuss writing strategies for the note portion of the competition, as well as some tips for the citation test. Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions or problems throughout the competition, please e-mail Lydia Abdo (email@example.com). If I can answer the question, I will. Thank you, and good luck with the process!
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.
Criminal Law: Wednesday, April 20 from 3:30-6:30 in room 340
Questions? Please contact Mallory Pelland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
- 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
- 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 aspplication is complete.
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 20, 2011 -What to Know Before You Go!, Rm. 240, 12:15- 1:15 p.m. 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. RSVP in Symplicity, under "Events."
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment.
New This Week On The Blog!
- Summer Interns -Lutheran Children & Family Services (1L/2L)
- Summer 2011 -Trust Administrator Internship, Glenmede (Philadelphia, PA) (1L/2L)
- Fellowship Opportunity - Community Legal Services (2L)
- Fall 2011 Part-time School Year Law Clerk, Bazil McNulty (Exton, PA) (2L)
- Delaware Minority Job Fair, August 13, 2011- Apply by May 12, 2011 (Wilmington, DE) (2L/3L)
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Notices From The Student Bar Association
SBA Trunk Show - Donate Career Clothing to Charity
The Student Bar Association is presenting a "Trunk Show" to help students increase their professional wardrobes in preparation for summer jobs. The Trunk Show will be held on Wednesday, April 20th and (if items remain), on Thursday, April 21st from 12-2 in the 3rd floor gallery. The Trunk Show will have a variety of gently worn items in good condition available for purchase at low cost. All proceeds will go to Career Gear and the Career Wardrobe. Please contact Tori Caracciolo, email@example.com, with any questions.
Barristers' Ball 2011 - More Updates!
Please join your fellow classmates and faculty for a night of eating, drinking, and dancing. Our 5th Annual Barrister's Ball will take place on May 7, 2011 at the Loews Hotel-Regency Ballroom from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Each student is invited to attend and can bring one guest.
Thank you for making your timely deposits! Full balances will be due Today, April 18 at https://deptapp.drexel.edu/barristerball/Default.aspx.
Miss the deadline for the initial deposit? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions.
Faculty and staff planning to attend should contact Steph Cieslak (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join Us for Pretzels and Water Ice on April 21!
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Student Organization Announcements
American Constitution Society:
Snyder v. Phelps Discussion with Professor Chapin Cimino
Monday, April 18 | 12:15-1:45 p.m. | Room 340
All Law students are invited!
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
Intellectual Property Law Society:
Copyright Law: A year in review
Thursday, April 20 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Room 240 - Reception to follow at Landmark Americana
A lecture by Professor Tyler Ochoa of Santa Clara University, co-author of Copyright Law, 8th ed. LexisNexis 2011
For more information, please contact Jeremy Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Events on Campus and Around Town
CLS Presents: Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams - Today!
Intellectual Property Law Society Presents: "Copyright Law: A year in review" - April 20
ELS Presents: Environmental Law & Policy Career Panel - April 21
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.
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.
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.
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 18, 2011