Friday, September 3, 2010
Topics of the Week:
1. Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours for Fall Semester
2. Law School Ambassador Positions Available
3. 1L Work-Study Positions Available
4. Student Facebook is Now Available
5. Campus Events
6. OSA and Financial Aid Announcements
7. CPDO Announcements
8. Dean’s Scholars Sessions
9. Academic Skills Program Brown Bag Workshops
10. Bar News
11. Student Organization Announcements
12. Events Around Town
13. Scholarships and Writing Competitions
14. Announcements from LexisNexis and Westlaw
|Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours for Fall Semester|
Legal Research Center Hours for Fall 2010 Term:*
|Monday - Thursday:
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
*Saturday, Sept. 4 & Sunday Sept. 5: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*The LRC will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6, a University Holiday
Law Building Hours:*
|Monday - Thursday:
7:00 a.m. - midnight
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - midnight
*The Law Building will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6, a University Holiday
|Law School Ambassador Positions Available |
Happy September All!
The Admissions Office is looking for six (6) first year law students to join our Law School Ambassador (LSA) group. Some of the responsibilities of first year LSAs are participating in information sessions, shadow-a-student visits, building tours, Accepted Students Days and Pre-Law Society Open Houses. First year LSAs are provided with a $3,000 scholarship that is added to your financial aid as a form of payment for this position. If you have any questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Tiffany Partlowe at email@example.com.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please send your resume to Tiffany Partlowe at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2010.
|1L Work-Study Positions Available|
Looking for work-study? The Admissions Office wants you to apply for one of three available positions in our office. Some of the duties include data entry, envelope stuffing and helping us prepare for and successfully completing our travel season. Benefits include pay, extra swag (supplies permitting), and time off for finals periods. To sign up for this opportunity, please send a copy of your resume to Tiffany Partlowe at email@example.com by Friday, September 24, 2010.
|Student Facebook is Now Available|
The student facebook serves as a directory of your classmates. It's located at https://colleges.moss.drexel.edu/law/Shared%20Documents/facebook.pdf .
The link requires you to log in using your Drexel email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and password.
Students are listed alphabetically by year and each section begins with quick links by name. To properly view this document, you should download the latest version of Adobe Reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/).
Should you have any questions regarding the student facebook, please contact Jerry Arrison at email@example.com.
"The Marketplace: Fall Term Speaker Series" Sponsored by LeBow College of Business
The Business of Ambition: Co-Curricular Activities, Program & Services
The Marketplace Speaker Series provides students, alumni, and the business community with the opportunity for leadership and campus involvement throughout Drexel University. The Business of Ambition Program enriches the academic experience outside of the classroom. The 2010-11 theme for the speaker series is "Corporate Leadership with a Social Twist." Graduate students can earn the Business of Ambition certificate and the CEO (Creating Excellent Organizations) Certificate.
CEO (Creating Excellent Organizations) Certified Event
The Business of Ambition Certified Event
- October 12, 2010 / 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. / Lunch will be provided / https://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Event/2933
"Pay It Forward" Leadership Series featuring Victor Barnes, VP of External Affairs for The National AIDS Fund.
Mr. Barnes has a long career in HIV/AIDS and related development issues. Before becoming the Director of the HIV/AIDS Initiative at The Corporate Council on Africa in January of 2004, Mr. Barnes worked in The National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Barnes served as the Deputy Director of The Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and as the Associate Director for External Relations in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. While at CDC, he directed the Business and Labor Responds to AIDS Partnership, a public-private partnership initiated in 1992 to engage the U.S. private sector in HIV/AIDS prevention in the U.S. and abroad.
- October 19, 2010 / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. / Networking Reception / https://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Event/2960
"Microsoft Does Well by Doing Good" featuring Dan Bross, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship for Microsoft Corporation
Dan Bross, Microsoft's Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, has over twenty-five years of experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. With a background in public policy, government and public affairs and corporate reputation management, Dan has led government affairs and policy teams at both the federal and state levels for two Fortune 100 companies. His corporate experience includes strategic planning; policy development and advocacy; grassroots program development and management; strategic relationship identification and engagement; and investor relations.
- November 2, 2010 / 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. / Networking Reception / https://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Event/2948
Micro Finance Leadership featuring Greg Casagrande, Founder and Managing Director of MicroDreams and South Pacific Business Development Microfinance Network
"Micro Finance has proved to be one of the most powerful engines in the global effort to end the crushing poverty that deprives hundreds of millions of the world's people of sustenance and hope. It is based on the idea that if you give a poor person a very small loan for use in a self-employment venture, you will get an amazing return on your investment. The borrower will not only work to end their poverty, but they will also improve the life of their family and strengthen their community."
- November 8, 2010 / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. / Networking Reception / https://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Event/3128
"What Motivates You to Affect Positive Change in the World" featuring Peter Bisanz, Director and Founder of Entropy Films in New York.
Where do the world leaders and the biggest thinkers of our time in politics, religion, culture, arts and science weigh in on the fundamental issues facing the world? Hear interviews from Mohammad Khatami - President of Iran 1997-2005, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sheikh Ali Gomaa - Grand Mufti of Egypt, Congressman Brian Baird - Democratic Representative from Washington, Paolo Coelho - Author of "The Alchemist" among others who will explain their own experiences with faith and morality when forming constructive solutions for the world's most distressing and calamitous problems. He is one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, a select group of visionaries who collaborate to formulate a positive vision for the world and put forward innovative strategies to translate that vision into action. Peter's earned his BFA in Film and Television from New York University's Tisch School of Arts, MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Oxford, and a Master's in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government.
- November 10, 2010 / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. / Networking Reception / https://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Event/2934
Global Social Responsibility featuring Robert Dintruff, Director of Global Care Initiatives for Abbott Laboratories
Robert Dintruff, a director for Abbott's Global Care Initiatives, has worked with Abbott Laboratories since completing his graduate work at the University of Michigan. His assignments have included production, sales, business development and marketing management positions in both the Diagnostics Division and the International Division. In recent years Rob has worked to develop Abbott's Step Forward program, an initiative that assists children orphaned by HIV and AIDS in developing nations.
- November 16, 2010 / 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. / Networking Reception / https://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Event/2949
"Cracking the Non-Profit and Government Accounting Codes" featuring John P. Langdon and Ben Aase from Larson Allen, LLP.
John P. Langan, CPA is the Principal In Charge of the Nonprofit and Government Services Group and Metro DC office of Larson Allen, the nation's 18th largest public accounting firm. Mr. Langan established Langan Associates in 1988 after several years with the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. He has over 25 years experience serving not-for-profit organizations and has a national reputation as an expert, author and presenter on financial, tax and technology topics facing not-for-profit organizations. Ben Aase is a managing consultant with Larson Allen's Nonprofit and Government Group specializing in financial and operational consulting. At Larson Allen, Ben leads projects for a range of foundation, nonprofit, and quasi-governmental clients nationwide in the areas of business and strategic planning; philanthropic program design, management, and evaluation; organizational, operational and financial system assessment and design; grantee due diligence; financial data analysis and scenario modeling; financial report architecture, and business intelligence.
|OSA and Financial Aid Announcements|
Notices from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA)
- Fall Registration
The last day to drop without a "W" is September 6. In addition, students may not add a class after September 6. Please contact Dean Toth for permission to adjust your registration.
- 2010-2011 Student Handbook Posted
An electronic version of the 2010-2011 Student Handbook has been posted. It will be downloadable as a PDF shortly, and some hard copies of the handbook are available now in OSA.
- Federal Direct Student Loans
Any student who wishes to accept their Federal Direct Student Loans, and has not done so, should go to www.studentloans.gov and sign their Master Promissory Note. A Direct Loan on a student's financial aid account will also be reflected on their bill. If a student fails to sign their MPN, Student Financial Service will begin (in mid-September) to remove these loans from the student's bill. This could result in a balance due and finally a hold on a student's account.
- 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.
- Work-Study Funds
At present, there are no additional Federal Work Study funds available for Law Students. This may change later in the academic year, so any student interested in being added to a Work-Study Wait List should email Mary de Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any student awarded Work-Study for the Summer Law Program who has remaining 2010-2011 funds, is free to use these in another Drexel work-study job. The pay rate may be different and all funds must be used by June 30, 2011.
- Financial Aid Alert (Urgent)
A reminder to all students, the deadline for waiving or enrolling in the Drexel sponsored health plan is September 30, 2010. Any student who fails to waive or enroll by that date is automatically enrolled and charged for the Drexel Blue Plan. To waive insurance or enroll in a plan go to http://www.drexel.edu/studentlife/ch/II_Main.html and follow the instructions on the page. It is IMPORTANT to note that this is an annual requirement. A waiver on file from the 2009-2010 academic year will not carry forward into the current year. Students should contact Counseling and Health Services at (215) 895-2507 with any questions.
Notices from the Career and Professional Development Office
- Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - Beyond OCI: Successful Strategies for Your 2L Summer Job Search - (Rm. 140) (12:15pm)
Did not participate in OCI? Interested in getting your 2L summer job underway? Come hear from CPDO counselors about job opportunities and job search techniques for your 2L summer. RSVP on Symplicity.
- Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - Presidential Management Fellows Program - (Rm. 140) (12:15pm)
The Presidential Management Fellow Program attracts to federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. The PMF Program, administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is the Federal Government's cornerstone succession planning program to help agencies meet their critical need for leadership continuity. RSVP on Symplicity.
- Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - Finding Jobs in Small Firms with Donna Gerson - (Room 250) (12:15pm) Ms. Gerson lectures extensively at law schools across the country and is the author of several law career books, including The Modern Rules of Business Etiquette (2008), Building Career Connections: Networking Tools for Law Students and New Lawyers (2006), Choosing Small, Choosing Smart; Job Search Strategies for Lawyers in the Small Firm Market (2001) (all of which are available in the CPDO). She is also a Contributing Editor for Student Lawyer magazine (American Bar Association). She will discuss strategies for finding jobs in the small firm market. This talk is open to all classes! RSVP on Symplicity.
- Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - Challenging the Paradigm: Getting a Legal Job - Shifting the Paradigm to Make You More Marketable - (Room 240) (8:30am - 10:00am) Please join Marti Candiello, head of ClientBridge, LLC, for a breakfast program specifically designed to help students maximize their focus on skills that are indispensable to successfully presenting themselves to potential employers and/or clients. We hope that from this presentation, students will gain a different perspective on employers' expectations and needs and practical skills that they can immediately apply. Space is limited to 15 students. Availability will be determined on a first come, first served basis. Those students who are interested should RSVP on Symplicity.
SAVE THE DATE:
- October 12, 2010 - Fellowship Panel
- October 14, 2010 - Public Interest Table Talk & Reception
- November 10, 2010 - Philadelphia Area Diversity Law Group Information Session
- November 12, 2010 - Interactive Interview Training
- November 15 - 19, 2010 - Mock Interview Week
2010 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair:
October 22 and 23, 2010, Washington, DC - The Equal Justice Works 2010 Conference and Career Fair's registration is now open to students. This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with government and public interest employers from throughout the country. Employers will be conducting interviews as well as "table talk" sessions. There will also be opportunities for resume review and workshops on debt management/loan forgiveness programs. 1Ls are welcome to attend the conference but cannot sign up for interviews. Note that the deadline for 2L and 3L students to apply for interviews is September 24, 2010. See below link for detailed information and to register.
Full Time Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- U.S. Department of Justice - Attorney General's Honors Program - September 7, 2010
- Department of Interior- Office of Solicitor, 2011 Honors Attorney Program - September 7, 2010
- Attorney General of Washington, Preferred Pool Status & Attorney Hiring - September 10, 2010
- Office of Maryland Attorney General - Attorney Honor's Program - September 15, 2010
- Massachusetts Office of Attorney General - Fellowship Program - September 17, 2010
- Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition - Entry Level Attorney Program - August 1- September 15, 2010
- Oregon Department of Justice - Honors Attorney Program - September 24, 2010
- Department of Homeland Security - OGC - DHS General Counsel's 2011 Honor's Program - August 16 - September 30, 2010
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Atomic Safety & Licensing Board panel - Judicial Law Clerk Program - September 30, 2010
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission - OGC - Honors Law Graduate Program - July 15, 2010 - October 1, 2010
2L Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Department of Justice - Summer Law Intern Program - September 7, 2010
- Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition - Summer Intern Program -September 15, 2010
- Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - OGC - Summer Law Clerkship Program - September 15, 2010
- Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Counsel to the Inspector General - Summer Intern Program - September 17, 2010
- Department of Homeland Security - OGC - Summer Law Intern Program - September 30, 2010
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Office of Enforcement, Division of Investigations - September 30, 2010
Post Graduate Fellowship Deadlines:
- Equal Justice Works Fellowship - September 15, 2010
- Independence Foundation Fellowship - September 29, 2010
- Skadden Fellowship - October 4, 2010
- Zubrow Fellowship, Juvenile Law Center - October 4, 2010
- Presidential Management Fellows Program - October 15, 2010
NEW THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG!:
- Legal Intern, Cohen, Placitella, & Roth, PC (2L/3L)
- Judicial Law Clerk, President Judge Bonnie Leadbetter, Commonwealth Court of PA
- Intern, Superior Court of New Jersey, Mercer County, Chancery Division
- Article, Legal Intelligencer, "Behavioral Interviewing Gains Momentum in Law Firm Hiring"
- Public Policy Handbook, 2010-2011 now available.
- Summer Law Clerk, Honorable Rayford Means, Summer Internship Program
- Legal Intern, McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, PC (2L)
- Legal Intern, Honorable Glynnis D. Hill, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
The schedule for the Dean's Scholars Sessions is listed below for Torts and Civil Procedure. Give yourself a strong start this semester by attending the Dean's Scholar sessions.
Professor Furrow's Torts Class
Dean's Scholars: Sara Goldstein and Priscilla Jimenez
Monday- 4:45-5:45 p.m., Room 340
Wednesday- 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 420
Professor Geisinger's Torts Class
Dean's Scholars: Kevin Anderson and Ben Simmons
Wednesday- 7:00-8:00 p.m., Room 420
Thursday- 9:00-10:00 a.m., Room 420
Professor Asbury's Civil Procedure Class
Dean's Scholars: Earthen Johnson and Matt Lynch
Monday- 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 240
Wednesday- 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 240
Professor Bogus's Civil Procedure Class
Dean's Scholars: Kevin Demko and Diana Silva
Thursday- 4:15-5:15 p.m., Room 420
Tuesday- 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 308 Matheson
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Legal Methods I
Dean's Scholars: Kristen Sawicki and Mourin Khaleel
Kristen Sawicki's Library Hours:
Wednesday- 3:30-5:30 p.m., Legal Research Center
Thursday- 8:30-10:30 a.m., Legal Research Center
Mourin Khaleel's Library Hours:
Monday- 12:00-12:50 p.m., Legal Research Center
Tuesday- 12:00-12:50 p.m., Legal Research Center
Wednesday- 10:30-12:30 p.m., Legal Research Center
|Academic Skills Program Brown Bag Workshops|
Friday Brown Bag Workshops for 1Ls - Fall Semester 2010
The Academic Skills Program lunch-time workshops are open to all first-year students. The workshops are led by Professors Kraybill and Coleman and focus on the skills needed for academic success in substantive law courses and Legal Methods. All workshops will be held in Law 240.
No registration is required, just bring your lunch and join us!
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Friday, September 10: Interpreting Statutes and Rules
Friday, September 17: Writing Rule Explanations for the First-Year Memo
Friday, October 8: Creating Outlines and Flow Charts
Friday, October 15: Exam Writing Skills I
Friday, October 29: Exam Writing Skills II (Practice Exam)
Friday, November 12: Self-Editing the First-Year Memo
Notices from Bar Review Vendors:
The tabling for Bar vendors will be held in the second floor elevator lobby. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday-Themis, Wednesday-Bar Bri, Thursday-Kaplan.
BARBRI Bar Review
BARBRI Bar Review will be on campus every Wednesday this semester, beginning September 8. The BARBRI table is located on the second floor of the law school, immediately outside of the elevators.
BARBRI is offering a free LIVE MPRE review lecture for the November MPRE exam to ALL Drexel students (not limited to those enrolled in BARBRI). Stop by the table and register before October 6.
Attention 1Ls: BARBRI will be hiring 1L representatives from Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law. If you are interested, please contact Mallory Pelland at email@example.com.
- Kaplan/PMBR Bar Review
Calling all 3Ls and 2Ls: Learn how you can get a free Kaplan Bar Review Course
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a member of Law Review, the SBA, Trial Advocacy, Moot Court or a Student Organization leader, we certainly want to hear from you!
- Themis Bar Review
Themis Bar Review is looking for bright, dynamic, enthusiastic and highly motivated students to join Team Themis as campus representatives. Interested? Call for more information - 410-542-3513.
|Student Organization Announcements|
- Drexel Brehons:
Fáilte ar ais (Welcome back). The Drexel Brehons invite you to join them at Bonner's Irish Pub!
Thursday, September 16 | 6:00 p.m. | Bonner's Irish Pub (23rd and Sansom Sts)
Celebrate the beginning of the school year, welcome the class of 2013, and remember that… we are half-way to St. Patrick's Day! September 16th at 6:00 p.m. Free food, drink specials, and karaoke starting at 10:00 p.m.!
- Environmental Law Society
Meeting | Tuesday, September 7 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 230 (New)
Snacks and drinks will be provided. We will be discussing exciting upcoming activities and speakers for this academic year.
Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot attend but would like to be a part of the club.
- International Law Society
Meeting | Friday, September 10 | 12:00 p.m. | Room 340 (New)
We'll be holding elections for 4 leadership positions - open to 1Ls. There will be Jimmy John's for lunch!
- Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA):
Meeting | Wednesday, September 8 | 11:45-1:00 p.m. | Room 240 (New)
Middle Eastern Law Student Association (MELSA) is having it's first meeting of the year. All are welcome to come hear about the organization, plans for the upcoming year, and enjoy a Middle-Eastern lunch! If you would like to attend and cannot make it, or have questions about the organization, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
- Phi Alpha Delta:
Phi Alpha Delta's Second Annual 1L Survival Panel "An Unofficial Guide to a Successful 1L Year"(New)
Tuesday, September 7 | 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. | Room 420
Pizza and soda will be provided. All are welcome!
- Students for Sensible Drug Policy:
Meeting | Wednesday, September 8 | Noon | Location: TBA (New)
SSDP will be holding its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 8 at noon. Stop by for some free food as we discuss our plans for the year. Location TBA—keep your eyes peeled for our flyers around the law building.
Community Legal Services Justice for All! 5K
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Questions about the Community Legal Services 5K? Visit the information table located in the first-floor lobby of the School of Law building from 12:00-1:00 p.m., August 30-31 and September 2, 2010.
For additional information, click image below or check out the flyer.
|Scholarships and Writing Competitions|
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2010
Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.
The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school and pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills.
Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff.
For additional information and an application, please click here
The Center for Alcohol Policy's 3rd Annual Essay Contest - Deadline: November 22, 2010
The Center for Alcohol Policy sponsors an annual national essay contest to foster debate, analysis and examination of the importance of state-based alcohol regulation. The essay contest attracts entries from academics, legal professionals, students and others. Topics have included "State regulation of alcohol is important because…"and "The 21st Amendment is important because…"
2010 Essay Contest
The Center for Alcohol Policy is pleased to announce the launch of its third annual national essay contest.
The theme of this year's contest is: "Describe how state-based regulation of alcoholic beverages promotes public health and safety."
The top three winning entrants will receive prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.
"For more than 75 years, alcohol has been effectively regulated in the United States by a state regulatory system guaranteed by the 21st Amendment," said CAP Advisory Council member and Cumberland School of Law Professor Brannon Denning. "This year's essay contest is intended to highlight and explore the impact of state alcohol regulation on society and its role in protecting Americans in today's environment."
The deadline for submission is November 22, 2010, and winners will be announced in 2011.
2010 Essay Contest Entry Form
2010 Essay Contest Rules
Read essays from 2009 winners:
1st Place: Josephine Thomas, Florida
2nd Place: Martha Lantz, Washington
3rd Place (tie): Jason Koransky, Illinois and Majid Rizvi, Texas
For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest.
|Announcements from LexisNexis and Westlaw|
What's Next: Learn and Earn with Double Daily Research Points This Month!
Preparing for class has never been so easy or rewarding! You'll be doubly rewarded each day you perform research on LexisNexis® during the month of September with an additional 15 point bonus - that's 30 points total. Simply retrieve Case Briefs for your daily reading assignments, practice Shepardizing®, or get started on learning other search techniques, and you could earn enough points for a $10 gift card by the end of the month!
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 Friday during the academic term. Please forward all material for the newsletter to Alanna Bridgett (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.
End of EMSoL Weekly Newsletter - Friday, September 3, 2010