Friday, October 1, 2010
of the Week:
1. Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours for Fall Semester
2. Drexel Public Safety Offers Walking Escorts
3. Student Employment Opportunities
4. OSA and Financial Aid Announcements
5. CPDO Announcements
6. Dean’s Scholars Sessions
7. Academic Skills Program Brown Bag Workshops
8. Bar News
9. Notices from the Student Bar Association
10. Student Organization Announcements
11. Events On Campus and Around Town
12. Scholarships and Writing Competitions
| Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours for Fall Semester
Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours are available at http://www.earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/studentLife/studentAffairs/building_hours/.
| Drexel Public Safety Offers Walking Escorts
Upon request, Drexel Public Safety security officers provide walking escorts 24 hours a day, seven days a week for Drexel students, faculty and staff within the University's patrol boundaries, 30th to 36th Streets and Chestnut to Spring Garden Streets. Escorts are also available from 10 a.m. until 3 a.m. between 30th and 50th Streets and Spring Garden Street to Woodland Avenue through Public Safety’s partnership with the University City District Ambassador Program.
For more information and to request a walking escort, call 215-895-2822.
For more information on Drexel Public Safety and the services available to the Drexel community, visit http://www.drexel.edu/publicsafety.
Dean’s Faculty Research Fellow:
|Student Employment Opportunities
The Earle Mack School of Law Legal Research Center solicits applications from second and third year law students for the position of Dean’s Faculty Research Fellow to begin in October 2010 and continue through the Spring Semester 2011.
The Dean’s Faculty Research Fellow, under the direction of the Head of Research Services, works on research projects for law school faculty members and the Legal Research Center librarians. Past research projects have dealt with traditional legal research topics and various interdisciplinary subjects including business, education, and psychology. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with faculty members, make full use of the library’s electronic and print collection, and develop excellent research and writing skills.
The fellow works an average of 10 hours per week while school is in session. The fellow doesn’t work during reading, exam, or break periods.
Pay is competitive. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Peter Egler, Head of Research & Instructional Services, at email@example.com . The deadline to submit applications is October 4, 2010.
| OSA and Financial Aid Announcements
Notices from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA)
- Welcome Our New Administrative Assistant, David Corbin!
We are very pleased to have a new administrative assistant in the Office of Student Affairs – David Corbin. David will assist with student inquiries and requests, exams, textbooks, lockers, and other administrative functions of student affairs. David most recently served as Student Services Counselor at American University in Washington D.C. David is new to the law school and Philadelphia, so please give him a warm welcome when you see him in OSA!
- Spring Registration
We expect to post Spring registration materials by October 4th. Spring web registration for 3Ls will occur on Tuesday, October 12 from 12:15 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. Web registration will re-open for all 2Ls and 3Ls on Thursday, October 14 at 12:15 p.m. and remain open through the first week of Spring.
- Intent to Concentrate
Students who are actively pursuing one or more law concentrations should add the concentration(s) to their record by filing a Change of Curriculum form with OSA. Please note that seats in certain Spring courses will be reserved for declared concentrators. Students who declare their intent to pursue a law concentration are in no way obligated to complete it.
- Health Fair: “A Healthier U” | Wednesday, Oct 13 | All Day Event | 2nd and 3rd Floor Lounges
A series of sessions centered around health and wellness including yoga, healthy recipes, massage therapy, food demonstrations, and health assessments. If you are interested in teaching a mini-session, please contact Anahita Buhariwala (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop into OSA.
- Jenkins Law Library Cards
Access cards for the Jenkins Law Library (http://www.jenkinslaw.org/) will be distributed in Legal Methods classes. Transfer students not enrolled in Legal Methods may pick up their library cards from 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 email@example.com. 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.
- Student Bills (New)
Students are reminded to check their eBills. The link to the eBill is sent to a student's official Drexel email account each month and is available on their Drexel One accounts. Payment can be made in person at the Cashier's Office in the Main Building, mailed, or through your Drexel One account using either Master Card, Discover, American Express, or electronic check via web ACH.
In October, the Office of Financial Services will begin placing Financial Holds on any student’s account that has a balance due. If a student is having difficulty paying their bill, or is concerned that financial aid has not posted correctly on their bill, they should contact Mary de Rivera, the Law School’s Financial Aid Advisor, now located in the Office of Student Affairs.
- Lockers (New)
Please remember to lock your locker and do not use a locker that has not been assigned to you.
Notices from the Career and Professional Development Office
**Appointments are available outside of the scheduled hours upon request**
- 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
Eleventh Annual Diversity Recruitment Reception- Sponsored by Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, PA Attorney General’s Office and the US Attorney’s Office
October 13, 2010, 5:30 to 7:30pm in the Raymond Harley Training Room, Philadelphia DA’s Office, Three South Penn Square. Current and former prosecutors from the above-listed offices will gather to meet recent law school graduates and current law students who are interested in employment as a prosecutor. If you are interested in employment as a prosecutor, please bring two copies of your resume – one for impromptu interviews and one to ensure that the reception committee has a copy. Email or call Namratha Ravikant (Namratha.Ravikant@phila.gov or 215-686-6304) or Daren Waite (Daren.Waite@phila.gov or 215-686-5774) to confirm your attendance by September 30, 2010.
Full Time Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Department of Homeland Security – OGC – DHS General Counsel’s 2011 Honor’s Program – September 30, 2010
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – 2011 Legal Division Honors Program – September 30, 2010
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Atomic Safety & Licensing Board panel – Judicial Law Clerk Program - September 30, 2010
- Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel – Honors Attorney Program - Deadline Rolling Basis but submit by October
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission – OGC - Honors Law Graduate Program – October 1, 2010
- Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel – Honors Fellowship Program – October 1, 2010
- White House Internship Program - Deadline Oct. 3, 2010
- Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia – Attorney Hiring Program - October. 4, 2010
- San Francisco Office of the City Attorney – 2011 Intern Program (Spring) - Oct. 8, 2010)
- Securities & Exchange Commission – Law Student Observer Program (Spring) - October, 8 2010
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of General Counsel – Legal Honors Program – October 15, 2010
2L Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 – Legal Intern Program Summer – September, 30 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
- Central Intelligence Agency, Office of General Counsel – Summer Law Clerk Program – September 30, 2010
- Federal Reserve Board – Summer Law Clerk Program – September 30, 2010
- Dept. of Navy, Office of General Counsel – Summer Law Clerk Program – September 30, 2010
- Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel – 2011 Legal Intern Program - Deadline Rolling, but submit by October
- Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender – Law Student Internship Program Summer – October 1, 2010 thru March 31, 2011
- International Trade Administration – Volunteer Internship Program (Spring) - October 2, 2010
- White House Internship Program - October 3, 2010
- Ohio Attorney General – Summer Law Clerk Program – October 8, 2010
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Legal Counsel – Legal Intern Program Summer – October 8, 2010
- San Francisco Office of the City Attorney – Spring 2011 Intern Program - October 8, 2010
- Securities & Exchange Commission – Law Student Observer Program Spring - October 8, 2010
- Colorado Public Defender – Summer Legal Internship Program - October 9, 2010
Post Graduate Fellowship Deadlines:
- 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!:
- Summer Intern 2011: Department of Defense - Office of General Counsel
- Trust Administrator – Christiana Bank & Trust Co. (3L)
- 2011 Summer Intellectual Property Intern (Lexington, MA)
|Dean’s Scholars Sessions
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
Thursday- 9:00-10:00 a.m., Room 420 & 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 250
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- 4:00-5:00 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, 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:
Wednesday- Bar Bri
|Notices from the Student Bar Association
- Student Org Fair
There will be second Student Org Fair on Wednesday, October 6 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Gallery. All students and student organizations are welcomed to attend. Organizations that would like a table at the fair should email Steph Cieslak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Halloween Party
The SBA is happy to announce the school's first ever Halloween Party!
Friday, October 22 at Public House beginning at 8:00 p.m.
FREE open bar 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Drink specials to follow from 9:00-11:00 p.m.
Costumes encouraged but not required. Law students that come dressed in costume get another drink on us and the chance to win one of our "Best Dressed" prizes.
All students, faculty, and staff of the EMSoL are invited. Guests are welcomed and encouraged.
More information can be found on the Facebook event page "Halloween Party: Presented by the EMSoL SBA" or by contacting the SBA Student Affairs Committee: Steph Cieslak, Teagan Henwood, and Kevin Rieffel.
- Cocktails for a Cause
One of the school’s most popular events is back. On Friday, November 5 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., our professors and staff will be pouring drinks behind the bar at Mad River once again to benefit the National Kidney Foundation. $5 cover. $2 drafts, well drinks, and house wine. You won’t want to miss this!
|Student Organization Announcements
- Drexel American Constitution Society (ACS):
Discussion: Health Care Reform: Good For Progressives? | Wednesday, October 13 | 12:10-1:55 p.m. | Room: 240
The Drexel chapter of the American Constitution Society invites you to hear Professor Barry Furrow discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. All Drexel Law students are invited. Lunch will be provided.
- Intellectual Property Law Society:
Patent Seminar, "Life on the Non-Litigation Side of Patent Practice, and Other Topics " (New)
Thursday, October 7 | 3:00-4:00 p.m. | Room: TBA
Janet E. Reed, J.D, Ph.D
Partner and Head of Patent Prosecution
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Refreshments will be provided
- Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA):
“Spanish-Only” Lunch Meeting - An opportunity to practice the language! | Thursday, October 7 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 301
Hola Drexel Law amigos! ¿Do you need more opportunities to practice your Spanish language skills? ¿Do you want to learn more about how to communicate with clients in Spanish? Well, on Thursday, October 7th, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., in room 301, the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) will be hosting a “Spanish-Only” brown-bag lunch meeting. The rules are simple, we are going to meet and talk for an hour, in Spanish ONLY! We will read a short article (en Español) and have an informal discussion. All students, professors, staff, and levels of Spanish language proficiency welcome and encouraged! Don’t be shy, join us! Dessert will be provided.
- Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) & International Law Society (ILS):
Lecture: "Writing About the Law" with Scott Horton | Tuesday, October 5 | 4:00 p.m. | Room 140
MELSA and ILS welcome Scott Horton, a contributing editor of Harper's Magazine. Mr. Horton, a NY attorney known for his work in emerging markets and international law, lectures at Columbia Law School. Having served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov, Elena Bonner, Sergei Kovalev and other leaders of the Russian human rights and democracy movements, Mr. Horton is a well-known activist. Join us!
As always, food and beverages will be provided.
Outlaw Meeting | Thursday, October 7 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 230 (New)
We will review plans for Outfest, Coming Out Day, the Aids Walk collaboration with other universities. Food will be served. Not Pizza!
| Events On Campus and Around Town
Penn LSRJ Sex Ed Trivia
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Penn Law Students for Reproductive Justice and Penn Med Students for Choice are holding a Sex Ed Trivia night at Bonner's Irish Pub on 23rd and Sansom on Wednesday, October 6. Everyone is invited!
BNA Campus Visit
Andrea Teltser from BNA will be here on October 4th at a table on the Second-Floor Gallery from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Community Legal Services Justice for All! 5K
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The SBA will be reimbursing students for part of their registration fee (the amount they will be reimbursed has not yet been determined). Students who wish to be reimbursed for a portion of the registration fee should obtain some form of receipt and submit it to SBA. Receipts can be submitted to Ben Simmons, he is the treasurer for the SBA. His contact information is email@example.com. The last day for online registration is October 6 at noon. After that, interested students can sign up the morning of the race. Thank you. For additional information, please contact Amy Berger, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, click image below or check out the flyer.
2010 CAA Blood Drive
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Help the Dragons surpass last year's total of 859 pints collected and win the CAA Challenge for the 5th year in a row!
The Red Cross will be collecting blood at the University City Main Campus, Center City Hahnemann Campus, Burlington County Campus and Sacramento Campus.
In 2009, the Drexel Dragons beat arch rival University of Delaware Blue Hens and matched their 4-year winning record! YOU can make a difference in helping save someone's life and at the same time help Drexel win the CAA Blood Challenge.
Register Now to Give Blood
We need your help to save lives!
Show your school spirit and help Drexel win the CAA Blood Challenge!
Want to volunteer for the Blood Drive Challenge?
Email email@example.com with you name and contact information and we will contact you about ways you can help Drexel win the CAA Blood Drive Challenge!
For more information:
Rebecca Weidensaul, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Athletics, Academic Services, Drexel University Athletics
American Red Cross Board of Directors (Penn-Jersey) www.giveblood.org
Office: (215) 895-6092 / ACHIEVE Center (215) 895-2035
|Scholarships and Writing Competitions
HBALEF 2010-2011 Scholarship - Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2010
The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund (“HBALEF”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional and educational advancement of Hispanics in the legal profession. Each year, the HBALEF awards scholarships to qualified law students throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley. In prior years, scholarships were awarded in the amount of one thousand six hundred and fifty dollars ($1,650.00). This year, we expect to remain consistent with amounts awarded in prior years. The HBALEF hopes these funds will not only promote the success of Hispanic students but also attract more Hispanic lawyers to practice in Pennsylvania.
HBALEF 2010-2011 Scholarship Application. Please note that all applications must be postmarked or e-mailed by Friday, October 1, 2010. The scholarships will be awarded at the 21st Annual HBALEF Scholarship Reception on November 4, 2010.
Should you have any questions about the application form or instructions, please feel free to contact Maria Arbona (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 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.
- PA Bar's James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Program- Deadline: December 1, 2010
The James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship program provides two scholarships to each of the accredited law schools presently serving Pennsylvania, one of which is specifically designated for support of a minority law student. The scholarships are provided on an annual basis and are awarded based upon the following criteria: academic achievement, financial need, and the potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession either through anticipated legal field or other efforts.
Only Pennsylvania residents in their 2nd year of a three-year law school program (current 2Ls) may apply. Also, applicants must be members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, which is free for law students choosing to be electronic members. Two scholarships will be awarded: one general and one specifically designated for historically under-represented ethnic minority students (African-American; Hispanic American; and Native American). The Pennsylvania Bar Association determines that amount of the award annually. This year, the amount of each award is $3,000.
As reflected in the attached scholarship application, the eligibility requirements are as follows.
Applicants must confirm:
- Pennsylvania residency - as evidenced by a copy of driver’s license or voter registration;
- Second year in a three-year program or third year in a part-time program as confirmed by an unofficial transcript;
- Good standing and academic achievement as evidenced by an unofficial transcript;
- Financial need - as certified by the law school's Financial Aid Office; and
- Membership in the Pennsylvania Bar Association Law Student Division which is free for electronic members;
Additionally, an essay of up to 500 words explaining how the applicant will make a contribution to society and the legal profession, a current resume, and up to two recommendations are also required.
The application deadline is December 1, 2010, and recipients will be selected prior to the end of the year. No more than two scholarships will be awarded to students at any one law school.
- Awards from the Drexel Fellowships Office
- Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Fellowships for new American leaders
National deadline: Monday, November 1
- Boren Awards
Awards for undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying abroad in countries outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand
Campus deadline: Monday, January 10, 2011
For more information, visit http://drexel.edu/fellowships/.
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.
Standards: Papers will be judged on the basis of originality and timeliness of topic, knowledge and use of applicable legal principles, proper and articulate analysis of the issues, use of authorities and extent of research, logic and reasoning in analysis, ingenuity and ability to argue by analogy, clarity and organization, correctness of format and citations, grammar and writing style, and strength and logic of conclusions.
Awards: First place - $1,000 and publication of paper in the American Indian Law Review, an official periodical of the University of Oklahoma College of Law with international distribution. Second place - $500. Third place - $250.
The three winning authors will be recognized on the masthead of the American Indian Law Review, and will receive copies of Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law, provided by LEXIS. Other entries of publishable quality may also be published in the American Indian Law Review. These authors will be so notified.
For additional information, please click here.
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 (email@example.com) by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.
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