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/.
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Office of Student Affairs
OSA & Financial Aid Announcements
- Fall Exams (Updated)
Exam conditions are now posted. If you have an exam conflict (two or more exams on the same calendar day, or other exigent circumstances), please submit an Exam/Conflict Deferral form to OSA no later than Friday, November 19. Also, please note that due to the new software, the requirement to be eligible for technical assistance this term is to both attend a workshop AND submit a practice exam by 5:00 p.m. on December 1. Unless you were part of the Summer term group contacted separately, a practice exam alone will not be sufficient.
Additional Exam4 Workshops have been scheduled for upper-level (2/3L) students during the week of November 15th. Some of these will focus on take-home exams, which are done in the Exam4 software. If you have not already attended a workshop, please be sure to visit the Exam Workshop Registration Site and sign up for one today.
- 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.
- Student Bills
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.
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Career and Professional Development Office
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**Appointments are available outside of the scheduled hours upon request**
- November 16, 2010, Opportunities in Government Panel, 12:15- 1:00pm, Room 340. Join government attorneys for a panel discussion about finding jobs in federal, state, and local government. Please RSVP in Symplicity, under "Events."
- November 15 -19, 2010 - Mock Interview Week
Sign up for dress rehearsals for your job interviews! Real attorneys, real firms, real suits, not-quite-real interview. Get feedback and suggestions about your interviewing performance from the decision-makers themselves. RSVP on Symplicity, under "Events."
Full Time Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
2L Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Volunteer Extern Program - City of Chicago Law Department - Deadline Not Yet Established
- Summer Legal Internships, New York County District Attorney's Office - Deadline Dec. 15, 2010
- 2011 Summer Law Clerk Program, Delaware Office of the Attorney General - Deadline, Dec. 31, 2010
- White House Internship Program - Deadline, Jan. 9, 2011
- Law Clerk Program - Environmental Protection Agency (Region 3) Philadelphia - Deadline Jan. 19, 2011
NEW THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG!:
- ABA Summer 2011 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
- Summer 2011 Intern, The Vera Institute of Justice- Center on Sentencing and Corrections
- Summer 2011 Intern, The Vera Institute of Justice - The Guardianship Project
- OSCAR - new Clerkships available! (3Ls)
- Summer 2011 Legal Intern, NYCLU, Advocacy Department
- Summer Legal Intern, American Bar Association Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project
- Summer Legal Intern, New Leaders for New Schools
- ABA Internship Opportunities Handbook (Washington, D.C. office) - now available for download on the blog and hard copy in the CPDO Office!!
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Dean's Scholars Sessions and Office Hours
Dean's Scholar sessions and office hours will run through the last week of classes.
All Dean's Scholars will hold office hours in Room 221 - Group Study Room (except for Kevin Anderson, who will continue to use L-319 - Library Study Room).
The Legal Methods Dean's Scholars will meet with students in the Library at the table across from the circulation desk.
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
Priscilla Jimenez (Furrow) - Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sara Goldstein (Furrow) - Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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
Kevin Anderson* (Geisinger) - Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ben Simmons (Geisinger) - Thursday, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
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
Matt Lynch (Asbury) - Monday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. & Friday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.*will meet with students in L-319 (Library Study Room)
Earthen Johnson (Asbury) - Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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
Kevin Demko (Bogus) - Monday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. & Tuesday, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Diana Silva (Bogus) - Tuesday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. & Thursday, 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Legal Methods I
Dean's Scholars: Kristen Sawicki and Mourin Khaleel
Kristen Sawicki's Library Hours: Wednesday 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Mourin Khaleel's Library Hours: Monday 12:00-12:50 p.m., Tuesday, 12:00-12:50 p.m., Wednesday 10:30-12:30 p.m.
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Notices from Bar Review Vendors:
BarBri will host video showings of review lectures for your first year, first semester courses. These last two review sessions for BarBri enrollees only. Mark your calendar so that you'll be sure to attend! (And, it's not too late to sign up for BarBri! Our table is located on the 2nd floor each Wednesday until Thanksgiving.)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
10:40 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask and BarBri representative!
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Notices From The Student Bar Association
T-Shirts and Hoodies Now On Sale
The Student Bar Association will be making t-shirts and hoodies available to order from November 8-19. T-Shirts are available for $10.00 and Hoodies for $20.00 in sizes S-XXXL. A representative will be present in the first-floor lobby every day from 12:00-1:00 p.m. to take your order. Payment must be made at the time of order and cash or check is accepted. Delivery is expected the week of December 6. Join the Facebook event "Student Bar Association T-Shirt & Hoodie Sale!!!" to view pictures and for more information.
Questions? Contact Megan Young (email@example.com) or Stephanie Cieslak (firstname.lastname@example.org). Take advantage of this great opportunity to get some swag! They also make great gifts for family and friends!
Fundraiser for Women Against Abuse and Saint John's Hospice
Please join OUTLAW, Christian Law Students, International Law and Human Rights Society, Middle Eastern Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild, Justinian Society, Drexel Law Republicans, and the SBA in their fundraising efforts for these worthy causes. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Please consider donating your loose change or other cash during the 12:00-1:00 p.m. hour in the 1st Floor Lobby. In addition, boxes will be set up in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floor lobbies daily for collecting the goods listed below:
- Non-Perishable Food Items
- Money and Gift Cards (Walmart, K-Mart, Target)
Men's Underwear, Women's Maternity Clothing, Children's Clothing (sizes 5-16), Baby Diapers, Wipes, and Formula, Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, brushes, shampoos, soap, etc.), Laundry Detergent, Kitchen Supplies and Small Appliances, Pillows, Twin Blankets and Twin Sheets, Washcloths and Towels
- New or Used:
Men's Pants, Shirts, Shorts, Jackets, Men's Thermal Underwear, Men's Socks, Men's Sweat Suits, Men's Sweaters, Blankets, Towels
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Student Organization Announcements
American Constitution Society and Federalist Society:
Brown-Bag Discussion: Citizens United v. F.E.C. | Wednesday, November 17 | 12:20-1:30 p.m. | Room 140
The Drexel chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Drexel chapter of the Federalist Society invite you to discuss the controversial Supreme Court case Citizens United v. F.E.C. All Drexel Law students are invited.
For information about the case, please e-mail email@example.com.
Business Law Organization
Happy Hour | Wednesday, November 17 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Landmark Americana
Come join us for free food and drink specials at Landmark. No agenda outside of enjoying food and drinks with your classmates. Non-members are welcome.
Christian Legal Society:
Meeting | Thursday, November 18 | 12:10-1:50 p.m. | Room 420
Come join us for a brown bag lunch session with Steven Sailer of Stuckert & Yates. Prior to joining Stuckert and Yates in 1981, Mr. Sailer spent one year as a law clerk for the Honorable William Hart Rufe, III, Judge of the Bucks County (PA) Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Sailer graduated from The Dickinson School of Law in 1980 and achieved his bachelor's degree from Lafayette College in 1977. He enjoys active membership in the Bucks County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Steven Sailer concentrates his practice in civil trial work both in state and federal court. His practice includes litigation for personal injuries, medical malpractice, construction disputes, employment discrimination, and commercial disputes.
Dispute Resolution Interest Group:
November Meeting: "Negotiation in Civil Litigation" | Tues., Nov. 16 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 250
Guest Speaker: Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Esq., Deputy Managing Attorney, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
All EMSOL students are welcome. Lunch will be provided.
Environmental Law Society (ELS):
ELS has launched a new blog. Check it out: http://drexelenvironmentallaw.wordpress.com/
Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) :
Spanish Only Lunch Session | Thursday, November 18 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 230
Hola Drexel Law amigos! Another opportunity to practice your Spanish language skills is upon us! On Thursday, November 18th, from 12:15 p.m. until 1:15 p.m., in room 230, the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) will be hosting our next "Spanish-Only" brown-bag lunch meeting. The rules are simple, we meet and talk for an hour, in Spanish ONLY! 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) :
MELSA is selling Drexel Law Sweatpants!
Perfect as gifts or to stay warm. Orders will be in before students go away for winter break. To order and see the design, see Mourin Khaleel, Lydia Abdo, Claudia Hage, Ted Kopec, or Samson Tsige.
Price: $25 for one pair, $40 for two pairs. Money is due by November 24.
Phi Alpha Delta
Second Annual Summer Jobs Panel | Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | 12:00- 1:00 p.m. | Room 250
Come learn about summer internship opportunities! Our panel of 2L/3L students will provide helpful information and honest advice about their prior summer experiences and will answer any questions you have about the application process.
Pizza and soda will be provided!
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
General Meeting | Tuesday, November 23, 2010 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 420
We will be discussing our events for the winter semester. Lunch will be provided.
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Events on Campus and Around Town
The Academy of Vocal Arts presents The Scarlet Letter
You've read the book; now experience the world premiere opera! The Academy of Vocal Arts invites you to enjoy The Scarlet Letter, November 19-21, 2010, at the Merriam Theater. Local composer Margaret Garwood's neo-romantic score captures the drama of Hawthorne's familiar tale of adultery, revenge, and redemption. Student tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=3926 or call 215-893-1999 for more information.
Who: The Academy of Vocal Arts
What: The Scarlet Letter
When: November 19, 8 p.m.
November 20, 8 p.m.
November 21, 3 p.m.
Where: Merriam Theater
250 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Summer 2011 Law Student Program in Washington, DC - The Legal Studies Institute
LEGAL STUDIES INSTITUTE
Legal Internships and Constitutional Course Credit in Washington, DC
May 21 - July 30, 2011
Early Deadline: February 11, 2011
The Legal Studies Institute provides the opportunity for law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a 3-credit constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.
Legal Internship: Participants will be placed in a 9-week summer associate position, clerkship or legal internship where they will work full-time and gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Placement sites include law firms, courts, public interest organizations and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies.
Briefings and Activities: Participants will attend private briefings at institutions of the judicial, legislative and executive branches and will meet with prominent judges, lawyers and judicial scholars. Last year's class met with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and D.C. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg.
Career Development Activities: Workshops will be held to help prepare participants for success in their law careers, and planned networking events will facilitate professional interaction.
Attorney Mentor Program: Each participant will be matched with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program.
3-Credit Course on Constitutional Law: Participants will attend a course on Constitutional law for the first week of the Institute. The course is accredited by Ohio Northern University College of Law and is taught by leading legal scholars, including Professor John Baker of Louisiana State University and Dr. Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute.
Housing: Students will live in fully-furnished apartments in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other Institute participants. The apartments provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.
Scholarships: 75% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit. Merit Scholarships are also available, providing $3,500 towards tuition and housing costs. Please click here for more information on the Merit Scholarships: www.DCinternships.org/LSI/admissions/merit_scholarships.asp.
"LSI was the most remarkable experience for which I could have asked. I met wonderful people, was placed in an intellectually stimulating internship, and was offered many professional opportunities. If I could, I would participate again in a heartbeat."
Jeremy Clare, University of Texas School of Law
Legal Intern, Safari Club International
Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of February 11, 2011 to receive priority admissions consideration and a 5% discount on their tuition balance. Many legal internship sites request resumes early in the year for their upcoming summer positions, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
To request an informational brochure, please visit this link: www.DCinternships.org/tfas/brochure/index.asp
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Scholarships and Writing Competitions
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.
Grammy Foundation 13th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition - Deadline: January 3, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/110810/GrammyEntLawWritingComp.pdf and http://www.grammy.com/news/grammy-foundation-launches-eli-writing-competition
Awards from the Drexel Fellowships Office
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/.
Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law - Deadline: Jan 11, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/plel/LouisJacksonNWC.html and http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/plel/flyer%202010-11.pdf.
Santa Clara Centennial Writing Competition - Deadline: Jan 31, 2011
Santa Clara University School of Law turns 100 in 2011, and one of their celebratory events is a law school writing competition, open to all students from ABA law schools. The topic is "Future ethical challenges lawyers may face practicing in the areas of (i) intellectual property law, (ii) international law, or (iii) public interest law." Submissions are due by midnight, Pacific Time, January 31, 2011.
For additional information, please click here.
American Indian Law Review Writing Competition - Deadline: Jan 31, 2011
Eligibility: The competition is open to students at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada who are enrolled as of the competition deadline of Jan. 31, 2011. Editors of the American Indian Law Review are not eligible.
Topics: Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian Law. However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.
For additional information, please click here.
American Constitution Society's 2011 National Student Writing Competition - Deadline: February 18, 2011
Student may learn more about the competition and read previous winning submissions at this website: http://www.acslaw.org/chapters/studentcompetitions/writing. For questions about the competition please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Annual 2011 Embryo Law Writing Competition - Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.embryolaw.org/.
National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Second Annual Law Student Writing Competition - Deadline: April 30, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.nactt.com/seminars/LawStudentWritingCompetition2011.pdf.
Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest - Deadline: June 1, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/gender/wlp/essay_contest.cfm.
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Announcements from LexisNexis
*Applying for jobs? Learn how to use LexisNexis® to secure employment!
Come to a lunch session for how to use the professional networking, job finding, and interview preparation resources available through LexisNexis® and Martindale-Hubbell.
Date: November 16
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Rm. 420
Lunch will be provided & all attendees will receive 400 points!!!
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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, November 15, 2010