American Constitution Society
The Diseased Branch: Attorney Jan Schlichtmann Discusses the Judicial Branch - Jan. 25 - Noon - Room 140
"A Civil Action" attorney Jan Schlichtmann will lead a discussion about why he believes the judicial branch of government is autocratic and abuses its power, using examples including high-profile cases such as "Citizens United" to his own experiences litigating the Woburn case. Co-sponsored by Drexel Health Law Society and Drexel Environmental Law Society. Non-Pizza lunch will be provided!
Black Law Students Association
Talent Show Acts Needed
BLSA will be holding a talent show in mid February. We are currently looking for acts and hope you will come out to share your talents with us. Please contact Jazamine Stallings or Dorcas Adekunle if interested in participating. We look forward to a great time of sharing.
Health Law Society
General Body Meeting - Jan. 19 - 12 pm - Room 340
The Health Law Society will hold a general body meeting that will cover events planned for the upcoming semester. Food will be provided.
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Events on Campus and Around Town
YLD Annual Meeting and Welcome Reception for New Members | Jan. 18 |
All law firm associates are invited to the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia on Wed. Jan. 18 at 5:30 pm to participate in the YLD Annual Meeting. Meet the 2012 leaders of the Philadelphia Bar Association and welcome new Bar members. This event will include the presentation of the F. Sean Peretta and Craig M. Perry Service Awards, as well as the YLD Vision Award.
Bar Association section chairs and YLD Division leaders will be in attendance to provide information on the many areas of Bar involvement. Network while enjoying complimentary refreshments, a great venue and good company!
Being an active member of the Bar Association provides you with opportunities to professionally connect with practicing lawyers and judges in a supportive environment, allowing for one-on-one interactions and leadership opportunities that are invaluable in building your career and obtaining contacts for potential job opportunities.
Registration is required. The event is free for all YLD members, and only $15 for non-member attorneys. Click to register.
Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court January Meeting | Jan. 18 | 6 p.m.
If you are interested in intellectual property law and have a desire to network with local practitioners in the IP field, then you should become involved with the Benjamin Franklin Inn of Court! This particular Inn of Court is an intellectual property focused Inn. Meetings last an hour during which students and local IP practitioners are involved in an educational segment about a current hot topic in IP law. After the meeting there is a dinner/social hour during which students have the opportunity to network with the IP attorneys.
The next meeting will be held at the Federal Court House located right here in Philly on January 18th.
If it is the first time you are attending a Benjamin Franklin Inn of Court meeting, its free! Please RSVP to BenFranklinInn@gmail.com. Please include your name, school and year in school. If you like the experience and want to become a member of the Inn, contact Amber Stiles (VP of the IP Society) at email@example.com.
This is a wonderful networking opportunity for anyone interested in practicing IP law in the Philadelphia area.
The details are as follows:
Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court
Annual Judges' Meeting
January 18, 2012 6:00PM
This meeting will be at the Ceremonial Courtroom of the U.S. Courthouse, located at 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Please use the 6th Street entrance to the building.
Our distinguished panel will include Judge Richard Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Judge Berle Schiller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA. The program will explore notable recent developments in patent law from the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court, with a tip of the hat to William Shakespeare.
For meetings at the U.S. Courthouse, proper business attire is requested.
The Scottsboro Boys Performance and CLE Program
Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 1 pm
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 Broad Street
Philadelphia Theater Company
Click for ticket and CLE information and map.
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LexisAdvance is here! Register your LexisAdvance ID to access the new, innovative research platform that will make your legal research easier, more effective & better organized! Check out this YouTube video for more info.
Bring proof that you have registered your LexisAdvance ID to the LexisNexis table on Jan. 18 in the law school lobby from 9 am to 1:30 pm and receive a $5 Starbucks gift card on the spot! While supplies last, so get there early!
Stay tuned for additional training and points opportunities throughout the semester! Email Erica Cohen or Jordan Fischer with any questions or comments.
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Apartment for Rent
Large one-bedroom, newly remodeled apartment in Swarthmore. Eat-in-kitchen with over-the-range microwave and dishwasher; large LR/DR, washer/dryer in unit; separate entrance; off-street parking. Train to/from University City. $1100 plus utilities. 610-742-9080.
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Scholarships, Fellowships and Writing Competitions
American Indian Law Writing Competition - Deadline: Jan. 31, 2012
Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law - Deadline: Feb. 10, 2012
New! Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition - Deadline: Feb. 17, 2012
Hazing Awareness Scholarship - Deadline: Several. Check website for details.
Please visit http://www.collegegreekbooks.com/cashaward.html.
Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship and Summer Associate Position-Deadline: January 20, 2012
Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP (www.hselaw.com) will award one 1L law student with a $7500 scholarship to be applied to the student’s second year tuition and a paid 10-week summer associate position between the student’s first and second year of law school. To be eligible for the Diversity Scholarship, the applicant must be a full-time currently enrolled 1L law student who is in good standing at an accredited law school. First year students who are members of populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply. Winners will be selected by Feb. 12, 2012. For details on selection criteria and how to apply, please see Symplicity Job Postings.
New! Mike Eidson Scholarship - Deadline May 31, 2012
For details, please visit. The application has been posted on Symplicity.
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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. Please forward all material for the newsletter to Alanna Bridgett (abridgett at drexel.edu) by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. for the following Monday issue.