Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
In this Issue:
Funding the Bar Exam
Events on Campus and Around Town
Scholarships, Fellowships and Writing Competitions
Funding the Bar Exam
A presentation for 3Ls by Law School Financial Aid Advisor Mary deRivera will be held on Jan. 24 at 12:45 pm in Room 420.
Dean’s Scholar Office Hours
Constitutional Law (Professor Cohen's class)
Krysten Connon: Friday from 12:00-2:00, Room 221
Jim Wise: Wednesday from 4:00-6:00, Room 221
Constitutional Law (Professor Abu El-Haj's class)
Nate Howard: Monday from 12:15-2:25, Room 221
Peter McCall: Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00, Room 221
Criminal Law (Professor Tibbs' class)
JJ Luff: Monday from 2:00-4:00, Room 221
Ted Kopec: Monday from 12:00-2:00, Room 221
Criminal Law (Professor Kalhan's class)
Tanishka Cruz: Tuesday from 3:30-5:00, Room 221 and Thursday from 3:30-5:00, Room 222
Dean’s Scholar Sessions for Constitutional Law and Criminal Law
Criminal Law (Professor Kalhan):
Dean's Scholars Nicole Allen and Tanishka Cruz
Monday, Wednesday: 4 to 5 pm in Room 240
Criminal Law (Professor Tibbs):
Dean's Scholars Ted Kopec and JJ Luff
Monday: 12:15 to 1:15 pm in Room 240
Tuesday: 12 to 1 pm in Room 112 ISB
Constitutional Law (Professor Cohen):
Dean's Scholars Krysten Connon and Jim Wise
Tuesday: 1 to 2 pm in Room 112 ISB
Thursday: 12 to 1 pm in Room 112 ISB
Constitutional Law (Professor Abu El-Haj):
Dean's Scholars Nate Howard and Peter McCall
Tuesday: 3:50 to 4:50 pm in Room 140
Thursday: 12:45 to 1:45 pm in Room 250
Spring Academic Skills Workshop Schedule
(all from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Room 240)
Jan. 25 - Improving Exam Performance by Reviewing Fall Exams
Feb. 1 - Mining Exam Fact Patterns for Legal Issues
Feb. 8 - Building a Strong Exam Answer
Feb. 15 - Developing Arguments and Counterarguments on Exams
Feb. 29 - Writing the Rule and Rule Explanation for the 1L Brief
March 7 - Answering Statute-Based Exam Questions, Part 1
March 21 - Answering Statute-Based Exam Questions, Part 2
March 28 - Revising and Editing the 1L Brief
April 11 - Mock Exam
If you have questions about the Academic Skills Workshops or Dean's Scholar Program, please contact Professor Kraybill at firstname.lastname@example.org
American Constitution Society
The Diseased Branch: Attorney Jan Schlichtmann Discusses the Judicial Branch - Jan. 25, 12:00 pm, 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 ranging from high-profile historic cases to more recent 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 at email@example.com, or Dorcas Adekunle at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in participating. We look forward to a great time of sharing.
Criminal Law Society
General Meeting - Jan. 26 - 12:30 pm, Room 240
The Criminal Law Society will be holding its first general meeting of the semester on Thursday, January 26. The meeting will begin at 12:30 and will be held in room 240. Pizza will be served.
|Events on Campus and Around Town|
- The Scottsboro Boys Performance and CLE Program
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Suzanne Roberts Theatre/480 South Broad Street
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project, The Pennsylvania Capital Representation Project, and PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY have collaborated to offer a performance of The Scottsboro Boys + 2 CLE credit program + reception. Performances are at 1pm and 7pm, the program begins at 3:15 pm, reception immediately following. The CLE program features an in-depth look at the Scottsboro Case, the politics of race and justice, and the blight of wrongful convictions with distinguished panelists including the Honorable Louis H. Pollak, whose dad argued the Scottsboro cases in the U.S. Supreme Court; Dan T. Carter, author of the definitive book on the Scottsboro Boys case, Scottsboro – A Tragedy of the American South; Professors Randall Kennedy and Marie Gottschalk, authors of landmark works on American criminal justice; three Philadelphia lawyers who have obtained the exoneration of inmates sentenced to death or life imprisonment; and a Pennsylvania exoneree.
Click for ticket, registration information.
|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
Constance Baker Motley Naitonal Student Writing Competition - Deadline: Feb. 17, 2012
New! ACEBC Employee Benefits Writing Competition - Deadline: June 1, 2012
Hazing Awareness Scholarship - Deadline: There are several. Visit for details.
Mike Eidson Scholarship - Deadline: May 31, 2012
For details, visit. The application is posted on Symplicity.
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 (email@example.com) by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.
End of EMSoL Weekly Newsletter - Monday, Jan 23, 2012