Earle Mack School of Law Weekly Newsletter, Feb. 13, 2012
Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
In this Issue:
Public Interest Experience Grants
Co-op and Clinic Preview Workshops
Events on Campus and Around Town
Fellowships, Writing Competitions and Scholarships
Ads: LexisNexis and Aspen
Public Interest Experience Grants provide stipends to Earle Mack School of Law students who are taking unpaid, summer public interest positions. These students are committed to the public interest and intend to pursue a public interest career after law school. The purpose of the grant is to offset the cost of living for students who incur significant financial burden by taking an unpaid position for the summer. It is our hope that students will gain invaluable experience, skills, contacts, and insight to further enable them to find employment after law school in the competitive practice of public interest law.
Both 1L and 2L students are eligible to apply. A brief information session will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 12:00pm in room 420.
The 2012 PIE Grant Application Packed can be downloaded in PDF format here.
All applications must be submitted by 12 pm on Friday, March 30.
Summer & Fall 2012 Co-op Preview Workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 (noon - 2 pm) Room 140
The co-op faculty are hosting a Brown Bag Co-op Preview Workshop for students interested in applying for a summer or fall co-op placement.
This summer, we are pleased to offer placements in all five categories, including law firms, in-house corporate legal departments, public interest organizations, judicial chambers and government agencies. Given this expansion to our summer program, we will have a lot of important programmatic information to share.
Students who wish to apply for a summer or fall co-op are required to attend the workshop. If you have an unavoidable conflict at the time of the workshop, please email Donna Duggan for a waiver, specifying the nature of the conflict (ie. scheduled law school class, illness...).
2012-2013 Clinic Preview Workshop
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 (noon - 2 pm) Room 140
Dean Brooks is hosting a Brown Bag Clinic Preview Workshop for students interested in applying for a clinic in the fall. This session will provide useful information about the law school's clinical program and will include presentations by clinical faculty and students who have participated in the program.
Dean's Scholar Office Hours
Constitutional Law (Professor Cohen):
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):
Nate Howard: Monday from 12:15-2:25, Room 222
Peter McCall: Tuesday from 9:30-10:30, Room 221 | Thursday from 4:00-5:00, Room 221
Criminal Law (Professor Tibbs):
JJ Luff: Monday from 2:00-4:00, Room 221
Ted Kopec: Monday from 1:15-2:00 & 5:15-6:15, Room 221
Criminal Law (Professor Kalhan):
Tanishka Cruz: Tuesday from 3:30-5:00, Room 221 | Thursday from 3:30-5:00, Room 222
Dean's Scholar Sessions for Constitutional Law and Criminal Law
The Dean's Scholar Sessions for Constitutional Law and Criminal Law begin this week. Here is the schedule for the semester.
Criminal Law- Prof. Kalhan
Dean’s Scholars- Nicole Allen and Tanishka Cruz
Monday: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Room 240
Wednesday: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Room 240
Criminal Law-Prof. Tibbs
Dean’s Scholars-Ted Kopec and JJ Luff
Monday: 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 240
Tuesday: 12:00–12:45 p.m. | Room 112 ISB
Constitutional Law- Prof. Cohen
Dean’s Scholars-Krysten Connon and Jim Wise
Tuesday: 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. | Room 112 ISB
Thursday: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Room 112 ISB
Constitutional Law-Prof. Abu El-Haj
Dean’s Scholars-Nate Howard and Peter McCall
Tuesday: 3:50 – 4:50 p.m. | Room 140
Thursday: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. | Room 250
Spring Academic Skills Workshop Schedule
Note: All workshops will be held in Law 240
February 8, 12:30-1:30
Building a Strong Exam Answer
February 15, 12:30-1:30
Developing Arguments and Counterarguments on Exams
February 29, 12:30-1:30
Writing the Rule and Rule Explanation for the 1L Brief
March 7, 12:30-1:30
Answering Statute-Based Exam Questions, Part 1
March 21, 12:30-1:30
Answering Statute-Based Exam Questions, Part 2
March 28, 12:30-1:30
Revising and Editing the 1L Brief
April 11, 12:30-1:30
2012 Barristers' Masquerade Ball
May 4, 2012 | 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Top of the Tower - Three Logan Square, 1717 Arch Street, Philadelphia
American Constitution Society
Religious Discrimination in the Workplace
February 22 | Noon | Room 240 | Lunch Will be Served
Join attorneys Amara Chaudhry of the Council of American-Islamic Relations and Natasha Abel of the EEOC and Villanova Professor Ann Juliano for a discussion about religious discrimination against Muslim women wearing hijabs in hospitals and against public employees. Co-Sponsored by the Drexel Health Law Society, Drexel American Constitution Society, Drexel Labor and Employment Law Society, and Drexel Middle Eastern Law Students Association.
Black Law Students Association
Huey P Newton - Movie and Discussion
February 14 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Room 340 | Food and beverages provided
A brief documentary on the legendary civil rights activist. Professor Tibbs will give us a talk from his recent book: "From Black Power to Prison Power", which pays homage to the work of Huey P. Newton and his insights into the American Constitution and Prisoners' Rights.
Criminal Law Society
Viewing and Discussion: "The Wire" | February 14 | 11:50 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. | Room 240
Come and watch an episode of the wire while you enjoy a free lunch. Afterwards discuss the episode with Dr. Tibbs.
Drexel Health Law Society
Drexel Law/Med Mixer February 17 | 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. | Field House, 11th and Filbert
Come enjoy a night out with other law students and Drexel Med students. Bounce ideas off of each other, or just enjoy casual conversation over some great drink specials! And who knows, you might meet your post-Valentine's day match! There will be no cover, $3 domestic beers, $4 wines, and $5 well drinks. We look forward to seeing you there!
Field Trip to ECRI Institute (a patient safety organization)
February 24 | 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | ECRI
Come learn about ECRI, an independent, nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of patient care.
PBI Health Law Institute
March 13th and 14th (over our Spring Break) | Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Street
Cost: Student cost is $75/day. Professor Furrow will reimburse students $50/day. You can look at the schedule and see if both days interest you, or just one.
How to Register: Call 800-932-4637, ask to register for the Health Law Institute at a student rate
*This is an amazing opportunity to attend this educational conference at a fraction of the price! This will also been excellent networking opportunity. Don't miss out!
Justinian Society General Interest Meeting
February 16 | 12:30 p.m. | Room 240
Justinian Society General Interest Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16 at 12:30 p.m. in room 240. The Justinian Society is an educational, non-profit organization of lawyers whose ancestry is Italian. Those interested in being involved, please come and discuss upcoming events and future plans for the semester.
National Lawyers Guild
Pro Bono Opportunity - Legal Observer Training
February 16 | Noon | Room 230 | Lunch will be served.
Joe Traub from Raynes McCarty will be on campus Thursday, 2/16 at 12 noon in room 230.
Lunchtime Discussion: Bail and "Are Jurors Racist?"
February 16 | 12:30 p.m. | Room 420
Philosophy Club Lunchtime discussion: "Are Jurors Racist?" Implicit Bias in the system. Join us Feb. 16th as we discuss themes of justice and social cognition.
The Scottsboro Boys Performance and CLE Program
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
at 1:00 p.m.
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 South Broad Street
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Philadelphia, PA 19146
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. 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.
We hope you can make it! Tickets and registration.
Civic/Charitable Opportunity with United Way and Team NFL
USA TODAY Education is working with the United Way to promote their Team NFL program. The United Way has a goal of cutting in half the number of high school dropouts by 2018. To do so, they are partnering with NFL players (1 from each of the 32 franchises) to help them in the effort to recruit one million more volunteer readers, tutors and mentors by 2014. Each of the 32 players is being asked to recruit 1000 volunteers per year in their local communities for the next three years. TEAM NFL is being led by United Way Ambassador and Eagles player Nnamdi Asomugha.
One of USA TODAY’s student writers interviewed Nnamdi this weekend about his philanthropic efforts (as you will see in the link below). Because of our reach, we are helping the United Way to recruit civic-minded college and graduate students to be interns (otherwise known as “Player Promoters”) for TEAM NFL, who will be responsible for developing and executing social media strategies to support the NFL players and help them to reach their volunteer goals.
All details/application etc can be found at this link. The application is open until 5 PM EST February 17th. http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/career/philadelphia-eagles-nnamdi-asomugha-inspiring-others-to-make-a-difference
The Ins & Outs of the Facebook IPO - Discussed by Dean Dennis
February 21 | 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. | Room 140 (Dessert and beverages provided)
Dean Roger Dennis will explore Facebook's Initial Public Offering as only a seasoned securities lawyer can.
Justice McCaffery at Brandeis Society Law Networking Event
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery will be the guest speaker when The Brandeis Law Society of Philadelphia and the Jewish Graduate Student Network of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia present their 11th Annual Law Networking Event on Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the law firm of Duane Morris, LLP at 30 South 17th St. in Center City.
The event gives Jewish law students, lawyers and judges the opportunity to meet and chat with one another. It includes remarks from prominent professionals and breakout sessions focusing on specific practice areas as well as a general session, refreshments and socializing. It has proven to be beneficial to countless lawyers making their way in the Philadelphia legal community.
Justice Seamus P. McCaffery was born in Belfast, Ireland. He is based in Philadelphia, and was first elected to the bench of the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 2003. Four years later, in 2007, McCaffery was elected as an Associate Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Prior to that he served first as a Judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court and then as the Court’s Administrative Judge. Justice McCaffery received his Juris Doctorate from the Temple University School of Law in 1989. He has the unique distinction of having served as not only a lawyer and judge, but also as a law enforcement officer.
The Brandeis Law Society welcomes all of its members as well as other lawyers to this free event and advance registration is not necessary. The participation of experienced lawyers and judges is vital to the success of the evening. Participants will have an opportunity to sign up to mentor individual law students if they choose.
For more information about the Law Networking Event, contact Matthew G. Laver, Esq. at 267-519-4979 or email@example.com.
2012 Pro Deo Conference - March 16-17
Hosted by Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia, The Pro Deo Conference is a place for lawyers, paralegals, students and friends to gather, celebrate, and articulate answers to difficult questions surrounding faith, law and practice. Full details, speaker bios and schedule available at clcphila.org/prodeo.
Cost: Students (Pre-Law and Law), Paralegals and Members of the Community -- $20. Breakfast and lunch on Saturday included.
The conference seeks to remain affordable for all participants. If you're unable to pay the registration price, please email the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirit and Truth Fellowship
4400 N 6th St
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Lee Smith Traveling Fellowship 2012 - Deadline: February 27, 2012
For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/013012/Lee-Smith-Fellowship-2012.pdf.
New! 2012 Marutani Fellowship - Deadline: February 24, 2012
Need some financial help for the summer and working with a nonprofit or local government agency in Philadelphia? The Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for the 2012 Marutani Fellowship Program. Depending on funding, Fellows could receive up to $5,000 for a full-time summer internship position with a non-profit/public interest organization or a federal, state or municipal government or agency in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
For more information please visit APABA-PA's website here:
Any questions or requests for applications can be directed to 2L and 2011 Marutani Fellow, Raj Datta at email@example.com.
Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition - Deadline: February 17, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.acslaw.org/chapters/studentcompetitions/writing.
The National Law Review Winter 2012 Law Student Writing Competition - Deadline: February 21, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.natlawreview.com/NLR-law-student-writing-competition.
Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition - Deadline: April 27, 2012
For details, please visit http://nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith-doheny.pdf.
ACEBC Employee Benefits Writing Competition - Deadline: June 1, 2012
For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/012312/ACEBC-Competition-2012.pdf.
2012 Warren E. Burger Prize (Writing Competition) - Deadline: June 1, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.innsofcourt.org/Content/Default.aspx?Id=309.
New! University of Connecticut School of Law Student Legal Writing Competition - Deadline: June 1, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.law.uconn.edu/node/9541.
Hazing Awareness Scholarship - Deadline: Several. Check website for details.
Please visit http://www.collegegreekbooks.com/cashaward.html.
Judge Sandra Mazer Moss Award - Deadline: March 16, 2012
For details, please visit http://brandeislawsociety.org/images/stories/pdf/2012mossaward.pdf.
Brandeis Law Society Scholarship Award - Deadline: March 16, 2012
For details, please visit http://brandeislawsociety.org/images/stories/pdf/2012brandeisaward.pdf.
Judge Abraham J. Gafni Award - Deadline: March 16, 2012
For details, please visit http://brandeislawsociety.org/images/stories/pdf/2012gafniaward.pdf.
Mayer Horwitz Scholarship Award - Deadline: March 16, 2012
For details, please visit http://brandeislawsociety.org/images/stories/pdf/2012horwitzaward.pdf.
Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office – Richard L. Barbour, Jr. Scholarship - Deadline: May 3, 2012
Applicant must be a New Jersey resident attending or accepted for admission to a law school and seeking a career as a prosecuting attorney. Amount of the scholarship is $5,000; Application must be submitted by May 3, 2012. An application packet is available in the Law School’s Financial Aid Office or through the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, Mt. Holly, NJ
Mike Eidson Scholarship - Deadline: May 31, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/8514.htm. The application has been posted on Symplicity.
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