Town Hall Meeting - Today!
We will hold a Town Hall Meeting Today! at 12:15 p.m. in Room 340.
Dean Dennis will discuss the U.S. News and World Report ranking and other important topics.
Pizza will be served. See you there!
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PIE Auction Results
Thank you all for your support of our PIE Auction last Thursday night. We raised over $20,000 that will go to provide summer stipends for students who take unpaid public interest internships this summer!
Along with the 65 live and silent items that were auctioned off, highlights of the evening include raising $535 in CASH to pie Dean Oates and Professor Cohen in the face, $500 for control over Dean Dennis’s beard, and $800 for 50-yard line Eagles seats to sit in judgment of Andy Reid with Justices Rivera-Soto and Wallace. And to those of you who were bold enough to take the stage to sing live for us, you are true ROCK STARS.
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Competitive Teams Excel in National and Regional Competitions
National Trial Team members Maggie Wheltle and Michael Benz (3Ls) returned from Texas as National Semi-Finalists -- one of the top 4 teams in the country!
Elizabeth Mieliwocki and Brooke Hanley (2Ls) represented EMSoL at the Federal Bar Association's Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition. Liz and Brooke's brief addressing arbitration and ERISA issues was awarded the overall best brief in the entire competition!
Please extend congratulations to Maggie, Michael, Liz, Brooke and to all who have competed so far this year!
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Spring Into Fitness Week
Take a break from classes and join us for health and wellness activities all week!
Sign up at http://emsoldata.net/health week. All events are at the Recreation Center with Rec Center Staff, unless otherwise noted.
Urban Obstacle Challenge, 4:00 PM, Fitness Plaza – teams of 4
Yoga Class, 4:00 PM, Group Exercise Studio 218 – bring your own mat
Spin Class, 4:00 PM, Group Exercise Studio 216
Nutrition Talk, “Eating Healthy from the Food Trucks”, 4:15 PM, Rec Center Lobby
Walk/Run/Bike, 4:00 PM, with Prof. Coleman and Dean Dennis – meet in Law School Lobby
Rec Center Health Fair, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Rec Center Gym
Climbing Wall, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Rec Center Climbing Wall
Faculty/Staff vs. Students Volleyball, 4:00 PM, Rec Center Gym
Zumba Class, 4:00 PM, Fitness Plaza
*Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs*
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Wear a Hooded Sweatshirt in Support of Trayvon Martin's Family
1L Hillaria Goodgame is inviting all interested students, faculty, and staff to wear hoodies and pose for a photograph in front of the law school on Thursday, April 5. This photograph is intended to show solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old boy who was shot to death last month in Sanford, Florida.
Anyone interested in taking part should gather in front of the school at 11:50 a.m. on April 5. We will post the photo with a brief news item on the law school website and facebook page. Thanks for considering this request.
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Dean Dennis' Office Hours
Have something on your mind you’d like to share with the Dean? Dean Dennis’ door is open! He’ll be holding office hours on the dates and times noted below. Please stop by to share an accomplishment or concern, or just to say hello and have a cup of coffee.
- Monday, 4/9 – 3:00-4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, 4/18 – 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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Clinic Selection/Registration ‘12-‘13
Next year we will be offering a NEW Civil Litigation Field Clinic with Philadelphia Legal Assistance, as well as continuing from this past year with the Criminal Litigation Clinic at the Defenders Association of Philadelphia and the In-House Appellate Litigation Clinic.
The clinics are open to all rising 2L and 3L students, with preference going to 3Ls. Students participating in the clinics spend 16-20 hours per week at their placements for the entire academic year. The field component of all of the clinics includes a seminar conducted on-site, which is directly related to the subject matter of the clinic.
All clinic students are also required to take the Justice Lawyering Seminar, which will be taught in the Fall Semester. Students can earn 2 or 3 credits for the seminar, depending upon whether they choose to write a research paper for their grade. If so, they will receive the additional credit in the spring.
The total number of credits for the clinics is 14 or 15, which includes 12 (6 per semester) for the field component, and 2 or 3 for the Justice Lawyering Seminar.
A detailed description of each clinic and instructions on how to apply are available at http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/032612/Clinic-Registration-12-13.pdf.
The DEADLINE has been EXTENDED to WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH!
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Drexel Summer Theory Institute
Now in its third year, the Drexel Summer Theory Institute is a workshop for Drexel students completing summer public interest law internships in the greater Philadelphia area. Modeled after a similar program at Harvard Law, the institute connects fellows with co-conveners for weekly discussions of works of social and critical theory related to the students’ public interest work.
The Summer Theory Institute involves a significant but not overwhelming commitment on the part of the fellows, who are required to attend all 10 evening sessions, prepare for each meeting ahead of time, write short response papers to the readings, participate in the discussions and lead one week’s discussion.
While no academic credit is granted, the institute may be able to link fellows interested in reflecting more formally on the relationship between theory and practice in their summer public interest experiences to Drexel faculty willing to supervise larger writing projects for academic credit.
This summer, the co-conveners are Professor Anil Kalhan, Ryan Hancock (civil rights attorney with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission) and Arianna Freeman (attorney with the Capital Habeas Unite of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania).
The application deadline for this year’s institute is Friday, April 6.
If you are a 1L or 2L interested in becoming a Fellow in the Drexel Summer Theory Institute, submit a one page statement of interest to email@example.com with “DSTI 2012 APPLICATION” in the subject line. Your statement should explain:
1. Your anticipated (or desired) public interest internship plans for the summer;
2. Any prior public interest experience, both legal and non-legal; and
3. Why you are interested in participating in the Summer Theory Institute.
While students may not be able to finalize their summer plans until after the application deadline, all fellows must eventually secure a public interest internship in the greater Philadelphia area. Fellows must be located in the Philadelphia area for the full ten weeks of the program so that they can attend all ten sessions.
To learn more, there will be an Info Session for Drexel Summer Theory Institute 2012 on Tuesday, April 3 from 12:30-1:15 in Room 340.
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Office of Financial Aid
Scholarship Information and Financial Aid for 2012-13
All rising second and third-year students receiving EMSoL Merit Scholarships, as well as those students applying for financial aid, MUST submit an Institutional Financial Aid Form (http://drexel.edu/src/financialaid/forms/~/media/Files/src/financial-forms/institutional_fa_app.ashx) .
This form requests the number of credits you are planning for the Fall Semester 2012 and for the Spring Semester 2013. Please make a note of the information you submit and complete a revised form if your registration changes. Financial aid budgets, as well as per credit scholarships, are based on this information. Incorrect forms can result in billing and financial aid issues later in the year.
All students interested in applying for Federal Financial Aid for the 2012-13 academic year should submit their FAFSA by May 1, 2012. FAFSA on the web (www.fafsa.gov) now allows applicants to access their IRS tax information and have it automatically inserted into the FAFSA. There is a brief series of questions to determine if you are eligible for this data retrieval service.
Financial Aid for Summer
Students interested in receiving financial aid for the Summer Semester at the law school should note the following:
- The tuition charge this summer will be $996 per credit after the law school’s 20% discount is applied. The General Fee will be $390.
- Law Merit Scholarships cannot be applied to summer tuition.
- Students taking at least 4.5 credits or half time enrollment can take out Federal Graduate Plus Loans to cover their expenses. You can start applying for summer loans the second week of April at www.studentloans.gov
- Living expenses for 3 months as well as tuition and fees are added to a summer student’s 2011-2012 budget. Loan funds can then be used to cover these costs if needed. Funds will be scheduled to disburse May 14, 2012 with refunds issued by the Bursar’s Office over the following 2 weeks.
- There are no additional financial aid applications necessary as long as your FAFSA for 2011-12 is on file with the school.
Samuel F. and Sara G. Feinman Fund
The fund provides an interest-free loan of up to $5,000 to medical and law school students based on financial need. Preference is given to students who live in the Greater Philadelphia region and of the Jewish faith who are enrolled in an accredited local Law or Medical school. It is a requirement of this fund that loan repayments begin within five years after graduation, ensuring that future funds will continue to be available for students in need. Applications are available at http://www.jewishphilly.org/page.aspx?id=124638 and must be submitted by May 15, 2012.
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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
April 11, 12:30-1:30
If you have questions about the Academic Skills Workshops or the Dean’s Scholar Program, please contact Professor Kraybill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Law Review Write-On Competition
The Law Review Write-On Competition will begin on May 14, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Interested 1L and 2L students will receive the competition packet on that date and will have until May 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. to submit their completed materials. Those who are accepted to Law Review should be available to attend new member training sessions sometime in late July. We encourage all interested students to keep these dates in mind when making summer plans.
Want more information about being on Law Review and tips on how to successfully complete the write-on competition? Attend the following session!
Wednesday, April 4, 12:30-12:30 p.m., Room 240
-Writing Specialist Clare Coleman will present on how to approach the note portion of the competition, including formatting and other tips. There will also be a Bluebook session.
If you are interested in writing on to law review, you must do the following:
First, add the "Law Review Write-On Competition 2012" page on TWEN. . All material (including the packet) for the write-on competition will be posted on TWEN. You will also turn in your submission on TWEN.
Second, you need to request an anonymous ID number for the competition. You can request a number between April 4, 2012 and May 10, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.To request a number, please e-mail Dana Duggan (email@example.com) with the following information:
- Rising Class Year (rising 2L or rising 3L)
- E-mail address
- Phone number
If you do not request an anonymous number by May 10th at 5:00 p.m., you cannot participate in the write-on competition.
You should expect a response with your ID within 24 hours. If you do not get one in this time frame, please e-mail Dana Duggan again. Please keep a record (date and time) of the e-mail you send requesting an anonymous ID number. If there is a problem getting one, you will need to be able to produce a sent message which shows you requested a number before the deadline.
If you have any questions or problems before the competition, please e-mail Editor of Membership: Sadyhe` Bradley at DLRwriteon2012@gmail.com.
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The Earle Mack School of Law presents
The Sixth Annual Barristers' Ball!
$50-$60 Ticket Price (subsidized for 3Ls!) gets you:
- FIVE hours of celebrating at the top two floors of 1717 Arch St.
- Hors d’oeuvres and larger meals at several stations with plenty of table seating
- A DJ and a band at TWO different dance floors
- Several bars serving liquor, beer, wine, and soft drinks – open the ENTIRE time.
Dress is semi-formal; masquerade/black-tie encouraged – One guest per student!
Payment is done online at https://deptapp.drexel.edu/barristerball
Schedule: Final balances will be due April 9-20
*If you did not make the initial deposit(s) by March 22nd, you will NOT be able to purchase a ticket for you or a potential guest. Sorry, no refunds on deposits. Please contact Megan Young firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the SBA Student Affairs Committee with your questions.
After-party details are forthcoming…. Check Facebook for updates and links!
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American Constitution Society
"Mapping Retribution" with Professor Adam Benforado
April 2 | Noon | Room 140
Why do we punish? Are we motivated by a desire to deliver just deserts for past transgressions or by a desire to prevent future harms? What elements are necessary for us to deem an entity worthy of punishment and what factors determine the severity of our punitive response?
Along with Penn psychologist Geoff Goodwin, Professor Benforado has been conducting novel experiments that attempt to answer these core questions.
Hot Coffee: A film by Susan Saladoff
April 3 |
2:30 p.m. |
With a discussion after with Director Susan Saladoff.
Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald's coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America's legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts? Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald's, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort, and to what end. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee.
Co-Sponsored by the Philadelphia Lawyer Chapter and the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, Public Justice, Shrager, Spivey & Sachs, and Williams Cuker Berezofsky. Food will be served!
Black Law Students Association
BLSA Tea Program
- 25 ¢ for plain tea (black tea/ fruit tea/ herbal tea)
- 50 ¢ for tea w/ extras (sugar, cinnamon, sweetener)
- OR donate $1 for each bag of tea.
Proceeds will go to Black Law Students Association charities.
-- Bring your own mug--
Contact Maanda Makwarela for info.
Environmental Law Society
"What the Frack is Happening in the Pennsylvania Natural Gas Industry?"
April 5 | 5:30 p.m. | Room 301
Attorney Todd O'Malley will discuss various legal aspects of hydro-fracking in the Marcellus Shale region. Mr. O'Malley is involved with litigation that protects people harmed in connection with oil and gas drilling. For more information, see http://www.omalleylangan.com/p_oilgas.php. Light refreshments will be served.
Intellectual Property Society
IProperty Society & ACS present A Panel Discussion on Patent Reform: International Harmonization & A Modern Approach to Fighting Trolls
April 2 | 6:00 p.m. | Room 140 |
Reception to follow in 3rd Floor Lounge
Join The Honorable Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and several prominent area attorneys as they discuss the effects of the America Invents Act on patent trolls, American business and innovation, and obtaining a patent, as the country makes the monumental shift from first to invent, to first to file to put us in harmony with the rest of the world.
Elections for the 2012-13 IP Society Executive Board
The IP Society is now accepting nominations for Executive Board positions for the 2012-13 academic year. Positions include: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Records, Copyright Chair, Patent Chair, and Trademark Chair. To learn more about these positions, email DrexelLawIP@gmail.com.
If you are interested in running for a position, please email a candidate statement (250 word MAX including bio and/or why you want to be an officer) and the position(s) you are running for to DrexelLawIP@gmail.com before 5:00PM on Friday, April 6.
Jewish Law Students Association
"Bringin' Back the Bread" Bake Sale | April 16 | First Floor Lobby
Help your Jewish friends celebrate the end of Passover with JLSA's "Bringin' Back the Bread" Bake Sale! Look for our table on Monday, April 16 on the first floor lobby. All proceeds will benefit the Philly Friendship Circle, an organization that serves families of children with special needs, toddlers through young adults, offering them a full range of social experiences. Please go to www.phillyfriendship.com for more information.
Labor & Employment Law Society
Labor & Employment Law Society General Body Meeting
April 5 | 12:00 p.m. | Room 240
Come to the general body meeting to participate in elections and discuss the accomplishments of our first year. If you can't make it to the meeting send your statement to: email@example.com.
Non-pizza lunch will be served.
Mental Health Law Society
Interested in getting more involved in the Mental Health Law Society? Run for a position on the Executive Board for next year!
Positions include President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Internal Networking, Vice President of External Networking, Treasurer, and Secretary.
For a description of the positions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To run for office, email a brief statement of your interest in and qualifications for the given position to email@example.com by Monday, April 2.
Controversy in Vaccinations
April 10 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 140 | Lunch will be provided
Dr. Paul Offit (Director of the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP) will be speaking on communicating science to a lay population, the debunking of the purported connection between vaccines and autism, and legal issues related to compulsory vaccinations. Dr. Offit is an expert on infectious diseases, vaccines, and autism. Catered (non-pizza) lunch will be provided!
Mental Health Issues and the Criminal Justice System
Look for information coming soon about a panel event in April including speakers from the District Attorney's and Public Defender's offices as well as a mental health professional involved in criminal justice. They will give their varied perspectives on how individuals with mental health conditions are treated in the criminal justice system.
Sign Our Petition for a Drexel LGBTQ Center
The LGBTQ Advisory Board for Drexel University has started a petition in order to create an LGBTQ Center on campus. Please sign the petition, and forward it to your friends at Drexel! The Advisory Board is trying to collect as many signatures as possible to submit with the proposal for the center, so your help is very appreciated for this important initiative! http://www.change.org/petitions/drexel-university-support-creation-of-lgbtq-center
The Philosophy Club’s Second Annual Poker Tournament
co-sponsored With EMSoL’s Chapter Of The ACS
What? Charity Poker Tournament Buy in is just $10. All proceeds will be donated to the Philadelphia Free Library!
Where? Blarney Stone at 3929 Sansom Street.
$3 Well Drinks
$2.50 Rolling Rock
$5 Any Cheese Steak
When? Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Last year, Keith West won the lot!
Come, dethrone the reigning CHAMP and declare yourself EMSoL’s Charity Poker Pro!
Just like Keith, this year’s winner will receive a one-of-a-kind t-shirt featuring a caricature of yourself winning this prestigious tournament!
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Events on Campus and Around Town
2012 Philadelphia Reading Olympics
The Philadelphia Reading Olympics is a city-wide collaborative reading competition coordinated by PHILADELPHIA READS, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the School District of Philadelphia, and the City of Philadelphia.
The Reading Olympics engages fourth through eighth graders from Philadelphia’s public, parochial, charter, independent and after school programs in a reading competition. Teams of up to 12 students collectively read the books on the Philadelphia Reading Olympics book list and practice working together as a team to answer questions about those books.
The teams come together in May at an assigned college campus location to answer questions about the books. The teams accumulate points for every correct answer during three rounds of competition earning each team member a blue, red, or green ribbon based on the number of points their team has earned. Volunteers from area businesses join with members of the community to ask questions and keep score. When the community, schools, parents and businesses come together, EVERYONE WINS!
If you’d like to support this wonderful program see How to Help and to volunteer click here.
Inspiring Law Students to Do International Public Interest Law/Human Rights Work:
The BABSEA CLE Experience
- April 2
Learn how you can do “hands-on” social justice work as an intern or extern in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia or Indonesia! Monday, April 2, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Room 420, light snacks provided.
Judge Sir Kenneth Keith, International Court of Justice, "Judging: A National and International Perspective" - April 3
Room 140, 12:00 p.m.
The Earle Mack School of Law is pleased to host the visit of Judge Sir Kenneth Keith, of the International Court of Justice, on Tuesday, April 3 at noon in Room 140. He will be speaking on “Judging: A National and International Perspective”.
Sir Kenneth James Keith, who has been the recipient of the Order of New Zealand (ONZ), is a knight of The Order of the British Empire (KBE), and is a Queen’s Counsel (QC) is a New Zealand judge appointed to the International Court of Justice in November 2005. From 1996 to 2003, Keith was a Judge of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand, and was a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. He was subsequently one of the inaugural appointments to the new Supreme Court of New Zealand which replaced the Privy Council. Prior to his appointment to the International Court of Justice, he sat (as required) as a Judge of Appeal in Samoa (since 1982), the Cook Islands (since 1982) and Niue (since 1995), and is Judge of the Supreme Court of Fiji. He has also sat as the Chair of a North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA) tribunal (UPS v Canada).
We hope that all of you can attend, and that you will encourage your students to do so as well. More details about Sir Kenneth’s visit will follow.
P.S. For those of you concerned about potential conflicts with this event, the Research Workshop being sponsored by Lexis and Westlaw will be rescheduled.
GlaxoSmithKline invites you to meet Carl Battle, Head of Global Patents - April 3
Carl will discuss GSK’s diversity efforts as well his experiences relating to diversity initiatives at other pharmaceutical companies. Plenty of time will be allotted for networking and individual discussion among students and in-house counsel.
GlaxoSmithKline’s Franklin Plaza
City View Café
200 North 16th Street,
April 3, 2012 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Open to all Students
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
bring a photo ID to enter the building and attend the seminar.
YLD Meeting: "Client Development for Young Lawyers in 2012" - April 4
(4 – 5 PM):
Guest Speaker: Cordell Parvin
Subject: Client Development for Young Lawyer in 2012; What is happening, what you need to know, and what you need to do NOW to build your success over time.
Some law schools brag that their graduates have been taught to "think like a lawyer." While that is an important part of becoming a lawyer, it is not the only skill young lawyers need to acquire. Young lawyers need to also learn to "think like a client" and learn how over time to attract, retain and expand relationships with clients. Cordell Parvin built a national construction law practice over a 38 year law career. He now teaches, coaches and mentors young lawyers how to build a successful career. In this presentation, Cordell will offer practical ideas you can implement now that will pay off over time.
Cordell invites you to send questions or specific areas you want to make sure he covers. Email your questions to email@example.com.
In the meantime, if you want to get to know more about Cordell, you can check out his website and blog, connect with his coaching groups on LinkedIn and Facebook and follow him on Twitter.
www.cordellparvin.com | http://www.cordellblog.com/ | http://www.linkedin.com/in/cordellparvin |
http://www.facebook.com/cplawyercoaching | http://twitter.com/cordellparvin
AND THEN STAY FOR . . .
BEER & B.U.L.L.* Session - April 4
*Better Understanding of Lawyers’ Lives
“A MIX OF loosely-moderated, open discussions AND SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS for CCBA members -- covering a wide range of issues that affect the work and personal lives of attorneys, today.”
Topic: COLLECTION: SHOW ME THE MONEY! with Sharon Weinbrum
Attorney collections expert Sharon Weinbrum will give advice and answer questions on: Why am I not getting paid? Collection Laws & Collection Myths. Top 10 ways to improve collections. How to talk to your client about their balance. When to seek outside help. Any other related topics you’d like to discuss!
There is no charge for CCBA members to attend* Beer, wine, soda, and light snacks will be served.
To sign up: RSVP to Monique at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*1 Ethics CLE credit may be obtained (cost $25); payable at each session.
Securities Regulation Guest Speaker Sessions - April 4
Room 140, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Topic, “The Securities Markets: Structure and Evolution”, Guest Speaker: William W. Uchimoto, Esq., Shareholder, Stevens & Lee; former General Counsel of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Writing Competitions
Call for LGBT Bar Association Award Nominations
National LGBT Bar Association’s Student Leadership Award -
Deadline for Nominations: May 20, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.lgbtbar.org/assets/2012-Student-Leadership-Award.pdf.
Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition - Deadline: April 27, 2012
For details, please visit http://nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith-doheny.pdf.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition - Deadline: May 9, 2012
For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/022712/Ginsberg2012.pdf.
International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest - Deadline: May 18, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/contest.aspx.
Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition - Deadline: May 20, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.lgbtbar.org/assets/2012-Michael-Greenberg-Student-Writing-Competition.pdf.
International Association of LGBT Judges Student Writing Competition - Deadline: May 20, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.lgbtbar.org/assets/2012-Judges-Writing-Competition.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.
The Mary Moers Wenig 2012 Student Writing Competition - Deadline: June 1, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.actec.org/public/WenigCompetition.asp.
2012 Warren E. Burger Prize (Writing Competition) - Deadline: June 1, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.innsofcourt.org/Content/Default.aspx?Id=309.
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.
American Intellectual Property Law Association Robert C. Watson Competition- Deadline: June 30, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.aipla.org/resources/programs/Pages/default.aspx.
Hazing Awareness Scholarship - Deadline: Several. Check website for details.
Please visit http://www.collegegreekbooks.com/cashaward.html.
Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship -
Deadline: April 30, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.hcbalaw.com/Foundation.aspx.
Hispanic Bar Association of NJ 2012 Scholarship - Deadline: May 1, 2012
The Hispanic Bar Association of NJ will award scholarships of up to $3,000 to Hispanic American students (including at least one Hispanic American parent) who are or have been residents of the State of New Jersey. The scholarship is available to students currently in their first, second, or third year of law school. For details, please visit http://www.njhba.org/.
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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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.
End of EMSoL Weekly Newsletter - April 2, 2012