Congratulations to New Members of the Moot Court Board
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Moot Court internal competition. The following individuals have been accepted onto the Board:
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SBA Election Results
Thank you for taking part in the SBA Election process. Whether you were elected or not, I appreciate your interest in representing your class and your enthusiasm. More opportunities will come to be involved, including more elected positions in the near future.
The turnout from your class was a record high and the election results were very close.
The following candidates have been elected by their peers (in alphabetical order):
Thank you all for your hard work and congratulations! We look forward to working with you.
Executive Vice President
Student Bar Association
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Office of Student Affairs Announcements
Employment Affidavit Reminder!
Employment affidavits for the 2011-2012 academic year need to be filled out and submitted by all students by October 1, 2011.
Event: Parents and Partners!
On Thursday, September 22, all 1L students are invited to bring their parents and partners to an evening at the law school! Guests will participate in a mock class taught by Prof. Tibbs, and meet Dean Oates, Dean McGovern, Prof. Coleman, and Mary de Rivera. The event is 5:30-7:30 p.m. For additional details, please contact Dean McGovern at email@example.com.
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PIE Auction Planning Meeting
The planning process for this year’s PIE Auction has begun! This is one of the law school’s most exciting events. If you don’t believe me, just check out the details of last year’s event here: http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/news/news_items/public-interest-auction-2011/
For those of you who are not aware, the PIE Auction helps raise the money necessary to provide grants for students who take unpaid summer internships with public interest organizations. I would like to invite YOU to participate in the planning process for this great event. You can do so by joining last year’s PIE grant recipients and Karen Pearlman (Director for Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs) for our first planning meeting.
The first meeting will be held on September 21, 2011 from 12:30-1:30 in room 440. Please RSVP to Karen Pearlman (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to join us. We look forward to seeing you there!
--Jack Stucker, 2L, Chair of the PIE Auction
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Academic Skills Announcements
Attention all 3Ls! Take the First Step to Passing the Bar!
Bar Exam Information Session - Wednesday, September 21
Time: 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Location: Law 340
Lunch will be served
Dean Dennis, Dean Oates, and Professor Kraybill will explain the bar application process, the character and fitness determination, and upcoming bar exam deadlines.
Bar Vendor Fair - Wednesday, September 21
Time: 1:15-2:30 p.m.
Location: Second Floor Gallery
BarBri, KaplanPMBR, Themis, PatBar Patent Bar Review, and Bar-None New Jersey Bar Prep will be available to answer questions about their bar review courses. Free s and raffle prizes.
Academic Skills Fall Workshops for 1Ls
The Academic Skills Program lunch-time workshops are open to all first-year students. The workshops, led by Professors Kraybill and Coleman, focus on the skills needed for academic success in substantive law courses and Legal Methods. Workshops take place on Wednesdays* from 12:15-1:15 in either Law 240 or 440. No registration is required, just bring your lunch and join us. We'll bring snacks!
September 21 | Writing Rule Explanations for the First Year Memo | 12:15-1:15 in Law 240
October 5 | Creating Flow Charts and Analytical Checklists | 12:15-1:15 in Law 240
October 19 | Exam Writing Skills (Practice Exam) | 12:15-1:15 in Law 240
October 26 | Exam Writing Skills II (Practice Exam) | 12:15-1:15 in Law 240
November 9 | Exam Success Strategies | 12:15-1:15 in Law 240
Thursday, November 17* | Self-Editing the First Year Memo | 12:15-1:15 in Law 240
*NOTE: The final workshop will be held on Thursday, instead of Wednesday.
The Academic Skills Workshops schedule is available for download at this link.
Fall Dean’s Scholar Session Schedule
Please note: Several changes have been made to the the Fall 2011 Dean's Scholars Session Schedule. The updated schedule is available for download here.
If you have any questions, contact Professor Nancy Kraybill at email@example.com or stop by her office, Room 418 (on the 4th floor next to Classroom 420).
Professor Nancy C. Kraybill
Director of Academic Skills and Associate Teaching Professor
Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law
3320 Market Street, Room 418
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Notices from the Student Bar Association
Cocktails For A Cause
Cocktails For A Cause will be held on September 23, 2011 at Mad River (2nd and Chestnut) from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.! We hope to see you there!
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Student Organization Announcements
American Constitution Society
Event: "From Lawrence v. Texas to the Defense of Marriage Act." | September 21 | 12:00 p.m. | Room 140Please Join Drexel ACS for an exciting event featuring Jenner & Block partner and seasoned Supreme Court litigator, Paul Smith. Mr. Smith has been active in Supreme Court practice for two decades, including oral arguments in fourteen Supreme Court cases. He has worked extensively on First Amendment cases including Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, last Term's case about the First Amendment and video games. Most notably however, Mr. Smith was the litigator who argued—and won—Lawrence v. Texas, which declared unconstitutional a Texas anti-sodomy statute. Come hear him speak about his experiences in the court and the future of LGBT rights in America. Food will be provided.
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
General Meeting for APALSA Members | September 28 | 12:00 p.m. | Room 301
Food will be provided.
Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Party | Thursday, September 22 | 6:00 p.m. | Bonner’s Irish Pub
The Drexel Brehons invite you to join us on Thursday, September 22, for our annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Party! Come celebrate the beginning of the school year and welcome the Class of 2014 with free food, drink specials and karaoke (beginning at 10pm). Hope to see you there! Bonner’s Irish Pub, 23rd & Samson, Thursday September 22 at 6pm.
Latin American Law Students Association
"Black in Latin America" Series | September 15 - October 15
In celebration of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, September 15, 2011 through October 15, 2011, LALSA is hosting a documentary viewing and discussion of "Black in Latin America" a four part PBS series dealing with race relations and the Afro-Latino culture across six countries, including Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and Peru, each country serving as representative of a larger phenomenon.
Join LALSA on Thursday, September 22, from 4-6 p.m., in room 140, as we continue the series with Brazil: A Racial Paradise? In this episode, Henry Louis Gates delves behind the facade of Carnival to discover how this "rainbow nation" is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy. Following the film viewing, Professor Kevin Woodson will be facilitating a discussion with students. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Join LALSA on Wednesday, October 5, from 4- 6 p.m., in room 140, as we explore another episode in the series: Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided.
In Haiti, Henry Louis Gates Jr. tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves' hard-fought liberation over Napoleon Bonaparte's French Empire became a double-edged sword. In the Dominican Republic, Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of intermarriage, and how the country's troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. Following the film viewing, Professor Anil Kalhan will be facilitating a discussion with students. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association
YLD Happy Hour | September 21 | 5:30 p.m. | Black Sheep Irish Pub (247 S. 17th Street - 17th & Latimer, between Spruce and Locust)
The first 50 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket. Appetizers will be available. The event is sponsored by CED Investigative Technologies.
Student Organization Events From Other Universities:
The Rutgers-Camden Democratic Law Student Association presents Delaware Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn on September 28 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 204 of the Rutgers-Camden School of Law. Lt. Governor Denn will talk about getting into elected politics after a successful legal career. He will also speak about his priority as Lieutenant Governor, the issue of children and the law. Lunch will be served!
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Events on Campus and Around Town
Megan's Law and Beyond
Philadelphia Bar Association's Quarterly Luncheon
You are invited to the Philadelphia Bar Association's Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday, September 27 at noon at The Hyatt at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut Streets, in Philadelphia. Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and frequent commentator on NBC's "Meet the Press" and MSNBC's "Hardball," will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Memorial Public Interest Lecture.
Scott Barlow has assisted in negotiating a student discount for EMSoL students of $20 per student member to attend the event.
If anyone is interested in attending this intent, please contact Tracy McCloskey at 215.238.6360 or Dawn Petit at 215.238.6367 at the Philadelphia Bar Association directly with a credit card for payment.
For further info on the event, see http://www.philadelphiabar.org/page/NewsItem?appNum=1&newsItemID=1001154
Semi-Annual Speed Networking Event
You are cordially invited to Drexel's Semi-Annual Speed Networking Event at McGillin's Ale House on Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 6-8 pm. This event is being co-hosted by the Career Services Office and Phi Alpha Delta. The first event, held last spring, was a success and a great learning experience for all who were involved.
This speed networking event provides a structured environment for both lawyers and students to practice their skills. And for those who wish to continue to hone their networking skills after the one-hour speed networking event, an informal reception follows.
Food will be provided. Each registered attendee will receive one free drink ticket. You can find registration information and additional details on Symplicity. If you have any questions, please contact Elisa at
Rhythm, Music & Dance: Celebrating the Latino Culture
Community Legal Services Justice for All 5K Run
October 9. 2011 | 8:30 a.m. | Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park
(4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131)
We hope to see you there!
LAW SCHOOL CHALLENGE
There will be one team from each school: Temple, Drexel, Rutgers, Penn
Each school must have a minimum of 10 team members to be eligible to
win. There is no upper limit on the number of participants from each
There will be a prize for the fastest team. To calculate this, we
will average the top 10 times from each school. The team with the
lowest average wins. The prize will be our very own Law School
Challenge trophy. Please note that each school must have at least 10
runners to be eligible for the trophy.
There will be a prize for the individual from each school who raises
the most money. This will likely be lunch with a professor or
There will be a raffle in which one person will win. This will likely
be a restaurant gift card or a heart rate monitor.
There may be a prize for the school with the most people registered if
we have extra prizes available.
Law School Challenge participants will also be eligible to win
individual age group award categories. The men’s and women’s age
groups are U-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.
We will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for men and women in each age
group. These awards will be plaques with our logo.
Law School Challenge participants should register online using this link:
The entry fee is $25. Participants should select “Law School
Competition Entry Fee (individual)” on the registration site. During
registration, participants will be prompted to type in their school
name. All participants will be automatically added to their school
team by typing in their school name.
All participants will receive an event T-shirt while supplies last.
An upgraded technical T-shirt is optional for an additional $10 fee
during online registration.
Visit www.clsphila.org/justiceforall5k for more information about the
Justice For All 5K.
To get updates about the race, become a fan on Facebook at
Those who cannot participate but would like to support CLS can donate
online at www.clsphila.org/donate.
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Announcements from LexisNexis and Aspen Publishers
Attention 2Ls and 3Ls:
Applying for jobs? Need help prepping for interviews?
Attend the LexisNexis Interview Prep session on Thursday, September 22 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 301! Learn how Lexis can help you land your dream job. Lunch will be served! If you plan to attend please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Participate in 1 of 3 September Spotlight Tutorials for enough Lexis points to earn a $5 gift card! Be sure to answer the two-question quiz following the tutorial to receive the points.
Lexis® for Microsoft® Office: Starting Your Research
Lexis® for Microsoft® Office: Cite-Checking
Lexis® for Microsoft® Office: Writing Stronger Arguments
September is double points month!
Earn 30 points per day for each day that you run a search, get a document or Shepardize a document. You have the potential of earning 900 points this month!!!
"Like" the LexisNexis for Drexel Law Students Facebook page for a chance to win 1000 points! facebook.com/LexisforDrexelLaw
LexisNexis Student Reps are Available to Help You:
This year we have 2 student reps to help students with LexisNexis. Come take advantage of the opportunity.
Erica Cohen is available in the library Mondays/Wednesdays, 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-1:00 p.m.; Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Karla Cruel is available in the library Mondays/Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:00-2:00 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Aspen Publishers (Wolters Kluwer: Law & Business) is offering 25% off your purchases. Go to www.wolterskluwerlb.com/learn and you will receive a 25% discount off their entire STUDY AID order, when you enter the discount code, REP14. Included are Academic Success Titles, Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, CrunchTime, Law in a Flash, Blond’s, Friedman’s, Siegel’s, Aspen Treatise Series, Bar review titles.
If you are interested in organizing your notes, for free, on a Windows system go to Aspenlaw.com add StudyDesk (either the CD or download) to cart and hit apply to receive 100% discount. You will have to continue with the registration process and then can access the download.
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Announcements from Bar Prep Course Providers
Kaplan PMBR Bar Review Student Reps Needed
Become a Kaplan Rep! Kaplan offers complete bar review courses and personalized study systems. Take advantage of rep benefits by earning Enrollment Credits to receive success packages or even free courses. If you are interested, please contact Gloria Maeng at email@example.com for more information.
Students who wish to sit for the November MPRE must register by September 20 for $63. Late registration will take place from September 20-October 6. The registration fee during that time is $126. Barbri offers a Live MPRE Review Lecture for free. Students may register for the lecture at the Barbri table or online. Registration is free but students must register in advance. The review lecture will take place Thursday, October 13th, from 5-9:00 p.m. in Room 240.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Writing Competitions
New! 2012 ACCFSL Writing Competition - Deadline: December 1, 2011
For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/091911/2012ACCFSLComp.pdf.
American Indian Law Writing Competition - Deadline: January 31, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.ailr.net/writecomp.
James W. Stoudt Memorial Law School Scholarship - Deadline: December 2, 2011
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is currently accepting applications for the James W. Stoudt Memorial Law School Scholarship. This award provides four, $3,000 scholarships, two of which are specifically designated to support minority law students, to second year students attending any one of the eight accredited law schools presently serving Pennsylvania. Applicants must be able to document residency with either a current voter registration card or current Pennsylvania driver’s license. Applications are due December 2, 2011 and can be found at http://www.pabarfoundation.org/Programs%20and%20Awards/James%20W.aspx.
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship - Deadline: January 5, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.bannerwitcoff.com/about/diversity/.
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Event Advertisement Policy
The new Event Advertisement Policy (“EAP”) is as follows:
If you would like to have your event included in the Weekly Newsletter, please submit a short announcement to Dean Oates and Alanna Bridgett by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. for the following Monday issue. If you do not receive a response from Alanna or Dean Oates within 24 hours, please resend the announcement.
- All flyers and posters for law school events are to be submitted by email to Dean Oates, Dean McGovern, Alanna Bridgett, and Jerry Arrison for approval.
- Upon Dean Oates’ approval, the flyers will be posted on the plasma screens.
- Five stamped, color copies of the flyers can be picked up from Alanna Bridgett in Suite 400.
- Flyers may only be posted on bulletin boards in the School of Law Building and only the five stamped flyers picked up from Alanna Bridgett may be posted.
- Flyers may only be posted on floors 2, 3, and 4. Only one flyer may be posted on floors 3 and 4. On the 2nd floor, only 1 flyer may be posted in the elevator lobby and only 1 flyer may be posted in the gallery. On the 3rd floor, only 1 flyer may be posted on the bulletin board near the rear stairwell.
- Approved posters may be displayed in the lobby on the day of the event only. Posters must be removed at the end of the event.
- Poster size shall not exceed 20” x 30”.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. for the following Monday issue.
End of EMSoL Weekly Newsletter - September 19, 2011