Next Week in Academic Skills: Analyzing Statutes and Rules
Thursday, September 13 | 12:45 p.m. | Room 340
Develop strategies for breaking down statutes and legal rules into simple, understandable, and workable parts. Snacks and prizes, too!! Questions? Contact Professor Kraybill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean's Scholar Sessions and Office Hours
For information on the Dean's Scholar Sessions and office hours, please visit http://www.earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/studentLife/newsletter/#02.
^ Back to Top
Watch the Moot Court Competition's Final Round - Today!
All are invited to come and watch the final round of the 2012 Moot Court Internal Competition, Today!, September 10 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Room 140.
^ Back to Top
Career Strategies Announcements
Upcoming Events - See Symplicity
- Beyond OCI, Finding Summer Jobs - September 10
- 1L/Alumni Networking Reception - September 13 (RSVP to Alex Vecchio at email@example.com)
- Mock Interviews for 2Ls and 3Ls - September 18,19, and 20
Posted in Symplicity with upcoming deadlines:
^ Back to Top
- Fall 2012 Legal Internship Opportunity, ACLU Women’s Rights Project in NY
- Four Law Clerks needed for the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond (August 2013 – 2014 Term)
- Summer Legal & Honors Programs, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS
Office of Student Affairs
Accommodations for Mid-Term Exams
If you are in a class that is holding a mid-term and you have a disability requiring the use of adaptive technology on exams, your exam will be administered in the Office of Disability Resources. If you have a disability and have not yet sought an Accommodations Verification Letter (AVL) for exams, please contact ODR per the procedures outlined in the Student Handbook. Your signed AVL should be brought to Prof. Coleman as soon as possible so ODR can set up the accommodations. Note that accommodations cannot be guaranteed if the AVL is not delivered at least 5 days in advance of the exam. If you have any questions, see Prof. Coleman in the OSA suite on the 4th floor or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not yet sent a final official undergraduate transcript (one that states your degree was conferred), please have it sent as soon as possible, directed to Theresa Gallo, Suite 450, 3320 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. If you hand-deliver an official transcript, it must be unopened, and sealed in the institution’s original envelope. Failure to provide proof of undergraduate degree conferral may result in a hold on your account, a delay in graduation, and/or problems with bar certification. If you pursued a graduate degree, please make sure we have received a final transcript for that as well.
FERPA (Records Release/Privacy)
The Law School has created a general release (Law School FERPA Release) that authorizes professors to share record information (gpa, class grade, etc.) in recommendations to potential employers the student has identified. Signed forms should be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs. If you have any questions about the form, please feel free to contact Dean Oates or Prof. Coleman.
Students who intend to graduate in December should apply for their degree through DrexelOne by Friday, September 14. Go to the Student Records section, click “More Bannerweb Student Records,” and then “Apply for Your Degree.”
If you are a continuing (non-first year) student not taking the Drexel Health Insurance Plan, don’t forget to waive out by SEPTEMBER 30; otherwise you will be automatically enrolled and incur charges. Additional student loans are available to cover health insurance costs. See Mary de Rivera, the law school financial aid advisor for details on loans. Questions about the health insurance itself can be directed to the Health and Immunizations Office at 215-895-2507.
^ Back to Top
Pennsylvania Voter ID Law
In order to vote on November 6, you must be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Voter ID Law. Your Drexel Dragon Card is in compliance with the law as long as it has a current expiration date. If your Dragon Card does not have an expiration date or if the expiration date has expired, please go to the Dragon Card Office in the Creese Center and they will provide you with a sticker for your Dragon Card at NO CHARGE.
Pennsylvania Voter ID Law
To be acceptable for voting, an ID issued by an accredited Pennsylvania public or private institution of higher learning must include: (1) the voter’s name, (2) a photograph of the voter, (3) the name of the institution, and (4) an expiration date that is current (in other words, the ID cannot have expired on the date the voter is casting his/her vote).
If you have any questions, please contact Dean McGovern.
^ Back to Top
Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team
September 12 | 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. | Room 420
Interested in joining an Alternative Dispute Resolution team that won regionals last year? Interested in learning the most practical skill you need as an attorney? Come join the Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team for our first meeting of the semester. We will give an overview of the plan for the year and begin preparing for tryouts later in the semester. All students (even 1Ls) are welcome to attend! Please contact Cate Wagner at email@example.com or Josef Mensah at firstname.lastname@example.org. Food will be served!
^ Back to Top
Student Bar Association
Friday, September 14 | 12:00-2:00 p.m. |
Second Floor Gallery
The SBA invites you to become more acquainted with the vendors we have on campus.
On-campus vendors offer research help, study guides, exam-taking tips, and so much more!
^ Back to Top
American Constitution Society
David Bannion, Immigration Attorney
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
September 12 | 12:00 p.m. | Room 440
Discuss President Obama’s Executive Order deferring deportation for children Lunch will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Drexel Brehons.
PA Voter ID Law | September 13 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Room 230
Watch the PA Supreme Court’s hearing on the PA Voter ID Law!
Coffee & Donuts will be served.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals | Today! September 10 | 7:00 p.m. | Irish Immigration Center, 7 South Cedar Lane Upper Darby, PA 19082
On Monday, September 10, Drexel 3Ls Eamon Gallagher and Krystal Kane will be giving a presentation on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at the Irish Immigration Center in Upper Darby, along with Shelley Grant, Esq. of Bagia & Associates, P.C. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, please contact the Drexel Brehons at email@example.com or the Irish Immigration Center at (610) 789-6355.
Labor and Employment Law Society
General Meeting | Today! September 10 | 1:15 p.m. | Room 440 (Lunch will be provided)
The Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS) at the Earle Mack School of Law seeks to educate, support and organize students interested in labor and employment law. We host speakers from both the labor and employer sides of the equation, put on a yearly career panel, venture to Philly firms on field trips, and meet to discuss labor and employment law issues and career opportunities within the field (and eat awesome food)! Please join us today at 1:15 p.m. in Room 440 for our first general meeting and introduction for interested 1Ls! Lunch will be served!
Law Students for Reproductive Justice
General Meeting | September 11 | 12:15-1:00 p.m. | Room 240 (Lunch will be provided)
Law Students for Reproductive Justice is having its first meeting of the year! Come out, meet the exec board, hear about the many great pro bono projects and direct service that you can get involved in, and give your input as to what reproductive rights-themed events you'd like to see this year. 1L representatives will be chosen, and food will be served!
Intellectual Property Law Society
Meeting | September 19 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 140 (Lunch will be provided)
Please join the IP Society for the first general meeting! We will present an overview of Intellectual Property, with brief presentations on Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents.
International Law and Human Rights Society
Post-Cultural Revolution Revival of Buddhism in China
September 19 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Room 240
?An artist paints landscapes of faraway places that she cannot identify
in order to find her place in the global economy. A migrant worker
sorts recyclables and thinks deeply about the soul of his country,
while a Taoist mystic struggles to keep his traditions alive. An
entrepreneur capitalizes on a growing car culture by trying to
convince people not to buy cars. And a 90-year-old woman remembers how
the oldest neighborhoods of her city used to be. These are the
exciting and saddening, humorous and confusing stories of utterly
ordinary people who are living through China's extraordinary
transformations. The immense variety in the lives of these Chinese
characters dispels any lingering sense that China has a monolithic
population or is just a place where dissidents fight Communist Party
loyalists and laborers create goods for millionaires. ?
Contributor James Carter and co-editor Angilee Shah will discuss
everyday life in China today and why it should matter to American
readers. Carter is professor of history at St. Joseph’s University in
Pennsylvania and his chapter in Chinese Characters looks at the life
of a religious figure who has moved between China and the U.S. Shah is
a journalist whose work has been featured in LA Weekly, the Far
Eastern Economic Review and Mother Jones, among other outlets.
Mental Health Law Society
Info Meeting | September 11 | 12:15-1:00 p.m. | Room 340 (Lunch will be provided)
Come to the first meeting of the Mental Health Law Society! We'll introduce the board, outline events for the year, and hold elections for the VP of External Networking. All new and returning students are encouraged to attend. We'll have lunch from Chipotle.
National Lawyers Guild
The Drexel chapter of the NLG invites you to:
Introductory Meeting | September 11 | 1:15 p.m. | Room 440 (Lunch will be provided)
An introductory meeting to learn about what we do and how you can get involved. We will talk about opportunities for 1L Representatives to the Drexel NLG, our pro bono projects, upcoming speakers and our mentoring program, among other things.
"The Affordable Care Act: What SCOTUS's decision means for Con Law and Low Income Americans"
September 24 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 440 (Lunch will be provided)
A discussion with Professor David Cohen and Kristin Dama from Community Legal Services, about how the recent decision on the Affordable Care Act changes Constitutional jurisprudence and how it's implementation will affect underserved communities in Pennsylvania and across America. This event is co-sponsored by the Health Law Society.
The National Lawyers Guild is a progressive organization dedicated to the need for basic economic and political change. Founded in 1937 the National Lawyers Guild was the nation’s first racially-integrated bar association at a time when the ABA was not. During its history, the NLG has been an important part of the struggle for democracy, for economic and social justice, and against oppression and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, immigration status, class, gender or sexual orientation.
O2: Your Passport to the Gayborhood | September 15 | 8:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Our annual gayborhood pub crawl designed to acqualnt newcomers with the Philadelphia gayborhood. For details, check the flyers posted around the law school or contact Todd Nothstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Informational Meeting | September 12 | 1:15 p.m. | Room 240 (Snacks will be provided)
Meet PAD members, learn how about Induction, and benefits of joining! Candy and Snacks provided!
^ Back to Top
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Writing Competitions
2012 Women’s Rights Committee Legal Writing Competition - Deadline: October 5, 2012
For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/061112/PBA-Womens-Rights-Writing-Comp.pdf.
New! The National Law Review
Fall 2012 Law Student Writing Competition - Deadline:October 15, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.natlawreview.com/nlr-writing-competition.
American Indian Law Review Writing Competition - Deadline:January 31, 2013
For details, please visit http://www.ailr.net/writecomp.
30th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition - Deadline: June 7, 2013
For details, please visit http://bit.ly/R2qONl.
2012 James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Program - Deadline: December 3, 2012
For details, please visit http://pabarfoundation.org/Programs%20and%20Awards/James%20W.aspx
^ Back to Top
On and Off-Campus Events
The Philadelphia Global Initiative on the Rule of Law
Today, September 10 | 2:00-6:00 p.m. | Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street
Get ready for today’s global labor market! Whether you study politics, religion, warfare, business, economics or law, you need to grow into that global orientation. You are invited to a unique event on September 10, when experts will discuss the impact and effects of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Come hear how the ICC will influence how we will do business in the global markets, how we practice law, and how we need to abide by international rules of justice. The event will be held from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street. Details are available here.
Phila. Inspector General Amy Kurland, "Combating Fraud in Philadelphia"
Thursday, September 13 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. (hors d'oeuvres followed by program) | Saul Ewing, Centre Square West, 1500 Market Street, 38th floor | Entrance: FREE
Please join us for an evening with Philadelphia Inspector General Amy Kurland, who will be speaking about the City Office of the Inspector General, which is responsible for rooting out corruption, fraud and misconduct by city employees and those doing business with the city. Recent high-profile cases investigated by the office will be discussed along with useful insights for Philadelphians in dealing with city government fraud-related issues.
Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served alongside opportunities to network and socialize with Philadelphia’s established and emerging leaders and direct questions to Inspector General Kurland.
Athletics and Beyond: A Conversation about Title IX
Friday, September 28 | 4:00-5:15 p.m. (Reception to follow until 6:15 PM) | Drexel University Recreation Center,
3301 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
Title IX, part of 1972 federal legislation that bans sex discrimination at educational institutions, has opened opportunities for millions of women and girls to participate in sports. But its application is far broader than athletics, providing equal access to educational opportunities for male and female students and prohibiting sexual misconduct on campuses.
Students, college administrators, and advocates are invited to this wide-ranging discussion.
For details and to register, visit http://drexel.edu/vision2020/get_involved/title-IX/.
Tribute to INTERPOL's Noble - September 28-29
September 28 & 29 | Time and Location: See details below
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives will present a gala and scholarship dinner in honor of INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble on Friday, Sept. 28.
The dinner, from 6 to 11 p.m., will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. For more information, visit www.nobletribute.com or call 267-713-2628.
Additionally, a free Greater Philadelphia Community Town Hall meeting "A Conversation with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble" will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Philadelphia Free Library, 1901 Vine St. This will be an opportunity for the citizens of the greater Philadelphia region to meet and ask Secretary General Noble questions about terrorism, global crime, international identity theft, human trafficking, maritime piracy, theft of intellectual property, narcotics smuggling, etc.
ABC News Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas and 6ABC Action News senior reporter Vernon Odom will be the moderators at the event.
Suicide Prevention Walk
October 7 | Starts: 9:00 a.m. Ends: 12:00 p.m. Check-in Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Philadelphia Art Museum
The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in over 250 communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority. Click here for details - http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1776.
National Law Students Worker's Rights Conference - October 12-13
Where: The Conference Center of the Maritime Institute | 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Keynote Speaker: Craig Becker, AFL-CIO
Friday Evening Panel: Organized Labor and Worker Issues in the 2012 Election
Patrick J. Szymanski, Change to Win, Moderator
Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times
Karen Ackerman, 2012 Progressive Congress Table
Dorian T. Warren, Columbia University, SIPA
With multiple interactive workshops, panel discussions and keynote address, the conference will give each participant additional insight into becoming an advocate for workers and their families. Students will:
- gain a greater understanding of, appreciation for and interest in the issues facing American workers;
- supplement their labor and workers' rights courses; and
- network with fellow law students, top labor attorneys, professors, nonprofit practitioners and government officials.
Registration is open - http://www.peggybrowningfund.org/workers-rights-conference.
Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association Inaugural Conference - October 19-20
The Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association will host its Inaugural Conference at the Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University, in Philadelphia, PA, on October 19-20, 2012. Please make plans to attend and encourage others to join us! Theme: Law, Society, and the Social Good.
^ Back to Top
If you are planning to sit for the MPRE this November...
Sign up for the MPRE at ncbex.org (National Conference of Bar Examiners). The MPRE costs $70 if you register between now and September 18, 2012. Late registration is between September 19 and October 4; during late registration, the exam costs $140. The MPRE will be held on November 4, 2012.
BARBRI will hold a FREE live review lecture for the MPRE on Friday, October 12. The lecture will be in Room 340 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Students may register for the lecture at the BARBRI table (Tuesdays, 3rd floor) or online. Registration is free, but students must register in advance. The BARBRI review includes the lecture, MPRE review book, MPRE software, practice questions, and practice exams.
Rewarding the Time You Spend on Lexis Advanced with Extra Points
2Ls & 3Ls who research on Lexis Advance™ can earn up to 5,000 LexisNexis® Rewards points each month this fall. Use Lexis Advance for your assignments this fall and you could win up to 5,000 points each month.
- Spend just 20 minutes using Lexis Advance in September, October or November (or all three!)
- You'll receive an email with a Rewards Spin Code within a week of hitting the 20-minute threshold.
- Spin the wheel for a minimum of 100 points - with the chance to win up to 5,000 points! (Everyone who spins, wins.) You'll receive your points as soon as you spin.
Remember that points = rewards!
Only 2L and 3L students will receive an email with a Rewards code and a link to spin the wheel. You may spin the wheel any time after receiving your Rewards code, which will be about a week after reaching the 20-minute research threshold. For more information visit: www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool. If you have any questions, see your friendly Lexis Representative: John Wilson
One-on-One Lexis Advanced Training for All Students Now Available
Having some trouble finding that perfect case? Wish you could figure out how to weed out those cases or statutes that have nothing to do with your topic? Trying to find a secondary source to understand what is going on in the case you just read?
^ Back to Top
Lexis Advance is now offering one-on-one training for all students. Each session can earn a student up to 400 points for improving his or her Lexis Advanced knowledge and skill!
To take advantage of this offer, contact your friendly Lexis Representative: John Wilson or contact lexis via the Facebook group.
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. Submissions for the Weekly Newsletter are due by Wednesday at noon for the following Monday issue. To submit a notice for publication in the Weekly Newsletter, please follow the appropriate link: *organizers of meetings/events held at EMSoL , *all others.
End of EMSoL Weekly Newsletter - September 10, 2012