Convocation - Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Dear Law School Community,
I just wanted to clarify that, despite implications to the contrary in some University-wide communications, the law school is not cancelling any classes on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 for University Convocation. While individual professors may cancel class that, or another day, there are no law school-wide class cancellations on October 2, 2012. Missing a class held on that day will count towards a student's absence total for computing ABA attendance requirements.
-Kevin Oates, Senior Associate Dean of Students
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Accessing the LRC through September 21
Please be aware that due to the University Library (Hagerty) break hours (through September 21), no students are allowed to enter Hagerty Library after it closes. All students must enter and exit the LRC through the Law School entrance and must exit the LRC at closing time.
Hagerty Library break hours are:
September 17 - 20, Mon. – Thurs | 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
September 21, Fri. | 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hagerty regular hours resume on Saturday, September 22.
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Attention 2L & 3L Students: Spring 2013 Co-op Cycle
The matching process for the Spring 2013 co-op cycle is about to begin…
The co-op faculty has scheduled a Brown Bag Co-op Preview Workshop. If you are even potentially interested in applying for a co-op this cycle, please attend the Workshop. Former and current co-op students from our five categories of placements will speak about their personal experiences. This is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about co-op.
Event: Brown Bag Co-op Preview Workshop
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: Room 440
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This Week in Academic Skills: Concept Mapping
Thursday, September 20 | 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. | Room 340
Turn your notes into visual depictions for review and easy access when studying and completing hypos. 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/docket/enewsletter/090412/#02.
Attention All 3Ls: Taking the November 3, 2012 MPRE?
Act now to register for the November 3, 2012 MPRE! The application receipt deadline is September 18, 2012.
Click here for the online registration link: http://www.ncbex.org/multistate-tests/mpre/mpre-test-dates-and-application-deadlines/. The registration fee is $70.00.
Several of the bar review companies have MPRE review courses that you can take for little or no cost. Contact the bar review companies directly for information on registering for their review courses. There also are MPRE review materials on reserve in the Legal Research Center. Click here to access those materials: http://www.earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/studentLife/barPrep/prep_resources/
The MPRE is not offered again until the beginning of March. If possible, plan on taking the MPRE on November 3rd so you can get it out of the way before the spring semester, when you will be busy filling out bar applications, getting ready for graduation, and completing your last semester in law school.
Questions? Contact Professor Kraybill, email@example.com, 215.571.4803.
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Career Strategies Announcements
Upcoming Events - See Symplicity
- Mock Interviews for 2Ls and 3Ls - September 18,19, and 20
Posted in Symplicity with upcoming deadlines:
- 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
Questions? Contact LawCareers@drexel.edu.
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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.
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.
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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.
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Bar Review at Bierstube - September 20
On Thursday, September 20, EMSoL will have our first Bar Review of the year at Bierstube (located at 2nd and Market). We will have specials from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Graduate Lounge Opening Ceremony - September 27
On Thursday, September 27, the Graduate Student Association invites all Drexel Graduate Students (law students included!) to the Graduate Student Lounge Opening Ceremony from 4:00-4:30 p.m. at the Creese Student Center, located on Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd streets.
Cocktails for a Cause - September 28
The SBA invites you to our annual fundraising event, “Cocktails for a Cause.” Professors will become guest bartenders for a night and serve students and your guests. All current students and alumni are invited to this event. Proceeds will go to “LIFT”, a local non-profit organization.
This event will take place on September 28, 2012 from 4:30-9:00 p.m.
at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, located at 1310 Drury Street.
Paintball! - October 4
On Thursday, October 4, the SBA and Grad Student Association will be hosting a paintball event. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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Environmental Law Society
Environmental Law Intro Session | September 19 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 420 (Lunch will be provided)
Drexel Environmental Law Society and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund are co-hosting a lunch to introduce 1L's --and to reintroduce 2L's and 3L's--to our organizations. Come enjoy some delicious vegan chinese food and learn about our upcoming activities and ways to become more involved!
Health Law Society
Health Law 101 | September 27 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 240 (Lunch will be provided)
Professors Furrow and Field will be discussing what Health Law is as a field of practice and what careers are available in that field. They will also discuss the Health Law concentration offered at EMSoL and the opportunity to gain a joint JD/MPH degree. Lunch will be provided.
Labor and Employment Laws and How they Affect Health Care Employees
October 24 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 140
Abbe Flitter from CHOP will talk about her career path and the transition from law firm to in-house counsel at CHOP. She will also discuss her experience with labor and employment law and how it affects health care employees.
Intellectual Property Law Society
IP Society Info Session | September 19 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 140
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
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.
Labor and Employment Law Society
Immigration and Immigrant Wokers' Rights
September 19 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 250 (Lunch will be provided)
Please join the Labor and Employment Law Society and LALSA for a current events panel concerning immigration and immigrant workers' rights. Our speakers will be Teresa Rodriguez, former staff attorney with Friends of Farmworkers, and Michael Hollander, staff attorney in the employment unit of Community Legal Services whose work focuses largely on representing low-income immigrant workers. Burritos will be served!
National Lawyers Guild
"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.
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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.
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
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On and Off-Campus Events
Caravan at The Great American Pub in Conshohocken
September 20 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | The Great American Pub, located at
123 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s
Young Lawyers Division
Montgomery Bar Association
invite you to a
The Great American Pub
WHO: Law Students and Young Lawyers.
**Law students must be PBA members.
Membership is free. Sign up today at http://www.pabar.org/public/membership/lawstudentapplication.asp.
WHAT: This free event includes
an open bar and food.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
| 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Great American Pub, located at
123 Fayette St., Conshohocken, Pa., 19428.
To RSVP, contact
Justin Bayer at
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-275-2000,
ext. 1142). Click here to view the flyer.
Restorative Justice in Action: Challenges for Philadelphia
Where: Villanova University |
The Connelly Center |
800 Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA
When: Friday September 28, 2012 |
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For details and to register for the conference, please visit http://www.villanova.edu/rjinaction.
Athletics and Beyond: A Conversation about Title IX
September 28 | 4:00-5:15 p.m. (Reception to follow until 6:15 p.m.)
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.
Save the Date! Drexel-Rutgers Law Intermural 3.8 Mile Run
October 5 | Cooper River Park
Pizza and Beer afterwards at the home of Professor Boss. Details to follow.
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 benefiting 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.
Building Global Professionalism Symposium
October 12 | Earle Mack School of Law
This symposium will address topics related to globalization and legal education, including ways of integrating comparative perspectives into teaching substantive diverse areas of law and innovative methods of bringing international and comparative approaches into experiential learning and legal methods programs. This symposium is hosted by Drexel Law Review and The Drexel International Law and Human Rights Society. For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/news/events_calendar/International%20Law%20Symposium/.
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.
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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?
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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 17, 2012