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 canceling 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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Upcoming Academic Skills Workshops
All AS workshops are held from 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. in Room 340 (*except when noted below)
Oct. 4 | No Workshop (LM deadline)
Oct. 11 | Creating a Course Outline
Oct. 18 | Exam Strategies I – practice exam
Oct. 25 | No Workshop (LM deadline)
Nov. 1 | Exam Strategies II – practice exam
Nov. 8 | Exam Success Tips (*Law 240)
Nov. 15 | Revising and Editing the 1L Memo | Professor Coleman, Writing Specialist
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.
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Office of Student Affairs
Visit Community Property!
The Law School is constantly making improvements to our Intranet site, “Community Property,” so make it a habit to click on the “Community Property/Calendar” link on the front page of the website. This will bring you directly to the day’s events, while clicking the “Earle Mack School of Law” menu at the top will provide you with other links and information.
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.
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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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Career Strategies Announcements
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program Class of 2013 application period will open on Monday, November 5 and close on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. The entire application process, including submission of all necessary documents, must be completed during this time period. See Symplicity – Announcements for complete details on the application process.
Job Opportunities (Apply through Symplicity)
- Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Legal Internship Opportunity – (ACLU Disability Rights Program)
- Voter Protection Fellowship (Organizing for America – PA)
- 2013 Summer Internship (Community Legal Services - Philadelphia)
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On Thursday, October 4, the SBA and Grad Student Association will be hosting a paintball event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Working for Justice in Haiti
October 8 | 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Room 140
On Monday, October 8, EMSoL will be hosting an event entitled “Working for Justice in Haiti”, featuring EMSoL alum Ted Oswald, who has spent a semester on co-op in Haiti and has written a novel entitled Because We Are, inspired by his work and the people he met in Haiti, Nicole Phillips, Esq. of Institute for Democracy and Justice in Haiti, who left her previous career as a union labor lawyer to work for justice in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010, and Thomas Giffin, Esq., of Surin & Giffin, P.C., who is a human rights attorney and has testified in front of Congress as an expert on Haiti, and also taught a course on International Human Rights Advocacy at EMSoL. All attendees will receive an e-book copy of Ted’s novel, and a Caribbean food reception will follow in the third floor lounge. Event is co-sponsored by the Public Interest Liaison to SBA, Christian Legal Society, International Law and Human Rights Society, and Experiential Learning.
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Black Law Students Association
General Body Meeting
October 1 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 340
Join BLSA as we discuss dues and our trip to the regional conference in Pittsburgh. Food will be provided.
Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Party
October 11 | 6:00-9:00 p.m. | Sláinte Irish Pub & Grill (30th and Market Streets)
The Halfway to St. Patrick's Day party is a social event open to all of EMSoL, to celebrate being halfway to St. Patrick's Day! Held at Slainte Irish Pub on Thursday, October 11, the Brehons encourage everyone to join us for an evening of drink specials and free food! Festivities start at 6:00 and run until 9:00. We hope to see you all there!
Health Law Society
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.
Labor and Employment Law Society
Lunchtime chat with Fabricio from Restaurant Opportunities Center
October 3 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 240 (Lunch will be provided)
The Labor and Employment Law Society and the American Constitution Society present a lunchtime discussion with Fabricio Rodriguez, Co-coordinator of Restaurant Opportunities Center of Philadelphia. ROC is an organization which works on behalf of low-wage restaurant workers, a group that has been historically exploited by employers.
Mental Health Law Society
October Speaker Event-- Philadelphia Prostitution Court
October 8 | 12:00-1:25 p.m. | Room 140 (Lunch will be provided)
Dr. Corey Shdaimah will be discussing Project Dawn--Philadelphia's Prostitution Court and the victim/criminal dichotomy. Co-sponsored by Criminal Law and Women's Law Societies.
National Lawyers Guild
October 1 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 440 (Lunch will be provided)
Drexel National Lawyers Guild is having an organizational meeting. Come to run for/vote on 1L representatives, get involved with our chapter, find about about what is happening with the Philly chapter and help us complete the mentoring program. This all requires 1Ls as well as 2Ls and 3Ls. Plus, FREE LUNCH!
Legal Observing Training
October 8 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 250
To all NLG members and interested parties, October 8th at Noon in Room 250 we will be having LEGAL OBSERVER TRAINING! Philadelphia trial and appellate attorney Joseph Traub and NLG Legal Observing Committee co-chair Tammy Murphy will be running the training. Students MUST attend a legal observing training before they are allowed to collect pro bono hours or attend legal observing opportunities sponsored by NLG.
Students will be trained as Legal Observers to observe and record incidents and the activities of law enforcement in relation to the demonstrators. This includes documenting, for example, any arrest, use of force, intimidating display of force, denial of access to public spaces like parks and sidewalks, and any other behavior on the part of law enforcement that appears to restrict demonstrators’ ability to express their political views. Students sign up to observe as dates of protests and rallies are made public.
Mark your calendars!
Mantua Community Service Initiative
Progressive Student Happy Hour
| 5:00 p.m. | Room 240 and Mikey's on Chestnut
Progressive students unite! Meet us in Room 240 at 5pm to discuss our various upcoming events and kick off a legal book drive for Books Behind Bars. People in prison would like your old law books! From there, we'll immediately walk around the corner to Mikey's for free drinks and food specials! This opportunity for fun and solidarity is brought to you by the Mantua Community Service Initiative, National Lawyers Guild, American Constitutional Society, OUTLaw, Labor and Employment Law Society, Mental Health Law Society, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, International Law Society, and Environmental Law Society!
October 1 | 12:05-1:05 p.m. | Room 440 (Lunch will be provided)
Please join OUTLaw for our first general meeting of the semester, and help us plan our events!
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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.
DISH® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition - Deadline: October 12, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.dishnetworkediscovery.com/main.html.
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.
The American College of Legal Medicine’s 2013 Loletta M. Orr Post-Doctoral Student Writing Competition - Deadline: January 4, 2013
For details, please visit http://www.aclm.org/resources/swc/pdfs/swcpostdoctoral2013.pdf .
The American College of Legal Medicine’s 2013 Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine & Bioethics - Deadline: January 4, 2013
For details, please visit http://www.aclm.org/resources/swc/pdfs/swc%202013.pdf .
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
Pennsylvania Innocence Project Hosts Pennsylvania Stop of
Prosecutorial Oversight National Dialogue Tour
October 1 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Justice Roberts Room - Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP,
120 South Broad Street, 28th Floor
Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
When prosecutors simply make a mistake and fail to provide all the evidence they should to a defendant, innocent people can be convicted. On Monday, October 1, 2012, from 5 - 7 pm, join us for the fourth stop of a national tour to address the issue of prosecutorial oversight in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Connick v. Thompson, granting prosecutors almost complete immunity for their misconduct.
Panelists John Thompson, Pa. Bar Association President Thomas Wilkinson, Montgomery County Judge William Carpenter, and Villanova Law Professor Anne Poulin, representing different aspects of the criminal justice system, will discuss policy solutions for preventing prosecutorial error and making prosecutors and all members of the criminal justice system more accountable.
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations encouraged but not required: email@example.com.
The State of Crime in Philadelphia - An Address by R. Seth Williams, District Attorney
October 3 | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law
Please feel free to join DA Seth Williams as he addresses the State of Crime in Philadelphia at UPenn Law School. The event is FREE and all are welcome. For additional information and to RSVP, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/100112/TPIC_Williams.pdf.
Drexel-Rutgers Law Intermural 3.8 Mile Run
October 5 | Cooper River Park
Pizza and Beer afterwards at the home of Professor Boss. All interested in attending should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suicide Prevention Walk
October 7 | 9:00 a.m.-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
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.
YLD Networking Happy Hour
October 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Pyramid Club (1735 Market Street, Philadelphia)
TThe next Young Lawyers Division Happy Hour will be Thursday, October 18
at the Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Each attendee will receive two drink tickets and there will also be hors d’oeuvres. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please Click Here to Register.
Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association Inaugural Conference
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.
Lexis Shepardizing Training Session
Come learn a little bit more about Lexis’s Shepardizing Tool at this week’s Training Session. Not sure if the case you’re using is “good law”? Looking for another case on point, outside your jurisdiction? Want to see how other courts are viewing your point of law? We’ve got your covered.
Join us on October 4, 2012 in Room 250, at 12:15-1:00 p.m. for the training session. Lunch will be provided and 500 Lexis Points for all those who attend! (yep - that's a $5 value in Starbucks Gift Card).
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
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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. 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 - October 1, 2012