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. 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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Career Strategies Announcements
Building a Successful Law Firm from Scratch
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | Room 140
Wayne N. Outten, Esquire
Managing Partner, Outten & Golden, LLP
Distinguished Drexel alum, Wayne N. Outten, Esq. ('70) will share his experiences as Managing Partner of the New York City firm, Outten & Golden, LLP. He will discuss his success in creating and building a law firm from the ground up as well as a variety of topics in employment law.
Please RSVP to Jen Moore in the Career Strategies Office (Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org) or 215-571-4702 no later than October 10.
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American Constitution Society
South African Shack Dwellers Movement / Dear Mandela Film International Tour
October 9 | 12:00 p.m. | Rm. 240 (Lunch will be provided)
Two leaders from the South African Shack Dwellers Movement and a co-director will screen and discuss the award-winning documentary Dear Mandela, will discuss largest social movement of the poor in post apartheid South Africa. The Shack Dwellers Movement gained prominence in South Africa in 2009 when they successfully challenged the Slums Act in the South African Constitutional Court (our Supreme Court) as unconstitutional. The law would have authorized the destruction of the shanty towns and forcibly relocated its residents to camps. This event is co-sponsored by American Constitution Society, National Lawyers Guild, Black Law Students Association, and International Law Society.
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.
Intellectual Property Society
IP Society Career Panel
October 10 | 6:00 p.m. | Room 340 (Reception to follow in the Third-Floor Lounge)
A Panel of Philadelphia attorneys practicing within various areas of intellectual property law will discuss opportunities available in the IP field.
AIDS Walk Fundraiser and Open Bar
October 12 | 8:00-10:00 p.m. | Roosevelt Pub, 2222 Walnut Street
$15 at the door gets you an open bar on all draft and well drinks from 8-10 p.m., drink specials for the rest of the night, and the knowledge that you’ve donated money to a good cause. Bring your friends!
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Writing Competitions
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
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-09142012/
National Law Students Worker's Rights Conference
October 12-13 | 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.
Youth Courts Substantive Law Conference at U.S. Attorney's Office
October 17 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | U.S. Attorney’s Office, 615 Chestnut Street, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106
The U.S. Attorney's Office has been working to develop and implement teenage-operated youth courts in the Philadelphia region. Youth courts are an alternative disciplinary system to keep students in school. These programs use positive peer pressure to conform behavior and promote restorative justice; reduce crime and blunt the school-to-prison pipeline; and are a promising youth development strategy. The U.S. Attorney's Office seeks to encourage participation of area law students by hosting a substantive law conference on October 17, 2012. Space is very limited. If interested, please contact Kelly Diaz-Albertini (3L) for more information.
YLD Networking Happy Hour
October 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Pyramid Club (1735 Market Street, Philadelphia)
The 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
October 19-20 | Earle Mack School of Law
On Oct. 19-20, the law school will host “Law, Society and the Social Good,” the inaugural conference of the new Mid-Atlantic Law & Society Association.
The conference will bring together 118 presenters from 51 universities and colleges that include American University, Arizona State University, Cornell University, George Mason University Harvard University, New York University, Northwestern University, Penn State University, Rutgers University, Temple University, University of Delaware, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas and Yale University.
Sessions will include panels on Law and Social Movements, Marriage and the State, International Law and Human Rights, Regulating Personal and Private Behaviors, Law and Politics of Justice and Parenting and the Law.
The law school and Drexel University’s College of Arts & Sciences launched the association, with support from American University, George Mason University, the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware.
United States District Court for the Eastern District Of Pennsylvania
Federal Bar Association Reception
Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 4:30 p.m. | Ceremonial Courtroom,
United States Courthouse
Reception to follow in the Edward R. Becker Lobby
Meet The District Court And Magistrate Judges Program
Welcome - Honorable J. Curtis Joyner, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Remarks - Frank McGovern, President of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association,and
Robert DeSousa, National President of the Federal Bar Association
This event is free & open to all FBA members AND non-members.
RSVP to Robert Martorana at email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on October 11.
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If you are planning to sit for the MPRE this November...
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 October or November.
- 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 8, 2012