Honor Code and Bylaws - Information Sessions for Students
Over the last year and half, a committee of students and faculty have been working together to develop an Honor Code and implementing Bylaws for the law school. Last Spring, the faculty and students approved a working draft of the Honor Code. Since then, the Honor Code Development Committee has drafted Bylaws to implement the Honor Code and has also made some revisions to the Honor Code in response to the feedback that we received last year from faculty and students.
Students and faculty will be asked to vote on the Honor Code and Bylaws in November, and if approved, the Honor Code and Bylaws will go into effect with the beginning of the spring semester.
To ensure that the law school community is informed about the Honor Code and to answer any questions or concerns that arise before voting, the Honor Code Development Committee has set up several information sessions to discuss the Honor Code. The final session will be held on Wednesday, November 7, from 5:15-6:15 p.m., in Room 340.
The current Honor Code and Bylaws, and a list of the Committee members can be found on Community Property here: https://colleges.moss.drexel.edu/law/SitePages/Honor%20Code.aspx
If you cannot make any of the sessions, please feel free to reach out to any of the Honor Code Development Committee members. We will be happy to answer questions and address any concerns.
Thank you very much for your participation in this important process.
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Position Announcement: Law School Ambassador (1L)
The Admissions Office is looking for six (6) first-year law students to join our Law School Ambassador (LSA) group. First-year Law School Ambassadors play an important role in the admission recruiting process and, as the name implies, act as ambassadors for the Law School. LSAs are called upon to give tours of the law school, assist in recruiting events such as Open Houses, meet with prospective and admitted students, and serve as student representatives at alumni and community events. As an Ambassador, you will serve as a “port of entry” to our visitors each year, and we are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated students to represent the School of Law in this capacity.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please send your resume to Tiffany McClendon at email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012.
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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)
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
Exam Accommodation Information
Any student who is eligible for exam accommodations must submit their documentation to the Office of Student Affairs by the last day of classes, Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at the latest. We cannot guarantee that any requests submitted after that date will be granted.
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Career Strategies Announcements
2013 Ella Baker Summer Internship Program
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is a non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
The Ella Baker Summer Internship Program is part of CCR’s new Social Justice Institute (SJI), an innovative training institute for social justice law students and lawyers created in partnership with the Bertha Foundation. Along with the Ella Baker Program, the SJI supports existing and aspiring social justice lawyers through a range of programs including: post-graduate fellowships, fall/spring internships and externships, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses, regional conferences and national training institutes.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Ella Baker Summer internship Program.. Please see the posting in Symplicity for complete details. 2L Applications Due: November 11, 2012; 1L Applications Due: December 15, 2012
The Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court is now taking applications for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro Fellowship. Each year, the Inn sponsors an eight-week summer internship with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The chosen recipient will receive a $7,000 stipend and the opportunity to work for each of the six Judges of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court. The deadline to apply is December 3, 2012. Details on the internship and application instructions are posted in Symplicity.
Jobs to Protect GLBT Rights
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group, is working to promote equality by tackling issues that affect the LGBT community. HRC has been working to pass a law that would end employment discrimination.
They have part-time and full-time positions available. The average salary comes to $9-15/HR, and they can be fairly flexible with students’ schedules. The best way to apply is to call their office at 215-732-1525, or you can apply online at www.jobsthatmatter.org.
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November Bar Review at "Duel" (Formerly "Jollys")
Thursday, November 8 | 8:00-11:00 p.m. | Duel Piano Bar, 1420 Locust (On Locust, between Broad and 15th)
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Criminal Law Society
Project Innocence/Prison Reform
November 8 | 5:30 p.m. | Room 240 (Reception to Follow)
Join the Criminal Law Society, BLSA, NLG, and ACS on Thursday, November 8th, for a panel discussion on prison reform. The panel will begin at 5:30pm in room 240 and will be followed by a reception. Panelists include representatives from the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, Decarcerate PA, the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, and Reconstruction Inc.?
Black Law Students Association
Operation Salute: Veteran's Day Happy Hour Fundraiser
November 9 | 8:00-11:00 p.m. | Paddy Whacks (2nd and South Sts.)
Please join the Black Law Students Association and the Drexel Law Veterans Association as we raise funds to support local veterans. All proceeds will be donated to Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House. The event will take place at Paddy Whacks Pub, located at 2nd and South Sts. The cost is $20 per person, which includes well drinks, beer, and food.
Health Law Society
Mass shootings in the US:
How mental health impacted this behavior and the confidentiality rights of the shooters
November 7* | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 140 (Lunch will be provided)
Dr. Kirk Heilbrun from Drexel University's Psychology Department will discuss the recent shootings at the Batman movie and the Empire State Building. He will share his views from a mental health perspective, specifically issues of doctor-patient confidentiality. *Please note: This event will be held on November 7th, not November 11th as previously advertised.
Intellectual Property Law Society
Apple v. Samsung, A Dinner Discussion
November 8 | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Room 340 (Dinner & Drinks will be provided during the discussion.)
Professor Gregory Lastowka, Esq., Professor Jennifer Sheridan, Esq., & Steven Rocci, Esq. will provide commentary on the arguments, decision, and repercussions of the decision.
Jewish Law Students Association
November 7 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Room 302 (Lunch will be provided)
Join us for a general meeting to discuss plans and events on campus and around town for the rest of the semester!
Law Students for Reproductive Justice
Screening of the Documentary "Motherless" and Discussion
Today!, November 5 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Room 140 (Food will be provided)
Please join Law Students for Reproductive Justice on Monday, November 5 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 140 for a screening of the documentary "Motherless: A Legacy of Loss from Illegal Abortion" followed by a pre-election discussion with director Janet Goldwater and Professor David Cohen about the implications of overturning Roe v. Wade.
Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association
Calling All Writers!
Interested in submitting to the PBA YLD newsletter At Issue? Here’s how:
1) The subject matter should be relevant to Pennsylvania young lawyers.
2) Articles should be no longer than 1,200 words in length. Longer articles may be considered to run as a series.
3) All submissions must include a short author biography at the end of the article and must be accompanied by a digital photo (300 dpi resolution preferred) of the author for publication.
4) Electronic submissions (MS Word) are acceptable and preferred. Please transmit electronic submissions to Jonathan Koltash at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Alison Wasserman at email@example.com .
6) Articles are due no later than January 15, 2013.
The Summer/Fall edition of the YLD At Issue Newsletter is now available on the YLD page. Take a look! http://www.pabar.org/public/yld/pubs/atissue/yldatissue.asp.
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Scholarships and Writing Competitions
The National Law Review
Fall 2012 Law Student Writing Competition - Deadline: November 19, 2012
Topic: Healthcare Law and Social Media Legislation in Relation to Labor and Employment Law,
For details, please visit http://www.natlawreview.com/nlr-writing-competition.
DISH "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research & Writing Competition - Deadline: December 1, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.dishediscovery.com/main.html
Center for Alcohol Policy National Essay Contest - Deadline: December 14, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest/.
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 .
New! 2013 Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition - Deadline: January 7, 2013
For details, please visit http://fedbar.org/Sections/Section-on-Taxation/Writing-Competition.aspx.
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.
Hogan/Smoger Access To Justice Essay Contest - Deadline: March 31, 2013
For details, please visit http://publicjustice.net/news-events/awards/hogansmoger-essay-contest
New! Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Writing Competition -
Deadline: April 15, 2013
For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/law/docket/enewsletter/110512/PBA-Writing-Contest.pdf
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
Protecting your Prized Possessions:
A Crash Course in
Intellectual Property for Start-ups
Today!, November 5, 2012 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. |
Laurence A. Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship
3320 Arch Street, Ground Floor, Drexel University's Main Campus
Come join the students of the Drexel Entrepreneurial Law Clinic as we navigate the many avenues of Intellectual Property Protection.
Learn how, when and WHY to use Copyright, Patent, Trademark and the elusive Trade Secret protection. We will present strategies for each category and helpful hints and tips to speed up the process.
Questions are encouraged so be sure to bring your curiosity and creativity! For additional information, contact Terri Zobel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at http://www.baiadainstitute.com/calendar.
Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division
Young Lawyer/Law Student Mixer
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Mexican Post (on Cherry St. in Phila.)
Appetizers will be provided and
drink coupons will be distributed. However, attendees must RSVP to Jared Margulis to be eligible for a drink coupon. Upon arrival, seek out a law school rep for your drink coupon!
Seminar: “Procedural & Jurisdictional Challenges”
November 8, 2012 | Shusterman Hall of Temple University Beasley School of Law
On November 8th, the Philadelphia Global Initiative on the Rule of Law will present “Procedural & Jurisdictional Challenges,” the second seminar in our series of seminars and events for the 2012-2013 academic year. These events are meant to be eligible for professional education credits and will be open to students and professionals in the fields of Law, Political Science, International Relations, and Peace and Social Justice. This seminar will take place at the Shusterman Hall of Temple University Beasley School of Law. Registration is free, but there is a charge for CLE Credits and the special guest will be Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng, the First Vice President of the International Criminal Court (ICC). For more information and to register, visit: http://www.una-gp.org/global.initiative/.
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- Aspen will have their FINAL book raffle Monday November 12, 2012 on the first-floor lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Get your FREE study aids, giveaways, great discounts, and sweet treats!
- November 12-November 16: All study aids on aspenlaw.com will be on sale. Use your 25% off promo code 1DREXEL in conjunction with the sale price for a 30% discount. SPREAD THE WORD!
- It is not too early to think about next term: Discover SMARTe, an online platform with digital versions of your casebooks. For students who would like a combined print and digital version of their casebook we offer the following loose-leaf bundles priced at $135. For more information, go to aspenlaw.com.
- Constitutional Law, 3E, 9781454815310
- Constitutional Law, 6E, 9781454817956
- Modern Family Law, 4E, 9781454819998
- Property, 7E, 9781454815266
- Property Law, 5E, 9781454815327
- Wills, Trusts, and Estates, 8E, 978145481630
For additional info, contact Rosa Parks at email@example.com.
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 - November 5, 2012