Honor Code Vote - Today!
On behalf of the Honor Code Development Committee I wanted to remind you that the student vote on adoption of the Honor Code will occur Today!, November 12, 2012.
To vote, please go to Community Property at ttps://colleges.moss.drexel.edu/law/SitePages/Honor%20Code.aspx and click on the "Honor Code Vote" link. Log in to the ballot using your University ID number, and vote “yes” or “no” on adoption of the Honor Code. You can vote on Monday anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.
Students and faculty will vote on the Honor Code, and if approved, the Student Bar Association will then vote on the Bylaws that contain the procedures for implementing the Honor Code.
If you go to Community Property here https://colleges.moss.drexel.edu/law/SitePages/Honor%20Code.aspx, you will see the final version of the Honor Code and Bylaws (both without markups), as well as a redlined version showing the changes to the Honor Code (11/8) made since the last version was posted on October 12, 2012. Please take the time to read the Honor Code and Bylaws.
To be clear, the vote on Monday is whether to adopt the final version of the Honor Code.
Regardless of whether you vote “yes” or “no,” I think Bob Schieffer’s Mom said it best, “Go vote; it makes you feel big and strong.”
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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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
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
Course Evaluations – New Format
After several terms of testing and gathering feedback, we are excited to move to a fully online course evaluation system! You will still have a dedicated 10 minutes from the class time to complete the evaluation on your laptops. You will receive an email 20-30 minutes before the class begins with an individual link to the course evaluation for that specific course, and the evaluation survey itself will be available at the start time of the assigned class. If the professor chooses to use the end of class time for evaluations, we of course ask that you wait until that time to start them and not be distracted during the lecture. If you miss the class the survey was administered in, you will have two additional weeks to complete it before it closes.
Please take advantage of the dedicated class time to do these evaluations. It is very important to the school, and ultimately to you, that we get as much feedback as possible.
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Career Strategies Announcements
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.
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Town Hall Meetings
The Student Bar Association is looking for YOUR thoughts and suggestions! As a new school, there is always room for improvement, ideas, and growth. We, along with the ABA Self-Study Committee (a group of EMSoL Professors and Administration dedicated to improving the school and fulfilling the reporting requirements under the ABA) want to hear from you. We will be conducting two town halls and many focus groups to get as much feedback as possible. Please join us while we strive to improve EMSoL to make it the best it can be!
Lunch will be served at both town halls and light snacks will be provided for focus groups!
1L Town Hall Meeting TODAY!, November 12 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Room 340.
2L/3L Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, November 15 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Room 140.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team - Tryouts for Client Counseling
Contact us at DrexelADRteam@gmail.com to register to compete by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14. Please include your name, phone number, and your year. The internal competition will be on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 340. Each competitor will have two rounds to compete and will have random assignments.
In order to compete, you must have passed Legal Methods I and be available for the Regional Competition on February 9. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to Cate Wagner, Josef Mensah, Didi Onejeme, or Sam Halterman in person or email DrexelADRteam@gmail.com.
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Today!, November 12 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 250 (Lunch will be served)
The Drexel Brehons will have their final meeting of the year on Monday, November 12 in Room 250 at 12:00. Discussion topics will include Big Brehons events for the rest of the year, plans for the Spring semester, and the Immigration Clinic.
Christian Legal Society
Final Meeting of the Semester
November 19 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 230
Please join us for our final general meeting of the semester. We will discuss the incorporation of our faith, fellowship, and prayer into our lives as law students. All are welcome!
Food Drive for Philabundance
Now-November 26 | Boxes have been placed on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors
The Christian Legal Society is collecting food for Philabundance beginning on Monday, November 12 and ending on Monday, November 26. Philabundance, a local food bank, is currently experiencing a critical shortage, so even the smallest donation will make a difference. Please bring in canned or non-perishable food items. Boxes will be placed on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors.
International Law and Human Rights Society
ILS General Meeting
November 14 | 12:00-1:15 p.m. | Room 240 (Lunch will be provided)
Join us for ILS's final meeting of this semester. We will be discussing our philanthropy project and the events for the rest of the year. Our philanthropy event will be a consolidated drive to raise supplies for Dawn's Place and Safe Horizons.? These organizations provide support for women victimized by commercial sexual exploitation. For more details, come to the meeting.
Labor and Employment Law Society
"The Office" Party / Study Break
Today!, November 12 | 12:30-2:00 p.m. | Room 250 (Soft pretzels, soda, and candy will be served)
Take a study break and watch episodes of “The Office” in Room 250 with the Labor and Employment Law Society. We will show 3 episodes -- stop in or stay for all 3!
General Body Meeting
November 14 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Room 340 (Desserts will be served)
Please join us for a final Labor and Employment Law Society meeting. We'll recap what happened this semester and discuss plans for next semester. The executive board will treat you to baked goodies!
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 .
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.
New! 2012-2013 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law -
Deadline: January 22, 2013
For details, please visit http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace/louis-jackson-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.
Hogan/Smoger Access To Justice Essay Contest - Deadline: March 31, 2013
For details, please visit http://publicjustice.net/news-events/awards/hogansmoger-essay-contest
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
New! Hispanic Lawyers Organization of South Jersey (HiLO) Scholarship - Deadline: December 5, 2012
For details, please visit Mary DeRivera in the Office of Student Affairs, Suite 450.
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On and Off-Campus Events
Penn Law's Annual Higginbotham Lecture:
The New Biopolitics of Race in America: Why Care?
November 13, 2012 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Silverman 240A, University of Pennsylvania Law School
3400 Chestnut Street (use 34th Street entrance)
Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, will be speaking about “The New Biopolitics of Race in America: Why Care?”
The annual distinguished Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Lecture was instituted in 1989 in honor of Judge Higginbotham’s contributions to the American legal and scholarly communities. The Lectures focus on an issue, event or personality in the African American community of either historical or contemporary interest in the areas of history, social justice or law. For contact information, please visit https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/events/45387-higginbotham-lecture-dorothy-roberts-the-new.
National Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 15 | 6:30-9:00 p.m. | James E. Marks Intercultural Center, First Floor Gallery
Please join Drexel University in observation of National Transgender Day of Remembrance. All over the world, people gather on this day to, every year, to pay respect to those needlessly killed by hate crimes against the transgender community, and to call attention to the violence faced by gender-variant people.
The program includes a message from Erica Deuso, a Drexel Graduate and a panel of transgender or gender-variant Drexel students. The program will end with a vigil to memorialize and remember those who were lost to transgender hate-crimes.
This is a CEO-LEAD Certified Event.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raising the Transgender Flag
November 20 | 9:00 a.m. | Drexel Flag Pole in front of the Firestone Building on Market and 32nd
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Drexel is celebrating National Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday November 15, to allow more people to attend. The University would still like to mark the day with the Raising the Transgender Flag. Please join us at the “Drexel Flagpole” to raise the flag and awareness for all those who are needlessly killed by hate crimes against the transgender community, and to call attention to the violence faced by gender-variant people.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Meditation for Stress Management
November 27 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | MacAlister Hall, Room 2019/2020
The Drexel Meditation Group invites you to a lecture by Pat George, the founder of the Zen Center of Philadelphia. This event will be appropriate for brand new and more experienced meditation practitioners alike. In addition to a facilitated meditation, George will discuss the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for stress management.
The Drexel Meditation Group also hosts weekly meditation sessions from 12:30-1:00 p.m. every Thursday for the entire Drexel community in the Intercultural Center, Room 204. No RSVPs are necessary. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Finals Party Hosted by EMSoL Alum
November 28 | 6:00 p.m. | City Tap House, 39th and Walnut Sts.
($4 craft beers | $5 mixed drinks | and $6 wine)
I’m throwing you a party, Drexel Law! Consider this your notice to come out with your friends and enjoy yourselves!
This invite is for EVERYONE . . . current students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, etc. If we get enough people to show up, the City Tap House will reserve an area of the bar for us. But you need to make sure to “join” this invite so we know ahead of time. Look it up on Facebook -- it’s an “open” event, so anyone can attend. http://www.facebook.com/events/421198934601482/
Be sure to keep passing the invite along! Send it out through your school organization’s email chains, keep posting on FB, tweet it, and do whatever else you do to get the word out.
The finals reading period begins on the 29th, so what better day to hold a big event than on the 28th?! Party starts at 6:00pm and goes until ???
Let’s make a habit of throwing large celebrations for ourselves. See you all there!
-Patrick Bello, Class of 2012
Volunteer to Help “Rubye’s Kids”
Hello! My name is Liza Rubin. I work at the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement as the Drexel Community Scholar Team Leader and President of the Hunger and Homelessness Prevention Coalition at Drexel University. Our year is off to a very exciting start, and we have been very busy bringing meaningful service initiatives and events to campus and doing our best to make a difference in our community.
We need your help! One of our major service events involves an organization called Rubye's Kids. In short, they provide charitable services to children living in poverty. We have more detailed information available if you are interested in learning more about this organization.
On Saturday, December 8, they are hosting a Holiday Party for 500 homeless children ages 6, 7, and 8. They need volunteers for the following:
*On Friday, December 7 from 4:00-8:00 p.m., they need 75 volunteers to help set up for the party which includes decorating.
*On Saturday, December 8 from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., they need 250 volunteers to help run the holiday party and serve the children lunch.
The party will be located at Girard College. All registered Drexel volunteers will travel together and there will be no cost for volunteers.
Here's how you can help:
* Spread the word! Forward this e-mail to anyone you think may be interested in this event and any departments/organizations you are a part of!
* Sign up to volunteer!
* Donate or collect financial donations for this organization.
* Donate items for this organization
Please click the links for details and more information. Also, please note that volunteers must sign up before November 16.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I really hope you will consider helping out with this worthy cause!
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- Aspen will have their FINAL book raffle Today! 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 12, 2012