Friday, August 13, 2010
Topics of the Week:
1. LRC and Law Building Hours for August
2. Incoming Class of 2013 Facebook Site
3. Welcome Back Happy Hour
4. OSA and Financial Aid Announcements
5. CPDO Announcements
6. Fall 2010 Parking Permits for Law Students
7. Looking for Off-Campus Housing?
8. Student Organization Announcements
9. Become a Themis Bar Review Campus Representative
10. Scholarships and Writing Competitions
Next Issue of the Weekly Newsletter: Friday, August 20, 2010.
|LRC and Law Building Hours for August|
Legal Research Center Hours for August:
August 14-17 (Break Hours)
Sat & Sun: CLOSED
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
August 18-22 (Orientation Hours)
Wed & Thu: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat: Noon - 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon - 8 p.m.
August 23-31 (Regular Hours)
Mon - Thu: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
School of Law Building Hours for August:August 14-22
Sat & Sun: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mon: 7:00 a.m. - Midnight
Tues- Thurs: 6:00 a.m. - Midnight
Fri: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu: 7:00 a.m. - Midnight
Fri: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sun: 8:00 a.m. - Midnight
|Incoming Class of 2013 Facebook Site|
Looking to sell your 1L books? Need a roommate? Just want to say hello to the newbies? Then you need to visit the Earle Mack School of Law Class of 2013 Facebook site. See you there!
Welcome Back Happy Hour at Public House on Friday, August 20. Jamie Gershkow and Patrick Bello (two of our finest 2L's!) will be Guest Bartending. Complementary open bar from 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., followed by $25 open bar from 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Dress Code- no hats, no work boots/sneakers, no athletic attire or oversized clothing, no graphic T-shirts.
|OSA and Financial Aid Announcements|
Notices from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA)
- Staff Changes
Please join us in welcoming Anahita Buhariwala, our new programming assistant! Anahita will be in OSA part-time and is here to assist with the planning of student events sponsored by OSA as well as student organizations. Her email is email@example.com.
In addition, our administrative assistant Danielle Lewis has moved to a new opportunity in the Law Admissions office. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate any administrative needs for the time being, or email@example.com for room reservations.
We understand that some books were placed incorrectly at the bookstore. Please be sure to use the booklist posted on our website when purchasing your textbooks.
- Virtual Community
The Virtual Community has moved to Sharepoint. We anticipate that this will be a more convenient and useful platform. You can access the Virtual Community through the "Sharepoint for Students" link on the Law School' website. Remember that this is where you will go to retrieve your anonymous IDs before exams.
- Name Changes
As a reminder, if you have legally changed your name, you need to notify OSA so that we may adjust your file and other student lists.
- Financial Aid
Financial Aid Packages for returning students were mailed out on July 16. Federal Stafford Loans have now been replaced by Direct Loans where the student's lender is The US Department of Education. Students who wish to accept these loans should go to www.studentloans.gov and log in using their FAFSA username and password. There you will be able to sign your Master Promissory Note. Any student interested in applying for a Graduate Plus Loan for the 2010-2011 academic year, can do so at this same web site.
Notices from the Career and Professional Development Office
- Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - U.S. Department of Justice Careers & Summer Internships - (Rm. 140) (12:15 p.m.)
Hear from a Department of Justice official about the many opportunities in several different branches of the DOJ for summer internships and post-graduate legal careers. The deadline to apply is September 7! Don't miss this workshop if you interested in working for the federal government. RSVP on Symplicity.
- Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 21st Annual NYC Public Interest Career Reception - (New York City Bar Association) (6:00 p.m.) Looking to enhance your networking skills? Want to get a jump on your job search by making contacts and talking to practitioners about their work and experiences?
All students are encouraged to attend the Twenty-First Annual Public Interest Career Reception on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street , New York, NY, between 5th and 6th Avenue (public transportation: subways-- 42nd Street on the B, D, F, V and 7 train; short walk from Penn Station LIRR/NJ Transit and Grand Central/Metro North stations) . Last year, over 80 public interest and government employers were in attendance.
RSVP by August 25th on Symplicity. (1Ls can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - Beyond OCI: Successful Strategies for Your 2L Summer Job Search - (Rm. 140) (12:15 p.m.)
Did not participate in OCI? Interested in getting your 2L summer job underway? Come hear from CPDO counselors about job opportunities and job search techniques for your 2L summer. RSVP on Symplicity.
- Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - Presidential Management Fellows Program – (Rm. 140) (12:15 p.m.)
The Presidential Management Fellow Program attracts to federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. The PMF Program, administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is the Federal Government’s cornerstone succession planning program to help agencies meet their critical need for leadership continuity. RSVP on Symplicity.
SAVE THE DATE:
- October 6, 2010 - Finding Jobs in Small Firms
- October 6, 2010 - Challenging the Paradigm
- October 12, 2010 - Fellowship Panel
- October 14, 2010 - Public Interest Table Talk & Reception
Full Time Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Dept. of State, Office of the Legal Adviser (Civil) - 3-Year New Attorney Program - (revised to reflect a later deadline) September 1, 2010
- U.S. Department of Justice - Attorney General's Honors Program - September 7, 2010
- Department of Interior- Office of Solicitor, 2011 Honors Attorney Program - September 7, 2010
- Attorney General of Washington, Preferred Pool Status & Attorney Hiring - September 10, 2010
- Office of Maryland Attorney General - Attorney Honor's Program - September 15, 2010
- Massachusetts Office of Attorney General - Fellowship Program - September 17, 2010
- Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition - Entry Level Attorney Program - August 1- September 15, 2010
- Oregon Department of Justice - Honors Attorney Program - September 24, 2010
- Department of Homeland Security - OGC - DHS General Counsel's 2011 Honor's Program - August 16 - September 30, 2010
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Atomic Safety & Licensing Board panel - Judicial Law Clerk Program - September 30, 2010
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission - OGC - Honors Law Graduate Program - July 15, 2010 - October 1, 2010
2L Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Environmental Protection Agency, OGC - Summer Honors Program - August 27, 2010
- Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser (Civil) - Summer Intern Program - (revised to reflect a later deadline) - September 1, 2010
- Office of Government Accountability - Summer Associate Program - September 1, 2010
- Department of Justice - Summer Law Intern Program - September 7, 2010
- Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition - Summer Intern Program - August 1- September 15, 2010
- Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - OGC - Summer Law Clerkship Program - September 15, 2010
- Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Counsel to the Inspector General - Summer Intern Program - September 17, 2010
- Department of Homeland Security - OGC - Summer Law Intern Program - August 16 - September 30, 2010
Post Graduate Fellowship Deadlines:
- Equal Justice Works Fellowship - September 15, 2010
- Independence Foundation Fellowship - September 29, 2010
- Skadden Fellowship - October 4, 2010
NEW THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG!
- Law Clerk Position - Fall 2010 - Honorable Thomas G. Parisi - Berks County Court of Common Pleas
- Equal Justice Works Public Service Career Fair - October 22-23 (Washington, D.C.)
- Sign Up for a PSLawNet Account Today!
- Fellowship Sponsor - National Employment Law Project (3Ls)
- Fellowship Sponsor - Education Law Center (3Ls)
- General Counsel's Honors Program - Department of Homeland Security (3Ls)
- Fellowship - Open Society Institute (3Ls)
- Environmental Attorney Fellowship - Environmental Law and Policy Center (Chicago, IL) (3Ls)
- Aryeh Neier Fellowship - Human Rights Watch/American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (3Ls)
- Public Interest Law Fellowship - Independence Foundation (3Ls)
|Fall 2010 Parking Permits for Law Students|
A Notice from the Parking Services Department
Because the Earle Mack School of Law will begin a Semester Calendar at the end of the current summer term, the Law School Parking Permits have been adjusted to track with the Semester System. And since the Law Student calendar will run on a different schedule from other Drexel quarter programs at the University City Main Campus, this process is separate from the regular student permit parking process.
The payment adjustment converts the 4 quarterly payments per year into 3 semester payments. And students may choose to buy One semester (Fall), Two semesters (Fall & Spring), or Three semesters (Fall, Spring & Summer = Annual) all at once. (The rate is the same for both quarter and semester programs on an annual basis, the number of payments is just 3 instead of 4.)
Students with summer permits may renew for the Fall semester before finals end from Monday, July 26 through Friday, August 6, 2010. By renewing current permit holders may keep seamless services between term breaks and holidays, and take advantage of the convenience of already having the permit prior to the start of the next semester by following the renewal process at the end of each semester. After the renewal deadline anyone may purchase un-renewed permit spaces. To renew, just complete a new Parking Permit Sales Contract (http://www.drexel.edu/dbs/parkingServices/forms/) and make purchase for $540 at the Parking Office.
New and returning Law Students may begin purchasing and using Fall Semester permits from August 9 through August 27, 2010.
The Parking Office is located in the Garage, Room 124. Please drop by to receive the new parking permit hang tag. If you have any questions, please contact Parking Services at 215-895-2813 or email@example.com
Note: Current Summer Term Law Student Parking Permits expired on Sunday, August 8th, 2010.
|Looking for Off-Campus Housing?|
Looking for a place to live off campus? Are you looking for roommates? Having problems with your landlord? We know finding a place to live can be tough. The Drexel Off-Campus Housing website (http://www.drexel.edu/offcampushousing/) is a great resource to make your search or stay as easy as possible.
Register for a free account to browse the extensive housing database, check out the message boards to find roommates and furniture, and read up on tips to make sure everything goes smoothly during your move. The Office of Off-Campus Housing located in the Student Organization Resources Center (in the lower level of Creese) is committed to helping you on your search for housing. Be sure to call 215.895.1328 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
|Student Organization Announcements|
Criminal Law Society:
Justice for All! 5K / Sunday, October 10, 2010
Update: Questions about the CLS 5K? Visit the information table located in the first-floor lobby of the School of Law building from 12:00-1:00 p.m., August 30 to September 2, 2010.
For additional information, click images.
|Become a Themis Bar Review Campus Representative|
Themis Bar Review is looking for bright, dynamic, enthusiastic and highly motivated students to join Team Themis as campus representatives. Interested? Call for more information - 410-542-3513.
|Scholarships and Writing Competitions|
The Center for Alcohol Policy's 3rd Annual Essay Contest
The Center for Alcohol Policy sponsors an annual national essay contest to foster debate, analysis and examination of the importance of state-based alcohol regulation. The essay contest attracts entries from academics, legal professionals, students and others. Topics have included "State regulation of alcohol is important because..." and "The 21st Amendment is important because..."
2010 Essay Contest
The Center for Alcohol Policy is pleased to announce the launch of its third annual national essay contest.
The theme of this year's contest is: "Describe how state-based regulation of alcoholic beverages promotes public health and safety."
The top three winning entrants will receive prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.
"For more than 75 years, alcohol has been effectively regulated in the United States by a state regulatory system guaranteed by the 21st Amendment" said CAP Advisory Council member and Cumberland School of Law Professor Brannon Denning. "This year's essay contest is intended to highlight and explore the impact of state alcohol regulation on society and its role in protecting Americans in today's environment."
The deadline for submission is November 22, 2010, and winners will be announced in 2011.
2010 Essay Contest Entry Form
2010 Essay Contest Rules
Read essays from 2009 winners:
1st Place: Josephine Thomas, Florida
2nd Place: Martha Lantz, Washington
3rd Place (tie): Jason Koransky, Illinois and Majid Rizvi, Texas
For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest.
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. The newsletter is published each Friday during the academic term. Please forward all material for the newsletter to Alanna Bridgett (email@example.com) by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.
End of EMSoL Weekly Newsletter - Friday, August 13, 2010