Friday, August 27, 2010
Topics of the Week:
1. Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours for Fall Semester
2. Events On Campus
3. OSA and Financial Aid Announcements
4. CPDO Announcements
5. Dean’s Scholars Sessions Begin Next Week in Torts and Civil Procedure
6. Academic Skills Program Brown Bag Workshops
7. Attention All 3Ls - P.A.S.S. the Bar!
8. Student Organization Announcements
9. Events Around Town
10. Scholarships and Writing Competitions
|Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours for Fall Semester|
Legal Research Center Hours for Fall 2010 Term:*
|Monday - Thursday:
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
*Saturday, Sept. 4 & Sunday Sept. 5: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*The LRC will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6, a University Holiday
Law Building Hours:*
|Monday - Thursday:
7:00 a.m. - midnight
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - midnight
*The Law Building will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6, a University Holiday
"Whither Indian Law? Impending Changes and Possible Futures" | Tuesday, August 31 at 4:15 p.m. | Room 240 (Reception to follow)
Marc Galanter, the John and Rylla Bosshard Professor of Law and South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and LSE Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will present a public talk on Tuesday, August 31, at 4:15 p.m. in Room 240. His presentation is titled " Whither Indian Law? Impending Changes and Possible Futures". Please also join us for a reception immediately following in the Second Floor Gallery.
Professor Galanter contributed a nice foreword to the Drexel Law Review's recent symposium issue on fundamental rights in South Asia. If you missed it, the foreword is available here, and links to all of the symposium contributions are available here.
The flyer for this event is available here.
|OSA and Financial Aid Announcements|
Notices from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA)
- Fall Registration - Web registration ending soon!
Online add/drop will end on Sunday, August 29. Waitlists will also be purged at that time. The following week (Aug. 30 - Sept. 6), you may only add or drop a course administratively with the permission of Dean Toth (email@example.com). The last day to drop without a "W" is September 6.
- 2010-2011 Student Handbook
We are converting the handbook to a new electronic format which will be on the web shortly. Some hard copies of the handbook are available now in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, our administrative assistant Danielle Lewis has moved to a new opportunity in the Law Admissions office. For the time being, please use email@example.com to communicate any administrative needs, or firstname.lastname@example.org for room reservations.
- Federal Direct Student Loans
Any student who wishes to accept their Federal Direct Student Loans, and has not done so, should go to www.studentloans.gov and sign their Master Promissory Note. A Direct Loan on a student's financial aid account will also be reflected on their bill. If a student fails to sign their MPN, Student Financial Service will begin (in mid-September) to remove these loans from the student's bill. This could result in a balance due and finally a hold on a student's account.
- Graduate Plus Loans
Any student interested in applying for a Graduate Plus Loan for the 2010-2011 academic year can still do so at www.studentloans.gov. Allow 2-3 weeks after you are approved for Drexel to certify your loan and the funds to begin disbursing.
- Work-Study Funds
At present, there are no additional Federal Work Study funds available for Law Students. This may change later in the academic year, so any student interested in being added to a Work Study Wait List should email Mary de Rivera at email@example.com . Any student awarded Work Study for the Summer Law Program who has remaining 2010-2011 funds, is free to use these in another Drexel work-study job. The pay rate may be different and all funds must be used by June 30, 2011.
Notices from the Career and Professional Development Office
- Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 21st Annual NYC Public Interest Career Reception - (New York City Bar Association) (6:00pm)
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 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) (12:15pm)
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) (12:15pm)
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:
- 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 -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!:
- Legal Honors Program - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (3Ls)
- Insurance Claims Counsel, First Keystone RRG, Inc.
- Campus Rep, LawExams.com
- 2010 United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination
- Honors Fellow - Environmental Protection Agency (Office of General Counsel) (3Ls)
- Fellowship Sponsor - Public Justice Center (Baltimore) (3Ls)
- Public Service Fellowship - American Bar Association Section of Taxation (3Ls)
- Region 1 Honors Attorney Fellowship - Environmental Protection Agency (Boston) (3Ls)
- Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship - Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (3Ls)
- Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellowship - ACLU (NY) (3Ls)
- William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellowship - ACLU (NY) (3Ls)
- Judicial Intern - Hon. M. Teresa Sarmina (2Ls, 3Ls)
- 2010-2011 NALP Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide
- Entry-Level Attorney Program- Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition (3L)
|Dean's Scholars Sessions Begin Next Week in Torts and Civil Procedure|
The schedule for the Dean's Scholars Sessions is listed below for Torts and Civil Procedure. Give yourself a strong start this semester by attending the Dean's Scholar sessions.
Professor Furrow's Torts Class
Dean's Scholars: Sara Goldstein and Priscilla Jimenez
Monday- 4:45-5:45 p.m., Room 340
Wednesday- 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 420
Professor Geisinger's Torts Class
Dean's Scholars: Kevin Anderson and Ben Simmons
Wednesday- 7:00-8:00 p.m., Room 420
Thursday- 9:00-10:00 a.m., Room 420
Professor Asbury's Civil Procedure Class
Dean's Scholars: Earthen Johnson and Matt Lynch
Monday- 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 240
Wednesday- 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 240
Professor Bogus's Civil Procedure Class
Dean's Scholars: Kevin Demko and Diana Silva
Thursday- 4:15-5:15 p.m., Room 420
Tuesday- 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 308 Matheson
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Legal Methods I
Dean's Scholars: Kristen Sawicki and Mourin Khaleel
Kristen Sawicki's Library Hours:
Wednesday- 3:30-5:30 p.m., Legal Research Center
Thursday- 8:30-10:30 a.m., Legal Research Center
Mourin Khaleel's Library Hours:
Monday- 12:00-12:50 p.m., Legal Research Center
Tuesday- 12:00-12:50 p.m., Legal Research Center
Wednesday- 10:30-12:30 p.m., Legal Research Center
|Academic Skills Program Brown Bag Workshops|
Friday Brown Bag Workshops for 1Ls - Fall Semester 2010
The Academic Skills Program lunch-time workshops are open to all first-year students. The workshops are led by Professors Kraybill and Coleman and focus on the skills needed for academic success in substantive law courses and Legal Methods. All workshops will be held in Law 240.
No registration is required, just bring your lunch and join us!
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Friday, September 10: Interpreting Statutes and Rules
Friday, September 17: Writing Rule Explanations for the First-Year Memo
Friday, October 8: Creating Outlines and Flow Charts
Friday, October 15: Exam Writing Skills I
Friday, October 29: Exam Writing Skills II (Practice Exam)
Friday, November 12: Self-Editing the First-Year Memo
|Attention All 3Ls - P.A.S.S. the Bar!|
Dean Dennis, Dean Oates and Professor Kraybill will kick-off Drexel Law's Program to Assist Student Success on the Bar (P.A.S.S. the Bar!) on Wednesday, September 1 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Room 240. During this information session, the application process, character and fitness requirements, and the different parts of the bar exam, including the MBE, essays, and performance test, will be covered.
Following the presentation, there will be a Bar Review Fair from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Gallery. Representatives from AdaptiBar, BarBri, Novins Bar Prep, Emanuel Bar Review, Kaplan/PMBR Bar Review, Themis Bar Review, Pieper New York Law Review, PatBar: Patent Bar Review, and the Practicing Law Institute Patent Bar Review will be available to answer your questions about their bar review courses. There will be plenty of free giveaways and raffles for discount course coupons and study materials. The Law School encourages all students to take a bar review course. Come to the Fair and take the first step in making an informed decision about what bar prep course is right for you.
Notices from Bar Review Vendors:
Update: The tabling for Bar vendors will be held in the second floor elevator lobby. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday-Themis, Wednesday-Bar Bri, Thursday-Kaplan.
BARBRI Bar Review
BARBRI Bar Review will be on campus every Wednesday this semester, beginning September 8. The BARBRI table is located on the second floor of the law school, immediately outside of the elevators.
BARBRI is offering a free LIVE MPRE review lecture for the November MPRE exam to ALL Drexel students (not limited to those enrolled in BARBRI). Stop by the table and register before October 6.
Attention 1Ls: Please join us at the 1L BARBRI information session on Monday, August 30 at 12:15 (room TBA). We will be serving PIZZA. Also, BARBRI will be hiring 1L representatives from Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law. If you are interested, please contact Mallory Pelland at email@example.com.
- Kaplan/PMBR Bar Review
Calling all 3Ls and 2Ls: Learn how you can get a free Kaplan Bar Review Course
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a member of Law Review, the SBA, Trial Advocacy, Moot Court or a Student Organization leader, we certainly want to hear from you!
- Themis Bar Review
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.
|Student Organization Announcements|
- Drexel Brehons:
Fáilte ar ais (Welcome back). The Drexel Brehons invite you to join them at Bonner's Irish Pub! (23rd and Samson St) | September 16
Celebrate the beginning of the school year, welcome the class of 2013, and remember that… we are half-way to St. Patrick's Day! September 16th at 6:00 p.m. Free food, drink specials, and karaoke starting at 10:00 p.m.!
- Jewish Law Students Association:
Meeting | Tuesday, August 31 | 12:15 p.m. | Rm. 440
Welcome Back! Please join the Jewish Law Student Association for its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, August 31st at 12:15 in Room 440 . Lunch will be provided. Celebrate your return to school with a JLSA lunch!
- Phi Alpha Delta:
Phi Alpha Delta'ss First Annual "Welcome Back" Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 | 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Landmark Americana Bar and Grill (across from the Law School)
Lots of free food and great drink specials! All are welcome!
Community Legal Services Justice for All! 5K
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Questions about the Community Legal Services 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 30-31 and September 2, 2010.
For additional information, click image below or check out the flyer.
|Scholarships and Writing Competitions|
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2010 (New)
Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.
The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school and pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills.
Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff.
For additional information and an application, please click here.
The Center for Alcohol Policy'ss 3rd Annual Essay Contest - Deadline: November 22, 2010
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 27, 2010