Friday, September 17, 2010
Topics of the Week:
1. Congratulations to New Members of the Drexel Law Moot Court Board!
2. Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours for Fall Semester
3. Town Hall Meeting - September 28
4. Veteran Supreme Court Reporter to Speak at Law School
5. Student Employment Opportunities
6. 1Ls - Win a $50 Starbucks Gift Certificate!
7. OSA and Financial Aid Announcements
8. CPDO Announcements
9. Dean’s Scholars Sessions
10. Academic Skills Program Brown Bag Workshops
11. Bar News
12. Notices from the Student Bar Association
13. Student Organization Announcements
14. Events Around Town
15. Scholarships and Writing Competitions
16. Announcements from LexisNexis and Westlaw
|Congratulations to New Members of the Drexel Law Moot Court Board!|
Drexel Law Moot Court Board: Class of 2012
Best Overall Score: Eddie Grant
Best Brief Score: Krysten Connon
Best Oral Argument: Tori Caracciolo
|Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours for Fall Semester|
Legal Research Center Hours:
|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.
Law Building Hours:
|Monday - Thursday:
7:00 a.m. - midnight
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - midnight
|Town Hall Meeting - September 28|
We will be holding the first Town Hall Meeting of the academic year on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in Room 140 at 12:15 p.m. The Town Hall meetings are opportunities to ask the deans about issues affecting students or to just tell us how much you love it here.
Hope to see you there!
|Veteran Supreme Court Reporter to Speak at Law School|
Lyle Denniston has covered the U.S. Supreme Court for the past 50 years and is currently a blogger for SCOTUSblog, the blog of the Supreme Court of the United States. He will speak at the Earle Mack School of Law at noon on Monday, Sept. 20 in Room 240.
A member of the Hall of Fame of the Society of Professional Journalists, Denniston also reports on the Supreme Court for Boston's radio station WBUR and for "Justice Talking," an NPR program originating in Philadelphia. In addition, he has authored The Reporter and the Law: Techniques of Covering the Courts. He is the dean of the Supreme Court press corps.
|Student Employment Opportunities|
New - Dean's Faculty Research Fellow:
The Earle Mack School of Law Legal Research Center solicits applications from second and third year law students for the position of Dean's Faculty Research Fellow to begin in October 2010 and continue through the Spring Semester 2011.
The Dean's Faculty Research Fellow, under the direction of the Head of Research Services, works on research projects for law school faculty members and the Legal Research Center librarians. Past research projects have dealt with traditional legal research topics and various interdisciplinary subjects including business, education, and psychology. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with faculty members, make full use of the library's electronic and print collection, and develop excellent research and writing skills.
The fellow works an average of 10 hours per week while school is in session. The fellow doesn't work during reading, exam, or break periods.
Pay is competitive. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Peter Egler, Head of Research & Instructional Services, at email@example.com . The deadline to submit applications is October 4, 2010.
Law School Ambassador Positions:
The Admissions Office is looking for six first-year law students to join our Law School Ambassador (LSA) group. Some of the responsibilities of first-year LSAs are participating in information sessions, shadow-a-student visits, building tours, Accepted Students Days and Pre-Law Society Open Houses. First year LSAs are provided with a $3,000 scholarship that is added to your financial aid as a form of payment for this position. If you have any questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Tiffany Partlowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please send your resume to Tiffany Partlowe at email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2010.
1L Work-Study Positions:
Looking for work-study? The Admissions Office wants you to apply for one of three available positions in our office. Some of the duties include data entry, envelope stuffing and helping us prepare for and successfully completing our travel season. Benefits include pay, extra swag (supplies permitting), and time off for finals periods. To sign up for this opportunity, please send a copy of your resume to Tiffany Partlowe at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 24, 2010.
|1Ls - Win a $50 Starbucks Gift Certificate! |
(and help your school recruit another great class!)
Come help us help you by completing the Admissions Office survey. Recruiting high quality students is something we all want to do here at Drexel and we need to hear from you to help us understand how we can do this even better. What can you do? We'll be sending you a short, anonymous survey that will ask questions about what influenced you in your decision to attend Drexel. This will be your chance to tell us what worked, what didn't work, and what we can do better to attract great students like yourself. To encourage you to complete the survey, we'll be raffling off one $50 Starbucks gift card and five $10 Wawa gift cards. You must complete the entire survey to qualify. Sorry upperclassmen, but only 1Ls will be receiving the survey.
|OSA and Financial Aid Announcements|
Notices from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA)
- Intent to Concentrate
Students who are actively pursuing one or more law concentrations should add the concentration(s) to their record by filing a Change of Curriculum form with OSA. Please note that seats in certain Spring courses will be reserved for declared concentrators. Students who declare their intent to pursue a law concentration are in no way obligated to complete it.
- Health Fair: "A Healthier U" | Wednesday, Oct 13 | All Day Event | 2nd and 3rd Floor Lounges
A series of sessions centered around health and wellness including yoga, healthy recipes, massage therapy, food demonstrations, and health assessments. If you are interested in teaching a mini-session, please contact Anahita Buhariwala (email@example.com) or stop into OSA.
- Jenkins Law Library Cards - New
Access cards for the Jenkins Law Library (http://www.jenkinslaw.org/) will be distributed in Legal Methods classes. Transfer students not enrolled in Legal Methods may pick up their library cards from OSA.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 1L Six-Word Story Contest - New
During orientation, OSA asked our new 1Ls to write a six-word story, with a winner to be selected by a panel of faculty members. The winner of a $100 gift certificate to the Drexel Barnes & Noble bookstore is Lisa Krestynick! The winning six-word story was "A packed El: Reading, I smile." We and the judges enjoyed reading all submissions, and hope this was a fun exercise for our new students.
The 24 "runner-up" stories are:
I'm new, they're supportive, bright future. - Dorcas Adekunle
What a ride: Exhilarated, energized, exhausted! - Pamela Bagdis
Nervously networking, journeymen collectively find solace. - Benjamin Bodi
Openly accepting a new exciting journey. - Sadyhe' Bradley
New student, now lost. Send help! - David Carroll
For starters, it's not so scary. - Erica Cohen
Soaking wet, I am a sponge. - John Corcoran
My dreams: new life. Will Succeed. - Michael Curtin
Gaining comfort, apprehensive expressions become excited. - Andrew Davis
Brand new, very scary, bright future. - Lara Dellegrotti
Begin: mind razed. End: mind raised. - Eamon Gallagher
Here! Still learning where that is. - Racquel Hubbs
I came. I saw. I hyperventilated. - Meghann Hudson
Oh wow, this will be interesting. - Margaret Jacoby
I feel lost and found. - Hayley Jeffords
It is time. Seize the moment. - Michael McKenna
Socratic Method. Thanks a lot Socrates. - Stephanie Papastephanou
For Sale: Old life. Out grown. - Sean Ryan
Law school is formidable. Thank you. - Matt Solin
AHHH! Ok, I am good now. - Jazamine Stallings
Blissful confusion in a new world. - Julia Theobald
Fears assuaged; excitement ahead. Success predicted. - Seth Vail
First week: getting used to it. - Unattributed
New school. Long days. Good start. - Unattributed
- Bloomberg Law Reports - Student Edition features an article by Prof. Okamoto (New)
The latest issue of Bloomberg Law Reports - Student Edition is available at this link. In addition to other articles on topics of interest to students, this issue includes an article by Karl Okamoto on the new Transactional Lawyering Meet.
Notices from the Career and Professional Development Office
**Appointments are available outside of the scheduled hours upon request**
- Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - Finding Jobs in Small Firms with Donna Gerson - (Room 250) (12:15 p.m.) Ms. Gerson lectures extensively at law schools across the country and is the author of several law career books, including The Modern Rules of Business Etiquette (2008), Building Career Connections: Networking Tools for Law Students and New Lawyers (2006), Choosing Small, Choosing Smart; Job Search Strategies for Lawyers in the Small Firm Market (2001) (all of which are available in the CPDO). She is also a Contributing Editor for Student Lawyer magazine (American Bar Association). She will discuss strategies for finding jobs in the small firm market. This talk is open to all classes! RSVP on Symplicity.
- Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - Challenging the Paradigm: Getting a Legal Job - Shifting the Paradigm to Make You More Marketable - (Room 240) (8:30 - 10:00 a.m.) Please join Marti Candiello, head of ClientBridge, LLC, for a breakfast program specifically designed to help students maximize their focus on skills that are indispensable to successfully presenting themselves to potential employers and/or clients. We hope that from this presentation, students will gain a different perspective on employers' expectations and needs and practical skills that they can immediately apply. Space is limited to 15 students. Availability will be determined on a first come, first served basis. Those students who are interested should RSVP on Symplicity
SAVE THE DATE:
- October 12, 2010 - Fellowship Panel
- October 14, 2010 - Public Interest Table Talk & Reception
- November 10, 2010 - Philadelphia Area Diversity Law Group Information Session
- November 12, 2010 - Interactive Interview Training
- November 15 - 19, 2010 - Mock Interview Week
Eleventh Annual Diversity Recruitment Reception - Sponsored by Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, PA Attorney General's Office and the US Attorney's Office
October 13, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond Harley Training Room, Philadelphia DA's Office, Three South Penn Square.
Current and former prosecutors from the above-listed offices will gather to meet recent law school graduates and current law students who are interested in employment as a prosecutor. If you are interested in employment as a prosecutor, please bring two copies of your resume - one for impromptu interviews and one to ensure that the reception committee has a copy. Email or call Namratha Ravikant (Namratha.Ravikant@phila.gov or 215-686-6304) or Daren Waite (Daren.Waite@phila.gov or 215-686-5774) to confirm your attendance before September 30, 2010.
2010 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair:
October 22 and 23, 2010, Washington, DC - The Equal Justice Works 2010 Conference and Career Fair's registration is now open to students. This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with government and public interest employers from throughout the country. Employers will be conducting interviews as well as "table talk" sessions. There will also be opportunities for resume review and workshops on debt management/loan forgiveness programs. 1Ls are welcome to attend the conference but cannot sign up for interviews. Note that the deadline for 2L and 3L students to apply for interviews is September 24, 2010. See below link for detailed information and to register.
Full Time Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel - Honors Fellowship Program - September 24, 2010
- Oregon Department of Justice - Honors Attorney Program - September 24, 2010
- Department of Homeland Security - OGC - DHS General Counsel's 2011 Honor's Program - September 30, 2010
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - 2011 Legal Division Honors Program - 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 - October 1, 2010
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of General Counsel - Legal Honors Program - October 15, 2010
2L Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Department of Homeland Security - OGC - Summer Law Intern Program - September 30, 2010
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission- Office of Enforcement, Division of Investigations - September 30, 2010
- Central Intelligence Agency, Office of General Counsel - Summer Law Clerk Program - September 30, 2010
- Federal Reserve Board - Summer Law Clerk Program - September 30, 2010
- Dept. of Navy, Office of General Counsel - Summer Law Clerk Program - September 30, 2010
Post Graduate Fellowship Deadlines:
- Independence Foundation Fellowship - September 29, 2010
- Skadden Fellowship - October 4, 2010
- Zubrow Fellowship, Juvenile Law Center - October 4, 2010
- Presidential Management Fellows Program - October 15, 2010
NEW THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG!:
- Community Legal Services 2011 Summer Law Student Internship
- Department of Defense - Office of General Counsel
- Legal Intern (part-time) - Petrilli Law, P.C.
- Nationalities Services Center, documentary- "Mrs. Goundo's Daughter" - September 22, 2010
- Small Firm seeks Part -Time Law Clerk
- Philadelphia District Attorney's Office - Second Year Law Student Program
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 (Updated)
Please note new day, time, and location.
Thursday- 9:00-10:00 a.m., Room 420 & 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 250
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- 4:00-5:00 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, 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
- Notices from Professor Kraybill:
If you plan on taking the Pennsylvania Bar Exam, attend this important session on the application process, testing procedures, ADA accommodations, character and fitness requirements, passing standards and the grading process. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
"The Pennsylvania Bar Exam"
Gicine Brignola, Executive Director of the PA Board of Law Examiners | Patti Bednarik, Director of Character and Fitness
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Room: Law 340
- Notices from Bar Review Vendors:
The tabling for Bar vendors will be held in the second-floor elevator lobby.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday- Bar Bri
|Notices from the Student Bar Association|
- Halloween Party
The SBA is happy to announce that the school's first ever Halloween Party will take place on Friday, October 22 at Public House. Free food and drinks. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Prizes for best dressed. Save the date. More details to follow.
- Cocktails for a Cause
One of the school's most popular events is back. On Friday, November 5 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., our professors and staff will be pouring drinks behind the bar at Mad River once again to benefit the National Kidney Foundation. $5 cover. $2 drafts, well drinks, and house wine. You won't want to miss this!
|Student Organization Announcements|
- Drexel Intellectual Property Law Society
Meeting | Monday, September 20 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 340 (New)
The Drexel IP Law Society will be having its first meeting of the year. We will be discussing plans for the coming year and Professor Glensy, the head of the IP concentration, will be in attendance to talk about Drexel's IP program and answer students' questions. This is a don't miss meeting for all 1L's who have, or may have, an interest in the practice of intellectual property law. Lunch will be provided. Please e-mail email@example.com if you would like to join the mailing list but cannot make the meeting.
- Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
Meeting | Tuesday, September 21 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 420 (New)
First Meeting of the Year! Come learn about the organization, how you can get involved, and grab some lunch while you're at it! We'll be going over our events and our philanthropy project. Leadership positions available!
If you are interested but unable to attend, feel free to contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Film Screening: "Mrs. Goundo's Daughter"
Please join us for a showing of Mrs. Goundo's Daughter, a new documentary by BARBARA ATTIE and JANET GOLDWATER about one mother's fight for asylum in the U.S. to protect her daughter from female genital mutilation. Shot in Philadelphia and Mali, this one-hour film explores the complex cultural and health issues involved, as well as the intricacies and frustrations of the legal process to gain asylum.
WHERE: Nationalities Service Center, 1216 Arch Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
WHEN: September 22, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.
Afterwards, stay for a Q&A session with the film's director, associate producer, immigration law attorneys, and asylum law expert Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales of Temple University.
For additional information and a preview of the film, click image below.
- Community Legal Services Justice for All! 5K
Sunday, October 10, 2010
We will be holding table hours on Monday, September 20 from 12-1 and Thursday, September 23 from 12-1. Additionally, SBA will be reimbursing students for part of their registration fee (the amount they will be reimbursed has not yet been determined). Students who wish to be reimbursed for a portion of the registration fee should obtain some form of receipt and submit it to SBA. Thank you.
For additional information, please contact Amy Berger, email@example.com.
For additional information, click image below or check out the flyer.
|Scholarships and Writing Competitions|
HBALEF 2010-2011 Scholarship - Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2010 (New)
The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund ("HBALEF") is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional and educational advancement of Hispanics in the legal profession. Each year, the HBALEF awards scholarships to qualified law students throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley. In prior years, scholarships were awarded in the amount of one thousand six hundred and fifty dollars ($1,650.00). This year, we expect to remain consistent with amounts awarded in prior years. The HBALEF hopes these funds will not only promote the success of Hispanic students but also attract more Hispanic lawyers to practice in Pennsylvania.
HBALEF 2010-2011 Scholarship Application. Please note that all applications must be postmarked or e-mailed by Friday, October 1, 2010. The scholarships will be awarded at the 21st Annual HBALEF Scholarship Reception on November 4, 2010.
Should you have any questions about the application form or instructions, please feel free to contact Maria Arbona (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- PA Bar's James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Program- Deadline: December 1, 2010 (New)
The James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship program provides two scholarships to each of the accredited law schools presently serving Pennsylvania, one of which is specifically designated for support of a minority law student. The scholarships are provided on an annual basis and are awarded based upon the following criteria: academic achievement, financial need, and the potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession either through anticipated legal field or other efforts.
Only Pennsylvania residents in their 2nd year of a three-year law school program (current 2Ls) may apply. Also, applicants must be members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, which is free for law students choosing to be electronic members. Two scholarships will be awarded: one general and one specifically designated for historically under-represented ethnic minority students (African-American; Hispanic American; and Native American). The Pennsylvania Bar Association determines that amount of the award annually. This year, the amount of each award is $3,000.
As reflected in the attached scholarship application, the eligibility requirements are as follows.
Applicants must confirm:
- Pennsylvania residency - as evidenced by a copy of driver's license or voter registration;
- Second year in a three-year program or third year in a part-time program as confirmed by an unofficial transcript;
- Good standing and academic achievement as evidenced by an unofficial transcript;
- Financial need - as certified by the law school's Financial Aid Office; and
- Membership in the Pennsylvania Bar Association Law Student Division which is free for electronic members;
Additionally, an essay of up to 500 words explaining how the applicant will make a contribution to society and the legal profession, a current resume, and up to two recommendations are also required.
The application deadline is December 1, 2010, and recipients will be selected prior to the end of the year. No more than two scholarships will be awarded to students at any one law school.
- Awards from the Drexel Fellowships Office (New)
- Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Fellowships for new American leaders
National deadline: Monday, November 1
- Boren Awards
Awards for undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying abroad in countries outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand
Campus deadline: Monday, January 10, 2011
For more information, visit http://drexel.edu/fellowships/.
Santa Clara Centennial Writing Competition - Deadline: Jan 31, 2011 (New)
Santa Clara University School of Law turns 100 in 2011, and one of their celebratory events is a law school writing competition, open to all students from ABA law schools. The topic is "Future ethical challenges lawyers may face practicing in the areas of (i) intellectual property law, (ii) international law, or (iii) public interest law." Submissions are due by midnight, Pacific Time, January 31, 2011.
For additional information, please click here.
- Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2010
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's 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.
- American Indian Law Review Writing Competition - Deadline: Jan 31, 2011
Eligibility: The competition is open to students at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada who are enrolled as of the competition deadline of Jan. 31, 2011. Editors of the American Indian Law Review are not eligible.
Topics: Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian Law. However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.
Standards: Papers will be judged on the basis of originality and timeliness of topic, knowledge and use of applicable legal principles, proper and articulate analysis of the issues, use of authorities and extent of research, logic and reasoning in analysis, ingenuity and ability to argue by analogy, clarity and organization, correctness of format and citations, grammar and writing style, and strength and logic of conclusions.
Awards: First place - $1,000 and publication of paper in the American Indian Law Review, an official periodical of the University of Oklahoma College of Law with international distribution. Second place - $500. Third place - $250.
The three winning authors will be recognized on the masthead of the American Indian Law Review, and will receive copies of Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law, provided by LEXIS. Other entries of publishable quality may also be published in the American Indian Law Review. These authors will be so notified.
For additional information, please click here.
|Announcements from LexisNexis and Westlaw|
What's Next: Learn and Earn with Double Daily Research Points This Month!
Preparing for class has never been so easy or rewarding! You'll be doubly rewarded each day you perform research on LexisNexis® during the month of September with an additional 15 point bonus - that's 30 points total. Simply retrieve Case Briefs for your daily reading assignments, practice Shepardizing®, or get started on learning other search techniques, and you could earn enough points for a $10 gift card by the end of the month!
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, September 17, 2010