5th Annual EMSOL Holiday Party
The 5th Annual Earle Mack School of Law Holiday Party for faculty, staff, and students will be held at 5:30 p.m. on December 16, 2010 at The Mission Grill, 1835 Arch Street in Philadelphia. We hope to see you there!
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Office of Student Affairs and Financial Aid
Financial Aid Announcements
- RA Applications for 2011-2012
Drexel University Resident Assistants have a real impact on the lives of their residents. Students can make a difference in a resident's life by applying to become a resident assistant. These positions are open to graduate students and include free room, small stipend and a food plan depending on the campus location. The positions in the graduate dorms would work best for most interested law students as they begin July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Applications are open today through Friday, January 7, 2011. To apply, visit www.drexel.edu/rlo/raselection. For more information, email RA Selection at email@example.com.
- 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.
- Fall Exams (Updated)
Fall exams have begun! As a reminder, if you did not attend an Exam4 workshop AND submit a practice exam, you are not eligible for tech support during your exams. Please also be sure to attend to Dean Oates’ email from December 2 regarding exam modes, as well as the Exam Period Procedures document, available at http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/studentLife/studentAffairs/policies_procedures/.
Students with Take-Home exams are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to read through the Student Guide to Take-Home Exams, available at http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/studentLife/studentAffairs/exam_software/, prior to taking their exam. Also, please note that “take-home rooms” will not be set aside for the exam period, and students who choose to take their exams in the building may use the Legal Research Center.
All students should note that the new process for retrieving anonymous Exam IDs can take several minutes, so please do not wait until the last minute to do so!
- Booklist for Spring Semester 2011
The booklist for the Spring 2011 term is now posted.
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Career and Professional Development Office
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**Appointments are available outside of the scheduled hours upon request**
The Drexel School of Public Health will be hosting the Annual ‘Exploring Public Health Careers: Making the Most of Your Public Health Career’ event for students. The event will be held on January 6 from 3:45 to 7:30 p.m. in the New College Building. For more information including the complete schedule and to register to attend, go to www.publichealth.drexel.edu/phcareers Registration is required. Door prizes will be given away at the Networking Reception and every student that attends will receive a hot off the presses School of Public Health Career Guide.
The event is designed to connect students to established public health professionals and to educate students on how to make the most of their future public health careers. Both high level and junior level professionals will discuss public health careers with students. Dress for the event is business casual.
- Attention 1L Students: If you have not scheduled an appointment to meet with a CPDO counselor to review your resume and start planning for your job search, please do so ASAP! Contact Krystal Lespinasse at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment.
- Greater Philadelphia Area Law School Consortium’s (GPALS) 2011 Public Interest/Public Service Career Fair (PIPS) will be held on February 4, 2011 at Temple’s Center City Campus. You may now register and bid for employers online by logging into the GPALS Symplicity site: https://law-gpals-csm.symplicity.com (Please note that this Symplicity site is different than the site you use for the law school’s Job Postings and On Campus Recruiting.) If you are a 1L student, or have not participated in a GPALS job fair in the past, you must register for the GPALS Symplicity site to participate. Instructions on how to register and bid on employers was sent to all students via email. Please read these instructions carefully. PIPS provides public interest and government employers with the opportunity to meet and interview law students interested in pursuing public sector careers. Whether you are looking for summer or permanent positions, PIPS is a great forum to meet with potential public interest/government employers. Questions?? Email Rashida West, email@example.com .
Full Time Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
2L Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Summer Legal Internships, New York County District Attorney’s Office – Deadline Dec. 15, 2010
- 2011 Summer Law Clerk Program, Delaware Office of the Attorney General – Deadline, Dec. 31, 2010
- White House Internship Program – Deadline, Jan. 9, 2011
1L Jobs from Government Honors & Internship Handbook:
- Dept. of Justice - Volunteer/Part-time Legal Intern Program – Deadline Between Dec. and April 2010
- Colorado Attorney General – Dept. of Law Internship Program - Deadline ASAP after 12/01/10
- Colorado Public Defender – Summer Legal Internship Program - Deadline ASAP after 12/01/10
- Federal Trade Commission – Bureau of Competition Summer Intern Program - Deadline Between 12/01/10 & 02/01/11
- New York City Law Dept. – Summer Honors Program - Deadline ASAP after 12/01/10
- New York County District Attorney’s Office – Summer Intern Program - Deadline Between 12/01/10 and 12/15/10
- Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia – Legal Clerkship Program - Deadline ASAP after 12/01/10
- Dept. of Transportation – Office of Aviation Enforcement & Proceedings Volunteer Legal Internship – Deadline ASAP after 12/01/10
- Transportation Security Administration – Office of Civil Rights Summer Law Student Internship Program – Deadline after 12/01/10, but no later than end of March
NEW THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG!:
- Summer Law Clerk – The Office of Government Ethics (Washington, D.C.)
- Juris Doctorate Internship Summer 2011 - Walmart Stores, Inc. (Bentonville, AR)
- Summer 2011 Legal Intern - Intellectual Property Department, Corning (NY)
- Spring/Summer Legal Interns - Juvenile Law Center
- Summer Legal/Legislative Intern - New York Civil Liberties Union
- Summer Legal Intern - New York Civil Liberties Union
- Summer Law Interns – East Bay Community Law Center (Berkeley, CA)
- 2011 Summer Fellowships - The Peggy Browning Fund
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Notices From The Student Bar Association
Save the Date: Barrister’s Ball 2011!
Mark your calendars for Barrister’s Ball 2011. The 5 HOUR event will be held on the evening of SATURDAY, May 7 at the Loews Hotel Ballroom. More information to follow.
Fundraiser for Women Against Abuse and Saint John's Hospice
Please join OUTLAW, Christian Law Students, International Law and Human Rights Society, Middle Eastern Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild, Justinian Society, Drexel Law Republicans, and the SBA in their fundraising efforts for these worthy causes. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Boxes have been placed in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floor lobbies for collecting the goods listed below:
- Non-Perishable Food Items
- Money and Gift Cards (Walmart, K-Mart, Target)
Men's Underwear, Women's Maternity Clothing, Children's Clothing (sizes 5-16), Baby Diapers, Wipes, and Formula, Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, brushes, shampoos, soap, etc.), Laundry Detergent, Kitchen Supplies and Small Appliances, Pillows, Twin Blankets and Twin Sheets, Washcloths and Towels
- New or Used:
Men's Pants, Shirts, Shorts, Jackets, Men’s Thermal Underwear, Men's Socks, Men’s Sweat Suits, Men’s Sweaters, Blankets, Towels
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Student Organization Announcements
Black Law Students Association (BLSA):
Textbook Sale | Friday, January 7, 2011
BLSA will hold a textbook sale on Friday, January 7, 2011. Students can sell/purchase textbooks. Details of the event will follow.
Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA):
LALSA Mug Fundraiser
Looking for a holiday gift? Need something to hold your caffeinated beverage during finals? Or maybe just want a reminder of how cool our school is? Look no further! LALSA is selling coffee mugs - bistro style! $8.00 each or 2 for $15. $7.00 per mug for orders of 6 or more mugs. E-mail Tanishka Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rachel Weislow (email@example.com) to pre-order your mug ASAP before they sell out!
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Summer 2011 Law Student Program in Washington, DC - The Legal Studies Institute
LEGAL STUDIES INSTITUTE
Legal Internships and Constitutional Course Credit in Washington, DC
May 21 – July 30, 2011
Early Deadline: February 11, 2011
The Legal Studies Institute provides the opportunity for law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a 3-credit constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.
Legal Internship: Participants will be placed in a 9-week summer associate position, clerkship or legal internship where they will work full-time and gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Placement sites include law firms, courts, public interest organizations and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies.
Briefings and Activities: Participants will attend private briefings at institutions of the judicial, legislative and executive branches and will meet with prominent judges, lawyers and judicial scholars. Last year’s class met with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and D.C. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg.
Career Development Activities: Workshops will be held to help prepare participants for success in their law careers, and planned networking events will facilitate professional interaction.
Attorney Mentor Program: Each participant will be matched with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program.
3-Credit Course on Constitutional Law: Participants will attend a course on Constitutional law for the first week of the Institute. The course is accredited by Ohio Northern University College of Law and is taught by leading legal scholars, including Professor John Baker of Louisiana State University and Dr. Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute.
Housing: Students will live in fully-furnished apartments in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other Institute participants. The apartments provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.
Scholarships: 75% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit. Merit Scholarships are also available, providing $3,500 towards tuition and housing costs. Please click here for more information on the Merit Scholarships: www.DCinternships.org/LSI/admissions/merit_scholarships.asp.
“LSI was the most remarkable experience for which I could have asked. I met wonderful people, was placed in an intellectually stimulating internship, and was offered many professional opportunities. If I could, I would participate again in a heartbeat.”
Jeremy Clare, University of Texas School of Law
Legal Intern, Safari Club International
Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of February 11, 2011 to receive priority admissions consideration and a 5% discount on their tuition balance. Many legal internship sites request resumes early in the year for their upcoming summer positions, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
To request an informational brochure, please visit this link: www.DCinternships.org/tfas/brochure/index.asp
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Scholarships and Writing Competitions
Awards from the Drexel Fellowships Office
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/.
- New! National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Essay Competition - Deadline: Dec. 31, 2010
For details, please click here.
- Grammy Foundation 13th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition - Deadline: Jan. 3, 2011
For details, please click here and http://www.grammy.com/news/grammy-foundation-launches-eli-writing-competition
- Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law - Deadline: Jan. 11, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/plel/LouisJacksonNWC.html and http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/plel/flyer%202010-11.pdf.
- Santa Clara Centennial Writing Competition - Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011
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.
- 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.
For additional information, please visit http://www.ailr.net/writecomp.
- New! 2011 Bert W. Levit Writing Competition - Deadline: Feb. 18, 2011
For details, please visit http://bit.ly/Levit2011.
- American Constitution Society's 2011 National Student Writing Competition - Deadline: Feb. 18, 2011
Student may learn more about the competition and read previous winning submissions at this website: http://www.acslaw.org/chapters/studentcompetitions/writing. For questions about the competition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fourth Annual 2011 Embryo Law Writing Competition - Deadline: March 7, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.embryolaw.org/.
- Beverly Hills Bar Foundation Rule of Law Writing Competition - Deadline: March 31, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.bhba.org/foundation/Rule-of-Law.htm.
- National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Second Annual Law Student Writing Competition - Deadline: April 30, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.nactt.com/seminars/LawStudentWritingCompetition2011.pdf.
- Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest - Deadline: June 1, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/gender/wlp/essay_contest.cfm.
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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. The newsletter is published each Monday 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 - Monday, December 6, 2010