Criminal Law-Professor Abu El-Haj
Dean’s Scholars-Nate Howard and Peter McCall
Tuesday: 3:50 – 4:50 p.m. | Room 140
Thursday: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. | Room 250
Spring Academic Skills Workshop Schedule
Note: All workshops will be held in Law 240
January 25, 12:30-1:30
Improving Exam Performance by Reviewing Fall Exams
February 1, 12:30-1:30
Mining Exam Fact Patterns for Legal Issues
February 8, 12:30-1:30
Building a Strong Exam Answer
February 15, 12:30-1:30
Developing Arguments and Counterarguments on Exams
February 29, 12:30-1:30
Writing the Rule and Rule Explanation for the 1L Brief
March 7, 12:30-1:30
Answering Statute-Based Exam Questions, Part 1
March 21, 12:30-1:30
Answering Statute-Based Exam Questions, Part 2
March 28, 12:30-1:30
Revising and Editing the 1L Brief
April 11, 12:30-1:30
If you have questions about the Academic Skills Workshops or the Dean’s Scholar Program, please contact Professor Kraybill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Law Students Association
Talent Show Acts Needed
BLSA will be holding a talent show in mid February. We are currently looking for acts and hope you will come out to share your talents with us. Please contact Jazamine Stallings or Dorcas Akekunle if interested in participating. We look forward to a great time of sharing.
Speaker: Brendan O’Malley, Assistant District Attorney - Homicide Unit | February 1 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 230
The Drexel Brehons invite you to join us for our Brown Bag Lunch series. On the first Wednesday of each month, the Drexel Brehons will host a brown bag lunch in which a practicing lawyer from the Philadelphia Brehons will speak about his practice area and career path. This is a great opportunity to learn more about different areas of the law and network! This month’s speaker is Brendan O’Malley, Assistant District Attorney - Homicide Unit.
Environmental Law Society
Secretary Mike Krancer | February 8 | 4:00 p.m. | Room 140 | Reception to Follow in Third Floor Gallery
Secretary Mike Krancer of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will discuss how the state agency can both protect the environment and encourage industry growth. Until he was nominated by Governor Tom Corbett to be Pennsylvania's Acting Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Mike Krancer was a Judge on the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (EHB). The EHB is the state-wide trial/appellate court for environmental cases which tries appeals from actions of the DEP.
Before becoming a Judge, Mr. Krancer was a litigation partner at the Dilworth and Blank Rome law firms in Philadelphia. His practice involved complex commercial, white collar criminal, and environmental litigation. Sec. Krancer also served as Assistant General Counsel for the Exelon Corporation, where he provided legal counsel in the areas of environmental, health and safety compliance and litigation, and worked on energy policy matters with the company's government relations team.
Please join the Environmental Law Society, the American Constitutional Society, and the SBA Public Interest Liaison for this unique presentation.
Law Students for Reproductive Justice
Constitution 2020: Reproductive Rights on the Horizon | February 7 | 4:00 p.m. | Room 140
Supreme Court litigator, Yale fellow and reproductive rights champion Priscilla Smith will be coming to speak about her experiences. Ms. Smith is best known for arguing Gonzales v. Carhart (Partial-Birth Abortion Act) and Ferguson v. City of Charleston, two of the most important cases about reproductive rights to go in front of the Supreme Court. She is also known for her work with the Center for Reproductive Rights. Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society. Reception to follow in the Third Floor Gallery.
General Body Meeting | February 2 | 12:35 p.m. | Room 230
Please join OUTLaw's general body meeting where we will discuss event planning and philanthropy for the spring semester. We will also host a short presentation by LexisNexis.
Events on Campus and Around Town
YLD and Teach for America Happy Hour - Feb. 9
The YLD will join with Teach for America for our first monthly happy hour of 2012 taking place on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Ladder 15. A private area will be roped off in the downstairs bar and specials include $4 bottled beer, $5 house wines, call drinks & drafts and $6 specialty cocktails. No RSVP necessary. Just show up to enjoy some networking with other young lawyers and Teach for America educators!
Managing Law Student Loan Debt: Federal Loan Repayment Assistance Programs - Feb. 9
This program will feature a presentation by Heather Jarvis, a national expert on educational debt and financial barriers facing law school graduates and income-based repayment and public service loan forgiveness under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. The program is free to all members of the Philadelphia Bar Association, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration is available online at here. This program is co-sponsored by the Associations Public Interest Section, Delivery of Legal Services Committee, Law School Outreach Committee and the Young Lawyers Division.
The Scottsboro Boys Performance and CLE Program
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Suzanne Roberts Theatre/480 South Broad Street
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project, The Pennsylvania Capital Representation Project, and PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY have collaborated to offer a performance of The Scottsboro Boys + 2 CLE credit program + reception. Performances are at 1pm and 7pm, the program begins at 3:15 pm, reception immediately following. The CLE program features an in-depth look at the Scottsboro Case, the politics of race and justice, and the blight of wrongful convictions with distinguished panelists including the Honorable Louis H. Pollak, whose dad argued the Scottsboro cases in the U.S. Supreme Court; Dan T. Carter, author of the definitive book on the Scottsboro Boys case, Scottsboro – A Tragedy of the American South; Professors Randall Kennedy and Marie Gottschalk, authors of landmark works on American criminal justice; three Philadelphia lawyers who have obtained the exoneration of inmates sentenced to death or life imprisonment; and a Pennsylvania exoneree.
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LexisAdvance is here! Register your LexisAdvance ID to access the new, innovative research platform that will make your legal research easier, more effective, & better organized. Check out this YouTube video for more information.
Take the two interactive tutorials this month for 800 points.
Learn how to maximize your job applications and interviews with LexisNexis. Join us for a career training on Monday, Jan. 30th at 12:15pm in Room 140. Lunch and 400 points will be provided to all attendee.
Stay tuned for additional training and Points opportunities throughout the semester! Email Erica Cohen or Jordan Fischer with any questions or comments.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Writing Competitions
Lee Smith Traveling Fellowship 2012 - Deadline: Feb. 27, 2012
American Indian Law Writing Competition - Deadline Jan. 31, 2012
Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law - Deadline: Feb. 10, 2012
Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition - Deadline: Feb. 17, 2012
New! The National Law Review Winter 2012 Law Student Writing Competition - Deadline: Feb. 21, 2012
ACEBC Employee Benefits Writing Competition - Deadline: June 1, 2012
New! 2012 Warren E. Burger Prize (Writing Competition) - Deadline: June 1, 2012
Hazing Awareness Scholarship - Deadline: There are several. Visit for details.
Mike Eidson Scholarship - Deadline: May 31, 2012
For details, visit. The application is posted on Symplicity.
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 - Monday, Jan 30, 2012