ACADEMIC SKILLS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Academic Skills Fall Workshops for 1Ls
Welcome to all members of the great Class of 2014! To help you learn the skills you need in Law School, we have scheduled a series of lunch-time, brown bag workshops on most Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. during the fall semester. The first workshop will focus on one of the key skills that every 1L must master – case briefing. Hope to see you all there. If you have any questions, contact Professor Nancy Kraybill at email@example.com or stop by her office, Room 418 (on the 4th floor next to Classroom 420).
“How Briefing Cases Will Help you in Class and on Exams”
Wednesday, August 24, 12:15-1:15 in Law 240
Fall Dean’s Scholar Program
Congratulations to the following students selected as Dean’s Scholars for the Fall 2011 semester!
Civil Procedure - Professor Saunders: Cate Rowe Wagner (2L) and David (“Taylor”) Ocasio (2L)
Civil Procedure – Professor Asbury: Barkha Patel (2L) and Kristan (“Kenny”) Saubert (3L)
Contracts – Professor Cimino: Stephanie Papastephanou (2L) and James (“Jim”) Wise (3L)
Contracts – Professor Boss: Todd Nothstein (2L) and Elizabeth (“Liz”) Smarrelli (3L)
Torts – Professor Furrow: Alison (“Ali”) Van Horn (2L) and Alexandra (“Alex”) Beuchler (3L)
Torts – Professor Geisinger: Erica Cohen (2L) and Ben Simmons (3L)
Meet the fall Dean's Scholars by clicking on the following link:
Dean’s Scholar sessions will begin during the second week of classes. Stay tuned for the session schedule and plan on attending the Dean’s Scholar’s sessions. You’ll be glad that you did! If you have any questions, contact Professor Nancy Kraybill at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by my office, Room 418 (on the 4th floor next to Classroom 420).
Professor Nancy C. Kraybill
Director of Academic Skills and Associate Teaching Professor
Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law
3320 Market Street, Room 418
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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FALL 2011 PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES
Welcome back 2Ls and 3Ls! I hope you all had a wonderful summer. As you begin the Fall Semester, keep in mind that it is time to start working towards satisfying the 50-hour Pro Bono Service Requirement.
The Pro Bono section of the Drexel Law website has now been updated. You can find the Pro Bono section under the “Academics” pull-down menu (http://www.earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/academics/pro-bono/). The Pro Bono Service Handbook, explaining the policy, guidelines, procedures, and responsibilities for the Requirement is available to download, as well as the forms you will need to fill out to register for a project, keep track of the time you volunteer, and receive credit for the work you have done.
Click here for an updated list of the 13 Pro Bono Opportunities that are available for recruitment this Fall. Training for these projects will take place during the first few weeks of the Fall Semester. The registration deadline for the Fall Semester pro bono projects is Thursday, August 25 at 12:00pm.
For more information on these projects, or any of the other Pro Bono Opportunities listed on the website, please be in touch. I’m excited to work with all of you to find a rewarding and meaningful pro bono experience.
Karen Pearlman Raab, Esquire
Director for Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs
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SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND WRITING COMPETITIONS
James W. Stoudt Memorial Law School Scholarship - Deadline: December 3, 2011
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is currently accepting applications for the James W. Stoudt Memorial Law School Scholarship. This award provides four, $3,000 scholarships, two of which are specifically designated to support minority law students, to second year students attending any one of the eight accredited law schools presently serving Pennsylvania. Applicants must be able to document residency with either a current voter registration card or current Pennsylvania driver’s license. Applications are due December 3, 2011 and can be found at http://www.pabarfoundation.org/Programs%20and%20Awards/James%20W.aspx.
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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. Please forward all material for the newsletter to Alanna Bridgett (email@example.com) by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. for the following issue.
End of EMSoL Weekly Newsletter - August 15, 2011