Career Strategies Office
Would you like to study this Summer in Rome, Italy?
Join us for the
Temple Law Rome Information Session
Wednesday, October 26, 12:15-1:15
Drexel Law School, Room 340
Pizza will be served!
(Deadline to Apply is March 1st)
Talk to Temple University Staff one-on-one about 2012 law summer study abroad in Rome!
Temple University Law School
Office of International Programs
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (215) 204-1448
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Judges Needed for Mock Trial Tournament at Penn
Judges are needed for the 9th Annual Quaker Classic which will take place from Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13 on Penn's campus in Philadelphia.
This year's Quaker Classic features 56 teams and over 500 competitors from elite teams around the country, reflecting our program's continued success. Many Philadelphia area schools, including Drexel, Villanova, and Temple, are competing in this year's QC as well.
The tournament will be held in a 1/2/1 format: there will be one round on Friday afternoon, two rounds on Saturday, and one round on Sunday morning. Complimentary food and beverages will be served during each Judges' meeting, prior to the start of each round, and no experience is necessary to judge!
Additional information including round times, is available in the Judges' Letter, which can be downloaded at http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/102411/Quaker-Classic-2011.pdfThis year's tournament will be bigger and better than any previous Quaker Classic, and more than ever, we need your help!
If you would like to volunteer to judge a round (or four!), please contact Jennifer Chaquette at email@example.com.
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Office of Student Affairs
American Bar Association Facebook Sweepstakes
Enter for a chance to win up to $10,000 in the ABA Facebook Sweepstakes at www.facebook.com/abaforlawstudents. The American Bar Association will put a dime in the grand prize jackpot for every law student attending an ABA-accredited school who Likes ABA for Law Students on Facebook and submits an entry form.
You will also have a chance to win these weekly prizes:
Two $1,250 travel packages from Hertz, drawing is Oct. 24!
Six $500 gift certificates for bar review courses from BARBRI, drawing is Oct. 31!
The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Oct. 31, 2011.
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Haiti Justice Project Trip Applications Now Available
Attention all 2Ls and 3Ls:
Applications for the 2012 Haiti Justice Project Trip over spring break are now available in the Experiential Learning Office (Suite 410). Please stop by and pick one up as soon as possible, and remember to sign-up to take International Human Rights Advocacy with Professor Tom Griffin this Spring. Contact Claudia Shank at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Applications are due October 28.
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New Jersey Bar Exam Info Session
What: New Jersey Bar Exam
Who: Sahbra Jacobs, Counsel for the Committee on Character, and Susanne Johnson, Assistant Secretary, Board of Bar Examiners
When: Monday, October 31 from 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Where: Law 140
Sahbra Jacobs and Susanne Johnson will discuss the New Jersey bar exam, application process, and character and fitness determination. If you are going to take the NJ bar exam, make sure that you take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the NJ bar exam.
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Academic Skills Fall Workshops for 1Ls
The Academic Skills Program lunch-time workshops are open to all first-year students. The workshops, led by Professors Kraybill and Coleman, focus on the skills needed for academic success in substantive law courses and Legal Methods. Workshops take place on Wednesdays* from 12:15-1:15 in either Law 240 or 440. No registration is required, just bring your lunch and join us. We'll bring snacks!
October 26 | Exam Writing Skills II (Practice Exam) | 12:15-1:15 in Law 240
November 9 | Exam Success Strategies | 12:15-1:15 in Law 240
Thursday, November 17* | Self-Editing the First Year Memo | 12:15-1:15 in Law 240
*NOTE: The final workshop will be held on Thursday, instead of Wednesday.
The Academic Skills Workshops schedule is available for download at this link.
Fall Dean’s Scholar Session Schedule
An updated list of office hours for Dean’s Scholars has been posted on bulletin boards around the law school and is available for download at http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/101711/Deans-Scholar-Office-Hours.pdf.
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).
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Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
NAPABA Conference Fundraiser | November 1 | Landmark Americana
Fundraiser will raise money to send participating APALSA students to National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Conference in Atlanta, GA. 25% of the profit from Landmark Americana earned on November 1 will go towards covering travel expenses. Please ask the hostess for the APALSA fundraising form or print your own here: http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/APALSAform.pdf.
Black Law Students Association
Workshop: "Extra Skills for Research and Writing" | October 24 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 240
This program is for students who need additional help with their writing. Professor Coleman will give detailed instructions on successful writing tips for the first year memo, in addition to her already scheduled weekly academic skills sessions. This is for students who need extra guidance with their work.
Panel Event: "Diversity of Opportunities " | November 7 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Room 140
Come listen to and network with professionals from all different areas of law who practice in the Philadelphia community. The panel will include a judge, scholarly professor, corporate in-house counsel, and civil entrepreneur attorney. This is a great opportunity to gain an understanding of what you may possibly want to do in the legal field. We will have a reception to follow after the event.
Criminal Law Society
Public Interest Week Donation Drive | October 12 – October 26 | 12:00 p.m. | 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Fl. Elevator Lobbies
Ready for fall cleaning? We will be collecting gently used items- children’s pants and shorts, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, infant car seats, puzzles and games, baby toys, baby books, sneakers (adult sizes 2-8), baby carriers, pack n’ plays, diaper bags and new socks and underwear. All Donations will be delivered to Cradles to Crayons which benefits children living in low income situations. If you wish to volunteer to help transport the goods, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Boxes will be located in the elevator lobbies on the second, third, and fourth floors.
Health Law Society
Guest Speaker: Emily Weber, Associate Counsel at Temple University Hospital | Monday, October 24 | 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Followed by reception in 3rd Fl. Gallery
Ever wonder what it would be like to go in-house immediately after law school? Hear firsthand from Emily Weber who graduated from Villanova Law in 2006 and immediately went in-house in a hospital in Colorado. Just 5 years after graduating law school, Emily is associate counsel at Temple University Hospital.
Labor and Employment Law Society
Inaugural Meeting | October 27 | 12:00 p.m. | Room 340
Interested in labor and employment law?
Come to the inaugural meeting of Earle Mack’s newest student organization, the Drexel Labor and Employment Law Society! The group will be electing officer positions, discussing plans for upcoming events, and entertaining ideas for future events.
The following officer positions will be elected at the meeting:
- Vice President
- Events Coordinator
The elections will take place October 27 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 340.
Anyone interested in running for an officer position may prepare a short (2-3 minute) statement about their candidacy or submit a written statement to email@example.com.
Latin American Law Students Association
Lalsa General Meeting | October 26 | 1:15-2:15 p.m. | Room 440
Hoagies will be served!
Lalsa Spanish Only Lunch | October 28 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 250
Middle Eastern Food will be served!
Mental Health Law Society
"Criminal Competency: Inside the Mind of Jared Lee Loughner" | October 24 | 12:30 -1:30 p.m. | Room 140
Kirk Heilbrun, Ph.D., will join the Mental Health Law Society for a discussion of issues related to competency to stand trial and the prospect of forced medication to restore competence.
"Mental Health Legislation" | November 7 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 140
Representative Thomas Murt, chair of the Pennsylvania legislature's Mental Health Subcommittee, will join us to discuss the role of legislation in mental health public policy.
Phi Alpha Delta
Harvest for the Homeless: Non-perishable Goods and Clothing Drive | October 24-November 4 | 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Fl. Elevator Lobbies
Donations may be placed in the boxes located on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors by the elevators.
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Events on Campus and Around Town
Election Day Employment Opportunity
Paid opportunity to work election day for Al Schmidt candidate for Philadelphia City Commissioner. The commissioners are in charge of the elections in Philadelphia. From placing the voting machines in the 1600 plus divisions to post election legal challenges, the commissioners play an integral part of the electoral process in Philadelphia. If you would like to volunteer on the campaign and/or work on election day, please contact Steven Boc at Scb59@drexel.edu.
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Workshop
The Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship and the Earle Mack School of Law Present
“Trademarks for Startups”
An Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Workshop
Tuesday, October 25 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship, 3225 Arch Street, Ground Floor
Drexel University's Main Campus
Speakers: Hans Smith and Colleen Swim from the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Panelists: Andrew Baer, Esq. Baer Crossey LLC; Professor Karl Okamoto, Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University
Attend this interactive workshop to learn the legal aspects of choosing company names, brand names and product names. Learn what trademarks are, why they exist, how they are used, and the problems they can cause if misused. This workshop will provide startups with the legal steps they need to take to successfully establish a brand for their new company.
Register at www.baiadacenter/calendar. For additional information, contact Terri Zobel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Behind the Scenes with District Attorney Seth Williams
Happy Hour to Benefit "Mission Kids"
Penn Law Symposium: "Sentencing Law: Rhetoric and Reality"
Penn Law Review invites EMSoL students to attend the symposium, "Sentencing Law: Rhetoric and Reality,"at Penn Law School on October 28 and 29. A diverse and distinguished group of speakers will join us to discuss prison overcrowding, the expansion of criminal sentencing, the war on drugs, and the future of the sentencing guidelines, among other topics. Our speakers include:
- Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- Judge Frederic Block of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- Magistrate Judge L. Felipe Restrepo of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Judge Morris Hoffman of the City and County of Denver
- Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia
- Former DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson
- Former FBI Director William Sessions
- Former U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner, currently a professor of practice at Harvard Law School
The symposium will take place in the Levy Conference Center at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, located at 3400 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, PA. It begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 28, and concludes with a reception at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. To see a schedule of panels or to view speaker biographies, please visit our web site, www.pennumbra.com/symposia. Students can register online for $10. Please note: Meals are included with registration!
Please feel free to e-mail Rachel Levick at email@example.com with any questions about the event.
PDLG Exam Prep Program for 1Ls
The Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG) is pleased to announce that, on October 29, we will host a seminar on preparing for and taking law school exams for diverse 1L students at area law schools. The seminar will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and be held in Center City Philadelphia.
The seminar will consist of two panels, one of law school professors and one of law students and recent law school graduates, who will discuss their perspectives on what law students should do to succeed on their exams, right from the first exam they take. Among the things discussed will be outlining, recognizing professors’ points of view and possible exam questions from class discussions, studying alone or with others, meeting with professors, using past exams that are on file at school and attending prep sessions.
Each professor will explain what he or she looks for in an exam and how to maximize the points and credit for all the answers. They will come from different schools and teach different substantive materials so cumulatively should give a well-rounded view of what professors expect.
Each law student or recent law school graduate will explain how they studied during the semester and how they approached exams – some panelists had excellent grades from the beginning, some improved greatly by changing study methods or exam strategy. They will talk about what worked and what didn't. Again, this should give a well-rounded view of various things that do and don’t work so those attending the seminar can choose what they think will work best for them.
If you are interested in attending, please apply by clicking on this link.
Legal Issues Impacting Latinos
PUENTES, Latino Collaborative of Montgomery County, would like to invite you to the Symposium on
“Legal Issues Impacting Latinos”
November 2, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2506 N. Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18195
We will discuss the unique legal aspects on four mayor areas that constantly impact Latino’s lives: Immigration, Education, Employment and Health.
Space is limited and registration will be taken on a first come first served basis. The registration form is available at http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/101711/Legal-Symposium-Registration.pdf.
If there are any questions, please contact Diana Granados (facilitator, PUENTES Latino Collaborative) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Speed Mentoring Event and Cocktail Reception
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
WHERE: White and Williams, LLP, One Liberty Place, 18th Floor 1650 Market St.
TIME: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Mentoring program begins promptly at 5:45 p.m.)
Modeled on speed dating, speed mentoring is a low-stress, fun way to make connections with diverse attorneys, practicing in a variety of areas and settings. Over the course of the evening, law students and recent law school graduates will have the opportunity to meet with mentors for one-on-one, 10 minute conversations, in which they can ask for career advice, have their resumes reviewed, receive interview advice, and learn more about a mentor’s field of practice or background. Please bring your resume if you would like it reviewed by a mentor.
All participants must register in advance. Please RSVP or direct questions to Lorena E. Ahumada at LAhumada@kleinbard.com or at 267-443-4111.
Barristers' Association of Philadelphia's Annual Thanksgiving Drive
The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia is proud to sponsor its Twenty-Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Drive. This year, the Thanksgiving Drive will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2011.
Annually, we contact area churches for the names of families that need our support during Thanksgiving. We also personally identify local families in need of our support. Once the families are notified, Barristers' members distribute "turkey baskets" at the Cozen Police Athletic League, located at 732 N. 17th Street (17th and Brown), the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving "baskets" contain turkeys, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert, and more.
Last year, we provided Thanksgiving "turkey baskets" to more than 400 families in the Philadelphia area. With the economic downturn continuing to affect families in our area this holiday season, we plan to continue our efforts and meet the needs of families within our community. We hope to distribute more "turkey baskets" this year. To meet this year's goal of 500 families we are in need of your help. We would greatly appreciate a donation of $40.00 payable to the "Barristers' Association of Philadelphia" by November 11, 2011 to help cover the cost of the drive. While we are hoping that each Barrister can donate $40.00, we will gladly accept donations of any kind.
Donations may be sent to:
2011 Barristers' Thanksgiving Drive c/o Scott W. Reid, Esquire
1900 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
We are also looking for volunteers to help distribute the baskets during the Thanksgiving Drive. If you would like to help distribute baskets or help in any other way, please Amber Racine at (215) 790-4564 or at email@example.com. Lastly, if you think your firm or organization would be open to making a corporate donation, please contact Amber so that a formal request can be forwarded.
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Event Advertisement Policy
The new Event Advertisement Policy (“EAP”) is as follows:
If you would like to have your event included in the Weekly Newsletter, please submit a short announcement to Dean Oates and Alanna Bridgett by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. for the following Monday issue. If you do not receive a response from Alanna or Dean Oates within 24 hours, please resend the announcement.
- All flyers and posters for law school events are to be submitted by email to Dean Oates, Dean McGovern, Alanna Bridgett, and Jerry Arrison for approval.
- Upon Dean Oates’ approval, the flyers will be posted on the plasma screens.
- Five stamped, color copies of the flyers can be picked up from Alanna Bridgett in Suite 400.
- Flyers may only be posted on bulletin boards in the School of Law Building and only the five stamped flyers picked up from Alanna Bridgett may be posted.
- Flyers may only be posted on floors 2, 3, and 4. Only one flyer may be posted on floors 3 and 4. On the 2nd floor, only 1 flyer may be posted in the elevator lobby and only 1 flyer may be posted in the gallery. On the 3rd floor, only 1 flyer may be posted on the bulletin board near the rear stairwell.
- Approved posters may be displayed in the lobby on the day of the event only. Posters must be removed at the end of the event.
- Poster size shall not exceed 20” x 30”.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Writing Competitions
2012 ACCFSL Writing Competition - Deadline: December 1, 2011
For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/091911/2012ACCFSLComp.pdf.
The Dukeminier Awards Best Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Review Articles 2012 Student Writing Competition - Deadline: January 1, 2012
For details, please visit http://wiwp.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012-Dukeminier-Awards-Student-Note-Announcement.pdf.
American Indian Law Writing Competition - Deadline: January 31, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.ailr.net/writecomp.
James W. Stoudt Memorial Law School Scholarship - Deadline: November 11, 2011
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is currently accepting applications for the James W. Stoudt Memorial Law School
James W. Stoudt Memorial Law School Scholarship - Deadline: December 2, 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 2, 2011 and can be found at http://www.pabarfoundation.org/Programs%20and%20Awards/James%20W.aspx.
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship - Deadline: January 5, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.bannerwitcoff.com/about/diversity/.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. for the following Monday issue.
End of EMSoL Weekly Newsletter - October 24, 2011