Announcing Dean’s Office Hours
Have something on your mind you’d like to share with the Dean? Dean Dennis’ door is open! He’ll be holding office hours just about each week. The times will rotate in order to accommodate the variety of student schedules. Please stop by to share an accomplishment or concern, or just to say hello and have a cup of coffee. Hours for the rest of the semester are:
Tuesday, 11/22 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 12/2 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 12/13 1:30-2:30 p.m.
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Career Strategies Office
Job Opportunity: Sachs Law Group (Immigration)
Sachs Law Group is looking for a new law clerk. This is a part-time school year position available immediately to a 2L or 3L student with the opportunity to work full time during the summer. This is an opportunity to practice immigration law in a small, fast-paced firm. See Symplicity Job Postings for more details.
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Office of Student Affairs
Non-Traditional Law Students Lunch
Please join Professor Coleman and other law students who are juggling law school, spouses, partners, children, pets, and aging parents for an informal lunch and chat on Nov. 29 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 250.
Please RSVP by Nov. 21 to Nora Olsewski at email@example.com.
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Fall Dean’s Scholar Session Schedule
PLEASE NOTE: The Fall Dean’s Scholar Program ends on November 30. Dean’s Scholar sessions and office hours will not be held after November 30.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by her office, Room 418 (on the 4th floor next to Classroom 420).
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American Constitution Society
November 21 at Noon in Room 240 - "Bart Gets Hit By a Car" Torts and Professional Responsibility Review
Review Torts and Professional Responsibility using as a fact pattern a 1991 episode of "The Simpsons".
Lunch will be served.
November 22 at Noon in Room 240 - Jamin Raskin: "Crisis in the Electoral College: The Pennsylvania Plan, the National Popular Vote, and the Future of American Democracy."
Food (not pizza) will be served.
Jamin B. Raskin is currently a Senior Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is a Professor of Constitutional Law at American University’s Washington College of Law and Director of its Program on Law and Government. Professor Raskin is the founder of the acclaimed Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. He has also served as a Maryland State Senator since 2007, in which capacity Raskin sponsored the National Popular Vote Bill, legislation ensuring that the winner of future presidential elections will also be the winner of the popular vote. While Raskin's Maryland was the first state to pass the National Popular Vote Bill, numerous other states (not yet including Pennsylvania) have followed suit, providing approximately half the electoral votes required for its implementation. He has written dozens of essays and law review articles and several books, including the 2003 Washington Post bestseller, Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus the American People. He holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law (where he served as editor of Law Review).
Looking Ahead to the Spring...
"The Scottsboro Boys" - Join ACS, the BLSA , and JLSA for a weekend matinee performance of "The Scottsboro Boys", a musical production of the saga of the Scottsboro Boys trial with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb (writers of "Chicago", "Cabaret", and the song "New York, New York"). The saga of the Scottsboro Boys, a group of young black men falsely accused of rape in 1930's Alabama, is a fascinating and horrifying story of race and justice in the United States, and also involves issues of antisemitism, the right of a jury trial, and the use of the death penalty. The show will open on January 20, 2012 and close February 19, 2012. The ACS, BLSA, and JLSA will be negotiating a group rate discount, and the exact date of the performance will be announced when a tally of interested students is completed. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, November 21, and include "Scottsboro Boys" in the subject line.
On January 25, 2012 at noon in 140:The "Civil Action" attorney Jan Schlichtmann will come to speak at Drexel. More details to follow.
Labor and Employment Law Society
Screening of "The Office" and Study Break | November 22 | 12-1:00 pm | Room 250: Take a break from studying and enjoy an episode of “The Office.” We’ll watch the episode and then talk about some of the related labor and employment law issues we spotted, as well as tips for you to think about in your own employment situations. Lunch provided.
Field trip to Willig, Williams & Davidson | November 29 | 12:00-2:00 p.m. | Rittenhouse Square: The Labor & Employment Law Society is taking a field trip to the law offices of Willig, Williams & Davidson, one of the largest and most respected union-side labor firms in the United States. Our visit will be hosted by labor law professor Nan Lassen, a partner at the firm. Transportation provided.
Please RSVP to Health Law Society LaborEmploymentDragons@gmail.com
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Events on Campus and Around Town
Young Lawyers Division's Holiday Party and Gift Drive | Dec. 5| 6-9 p.m.
Celebrate the end of the year in style with food and friends. Our sponsor, LDiscovery, a software company specializing in digital forensics, electronic discovery and web hosting, will raffle off an iPad2 at this event!
Enjoy over 16 craft beers on draft, house wine and cocktails along with Smokin' Betty's famous BBQ sliders, tater tots and tons of upscale American comfort food!
* Help support Peoples Emergency Center and the Support Center for Child Advocates and bring an unwrapped toy or gift!
YLD Member $35.00 each
YLD Member with (1) Guest $75.00 each
Law Student Member $25.00 each
Non Member $65.00 each
Non-Section Member $45.00 each
At Smokin Betty's: 116 S. 11th Street.
Registration required by Dec. 1
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Earn gift cards for doing legal research!
The holidays are just around the corner. Need a way to pay for holiday gifts? Earn LexisNexis points and cash them in for gift cards or other available items.
Earning opportunities for the month of November include:
15 points per day for legal research
100 points per Think like a Lawyer quiz (1/week during November)
400 points for completion of 1 Spotlight Tutorial
500 points for individual training with a Lexis rep
Get up to 1,950 points during November. That’s equivalent to almost $25 in gift cards!
Questions? Want to schedule a 1-on-1 training? Email Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
2011 Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition - Deadline: December 2, 2011
For details, please visit http://tinyurl.com/62upp6y.
New! Center for Alcohol Policy's National Essay Contest - Deadline: December 19, 2011
For details, please visit http://www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest/.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Diversity Task Force Student Essay Competition
Deadline: December 31, 2011
Topic: “Tough on Crime” vs. “Smart on Crime”: What's the Difference?
For details, please visit www.nacdl.org/essaycompetition.
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.
New! Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law -
Deadline: January 17, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/plel/LouisJacksonNWC.html.
American Indian Law Writing Competition - Deadline: January 31, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.ailr.net/writecomp.
New! Hazing Awareness Scholarship - Deadline: Several. Check website for details.
Please visit http://www.collegegreekbooks.com/cashaward.html.
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 (abridgett at drexel.edu) by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. for the following Monday issue.