Pennsylvania Voter ID Law
In order to vote on November 6, you must be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Voter ID Law. Your Drexel Dragon Card is in compliance with the law as long as it has a current expiration date. If your Dragon Card does not have an expiration date or if the expiration date has expired, please go to the Dragon Card Office in the Creese Center and they will provide you with a sticker for your Dragon Card at NO CHARGE.
Pennsylvania Voter ID Law
To be acceptable for voting, an ID issued by an accredited Pennsylvania public or private institution of higher learning must include: (1) the voter’s name, (2) a photograph of the voter, (3) the name of the institution, and (4) an expiration date that is current (in other words, the ID cannot have expired on the date the voter is casting his/her vote).
If you have any questions, please contact Dean McGovern.
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Dean's Scholar Sessions and Office Hours
Dean’s Scholar Sessions
Professor Asbury: Alexandra McGee, Erica Briant
Session 1: Mondays 11:00-12:00 Law 240
Session 2: Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 Law 420
Professor Saunders: Taylor Ocasia, Kyle Nocho
Session 1: Tuesdays 12:05-1:05 Law 250
Session 2: Fridays 12:05-12:55 Law 240
Professor Benforado: Nicole Adams, Megan Young
Session 1: Mondays 3:30-4:30 Law 250
Session 2: Thursdays 3:30-4:30 ISB 112
Professor Boss: Todd Nothstein, Kaili Janus
Session 1: Mondays 3:30-4:30 Law 420
Session 2: Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 Law 230
Professor Furrow: Joe Zeidner, Eileen Somers
Session 1: Mondays 12:00-1:00 ISB 112
Session 2: Wednesdays 12:05-1:05 ISB 112
Professor Geisinger: John Corcoran, Eva De Lair
Session 1: Tuesdays 1:00-1:50 Law 340
Session 2: Thursdays 10:30-11:30 Law 140
Dean’s Scholar Office Hours
Alex McGee: Monday: 3:30-4:30 (Room 221) | Wednesday: 3:30-4:30 (Room 221)
Erica Briant: Thursday: 10:00-11:40 (Room 221)
Taylor Ocasia: Tuesday: 1:00-2:00 (Room 221) | Tuesday: 3:30-4:30 (Room 222)
Kyle Nocho: Monday: 10:45-12:00 (Room 221) | Wednesday: 1:00-1:45 (Room 221)
Nicole Adams: Monday: 12:15-1:00 (222) | Wednesday: 12-1:15 (222)
Megan Young: Tuesday: 12:00-2:00 (222)
Todd Nothstein: Tuesday: 3:30-4:30 (221) | Wednesday: 2:00-3:00 (221)
Kaili Janus: Monday: 12:00-2:00 (221)
Joe Zeidner: Thursday: 10:30-12:30 (222)
Eileen Somers: Wednesday: 1:15-3:15 (222)
John Corcoran: Wednesday: 3:30-5:30 (222)
Eva De Lair: Monday: 1:00-2:00 (222) | Thursday: 11:30-12:30 (223)
Questions? Please contact Professor Kraybill at email@example.com.
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Watch the Moot Court Competition's Final Round - September 10
All are invited to come and watch the final round of the 2012 Moot Court Internal Competition on September 10 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Room 140.
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Career Strategies Announcements
- Beyond OCI – Finding Summer Jobs, September 10, 12:10 p.m. RSVP in Symplicity.
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- Law Clerk, Court of Common Pleas, Wayne County, PA.
- Judicial Intern/Extern for Fall 2012 with Senior Judge James J. Fitzgerald, III (PA).
- Intern, Getson & Schatz, P.C. (Immigration Law), Center City, Philadelphia.
(Apply through Symplicity)
Office of Student Affairs
Important Policy Change!
For your own security, we will be more strictly enforcing the use of your Drexel email in any communication about your records. Examples are registration changes, transcript requests, and information about your grades. We ask that you initiate contact from your Drexel email, and all replies will be sent to your Drexel email.
FERPA (Records Release/Privacy)
The Law School has created a general release (Law School FERPA Release) that authorizes professors to share record information (gpa, class grade, etc.) in recommendations to potential employers the student has identified. Signed forms should be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs. If you have any questions about the form, please feel free to contact Dean Oates or Prof. Coleman.
DO NOT take lockers you haven’t been assigned to. New students received locker cards with a number – if you no longer have the card, please see OSA for your locker number. Continuing students must request a new locker in the Fall through OSA. We will cut the lock if a student reports the locker we have assigned to them has been taken by another student.
Summer Courses (outside EMSOL)
If you took any credits over the Summer that you are seeking to have transferred, be sure to have official transcripts sent to OSA, to the attention of Theresa Gallo.
If you’ve changed your name, make sure to let us know. You will still need to change your name officially with the University by bringing the appropriate documentation to the Student Resource Center, on the 2nd floor of Drexel’s Main Building.
Students who intend to graduate in December should apply for their degree through DrexelOne by Friday, September 14. Go to the Student Records section, click “More Bannerweb Student Records,” and then “Apply for Your Degree.”
If you are not taking the Drexel Health Insurance Plan, don’t forget to waive out by AUGUST 30th (for new students) / SEPTEMBER 30th (for continuing students); otherwise you will be automatically enrolled and incur charges. Additional student loans are available to cover health insurance costs. See Mary de Rivera, the law school financial aid advisor for details. (Please note an error in the Welcome Back email that misstated the deadline for continuing students.)
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Legal Research Center
Position Announcement: Dean’s Faculty Research Fellow
The Legal Research Center solicits applications from second and third year law students for the position of Dean’s Faculty Research Fellow to begin in September 2012 and continue through the end of the Spring Semester 2013.
The Dean’s Faculty Research Fellow, under the direction of the Research & Instructional Services librarians, works on research projects for law school faculty members and the Legal Research Center librarians. Past research projects have dealt with traditional legal research topics and various interdisciplinary subjects including business, education, and psychology. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with faculty members, make full use of the library’s collection, and develop excellent research and writing skills.
The fellow works 10 hours per week. The fellow doesn’t work during reading, exam, or break periods.
Pay is competitive. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Peter Egler, Head of Research & Instructional Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, 9/9/2012.
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Student Bar Association
Friday, September 14 | 12:00-2:00 p.m. |
Second Floor Gallery
The SBA invites you to become more acquainted with the vendors we have on campus.
On-campus vendors offer research help, study guides, exam-taking tips, and so much more!
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1L Information Session | Today! September 4 | 1:15-2:00 p.m. | Room 440 (Lunch will be provided)
The Drexel Brehons promotes and celebrates Irish culture in the Drexel and Philadelphia communities. We coordinate events that bring the students and faculty together to celebrate our rich heritage, including our Immigration Clinic at the Irish Immigration Center in Upper Darby. The Breho?ns provide networking opportunities with members of the larger Brehon Law Society of Philadelphia and our sister student societies at the other area law schools. We also strive to serve our communities in Philadelphia and Ireland.???
The Drexel Brehons will be hosting their information session for 1Ls on Tuesday, September 4 in Room 440 from 1:15 - 2:00. Lunch from Hummus will be served!
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals |September 10 | 7:00 p.m. | Irish Immigration Center, 7 South Cedar Lane Upper Darby, PA 19082
On Monday, September 10, Drexel 3Ls Eamon Gallagher and Krystal Kane will be giving a presentation on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at the Irish Immigration Center in Upper Darby, along with Shelley Grant, Esq. of Bagia & Associates, P.C. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, please contact the Drexel Brehons at email@example.com or the Irish Immigration Center at (610) 789-6355.
Criminal Law Society
General Meeting | September 5 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 440 (Lunch will be provided)
Come out to the Criminal Law Society's first general meeting on Wednesday to find out what we will be up to this semester and to enjoy a delicious lunch from Rana's Middle Eastern Cuisine. All new and returning students are welcome and encouraged to attend! We will be discussing our planned events for this semester and the open board positions currently available to 1Ls.
Intellectual Property Law Society
Meeting | September 19 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 140 (Lunch will be provided)
Please join the IP Society for the first general meeting! We will present an overview of Intellectual Property, with brief presentations on Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents.
Jewish Law Students Association
Meeting | September 5 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 230
First Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) Meeting of the Year!
Come welcome back old friends and make new ones as we talk about accommodations for the High Holidays and Jewish community events at Drexel Law and around Philadelphia.
Kosher lunch will be provided.
National Lawyers Guild
The Drexel chapter of the NLG invites you to:
Introductory Meeting | September 11 | 1:15 p.m. | Room 440 (Lunch will be provided)
An introductory meeting to learn about what we do and how you can get involved. We will talk about opportunities for 1L Representatives to the Drexel NLG, our pro bono projects, upcoming speakers and our mentoring program, among other things.
"The Affordable Care Act: What SCOTUS's decision means for Con Law and Low Income Americans"
September 24 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 440 (Lunch will be provided)
A discussion with Professor David Cohen and Kristin Dama from Community Legal Services, about how the recent decision on the Affordable Care Act changes Constitutional jurisprudence and how it's implementation will affect underserved communities in Pennsylvania and across America. This event is co-sponsored by the Health Law Society.
The National Lawyers Guild is a progressive organization dedicated to the need for basic economic and political change. Founded in 1937 the National Lawyers Guild was the nation’s first racially-integrated bar association at a time when the ABA was not. During its history, the NLG has been an important part of the struggle for democracy, for economic and social justice, and against oppression and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, immigration status, class, gender or sexual orientation.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Writing Competitions
2012 Women’s Rights Committee Legal Writing Competition - Deadline: October 5, 2012
For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/061112/PBA-Womens-Rights-Writing-Comp.pdf
American Indian Law Review Writing Competition - Deadline:January 31, 2013
For details, please visit http://www.ailr.net/writecomp
New! 30th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition - Deadline: June 7, 2013
For details, please visit http://bit.ly/R2qONl.
2012 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award - Deadline: Today, September 4, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.law.uh.edu/financialaid/gaming%20law.pdf.
2012 James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Program - Deadline: December 3, 2012
For details, please visit http://pabarfoundation.org/Programs%20and%20Awards/James%20W.aspx
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On and Off-Campus Events
Young Lawyers Division Lunch & Information Session
Wednesday, September 5 | 12:00-12:45 p.m. | Rooms 140 & 240
The Young Lawyers Division serves 2,800 members and oversees the activities
of more than 30 committees in the areas of public service, law-related education
and service to the legal community. YLD members enjoy opportunities to network
and participate in activities that contribute to their personal and professional
enrichment. Come see what the Philadelphia YLD can do for you!
When is Rape 'Legitimate'? International Perspectives on Medico-Legal Responses to Sexual Assault
Wednesday, September 5 | 3:00-5:00 p.m. | Room 302
Amid controversy over Rep. Todd Akin's comments on "legitimate rape," this round table discussion will explore assessments of complainants' credibility and legitimacy that forensic medical examiners and criminal justice officials make on a regular basis. Speakers:
* Professor Rose Corrigan of the Earle Mack School of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences
* Lesley McMillan, of Glasgow Caledonian University
* Sameena Mulla of Marquette University
* Gethin Rees of the University of Southampton
* Deborah White of Trent University
The Philadelphia Global Initiative on the Rule of Law
Monday, September 10 | 2:00-6:00 p.m. | Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street
Get ready for today’s global labor market! Whether you study politics, religion, warfare, business, economics or law, you need to grow into that global orientation. You are invited to a unique event on September 10, when experts will discuss the impact and effects of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Come hear how the ICC will influence how we will do business in the global markets, how we practice law, and how we need to abide by international rules of justice. The event will be held from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street. Details are available here.
Phila. Inspector General Amy Kurland, "Combating Fraud in Philadelphia"
Thursday, September 13 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. (hors d'oeuvres followed by program) | Saul Ewing, Centre Square West, 1500 Market Street, 38th floor | Entrance: FREE
Please join us for an evening with Philadelphia Inspector General Amy Kurland, who will be speaking about the City Office of the Inspector General, which is responsible for rooting out corruption, fraud and misconduct by city employees and those doing business with the city. Recent high-profile cases investigated by the office will be discussed along with useful insights for Philadelphians in dealing with city government fraud-related issues.
Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served alongside opportunities to network and socialize with Philadelphia’s established and emerging leaders and direct questions to Inspector General Kurland.
Athletics and Beyond: A Conversation about Title IX
Friday, September 28 | 4:00-5:15 p.m. (Reception to follow until 6:15 PM) | Drexel University Recreation Center,
3301 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
Title IX, part of 1972 federal legislation that bans sex discrimination at educational institutions, has opened opportunities for millions of women and girls to participate in sports. But its application is far broader than athletics, providing equal access to educational opportunities for male and female students and prohibiting sexual misconduct on campuses.
Students, college administrators, and advocates are invited to this wide-ranging discussion.
For details and to register, visit http://drexel.edu/vision2020/get_involved/title-IX/.
Tribute to INTERPOL's Noble - September 28-29
September 28 & 29 | Time and Location: See details below
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives will present a gala and scholarship dinner in honor of INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble on Friday, Sept. 28.
The dinner, from 6 to 11 p.m., will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. For more information, visit www.nobletribute.com or call 267-713-2628.
Additionally, a free Greater Philadelphia Community Town Hall meeting "A Conversation with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble" will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Philadelphia Free Library, 1901 Vine St. This will be an opportunity for the citizens of the greater Philadelphia region to meet and ask Secretary General Noble questions about terrorism, global crime, international identity theft, human trafficking, maritime piracy, theft of intellectual property, narcotics smuggling, etc.
ABC News Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas and 6ABC Action News senior reporter Vernon Odom will be the moderators at the event.
Suicide Prevention Walk
October 7 | Starts: 9:00 a.m. Ends: 12:00 p.m. Check-in Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Philadelphia Art Museum
The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in over 250 communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority. Click here for details - http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1776.
National Law Students Worker's Rights Conference - October 12-13
Where: The Conference Center of the Maritime Institute | 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Keynote Speaker: Craig Becker, AFL-CIO
Friday Evening Panel: Organized Labor and Worker Issues in the 2012 Election
Patrick J. Szymanski, Change to Win, Moderator
Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times
Karen Ackerman, 2012 Progressive Congress Table
Dorian T. Warren, Columbia University, SIPA
With multiple interactive workshops, panel discussions and keynote address, the conference will give each participant additional insight into becoming an advocate for workers and their families. Students will:
- gain a greater understanding of, appreciation for and interest in the issues facing American workers;
- supplement their labor and workers' rights courses; and
- network with fellow law students, top labor attorneys, professors, nonprofit practitioners and government officials.
Registration is open - http://www.peggybrowningfund.org/workers-rights-conference.
Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association Inaugural Conference - October 19-20
The Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association will host its Inaugural Conference at the Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University, in Philadelphia, PA, on October 19-20, 2012. Please make plans to attend and encourage others to join us! Theme: Law, Society, and the Social Good.
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Aspen Law & LexisNexis Announcements
Aspen Study Aides on Sale
Aspen Study Aides on Sale for 25% at www.aspenlaw.com/learn using coupon code 1DREXEL.
- Civil Procedure Aspen Treatise by Freer
- All Examples and Explanations
- Emanuel's Outlines
- Law in Flash Cards
- Siegals, and MORE!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Rewarding the Time You Spend on Lexis Advanced with Extra Points
2Ls & 3Ls who research on Lexis Advance™ can earn up to 5,000 LexisNexis® Rewards points each month this fall. Use Lexis Advance for your assignments this fall and you could win up to 5,000 points each month.
- Spend just 20 minutes using Lexis Advance in September, October or November (or all three!)
- You'll receive an email with a Rewards Spin Code within a week of hitting the 20-minute threshold.
- Spin the wheel for a minimum of 100 points - with the chance to win up to 5,000 points! (Everyone who spins, wins.) You'll receive your points as soon as you spin.
Remember that points = rewards!
Only 2L and 3L students will receive an email with a Rewards code and a link to spin the wheel. You may spin the wheel any time after receiving your Rewards code, which will be about a week after reaching the 20-minute research threshold. For more information visit: www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool. If you have any questions, see your friendly Lexis Representative: John Wilson
One-on-One Lexis Advanced Training for All Students Now Available
Having some trouble finding that perfect case? Wish you could figure out how to weed out those cases or statutes that have nothing to do with your topic? Trying to find a secondary source to understand what is going on in the case you just read?
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Lexis Advance is now offering one-on-one training for all students. Each session can earn a student up to 400 points for improving his or her Lexis Advanced knowledge and skill!
To take advantage of this offer, contact your friendly Lexis Representative: John Wilson or contact lexis via the Facebook group.
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. Submissions for the Weekly Newsletter are due by Wednesday at noon for the following Monday issue. To submit a notice for publication in the Weekly Newsletter, please follow the appropriate link: *Organizers of meetings/events held at EMSoL , *all others.
End of EMSoL Weekly Newsletter - September 4, 2012