Honor Code and Bylaws - Information Sessions for Students
Over the last year and half, a committee of students and faculty have been working together to develop an Honor Code and implementing Bylaws for the law school. Last Spring, the faculty and students approved a working draft of the Honor Code. Since then, the Honor Code Development Committee has drafted Bylaws to implement the Honor Code and has also made some revisions to the Honor Code in response to the feedback that we received last year from faculty and students
Students and faculty will be asked to vote on the Honor Code and Bylaws in November, and if approved, the Honor Code and Bylaws will go into effect with the beginning of the spring semester.
To ensure that the law school community is informed about the Honor Code and to answer any questions or concerns that arise before voting, the Honor Code Development Committee has set up several information sessions to discuss the Honor Code. Food will be provided at the sessions, and they will be held on the following dates:
- Wednesday, October 24 |12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 240
- Thursday, November 1 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | Room 340
- Wednesday, November 7 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Room 340
The current Honor Code and Bylaws, and a list of the Committee members can be found on Community Property here: https://colleges.moss.drexel.edu/law/SitePages/Honor%20Code.aspx
If you cannot make any of the sessions, please feel free to reach out to any of the Honor Code Development Committee members. We will be happy to answer questions and address any concerns.
Thank you very much for your participation in this important process.
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Upcoming Academic Skills Workshops
All AS workshops are held from 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. in Room 340 (*except when noted below)
Oct. 18 | Exam Strategies I – practice exam
Oct. 25 | No Workshop (LM deadline)
Nov. 1 | Exam Strategies II – practice exam
Nov. 8 | Exam Success Tips (*Law 240)
Nov. 15 | Revising and Editing the 1L Memo | Professor Coleman, Writing Specialist
Dean's Scholar Sessions and Office Hours
For information on the Dean's Scholar Sessions and office hours, please visit http://www.earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/docket/enewsletter/090412/#02.
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Office of Student Affairs
Non-Traditional Law Student Coffee
Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 8:00-9:00 a.m. | 3rd Floor Gallery
Are you juggling law school and spouses, partners, children, and/or aging parents? Then, come to the Non-Traditional Law Student Coffee on Thursday, October 18, 2012 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., 3rd Floor Gallery. Hosted by the Office of Student Affairs. Discuss how to balance home responsibilities with school obligations, studying for the bar, and practicing law.
Trade tips with faculty members and fellow 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls. Share ideas for how EMSoL can support you.
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.
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Career Strategies Announcements
The Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court is now taking applications for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro Fellowship. Each year, the Inn sponsors an eight-week summer internship with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The chosen recipient will receive a $7,000 stipend and the opportunity to work for each of the six Judges of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court. The deadline to apply is December 3, 2012. Details on the internship and application instructions are posted in Symplicity.
Building a Successful Law Firm from Scratch
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | Room 140
Wayne N. Outten, Esquire
Managing Partner, Outten & Golden, LLP
Distinguished Drexel alum, Wayne N. Outten, Esq. ('70) will share his experiences as Managing Partner of the New York City firm, Outten & Golden, LLP. He will discuss his success in creating and building a law firm from the ground up as well as a variety of topics in employment law.
For details, pleas contact Jen Moore in the Career Strategies Office (Jennifer.email@example.com) or 215-571-4702.
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Black Law Students Association
"Life and Debt" - Film Screening and Discussion
October 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Room 340 (Food will be provided)
The Black Law Students Association invites you to a screening of "Life and Debt", an award-winning documentary about the impact of global policies on developing nations.
Business Law Organization
Business Law Org / Bloomberg Law Event
October 18 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. | Room 240 (Lunch will be provided)
?Come join the Business Law Organization for updates about events we are hosting this year, and to learn more about our upcoming speaker series . The meeting will be followed by a brief Bloomberg Law presentation, a service that is very useful in the practice of business law.
Christian Legal Society
October 22 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 230 (Lunch will be provided)
Christian Legal Society (CLS) is having a general meeting on October 22 in Room 230 from 12-1. We will discuss the incorporation of our faith, fellowship, and prayer into our lives as law students. All are welcome! Pizza will be served!
Criminal Law Society
Panel Event: Criminal Law & the Supreme Court Term (Moderated by Dr. Tibbs)
October 24 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Room 240 (Reception to follow)
Come join Criminal Law Society and ACS as we present a panel discussion on two upcoming cases on the Supreme Court's October docket that address the 4th Amendment and drug-detection dogs. Panelists include Professor Kevin Woodson, Professor Kit Kinports (Penn State Dickinson School of Law), Mr. Ronald Eisenberg, Esq. (Deputy District Attorney for the Law Division, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office), and Mr. Thomas Dolgenos, Esq. (Chief of the Federal Litigation Unit, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office). The event will be moderated by Dr. Tibbs.
Food and refreshments will be served at a reception following the discussion.
5th Annual 5K Walk to End Domestic Violence With State Senator LeAnna M. Washington
October 27 | 8:30 a.m.
1 in 4 women will be affected by domestic violence in their lifetime. Come join EMSoL's team and State Senator LeAnna Washington for the 5th Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence as we walk to show solidarity. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., the kickoff ceremony is at 10:00 a.m., and the 5K walk will begin at 10:30 a.m.. For those who have already signed up with the Criminal Law Society, we will meet at EMSoL at 8:30 a.m. where you will receive water, a Nutri-Grain bar, and a Lexis Nexis drawstring bag.
Please contact the Criminal Law Society at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Health Law Society
Labor and Employment Laws and How they Affect Health Care Employees
October 24 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 140
Abbe Flitter from CHOP will talk about her career path and the transition from law firm to in-house counsel at CHOP. She will also discuss her experience with labor and employment law and how it affects health care employees. ?
Mass shootings in the US:
How mental health impacted this behavior and the confidentiality rights of the shooters
November 11 | 12:15-1:015 p.m. | Room 140 (Lunch will be provided)
Dr. Kirk Heilbrun from Drexel University's Psychology Department will discuss the recent shootings at the Batman movie and the Empire State Building. He will share his views from a mental health perspective, specifically issues of doctor-patient confidentiality.
Latin American Law Student Association
General Body Meeting
October 17 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 250 (Lunch will be provided)
Join LALSA for our second general body meeting on Wednesday, October 17th where we will be discussing upcoming events. Burritos will be served!
LGBT Employment Law Brown Bag Discussion with Professor Pedersen
October 17 | 12:05-1:00 p.m. | Room 230
?Please Join Drexel OUTLaw along with the Employment and Labor Law Society for a brown bag discussion with Professor Pedersen on the legal status of LGBT employees facing workplace discrimination.
AIDS Walk Philly
October 21 | 7:30 a.m.
Please join the Drexel OUTLaw team in the Philly Aids Walk. Proceeds support the efforts of Philly AIDS walk to raise awareness and support local AIDS services organization. The walk will be at 7:30 on Oct. 21. For more information, look for our table in the law school in the week leading up to the walk. http://aidswalkphilly.org
Phi Alpha Delta
Harvest for Homeless (Community Service Event)
October 22 - November 2 | Collection boxes are located near the elevators
Phi Alpha Delta is teaming up with YLD of Philadelphia to raise non-perishable goods for Harvest for Homeless. Boxes will be placed outside the elevators to collect clothing, cans, toiletries, shoes, and other goods for shelters in and around Philadelphia. On November 3rd, the materials will be gathered, sorted, and distributed! Please check your closets and make a trip to CVS to donate to this great cause.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Writing Competitions
Update! The National Law Review
Fall 2012 Law Student Writing Competition -
Immigration Law and Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform,
Deadline: Today! October 15, 2012
Topics: Healthcare Law and Social Media Legislation in Relation to Labor and Employment Law, Deadline: November 19, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.natlawreview.com/nlr-writing-competition.
New! DISH "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research & Writing Competition - Deadline: December 1, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.dishediscovery.com/main.html
New! Center for Alcohol Policy National Essay Contest - Deadline: December 14, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest/.
The American College of Legal Medicine’s 2013 Loletta M. Orr Post-Doctoral Student Writing Competition - Deadline: January 4, 2013
For details, please visit http://www.aclm.org/resources/swc/pdfs/swcpostdoctoral2013.pdf .
The American College of Legal Medicine’s 2013 Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine & Bioethics - Deadline: January 4, 2013
For details, please visit http://www.aclm.org/resources/swc/pdfs/swc%202013.pdf .
American Indian Law Review Writing Competition - Deadline:January 31, 2013
For details, please visit http://www.ailr.net/writecomp.
30th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition - Deadline: June 7, 2013
For details, please visit http://bit.ly/R2qONl.
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
Youth Courts Substantive Law Conference at U.S. Attorney's Office
October 17 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | U.S. Attorney’s Office, 615 Chestnut Street, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106
The U.S. Attorney's Office has been working to develop and implement teenage-operated youth courts in the Philadelphia region. Youth courts are an alternative disciplinary system to keep students in school. These programs use positive peer pressure to conform behavior and promote restorative justice; reduce crime and blunt the school-to-prison pipeline; and are a promising youth development strategy. The U.S. Attorney's Office seeks to encourage participation of area law students by hosting a substantive law conference on October 17, 2012. Space is very limited. If interested, please contact Kelly Diaz-Albertini (3L) for more information.
YLD Networking Happy Hour
October 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Pyramid Club (1735 Market Street, Philadelphia)
The next Young Lawyers Division Happy Hour will be Thursday, October 18
at the Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Each attendee will receive two drink tickets and there will also be hors d’oeuvres. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please Click Here to Register.
Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association Inaugural Conference
October 19-20 | Earle Mack School of Law
On Oct. 19-20, the law school will host “Law, Society and the Social Good,” the inaugural conference of the new Mid-Atlantic Law & Society Association.
The conference will bring together 118 presenters from 51 universities and colleges that include American University, Arizona State University, Cornell University, George Mason University Harvard University, New York University, Northwestern University, Penn State University, Rutgers University, Temple University, University of Delaware, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas and Yale University.
Sessions will include panels on Law and Social Movements, Marriage and the State, International Law and Human Rights, Regulating Personal and Private Behaviors, Law and Politics of Justice and Parenting and the Law.
The law school and Drexel University’s College of Arts & Sciences launched the association, with support from American University, George Mason University, the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware.
United States District Court for the Eastern District Of Pennsylvania
Federal Bar Association Reception
Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 4:30 p.m. | Ceremonial Courtroom,
United States Courthouse
Reception to follow in the Edward R. Becker Lobby
Meet The District Court And Magistrate Judges Program
Welcome - Honorable J. Curtis Joyner, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Remarks - Frank McGovern, President of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association,and
Robert DeSousa, National President of the Federal Bar Association
This event is free & open to all FBA members AND non-members.
For details, please contact Robert Martorana at email@example.com
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Free 1L Resources - www.aspenlaw.com/1L/offers
Several free resources for first-year law student. Students may download free digital chapters of our popular Academic Success titles and best selling study aids.
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Only $19.99, the app consists of roughly 500 questions comprised of the following subjects: Civil Procedure, Contracts and UCC Sales Article 2, Criminal Law and Procedure, Property, Torts, and Constitutional Law. The content is repurposed from our Siegel’s series and is geared towards Law Students in their first year. The app includes the following features and functionalities:
- Multiple choice, question and answer format study questions
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Book a 5 to 10 minute presentation on our new EChapters at your next organization meeting with your student advocate! Contact Rosa Parks, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for details.
All Supplements are still 25% OFF when you use code 1DREXEL at www.aspenlaw.com. Get yours before final exams!!
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 October or November.
- 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
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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. 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 - October 15, 2012