Superior Court at EMSoL!
I am pleased to announce that the Superior Court of Pennsylvania will preside at the Earle Mack School of Law on Tuesday, October 30th in Room 140. Three Superior Court Judges: Judge Correale Stevens, President Judge; Judge Mary Jane Bowes; and, Judge William Platt will take the bench and hear oral arguments in real cases presented by real lawyers. For additional information, click here.
A preview of the Superior Court Session will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 240. The preview will be presented by Philip Yoon, Esquire, Chief Clerk of the Superior Court. Mr. Yoon will explain the function of the Superior Court, the types of cases that will be heard on October 30th and also discuss clerkship opportunities. You really don't want to miss this!! We hope you plan to attend.
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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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Position Announcement: Law School Ambassador (1L)
The Admissions Office is looking for six (6) first-year law students to join our Law School Ambassador (LSA) group. First-year Law School Ambassadors play an important role in the admission recruiting process and, as the name implies, act as ambassadors for the Law School. LSAs are called upon to give tours of the law school, assist in recruiting events such as Open Houses, meet with prospective and admitted students, and serve as student representatives at alumni and community events. As an Ambassador, you will serve as a “port of entry” to our visitors each year, and we are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated students to represent the School of Law in this capacity.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please send your resume to Tiffany McClendon at email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Legal Research Center Announcements
New Printers with Free Scanning now at the Legal Research Center!
The LRC’s new printers are equipped with scanning capabilities—you can scan your documents to an email address, or save them on a USB drive. The Pharos card reader is integrated into the touch screen of the new machines, so you no longer have to use a standalone reader to release your print jobs or make copies.
We are interested to hear your opinions on the free scanning and new printers.
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2L Cocktails with the Faculty
All second-year students are invited to a cocktail party with the faculty on Thursday, November 1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the third-floor gallery. No agenda, just drinks and conversation.
A similar event will be held for 1Ls and 3Ls during the Spring semester.
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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. 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
1L Elective Preference Submission
All 1L students will have the opportunity to express their preference for the elective course they will be required to take during the Spring semester, today, Monday, October 22 at 1:00 p.m.
The 1L electives for Spring 2013 are:
Water Regulation taught by Professor Geisinger
International and Transnational Issues in U.S. Law Practice taught by Professor Saunders
Law and Society taught by Professor Corrigan
Disability Law taught by Dean Filler
In order to select your preferences, please go to the Spring Registration page - http://www.earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/studentLife/studentAffairs/registration_materials/2012-13-Spring-Registration/ - and click on the survey link provided at the bottom. The preference selection form will be available through 11:59 p.m. tonight, and students will subsequently be placed into elective courses on the basis of their preferences and the timestamp on their selection submissions.
Exam Deferral and Accommodation Information
All students who have an exam conflict for the Fall semester should submit an exam deferral request to the Office of Student Affairs no later than Friday, October 26, 2012. The form is available in the office.
Any student who is eligible for exam accommodations must submit their documentation to the Office of Student Affairs by the last day of classes, Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at the latest. We cannot guarantee that any requests submitted after that date will be granted.
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Career Strategies Announcements
2013 Ella Baker Summer Internship Program
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is a non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
The Ella Baker Summer Internship Program is part of CCR’s new Social Justice Institute (SJI), an innovative training institute for social justice law students and lawyers created in partnership with the Bertha Foundation. Along with the Ella Baker Program, the SJI supports existing and aspiring social justice lawyers through a range of programs including: post-graduate fellowships, fall/spring internships and externships, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses, regional conferences and national training institutes.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Ella Baker Summer internship Program.. Please see the posting in Symplicity for complete details. 2L Applications Due: November 11, 2012; 1L Applications Due: December 15, 2012
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.
Please join the Career Strategies Office in welcoming Jennifer Moore as our new Coordinator for Recruiting & Communications. Jennifer comes to us with over 19 years of administrative experience in a large law firm setting. Most recently, Jennifer was with the Philadelphia office of Montgomery McCracken in Center City. Jennifer’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number is 215-571-4702.
While Krystal Lespinasse is on maternity leave (congrats Krystal!), Cheryl Landers will be the temporary Assistant for the Career Strategies Office. Cheryl comes to us with over 30 years of executive and administrative experience in legal and educational settings. Cheryl can be reached at 215-571-4785.
Feel free to stop by the Career Strategies office and welcome them to our law school community!
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Halloween Party - This Friday!
Join EMSoL this Friday, October 26, at the Halloween Party! The party will be at Field House (1150 Filbert Street) from 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Free food and drink tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cover charge. There will be a costume contest with lots of awesome prizes that will take place at 11:00 p.m. Guests are welcome!
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American Constitution Society
Speaker Event / Book Signing: Shon Hopwood
October 25 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Room 340 (Reception to follow in second-floor gallery)
Shon Hopwood was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for robbing banks in his home state of Nebraska. During his time in prison, he taught himself the law and began writing petitions for other inmates to challenge their sentences. In that vein, Hopwood wrote a petition for certiori to the Supreme Court of the United States, which was accepted, in the case of Fellers v. United States. The case was eventually won, and it set Hopwood on his path to redemption outside of prison. Now a law student himself, Hopwood comes to Drexel to promote his new book, Law Man, and to discuss notions of justice in the law. The talk with be followed by a reception and book signing in the second floor of the law school. The event is co-sponsored by Drexel Law ACS and the Drexel Law Federalist Society, with help from Professor Lisa McElroy.
Black Law Students Association
BLSA Career Panel: "Diversity of Opportunities"
October 29 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Room 340 (Reception to follow)
Lawyers from the Philadelphia community will join us to discuss their respective fields and effective strategies for career development. Featuring: Twanda Turner-Hawkins - Managing Attorney, Pennsylvania Staff Counsel, Allstate Insurance Company | Shabrei Parker - Law Clerk for the Honorable Sandy L.V. Byrd, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas | Deborah Watson-Stokes - Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office - Homicide Unit | Leon Goodman - Chief Counsel, Office of Audit and Compliance Investigations.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
The National Law Review Fall 2012 Law Student Writing Competition -
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.
DISH "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research & Writing Competition - Deadline: December 1, 2012
For details, please visit http://www.dishediscovery.com/main.html
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
Speaker Event: "Juvenile Offenders and Forensic Mental Health in Argentina"
Today! Monday, October 22, 2012 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | MacAlister Hall, Rooms 2019-2020
Reception to follow
Jorge Folino, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at the National University of La Plata (UNLP) in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. He is Director of UNLP’s graduate program in Forensic Mental Health and Director of the Mental Health Research Curriculum. He also is past-Director of the UNLP graduate program in Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Folino is an Expert Consultant to the Judicial Power of Buenos Aires Province. He served on the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Mental Health and the Law, was a member of the Advisory Board to the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, and was past-President of the Society of Psychiatry in La Plata. He also served as Chief of Psychiatry Services in a female Argentine prison. Dr. Folino has authored 7 books, more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters, and numerous policy papers and technical reports for the Judicial Power.
South Asian Bar Association of Delaware's 5th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Barrister’s Club at Widener University School of Law, 4601 Concord Pike in Wilmington, Delaware
Please join us on Wednesday, October 24th from 6 - 8 pm at the Barrister’s Club at Widener University School of Law, 4601 Concord Pike in Wilmington, Delaware for our Fifth Anniversary Celebration with Guest Speaker, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and one of Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’.
Thank you to our generous sponsors, Ballard Spahr, Skadden, Cole Schotz, Potter Anderson, Fish and Richardson, Morris Nichols, the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) and the South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA)!
This is a free event open to interested members or friends of the Delaware legal community. Feel free to forward to others who may be interested. Please RSVP by October 19th to Anne Gwal at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Pulitzer Prize Winner Sonia Nazario, Keynote Speaker at Philadelphia Bar Association
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. | Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor Conference Center
Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite With His Mother " will discuss her book at a Wednesday, Oct. 31 Chancellor's Forum. "Enrique’s Journey" chronicles the real-life struggle of a Honduran boy trying to locate his mother in the United States.
This first-hand account describes the life-threatening trips made by children who come to the United States without parents. Nazario accompanied Enrique and other youth as they spent weeks traveling through Central America and Mexico to reach the United States. Her presentation will include slides of the journey. She will also discuss the issues facing immigrant youth separated from their families as well as the need for pro bono work in this area. This program is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Immigration Law Committee and HIAS Pennsylvania.
This event is free and open to all Association members and their guests. RSVP is required. Lunch is available for purchase for $8 (Association members) and $9.50 (nonmembers) if reserved in advance. Click here to RSVP.
For more information, contact Wendy Castor Hess, chair, Immigration Law Committee, at 215-885-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Marisa Falcon, Development and Communications Coordinator, HIAS Pennsylvania, at (215) 832-0940 or 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.
Study on the Go with the Siegel’s 1L Q&A App for Android Devices - aspenlaw.com
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
- Customizable quizzes – users pick the topic area(s) and number of questions in a quiz
- Reference setting, with answers and explanations
- Stat tracking
- Save quiz feature
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 22, 2012