EMSoL's Client Counseling Competition Teams Announced
We are proud to announce that the following students will be representing the Earle Mack School of Law at the 2013 Client Counseling Competition at Temple University in February:
Team 1: Sam Halterman and Jennifer Ceglinski (Coached by Larry Schempp, Esq.)
Team 2: Irene Lehne and Maanda Makwarela (Coached by Dean Kevin Oates)
Please be sure to congratulate them!
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Office of Student Affairs
As you know, course evaluations have begun and so far the response rate has been great. If you do miss a class meeting where the evaluation is administered or don’t have your laptop with you, please remember to complete these evaluations later on. As always, your feedback is important!
Practice Exam Policy Reminder
Students are reminded that in order to be eligible for technical assistance during exams, they must comply with the Practice Exam Policy. Specifically, prior to 5:00 PM on November 28th, they must:
1. Go to the Exam Center (https://colleges.moss.drexel.edu/law/ExamCenter/SitePages/Students.aspx)
2. Get their 5-digit Exam ID
3. Download and install the current version of Exam4 (instructions available in the Exam Center)
4. Complete and submit a qualifying Practice Exam
A "Qualifying Practice Exam" is one where you...
1. Enter your current-term 5-digit Exam ID in the appropriate field in Exam4
2. Select "F12 Practice exam" in Exam4's Course List
3. Select CLOSED mode
Again, the final deadline for compliance with this policy and tech support eligibility is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 28th.
You can find the conditions and schedule for all your exams in the Exam Center.
An important note: The new OPEN+LAPTOP option, whereby you can access your computer files for reference during the exam, is only available for those exams that say “OPEN+LAPTOP” in the Exam4 Mode column. In other words, this is NOT an option for any and all exams. If your exam is listed as CLOSED in that column, you must have a hard copy of the materials you are permitted to use.
For those of you who do have the OPEN+LAPTOP option, please note again that anything you want to and are permitted to use during the exam, if not hard copy, must be saved to your computer beforehand. You will not be able to access materials and information on TWEN and Blackboard, Google Docs, etc. during the exam – these require a network connection you will not have.
I hope this helps clear up any confusion.
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Career Strategies Announcements
ABA - Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
The American Bar Association Section of Litigation is now accepting applications for its Summer 2013 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program on November 1st for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students. Applications must be submitted by January 4, 2013.
The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as LGBT.
Participating judges are from:
- Phoenix, AZ
- Los Angeles, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- Washington, DC
- Miami, FL
- Philadelphia, PA
- Seattle, WA
Complete details can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/initiatives/good_works/judicial_intern_opportunity_program/students.html or via Symplicity posting.
United States Bankruptcy Court Summer Internship Program
The United States Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania is preparing for the 2013 Summer Internship Program and invites EMSol students to send resumes for consideration. The internship offers law students the opportunity to participate in the judicial side of the bankruptcy process. They also will be able to attend various district court summer intern activities. Students who wish to apply for this program must be available beginning on/about June 3, 2013. Chosen applicants will be required to be fingerprinted and pass a criminal history/security clearance.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and (if available) a current law school transcript no later than January 4, 2013. Application packages should be emailed to: Chambers_of_Judge_Eric_Frank@paeb.uscourts.gov
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.
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De-Stress & Achieve Success with relaxation activities, including massages and yoga with Professor Gordon.
Activities will be held on Nov. 29 & 30, in the 3rd Floor Gallery, with snacks and drinks served all day from Nov. 29 - Dec. 5. There will also be a study supplements table where students can donate any unwanted study aids.
Sponsored by the SBA, ABA, and the Office of Student Affairs
Co-sponsored by the Latin American Law Student Assoc., Drexel OUTlaw, International Law Society, Sports Law & Entertainment, Drexel Law Veterans Association, and the Public Interest Liaison.
November 29: Coffee and Tea, Massages and Yoga*
November 30: Coffee and Tea, Massages and Yoga*
December 3-5: Snacks and free study-aid table
*Please bring a yoga mat or a towel for the yoga sessions.
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Scholarships and Writing Competitions
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 .
2013 Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition - Deadline: January 7, 2013
For details, please visit http://fedbar.org/Sections/Section-on-Taxation/Writing-Competition.aspx.
2013 Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition - Deadline: January 7, 2013
The 2013 Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition is sponsored by the Journal of Business & Securities Law, a student journal of Michigan State University College of Law. Eligible students are invited to submit a business or securities law-related article in law review format to the Journal of Business & Securities Law at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 7th, 2013. The winner will receive a $500 prize and guaranteed publication in the Journal’s spring issue. All inquiries and questions should be directed to: Zach Brown - email@example.com.
2012-2013 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law -
Deadline: January 22, 2013
For details, please visit http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace/louis-jackson-writing-competition.
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.
Hogan/Smoger Access To Justice Essay Contest - Deadline: March 31, 2013
For details, please visit http://publicjustice.net/news-events/awards/hogansmoger-essay-contest
Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Writing Competition -
Deadline: April 15, 2013
For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/law/docket/enewsletter/110512/PBA-Writing-Contest.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
Hispanic Lawyers Organization of South Jersey (HiLO) Scholarship - Deadline: December 5, 2012
For details, please visit Mary DeRivera in the Office of Student Affairs, Suite 450.
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On and Off-Campus Events
Toys for Tots at EMSoL
November 26-December 13
Brought to you by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Collection boxes will be on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors by the elevators.
For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meditation for Stress Management
November 27 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | MacAlister Hall, Room 2019/2020
The Drexel Meditation Group invites you to a lecture by Pat George, the founder of the Zen Center of Philadelphia. This event will be appropriate for brand new and more experienced meditation practitioners alike. In addition to a facilitated meditation, George will discuss the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for stress management.
The Drexel Meditation Group also hosts weekly meditation sessions from 12:30-1:00 p.m. every Thursday for the entire Drexel community in the Intercultural Center, Room 204. No RSVPs are necessary. For more information contact email@example.com.
Happy Hour for Hunger—Food Drive for Philabundance
November 27 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Tir Na Nog, 1600 Arch Street
Sponsored by the Women in the Profession Committee’s Public Service Task Force. It’s simple: Bring nonperishable foods and get drink and food specials in return. Or, if it’s easier, just bring a monetary donation. After it’s over, we’ll take your donations to Philabundance.
Tir Na Nog is graciously extending their happy hour for us, and offering $3 Miller Lite, Coors Lite, and domestic drafts; $5 imported and craft beers and house wine; and $5 nachos.
Philabundance provides food for 65,000 Delaware Valley residents each week. They serve 9 counties, with 500 partner agencies. They are currently experiencing a food shortage, so your donations are especially critical.
What to bring:
Recently purchased healthy food products that are in boxes, cans, or plastic bottles and do not need refrigeration.
Philabundance has a special need for:
*Macaroni and Cheese
*Canned Beef Stew
*Creamy Peanut Butter
*Canned Green Beans
*Breakfast Cereal and Hot Cereal
Organize Your Start-Up: A Legal How-To
November 27 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Laurence A. Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship,
3225 Arch Street, Ground Floor, Drexel Univ.
The Laurence A. Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Earle Mack School of Law present, Organize Your Start-Up: A Legal How-To (An Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Workshop). Come learn from the students of the Drexel Entrepreneurial Law Clinic how to organize your start-up to get you on the right foot. We will review common corporate documents and agreements you need to have in place to protect the company and founders and to prepare to raise seed funding for your start-up. A must for all dorm room entrepreneurs!
Register at www.baiadainstitute.com/calendar. For additional information, contact Terri Zobel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Finals Party Hosted by EMSoL Alum
November 28 | 6:00 p.m. | City Tap House, 39th and Walnut Sts.
($4 craft beers | $5 mixed drinks | and $6 wine)
I’m throwing you a party, Drexel Law! Consider this your notice to come out with your friends and enjoy yourselves!
This invite is for EVERYONE . . . current students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, etc. If we get enough people to show up, the City Tap House will reserve an area of the bar for us. But you need to make sure to “join” this invite so we know ahead of time. Look it up on Facebook -- it’s an “open” event, so anyone can attend. http://www.facebook.com/events/421198934601482/
Be sure to keep passing the invite along! Send it out through your school organization’s email chains, keep posting on FB, tweet it, and do whatever else you do to get the word out.
The finals reading period begins on the 29th, so what better day to hold a big event than on the 28th?! Party starts at 6:00pm and goes until ???
Let’s make a habit of throwing large celebrations for ourselves. See you all there!
-Patrick Bello, Class of 2012
Young Lawyers Division Annual Holiday Party and Gift Drive
December 6 | 6:00-9:00 p.m. | Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill, 1600 Arch Street
$45.00 – YLD Member
$55.00 – Other Association Member
$75.00 – Non-Member
$35.00 – YLD Public Interest or Govt. Employee Member
$25.00 – Law Student Member
Celebrate the end of year with holiday cheer and friends of the YLD. Enjoy the warmth of an Irish bar
with plenty of food and drink. Help support Peoples Emergency Center and the Support Center for Child Advocates and bring an unwrapped toy or gift!
Includes open bar, buffet stations and dessert.
Click here to register by Monday, Dec. 3.
Please note there will be a $10 increase for walk-ins at the door.
Tickets will not be distributed for this event.
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It is not too early to think about next term: Discover SMARTe, an online platform with digital versions of your casebooks. For students who would like a combined print and digital version of their casebook we offer the following loose-leaf bundles priced at $135. For more information, go to aspenlaw.com.
- Constitutional Law, 3E, 9781454815310
- Constitutional Law, 6E, 9781454817956
- Modern Family Law, 4E, 9781454819998
- Property, 7E, 9781454815266
- Property Law, 5E, 9781454815327
- Wills, Trusts, and Estates, 8E, 978145481630
For additional info, contact Rosa Parks at email@example.com.
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 - November 26, 2012