2012 EMSoL Holiday Party
We’re planning a Holiday Party and please say you’ll be there. Let’s celebrate the season with good friends and good cheer!!
DECEMBER 13, 2012
1835 ARCH STREET
(Corner of 19th & Arch)
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
ATTIRE: Business Casual
Due to the limitation of space, we cannot include guests.
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Dean's Scholars for Spring 2013
Congratulations to the following upper-class students who have been selected as Dean's Scholars for the spring!
Criminal Law (Professor Kalhan):
Christina Haines (2L)
Laura Gordon (2L)
Criminal Law (Professor Tibbs):
Abbie Heller (2L)
John Wilson (2L)
Constitutional Law (Professor Cohen):
(10:35 - 12:15 class)
Emily Haney-Caron (2L)
Dan Pereira (2L)
Constitutional Law (Professor Cohen):
(2:00 - 3:40 class)
Kyle Nocho (2L)
Kristy Zaretsky (3L)
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Office of Student Affairs
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
- The Judicial Resources Committee and Just The Beginning Foundation are pleased to announce the third annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project. The Project’s goal is to provide summer judicial internships for highly qualified minority, underrepresented, and economically disadvantaged law students. The Project is national in scope and will place 75 students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges’ chambers across the country. Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions. Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in a federal court.
There will be an initial screening which will identify qualified candidates eligible for a first-round interview conducted in-person or by telephone. Applicants who clear this round will be referred to one of the Project’s Participating Judges for a second-round interview, after which each Participating Judge will make a final hiring decision. Applicants who are hired must commit to attending two mandatory training workshops prior to the beginning of the internship, either in-person or via videoconference, and must be available to work full-time as unpaid intern for a minimum of six weeks.
All of the program requirements are attached in the accompanying Memorandum of Understanding. Applicants should submit the following materials:
- (1) a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in diversity and participating in the Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project;
- (2) a resume;
- (3) a law school transcript, official or unofficial (if first semester law school grades are unavailable or incomplete, please send an undergraduate transcript and supplement with law school grades as they become available);
- (4) a writing sample (no more than 10 pages in length);
- (5) a list of three references; and
- (6) a completed geographical preference form with locational ranking (available at www.jtbf.org on November 20, 2012).
At present this is an unpaid internship, so applicants are encouraged to seek law school or non-profit funding. Also, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to the ABA’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, which has been a source of funding for Project interns.
Applicants must e-mail all of the application materials listed above no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 4, 2013, to SJIDProject@gmail.com. Please address your cover letter to: Program Coordinator, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314. If you have any questions, you may contact JTBF Program Director Laura Ramsey at (312) 258-4868 or email@example.com. For additional information, please see Symplicity.
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.
- The Office of the Public Defender for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania has been awarded an opportunity to select an individual to assist in developing the first ever Juvenile Mental Health Court in the county. They are seeking a highly qualified individual for the project. Once a candidate is selected, the Office will submit a joint proposal to the Stoneleigh Foundation. If the project is selected, the individual will receive a (paid) Stoneleigh Fellowship for one year beginning July 2013. This opportunity has been posted in Symplicity. Additional information is available at www.stoneleighfoundation.org.
- The Earle Mack School of Law is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Carl "Tobey" Oxholm Summer Fellowship with the Philadelphia City Solicitor's Office. The Fellowship is open to all 2Ls who have a demonstrated interest in local government and would like to explore a career in local government. It will pay a stipend of $10,000 for the summer.
The Fellowship was created by the late Drexel President Papadakis in honor of Tobey Oxholm, (former Dean and Chief Executive Officer of Drexel’s Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, California) who was instrumental in creating our law school. A highly regarded Philadelphia lawyer often honored for his exemplary public service, Tobey calls his five years in the Solicitor’s Office “the best job I ever had”.
All interested students should submit the following application materials to Jen Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 11, 2013:
2. 2-3 page personal statement, (a) highlighting your past experience and/or interest in municipal government, (b) explaining why a summer in the Solicitor’s Office “fits” who you are and what you think you might want to do after graduation, and (c) identifying 2-3 (maximum) divisions within the Solicitor’s Office where you would prefer to work (ranking your preference and explaining your choices).
3. A personal reference from one of your professors at the law school, providing insight into what you would bring to the internship.
4. The name(s) and contact information for someone who is or has been in government service who can provide a reference for you.
All applicants will be considered by a selection committee.
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January 7 -January 21
The Justinian Society will be collecting new and gently used Pre-K - 4th grade children’s books for the Philadelphia Reads Book Bank. We will be collecting them from January 7th through January 21st. There will also be an opportunity to participate in the Martin Luther King Day of Service on the 21st. Details on our Day of Service will be forthcoming. The goal of the Book Bank is to help teachers create classroom libraries, so let’s stock those shelves.
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Scholarships and Writing Competitions
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 email@example.com 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
"Who is Black in America?" A CNN Documentary Advanced Screening
Hosted by Soledad O'Brien
Tuesday, December 4 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Center, Drexel University (3140 Market Street)
Join the College of Arts and Sciences and CNN for “Who is Black in America?,” a CNN documentary advance screening & panel discussion moderated by Soledad O’Brien.
Guest panelists include:
•Dr. Yaba Blay, assistant teaching professor for Drexel Africana Studies and consulting producer for CNN’s Black in America
•Michaela Angela Davis, writer, image activist, and creator of MAD Free
•Perry ‘Vision’ DiVirgilio, artistic director for the Philly Youth Poetry Movement and executive director of Spoken Soul 215
•Danyel Smith, former editor-in-chief of Billboard magazine
•Dr. Donald Tibbs, associate professor of law at Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Jackie Rios in Africana Studies at email@example.com. Limit 2 tickets per person. Please include full name when RSVPing.
For additional information, please visit http://events.drexel.edu/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=2298&information_id=7550&type=&rss=rss.
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.
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.
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ABA Membership for Students
The American Bar Association can help you meet the challenges of law school and prepare for a successful legal career. Join the American Bar Association Law Student Division today to start building your professional network. Enroll now for the special law student rate of just $25 a year at www.ambar.org/JoinFor1 or $60 for three years at www.ambar.org/JoinFor3.
Discover the many benefits of belonging to the ABA:
- Watch your resume rise to the top of the stack through internships, fellowships, clerkships, competitions and volunteer opportunities
- Discover your passion through free and affordable practice specialty groups with webinars and networking events
- Get help through school and beyond with Student Lawyer magazine, free career resources including an online job board, discounts on study aides and bar review courses, and valuable student focused health insurance
Join over 40,000 law students who are leveraging their ABA memberships to lay the groundwork for their professional lives. Enroll today for one year at www.ambar.org/JoinFor1 or for three years at www.ambar.org/JoinFor3, or call 800-285-2221 and mention code RMM12EMSN.
Start preparing for your future today!
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.
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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 - December 3, 2012