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Weekly Newsletter

July 21, 2014

Congratulations to the Newest Members of Drexel Law Review

Bria Altieri
Alen Arnautovic
Andrew Bond
Kristin Brown
Anthony Cassese
Marc Esterow
Kevin Farrington
Jill Fitzgerald
Joseph Fluehr
Angie Fredrickson
Rachel Frey
Emily Derstine Friesen
Shaina Hicks
Peter Johnsen
Craig Keener
Matthew Klahre
Arielle Lusardi
Kate Mahoney
Michael Martinelli
Jeff Masters
Lauren McCulloch
Daniel Mullin
Jesse Proctor
Samuel Scavuzzo
Jerusalem Tekie
Angeliki Yannaris

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Reminder: Permitted Materials Policy for Exams

1) For closed book/no materials exams, students may only bring into the exam room:
*Laptop
*Writing implements (such as pens and highlighters)
*A small, clear plastic bag (no larger than one-quart size), which must be displayed on the desk, containing factory sealed or unwrapped food items such as candy, cough drops, mints and/or chewing gum, individual feminine hygiene products, and individual tablets of medicine.
*A beverage.

Thus, all materials (such as notes, casebooks, study aids), electronic devices, and purses, backpacks, and the like may not be brought into the exam room.

2) For all other exams taken at the law school: Students may only bring with them into the exam room:
*Laptop
*Writing implements (such as pens and highlighters)
*A small, clear plastic bag (no larger than one-quart size), which must be displayed on the desk, containing factory sealed or unwrapped food items such as candy, cough drops, mints and/or chewing gum, individual feminine hygiene products, and individual tablets of medicine.
*A beverage.
*Permitted exam materials per the exam conditions posted for the term.

3) For all exams:
*Pockets must be empty. Feminine hygiene products will be available in the women’s rooms during the exam period.
*Students are not permitted to access any prohibited material or device during an exam, regardless of location.
*Backpacks and other bags that will not fit in lockers may be stowed in a designated area.

Thus, possession of unauthorized materials or electronic devices after the exam has commenced will be treated as an act of cheating and pursued under the Code of Conduct, regardless of whether there is direct proof of use of the prohibited material or device to access information during an exam.

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Career Strategies Announcements

WATCH OUR NEW PODCASTS!

Get your resume and writing sample in recruiting season shape in just a few minutes - check out our 2 new Podcasts:
1) Update Your Resume by Alex Vecchio and
2) Tips for Creating a Writing Sample by Professor Coleman
Or click here: http://rmcp.dcollege.net/playlists.aspx/1101/26958/html. They are also available in Symplicity’s resource document library 24/7.

UPCOMING JOB FAIRS

The 2014 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair will be held on August 21, 2014 at Sheraton Time Square in New York City. For more info, including a list of participating employers, go to http://lgbtbar.org/annual/career-fair/
Hispanic National Bar Association Conference & Career Fair will be held on September 10 - 12th Register here: https://www.multisoftevents.com/HNBAAM14/

CAREER EVENTS

The 25th Annual Public Interest Legal Career Reception will be on Thursday, August 28th from 5:30 to 8 PM at the NY City Bar Association. See Symplicity – Events for more details. This is an excellent opportunity for new law students to gain exposure to and get excited about the range of public service work, for upper class students to begin to think about their summer or post-graduate work, and for alums to network.

What to Expect from the OCI Process – a panel discussion will be held on August 8th at noon. RSVP via Symplicity – Events.

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION - from the Public Defender Service (Washington, DC)

*Summer Open House & Fall OCI Preview
Join PDS on Thursday, July 24th at 5:30 p.m. for an open house and on campus interview preview. We will have a panel discussion describing our work, followed by breakout areas with attorney representatives from each of our practice groups. Learn about opportunities for fall, spring and summer internships and externships, as well as the hiring process and timeline for attorneys, as well as our on campus schedule. Meet representatives from our current summer class who can speak to their experience at PDS. Register online at http://www.pdsdc.org.

*PATH Conference
Registration is now open for the biennial Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring (PATH) Conference. PATH is a full day of programming for law students, attorneys and career services counselors interested in learning more about careers in indigent criminal defense. Participants may choose from 16 sessions, with a small group lunch with defenders from some of the nation's best PD offices. PATH is free and takes place on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Register online at www.pdsdc.org

NEWS FROM EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS

*AmeriCorps JD Program – NEW OPENINGS - JULY DEADLINE*
Our AmeriCorps JD program has some additional slots available to start this month, and we are looking for your students! Through AmeriCorps JD, law students focusing on any area of civil public interest law can earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. AmeriCorps JD is also an exciting way to get connected to the various resources that Equal Justice Works offers to public interest law students.

We are looking for students who:
*Can begin service in July 2014; and
*Can complete 300 hours of service in a 12 month period (by July 2015).
Service includes training and substantive work, and can include research or additional projects for an internship even though a student may not physically be in the office past the summer months.
Time is of the essence – students must start this month! If you are planning an internship at an organization (including legal aid, public defender, nonprofit organizations, or local, county or state government agencies), you are encouraged to apply to AmeriCorps JD today. If you would like additional clarification about the AmeriCorps JD program, please email AmeriCorpsJD@equaljusticeworks.org.
*2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowships*

Greetings from the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Team! The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application is now open – through September 17th, 2014. Information about the application process may be found in our application guide. http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships
All applications will be judged according to the impact of the proposed project and quality of the host organization and the individual candidate, taking into consideration other factors such as adequacy of supervisor, innovation of the project, groundwork laid, and sustainability of the project. Interviews will be conducted nationwide throughout the fall and winter, and offers will be extended on a rolling basis.

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“Outside the Classroom” Speakers and Activities for Summer 2014

7/23:
Drexel Law’s Own!
Rose Corrigan, PhD
Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders: Prosecutorial Behavior and Unanticipated Consequences
Time/Location  12:40 – 1:50 p.m. Room 240
Prof. Rose Corrigan, who holds a joint appointment in the history and politics department and is the director of Drexel’s Women’s Studies program will speak on“Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders: Prosecutorial Behavior and Unanticipated Consequences.”
Lunch provided

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Scholarships and Writing Competitions

Scholarships:

International Association of Gaming Advisors 2014 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award - Deadline: September 1, 2014
Details available here.

Writing Competitions: 

1st Annual Law Student Writing Award for an Outstanding Paper on Social Insurance - Deadline: September 15, 2014

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is currently accepting applications for its 1st Annual Law Student Writing Award for an outstanding paper on social insurance. The award is designed to recognize and promote outstanding research and analysis by law students addressing the impact of the law on social insurance policy questions, especially those that address aging.

Sponsored by the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging, the winner will receive a $2,500 honorarium and the opportunity to participate in the 27th Annual NASI conference on January 28 – 29, 2015 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC with expenses paid. The writing award will be given to the best paper or article in the social insurance field completed between January 1, 2013 and September 14, 2014 addressing topics relevant to the design, planning, implementation, or evaluation of social insurance policy.

If you feel that your paper is a candidate for this competition or someone you know, visit the Law Student Writing Award page on NASI’s website for application details or call NASI at (202) 452-8097.

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Associate Professor of Law. Submissions are due by noon on Wednesday for the following issue.

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