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Weekly Newsletter

March 30, 2015

 

2015 Summer Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Program Announcements

If you plan to work for a FWS qualified employer this summer, including federal, state, or local public agencies, or a private nonprofit organization devoted to the public interest, you may have the opportunity to earn up to $4,500 through the FWS program. For more information, please visit the following website http://www.drexel.edu/law/studentLife/studentAffairs/SummerWorkStudyProgram/ or stop by the Administrative Suite in Room 430 and see Berni McCloskey or Zhiying Feng.

For those students who have submitted their Work Study fund request and have never worked, or haven’t worked for Drexel University for the past 12 months, you will need to complete a set of HR paperwork, including the I-9 form for employment eligibility verification. You also need to bring identification to satisfy the I-9 requirements. Click on this acceptable documents link to see which documents you can use. If you don’t have your passport, Social Security card, or Birth Certificate with you, you may consider bringing them here during your spring break.

We have arranged two HR sessions here at the law school to save you a trip to the University HR office. You may submit your HR paperwork and get your ID verified by a rep from HR on the following dates

- April 2, Thursday, 11:00 to 1:00 PM, Room 112 on the first floor of the law school building

- April 14, Tuesday, 11:00 to 1:00 PM, Room 112 on the first floor of the law school building

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On Campus Events

LinkedIn: Doing It Right
Monday, March 30
6 p.m.
Room 240

Susan Tabor-Kleiman will discuss the effective use of Linkedin. Dinner will be served. The event is sponsored by the ABA, CSO, Health Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta. Drexel University gratefully acknowledges the ABA Law Student Division for its support of this program.

AJ Drexel Cybersecurity Institute Symposium: Distinguished Speaker Presentation - Dr. Hal Berghel
The Future of Digital Money Laundering
Tuesday, March 31
12 p.m.
Paul Peck Alumni Center, 3142 Market St.

This talk investigates several types of digital money laundering, characterized by source (failed states, state-aware, keptocratic states, terrorists, extremists, and individuals), means (credit- and debit-card exploits, international funds transfers, klepto-banks, "gift-card" exploits), and purpose (terrorism, narco-trafficking, electronic crime, internet fraud). These categories are introduced by their identifying events-of-interest. Implications on shadow economies, degrees of sophistication, and case studies are discussed. Each crime will be explicitly linked geographically and politically to sources, and may include discussion of actual cases. Several micro- and macro-level mitigation strategies will be discussed.

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IP Society Playlist Challenge
Wednesday, April 1 - Monday, April 13 (panel event)
6 p.m. (panel event)
Room 140 (panel event)

​Calling All DJs! Drexel Law IP Society Presents the Study Playlist Challenge. Create your Study Playlist using Spotify(TM) and enter for a chance to win CASH or a pair of BEATS(TM) Headphones. $5 entrance fee (sign up and pay the entrance fee in the CSO by April 1). Create a logo to accompany your playlist. Playlist must include "Drexel Law" in the title (i.e. "Beats To Study To - Drexel Law"). Be sure to tell your friends to log on to Spotify(FM) and "follow" your Playlist. The Playlist with most followers wins!

WINNER GETS THE POT!

2ND PLACE GETS A PAIR OF BEATS HEADPHONES

Winner will be announced at the Panel Event on Monday, April 13, 2015, Room 140 at 6:00 PM. Panel discussion focusing on Entertainment Law, Trademark Litigation, and Copyright Litigation. Reception to follow.

Uncommon Counsel
Thursday, April 2
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

On Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. in room 140, the Dave Nee Foundation will present their “Uncommon Counsel” program, which is aimed at fighting depression and preventing suicide among law students. Uncommon Counsel educates law students about depression, its prevalence in the legal profession, and the availability and effectiveness of treatment. Lunch will be served.

Researching Your Way to a Successful Summer
Wednesday, April 15
12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Room 340

Need a legal research refresher or some real world legal research tips? Attend this program to sharpen your research skills and learn some new tricks. Gain practical skills you’ll need to feel confident when presented with your first real world legal research project. Lunch provided.

To register email lawref@drexel.edu.

"Destiny's Bridge" Movie Screening
Wednesday, April 15
7 p.m.
Mitchell Auditorium
Bossone Research Center

Drexel's Hunger and Homelessness Prevention Coalition will be screening the documentary Destiny's Bridge followed by a panel discussion with the director and main subject of the film.

The documentary is about a community of 80 homeless people living off the grid in the woods in New Jersey. Their community was known as Tent City and after living there and homesteading for six years, the Lakewood Township decided to file a lawsuit against them to evict them from that property. This started a two year legal battle between the homeless people living in the community and the township. The homeless people then set out to create their own self- sustainable shelter that provided affordable housing and rehabilitation.

http://www.destinysbridge.com/index.html

"Living in the Crosshairs" Discussion and Book Signing
Thursday, April 16
5:30 p.m.
Room 140

Professor David S. Cohen and Kline School of Law alumna Krysten Connon, '12, will discuss their upcoming book, "Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism." The book, which Oxford University Press will release publicly in June, explores violence aimed at abortion providers and outlines legal steps that can be taken to safeguard women's reproductive rights and the health care professionals who provide them with services. A book signing will follow the discussion.

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Off Campus Events

"The Law in These Parts" Movie Screening
Friday, March 27
5 p.m.
Penn's Anneberg School of Communication
3620 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

“The Law in These Parts” explores the system of military administration used by Israel since the Six Day War of 1967 features interviews with Israeli judges, prosecutors and legal advisers, who helped devise the occupation's legal framework and paints a complex picture of the Middle East conflict and the balance among political interests, security and human rights that has come with it.

The event is part of the Screening Scholarship Media Festival, which continues on March 28. Details here.

Class of 2015: Welcome to the Alumni Network Reception
April 2, 2015
5:30 p.m.
McGillin's Olde Ale House
1310 Drury St
Philadelphia, PA

The Alumni Network invites all members of the Class of 2015 to a Reception in your honor as we celebrate your upcoming graduation. Meet and mingle with alumni on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 5:30-8:30 pm at McGillin’s. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided.

Environmental Law Forum Law Student Scholarships
April 8-9, 2015
Harrisburg Hilton & Towers
One North Second Street (2nd & Market Streets)
Harrisburg, PA

The Environmental Law Forum is the premiere continuing legal education program for environmental attorneys in Pennsylvania. It attracts 250+ practicing attorneys and covers several environmental topics, including courses on oil and gas, water issues, air and greenhouse gas issues, mineral resources and litigation updates. It is also home to the annual Environmental and Energy Law Section dinner, which is a “must attend” event for all environmental attorneys.

Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation Scholarship Luncheon
Tuesday, April 21
11:45 a.m.
The Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA

The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation hosts this luncheon to discuss the various scholarship opportunities and internships it offers. There will be several $2,500 scholarships discussed.

Fearless Women Network Second Annual Symposium: Harnessing the Competitive Advantage of Greater Diversity and Inclusion by Achieving Pay Equity
Tuesday, April 21
Young Conaway Stargett & Taylor, LLP
Rodney Square, 1000 N. King St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

This symposium addresses the pay equity challenge that the legal profession must meet. Bias and unequal pay are long-standing and pervasive concerns.

Barrister's Ball
Friday, May 8
8:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Crystal Tea Room
Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square E
Philadelphia, PA

Make sure to register for the event here.

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SBA Announcements

Barrister's Ball Registration

The Barrister's Ball is May 8 at 8:30 p.m. at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker building. The link for ticket deposits will close Sunday, March 29th at 11:59pm. If you do not make a deposit you will not be able to attend Barristers' Ball (deposits are non-refundable). Do not regret missing the greatest event of the year and make your deposit TODAY! If you have any questions please contact Kate Lewis (kdl65@drexel.edu). Here is the deposit link: https://deptapp08.drexel.edu/barristerball/

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Law Review Announcements

Write-on Competition

For those 1L, 2L, and Accelerated students interested in participating in the Law Review Write-On Competition, you may now access the 2015 Law Review Write-On Competition TWEN page and request your anonymous ID’s. Please send your request for anonymous ID’s to Nora Moffatt at Emm424@drexel.edu. When requesting your identification number, please indicate in the e-mail your name, rising class year (for accelerated students please indicated that you are in the accelerated program), phone number, and e-mail. If you have any questions regarding Law Review or the Write-On Competition, please contact Kevin Farrington at kevin.f.farrington@drexel.edu.

Law Review Information Session

For those 1L, 2L, and Accelerated students interested in learning more about Law Review and the upcoming Write-On Competition, an information session will be held on Monday, April 6 at 12:15 in Room 240. Food and drinks will be provided! If you have any questions about Law Review or the Write-On Competition, please contact Kevin Farrington at kevin.f.farrington@drexel.edu.

Law Review Competition - Note Writing and Citation Workshop

For those 1L, 2L, and Accelerated students intending on participating in the Law Review Write-On Competition, a Note Writing and Citation Workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 12:15 in Room 240 - in place of the normal academic skills session. The Thomas R. Kline School of Law's Writing Specialist, Clare Coleman, will be discussing how to write a mini note for the law review competition and Executive Editor of Membership, Kevin Farrington, will discuss the citation portion of the competition

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Career Strategies Office Announcements

EXPLORING GOVERNMENT & JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - INFORMATION SESSIONS (1Ls/2Ls)
Monday, March 30th at 12:15 pm, Rm. 340

Clerkships and Federal Government Honors Programs are a great way to launch your legal career. Applications for these full-time post-graduate jobs are due in August and early September 2015.

This means that you need to be researching and preparing applications in August 2015 for your May 2016 or May 2017 graduation. Keep your options open and attend this program to learn more. We’ll tell you why these jobs are great places to launch your career. Now is the time to learn how to identify opportunities, update your application materials and get organized so that you can apply. Let the CSO guide you through the process! Pizza will be provided – kindly RSVP via Symplicity-Events.

ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWING
Important information about on campus interviewing (OCI) can be found in this podcast especially for first-year students. This 8-minute podcast gives a preliminary overview of the OCI hiring process and how the Summer of 2015 is going to be a busy time for you. Be ready and look for live CSO programming, too. Stay tuned on Symplicity! Link to OCI Fundamentals: http://rmcp.dcollege.net/playlists/26958/257354.html

SYMPLICITY TOOL BOX - CAREER SERVICES INTERCOLLEGIATE JOB BANK
Did you know that you can get access to job postings from other law schools across the country? Including 5 schools in Pennsylvania?! We are a member of the Career Services Intercollegiate Job Bank which is hosted by our colleagues at BYU. You can log in to the Job Bank from Symplicity – look for the “quicklink” under Job Search Resources on the right side of your homepage. You need our user name (jobfind) & password (byujobs) in order to log in – these are always posted in Symplicity. Here is the direct link: https://www.law2.byu.edu/Career_Services/jobbank/

Networking Nugget: Using Your Calendar To Nurture Your Network

The 1L Mock Interview Program has concluded and we’ve received positive feedback from employers and students alike. The program is designed to give you the chance to practice your interviewing skills and cultivate relationships with practitioners. While we hope you remembered to write a thank you within 24 hours of your interview (either email or handwritten note), you should also consider marking your calendar to touch base with your mock interviewer when you secure your summer job. This type of follow-up can be helpful especially if you connected with your interviewer and feel that subsequent follow-up would be welcome. I find that marking the calendar insures that your good intentions to keep in touch don’t get frittered away in the demands of a workday.

For example, consider sending an email to your mock interviewer in early March to say,

“Dear Jane,
I enjoyed interviewing with you in January and appreciated your advice. I wanted to let you know that I secured a summer internship with Judge Susan Jones of the Court of Common Pleas, Civil Division. I’m excited to observe the courtroom proceedings and work on cases using my legal research skills. Thank you again for I hope we can keep in touch.”

Then mark your calendar in May for another bite at the networking apple:

"Dear Jane,
Next week I begin interning with Judge Jones and look forward to the experience. I’m starting to think about Summer 2016 work opportunities and would value your opinion about the firms visiting campus in August. Your input as a practitioner would be greatly appreciated. Can we meet for coffee on _______? (Tip: offer some specific dates and times so you don’t put that burden on the recipient). Thanks and talk to you soon….”

When you get in the habit of calendaring contacts and networking actions, you stay focused and keep your network alive. This stuff doesn’t happen by accident.

Good luck and I’m happy to talk to any student about specific steps and circumstances.

Dean Gerson

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LRC Announcements

Researching Your Way to a Successful Summer
Wednesday, April 15
12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Room 340

Need a legal research refresher or some real world legal research tips? Attend this program to sharpen your research skills and learn some new tricks. Gain practical skills you’ll need to feel confident when presented with your first real world legal research project. Lunch provided.

To register email lawref@drexel.edu.

A New Face at the LRC Circ Desk

Conchita Taylor

photo available on LRC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DULawLRC

Conchita hails from Atlanta, GA. She currently lives in Philadelphia and is enrolled in Drexel’s dual program to earn a Bachelor’s in Information Systems and a Master’s in Library and Information Science. In her spare time she loves to keep up with current TV shows and movies. Conchita is joining the LRC team as a Senior Circulation Assistant, and she looks forward to helping you at the Circulation Desk!

Win Printing Funds!: Legal Research Center Contest

Use your knowledge of the LRC and enter our contest to be one of three winners of Dragon Dollars to be used for printing and copying.

1st Place wins $20 in printing funds
2nd Place $15 in funds
3rd Place $10 in funds

Answers can be found in the library as well as the LRC website:   http://drexel.edu/law/library/. To enter, stop by the LRC book display to fill out an answer sheet and place it in the submission box by 8 p.m. on Friday, April 10th, 2015. Feel free to visit the LRC circulation desk with any questions!

 

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Academic Skills Announcements

Spring 2015 Academic Skills Workshops:

March 31 - Revising and Editing the 1L Brief

April 7 - Exam Success Strategies; Practice Exam

Spring 2015 Dean's Scholar's Schedule
SESSIONS

PROFESSOR ABU EL-HAJ
Tues: 4:00-5:00 (240)
Thurs: 5:00-6:00 (ISB 112)

PROFESSOR COHEN
Wed: 2:00-3:00 (240)
Thurs: 12:30-1:30 (240) starting 1/29
Room 440 on 1/22

PROFESSOR BENFORADO
Tues: 12:15-1:15 (240)
Fri: 12:40-1:40 (240)

PROFESSOR TIBBS
Mon: 5:00-6:00 (340)
Tues: 12:45-1:45 (420)                                                      

OFFICE HOURS

PROFESSOR ABU EL-HAJ
Cate David
Mon: 4:30-5:30 (221)
Wed: 3:00-4:00 (221)
Jesse Proctor
Mon: 12:00-2:00 (221)

PROFESSOR COHEN
Dan Mullin
Tues: 4:30-5:30 (221)
Wed: 5:00-6:00 (221)
Shaina Hicks
Thurs: 4:00-6:00 (221)

PROFESSOR BENFORADO
Joe Peltzer
Fri: 1:45-3:45 (221)
Dan Mita
Thurs: 10:30-1:30 (221)

PROFESSOR TIBBS
Hannah Molitoris
Mon: 4:00-5:00 (222)
Tues: 3:40-4:40 (222)
Marcelo Fernandez-Vina
(new hours starting Feb. 2)
Mon:  12:30-1:30 (222)
Wed: 12:30-1:30 (222)

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Scholarships, Writing Competitions and Other Opportunities

CLERKSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS/INTERNSHIPS:

Libertarian Public Interest Litigation Fellowships
Applications reviewed as received

Pacific Legal Foundation’s College of Public Interest Law offers 2-year litigation fellowships to graduates interested in rapidly gaining experience in the litigation of major constitutional cases. The fellowships are open to all graduating individuals of demonstrated high achievement and offer an exceptional opportunity as a stepping stone to private practice, public agency law, an academic career, or a permanent position with Pacific Legal Foundation.

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John J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship
Deadline: March 30, 2015

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum. Through this, it aims both to help homeless clients and to encourage careers in the law that further the goals of social justice.

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Mike Eidson Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Mike Eidson Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The winner must attend the AAJ Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada on July 12, 2015 in order to accept the scholarship. Travel and accommodation will be provided, but please note that all international travel requires a passport.

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Community Legal Services
Deadline: July 5

Community Legal Services (CLS) is actively seeking law students and current judicial clerks to apply for sponsorship for post-graduate public interest law fellowships that will begin in September 2016. CLS has a proud history of hosting fellows funded by the Skadden Foundation, Equal Justice Works, the Independence Foundation, and other organizations. CLS seeks people who share their mission to help low-income Philadelphia residents obtain equal access to justice by providing them with advice and representation in civil legal matters; advocating for their legal rights; and conducting community education about the legal issues that affect them. Prospective applicants can learn more about fellowship opportunities by visiting the website: http://clsphila.org/about-cls/fellowships.

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2015-2016 Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights
Deadline: Open until filled

Lambda Legal is a national nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.  Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.  The Garner Fellowship is a paid, full-time, year-long legal internship awarded to a recent law graduate to work in any of Lambda Legal’s five offices.

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SCHOLARSHIPS:

DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 30, 2015

DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to rising (2015-16) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle.

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The Vietnamese American Bar Association Scholarships
Deadline: April 1, 2015

VABA-DC was established, in part, to contribute to the public interest by serving as a voice for the local Vietnamese American community and assisting community members with legal concerns. In furtherance of that mission, we are proud to sponsor up to two $1,500 scholarships for law students who have served or plan to serve the Vietnamese American community or have overcome significant adversity in achieving their academic goals. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of community service, academic performance, and their written essay. The scholarship recipient(s) will be expected to attend a VABA-DC Scholarship Dinner in their honor to be held in May 2015.

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The Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties
Deadline: April 15, 2015

The Criminal Law Society is proud to invite two Homicide Assistant District Attorneys, Kirk Handrich and Guy D’Andrea, to the Thomas R. Kline School of Law to speak about to growing use of technology during trial. They will discuss the process of transferring information found through the course of discovery to creating a visual presentations ready for trial. They will also demonstrate some of the programs they use through examples of actual trials.

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2015 HCBF Law School Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2015

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Hon. Nathan C. Staller Law Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: May 1, 2015

The Hon. Nathan C. Staller Law Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to law students from Cape May, Atlantic, and Cumberland counties New Jersey. Letters requesting applications should be sent to : THE HONORABLE NATHAN C. STALLER LAW SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, INC. c/o Dorothy F. McCrosson, Esquire McCrosson & Stanton, P.C. 200 Asbury Avenue Ocean City, New Jersey 08226 Telephone: 609-399-2411 Email: dmccrossonlaw@comcast.net

Women's Lawyers Division Justice Stout and Sadie T.M. Alexander Scholarships
Deadline: July 1, 2015

The WLD Foundation scholarship awards are made to current African American female law students who display financial need, academic excellence and a demonstrated commitment to the principles exemplified by Justice Stout and Sadie T.M. Alexander. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2015.

Each year the WLD Foundation awards up to six book fund scholarships and a tuition scholarship in honor of two African American women of many “firsts.” Justice Juanita Kidd Stout was the first African American woman to sit on the bench in Philadelphia and the first African American woman in the United States to serve on a state Supreme Court. Sadie T.M.Alexander was the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and the first African American woman to be admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Second and third year African American female law students attending area law schools with a record of academic excellence and demonstrated need should apply for scholarship consideration. To read more about the WLD Foundation scholarships programs and how to apply, please visit the WLD website: www.nbawldphila.org.

WRITING COMPETITIONS: 

2014-2015 Louis Tertocha Fashion Law Writing Competition
Deadline: March 23, 2015

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DISH® 2015 “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition
Deadline: April 13, 2015

The DISH® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation. The competition is the only one of its kind designed to challenge law students to explore the evolving issues of document management, electronically stored information, and ever-expanding technology — along with their application to the law.

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Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Deadline: April 17, 2015 to request entry, May 1, 2015 postmark for entries

This annual contest, conducted by the ABA Section of Family Law, was established by the Toledo Bar Association and the Ohio Bar Foundation as a memorial to Howard C. Schwab, a Past President of the Toledo Bar Association and Past Chairman of the Family Law Committee of the Ohio Bar Association. He was Chairman-Elect of the Section of Family Law at the time of his death on February 24, 1969. In 1985, the Section of Family Law assumed full responsibility for sponsoring this contest.

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National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Writing Competition
Deadline: April 30, 2015

The National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees has established an annual student writing competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning consumer bankruptcy and the law.

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The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Annual Law Student Writing Competition
Deadline: May 15, 2015

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2014-2015 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2014. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible.

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International Association of Defense Counsel Writing Competition
Deadline: May 15, 2015

All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools are eligible to participate in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense, or management of the defense of civil litigation. The contest is judged by a committee of the IADC.

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The Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Scholarship
Deadline: May 16, 2015

All JD and LLM candidates currently attending an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. may enter. Entries will be evaluated on topic selection, analysis, quality of research, grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, and overall appearance. Grand Prize: $3,000.

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The Warren E. Burget Prize
Deadline: July 1, 2015

The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that "promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession," the core mission of the American Inns of Court.

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2015 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition
Deadline: Oct. 7, 2015

American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society (ASIL), and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team are pleased to announce the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law.

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Connect with Drexel Through Social Media

Because the law school is such a busy place, social media are useful tools for keeping tabs on the student, faculty and alumni community.  If you haven’t already begun following the law school through social media, please consider the following options:

  • Facebook: the main law school page is a great way to track what classmates, professors and alumni are up to.  The “Class of” groups are a resource for finding roommates, used textbooks, etc.
  • Twitter: the law school feed focuses on faculty appearances in the news media and at conferences, upcoming events and newsworthy student and alumni accomplishments.
  • LinkedIn: the law school group is open to all students and alumni, making it an easy way to build your professional network.  Notices of immediate job openings will sometimes appear there.
  • YouTube: View all of our videos on Drexel University's YouTube page.

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Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours

Submissions for the Weekly Newsletter

Submissions for the Weekly Newsletter are subject to approval. Submissions are due by noon on Wednesday for the following issue.

To submit a notice for publication in the Weekly Newsletter, please follow the appropriate link:
*organizers of meetings/events held at the law school
*all others should email lawnewsletter@drexel.edu.