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Weekly Newsletter

October 30, 2017


Kevin's Koats Coat Drive
Through Nov. 16

The SBA will be collecting coats to benefit the Kevin from Heaven Foundation. Look for the collection boxes near the elevators and by the lockers on the first floor to donate your new or gently used coats (any and all kinds and sizes accepted).

Conscious Lawyering Book Discussion
Monday, Oct. 30
12:15 p.m.
LRC Conference Room

This is the first of two discussions of The Buddha Walks into the Office: A Guide to Livelihood for a New Generation. The first 10 students who sign up will receive a free copy of the book - by going to the Conscious Lawyering Twen page or emailing Professor Cimino. Brown Bag lunch, so bring your own. There will be a second meeting on Nov. 6 at the same time, same place.

OUTLaw Lunch Time Speaker: LGBT+ Family Law Attorney Tiffany Palmer
Wednesday, Nov. 1
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 240

Tiffany Palmer of Jerner & Palmer will be speaking about legal issues that the LGBT+ community face as well as what a legal career in the field looks like.

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Closed-Door Talks 
Wednesday, Nov. 1 
2 - 4:30 p.m. 
Room 336

Interested students can stop by to talk to Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Laurie Besden confidentially, discreetly, safely, and privately about any type of addiction, alcohol issues, mental health disorder, gambling, stress or depression question or concerns – about themselves or about their friends or colleagues. Drop in, or email in advance for a meeting:

Trauma in Our Streets and Systems
Friday, Nov. 3
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Room 140

Criminal Law Society and National Lawyers Guild will come together for a panel on how trauma might have affected people convicted of violent crimes. Our panelists will be some very thoughtful people from the Defender Association of Philadelphia, Drexel Psychology Department, and Broad Street Ministries. Insomnia Cookies provided.

If we want to make a dent in our current state of mass incarceration we need to re-think how we look at and talk about people charged/convicted of crimes. It's easy to see them only as an offender but what would it look like to see them as whole humans affected by many different systems, experiences, and ideas?

Health Law Panel
Wednesday, Nov. 8
12:30 p.m.
Room 140
Food provided

The Health Law Society will be hosting a Health Law Panel, open to all members of the law school, to discuss careers in the legal community on health law. Join us for conversation, food and future planning. Co-op and summer job opportunities will be discussed during the event.

Our panelists include:

  • Julia E. Gabis - Julia E. Gabis & Associates (Health Law Practice)
  • Anthony Magdalinski, Alumnus - Assistant General Counsel, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • David R. Dearden -Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, LTD (Health Law Practice)
  • Krystyna Dereszowska, Assistant General Counsel for the University of Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Moderator: Viren Doshi, Alumnus - Counsel for Jefferson Hospital

Jimmy Johns Lunch will be provided. RSVP through the event on facebook or to

RAPS Philadelphia Chapter: Biosimilars – FDA, Health Canada and EMA Today 
Thursday, Nov. 9 
5 - 8 p.m. 
Law Building

A biosimilar medicine is a medicine that is comparable to another, already-authorized biologic medicine (including vaccines, blood and blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapies, tissues and recombinant therapeutic proteins.) As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notes, both biologics and biosimilars are isolated from a variety of natural sources – human, animal or microorganism – and can be composed of sugars, proteins, nucleic acids or complex combinations of these substances, or they may even be living entities, such as cells and tissues.

Come join regulatory colleagues from your region to hear a brief overview of the differences between small molecule drugs and biologics, and how this drives the different approval pathways for generic drugs and biosimilars (Everything You Need to Know About Biosimilars.) The presentation will then concentrate on the approvals to date by EMA, Health Canada and FDA and why these three agencies have differing approaches.

This event, hosted by the Kline School of Law, is coordinated by the RAPS Philadelphia Chapter and is intended to facilitate knowledge sharing and engagement in the local regulatory community. Light refreshments will be available for all attendees. RAC holders may claim two RAC recertification credits.

Register »

PBA Commission on Women in the Profession 2017 Fall Retreat 
Nov. 10 and 11
The Hotel Hershey, 100 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033

The theme of the retreat is "Overcoming Unconscious Gender Bias: How to Navigate Subtle Sexism in the Workplace."

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American Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, Nov. 14
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Donor Bus outside of Kline School of Law

Pre-register to donate blood. Visit and enter the sponsor code: DrexelLaw. This event is sponsored by the Health Law Society.

Public Interest Law Student Open House
Tuesday, Nov. 14
4 - 6 p.m.
Community Legal Services, 1424 Chestnut St., Philadephia, PA

Community Legal Services, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, the Homeless Advocacy Project, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia VIP invite you to our Law Student Open House.

Come and learn about the work at our organizations and the opportunities available for law students this upcoming summer. A brief presentation will be followed by a wine and cheese “meet & greet” event with our attorneys and paralegals.

RSVP to by November 8, 2017

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An Evening with Gretchen Carlson
Tuesday, Nov. 14
7 p.m.
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Center, 3501 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Gretchen Carlson’s stand against sexual harassment at Fox News may have shocked the world, but not the thousands of women who subsequently reached out to her with their own stories. Although never imagining that she would become the face of sexual harassment, she has committed herself to giving voice to those women and to working with women and men everywhere to root out abuse and inequality in the workplace. We are thrilled to welcome her to Drexel.

The event is free and open to the public. Every attendee will receive a free copy of Gretchen’s book Be Fierce. There will be a book signing after the conversation.

Cocktails for a Cause
Thursday, Nov. 16
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia, PA

Every year the SBA hosts a charity event at a local establishment where faculty bartends and proceeds go to a great cause. Tickets will be sold closer to the event.

This year’s cause will benefit the Kevin from Heaven Foundation, in memorial of a little boy, Kevin, who died in a tragic accident at the age of 6. More information regarding the cause can be found here.

Proceeds from the event tickets will go towards the Kevin from Heaven Scholarship Fund.

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Career Strategies Office Announcements

Symplicity is the central resource for all career-related information including all job postings, announcements, law firm lists, podcasts, educational programs and networking opportunities. It’s simple…check Symplicity! We always look forward to seeing you in the CSO for personal advice, encouragement, and a welcoming cup of coffee, tea or water.

Message from Donna Gerson, Associate Dean, Career Strategies Office

Happy Halloween! Drop by the CSO to learn tricks to connect with employers and, of course, treats from the CSO Café. Your job search should not be frightening. Let the friendly CSO Team help you manage the process. Come on in and visit!

If you’re a 1L and have not scheduled a CSO mandatory advising session, please do so ASAP. Let’s start the conversation to help you conduct a values-driven job search for the summer.

Please be aware that starting Thursday, November 2nd, Jen Moore will be out of the office on short-term medical leave. Jen, our fabulous Manager of Employer Relations (and the person who handles our Facebook page and presides over the CSO Café) will be deeply missed and we hope she’s back by the start of the spring semester. In the meantime, please be patient as we serve students, graduates, and employers. If an office door is closed, it’s likely we’re in a meeting with a student or graduate, or speaking with an employer. We will make every effort to staff the office during regular work hours and be responsive to your requests. We’re thankful in advance to Ruba Noor, Marybeth O’Connor, and Rickeisha Edmonds for continuing to be a resource for quick questions. On behalf of the entire CSO, thanks in advance for your understanding and join me in wishing Jen a full and complete recovery.

Justice For All: Social Movement Lawyering for the People
Robert M. Cover Retreat
February 23-25, 2018
Sargent Center, Peterborough, NH

The Robert M. Cover Retreat brings together law students, academics and practitioners committed to public interest to share their experiences, educate on the complexities and nuances of public interest law, network and reinvigorate their commitment to this important work. Attendees travel from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast United States to Peterborough, New Hampshire each year for a weekend filled with exciting discussions, interesting topics, and opportunities to relax and enjoy some time away from the law school environment.

The retreat brings to life the vision of Robert Cover, a Yale Law School professor and social change activist. Cover’s vision encompassed four principal goals:

  • Connecting students with common goals and interests from across the country;
  • Creating a network of professors, peers, and practitioners for students headed toward careers in public interest;
  • Providing a forum for discussions about change and growth pertaining to public interest law; and
  • Providing a platform for change in the public interest sector and perceptions about public interest law.

The Robert M. Cover Retreat is sponsored by Yale Law School and Society for American Law Teachers (SALT).

See Symplicity-Events and the Retreat on Facebook:

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LRC Announcements

A New Face at the LRC Circ Desk

Samson Kale
photo available on LRC Facebook page:

Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Samson is a pre-junior at Drexel University majoring in Finance and Business Analytics and minoring in Mathematics. He loves the outdoors and being active. In his spare time you can find him playing sports like soccer and lacrosse, going for a hike, or hanging with his friends. Samson is joining the LRC team as a circulation assistant, and he looks forward to helping you at the circulation desk!

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Scholarships, Writing Competitions and Other Opportunities


Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students
Deadline: November 1, 2017

Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff.

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Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies
Deadline: November 13, 2017

Law and graduate school students interested in pursuing a career supporting workers’ rights should apply for a 2018 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies.

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Don H. Liu Scholars Program
Deadline: November 17, 2017

This year, the Selection Committee will select up to 3 scholars. Each scholar will be awarded $15,000 each and have access to prominent mentors, including Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Target Corporation. Additionally, scholars will have assistance in securing summer internships. Details and more information about the Program can be found on our website here:

To be eligible for the Program, the applicant must be of Asian descent and be enrolled full-time as a 1L (and be expected to graduate in 2020) in a law school in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or the District of Columbia.

James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarships
Deadline: December 1, 2017

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation annually provides three, $3,000 scholarships through its James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Fund. Two of the scholarships are specifically designated for support of historically underrepresented minority law students. The awards are based upon financial need, academic achievement and a student’s potential for making a significant contribution to society in general and the legal profession in particular. The scholarships will be awarded by December 29, 2017.

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The Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
Deadline: July 1, 2018

The Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship awards an annual scholarship to a law school student or grant to a lawyer in practice less than 3 years who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to animal law/animal welfare. The maximum annual award is $5,400. Eligible applicants include: 1) Pennsylvania residents enrolled in a non-Pennsylvania law school within the United States; 2) law students enrolled in any of Pennsylvania’s accredited law schools; and 3) Pennsylvania lawyers in practice less than three years. Applicants must perform volunteer service to an animal welfare organization before, during and/or after law school; or engage in scholarship in the field of animal law and animal welfare, including reading, research, writing and clinical work; or perform pro bono legal work in the field of animal welfare. The scholarship/grant will be awarded by August 23, 2018.

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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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Center for Alcohol Policy 10th Annual Essay Contest
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017

The Supreme Court has recognized “temperance” as a permissible goal of state alcohol regulation. Define temperance as it would apply in today’s alcohol marketplace. Is it still relevant today? Should temperance still be a recognized as a permissible goal of alcohol regulation?

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