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Weekly Newsletter

July 13, 2015

Congratulations to the New Law Review Members

Steven Maguire
Mark Hildebrand
Kristen Capriotti
Trevor Larkin
Shelly Chauncey
Kevin Carter
Autumn Gramigna
Mara Smith
Michelle Paznokas
Ariel Ruggiero
Lauren McGinley
Victoria Pietruszka
Sara Kirkpatrick
Alexandra Wysocki
Jaqueline Porter
Jason Saruya
Alexandra Buckingham
Jessica Kitain
Ian Oakley
Ben McCready
Emily Hart
Alice Thornewill
Antonio Bonanni
Lisa Gehman
Daniel Klaproth
Phillip Combs

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Office of Student Affairs Announcements

Summer 2015 "Outside the Classroom" Event Series

The Office of Student Affairs has scheduled a series of events to help welcome new students to the school. Please see the list of events below and contact Professor Clare Coleman ( with any questions.

Thursday, July 16
Drexel’s Own! Lunch +
Prof. Rob Field

Friday, July 24

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How to Create a Successful Application for the Equal Justice Works Fellowship
July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 1

The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program is very competitive, receiving hundreds of applications each year for approximately 60 Fellowship slots. To be considered, you must be a qualified and passionate lawyer who has developed a new and innovative legal project that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. These events will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities.

Register »

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Career Strategies Office Announcements

ATTENTION Rising 2Ls and 3Ls

Summer is an ideal time to get a jump start on your job search, and you do not want to miss application deadlines. Review this podcast to keep track of summer deadlines that are approaching quickly:

Review this podcast to learn how to identify and apply for federal government jobs (both internship and post-graduate positions): Government Honors Program applications are typically due one year in advance!


Each summer, the Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association coordinates several events for law students.  The events are intended to provide information about public interest practice and allow law students to connect with public service minded attorneys and students.     

Public Interest List Serve

Details of these events will be shared through the Summer Public Interest List Serve.  To be included on the list serve, please register on Event Brite with your email address (it's quick and painless).

Brown Bag Lunch Series

One of the cornerstones of the summer programming is the Brown Bag Lunches held most Thursdays from noon – 1:30 at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th floor conference center.

The Brown Bag Lunch schedule is posted in Symplicity- Events


Summer means updates!  You will need to update your profile by adding a new placement for “Summer 2015”.  You will be prompted to add this info the next time you log in.

Help us better serve your needs by letting us know what you will be doing this summer and where you’ll be working.  Adding this info to Symplicity will allow the CSO to better assist students with conducting employer due diligence and researching employment opportunities. 

Contact Jen Moore with ANY Symplicity questions or log in and use the LIVE CHAT feature.  You can also drop by the office if you need a quick refresher.

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Scholarships, Writing Competitions and Other Opportunities


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.

Learn More »

Louis D. Brandeis Law Society 2015 Fellowship Program
Deadline: Sept. 11, 2015

The Brandeis Law Society is pleased to announce its fourth annual Brandeis Fellowship Program. The program will give recent 2014 and 2015 law school graduates the opportunity to gain practical experience while providing legal services to needy Philadelphians. We also have limited placement of interested Fellows with Judges of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

The Fellowship will begin in October 2015. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, law school transcript and brief writing sample to Robert Katz, Esq. ( by Friday, September 11, 2015.

Independence Foundation Fellowships
Sept. 23, 2015

Independence Foundation is committed to supporting free legal services for residents of the Philadelphia region. The Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship Program is a key element of this commitment.Through the Fellowship Program, the Foundation funds the compensation and employment benefits for accomplished young lawyers who have decided to direct their considerable talents to public interest service. The Foundation requires that the focus of all Fellowship work be on direct representation of disadvantaged clients. The Foundation also assists the Fellows in repayment of their often substantial educational loans. Thus the Foundation enables some of the best and brightest law school graduates to come to the Philadelphia area and obtain employment with a local organization that provides free legal services to the underserved.

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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.

Learn More »

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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

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