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Weekly Newsletter

Sept. 16, 2013

New Members of the Moot Court Board

Congratulations to the new members of the Earle Mack School of Law Moot Court Board:

Michael Delaney
Anthony DiJiacomo
Michael Eaverly
Stephany Gordon
John Gremminger
Connor Hackert
Pete Johnsen
Candice Kearney
Nick Kline
Ian Mandell
George Patsalosavvis
Elia Robertson
Lauren Runza
Stacey Snyder

And a special congratulations to the following people:

John Gremminger for Best Brief
Elia Robertson for Best Combined Score
Elia Robertson and Lauren Runza as our Top 2 Oral Advocates

For those of you who would like to see Elia and Lauren compete in the Final Round, arguments will be held on Monday, September 23 at 5:30pm in Room 140. All are welcome to attend!

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Moot Court Competition

Fourth Annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition
March 27-29, 2014
Greensboro, North Carolina

Registration is now open.  Visit the website to register and for more information:
For inquiries, contact Alan Woodlief, Director of Moot Court Program, at<

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Attention 2Ls & 3Ls: Spring 2014 Co-op Cycle

Important Announcement:
The matching process for the Spring 2014 co-op cycle is about to begin. If you are interested in applying for a co-op this cycle, please attend the Brown Bag Co-op Preview Workshop.

Event: Brown Bag Co-op Preview Workshop
Host: Co-op Faculty featuring Co-op Alumni
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Location: Room 240

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Gift Card Winners

Thanks to all those who took our Admitted Student survey! We really appreciate your thoughtful responses and will be incorporating many of your suggestions into this year’s programs.

The winners of the gift card raffle are:

Emily Hart - $20 to Landmark Americana for submitting the first response!
Andrew Austin - $10 to Starbucks
Angus Dowton - $10 to Starbucks
Hannah Molitoris - $10 to Starbucks
Sam Scavuzzo - $10 to Starbucks
Jasmine Smith - $10 to Starbucks

Congratulations to our winners! Please stop by the Admissions Visit Center this week to pick up your gift card.

EMSoL Admissions
Danielle, Kristina, Tiffany, and Issa

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Career Strategies Announcements

CSO Ambassadors

We are delighted to announce that the following students have been selected as CSO Ambassadors for the 2013 - 2014 academic year:

3Ls:  Jennifer Ceglinski, Karalynne Clark, Sam Mukiibi and Max Orenstein

2Ls:  Melanie Chusid, Stephany Gordon, Devon Pope and Michael Taylor

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Academic Skills Announcements

Dean's Scholar Announcement

Please note: The room for Professor Geisinger's Tuesday Dean's Scholar session (11:00am - 12:00pm) has been changed to room 140. This is a PERMANENT change.

Upcoming Fall 2013 Workshops

Sept. 17 NO WORKSHOP (LM Deadline)
Sept. 24 Creating Concept Maps, Flow Charts, and Analytical Checklists
Oct. 4 NO WORKSHOP (LM deadline)
Oct. 8 Outlining for Exams
Oct. 15 Exam Strategies I: Test-Taking Skills
Oct. 29 NO WORKSHOP (LM Deadline)
Nov. 5 Writing the Rule Explanation for the 1L Memo, Professor Coleman, Writing Specialist
Nov. 12 Exam Strategies II: Practice Exam
Nov. 19 Revising and Editing the 1L Memo, Professor Coleman, Writing Specialist

Questions?  Contact Professor Kraybill at

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Student Organization Announcements

American Constitution Society

Mary Beth Tinker | September 16 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Room 240

As a 13-year-old student in eighth grade, Mary Beth was strongly affected by news of the war. She and her brothers and sisters, along with other students in Des Moines, decided to wear black armbands to school to mourn the dead on both sides of the Vietnam war. The armbands were also in support of a Christmas truce called by Senator Bobby Kennedy that year. The Des Moines school board tried to block the students from wearing the armbands, and most of the students who wore them were suspended.

The case eventually went to the Supreme Court, which ruled in a landmark decision in 1969 that students in public schools do have First Amendment rights. Justice Abe Fortas wrote in the majority opinion that students and teachers do not “shed their constitutional rights…at the schoolhouse gate.”

Mary Beth continues to educate young people about their rights, speaking frequently to students groups across the country. An advocate for the rights of youth, particularly in the areas of health and education, she is a pediatric nurse who is active in her union and holds Masters degrees in both public health and nursing. In 2000, the Marshall-Brennan Project at Washington College of Law at American University named its annual youth advocacy award after Mary Beth. In 2006, as a tribute to Tinker’s devotion to the rights of young people, the ACLU National Board of Directors’ Youth Affairs Committee renamed its annual youth affairs award the “Mary Beth Tinker Youth Involvement Award.”

Sequestration Hits the Courts
| September 19 | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. | Room 340
Co-Sponsored by the Drexel Federalist Society

A discussion of the crisis in the federal courts with:
The Hon. D. Brooks Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
The Hon. C. Darnell Jones, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA
Richard Coughlin, Federal Public Defender, District of New Jersey
Nina Carpiniello Spizer, Assistant Trial Unit Chief, Federal Defender, Eastern District of PA

Moderated by Professor Chapin Cimino, Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University

Alternative Dispute Resolution Team (ADR)

ABA Negotiation and Arbitration Competitions

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Team (ADR) is seeking competitors for the ABA Negotiation and the ABA Arbitration competitions. The ABA Negotiation Competition, held on November 2nd and 3rd, will deal with a contract negotiation. The ABA Arbitration Competition, held on November 16th and 17th, will concern a commercial real estate transaction. The ADR Team will hold two internal competitions this semester to select students to represent Drexel at each competition. The internal competition will be open to all students at EMSoL. Please be on the lookout for additional postings after the competition dates have been finalized! All interested students should send an email to

the Kline School of Law Community Service Initiative

Clothing Drive | September 16-30

Cleaning out your closet or apartment?  Have gently used coats, warm clothing, winter gear, or other items you'd like to donate?  The Kline School of Law Community Service Initiative is running a clothing drive and we need your help! Please consider giving to newly arrived refugees, many of whom have never experienced a cold winter.  Help welcome refugees from around the world to Philadelphia.  Anything you would like to give would be greatly appreciated. There will be boxes marked for clothing drop-off in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor landings. Please contact Alexis Duecker with questions, at  Thank you!

the Kline School of Law Republicans

Not Your Typical Republican Panel | September 30 | 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Room 140, Reception to follow in the 3rd Floor Gallery

The Kline School of Law Republicans are inviting four well respected local republicans with their own unique spin on how their personal beliefs are going to shape the party's future. Join us on Monday September 30th at 5PM in Room 140 for the Panel discussion followed by an informal reception at 6PM in the 3rd floor lounge.

Intellectual Property Law Society

Dan Ravicher Speaks About AMP v. Myriad Supreme Court Decision
| September 17 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 420
Please join us.

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Scholarships and Writing Competitions


James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Fund - Deadline: December 2, 2013
For details, please visit

Writing Competitions:

Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2014 Writing Competition - Deadline: December 2, 2013
For details, please visit

Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Section 2014 Writing Competition
- Deadline: April 15, 2014
For details, please visit

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On and Off-Campus Events

Vendor Fair - September 18, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Second Floor Gallery, EMSoL

Meet the Vendors:
PMBR Supplemental Bar Review
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union

Save the Date: 4th Annual YLD Bootcamp, October 25

Young Lawyer Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips & Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers. On Friday, Oct. 25, the event returns for its fourth year with informative panels, including a panel on interviewing skills. The event will include breaks for concentrated networking, dedicated Q&A sessions, and a happy hour at The Field House (around the corner from the Bar Association) to top off the event. Stay tuned for details and registration.

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Earle Mack School of Law News Headlines

Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours

Submissions for the Weekly Newsletter

Submissions for the Earle Mack School of Law Weekly Newsletter are subject to approval by Kevin Oates, Senior Associate Dean of Students and
Associate Professor of Law. Submissions are due by noon on Wednesday for the following week's issue.

To submit a notice for publication in the Weekly Newsletter, please follow the appropriate link:
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