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Weekly Newsletter

Sept. 23, 2013

Moot Court Competitions

9th Annual National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law

The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital University Law School, in Partnership with:

• The ABA Center on Children and the Law
• The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
• The National Association of Counsel for Children
• The National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges

Proudly Announces the 9th Annual National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law
March 7 & 8th, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio

Topic: Balancing Rights and Best Interests under the Indian Child Welfare Act


• Early Registration: November 1st
• Problem Released: December 5th
• Final Registration: January 1st
• Briefs Due: January 31st

For more information or to register a team, visit or
Contact Fawn Gadel at 614-236-7237or

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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Academic Skills Announcements

Dean's Scholar Announcement

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

Upcoming Fall 2013 Workshops

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

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.

Earle Mack Intramural Volleyball Team

Do you love volleyball? Do you kind of enjoy volleyball, and want to hang out with some Earle Mack students outside of the library? Do you scoff at all sports, but want to look through a volleyball net with disdain at the undergrad Drexel students? If any of these is the case, please join our intramural volleyball team: The Earle Mack Parents (formerly the Earle Mack Daddies). We are in the Wednesday 7:30 p.m. volleyball league and could use some great, average, or mediocre players. All skill levels are welcomed and celebrated. The deadline to sign up in October 1st (so don't delay like your 1L memo). You can sign up online (it takes less than 5 minutes) at For more information talk to Eva DeLair ( Hope to see you on the court!

Health Law Society

ACA and its Impact
| September 23 | 12:00 p.m. | Room 140 | Lunch will be provided

Join Health Law society as we host nationally known health lawyers Professors Robert Field and Barry Furrow to speak with us about the Impact of the ACA.  The ACA is very broad and we will see the effects of implementation soon.  Come out and get to know more about one of the most important topics in our country's history - health care.  Food from Greek Lady will be served, and vegetarian options will be available!  For more information, please contact

Labor and Employment Law Society

Labor and Employment Law: Perspectives of the Advocate | September 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Room 140

The Drexel Labor and Employment Law Society will be hosting a panel event on September 26th at 12:30 in Room 140 featuring practitioners from the field. Panelists include John Krawcyk of Koller Law and Christopher C. Cooper of O’Hagan LLC. John Krawczyk is a Temple Law graduate with experience in employment, home ownership, and foreclosure issues. He has completed pro-bono projects with the Barrister’s Association expungement clinic, Pepper Hamilton’s VAWA domestic violence initiative, and the PBA’s Legal Line. Christopher O’Hagan focuses his practice in employment and professional liability litigation, commercial litigation, insurance defense and worker’s compensation defense. He was assistant solicitor for the City of Bethlehem where he concentrated on employment and labor matters, contracts, planning and zoning law, and various other aspect of municipal practice.

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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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Events/Opportunities Outside of the Building

Youth Court Project

Interested in working alongside the U.S. Attorney's office in a service project walking distance from the law school?  Passionate about providing opportunities for young people to succeed?  

Be a part of a brand new Youth Court coming to the neighborhood as it provides an alternative to the "school to prison" pipeline faced by many of Philadelphia's youth.  The project will teach students to serve as their own disciplinary board and provide a rehabilitative system of punishment. The commitment is only 2-3 hours per week beginning in late-September, it is within walking distance of the law school, and you'll be working in a partnership with the U.S. Attorney's Office.  Preference will be given to 2Ls and 3Ls. To learn more, please contact Irene Lehne at

Drexel-Rutgers Intramural 3.8 Mile Fun Run / Walk, September 27

Friday, September 27 | 4:45 p.m. | Cooper River Park, Pennsauken Township, NJ
Pizza and beer afterwards at the home of Professor Boss. For details, contact Craig Buchholz

Breakfast with PA Senator Daylin Leach, October 16

Wednesday, October 16 | 8:00 a.m. | Bernstein Global Wealth Management, 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
FREE* - Light breakfast served

Join Senator Leach for an intimate breakfast briefing on pressing legislative issues including Syria, Marriage Equality, Human
Trafficking, and Immigration Reform.

Senator Daylin Leach is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the 17th district. Named minority chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he also serves on the Communications and Technology, Education, Environmental Resources and Energy, Finance, Intergovernmental Operations and Policy Committees. A champion of progressive policies, Senator Leach has focused on education, environmental protection, healthcare and political reform. He has received numerous awards including the 2011 Friend of Education Award by the Lower Merion Education Association and the Humane Society’s Humane Legislator Award in 2008. He was appointed to the PA Commission on Sentencing in May 2011.

This event is presented by AJC Philadelphia/SNJ's Harold's Table Series. *Please RSVP by Oct 14 to Questions? Email

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

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