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Earle Mack School of Law Weekly Newsletter

Sept. 30, 2013


New 1L SBA Representatives

Congratulations to the new 1L SBA Representatives!

Nick Hubner
Troy Jenkins
Kate Lewis
Hunter Morris
Ian Oakley
Lori Vetrano

Please reach out to them with any questions or concerns you might have. They are here to represent you!

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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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Access to Student Professional Development Fund

Attention Classes of 2014 and 2015

After Dean Dennis announced the creation of the Student Professional Development Fund (SPDF). we developed a web-based application for you to access the fund.  The Professional Development Fund Management System has three components: student account for reimbursement requests, prerequisites tracking by the Career Strategies Office, and payment process by the Office of Finance and Budget. In order to track each student’s eligibility status and funding balance, all reimbursement requests must go through this system.

Upon meeting certain requirements set forth by the Career Strategies Office, each student at the Earle Mack School of Law will have access to $250 to spend on professional development activities. The Office of Finance and Budget handles reimbursements of expenses. For information regarding SPDF policies and procedures, system instructions, and to log in to begin your reimbursement request, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/career/students/SPDF/.

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Upcoming Career Strategies Office Events

OCTOBER   TIME PROGRAM CLASS ROOM
2 Wednesday 12:15 - 1:15 Career Dean Lunch ALL 340
8 Tuesday By appointment Professional Photo Session Available 2L/3L 3rd floor gallery
16 Wednesday 12:15-1:15 Fellowship Panel ($25 Starbucks Gift Card) 2L/3L 340
17 Thursday 8:00 - 9:30 am Premiere Lawyers' Breakfast Chat ALL-  12  max 3rd floor gallery
17 Thursday 4:00 - 6:30 pm 6th Annual Public Interest Career Table Talk/ Reception      
(Brunch for 2 at Moshulu)
ALL 2nd & 3rd Floor galleries
21 and later Various By appointment 1L Required Resume Review Week 1L CSO
21 Monday 12:15 - 1:15 Alternative Careers for Lawyers ($50 Lucky Strike Gift Card) ALL 340
23 Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 pm 2L Speed Networking Program 2L 3rd floor gallery
31 Thursday 12:15-1:15 Career Dean Lunch ALL 340
NOVEMBER          
4 All week Stop by the CSO 3L Build Your Business Card Week 3L CSO
4 Monday 12:15 -1:15 Linked In and Your Job Search ($50 Trader Joe's Gift Card) All 340
6 Wednesday 8:00 - 9:30 am Premiere Lawyers' Breakfast Chat  (Duecker) ALL-  12 max 3rd floor gallery
11 All week Stop by the CSO 2L Build Your Business Card Week 2L CSO
5 to 19 Various By appointment (SPDF) Career and Image Coaching Available (SPDF) All N/A
18 Monday 12:15-1:15 Clerkship Info Session ($25 iTunes Card) 2L 340
22 Friday 12:15-1:15 Career Dean Lunch ALL 340

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Academic Skills Announcements

Dean's Scholars—Fall 2013 Office Hours

Civ. Pro. (Prof. Juliano):
Alex: Tues. 10:45-1245, Rm. 221
Melanie: Tues. 3:30-4:30, Rm. 230; Thurs. 11:00-12:00, Rm. 114

Civ. Pro. (Prof. Saunders):
Candice: Wed. 3:30- 5:30, Rm. 221
Seamus: Mon. 3:30-5:30, Rm. 221

Contracts (Prof. Boss):
Holly: Mon. 12:10-1:10, Rm. 221; Wed. 1:00-2:00, Rm. 221
Neal: Tues. 10:45-11:45, Rm. 230; Thurs. 11:00-12:00, Rm. 230

Contracts (Prof. Cimino):
Leah: Tues. 10:45-11:45, Rm. 222; Tues. 4:00-5:00, Rm. 302
Ryan: Thurs. 12:45-1:45, Rm. 302; Thurs. 5:10-6:10, Rm. 222

Torts (Prof. Geisinger):
Emalee: Mon. 12:45-1:45, Rm. 302; Thurs. 3:30-4:30, Rm. 221
Eva: Tues. 3:30-5:30, Rm. 221

Torts (Prof. Furrow):
Ben: Thurs 12:15-1:15, Rm. 221; Thurs 5:00-6:00, Rm. 221
Mallory: Tues. 5:30-6:30, Rm. 221; Fri. 2:30-3:30, SBA Rm.


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
:

Oct. 4 NO WORKSHOP (LM deadline)
Oct. 8 Outlining for Exams
Oct. 15 Exam Strategies I: Test-Taking Skills
Oct. 22 NO WORKSHOP
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 nck26@drexel.edu.

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Student Organization Announcements


Black Law Students Association

General Body Meeting | September 30 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 250

The next general body meeting of BLSA will be on Monday, September 30th at 12:00 p.m. in Room 250. Lunch will be provided.

Drexel National Lawyers Guild

Trayvon, Race Relations and Criminal Law | October 9 | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Room 240

The Criminal Law Society and the National Lawyers Guild will be hosting a panel discussion regarding the Trayvon Martin case. Topics and discussion will focus more broadly on race relations, jury selection, and criminal law. Guest Speakers include Drexel’s very own, Doctor Donald Tibbs, Associate Professor Kevin Woodson, and Associate Professor Adam Benforado.

Drexel Law Republicans

Michael Avery | October 3 | 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Room 140, Reception and Book Signing to Follow

The Drexel Law Republicans and the Drexel Chapter of the American Constitution Society proudly welcome Michael Avery, a professor at Suffolk University Law School and a civil rights lawyer, to discuss his new book The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals. Please join us on Thursday, October 3rd at 5 pm in Room 140 as we have an informative discussion about the way the Federalist Society turned the tide in American judicial culture.

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 https://www.imleagues.com/Login.aspx. For more information talk to Eva DeLair (ejd58@drexel.edu). Hope to see you on the court!

Drexel National Lawyers Guild

Trayvon, Race Relations and Criminal Law | October 9 | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Room 240

The Criminal Law Society and the National Lawyers Guild will be hosting a panel discussion regarding the Trayvon Martin case. Topics and discussion will focus more broadly on race relations, jury selection, and criminal law. Guest Speakers include Drexel’s very own, Doctor Donald Tibbs, Associate Professor Kevin Woodson, and Associate Professor Adam Benforado.

Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Society

SCOTUS Society Stop and Frisk Discussion Meeting | September 30 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 240

Join the SCOTUS Society for a debate on the Stop and Frisk Police policy. The discussion will be an open forum centered on the Constitutionality of Stop and Frisk. Lunch will be served.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/Drexel.SCOTUS.Society/ for a Brief One Page summary of the surrounding case law.

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Scholarships and Writing Competitions


Scholarships:

James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Fund - Deadline: December 2, 2013
For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/law/docket/enewsletter/082613/Stoudt2013.pdf.

Writing Competitions:

Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2014 Writing Competition - Deadline: December 2, 2013
For details, please visit http://www.seswpocc.org/student-writing-competition/

Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Section 2014 Writing Competition - Deadline: April 15, 2014
For details, please visit http://earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/law/docket/enewsletter/flyers/2014-PBA-IP-Writing-Contest.pdf

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Criminal Law Concentration Meeting

Dean Filler is holding a meeting for 2Ls & 3Ls currently in, or interested in pursuing, the criminal law concentration.

Date: Monday, October 7
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Room 250

There will be pizza served at this meeting!

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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 idl25@drexel.edu.


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 cb863@drexel.edu.


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 philadelphia@ajc.org. Questions? Email khaykinv@ajc.org.


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.

Hear from experienced attorneys and members of the judiciary at the fourth annual "YLD Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers," presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association on Friday, October 25 from 12 - 5:00 p.m. at Philadelphia Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor Conference Center.

More Info/Registration »

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Submissions for the Earle Mack School of Law Weekly Newsletter are subject to approval by Kevin Oates, Senior Associate Dean of Students and
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