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Earle Mack School of Law Weekly Newsletter

Oct. 7, 2013


A New Face at the LRC Circ Desk

Alina Josan
Alina is pursuing an MLIS degree from Drexel University's iSchool and planning to focus on special collections.  She has lived in Philadelphia for the past 14 years, and in her spare time she is an illustrator, bibliophile, and local history enthusiast.  Alina's photo is available on the LRC Facebook page: Alina looks forward to helping you at the Circulation Desk!

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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: Today, October 7
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
Location: Room 250

There will be pizza served at this meeting!

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Upcoming Career Strategies Office Events

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
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

Academic Skills Workshop:
 Creating a Course Outline
October 8, 2013
12:45-1:45 p.m. in Law 340
Learn how to organize your notes and study materials into a manageable course outline to help you prepare for final exams. Win a useful raffle prize! Questions? Contact Professor Kraybill at

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.


Upcoming Fall 2013 Workshops:


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

the Kline School of Law Community Service Initiative

Clothing Drive | September 16-October 14
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 

Environmental Law Society

Fracking and Sustainability | October 24 | 12:00-1:15 p.m. | Room 340, Lunch will be provided.
Join the Environmental Law Society on Thursday, October 24 at noon to welcome Professor John Dernbach from Widener Law for a discussion of unconventional gas drilling, or fracking as it is commonly referred to, as it affects climate change and sustainability. The event will be held in room 340. Food will be provided!

Law Review

Save the Date: the Drexel Law Review Symposium - ERISA at 40: What Were They Thinking? | October 25 | 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

At this symposium, key participants in ERISA’s passage will join scholars, economists, lawyers and actuaries to create an oral history of the pension reform law. The symposium will explore the political hurdles and policy challenges ERISA’s proponents faced, the consequences of this landmark legislation and the impact of changing economic, social and political conditions. Registration coming soon!

Law Students for Reproductive Justice

Volunteers Needed at the Philadelphia Women's Center | October 8 | 5:30 p.m. | Room 140, Dinner will be provided.
Need Pro Bono Hours? Professor Lynne Molter from Widener University will be here to train students interested in volunteering at the Philadelphia Women’s Center on Tuesday, October 8th at 5:30 p.m. in Room 140. Questions/Concerns? Email Stephany Gordon at

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.

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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

Breakfast with PA Senator Daylin Leach
, October 16

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

Angel Capital Expo, October 23
October 23 | 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Drexel University, Bossone Building, 32nd and Market streets, Philadelphia
The Angel Capital Expo will bring together angel investors, venture capital principals, wealth professionals, entrepreneurs, inventors, and budding business and law professionals. Inventors and entrepreneurs will pitch investment opportunities in life-science and health care devices, Internet-SaaS-Cloud technology, consumer products and more. The event is being hosted by Drexel University’s Close School of Entrepreneurship, the Earle Mack School of Law, the LeBow College of the Business and the Office of Corporate Relations and Economic Development, in partnership with the Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic, part of the world’s largest private equity and angel investment group. Registration fees will be waived for the first Drexel 60 students who register.  To register: 

4th Annual YLD Bootcamp, October 25

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 12:00- 5:00 p.m. at Philadelphia Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor Conference Center.

The topics and presenters for the 2013 YLD Bootcamp are:

Interview Skills with Judge Charles A. Ehrlich, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division; Joseph C. Bedwick, Hiring Partner & Member, Cozen O Connor; Jennifer Henfy, Executive Director of Career Strategy and Advancement, Villanova University School of Law; Austin Freundlich, Partner, Freundlich & Littman LLC; and Jason Mandel, Director of Legal Recruitment, Alevistar Group, LLC.

Advice from the Bench with Judge Gary S. Glazer, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division; Judge Juan R. Sanchez, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and Judge David R. Strawbridge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Considerations Before Starting Your Own Solo Practice or Small Firm with John E. Savoth, Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C.; Leo Mulvihill, Mulvihill & Rushie; and Richard K. Washington, R.K. Washington, Jr. & Associates.

You Passed the Bar, Now What?: How to Succeed in Your First Year As an Attorney, and How to Gain Experience in a Down Economy with Tami Wible, Associate General Counsel and Managing Attorney, Drexel University Office of the General Counsel; Russell Lieberman, Associate, White and Williams, LLP; Gail Weilheimer, Senior Counsel, Wisler Pearlstine, LLP; and Donald Ladd, Partner, Chair of Healthcare Litigation, White and Williams, LLP.

The cost is just $10 and includes lunch, each of the panel presentations and networking opportunities throughout the day. After the event concludes, we hope that you will be able to join us for a YLD Networking Happy Hour at the Field House, 1150 Filbert St.  Click here to register.

Harvest for the Homeless Volunteers Needed

The Young Lawyers Division is seeking volunteers for the annual Harvest for the Homeless program. This year, the event is scheduled for Saturday morning, Nov. 9 at Ballard Spahr LLP. We'll be collecting and sorting donations of mens', women's and children's clothing, as well as non-perishable items.

Once the items are sorted, we'll deliver them to local homeless shelters. So far, the following firms have agreed to participate - Martin LLC, 1818 Market Street, 35th Floor; and Griesling Law, 1717 Arch St., Suite 3630. 

We're looking for volunteers to assist with managing and collecting donations at their firms. We'll also need volunteers on the day of the event to help with sorting and distributing the donated items.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bob Zimmerman at or Alyk Oflazian at

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