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Weekly Newsletter

Oct. 14, 2013

Social Media Usage Policy

The law school has established groups on Facebook and LinkedIn to facilitate communication between students and alumni.

Use of these groups to promote vendors’ products and services or to publicize student organizations’ events and activities is permitted as follows:

• Commercial and publicity announcements may be posted no more than once per week within any specific social media group, except on the week of the event, when a maximum of two announcements can be made of the event, including one on the day of the event.

◦ Example 1: Multiple student organizations seek to promote an event they are jointly sponsoring, only ONE person may post an announcement about that event to a specific Facebook group the week before the event. The week of the event, one person may post an announcement on some day before the event and one person may post an announcement on the day of the event.

◦ Example 2: If a vendor is offering coupons or price break for several weeks, only ONE announcement of the promotion may be posted to a specific Facebook group per week, except the week when the coupon expires, when a maximum of two announcements can be made.

• For the purposes of this policy, a week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday.

• Individuals may comment on or “like” existing postings without restrictions.

This policy is designed to encourage the use of social media groups by a wide array of participants and to discourage spamming by over-zealous advocates of causes, products or events. Individuals who are found to violate this policy will be removed from law-school administered Facebook groups.

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Upcoming Career Strategies Office Events

Wednesday, October 16:
2Ls/3Ls | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 340 | Fellowship Panel ($25 Starbucks Gift Card)

Thursday, October 17:
All - Max 12 | 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. | 3rd floor gallery | Premiere Lawyers' Breakfast Chat
All | 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. | 2nd & 3rd Floor galleries | 6th Annual Public Interest Career Table Talk/Reception (Brunch for 2 at Moshulu)

Monday, October 21:
All | 12:15 - 1:15 | Room 340 | Alternative Careers for Lawyers ($50 Lucky Strike Gift Card)
1Ls | Various, by Appointment | CSO | 1L Required Resume Review Week | October 21 and later

Wednesday, October 23:
All | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. | 3rd floor gallery | 2L Speed Networking Program

Thursday, October 31:
All | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 340 | Career Dean Lunch

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Scholarships and Writing Competitions


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

Writing Competitions: 

October 2013 Law Student Writing Contest - Deadline: October 14, 2013
For details, please visit

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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Student Organization Announcements

Black Law Students Association

Dragon-Bowl Z! | October 25 | 6:00 p.m. | Lucky Strike, 1336 Chestnut Street
Join your fellow classmates at Dragon Bowl Z on Oct. 25th at Lucky Strike for a night of bowling and fun. Tickets are $5 if purchased by Oct. 11. Event sponsored by: BLSA, ACS, Brehons, NLS, Family Law Society, and Oral Advocacy Society. Email or to purchase tickets.

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 Drexel 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!

Family Law Society

Panel Discussion | October 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Room 240, Lunch will be provided
Please join the Family Law Society for a panel discussion with two wonderful family law attorneys. We have Shira Katz Scanlon from Martine, Galemba & Katz Scanlon, an Earle Mack graduate, and Aaron Weems from Fox Rothschild. They will explain what family law entails and the cases they deal with every day. Come enjoy a great discussion and free lunch!

Health Law Society

Red Cross Blood Drive | October 17 | 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. | 3320 Market Street (outside of the law school)
Together with Dean McGovern, the Health Law Society is holding a blood drive through the American Red Cross on Thursday, October 17 from 9am-3pm. The American Red Cross will have it's blood mobile parked outside of the school.

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!

Phi Alpha Delta

General Body Meeting - "Let's face it... we won't have Lexis/Westlaw forever" | October 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Room 440, Lunch will be provided

Please join Phi Alpha Delta for our general body meeting. The meeting will begin with a brief discussion on upcoming events and will be followed by a guest lecturer who will show us how to utilize Google as a legal research and job search tool. Lunch will be served.

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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. 221

Upcoming Fall 2013 Workshops:

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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Events/Opportunities Outside of the Building

Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Information Session, October 16

12:15-1:15 p.m.| Room 240
FREE* - Light breakfast served

The Young Lawyers Division serves 2,800 members and oversees the activities of more than 30 committees in the areas of public service, law-related education and service to the legal community. YLD members enjoy opportunities to network and participate in activities that contribute to their personal and professional enrichment. Come see what the Philadelphia YLD can do for you!

Breakfast with PA Senator Daylin Leach, 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
7:15 a.m.-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

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