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Weekly Newsletter

Oct. 21, 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

Monday, October 21:
All | 12:15 - 1:15 | Room 340 | The Forever Skill: Job Search Outside of OCI ($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: 

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

The Crimmigration Crisis: Immigration & Criminal Law | October 22 | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Room 140, Reception to follow
Immigration or Crimmigration? At the intersection of criminal law and immigration lurks a developing area of the law referred to as Crimmigration. As our lawmakers debate over immigration reform, join the discussion about criminal offenses triggering removal proceedings, conditions at immigration detention facilities, and immigration reform.​ Hosted by BLSA & International Law and Human Rights Society.

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.

Criminal Law Society

Prison Reform Panel  | October 21 | 6:00 p.m. | Room 140, Reception to follow in the 3rd Floor Gallery
Please join us.

General Body Meeting  | October 22 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Room 240
​Criminal Law Society will be holding a brown-bag lunch general body meeting on Tuesday October 22 at 12:15 in Room 240 to discuss upcoming events and projects. ​

6th Annual Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence | October 26 | West River Drive, Philadelphia
The Criminal Law Society is sponsoring the 6th Annual Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence held on Saturday, October 26th, 2013. It is held here in Philadelphia at West River Drive. Please register for the event by following this link: and selecting to join "the Kline School of Law" team under "Open Team Registration," instead of registering as an individual. Registration costs $10. Attending this event equates attendance to two CLS events, which makes a student eligible to vote in CLS elections. For more information please visit:

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!

Health Law Society

FDA and its Battle Against Crime | November 11 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Room 140
Join HLS as we host Mike Widenhouse to speak about crimes he deals with as part of the FDA and a past FBI agent. He will talk about pursuing pharmaceutical cargo thefts, as well as unlicensed wholesale distribution, with a strong enforcement action towards doctors/pharmacists/practitioners who purchase unapproved products from foreign sources and administer them to their unsuspecting patients.

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!

Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Information Session and Lunch | October 23 | 12:15 p.m. | Room 140
Learn how the PBA -YLD can help you connect and succeed.

SCOTUS Society

Confrontation Clause Discussion Meeting | October 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Room 240, Lunch will be provided
Join the SCOTUS Society for a discussion on the impact of the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment on policies that aid rape victims in testifying against their rapists at trial.

Student Bar Association

American Bar Association Leadership Panel | October 29 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 140, Lunch will be provided
Learn how to take advantage of your American Bar Association membership! This panel will feature faculty, student leaders, and Dean Dennis discussing various ways to be involved in the ABA and how to best utilize your membership.

Women's Law Society

Domestic Violence Awareness Panel | October 28 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Room 340, Reception to follow
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join the Women’s Law Society & Family Law Society for a discussion about domestic violence through the lens of advocacy and criminal justice. Hear from an attorney, criminal justice professional, advocate and member of the Philadelphia police department.

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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. 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

Safety Summit for Women and Children
, October 19

High School of the Future - 4021 Parkside Avenue - Philadelphia, PA

District Attorney Seth Williams invites you to join him for a discussion on ways to make you and your family safer.. We will be providing workshops guided by experts in fields including internet safety for your teenager, avoiding and escaping domestic violence, and the risks presented to our teenagers and young women by the scourge of Human Trafficking. There will even be a workshop where police officers will teach you effective self defense techniques. Our space is limited so please register today on this website to attend. You don't want to miss out! While you may register at the door, you may not get your first choices for workshops. We look forward to seeing you on October 19, 2013!

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.

Cute Pet Photos Wanted: Enter YLD Photo Contest , October 18

Send us a photo of your favorite pet! The Young Lawyers Division welcomes submissions from all members of the Bar Association for the "Cutest Pet Snapshot," a photography contest where the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate. One submission per entrant can be emailed to in JPG format. Winners will be selected based on having the most "likes" on the YLD facebook page. The deadline for entries is Oct. 18. The winner will be announced and the prize will be awarded at the YLD's Oct. 25 Networking event.

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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