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Weekly Newsletter

Nov. 11, 2013

Academic Skills Announcements

Questions? Contact Professor Kraybill at

Bar Review Course Informational Forum

November 13 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 240
All students need to take a commercial bar review course to help prepare for the bar exam. This informational forum is designed to help you choose the bar review course that is the best for YOU. Learn about the different features of these bar review courses: PMBR (Preliminary Multistate Bar Review), Themis, Kaplan, and BarBri. No sales pitches; just a description of what each course can offer you. Pizza and drinks will be served! (Courtesy of Kaplan, Themis, and PMBR)

Upcoming Fall 2013 Workshops

Exam Strategies II: Practice Exam | Tuesday, November 12 | 12:45-1:45 p.m.| Law 340
Work on your issue spotting and exam writing skills, analyze deconstructed model exam answers, and answer a practice exam question and get individual feedback on your answer. Win a useful raffle prize! Questions? Contact Professor Kraybill at

Nov. 19: Revising and Editing the 1L Memo, Professor Coleman, Writing Specialist

Dean's Scholar Sessions

Civil Procedure (Professor Juliano)
Wednesday, 12:10-1:10 (440)
Thursday, 12:50-1:50 (440)

Civil Procedure (Professor Saunders)
Wednesday, 12:10-1:10 (ISB 112)
Thursday, 12:50-1:50 (ISB 112)

Contracts (Professor Boss)
Monday, 5:15-6:15 (ISB 112)
Friday, 2:30-3:30 (340)

Contracts (Professor Cimino)
Tuesday, 5:10-6:10 (240)
Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 (250)

Torts (Professor Furrow)
Monday, 12:45-1:45 (ISB 112)
Wednesday, 5:15-6:15 (240)

Torts (Professor Geisinger)
Tuesday, 11:00-12:00 (140)
Wednesday, 5:15-6:15 (ISB 112)

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

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Immigration Immersion Spring Break Project - Information Session

Wednesday, November 13 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Room 340

Entering its second year, the Drexel Immigration Project is a unique and immersive alternative Spring Break service-learning program that provides students the opportunity to live in South Philadelphia for the week and serve the needs of Philadelphia's immigrant community by offering naturalization assistance. Other project highlights include engaging community leaders, immigration lawyers and activists, and activities throughout the city. All participants will satisfy their 50-hour Pro Bono Requirement. Attend the upcoming information session, hear from past participants, and get ready to apply! Space is limited.

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Career Strategies Office Events

See Symplicity for Details

November 11th - 15th  is Build Your Business Card Week for 2Ls
November 12th – Careers in Government Panel Discussion
November 18th – Judicial Clerkship Info Session

1L Reminder

1L Reminder: You should make your “Counseling 1L Follow-Up” appointment now via Symplicity. Be sure to select the SAME counselor who you met with for your initial resume review – this is important for consistency. Going forward, you are free to choose a different counselor.

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Student Bar Association Announcements

SBA's Fall Town Hall
| November 20 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | Room 140

SBA is hosting our fall Town Hall to hear your concerns and suggestions about our beloved school. We'll be focusing a portion of the town hall on certain areas to elicit particularized feedback. Administration and faculty will not be attending to enable any timid students to speak freely. Lunch will be served. Please be sure to join us!

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Student Organization Announcements

Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team

ABA Client Counseling Competition Try-Outs | November 13 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | Room 302
The ADR will be holding try-outs for the ABA Client Counseling competition on First Amendment law in February 2014. Try-outs will be held in half-hour blocks.

Negotiation Competition Try-Outs | November 20 | 5:30 -8:00 p.m. | Location TBA
Details to follow.

If you are interested in competing in either competition, send your name and class year to

Black Law Students Association

Viewing: Documentary on the School to Prison Pipeline | November 13 | 6:00 p.m. | Room 240
We will watch clips and discuss a documentary on the School to Prison Pipeline that affects students across America in Zero Tolerance policy schools. Food will be provided.

Criminal Law Society

Internship Panel | November 12 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 140
The Criminal Law Society will be hosting an internship for all 1L students interested in pursuing a criminal law related summer internship after 1L year. Lunch 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.

Health Law Society Alumni Panel | November 20 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 240
Join the Health Law Society in welcoming back alumni who are now working in the health law field. They will be speaking about their careers, the paths they took to get to where they are today, and they will be sharing advice to help you get where you want to go! Lunch provided!

Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Society

SCOTUS Society Morning after Pill Discussion Meeting | November 11 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 240
Join the SCOTUS Society for lunch and a discussion on the Constitutional Law surrounding regulation of the Morning After Pill.

Prof. Kyle C. Kopko Speaker Event | November 13 | 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Room 140
Join the SCOTUS Society for a speaker event with Prof. Kyle C. Kopko where he will discuss the changes in the law implemented by the Supreme Court decisions back in June and the new changes that could be coming out of the Supreme Court's Current term. A reception will follow on the 3rd Floor Gallery.

Happy Hour at Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar | November 15 | 7:00-8:00 p.m. | Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar, 3801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Join the SCOTUS Society at for a happy hour at Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar at 3801 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104. The Pianos will be dueling and free food will be had!

the Kline School of Law Veterans Association

Fundraiser for Veterans' Groups: "Operation Salute"
| November 15 | 8:00 p.m.-Midnight | Paddy Whacks Pub, 2nd and South Sts.
The Kline School of Law Veterans Association, Law and National Security Society, Black Law Students Association, the Kline School of Law Republicans, and SCOTUS Society are co-sponsoring a fundraiser for the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House and the Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets are $25 at the door, or $20 if you by tickets here at school. Unlimited lager, rail drinks, wine, and live music. Food will also be available (first come, first serve).

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Events/Opportunities Outside of the Building

Dragon Gauntlet at the Drexel Recreation Center
- November 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Come compete against other teams in this grueling obstacle course. Each team will only have 100 minutes to complete a variety of elements such as: Humvee Push, Sled Push, and Inverted Zip Line! Registration deadline is November 8th. Register at the Climbing Wall or contact Drew Deming: or Kathryn Formica: All participants will receive a Gauntlet T-shirt, giveaways and pizza after the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Presented by: Drexel’s ROTC, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, and Drexel Athletics

"Mad Men" Cocktail Party - Historical Society of Pennsylvania - November 21

“Don” your best attire and join the Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for a “Mad Men” themed cocktail party from 6-8 p.m. on November 21st!

Search amongst HSP’s own collection of mid-century advertisements, running the gamut from alcohol to travel destinations for answers to the scavenger hunt. The raffle and prizes for the best dressed and scavenger hunt winner are furnished by local businesses, including Lucky Strike Lanes, Absolute Abstract, Paper on Pine, Eastern State Penitentiary, The Barnes Foundation, and many more.

Hor d’oeuvres provided by Tria, liquor by Philadelphia Distilling, and beer/cider by Philadelphia Brewing. All proceeds support the Adopt-a-Collection program at HSP in the Young Friends name\. The Kline School of Law students can save 25% with code: HSPYFDU at:
For more information, visit or contact

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Scholarships and Writing Competitions


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

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship - Deadline: January 6, 2014
For details, please visit

Writing Competitions: 

National Law Review November 2013 Law Student Writing Contest - Deadline: November 11, 2013
For details, please visit

Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2014 Writing Competition - Deadline: December 2, 2013
For details, please visit

2014 Global Markets Law Journal Writing Competition - Deadline: February 15, 2014
For details, please visit

2014 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration - Deadline: April 1, 2014
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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Earle Mack School of Law News Headlines

Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours

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