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Weekly Newsletter

Nov. 18, 2013

Connect with the Law School Community via Social Media

If you haven’t already done so, consider joining the law school’s group on Linkedin, which is a great way to connect with alumni and otherwise expand your professional network:

And following the law school on Facebook is an easy way to keep track of news involving your classmates, professors and law school alumni:

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OSA Announcements

Exam Notices

The finals version of Exam4 is available for download from Please visit the Exam Center in Community Property for more information about preparing for and taking exams, including troubleshooting common errors. Should you encounter any technical issues while taking a practice exam, please contact Lawtech at

We would like to reemphasize that you should not upgrade your operating system until the completion of the Fall 2013 exam period. If you have already upgraded, please let us know immediately.

Though Windows 8.1 is now supported, for those who have already upgraded, we do not recommend upgrading at this time due to instabilities with other system-critical components. Details regarding remedies for students who have already upgraded to Mac OS X 10.9/Mavericks will be available beginning November 21. Until a final determination is reached, students should not attempt to repair upgraded computers.

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Academic Skills Announcements

Questions? Contact Professor Kraybill at

Upcoming Fall 2013 Workshop:

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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Career Strategies Office Events

See Symplicity for Details

November 18th – Judicial Clerkship Info Session
November 22nd - Career Dean Lunch

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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

Internal Mediation Competition | November 20 | 5:30 -8:00 p.m. | Location 140
The ADR Competition Team is hosting an internal competition to select participants for the ABA Representation in Mediation competition. The ABA Competition will take place February 22-23 at St. Johns University.​ If you are interested in competing this competition, send your name and class year to

Christian Legal Society

Philabundance Food Drive Fundraiser | Now through the end of November | 1st and 2nd Floor Elevator Lobbies
Help fight hunger in Philadelphia this Holiday season! Do your part to raise awareness and help Philadelphia families in need this holiday by donating canned goods and non-perishable food items in the boxes on the 1st and 2nd floors throughout November. Thank you!

Civil Litigation Society

Inaugural Meeting | November 19 | 12:05 p.m. | Room 440
Join the Civil Litigation Society for their inaugural meeting this Tuesday. The Society will have a duel focus: litigation skills building and tort law (products liability, toxic torts, class actions, medical malpractice). So even if you're only interested in criminal law, you should still come. Lunch will be provided.

An Overview of Civil Litigation | November 26 | 12:15pm | Room 140
John McMeeKin, a partner with Rawle & Henderson and a Executive Committee Member for the ABA Tort & Insurance Law Section, will be giving an overview of tort law (products liability, toxic torts, class actions, medical malpractice) with insights into litigation. Lunch will be served.

Health Law Society

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!

Health Law Students Helping Other Health Law Students | November 25 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room 440
Want to know what students who are interested in health law careers are doing with their time? Find out what opportunities and experiences your fellow classmates have had in the health law field, and find out about the classes the health law concentrators recommend. This will be a great opportunity for students interested in health law to get to network with each other. Room 440. Lunch will be served!

Women's Law Society

Breakfast Bake Sale
| November 18-20 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Second Floor Gallery
We're bringing breakfast to you. Stop by the second floor gallery for baked goods and coffee. Proceeds to support local Domestic Violence awareness non-profit organizations.

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Events/Opportunities Outside of the Building

Flu Vaccine Clinic - Open to all Students, Professional Staff & Faculty - Today!

Drexel will be holding a flu vaccination clinic on campus Monday, Nov. 18, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center, 3210 Chestnut Street. The cost of the flu vaccine is $28.

If you are a student covered by the Drexel Student Health Insurance plan, please bring your insurance card with you and the $28 fee will be waived.

If you are a student covered by your own health insurance or Drexel faculty/professional staff member, it will be necessary to make payment by cash or check at the clinic. Credit cards will not be accepted. You will be given a receipt at the time of your payment, which may then be given to your insurance company for reimbursement (if the vaccine is covered by your health insurance company).

If you have any questions, please contact Health Insurance & Immunization at

"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

Google Workshop for Student Organization Development - December 2

Presented by: Neha Patil, Drexel University Undergraduate Student
Sponsored by: Delta Zeta Sorority
Monday, December 2, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Curtis Hall, Room 341
3141 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA

Google offers free services that can transform an organization to be successful and organized. This workshop will help train students to be Google experts. The workshop will teach about Gmail, Google groups, Google calendars, and Google documents, etc. Students will learn how to use technology to stay organized with labels, tips and tricks, shortcuts, and syncing devices. The workshop will also teach students how to be leaders in an organization by teaching about surveys, forms, and how to work as a team through technology. For more info, contact Amanda Moser at or 267-337-2067.

*This “CEO LEAD Certified” Workshop is sponsored by Delta Zeta Sorority, open to all students and is part of the "Student Organization Management Specialization Series“ - strongly recommended for student organization officers and leaders

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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: 

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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