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Weekly Newsletter

Nov. 25, 2013

Negotiation Team Victory

John Walsh (3L) and Parthiv Patel (1L), members of the ADR Competition Team, won first place in the Northeast Regional ABA Negotiation Competition on Sunday, November 17th in White Plains, NY! Going into the final round, they were ranked number 1 out of the entire pool of competitors. They now move on to nationals in Chicago in February.

Ernie Holtzheimer (1L) and Daniella Price (2L), assisted by alternate Jasmine Smith (1L), were ranked 2nd after the first round of the competition. When they did not advance in the competition, they used their efforts to help John and Parthiv cinch their first place victory. It was great experience working with these students before and during the competition this weekend. They all demonstrated a high degree of negotiation talent and skill, but also creativity, teamwork, flexibility, and professionalism. Drexel Dragon drive and teamwork at its best. Please congratulate all five team members when you see them.

-Nancy C. Kraybill, Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Academic Skills

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Legal Research Center Announcements

A New Face at the LRC Circ Desk

Jing Ye
photo available on LRC Facebook page:

Jing is pursuing an Accounting degree and Biology minor from Drexel University and plans to attend dental school next fall. She has lived in the suburbs of Philadelphia for the past 15 years, and in her spare time she teaches piano, plays sports, and enjoys cheering for the Eagles. Jing looks forward to helping you at the Circulation Desk!

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Labor Arbitration and Mediation Discussion - Monday, November 25

Arbitrator Alan Symonette and FMCS Commissioner Vanessa Bullock will be visiting the Kline School of Law campus to discuss labor arbitration and mediation today at 6:00 p.m. in Room 340. Alan Symonette is one of the finest and most respected labor arbitrators in the United States. It is a tremendous gift to the Drexel community that he is coming to campus to share his observations from the “neutral’s” side of the table. Vanessa Bullock has a tremendous reputation as an FMCS Commissioner and mediator in Philadelphia. She is extraordinarily well respected by Philadelphia Area labor and management. All welcome to attend.

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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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Academic Skills Announcements

Questions? Contact Professor Kraybill at

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

2014 Public Interest/Public Service Career Fair (PI/PS)

The 2014 Public Interest/Public Service Career Fair (PI/PS) will be held on Friday, January 31. Bidding for interviews will begin on December 2, 2013 and end on December 15, 2013. In order to participate, you must first register in the Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools (GPALS) Symplicity bidding website which can be accessed via
[Please note this is NOT the same as Drexel’s Symplicity site.]

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Student Organization Announcements

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

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.

Family Law Society

Last General Body Meeting of the Semester
| November 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Room 240
Come join the Family Law Society for its last general body meeting of the semester. We will discuss events for next semester and have a little study break for students with lunch.

Health Law Society

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!

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Events/Opportunities Outside of the Building

Google Workshop for Student Organization Development

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

Lore & Larder, Profit & Pleasure: Changing Relationships in Philly’s Vibrant Restaurant Scene

Monday, December 2, 2013
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Penn Law School
3501 Sansom Street, Fitts Auditorium

Screening of “Food for Thought: The Social Cost of Eating Out” followed by a panel discussion on relations in Philly’s vibrant restaurant scene. Click here to RSVP.

Juvenile in Justice

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

This year, InLiquid, a Philadelphia non-profit artists organization, has partnered with the Juvenile Justice Center to create Juvenile in Justice, an exhibition of works as well as a series of programs designed to contribute to the national conversation about juvenile incarceration and the positive social effects of creative arts education. The focus of these programs is to use community resources as a means of reforming the juvenile justice system, establishing a Youth Ambassador Program to give a voice to the youth of our community, and provide a platform for taking real steps to break the school to prison pipeline.

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the Juvenile in Justice Program will be holding a Panel Discussion with members of the juvenile justice system in Philadelphia, and then will spend the day conducting a Free Youth Criminal Record Expungement Clinic (organized by the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity), to be followed by an evening event & awards ceremony.

The panel discussion and the expungement clinic are free, and if students would like to attend the party in the evening, the costs have been reduced to $25.

For more information on the Juvenile in Justice program as a whole, please visit --

For specific information on the events occurring on Tuesday, December 3rd, & the participants in the panel discussion that morning, please use this link:

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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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