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Weekly Newsletter

Dec. 2, 2013

Welcome Stephanie Cieslak, Assistant Director for Alumni Relations

Dear Students,

I write to you today with exciting news regarding our continued growth at the law school.  As we prepare to host the five-year reunion for the inaugural class, I am very glad to be able to announce the creation of a new half-time position devoted to Alumni Relations.  I am especially excited because the person who will occupy the position is Stephanie Cieslak, an alumna of the law school’s Class of 2011.

We have long recognized the importance of reaching out to our expanding alumni base.  As the assistant director for alumni relations for both the schools of law and engineering, Stephanie will bring tremendous energy and creativity.  In the coming weeks, she will be reaching out to you all.  In the meantime, I encourage you to stop by Stephanie’s desk in the Deans’ Suite on the 4th floor to say hello.  You can also reach her at or 215-571-4735.

-Dean Dennis

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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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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.

Drexel Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Interns, Consultants, and Employees: The Costs of Misclassification
Tuesday December 3, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pearlstein Business Learning Center, Room 101
3218 Market Street
Happy hour reception follows in the Baiada Institute's new facility

Are you trying to save money by using unpaid interns or independent contractors? Come learn how to avoid costly mistakes at this timely presentation by Entrepreneurial Law Clinic student lawyers and a panel of experts.

Register at

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

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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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