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Weekly Newsletter

June 9, 2014

Academic Skills Workshops - Summer 2014

All Workshops held in Law 240, on Mondays from11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Snacks and a raffle drawing for a useful prize at each workshop!

June 9 - Analyzing Statutes and Rules
June 16 - Creating Concept Maps, Flow Charts, and Analytical Checklists
June 23 - Outlining for Exams
June 30 - Preparing for Exam Success
July 7 - Writing the Rule Explanation for the 1L Memo Professor Coleman, Writing Specialist
July 14 - Exam Test-Taking Skills
July 21 - Revising and Editing the 1L Memo Professor Coleman, Writing Specialist

Summer 2014 Dean’s Scholars

Academic Skills (Professor Kraybill)
Mallory Deardorff (3L) -

Academic Skills Workshops
Mondays, 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. in Room 240

Mallory’s Office Hours - Via email request

Criminal Law (Professor Benforado)
Suraji Wagage (JD/PhD) -

Criminal Law Dean’s Scholar Session:
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 440

Suraji’s Office Hours - Mondays, 3:45-4:45 in Study Room 221 and via email request.

Contracts (Professor Korobkin)
Jasmine Smith (2L) -

Contracts Dean’s Scholar Session:
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 240

Jasmine’s Office Hours - Via email request

Torts (Professor Hass)
Jaymes Fairfax-Columbo (JD/PhD) -

Torts Dean’s Scholar Session:
Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. in Room 240

Jaymes’s Office Hours - Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Study Room 221 and via email request.

Questions? Please contact Nancy C. Kraybill, Director of Academic Skills and Associate Teaching Professor, at

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Career Strategies Announcements

Inspiration and Ideas from Dean Gerson:

Summer is an excellent time to visit the Career Strategies Office. The CSO Team is busy planning fall educational programs, preparing for our incoming first-year class, and visiting employers and bar associations to promote the Kline School of Law. In June I will attend the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon, visit the Bucks County Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, as well as the Philadelphia Bar Association Women in the Profession meeting. All of these are opportunities to network, learn about job opportunities, and publicize the law school.

In addition to making external visits, the CSO staff is also available for counseling appointments. Don’t let us feel like the Maytag Repair Man – visit us! We’re here to review resumes, cover letters, and help guide you in your job search.

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What I’m Reading Now:

BOLD: Get Noticed, Get Hired (2013). This book, co-authored by three college friends who now live and work in Philadelphia, offers some very creative advice about getting noticed by employers in a positive way. While this book is not written for law students and does not focus on legal hiring issues, it does provide savvy advice about how to market yourself effectively and use LinkedIn to your advantage. You are welcome to borrow a copy from the CSO.

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“Outside the Classroom” Speakers and Activities for Summer 2014

Yifat Bitton
Feminist Challenges in a Jewish and Democratic State
Room 140 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m
Reception to follow, 3d Floor Gallery

the Kline School of Law’s Own!
Donald Tibbs, JD, PhD, LLM
Law, Literature and Jay-Z: Criminal Procedure and the Legal Language of Gansta Rap.
Room 240 | 12:40 – 1:50 p.m.
Lunch provided

SBA hosts Quizzo!
Location: McGillin’s Ale House
1310 Drury St., (between Chestnut & Sansom and 13th & Juniper)
5:30-8:30 p.m.

the Kline School of Law’s Own!
David DeMatteo, JD, PhD
Problem-Solving Courts: Judicial Intervention for the Mentally Ill and in Drug Crimes
12:40 – 1:50 p.m. Room 240
Lunch provided

the Kline School of Law’s Own!
Rose Corrigan, PhD
Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders: Prosecutorial Behavior and Unanticipated Consequences
Time/Location  12:40 – 1:50 p.m. Room 240
Lunch provided

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Events/Opportunities Outside of the Building

Stage Door Canteen Party
June 13, 2014 | Historical Society (1300 Locust Street) | 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania invite the Kline School of Law students to attend the Stage Door Canteen Party. The Stage Door Canteen, a WWII entertainment venue, was housed in the basement of the Academy of Music during the war. Enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres provided by Tria and drinks provided by Narragansett while you are transported back to the Stage Door Canteen with live entertainment by the renowned Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus! To purchase tickets, log into or call 215-732-6200 x243. A discount is being provided for the Kline School of Law students. Please use the code HSPYFDrexel when purchasing tickets to receive your discount at check out.

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Scholarships and Writing Competitions


International Association of Gaming Advisors 2014 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award - Deadline: September 1, 2014
Details available here.

Writing Competitions: 

2014 Student Writing Competition in Cultural Heritage Preservation Law- Deadline: June 30, 2014
Details available here.

Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights - Deadline: July 1, 2014
Details available here.

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School of Law News Headlines

Legal Research Center and Law Building Hours

Submissions for the Weekly Newsletter

Submissions for the Weekly Newsletter are subject to approval by Kevin Oates, Senior Associate Dean of Students and
Associate Professor of Law. Submissions are due by noon on Wednesday for the following issue.

Please note: The Weekly Newsletter will be published bi-weekly during the Summer Semester.

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