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Bidding Open for MABLSA Virtual Job Fair

Join the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association as we host law students, alumni and employers from across the region at the 2020 MABLSA Job Fair on Saturday, August 29.

Join the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association as we host law students, alumni and employers from across the region at the 2020 MABLSA Job Fair on Saturday, August 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an invaluable opportunity to network, explore career opportunities and receive invaluable information to further advance your success in the legal profession!  

Students must be current National Black Law Students Association members to participate. If you are unsure of your membership status or have questions, contact the National Director of Membership at membership@nblsa.org. Students who do not pay National Dues ("Non-Dues Paying") will be required to pay a $25.00 registration fee. Details can be found here. Register and bid here.

08.10

Drexel Counseling Center Offers Group Therapy via Zoom

The Drexel University Counseling Center is now providing group therapy via Zoom.

For more information or to learn how to sign up, please email counseling@drexel.edu or visit our website.

Students of Color: Connecting Around Similarity and Difference

This group aims to provide Black students, Indigenous students, and students of color with a safe and supportive space in which to connect around similarities and differences. Students will be invited to share experiences, process emotions, provide support, give feedback to one another, and develop self-awareness.

Understanding Self and Others: International Students

This group offers a safe, supportive space to explore the unique experiences of international students. This group allows the opportunity for international students to connect with one another and share their successes, difficulties, and personal growth as they navigate the culture of Drexel and the United States.

Understanding Self and Others: Intersecting Queer Identities

This group provides a safe and supportive environment for undergraduate and graduate LGBTQ+ or questioning students to share their concerns and experiences, receive and give honest feedback and support, and learn about themselves and how they relate to others.

Chaotic Families

This group provides an opportunity to share with and get the support of others who have been raised in dysfunctional families (addiction, physical and/or mental illness, controlling behavior, neglect, etc.).

Understanding Self and Others

A safe and supportive environment to learn about yourself and how others see you, how to cope with problems (including stress, anxiety, sadness), and develop more satisfying relationships.

Grad Group

Similar to the Understanding Self and Others group, this group is for graduate-level students who want to experience stronger emotional connections with others while also working through personal issues that may be unique to being a part of a graduate program at Drexel.

08.10

2020 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

Submit registration form by August 24, 2020

The Loyola University Chicago School of Law Patent Law Interview Program has been postponed from its originally scheduled dates to January 14-15, 2021 and will be a fully virtual interview program.

The Loyola University Chicago School of Law Patent Law Interview Program has been postponed from its originally scheduled dates of July 23-24, 2020 to January 14-15, 2021 and will be a fully virtual interview program. This interview program targets patent law employers and 2L and 3L students from law schools across the country.

In 2019, roughly 150 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,100 law students from across the country participated in the program. Keep in mind that there are a limited number of Philadelphia Area IP employers, so we strongly advise law students to cast a wide net, be adventurous, and interview at this important IP Job Fair. Since this is a virtual program, we think this is an investment that is worth your consideration. The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit application materials to the employers they are interested in, and employers then review their materials and select the students they wish to interview at the program. Last year, approximately half of the participating students were selected for interviews. We know that two KSoL students received big firm summer associate offers.

Please note: If you previously registered for the Patent Law Interview Program in February or March of this year, YOU ARE STILL REGISTERED AND DO NOT NEED TO RE-REGISTER.

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website.

Online student registration for this year’s fully virtual Patent Law Interview Program reopened on Wednesday, August 5 and will close on Thursday, August 27. To register, please complete and return the registration form to Jen Moore/CSO by Monday, August 24. Please note the $40 dollar registration fee is non-refundable and will be paid directly by CSO.

Once registration closes, the Loyola Interview Program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address you provided on the registration form. You will upload application materials and bid on interviews later in the semester. Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in our office, Jen Moore (jdm368@drexel.edu).

08.10

The Kline School of Law, Fall 2020

Details on the requirements you must meet before returning to campus, what your experience will be like in the law school building if you plan to be on campus, and how we planned and created of our hybrid fall experience.

Dear Students,

As we look forward to the beginning of the fall 2020 semester, I want to assure each of you that our staff and faculty have dedicated their summer to creating health and safety policies, designing course curricula, and securing experiential learning and pro bono opportunities to ensure that we can provide you with an exemplary law school experience, regardless of modality.

As President Fry noted in his August 6 email, I am writing to provide further details on the requirements you must meet before returning to campus, what your experience will be like in the law school building if you plan to be on campus, and how we planned and created of our hybrid fall experience.

Testing

Most of Drexel University is on a quarter system, which begins in late September. Because the law school starts much earlier, we are adhering to different pre-testing requirements than those you read about in President Fry’s email yesterday. 

All law students who will be on campus this fall will be required to take a COVID-19 test prior to beginning the fall semester. We will then require you to take a follow up test in September using the University-supplied testing kits described in President Fry’s email. 

  • As I have previously explained in an email as well as the recent virtual townhall meeting, you must take a COVID-19 test prior to coming to campus to begin your fall semester. You are required to obtain results from this test within 10 days of your return to campus. For example, if you are starting on campus on August 19, your test result must be from no earlier than August 9.  
  • In terms of securing the test, we suggest that you ask your doctor to provide an order for you to get a COVID-19 test and explain that the university is requiring testing before you can return to campus, which is a high-risk environment. Alternatively, you can explore the testing offered through CVS, Rite Aid or Pixel (LabCorp’s mail-in COVID-19 test). You need not have symptoms to obtain a test; you must only state that you will be in a special setting where the risk of transmission may be higher.  
    • Once you have received your test result you will need to report the result to the university—regardless of whether the result is negative or positive. The reporting will be done through REDCap, a secure, privacy-compliant record database that is maintained and administered by Drexel University College of Medicine. Within the next several days you will receive an email invitation to complete a survey in order to report your COVID-19 test result. Through the survey link, you will be asked for your date of birth, the date of your COVID-19 test, and to upload digital copies of your COVID-19 test results. (If you receive hardcopies of your test results, pictures of the results should be acceptable as long as the result can be read.) In anticipation of this email, you must check both your Drexel.edu email accounts as well as any personal email addresses that you have provided to the law school for Drexel communication (particularly for those students who do not yet have or recently obtained Drexel.edu accounts).

The COVID-19 test should be covered by your medical insurance or by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Uninsured Program. If for some reason your insurance does not cover your test and you have to pay for it, please send an email with full documentation to Dean Filler at lawdean@drexel.edu, and we’ll help you get reimbursement.

Self-Quarantine Prior to Return

The University is requiring any student who is coming to Pennsylvania from a state designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a recommended quarantine state (see list of states here: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Travelers.aspx) to quarantine for 14 days, either before returning to Pennsylvania or upon return to Pennsylvania and before the student’s expected return to campus. (If needed, a student can break quarantine to obtain the required COVID-19 test mentioned above; however, they should then return to quarantine.)

Please note that for students who fall into this category and who are returning to campus during the week of August 17, their quarantine should have begun on or around August 6.

Drexel Health Tracker App

All students must download the Drexel Health Tracker app. Use of the app should begin on the first day of your self-quarantine in order to track your medical symptoms for the duration of your isolation. After self-quarantine, the app must be used on a daily basis to “check in” and record any symptoms. Tracking your symptoms is the best way to know if you should stay home from work or classes, get the help you may need and protect your health and the health of those around you.

Please note that if you do not have a smartphone or if you cannot download the app, the University is developing a web-based symptom reporting system. Information on this system will be communicated as soon as it becomes available.

Complete Training and Sign Pledge

No later than Wednesday, August 12, at 5 p.m. EDT, every student—including those who will be entirely remote this semester—must complete an online training and must review, sign, and submit the Dragon Pledge. You can access the training and the pledge via your DrexelOne checklist or through Blackboard

Student To Do List

  • Testing: you must have a negative COVID-19 test result within 10 days of your first arrival on campus. 
  • Test results: all students must submit their test results to the University via the REDCap survey, a link to which you will receive via email.
  • Self-Quarantine: any student coming to Pennsylvania from a state designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a recommended quarantine state (see https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Travelers.aspxmust quarantine for 14 days, either before returning to Pennsylvania or upon return to Pennsylvania and before the student’s expected return to campus.
  • Download Drexel Health Tracker appAll students must download and begin using the app on the first day of their self-quarantine in order to track their medical symptoms for the duration of their isolation. After self-quarantine, the app must be used on a daily basis to “check in” and record any symptoms.
  • No later than Wednesday, August 12, at 5 p.m. EDT, every student is required to complete an online return to campus training and must review, sign and submit the Dragon Pledge. You can access the training and the pledge via your DrexelOne checklist or through Blackboard.

Expectations While in the Law School Buildings

For any of you who missed it, here is a recap of some information that was discussed during the townhall I hosted last week. 

  • Masks must be worn at all times while in the law school buildings.
  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times both on and off campus.
  • Students must adhere to capacity limits on classrooms and shared spaces including elevators, lounges, offices, common spaces, etc.
  • Study spaces will be available in the 2nd and 3rd floor lounges as well as the LRC by reservation through a system called LibCal. The reservation system will be live on the LRC website beginning August 17. 
  • No eating will be allowed anywhere in the law school buildings. There are no exceptions.
  • The hallways, stairwells, and ingress/egress points at 3320 Market Street will be clearly marked. There will be single-direction traffic flow (going clockwise) throughout the building.
  • Room capacity limits will be clearly marked.
  • The law school courtyard will be available to students for outdoor use, with a capacity limit of 18 people. The caveat is that this space is not reserved solely for the law school; rather, it is available to anyone with a DragonCard.
  • Your DragonCard will be required to access any campus building. For the main law building at 3320 Market Street:
    • When a guard is on duty, the ADA-compliant door (located adjacent to the revolving door) will be used for ingress only, and the revolving door will be used for egress.
    • When the guard is off duty, the ADA-compliant door will serve as both ingress and egress. Social distancing must be observed, because this door will be both an ingress and an egress during these times.

Our Fall Hybrid Experience

Almost one third of our fall classes will be offered face to face this fall, with the remainder being offered remotely. This balance between remote and face-to-face courses has been calibrated based on several considerations, including the health and safety of the entire law school community, the availability of faculty to teach in either modality, the desire expressed by many of you for some face-to-face classes to be offered, and how we could provide you with the most meaningful law school experience possible. In addition to these considerations, we are operating within the considerable limitations on classroom capacity and building density. Despite these constraints, we have created a hybrid experience that ensures first-year law students are given the solid foundation they need at the beginning of their legal education, while upper-level students continue to receive the support and resources needed to flourish in their studies. 

For our entering 1Ls, Torts and Contracts will be offered as both face-to-face and remote courses. Given the number of students in the incoming class, eight faculty members will be devoting much of their time to teaching these two courses across seven sections and both modalities. The course schedules have been designed so that all 1L face-to-face courses will take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

While our 2L and 3L students have the advantage of being more familiar with Kline’s community and resources as well as the law school experience generally, we wanted to ensure that our hybrid experience provided all upper-level students the continued opportunity for face-to-face engagement if they choose, subject to limitations on classroom capacity and faculty availability. To that end, we are offering several smaller courses and seminars in person, which will largely be taught in the late afternoon and early evenings after 1L face-to-face courses have concluded for the day. This scheduling also allows us to maintain the flow of students in the building in a way that helps us manage the density of people in the building in support of health and safety requirements.

Academic and Administrative Support

Facing the challenge of creating a hybrid experience that meets the unique needs of all of our students depends on the continued support by our exceptional academic and administrative resources, including our offices of student affairs, career strategies, experiential learning, and our Legal Research Center (LRC). Specific details with the operational modes and hours for each office will be available online by the start of the semester. Rest assured that, regardless of modality, you will continue to have access to all our academic and student life resources.

I know for some of you this email and all the information it contains may be overwhelming. I want to assure each of you that every policy and requirement has been carefully considered, and I feel confident that through our individual and collective efforts we will have a successful and enriching fall semester.

Thanks,

Kevin Oates
Senior Associate Dean of Students and Administration

08.7

PBA Project Board Matches Lawyers with Recent Graduates Seeking Professional Assignments

The PBA COVID-19 Task Force has initiated the PBA Project Board to help these recent graduates gain paid short- and long-term professional assignments and to help members find the limited-time legal support they need.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the bar exam has been postponed. As a result, many recent law school graduates find themselves without job prospects in the legal profession. The PBA COVID-19 Task Force has initiated the PBA Project Board to help these recent graduates gain paid short- and long-term professional assignments and to help members find the limited-time legal support they need.

08.3

U.S. Department of Commerce’s First Generation Professionals Initiative

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s First Generation Professionals Initiative, the Presidential Management Fellows Program is hosting a virtual information session for first generation graduate students on our upcoming application cycle.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s First Generation Professionals Initiative, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is hosting a virtual information session for first generation graduate students on our upcoming application cycle. The session will include an overview of the PMF Program, details on how to apply, and personal narratives from PMF alumni who identify as first generation students.

First Generation students with advanced degrees (master’s or above) from all academic disciplines are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET
Register in advance: https://lnkd.in/eWtfybG

08.3

Attorney General's Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program

Deadline: September 8, 2020

The Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) applications are open.

The Career Strategies Office is excited to announce that the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) applications are open. Applications must be submitted via the online application by Sunday, September 8, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET. There are a lot of great opportunities through the HP for third-year law students and recent graduates and for second-year students through the SLIP.

Toward that end, students and recent alum are invited to attend a webinar about the programs and application process. Students and eligible graduates are encouraged to review the application prior to the webinar. Come prepared with questions!

Webinar
Room Passcode: 10200
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
12 p.m. ET

If you cannot attend, please review the websites and our application tips and checklist.

08.3

ADR Client Counseling and Mediation Tryouts: Applications Open

Submit application materials by August 5, 2020

Tryout applications for the Spring 2021 Client Counseling Team and the Spring 2021 Mediation team are now open.

Tryout applications for the Spring 2021 Client Counseling Team (download application) and the Spring 2021 Mediation Team (download application) are now open.

  • Tryouts for Client Counseling will be August 17 and 18 from 5:30 p.m. onward.
  • Tryouts for Negotiation will be August 19 and 20 from 5:30 p.m. onward.

You may try out for either team or both if you wish. In order to try out, you must sign up and submit the corresponding applications and a copy of your resume to Nancy Kraybill (nck26@drexel.edu) and cc Gwen Armstrong (ga382@drexel.edu) by August 5 at 5 p.m. You must also sign up for a tryout time slot by August 5 at 5 p.m. using the Sign-Up Sheet function on the ADR Competition Team—Spring 2021 Tryouts for Client Counseling and Mediation Teams TWEN site. You can access this by adding this course and signing up for an available time on the Sign-Up Sheet for Client Counseling and/or Mediation. You will then be sent the tryout problem at a later date before tryouts. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Gwen Armstrong.

If you have questions about this process or about the teams, feel free to reach out. Thanks so much. We look forward to reviewing your applications and hope you are having a good summer!

08.3

NJ Bar: October 2020 Remote Bar Examination Reciprocal Agreements

Pursuant to the reciprocal agreements, the Board of Bar Examiners will automatically report each applicant's score on the October 2020 remote bar examination to all jurisdictions having a reciprocal arrangement with New Jersey.

Pursuant to Supreme Court order, dated July 15, 2020, the Board of Bar Examiners is pleased to announce that it has entered into reciprocity agreements with the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts and Tennessee for the portability of scores from the October 5-6, 2020 remote bar examination. The Board of Bar Examiners will continue to seek reciprocity with other jurisdictions who determine to offer the NCBE’s October 5-6, 2020 remote bar examination and will provide a listing and further updates accordingly.

Pursuant to the reciprocal agreements, the Board of Bar Examiners will automatically report each applicant's score on the October 2020 remote bar examination to all jurisdictions having a reciprocal arrangement with New Jersey. Prior to taking the examination, applicants who do not wish to have their scores reported to other jurisdictions may opt out of this automatic reporting. Instructions for opting out and additional detailed information will be posted to the Board of Bar Examiners website at a later date. To be eligible for admission to a reciprocal jurisdiction under these agreements, applicants must attain a passing score as set by the jurisdiction to which they wish to apply, meet all other eligibility requirements for admission set by that jurisdiction, and submit an application for admission as required by that jurisdiction.

For full details of Supreme Court order, dated July 15, 2020, click here.

07.27

PA Board of Law Examiners Rejects Deans’ Diploma Privilege Proposal

The recent push from the PA law deans for a one-time diploma privilege for this year’s graduates has been rejected by the Board of Law Examiners.

The recent push from the PA law deans for a one-time diploma privilege for this year’s graduates has been rejected by the Board of Law Examiners. The Board responded to reaffirm its intentions to offer a remote bar exam as scheduled. Read PABLE letter.

07.27

Fall 2020 First-Week Assignments and Books

Get course assignments and books lists for the first week of the Fall 2020 semester.

Upper-level course assignments can be found in the Registration and Exam Center under Documents. Textbook lists are available to view through the “Buy Books” link on the Academics tab in DrexelOne, or by searching through the campus bookstore site.

Assignments and books for first-year courses are also available at these links, as well as the Admitted Students Portal.

07.27

ADR Spring 2021 Tryouts and Office Hours

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Team will hold try-outs for the Spring 2021 Client Counseling and Mediation Teams within the upcoming month.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Team will hold try-outs for the Spring 2021 Client Counseling and Mediation Teams within the upcoming month. View descriptions of these competitions.

ADR E-Board members will hold Office Hours on Monday, July 27, 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, July 28, 3-5 p.m. via Zoom (Meeting ID: 913 6682 0333).

If you are interested in trying out for the Client Counseling Competition Team or the Mediation Competition Team, please attend these office hours to learn more about the competitions and to ask any questions. More tryout information will be released later in the week.

We are looking forward to seeing you. Please email Gwen Armstrong, ADR Competition Team President, at ga382@drexel.edu with any questions or interest you may have.

07.27

Summer Exam Reminders

Find out more about the final exam schedule, exam IDs, the Remote Exam Guide, exam software and grading.

You can visit the Registration and Exam Information page to:

  • See the detailed final exam schedule
  • Retrieve your Summer Semester exam ID(s) if you have not yet done so or you lost the email
  • Review the Remote Exam Guide for instructions on taking remote exams

Remember that you will need to download the Summer version of the Exam4 software if you have not already done so, and should make time to do a practice run of the software well before exams begin.

Grading is once again on the applicable letter-graded curves, found in the Student Handbook. Summer grades are expected to be released around August 21 for JD students, and August 12 for non-JD students.

07.27

Faerie L. Angle Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: July 15, 2020

The scholarship supports young persons from Franklin County, Pennsylvania, studying to be lawyers. Awards will be made to students entering the first, second, and third year of a J.D. Program in Pennsylvania.

The scholarship supports young persons from Franklin County, Pennsylvania, studying to be lawyers. Awards will be made to students entering the first, second, and third year of a J.D. Program in Pennsylvania.

Apply

07.13

Join the ABA’s Antitrust Law Student Ambassador Program

The American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Law Student Ambassador Program is a wonderful opportunity to lead, network and learn. If you have an interest in Consumer Protection, Privacy, and Data Protection, then the Antitrust Division is the place for you.

The American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Law Student Ambassador Program is a wonderful opportunity to lead, network and learn. If you have an interest in Consumer Protection, Privacy, and Data Protection, then the Antitrust Division is the place for you.

We encourage law students to become involved with bar association law student leadership opportunities. Every Drexel Kline School of Law student is a member of the ABA. Use this membership to the fullest advantage in your professional development.

Learn More

07.13

Hispanic Bar Association of PA Legal Education Fund Scholarship

Deadline: September 13, 2020

HBALEF scholarships are available on a competitive basis to students of diverse backgrounds.

HBALEF scholarships are available on a competitive basis to students of diverse backgrounds. To be eligible, the applicant must be:

  • Enrolled at an accredited law school located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware during the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021; and
  • Of Hispanic heritage.

Application for or receipt of a scholarship in a prior year will not disqualify an applicant in the current year.

Application

07.13

Pennsylvania Bar Exam Goes Online in October

With the approval of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners decided today to cancel the in-person administration of the bar exam on September 9 and 10 and to administer the exam remotely October 5-7.

With the approval of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners decided today to cancel the in-person administration of the bar exam on September 9 and 10 and to administer the exam remotely October 5-7. Read the announcement.

07.13

Free Supplemental Bar Prep Course Resumes July 7

The second half of the law school’s free summer supplemental course launches on Tuesday, July 7. There is still time to join.

Attention Class of 2020 PA bar takers: The second half of the law school’s free summer supplemental course launches on Tuesday, July 7. There is still time to join. Email Professor Ingram (yolanda.d.ingram@drexel.edu), and she will assign you an individual bar tutor for the remainder of the summer.

View Schedule

06.29

Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship

Deadline: September 15, 2020

The purpose of Planning and Law Divisions’s Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program (“Fellowship Program”) is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels.

The Planning and Law Division ("PLD") of the APA serves those who seek to understand diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession. The legal issues underlying the planning of our cities and communities are important and essential components in the education and training of those who would become professional planners and land use practitioners. The purpose of PLD's Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program ("Fellowship Program") is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. This will provide increased participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation.

The Fellowship Program is open to third and fourth year undergraduate students, master's degree students, and certain law students. One fellowship with a stipend of $2,500 is awarded per academic year. The stipend includes a $1,500 award and a $1,000 APA membership and Annual Conference stipend. The term of the fellowship is approximately ten months (the typical length of two semesters or three quarters), from mid-October to mid-August, and will include approximately 100 to 200 total hours of work. The fellow will conduct his/her fellowship duties remotely, i.e., from where he/she lives or attends school.

Learn More

06.22

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition

Deadline: July 20, 2020

Candidates may submit a law review quality submission on any topic relating to rights, privileges, and responsibilities under federal law.

The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Competition is open to full-time and part-time law students who completed their second or third year of study by the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates may submit a law review quality submission on any topic relating to rights, privileges, and responsibilities under federal law.

Learn More

06.22

After George Floyd: Racism, Human Rights, and Protest in America

Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m.

After George Floyd: Racism, Human Rights, and Protest in America will be an open discussion, hosted by BLSA, between professors and students to process the events of the past two weeks (and 400 years).

After George Floyd: Racism, Human Rights, and Protest in America will be an open discussion, hosted by BLSA, between professors and students to process the events of the past two weeks (and 400 years). Students are invited to come with questions and comments in mind as a way to continue the national dialogue within the Kline family.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 990 6713 0816

06.15

2021 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Apply by July 26, 2020

Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2021 in one of our Firm’s offices.

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work.

With this in mind, we are delighted to announce that the 2021 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship application is now available! We will award three scholarships to diverse rising 2L law students who completed their first year of law school by June 2020. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2021 in one of our Firm’s offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000, which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school, to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

Learn More

06.15

New York City Bar Hosts Free Webinars on Legal Careers

The New York City Bar offers outstanding remote programming for law students and these webinars are free for Drexel Kline School of Law students because we are a sponsoring organization.

The New York City Bar offers outstanding remote programming for law students and these webinars are free for Drexel Kline School of Law students because we are a sponsoring organization. You must register at nycbar.org/summer-series in order to participate.

  • July 21: Careers in Bankruptcy Law
  • July 28: Careers in Health Law
  • August 4: Careers in Labor and Employment Law

06.15

NY Bar Exam Second Application Period Open Until June 12

Candidates who graduated with a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school outside of New York and who have not previously sat for a bar exam in any U.S. jurisdiction can register for the New York State Bar Exam.

The New York State Board of Law Examiners opened its second application period on June 2. This period runs though Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m. EDT, with applications being accepted on a rolling basis as space permits.

This period is the first opportunity to register for candidates who graduated with a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school outside of New York and who have not previously sat for a bar exam in any U.S. jurisdiction. Once this application period closes, the Board “will assess available seating in light of existing health and safety guidance, and candidates will be notified whether they will be seated for the exam.”

06.8

DiveIN + Be Well Community Resources

This repository was created for our community to gather and share ideas for ways to ‘Be Well’ during our time of physical distancing. Feel free to peruse and make an addition or two.

This repository was created for our community to gather and share ideas for ways to ‘Be Well’ during our time of physical distancing. Feel free to peruse and make an addition or two.

DiveIN + Be Well Community Resources

06.1

Apply for the ADR Fall Competition Tryout by June 3

Tryout applications for the Fall 2020 Arbitration Team and the Fall 2020 Negotiation team are due at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Tryout applications for the Fall 2020 Arbitration Team and the Fall 2020 Negotiation team are due at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

You may try out for either team or both if you wish. To try out, you must complete the following by June 3 at 5 p.m.: (1) sign up and submit the attached application(s) and a copy of your resume to Nancy Kraybill (nck26@drexel.edu) and cc Gwen Armstrong (ga382@drexel.edu) and (2) sign up for a tryout time slot using this link. You will then be sent the tryout problem as well as an assigned tryout time.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Gwen Armstrong.

06.1

ABA Shares Insurance Resources for Graduating Law Students

The Law Student Division worked with ABA Insurance to come up with these resources for graduating law students.

As the pandemic continues to have disruptive effects on students, we’ve heard from many law school administrators and students who are wondering whether the ABA has health insurance resources for graduating law students.

The need for an insurance solution is especially important this year because more students than normal seem unsure of quickly obtaining employer-provided insurance due to the uncertainty surrounding the bar exam and the legal job market.

The Law Student Division worked with ABA Insurance to come up with these resources:

  • ABA Insurance created a new landing page on abainsurance.com specifically tailored to law student insurance needs.
  • The page includes an FAQ of the most asked student health insurance questions and, probably most importantly, a phone number (1-855-967-0415) they can call to talk to an expert about their insurance needs.
  • The Law Student Division and ABA Insurance presented a free webinar intended to help students navigate the complexities of health insurance coverage.
  • The Law Student Division aggregated much of this information and published it, along with the webinar video, in a Before the Bar article.

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James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship

Apply by December 3, 2020

The James W. Stoudt Memorial Law School Scholarship Fund currently provides three, $3,000 scholarships, two of which are specifically designated to support minority law students.

In memory of Jim’s contributions to the Foundation and to the Bar community as a whole, and with the support of Jim’s family, we created the James W. Stoudt Memorial Law School Scholarship Fund of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. Supported by the proceeds of “Foundation of Treasures,” the Foundation’s annual silent auction, the James W. Stoudt Memorial Law School Scholarship Fund currently provides three, $3,000 scholarships, two of which are specifically designated to support minority law students.

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