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The Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: April 26, 2019

Open to law students who are residents of Hudson County, N.J.

This Application and all required supporting documentation must be forwarded to the Hudson County Bar Foundation by hand or be sent by mail bearing a postmark of April 26, 2019 or earlier. All applications that are untimely or that are not in conformance with the criteria listed below will not be considered. All Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to an accredited ABA approved law school at the time of the interview in order to be eligible to receive a scholarship award. The Hudson County Bar Foundation reserves the right to request additional information from each scholarship Applicant.

Application

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NYU Policy Case Competition

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Students from colleges and universities around the world are invited to think critically and innovate by researching, designing and presenting policy proposals on today’s most pressing issues.

The 2019 NYU Policy Case Competition is an annual team-based competition which brings together undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation to design and propose policy solutions related to a variety of current issues. Finalist teams have the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of industry experts, and the winning team receives a cash prize and a paid dinner with leading minds in public policy.

Register

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Camden County Bar Foundation Scholarship

Deadline for all scholarships: February 28, 2019

The Camden County Bar Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to help worthy students achieve their educational dreams.

The Camden County Bar Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to help worthy students achieve their educational dreams. Last year, the Bar Foundation awarded nearly $25,000 to dozens of high school and law school students.

View awards and applications

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The Honorable Nathan C. Staller Law Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2019

The Scholarship is awarded to qualified law school students from the three Southern New Jersey counties of Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

The scholarship was established to honor the memory of the late Nathan C. Staller, a member of the Cape May County and New Jersey Bar Associations, who distinguished himself as a trial attorney in the Southern New Jersey area and as a Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court in Cape May County for twelve years.

The Scholarship is awarded to qualified law school students from the three Southern New Jersey counties of Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Application Form

02.11

Updated: Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

Contact Jen Moore in the CSO to register.

The two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2019 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday and Friday, July 25-26 in Chicago, Illinois. This nationwide interview program targets patent law employers and rising 2L and 3L students.

Last year roughly 140 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,100 law students from across the country participated in the program. The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit application materials to apply to interviews with 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.

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.

Registration

The Kline School of Law Career Strategies Office will handle registration and payment (non-refundable $40 registration fee) for eligible students. PLEASE CONTACT JEN MOORE TO REGISTER jdm368@drexel.edu or complete and return the registration form.

Program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address provided on your registration form.  

Please direct any general questions about the program to the CSO’s Patent Program Liaison, Jen Moore jdm368@drexel.edu.

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Faculty and Staff: Bartend at Cocktails for a Cause

Sign up for a 30-minute slot.

The Kline School of Law's Student Bar Association will hold its annual Cocktails for a Cause event on February 21 and invites faculty and staff to guest bartend during the evening.

The Kline School of Law's Student Bar Association will hold its annual Cocktails for a Cause event on February 21 and invites faculty and staff to guest bartend during the evening. Sign up for a 30-minute slot between 6 and 9 p.m.

Guest bartenders do not need to buy a $10 ticket, but donations are encouraged to support this year's charity, Minding Your Mind. Please contact Katelyn Rohrbaugh (ker345@drexel.edu) if you are interested in guest bartending, noting what time you're available.

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William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition

Deadline: July 1, 2019

This Competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice (“Section”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Sponsor”). The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field.

This Competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice (“Section”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Sponsor”). The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field.

Topic: The Use of Drones by Law Enforcement—How should drones enhance public safety, how should drones be regulated, and what role does the Fourth Amendment play?

For example, drones could assist police with pursuits of armed individuals or help find missing people. On the other hand, drones can peer into people’s windows in the upper floors of a high rise. Drones can carry many different devices – high resolution cameras, sensitive microphones, weapons, GPS trackers. Is this comparable to or different from these devices being in a police car?

Competition Information

02.3

Spring Academic Skills Workshop Topics and Schedule

Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Law 340

Weekly workshops with professors Kraybill and Coleman designed to help you achieve success in law school.

  • January 14: Learning from Fall Exams
  • January 21: No workshop—MLK Jr. Day 
  • January 28: Mining the Fact Pattern for Legal Issues
  • February 4: Building a Strong Exam Answer
  • February 11: Answering Statute-Based Essays
  • February 18: Developing Arguments and Counterarguments
  • February 25: No Workshop
  • March 4: Writing the Rule Explanation for the 1L Brief (Prof. Coleman)
  • March 11: No workshop—Spring Break
  • March 18: Exam Success Strategies
  • March 25: Editing the 1L Brief (Prof. Coleman)
  • April 1: Final Exam Preparation: Following an Effective and Balanced Study Schedule

Questions? Contact Professor Kraybill; Room 418; 215.571.4803; nck26@drexel.edu.

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Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 21, 2019

The Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to support the annual award of a scholarship to a law school student who pursues an interest in animal welfare as part of their daily activities and legal training or grant to a young lawyer who pursues an interest in animal welfare as part of their daily activities or law practice.

The Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by Patti’s husband Joseph Bednarik, Esq. to support the annual award of a scholarship to a law school student who pursues an interest in animal welfare as part of their daily activities and legal training or grant to a young lawyer who pursues an interest in animal welfare as part of their daily activities or law practice. It is a wonderful way to celebrate Patti’s life and life’s work of protecting animals, reforming the state’s animal laws and mentoring those who chose to use their law degrees to ensure better treatment for animals.

Apply

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Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship

Deadline: March 8, 2019

The Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship provides a $5,000 stipend to subsidize a summer internship position with a non-profit public interest organization or with a government entity in Pennsylvania or in the Greater Philadelphia area.

The Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship provides a $5,000 stipend to subsidize a summer internship position with a non-profit public interest organization or with a government entity in Pennsylvania or in the Greater Philadelphia area. Individuals eligible to apply include current first-year and second-year Asian Pacific American law students attending law school in Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Writing Competition

Deadline: February 8, 2019

2L and 3L students are invited to submit essays for the $5,000 Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Writing Competition. Essays should be 2,300-2,700 words, not including citations. Submissions should be sent to writingcontest@pmconline.org.

2L and 3L students are invited to submit essays for the $5,000 Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Writing Competition. Essays should be 2,300-2,700 words, not including citations. Submissions should be sent to writingcontest@pmconline.org.

Drawing on one or more current events, make the case for whether the selection and/or removal of judges should be part of the political process or insulated from it, together with specific recommendations for how that inclusion or insulation should be accomplished.

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Dean's Scholars Schedule

Find out when Dean's Scholars office hours take place.

Each of the Dean's Scholars holds weekly office hours to provide personalized instructions to students.

Criminal Law (Prof. Tibbs)

Legislation & Regulation (Prof. Abu El-Haj)

Legislation & Regulation (Prof. Furrow)

Criminal Law (Prof. Kalhan)

Property (Prof. Kahan)

Legislation & Regulation (Prof. Frankel)

Legal Methods (Prof. Tucker)

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Join Our Deans' Cup Basketball Team

Compete against Penn, Temple and Villanova in this annual tournament.

Those interested in playing for Kline Law in the annual basketball tournament between the four Philly law schools should email Josh Ullmann at jmu28@drexel.edu.

Deans' Cup is right around the corner! Those interested in playing for Kline Law in the annual basketball tournament between the four Philly law schools should email Josh Ullmann at jmu28@drexel.edu. Deans' Cup will take place on Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at Villanova University's Finneran Pavillion.

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IAPP Courses: Kline Students and Alumni Eligible for Discounts

Prep for the CIPP/E and CIPM certification exams.

The Kline School of Law has partnered with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) to offer in-person training for certification programs valuable to anyone looking to advance their understanding of information privacy.

The Kline School of Law has partnered with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) to offer in-person training for certification programs valuable to anyone looking to advance their understanding of information privacy. The two-day courses are taught on campus by Kline professors and prepare you to take the CIPP/E and CIPM certification exams.

Special discounts are available for Kline School of Law students and alumni, Drexel alumni, Drexel University Online partners and military. Contact Stephanie Johnson, Associate Director of Graduate Programs (snj22@drexel.edu), for more information.

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How to Apply for Graduation

Deadline: January 31

We are not able to award degrees to students in the absence of a degree application.

Students completing their credits in May 2019 must apply for their Degree on DrexelOne by January 31. The link is at the bottom right of the Academics tab. There will be an option to input your diploma name and to indicate whether you are attending the Commencement Ceremony in May 2019. We are not able to award degrees to students in the absence of a degree application.

Students who are not graduating but wish to participate in the ceremony may see Theresa Gallo in OSA to complete a Walkthrough form. To be eligible to participate, JD students must be within 25 credits of completion at the end of Spring, and LLM students must be within 7 credits of completion at the end of Spring. MLS students should check with Stephanie Johnson.

Please note that while the system may accept a diploma name, you will be asked to provide documentation to the University for anything does not appear in the system (for example, “George R. Martin” would be asked to provide documentation if he would like his diploma to say “George R. R. Martin”). Please make any legal name changes with the University before applying.

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Podcast: How Introverts Can Learn to Network Effectively

Networking doesn’t come easily to everyone. Author Karen Wickre provides advice on building relationships that can enhance your career.

Are you an introvert who hates to network? Listen to the following podcast by Karen Wickre, author ofTaking the Work out of Networking: An Introvert’s Guide to Making Connections That Count, here.

More information about networking can be found on Symplicity at Resources > Document Library > keyword “networking.”

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4 Things to Know for the Spring Term

Information about books, add/drop, the academic calendar and graduation.

Spring Books and Reading

Book information is available via the campus bookstore site or the “Buy Books” link in DrexelOne. First-week assignments are posted here

Add/Drop

Upper-level students may add and drop classes online through Sunday, January 20. Permission is needed to withdraw from a course after this date. January 20 is also the deadline for students to submit approved paperwork for Independent Studies or Field Practica.

Academic Calendar

Note that Friday, April 19 follows a Monday class schedule.

May Graduation

Students who intend to graduate (i.e., complete all requirements) in May should apply for their degree through DrexelOne by January 30. Under the Academics tab, click “Apply for Graduation” on the right. If you have any changes to make, such as adding or removing a concentration or changing your legal name, please do so prior to applying.

Students who will not complete their requirements in May but wish to “walk” in this year’s Commencement ceremony (May 15, 2019) must notify Mary McGovern and Theresa Gallo by January 30. Students must be within 25 credits of graduating with their JD or within 7 credits of graduating with their LLM at the end of Spring in order to participate.

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Review the Processes that Follow the Release of Grades

Please review the following timelines and procedures, and allow sufficient time for all processes before inquiring.

Rankings

Within one week of grade release, letters will be sent to those students in the top 50% of their respective class years with precise numerical ranking. Students who fall below the top 50% have no official ranking. The Career Strategies Office can help you communicate this to employers.

Best Student Awards

The Kline School of Law participates in the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, recognizing top JD students in letter-graded courses. Students will be notified by email within one week of all grades being released if they have received the award. Note that awards are optional and professors may choose not to recognize anyone.

Dean’s List

Students who earn at least a 3.30 term GPA in a term in which they have taken at least 5 letter-graded credits and have no outstanding grades will receive Dean’s List standing for the term. Dean’s List shows on the transcript for the term within one day of grade release, and separate recognition from the Dean will follow.

Probation/Dismissal

Students will be formally notified of probation or dismissal within one week of grades being released. Students who are dismissed will have the opportunity to appeal for reinstatement within 10 days of receipt of this notice.

Unofficial Transcripts

Students who have submitted a form to have their unofficial transcript uploaded to their Symplicity account will see it in their Documents within one week of grade release, unless there is a hold on their account. Typically, students have completed this form during Orientation, but you can also find the form in the Office of Student Affairs or the Career Strategies Office.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts can be ordered from DrexelOne on the Academics tab. If you are graduating, you should wait at least two weeks after grade release to order your official transcript if you need it to show your degree has been conferred.

Exam Review

Unless the instructor has directed students otherwise, students should contact their instructors directly to review their exams.

Scholarships

In general, scholarships are reviewed for loss or renewal at the end of each Spring semester. Students who are academically dismissed or who begin their studies in the Spring may be reviewed at different times. Need-based scholarships expire based on the stated conditions, and are only affected by academic dismissal.

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Peggy Browning Fund Scholarship

Deadline: January 18, 2019

Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships are 10-week summer fellowships where 1st and 2nd year students work at labor-related organizations that represent workers.

Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships are 10-week summer fellowships where 1st and 2nd year students work at labor-related organizations that represent workers. Apply.

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