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Commencement Ticket Pick Up

Graduation tickets will be available for pick up from Mallory Heller in Room 416 at the Law School on the following dates between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Graduation tickets will be available for pick up from Mallory Heller in Room 416 at the Law School on the following dates between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 16, 17, and 18
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, April 22, 23, and 24
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, April 29, 30, May 1

All tickets must be picked up by May 1 – NO EXTENSIONS. Tickets will not be available at the Kimmel Center.

REGALIA: An email will be sent to you when your regalia is ready for pick from Drexel’s Barnes and Nobel Bookstore.

Commencement Information

04.15

2024 CSO At-Grad Survey: Why This is Important

Thanks in advance to all graduating JD students for completing the At-Grad Employment Survey on Symplicity prior to receiving your graduation tickets.

Thanks in advance to all graduating JD students for completing the At-Grad Employment Survey on Symplicity prior to receiving your graduation tickets.

The American Bar Association requires that every ABA-accredited law school supply employment data 10 months following graduation. That employment data is audited by the ABA and made publicly available (in aggregate) on the law school home page for any consumer of legal education to see. The CSO collects this information at graduation from every 3L and it is used for several important purposes:

  1. It gives us a snapshot of the percentage of students who are employed before graduation, a data point that helps everyone understand what to expect based on the historical record.
  2. The at-graduation data is the baseline for us to conduct our mandatory 10-month post-graduate employment information that is audited by the ABA and made publicly available.
  3. If you’re still seeking employment, the At Grad Employment Survey enables the CSO to offer our services to help you. This includes email list-servs with job postings, advising meetings, interview prep and more. The CSO works with graduates after graduation until you have found a job. If you don’t have a job yet, we’re here to help. Please use our services!
  4. If you have a job lined up, congratulations! Information about your job is the baseline for our 10-month employment data.
  5. We will circle back with 2024 graduates in January 2025 to substantiate your employment data. Some data can be substantiated from a law firm website or LinkedIn in which case we won’t bother you. But you may get an email, a phone call or text from someone in the CSO simply asking to confirm information. When the time comes, will you please be kind and answer us? The data collection is very important, and we want to get it right for the sake of the reputation of the law school and our ABA accreditation.
  6. All data is reported to the ABA confidentially and by anonymous number – your information will not be sold or otherwise made public.

Thank you in advance, Class of 2024, and we look forward to cheering you on at Graduation at the Kimmel Center!

03.25

Emailing Professors: Tips to Transform Your Communications

From the Symplicity Document Library, click here for a short article to help you communicate with confidence. From the Symplicity Document Library, click here for a short article to help you communicate with confidence.

03.4

The CSO is Open During Spring Break

The CSO is open during the week of spring break for advising, as well as coffee, tea, and spring water. Advising can be scheduled in person, by telephone, or Zoom – your preference! The CSO is open during the week of spring break for advising, as well as coffee, tea, and spring water. Advising can be scheduled in person, by telephone, or Zoom – your preference!

If you’re still looking for a job for Summer 2024, then you’ve come to the right place. It’s never too late to apply and you will see postings later in the semester as well for summer jobs.

Take advantage of the spring break to get yourself unstuck and on the right track. Schedule via Symplicity, or if you don’t see a time that works, email Amanda Young at ay466@drexel.edu and she will help you.

03.4

Summer 2024 Course Registration – This Friday

A reminder that Summer registration will open for all continuing students on Friday, March 8 at 9 a.m. A reminder that Summer registration will open for all continuing students on Friday, March 8 at 9 a.m.

The Summer 2024 course offerings can be found on the University website, DrexelOne, and DragonNet. The exam schedule is also available on DragonNet.

Current 1Ls: We plan to hold an advising session and fair covering curriculum and how to register on Wednesday, April 3rd, ahead of Fall registration. However, if you are considering registering for non-co-op classes in the Summer, please feel free to talk with the Office of Student Affairs or your advisor ahead of the March registration date.

03.4

Judges Needed for Zoom Law School Mock Trial Tournament

March 7-10

Drexel Kline Law School is hosting a regional tournament for the Student Trial Advocacy Competition, one of the oldest and most prestigious law school trial competitions in the country. The event is March 7-10 on Zoom. We hope you will consider signing up to judge some trials.

Drexel Kline Law School is hosting a regional tournament for the Student Trial Advocacy Competition, one of the oldest and most prestigious law school trial competitions in the country. The event is March 7-10 on Zoom. We hope you will consider signing up to judge some trials.

Sign Up to Judge

Here are the times of the trials (all Eastern, inclusive of check in and feedback):

Round 1 - Thursday, March 7 @ 7:45 PM - 11 PM
Round 2 - Friday, March 8 @ 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Round 3 - Saturday, March 9 @ 12:45 PM - 4 PM
Semi-Final - Saturday, March 9 @ 5:45 PM - 9 PM
Championship - Sunday, March 10 @ 12:45 PM - 4 PM

No preparation is required, but if you want to read the case, click here. Please contact Phil Pasquarello if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

02.26

Loyola University Chicago School of Law Patent Law Interview Program (VIRTUAL)

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2024 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday and Friday, July 18-19. This nationwide interview program targets patent law employers and rising 2L and 3L students. The 2024 Patent Law Interview Program Interviews will be held VIRTUALLY. Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2024 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday and Friday, July 18-19. This nationwide interview program targets patent law employers and rising 2L and 3L students. The 2024 Patent Law Interview Program Interviews will be held VIRTUALLY.

Last year roughly 130 employers, 190 law schools, and nearly 1,000 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 at: https://www.luc.edu/law/currentstudents/careerservices/patentprogram/.

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program is open and the deadline to register is Wednesday, March 27. The Career Strategies Office will handle registration and payment for Drexel Kline School of Law students. Please contact Amanda Young or Jen Moore for a registration form. (Please note: there is a non-refundable $50 student registration fee. CSO will cover the registration fee but in return expects students to have a sincere interest in attending and submitting applications.)

Once you have registered, the Loyola program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address that you entered when registering for the program. Loyola uses PIPER (12Twenty), a system similar but separate from Symplicity, as their career fair platform.

Please direct any questions about the program to the CSO’s Patent Program Liaisons, Amanda Young ay466@drexel.edu or Jen Moore jdm368@drexel.edu or stop by the CSO.

02.21

CSO Bandana Fundraiser

CSO is having a Drexel Kline School of Law bandana fundraiser. For a $10 donation to the Public Interest Experience fund, you will receive a yellow Drexel Kline Law bandana for you or your pet to wear. CSO is having a Drexel Kline School of Law bandana fundraiser. For a $10 donation to the Public Interest Experience fund, you will receive a yellow Drexel Kline Law bandana for you or your pet to wear. Pick up in Career Services Office on the third floor.

02.12

CPRL Info Session Sign-Up

The Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) offers an opportunity to advance systemic change in education while earning academic credit.

The Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) offers an opportunity to advance systemic change in education while earning academic credit. RSVP for information sessions (on 2/20, 2/21, 2/22) that will discuss the Structural Change in Education Seminar & Practicum, a partnership between Columbia Law School and partner institutions (including Drexel Kline Law).

RSVP | View Info Flyer

02.12

Bailiffs and Judges Needed for Drexel’s Marshall-Brennan Competition

The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project pairs Drexel Kline Law students with local Philadelphia high schools, teaching them about the power of the U.S. Constitution and its relevance in their lives. The high school students in each class who show the greatest aptitude are chosen to compete in local and national moot court competitions, where they put their newfound knowledge of the law and critical thinking skills into practice.

The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project pairs Drexel Kline Law students with local Philadelphia high schools, teaching them about the power of the U.S. Constitution and its relevance in their lives. The high school students in each class who show the greatest aptitude are chosen to compete in local and national moot court competitions, where they put their newfound knowledge of the law and critical thinking skills into practice.

Our current M-B Fellows are hard at work coaching their high school students for our local Drexel competition, which we are holding virtually via Zoom on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Please consider volunteering to bailiff (1Ls) or judge (2/3Ls) for the morning preliminary rounds (9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), afternoon semi-final rounds (1-4 p.m.), or both.

If you are able to volunteer, email Donna Duggan at dld52@drexel.edu by Wednesday, February 14 and let her know your preferred time slot. If you don’t have a preference or can do both slots, please state that as well. Volunteering with the competition is a great way to learn more about the M-B program and will be viewed favorably in the coming year’s application process!

02.5

Want To Be a Judicial Intern in Philadelphia This Summer?

The Career Strategies Office makes applying to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas easier through the Unified Judicial Application. The Career Strategies Office makes applying to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas easier through the Unified Judicial Application. This application allows you to create one cover letter and resume per division (Civil Division, Criminal Division, Family Division, Municipal Court, and Orphans' Court) and apply to all participating judges at the same time. Keep an eye out for the Unified Judicial Application in early February.

01.29

Information on Applying for a 2024 Summer or Fall Co-op

Dear Students, If you are interested in applying for a 2024 Summer or Fall co-op, please see the application process as follows...

Dear Students,

If you are interested in applying for a 2024 Summer or Fall co-op, please see the application process as follows:

Co-op Matching Process Administered on Microsoft Teams
The matching process is administered on Microsoft Teams. To join Kline Co-op Administration Team, go to https://teams.microsoft.com/ and sign in using your Drexel credentials. Click on the Toggle “Create or Join a Team” and enter code: 0dtkyjn to join.

Once in the Team, you will see my welcome message on the General Tab landing page. Please navigate through all three (3) numbered tabs on the left menu of the Team to familiarize yourself with all content and posted instructions before you submit your application.

Timeline for 2024 Summer & Fall Co-op Matching Process

Event

Summer 2024 Co-op

Fall 2024 Co-op

Launch of Matching Process

Tues., Jan. 17, 2024 (Join Teams)

Tues., Jan. 17, 2024 (Join Teams)

Co-op Application Due

Mon., Jan. 29, 2024 (Noon)

Fri., March 1, 2024 (Noon)

Co-op Conference Period

Ongoing beginning Feb. 5, 2024

Ongoing beginning March 4, 2024

Interview Period

Ongoing beginning Feb. 12, 2024

Ongoing beginning March 11, 2024

Placement Notification

Rolling beginning March 1, 2024

Ongoing beginning April 15, 2024

Co-op Begins

Mon., May 20, 2024

Mon., August 19, 2024

Co-op Ends

Fri., July 19, 2024

Tues., December 3, 2024


AJD Students:

The summer semester is a good time for an AJD student to complete a co-op. If an AJD student in the Class of 2025 would like to do a co-op “off cycle” (i.e. in a different semester than Summer 2024), please email Prof. Parambath to schedule a meeting for planning around that.

Current 2L Students:

Current 2Ls who have not yet applied for (or completed a co-op) are invited to apply for a Fall 2024 co-op. Once I receive your application, I will be in touch to schedule a co-op conference.

Current 1L Students:

Though current 1Ls technically qualify to apply for a fall co-op, 1Ls are encouraged to continue to take core courses in the fall of the 2L year and to apply next fall for a co-op in the spring of the 2L year or later.

Please email Prof. Reena Parambath at rep42@drexel.edu if you have questions about summer or fall co-op.

01.29

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers – Confidential Zoom Sessions

Laurie Besden, Esq., Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) of PA, will be available for virtual one-on-one sessions on Monday, March 4th via Zoom. Students who would like to request a confidential meeting with Laurie should sign up here.

Laurie Besden, Esq., Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) of PA, will be available for virtual one-on-one sessions on Monday, March 4th via Zoom. Students who would like to request a confidential meeting with Laurie should sign up here.

LCL will also have slots available on April 8th, which can be scheduled here.

The hours on March 4th are dedicated to Drexel Kline students, while the hours on April 8th are open to all PA schools, so may be more limited.

Laurie offers confidential, discreet, and private sessions to discuss any type of addiction, alcohol issues, mental health disorders, stress, or depression – about yourself or others for whom you are concerned. She can also provide literature or other resources to address any ethical or bar application-related questions. All communications are confidential, and there is no record of the time with her. Other than communicating Laurie’s availability, no member of the law school administration is involved.

LCL is a non-profit, completely confidential resource that helps lawyers and law students who are dealing with issues related to alcohol, drugs, depression, and other serious emotional challenges. Left untreated, these conditions will sabotage a student's law school performance and jeopardize their admission to the bar. If you or someone you care about has any related concerns, please schedule a confidential chat with Laurie, or use LCL’s 24/7/365 hotline at 1-888-999-1941.

01.29

Law School Ambassador: 3L Position

Cover letter and resume due by Monday, Jan. 22

The Office of Admissions is seeking a 3L to serve as a Law School Ambassador (LSA). LSAs serve as the first point of contact to prospective, admitted, and confirmed students each year. The Office of Admissions is seeking a 3L to serve as a Law School Ambassador (LSA). LSAs serve as the first point of contact to prospective, admitted, and confirmed students each year. Duties involve: conducting tours and virtual information sessions, participating in and providing event assistance during admissions events, reading law school applications, and embodying the Drexel Difference when greeting all visitors and answering questions truthfully and tactfully. This position is only for 2024 graduates and will be for the Spring 2024 semester only. LSAs are awarded $1000 compensation that will be dispersed in 4 payments throughout the semester.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to lawadmissions@drexel.edu by EOB Monday, January 22. Students with Federal Work Study are preferred.

01.16

Part-time Job for a 3L: JD Application Reviewer

Cover letter and resume due by Monday, Jan. 22

The Office of Admissions is seeking a candidate to serve as a part-time, seasonal admissions file reviewer. This part-time position focuses on the holistic review of first-year JD applications for admission to the Law School. This position is open only to 2024 JD graduates. The Office of Admissions is seeking a candidate to serve as a part-time, seasonal admissions file reviewer. This part-time position focuses on the holistic review of first-year JD applications for admission to the Law School. This position is open only to 2024 JD graduates.

The application reviewer will assist the admissions team in analyzing the qualifications of applicants by submitting evaluations and recommendations through an electronic file management system. Qualifications should include a positive attitude, enthusiasm for Kline Law, a high level of independence, follow through, initiative, and a commitment to diversity in legal education.

The reviewer is expected to communicate regularly with the Admissions Office via telephone and email. The duration of the assignment is for the spring 2024 semester.

The position's compensation is $15.00 per hour with an average of 10-15 hours per week. Work may be performed remotely. The reader will submit their hours and be paid bi-weekly.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to lawadmissions@drexel.edu by EOB Monday, January 22. Students with Federal Work Study are preferred.

01.16

NLG Weekly Brown Bag Lunch

Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join us for an informal meeting where everyone is welcome to take a break from the grind of law school each Thursday.

Bring your lunch and join us for an informal meeting where everyone is welcome to take a break from the grind of law school.

  • Every Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. in Room 230

Upcoming NLG Events

01.16

Legal Methods Writing Group

Attention Legal Methods II student: Are you unhappy with your performance in Legal Methods I? Do you feel you could use a little more help in your writing skills? Come to Writers Group! Starting Thursday, Feb. 1 at 12:15 in Room 250. Attention Legal Methods II student: Are you unhappy with your performance in Legal Methods I? Do you feel you could use a little more help in your writing skills? Come to Writers Group! Starting Thursday, Feb. 1 at 12:15 in Room 250. We will do a close reading of a case relevant to the Legal Methods II brief and do some writing practice. Questions? Email Prof. Coleman, ckc32@Drexel.edu.

01.8

Apply for Undergraduate Law Program TA Positions

Kline’s Undergraduate Program is looking for law student TAs! We would like to hire several JD students to provide tutoring from January through mid-March to Kline undergrads taking a variety of law-related courses. Rate is $15/hour. More information & application instructions available here. Kline’s Undergraduate Program is looking for law student TAs! We would like to hire several JD students to provide tutoring from January through mid-March to Kline undergrads taking a variety of law-related courses. Rate is $15/hour. More information & application instructions available here.

01.8

2024 Commencement Information

This year’s Commencement Ceremony will take place Friday, May 17 at 9 a.m, at the Kimmel Center. Please apply for your degree or submit the Walkthrough form by January 12, 2024.

This year’s Commencement Ceremony will take place Friday, May 17 at 9 a.m, at the Kimmel Center.

If you will be completing your requirements this Spring, please apply for graduation via DrexelOne. You will also choose an attendance response for the ceremony through that application.

If you are not completing your requirements but would like to “walk” in the 2024 ceremony, you may complete a Walkthrough form. JD students must be within 25 credits of completion at the end of the term to be eligible to participate and LLM students within 7 credits of completion.

Please apply for your degree or submit the Walkthrough form by January 12, 2024.

01.8

Spring 2024 Textbooks and Assignments

Spring 2024 textbook information for your registered sections can be found via the “Buy Books” link in DrexelOne. Please be cautious about purchasing electronic versions of texts as you may not have access to them during an in-person exam. Spring 2024 textbook information for your registered sections can be found via the “Buy Books” link in DrexelOne. Please be cautious about purchasing electronic versions of texts as you may not have access to them during an in-person exam. The Spring 2024 first assignments list is available on DragonNet, and may include notes on required materials as well.

01.8

Exam Deadline Reminders

Students! Please click here to review upcoming exam deadlines for Review upcoming deadlines.
  • Students with exams on the same calendar day, or with other documented exigent circumstances, may request a deferral by November 22nd.
  • Disability accommodation paperwork for Fall exams must be received by OSA from the University by December 1st. We do not have the capacity to arrange accommodations for any AVLs received after this date.
  • In order to be eligible for technical assistance during in-person exams, students must take a qualifying practice exam by 5:00 PM on December 1st. A qualifying practice exam is 1) done in the F23 Practice Exam – CLOSED file 2) with the Fall Final Exams ID.
  • See the “Preparing for Fall Exams” email sent 11/10/23 for full details on preparing for exams.

11.20

ADR Client Counseling Application Deadline Extended!

Applications for the ADR Client Counseling Team have been reopened. Please email your application and resume to ADR President, Dibya Patnaik, dp3235@drexel.edu, by 11:59 PM on Monday, November 13th.

Applications for the ADR Client Counseling Team have been reopened. Please email your application and resume to ADR President, Dibya Patnaik, dp3235@drexel.edu, by 11:59 PM on Monday, November 13th.

Remember: This is only open to 2Ls and 3Ls, and you may only compete on one ADR team each semester. Please feel free to reach out to ADR President Dibya Patnaik, dp3235@drexel.edu, if you have any questions!

Extended ADR Client Counseling Application Spring 2024

11.13

CSO Networking Tip for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great excuse to connect with the people in your network and say hello. These can be former employers, college professors, former co-workers, etc. Thanksgiving is a great excuse to connect with the people in your network and say hello. These can be former employers, college professors, former co-workers, etc. It doesn’t have to be long or complicated, and it doesn’t have to contain an ask. In fact, you shouldn’t ask for anything. Sometimes the nicest message to get from a contact is simply a friendly expression of caring. Here’s an example: “Happy Thanksgiving, (INSERT FIRST NAME HERE)! I’m thinking of you and wishing you well. The first semester of law school is wrapping up and I’m preparing for final exams. It’s been a whirlwind, and I appreciate your ongoing support and all that I’ve learned from you. Thanks, and let’s keep in touch!”

Don’t overthink this, friends. Send some emails and expect nothing in return except the feeling that you connected. 😊

11.13

New CSO Resource: The Meet and Greet Cheat Sheet

How can you track all of the lawyers you meet through programs and receptions? The CSO has a resource for that, The Meet and Greet Cheat Sheet. This resource is also available on Symplicity. We hope this helps guide you as you make connections and hear from different lawyers through classes, programs, and employer events. How can you track all of the lawyers you meet through programs and receptions? The CSO has a resource for that, The Meet and Greet Cheat Sheet. This resource is also available on Symplicity. We hope this helps guide you as you make connections and hear from different lawyers through classes, programs, and employer events.

Download PDF

11.13

AccessLex Scholarship Database

AccessLex maintains a Scholarship Database. It’s searchable by application deadline, award amount, whether an essay is required or not, minimum GPA, etc.

AccessLex maintains a Scholarship Database. It’s searchable by application deadline, award amount, whether an essay is required or not, minimum GPA, etc.

Also, AccessLex “Ask Edna” is a free financial literacy resource for law students and graduates. Complete the AccessLex education modules and students qualify for scholarships directly from AccessLex just for doing the program. AccessLex is a respected non-profit organization (not a bank) and provides these and other services to law students and graduates for free.

11.13

Participate in DiveIN: A Documentary on Race

We're asking you to help us capture how Kline has evolved since 2018. Our documentary will feature interviews with current law students, alums, and Law School faculty and staff. Our goal is to get a full and honest picture of the impact race relations make on our community. Hearing diverse perspectives from members of the Kline School of Law Community is crucial to achieving this goal.

Dear Kline Community:

We have an exciting opportunity for you to have your voice heard and participate in a unique project exploring race relations in the legal profession.

In 2018, BLSA published a documentary exploring race relations and the impact on the Kline community (check it out here). Since 2018, many world events have shaped race relations in our society and the legal profession. In response, DiveIN is recording a new documentary to see how things have changed over the last five years within the Kline community.

We're asking you to help us capture how Kline has evolved since 2018. Our documentary will feature interviews with current law students, alums, and Law School faculty and staff. Our goal is to get a full and honest picture of the impact race relations make on our community. Hearing diverse perspectives from members of the Kline School of Law Community is crucial to achieving this goal. We can’t do this without your help!

Get Involved
If you want to participate in this documentary, please complete this form by Friday, November 10. We will schedule interviews and filming sessions to accommodate the academic schedule. There will be food and limited edition DiveIN swag provided for participants.

Questions or Concerns?
We get it; talking about race can be a bit uncomfortable. But don't let that deter you! Stretching ourselves despite discomfort is where the magic happens. If you're unsure about participating, reach out to Ololade Bello (okb28@drexel.edu), the DiveIN Fellow leading this effort, to explore how you can be part of this in a way that feels right for you.

Warm regards,
DiveIN Committee

11.6

1L Guide to “Home for the Holidays” + Meet & Greet Events

In Symplicity Events, 1L students will see listings for various law firm events such as “Home for the Holidays” receptions, Meet-and-Greets, and Zoom programs about the 1L summer experience.

In Symplicity Events, 1L students will see listings for various law firm events such as “Home for the Holidays” receptions, Meet-and-Greets, and Zoom programs about the 1L summer experience. If you’re interested in exploring big law (firms of 100+ lawyers), then consider attending these “pre-cruiting” programs. It’s a way to learn about the culture of a firm, show interest (which is noted by law firm recruiting managers), and begin developing your network. Not everyone wants to work at a big law firm, and that’s OK! We need great public interest and government lawyers, small firm practitioners, and in-house attorneys, too. But if you’re curious, these events are an opportunity to investigate and ask questions.

Don’t feel pressure to attend every single event – choose based on your schedule. Some tips for 1L students:

  • If you register, please show up (especially for in-person events where there is catering);
  • If attending an in-person event, bring a buddy – it makes networking easier;
  • If you have questions about attire, ask the CSO – we want you to feel at ease (or as at ease as one feels at a networking event);
  • If there is an opportunity to sign in, do so. This is one of many ways that firms track law student engagement;
  • Take notes and keep records of who you’ve met either in person or encountered on Zoom. When the time comes to apply for jobs, it’s always helpful to cite your prior contact with the firm in the cover letter; and
  • It’s appropriate to connect with speakers on LinkedIn and it’s recommended that you follow law firms on LinkedIn.

In addition to the external events, look for Lawyers in the Lobby in the coming months. Employers from the Philadelphia area will set up an information table in the first-floor lobby for the specific purpose of meeting our students. These are meant to be informal opportunities for you to meet, sign in, and make a connection. You get to practice the skills you acquired in Professional Fundamentals in a familiar environment. All events will be posted on Symplicity Events and we encourage you to connect if this is appropriate for you.

The application process for 2025 summer associate positions at large law firms begins as early as May 2024. Yup, you read that correctly. The recruiting process for summer 2025 (usually referred to as “OCI”) starts a full year in advance. The CSO will cover this process in much more detail after winter break. Since its deadlines are driven by the employers, we just want student to be aware of the timeline but there is NOTHING you need to do now.

10.30

1L Advising Appointments Begin November 1

1L students may schedule an initial advising appointment with a CSO Advisor! These are highly recommended, but not mandatory. If November doesn’t work for you, then you can schedule time in December or January. Our job is to help you find a job that aligns with your values and strengths. The sooner we can get acquainted, the sooner we can help you navigate the process for securing a summer 2024 position. 1L students may schedule an initial advising appointment with a CSO Advisor! These are highly recommended, but not mandatory. If November doesn’t work for you, then you can schedule time in December or January. Our job is to help you find a job that aligns with your values and strengths. The sooner we can get acquainted, the sooner we can help you navigate the process for securing a summer 2024 position.

To schedule, log onto Symplicity and click ADVISING (upper right-hand corner). Click on REQUEST NEW APPOINTMENT. Then either choose by selecting an Advisor or choose a day that works best for you. The fewer filters, the better. You can always move between and among advisors. Please note that Jennifer Whitehurst is 100% Zoom, and she has lots of morning slots for the Early Birds among you. If you have any trouble scheduling yourself, please email Jen Moore at jdm368@drexel.edu.

We welcome everyone in the CSO and are excited to begin our individual advising as we conclude Professional Fundamentals.

10.30

Baker Donelson 1L Holiday Meet & Greet

Tuesday, December 19, at 5:30 p.m.

We are excited to announce our firm’s 2nd Annual Meet & Greet Holiday Party for 1L students across the country who may be from the Tennessee area and would be interested in working in Memphis next summer. The event takes place at our office on Tuesday, December 19, at 5:30 p.m..

Greetings from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz!

We are excited to announce our firm’s 2nd Annual Meet & Greet Holiday Party for 1L students across the country who may be from the Tennessee area and would be interested in working in Memphis next summer. The event takes place at our office on Tuesday, December 19, at 5:30 p.m..

Holiday Reception for 1st Year Last Students
Tuesday, December 19, 5:30 p.m.
165 Madison Ave, 20th Floor
Memphis, TN 38103

RSVP to Angie Griffin by emailing agriffin@bakerdonelson.com.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. represents clients across the U.S. and abroad from offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C.

10.24

PBA Family Law Conference Scholarship

Deadline: November 6

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section has an exciting networking and educational opportunity offered to law students with an interest in family law. The next Family Law Section Winter Conference will be held from January 11-14, 2024 at The Charleston Place, A Belmond Hotel in Charleston, SC. This year, they are extending invitations for interested law students to apply for scholarships to attend our Winter Conference. Scholarships will be offered to a maximum of three law students per law school. The Scholarship Award covers 100% of the student meeting registration fee (typically $595). In addition, a stipend of up to $650 is available to cover reimbursement of travel and lodging expenses.

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section has an exciting networking and educational opportunity offered to law students with an interest in family law. The next Family Law Section Winter Conference will be held from January 11-14, 2024 at The Charleston Place, A Belmond Hotel in Charleston, SC. This year, they are extending invitations for interested law students to apply for scholarships to attend our Winter Conference. Scholarships will be offered to a maximum of three law students per law school. The Scholarship Award covers 100% of the student meeting registration fee (typically $595). In addition, a stipend of up to $650 is available to cover reimbursement of travel and lodging expenses. This year, we plan on holding one CLE session directed specifically to law students and new attorneys.

Below is information related to the Scholarship Program, including the Law Student Scholarship Program Application, the Law Student Scholarship Program FAQs, and the PBA Expense Reimbursement Form. Please note that the Scholarship Applications must be submitted no later than November 6, 2023.

PBA Family Law Section JRW Scholarship Program Request Form
PBA Family Law Section Scholarship Program FAQs
PBA Expense Reimbursement Form

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