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Summer Academic Skills Workshop Topics and Schedule

Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 240

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

  • May 7: Navigating Law School to Get the Most Out of Class
  • May 14: Analyzing and Synthesizing Case Law
  • May 21: NO WORKSHOP
  • May 28: Deconstructing Statutes and Rules
  • June 4: Writing the Rule Explanation for the 1L Memo (Professor Coleman)
  • June 11: Outlining for Exams
  • June 18: Answering Exam Essays
  • June 25: Writing a Well-Structured Exam Answer
  • July 2: Revising and Editing the 1L Memo (Professor Coleman)
  • July 9: Exam Success Strategies: We Did It and So Can You!

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

05.13

'Pursuit of Justice' Legal Writing Competition

Deadline: June 20, 2019

The Philadelphia Bar Association’s annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition is open to 2nd and 3rd year law students. Submit a law review quality article on any topic relating to rights, privileges and responsibilities under federal law. Prize: $2,500.

The Philadelphia Bar Association’s annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition is open to 2nd and 3rd year law students. Submit a law review quality article on any topic relating to rights, privileges and responsibilities under federal law. Prize: $2,500.

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05.13

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. Benforado)

Jeff Nelson ’20 (jeffrey.r.nelson@drexel.edu)
DS Session: Monday, 4 - 5 p.m., Room 440
Office Hours: Monday 5 - 6 p.m., Room 440

Civil Procedure (Prof. Quinn)

Whitney Petrie ’21 (whitney.amber.petrie@drexel.edu)
DS Session: Tuesday, 9 - 10 a.m., Room 240
Office Hours: Tuesday, 8 - 9 a.m., Room 240

Legal Methods I (Prof. Tucker)

Justine Fuga ’21 (justine.fuga@drexel.edu)
DS Session: Thursday, 4 - 5 p.m., Room 440
Office Hours: Thursday, 5 - 6 p.m., Room 440

Legal Methods I (Prof. Ferrell)

Alyssa Mallgrave ’21 (alyssa.c.mallgrave@drexel.edu)
DS Session: Thursday, 9 - 10 a.m., Room 420 
Office Hours: Thursday, 10 - 10:30, Room 240

Contracts (Prof. Oates)

Jens Defoor ’20 (jens.defoor@drexel.edu)
DS Session: Wednesday, 4 - 5 p.m., Room 140
Office Hours: Wednesday, 5 - 6 p.m., Room 140

Academic Skills (Prof. Kraybill)

Alexis Walker ’21 (alexis.m.walker@drexel.edu)
Office Hours: Tuesday, 2 - 3 p.m., Room 240

05.13

The Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarships

Deadline Extended: May 9, 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

05.13

Richard D. Hailey Scholarship for Trial Advocacy

Deadline Extended: May 15, 2019

This May, American Association for Justice’s Minority Caucus will award one $5,000 scholarship to a minority law student who is entering his or her 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of law school.

This May, American Association for Justice’s Minority Caucus will award one $5,000 scholarship to a minority law student who is entering his or her 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of law school. By awarding one deserving student the Richard D. Hailey Scholarship, we hope to accommodate a student of color by providing financial assistance to further develop his or her educational growth.

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05.13

Funding Opportunity for Your Unpaid Summer Internship

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Did you know that Federal Work Study (FWS) funding can be used as a form of financial aid to support your governmental or nonprofit internship? If you missed the FWS info sessions but would like to take advantage of this resource, you still have until the end of April.

Did you know that Federal Work Study (FWS) funding can be used as a form of financial aid to support your governmental or nonprofit internship? If you missed the Federal Work Study information sessions but would like to take advantage of this resource, you still have until the end of April. For questions about how the FWS Program works, please contact Maja Winton, Assistant Director of Finance, at maja.winton@drexel.edu. For questions pertaining to FWS eligibility, please contact Mary deRivera, Student Financial Aid Manager, at mary.m.derivera@drexel.edu.

04.29

3Ls: Leave a Gift for Future Students

SBA to match amount raised by Class of 2019

The Class of 2019 gift will be lounge furniture for the area outside of the faculty wing on the second floor. We all know just how tiring law school can be, so we want to remind future students to take a break when necessary and relax.

The Class of 2019 gift will be lounge furniture for the area outside of the faculty wing on the second floor. We all know just how tiring law school can be, so we want to remind future students to take a break when necessary and relax. In other words, keep Kline comfy. In addition to each individual gift, the SBA has voted to match the amount raised by the Class of 2019.

Make your gift

04.29

Fall Course and Registration Information

Read on for times, instructions, and information for Fall 2019 Registration.

Registration Times

Registration will open on

- April 9 at 12:45 p.m. for rising 3Ls and joint degree students
- April 10 at 8 a.m. for LLM students
- April 10 at 12:15 p.m. for all other JD students

Instructions and Documents

- How to View/Search for Courses on DrexelOne (video)
- How to Use Schedule Ahead (video)
- Class Registration page (grid schedules, exam schedules, tentative Spring grid schedule, policies)

Administratively Registered Courses

There are several courses, listed below, for which you cannot register online. Refer to the March 26 email for the processes for each.

- Clinics and Justice Lawyering Seminar / Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Seminar
- Co-curricular credits (Moot Court, Law Review, Trial Team, ADR Competition)
- Co-ops and Lawyering Practice Seminar
- Constitutional Law and any first-year courses
- Federal Reentry Court Practicum
- Introduction to Trial Advocacy and Evidence with Prof. Heller
- Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Seminar

04.29

Voices of Kline

What’s your story?

Voices of Kline is all about storytelling. Any story you tell gives better context to understand the world you’re in. Through Voices of Kline, we’ll find similarities and differences, learn of joys and pains, and ultimately display the magnificence of the diversity of our community.

Voices of Kline is all about storytelling. Any story you tell gives better context to understand the world you’re in. Through Voices of Kline, we’ll find similarities and differences, learn of joys and pains, and ultimately display the magnificence of the diversity of our community. Learn more and submit your story.

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When asked about her life inside and outside of the Kline School of Law, this is what Ms. Parker shared. . “I’ve been at the law school for 12 years. I’ve gotten to know a lot of people here, and they treat me as if I’m part of Drexel—like I’m a part of the family. I do my job and I try to keep everyone as safe as I can. I’m always alert. I watch everything!” . “I really love talking to the students and getting to know them, especially the international students. I’d like someone to help me if I were in another country.” . “My 81-year-old mother is the most influential person in my life. I talk to her every day. I make sure her and my brother are okay. My brother was born deaf. My immediate family learned sign language to be able to communicate with him. We even taught my nieces and nephews. It’s important that we can all communicate with one another.” . #ksoldivein #voicesofkline . . . #klineschooloflaw #drexeluniversity #DUklinelaw #klinelaw #thomasrklineschooloflaw #lawschool #lawyerinthemaking #lawyertobe #futureJD #prelaw #prelawsociety #prelawstudent #prelawschool #lawlife #lawyerlife #law #lawyer #phillylaw #philadelphialawyers #ambitioncantwait #diversityandinclusion #diversity #equity #inclusion

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04.29

DiveIN: Kline Community Climate Survey

The DiveIN Committee is charged with gaining a better understanding of how successful KSoL has been thus far in meeting our aspirations to ensure the welcoming and inclusive community we all desire. Please share your feedback by completing the survey.

The DiveIN Committee is charged with gaining a better understanding of how successful KSoL has been thus far in meeting our aspirations to ensure the welcoming and inclusive community we all desire. Please share your feedback by completing the DiveIN: Kline Community Climate Survey.

04.29

OUTLaw Philly AIDS Thrift Clothing and Book Drive

Accepting donations till April 26, 2019

OUTLaw is running a book and clothing drive for Philly AIDS Thrift. Your donation supports local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Donation boxes will be located by the elevators on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

OUTLaw is running a book and clothing drive for Philly AIDS Thrift. Your donation supports local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Donation boxes will be located by the elevators on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

04.22

Richard L. Barbour Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 6, 2019

The Richard L. Barbour Scholarship Fund anticipates a 2019 scholarship of $5,000. To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident attending or accepted for admission to a law school and seeking to pursue a career as a prosecuting attorney.

The Richard L. Barbour Scholarship Fund is a non-profit corporation created for the purpose of awarding scholarships and is administered by the Board of Trustees. It anticipates a 2019 scholarship of $5,000.00. To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident attending or accepted for admission to a law school and seeking to pursue a career as a prosecuting attorney.

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04.15

Westmoreland Bar Foundation Scholarships

Deadlines: June 19, 2019

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation awards three law school scholarships to Westmoreland County residents for the Fall school year.

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation awards three law school scholarships to Westmoreland County residents for the Fall school year.

The Wayne R. Donahue Memorial Scholarship, named for Westmoreland Bar Association member Wayne Donahue, will be given to a county resident enrolled in a Pennsylvania law school. This scholarship will be in an amount up to $2,250. Mr. Donahue, a sole practioner from New Kensington, was a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania and an alumnus of Duquesne University and Duquesne University School of Law.

The Donald Laird Hankey Memorial Scholarship, named for Westmoreland Bar Association member Donald Hankey, will be given to a county resident enrolled in any law school. Attorney Hankey, a sole practitioner from New Kensington was a 65-year member of the local bar, a lifelong resident of Westmoreland County and an alumnus of Westminister College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. This scholarship will be in an amount up to $2,500.

The Honorable David H. Weiss Memorial Scholarship is named for the former President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Westmoreland County. This scholarship is awarded to a Westmoreland County resident enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. A resident of Monessen and an alumnus of The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Judge Weiss served as a state legislator for 14 years, was an assistant District Attorney and served as the first Family Court Judge of the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas.

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04.15

Ms. JD Summer Public Interest Scholarship Competition

Deadline: May 5, 2019

The winners of the 2019 Public Interest Scholarship Competition will each receive a small scholarship to go towards their summer living expenses as they pursue careers in public interest law.

Ms. JD is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2019 Summer Public Interest Scholarship Competition!

The winners of the 2019 Public Interest Scholarship Competition will each receive a small scholarship to go towards their summer living expenses as they pursue careers in public interest law. Ms. JD is thrilled to continue our support of women pursuing public interest careers and soften the burden faced by those who accept public interest internships, which are often unpaid.

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04.15

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: June 16, 2019

We will award three scholarships to three diverse rising 2L law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2019.

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 2020 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship application is now available! We will award three scholarships to three diverse rising 2L law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2019. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2020 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.

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04.15

Are You a Student Interested in Compliance?

Complete the interest form by April 14, 2019

Drexel University, in conjunction with the Thomas R Kline School of Law, is starting an initiative to facilitate discussion, dialogue, and substantive training between the silos of Compliance, Cybersecurity, Risk, and Data Privacy.

Are you interested in substantive regulations and laws? Do you not want to litigate or practice in transactions? Do you find yourself interested in business or government, but aren't interested in the adversarial system? Try Compliance!

What is Compliance?

Compliance is an emerging field for law and master of legal studies students to serve business or government in promoting companies and agencies that are compliant with the laws, rules, and regulations meant to help keep some consistency in an ever-changing and perilous world. Compliance is not just limited to just laws and regulations but expands into the worlds of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, where compliance personnel work with IT professionals and lay employees to avoid data breaches.

How can you join this exciting and rapidly expanding field?

Drexel University, in conjunction with the Thomas R Kline School of Law, is starting an initiative to facilitate discussion, dialogue, and substantive training between the silos of Compliance, Cybersecurity, Risk, and Data Privacy. We hope to bring together students and practitioners to produce media in the form of CLE courses, blog posts and discussions, video lectures, podcast and video interviews, and long articles. We have already connected with tens of practitioners and we are looking for between 22 and 25 students to help with the production of this media. We will also be hosting events such as conferences, summits, panels, and CLE courses.

What do you get out of it?

This is an invaluable opportunity to expand your network, learn about the different industries where compliance makes the largest splash such as Insurance, Healthcare, and Finance, get certified in compliance fields such as Data Privacy and Healthcare, attend conferences, get jobs, and get your name on the first academic effort to combine the three silos of Compliance: Legal Compliance, Cybersecurity, and Data Privacy.

To apply, please complete the below Google form. If you have questions, please email Professor Paul Flanagan (pef27@drexel.edu). This is the opportunity of your academic career! We will stop taking applications on April 14 at 11:59 p.m. and have follow-up information for all applicants by April 21 at 11:59 p.m.

Student Interest Form

04.8

Kelley Drye Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2019

Kelley Drye is offering a $25,000 diversity scholarship award and paid summer associate position to an outstanding second-year law student who belongs to a diverse population that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

In support of their commitment to diversity and inclusion, Kelley Drye is offering a $25,000 diversity scholarship award and paid summer associate position to an outstanding second-year law student who belongs to a diverse population that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

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04.8

Spring Exams – Getting Prepared

Five steps to get ready to take the Spring 2019 exams.

1. Fill out the Exam Policies Verification Form in the Exam Center to get your 5-digit Spring exam ID if you’ve not done so already.

2. Download the Spring Finals version of the exam software.

3. Take a practice exam in CLOSED mode with the Spring Exams software, using your 5-digit ID, by 5 p.m. on April 19, to qualify for technical assistance during exams.

4. Check the Exam Center for the Spring exam details. Let us know immediately if there are any discrepancies with what the instructor conveyed in class.

5. Exam Conflict Deferral requests should be turned in ASAP. Spring accommodation verification letters must be received by April 19.

04.8

AJD and Early Starter Volunteers Needed for May 6 Event

Deadline: April 26

OSA is looking for any Accelerated or Early Start students to volunteer in welcoming our incoming students on May 6, 2019.

OSA is looking for any Accelerated or Early Start students to volunteer in welcoming our incoming students on May 6, 2019.

On Monday, May 6, orientation volunteers will have lunch (to be provided) with the new students. You will facilitate discussion, answer questions, and provide peer advice. If interested, you will need to arrive at 12:15 p.m. at the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy. There will also be a social event on Monday evening that you are welcome to attend. In addition to the lunch and social event, you will receive a Drexel Kline t-shirt as a token of our gratitude!

Please email Olivia Hackett (oah25@drexel.edu) by April 26 if you wish to volunteer, and include your phone number and t-shirt size. We will touch base with volunteers again before May 6 to confirm and to provide further information. Thank you; we are so happy to have you here to share your experiences with our incoming students!

04.1

Business Law Fellows Program

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Through the Fellows Program, underrepresented lawyers are provided a springboard to substantive leadership roles within the Section. Find out how to apply to the program.

For over 20 years, the ABA Business Law Fellows Program has represented and encouraged the participation of diverse lawyers in Section activities. Through the Fellows Program, underrepresented lawyers are provided a springboard to substantive leadership roles within the Section. Fellows are offered unique leadership roles, mentorships, and subsidized attendance at Business Law Section Meetings. Through committee assignments that align with their practice areas, Fellows are enabled to contribute substantive work that includes authoring for publications, presenting on panels, and networking with leaders in the field.

Each spring, the Section selects up to 12 Fellows to participate in a two-year term in the program. To apply, complete this online application by May 1, 2019.

Those that have demonstrated leadership involvement within the ABA, Business Law Section, and/or a bar organization committed to one of the following areas: young lawyers (under 40 years of age or in practice for less than 10 years), lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, or lawyers with a disability, are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the program's requirements and responsibilities, view Business Law Fellows Essential Information or visit ambar.org/blfellows.

03.22

Drexel Law Review Anonymous IDs Available

Drexel Law Review Membership is now open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and AJD students. Read on to find out how to apply.

Drexel Law Review Membership is now open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and AJD students. If you are interested in applying to Drexel Law Review Volume XII, please email Mallory Heller at mah498@drexel.edu with the following information:

1. First and Last Name
2. Preferred Email Address
3. Phone Number
4. Rising Year (based on what you will be in the Fall, 2L, 3L, AJD)

Anonymous IDs can be retrieved March 25-April 5 and April 15-19.

For more information about the write-on process and to be equipped for the write-on process, please attend the write-on workshop on Friday, April 12 at 12:45 p.m. in Room 140. Lunch provided.

03.22

Honorable Albert W. Sheppard Fellowship Program

Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019

Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s Honorable Albert W. Sheppard Fellowship Program in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas – Commerce Court Division.

Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s Honorable Albert W. Sheppard Fellowship Program in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas – Commerce Court Division. This competitive fellowship program is run jointly by The Philadelphia Bar Foundation and the Business Law Section’s Business Litigation Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. During the 2019-20 academic year, the Bar Foundation hopes to select a fellow from Kline Law.

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03.20

Kline Students Win Regional AAJ Competition

Join us in congratulating the team of Teresa Benavides-Sexton, Mara Hershberger, Kim Kaelin and Alisa Thammavong for their win at the AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition in DC February 28-March 3.

Join us in congratulating the team of Teresa Benavides-Sexton, Mara Hershberger, Kim Kaelin and Alisa Thammavong for their win at the AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition in DC February 28-March 3. The team won against teams from American, George Mason, Georgetown and Seton Hall to be named the regional champions. They will continue on to the national competition the second weekend in April.

03.18

Berkeley Technology Law Journal 2019 Writing Competition

Deadline: March 27, 2019

We will accept submissions from graduate-level law students on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: technology and the public interest, privacy, internet law, intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment issues, entertainment and news media, telecommunications, biotechnology, and cybercrime.

We will accept submissions from graduate-level law students on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: technology and the public interest, privacy, internet law, intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment issues, entertainment and news media, telecommunications, biotechnology, and cybercrime.

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03.18

LSSSE Survey: We Want Your Feedback

Last Tuesday, you received an invitation to participate in the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). This is a nationally administered instrument that allows us to get a sense of important metrics and compare our students’ responses to other peer law schools.

Last Tuesday, you received an invitation to participate in the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). This is a nationally administered instrument that allows us to get a sense of important metrics and compare our students’ responses to other peer law schools. We encourage you to complete this survey. Your positive comments and ratings help us to focus on our strengths and convey them to future classes and outside partners. Your constructive and honest feedback on where we need to improve will be reviewed and acted on where possible. Thank you for participating in the LSSSE.

03.17

Summer Registration Information

*Updated registration time

Find out about registration, credit policy and more, now that Summer 2019 course listings are available on DrexelOne.

Summer 2019 course listings are now available on DrexelOne. To search courses, go to the Academics tab, click “Register for Courses” on the left, and then Check Course Availability. Be sure to choose Summer Semester 2018-19. Note that some courses have important notes in the Comments section. Please be sure to check all details of the course.

Changes for the Summer: The Summer credit limit has been increased to 13, meaning students may take credits in addition to co-op. Additionally, the overall online credit limit for the JD degree has been increased to 19 – that is, 19 credits of online coursework may be counted toward the 85 needed for the degree.

Grid/Exam Schedules are posted on the Class Registration page, along with credit policies and information.  

When to Register? Registration for ALL students for Summer will open on Friday, March 29 at 12:45 p.m. Summer Co-op placements are made through application to the Experiential Learning Office. Students do not need to self-register for Co-op or the accompanying Lawyering Practice Seminar.

First time registering? 1Ls and others who have not self-registered before will have a mandatory course advising and registration information session on Wednesday, March 27, followed by an Advising Fair. Detailed invitation to follow.

This does not pertain to incoming Summer or Fall 2019 students, who should refer to the Accepted Students Portal.

Any questions about the Summer schedule or registration may be directed to Theresa Gallo. Fall registration will occur in mid-April and the Fall and tentative Spring schedule will be out in late March.

03.17

NYU Policy Case Competition

Deadline extended to March 7, 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

03.3

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Deadline: April 26, 2019

Notre Dame Law School sponsors an annual writing competition on the topic of legal ethics. All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate.

Notre Dame Law School sponsors an annual writing competition on the topic of legal ethics. All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate.

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02.25

PBA IP Law Section Writing Contest

Deadline: April 15, 2019

The Intellectual Property Law Section Writing Contest was established in 2004 to provide an opportunity for law students to express in writing their insight and knowledge in the areas of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or trade dress.

The Intellectual Property Law Section Writing Contest was established in 2004 to provide an opportunity for law students to express in writing their insight and knowledge in the areas of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or trade dress. As a tangible incentive, the Section has established a cash award of $500 for the winning entry. The winning entry will also appear in one of our upcoming newsletters and on the Section page of the PBA website. In addition, the winning entrant will be invited to attend a meeting of the Section in Lancaster in May 2019 to receive the award and to present a brief summary of their winning entry in person.

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02.25