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Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program

The Department of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management is excited to announce that the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program application opens on Saturday, July 31, and will close on Wednesday, September 8, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The Department of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management is excited to announce that the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) application opens on Saturday, July 31, and will close on Wednesday, September 8, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applications must be submitted via the online application. We have a lot of great opportunities through the HP for your third-year law students and recent graduates and for second-year students through the SLIP. 

Join us for a webinar from 12 to 1 p.m. ET on August 10, to learn more about application tips and ask questions about the HP and SLIP. Please review the application that will be available July 31, prior to the webinars and come prepared with questions. 

More information about both programs, including offices participating and the number of available positions, can be found at:

07.26

American Immigration Lawyers Association Diversity Scholarships

Deadline: July 30

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is offering ten (10) scholarships to deserving law student members who are engaged and interested in the area of immigration law and a member of a diverse population group.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is offering ten (10) scholarships to deserving law student members who are engaged and interested in the area of immigration law and a member of a diverse population group.

The deadline for submission is  July 30, 2021.

The AILA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion scholarship program reaffirms our commitment to increasing diversity within AILA, legal education, and the legal profession. These scholarships provide financial assistance to qualified AILA law student members that identify with a group that is underrepresented in the legal profession and our organization, and specifically includes future AILA members from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Each scholarship includes a full payment of $750 issued directly to the awardee. The scholarship money will be taxed based on current IRS guidelines.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria Include:

Plus One or More of the Following Criteria:
  • Recipient is a member of a diverse population group or has other diversity and inclusion factors, including but not limited to, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, education, other factors;
  • Financial need;
  • Demonstration of diversity and inclusion obstacles and how they were overcome/overcoming; and/or
  • Active service in immigration law field / interest in working in immigration law field.

Application Requirements

  • Be an AILA law student member in good standing.
  • Submit your scholarship application by Friday, July 30, 2021, with the following information:
  • Your name and email address
  • The name of the law school you are attending
  • Your intended year of graduation
  • Your interest in immigration law
  • The diverse population group you identify with
  • Your active service in the immigration law field or interest in serving in the immigration law field
  • Your financial need
  • Any diversity and inclusion obstacles and how they were overcome or you are overcoming
  • How you believe this scholarship will support your career as a future immigration attorney and future AILA member
  • A copy of your current unofficial transcript

To apply: Submit your scholarship application via the link below by 11:59 pm (ET) on July 30, 2021.

Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to attend a local AILA Chapter meeting, event, or networking opportunity and help AILA's DEI committee promote its message within AILA. Scholarship recipients will also be encouraged to write a 400+ word DEI blog for AILA's Think Immigration blog.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to AILA DEI staff liaison LaJuan Campbell at lcampbell@aila.org.

07.26

2 and 3Ls: Apply to Attend the 2021 GPALS Philly Virtual Job Fair

Apply by August 6

The Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools are excited to announce the 2021 GPALS Philly Job Fair will be conducted virtually, with most interviews being held on Friday, September 24.

The Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools (“GPALS”) are excited to announce the 2021 GPALS Philly Job Fair will be conducted virtually, with most interviews being held on Friday, September 24. Students may now register and apply for the fair. The student application deadline is Friday, August 6, at noon.

All applications will be collected online through the GPALS Symplicity site. Detailed instructions were emailed to all 2L & 3L. Contact the Career Strategies Office for more information.

07.12

Summer Exam Information

Information about the summer exam schedule, training, deadlines and more.

The Summer 2021 exam schedule is available in DragonNet, and the Summer exam software is available to download on Exam4.com. Please refer to the news item about exams as well as the following resources for detailed information about exam procedures:

Deadlines

The deadline to request a non-emergency exam deferral is July 16. The deadline for us to receive Accommodations Verification Letters (AVLs) from the Office of Disability Resources is July 26.

Practice Exams

The practice exam policy remains suspended, and all students will receive technical assistance from LawTech even if they have not taken a practice exam. However, students should still run through the Remote Exam Guide and test the exam software to ensure it is compatible and to reduce the likelihood of mid-exam issues.

07.12

Apply for the Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair

The Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair (PADJF) encourages you to apply for an invitation to interview on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All interviews will be held virtually.

The Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair (PADJF) encourages you to apply for an invitation to interview on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All interviews will be held virtually.

PADJF is now in its 30th year of operation and was established to give legal employers in Philadelphia the opportunity to interview, recruit, and work with talented diverse law students attending the seven area law schools. PADJF aims to expose diverse law students to large law firms, corporations, federal, state and local government agencies, public interest organizations, and the judiciary. Participation in the fair is by invitation-only and students are selected by both employer pre-selections (50%) and a lottery (50%).

Student bidding is now open and will close on June 27, at 11:59 p.m. The link to the PADJF Symplicity site is: https://law-dmpd-csm.symplicity.com. There are currently 17 employers participating. To place a bid, students must upload a resume, personal statement, and transcript.

Detailed info was sent by email to the Class of 2023. Contact CSO if you need it re-sent.

06.14

Summer Check-in: Review Your Graduation Requirements

We encourage all students to review DegreeWorks before each term to make sure they are staying on track for their degree.

DegreeWorks is a tool available in DrexelOne, under the “Academics” menu. We encourage all students to review DegreeWorks before each term to make sure they are staying on track for their degree. Also, make sure all courses that you are registered for are showing as being applied toward your program/degree, as this may affect financial aid eligibility.

06.14

Apply for Summer Graduation

Students planning to complete their degree requirements in the summer term must apply for their degree on DrexelOne, under “Academics.”

Students planning to complete their degree requirements in the summer term must apply for their degree on DrexelOne, under “Academics.” When submitting the form, please review the curriculum to ensure it is as you expect in regards to any concentrations, and do not apply until it is accurate. Any legal name changes that may affect the diploma name should also be taken care of prior to applying for the degree.

06.14

PIE Auction Underway. Place Your Bid!

The Auction will be open until Friday, May 21, at 5 p.m.

The PIE Auction is now live! The Auction will be open until Friday, May 21, at 5 p.m. Be sure to check out some great events with KSOL Professors, a week-long vacation to Hilton Head, a Themis Bar Prep package, and many other basket items!

Go to Auction

05.17

Apply for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project

Completion of the project satisfies the 50-hour mandatory Pro Bono Service Requirement.

We are excited to accept applicants for the 2021-2022 Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. Professor Gwen Stern, director of the M-B Project, will be sending out an email this week with a link to the prerecorded Zoom Information Session which will give students the details about this amazing Project where students get to teach Philadelphia High School students about their rights and responsibilities under the Constitution which culminates in a Moot Court Competition for the high school students. There is a fall Academic Seminar on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., and completion of the year-long Project also gives students their 50-hour mandatory Pro Bono credits.

05.17

Internship Opportunity with Mindfulness in Law Society

The Mindfulness in Law Society, a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting legal professionals interested in mindfulness practices, community and resources, is looking for an intern.

The Mindfulness in Law Society, a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting legal professionals interested in mindfulness practices, community and resources, is looking for an intern. An ideal candidate will be interested in the mindfulness in law movement, digital communications strategies, and supporting the work of nonprofits. Responsibilities will include helping MILS develop and promote its digital communications strategy, including keeping the website updated; finding new ways to reach potential membership through social media; and publicizing ongoing events, such as our ongoing Anti-Racism Initiative (which is a partnership between NBLSA and MILS). Responsibilities will also include writing grant applications to potential funding sources to help the organization hire an executive director; supporting MILS members in hosting two different virtual sitting practices each week; and doing research into the effects of mindfulness practices in law with an eye to developing content for the website. Our intern will be invited to attend our monthly board meetings where the intern will have the chance to meet leaders in the law-and-mindfulness movement. Finally, the internship is a chance to develop one’s own personal mindfulness practice, if interested! The position would begin as early as May 15 and run through the end of August, with the possibility of continuing through the school year. Estimated an average of 20 hours per week, but we are flexible. The internship qualifies to be paid through federal work-study (otherwise it would be unpaid). Contact person: Chapin Cimino (Co-President of MILS). All work to be done virtually. To apply please email Professor Cimino with a statement of interest and availability: ccc43@drexel.edu. Applications considered on a rolling basis.

05.10

Kline Law Mock Trial Team Tryouts

The Drexel Kline Trial Team will be holding tryouts for the 2021-2022 season.

The Drexel Kline Trial Team will be holding tryouts for the 2021-2022 season. The tryout will consist of two parts. For Part One, by May 20, 2021, applicants must fill out a Google form, submit their resumes, and record themselves performing a pre-written, two-minute opening statement. Students who receive a callback will perform a 90-second cross examination via Zoom on Sunday, May 23, 2021. The Google form, which includes complete instructions for Part One of the tryout, including the pre-written opening statement to be performed by all applicants, can be found by clicking this link.

Typically, we hold an information session about the tryout process in person. Given the circumstances, we have pre-recorded the information session to view at your convenience. The link to the information session video can be found at this link.

Finally, we understand that many students wish to participate in other co-curriculars whose tryouts/write-on periods will also occur in May. To account for this and to ensure students have plenty of time to prepare, we have drastically simplified our tryout process from years past.  

If you have any questions, you can reach out to Phil Pasquarello, our Trial Competition Director, at ppasquarello@gmail.com.

04.28

Summer 2021 Textbooks and First Week Assignments

Students can use the “Buy Books” link in Drexel One to view and buy books at the campus bookstore for the Summer 2021 Semester.

Students can use the “Buy Books” link in Drexel One to view and buy books at the campus bookstore for the Summer 2021 Semester. The First Week Assignments for the Summer 2021 Semester are posted in the Registration and Exam Center found on DragonNet.

04.26

DiveIN Provides Tips on Well Being

Leading up to exams, DiveIN will publish well-being tips on its Facebook page.

Leading up to exams, DiveIN will publish well-being tips on its Facebook page. Follow along here: facebook.com/groups/diveinklinelaw.

04.19

3Ls: Complete Pro Bono Forms by April 23

3Ls should submit their pro bono forms by Friday, April 23.

Please be sure to submit your pro bono forms by Friday, April 23 (last day of classes). Necessary forms include: Project Registration Form, Timesheet, and Evaluations (student and supervisor).

Go to Forms

04.19

Moot Court Board Tryout Timeline

Students interested in competing in this year’s Moot Court Board try out can find the timeline of this year’s competition here.

For students interested in competing in this year’s Moot Court Board try out, here is the timeline of this year’s competition:

First, students must request an anonymous ID by emailing drexelmcb21@gmail.com. The email must include their name, email, phone number, and rising class (AJDs are rising 3Ls). The deadline to retrieve the anonymous ID is May 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. 

After May 21, students will receive an email with their anonymous ID that will be used for the entirety of the tryouts. 

On May 28, the Moot Court Board will release the problem for this year’s competition. Materials for this year’s competition will include a fact pattern, a batch of sources, and a shell brief. The shell brief will include a cover page, the question(s) presented, and a statement of the facts. Competitors will only be required to write the summary of the argument and the argument sections. Like in year’s past, this year’s competition will be a CLOSED UNIVERSE. That is, the Moot Court Board will be providing the competitors with the legal materials that they will be relying on for the competition. The problem will be released on the “2021 Moot Court Internal Competition” TWEN page.

Shortly after the problem’s release, Veronica Finkelstein will host a presentation that is tailored to this year’s problem. She will give a brief overview of the relevant law, discuss brief writing tips, and provide advice on preparing for oral argument. Additional details regarding this presentation will be provided closer to the release date of this year’s problem.

Briefs will be due on June 28, 2021 at 5 p.m. Competitors will submit their briefs, using their anonymous ID, on the 2021 Moot Court Internal Competition TWEN page.

On July 1, 2021, competitors’ briefs will be posted. These briefs will be posted to help competitors prepare for oral argument.

On July 17-18, 2021, the preliminary round of oral arguments will be held on zoom. At the preliminary round, students perform oral argument twice, once “on-brief” and once “off brief.” That is, students will be expected to argue for the side for which they wrote the brief, and against it as well.

The quarterfinal, semifinal and final rounds of oral argument for the internal competition will occur once the school year has begun. 

Lastly, if you have any additional questions before the problem is released, please feel free to contact any member of the Executive Board, Olivia Szumski (oss28@drexel.edu), Danni Kitzinger (dk889@drexel.edu), Paul Macri (psm54@drexel.edu). However, if you have any questions after the problem is released, please direct those questions directly to Member Liaison, Aleks Tulacz (amt438@drexel.edu). To preserve anonymity, she will serve as the point of contact between competitors and the Executive Board.

04.19

Volunteer with the Stern CLC and Earn Pro Bono Hours

Deadline: April 30, 2021

The students will work on a variety of legal issues such as property ownership (i.e. tangled titles, property taxes), probate administration, estate planning, etc.

The Andy and Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic (Stern CLC), which is directed by Professor Rachel López, is seeking students to volunteer at the Clinic this Summer (2021). The students will be working with the Clinic’s Staff Attorney, Rodlena Sales to offer legal services to the West Philadelphia community and can use their volunteer hours toward their pro bono service requirements. Students can earn a maximum of 50 pro bono hours. 

The students will provide legal assistance and advice to individuals from the communities around Drexel’s campus. The students will work on a variety of legal issues such as property ownership (i.e. tangled titles, property taxes), probate administration, estate planning, etc. In addition, the students may have the opportunity to work with a community organization on a recreational project. 

The Stern CLC is housed in the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, which is situated at the border of Mantua and Powelton Village, two neighborhoods that are in close proximity to the Law School and University’s campus.  

If you are interested in volunteering with the Stern CLC this summer, please send a Statement of Interest and copy of your resume to Rashida West (rtw27@drexel.edu) and Rodlena Sales (ris27@drexel.edu). Please submit all materials by Friday, April 30, 2021.

04.12

SBA End of Year Raffle

Deadline: Friday, April 16, 7 p.m.

Free raffle, open to all law students!

Free raffle, open to all law students! Raffle closes Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m.

Answer the questions in this link to enter.

If you have any questions, email keb398@drexel.edu.

04.12

Important Information about Final Exams

Information about the final exam schedule, time limits, deferrals, accommodations and more.

Exam Schedule 

The exam schedule is mostly finalized and available in the Registration and Exam Center. All times are EDT, i.e., Philadelphia time.

Exam Types

  • Exam4 Common Time means everyone is taking the exam at the same time, with the exception of students who have arranged otherwise in accordance with deferment and accommodation policies. 
  • Exam4 Open Window means that the actual time limit of the exam is less than the window in which it is available (e.g., an exam with a 4-hour time limit that can be taken any time within a 24-hour window). Please pay close attention to the latest time an exam can be submitted (“Latest Due” column).
  • Blackboard Exam means the exam will be administered in Blackboard according to the conditions set out by the instructor, and you will not use the Exam4 software or website.

Exam Modes

This exam period, exams taken using Exam4 will have one of two modes, OPEN NETWORK (also called OPEN LAPTOP + NETWORK) and TAKEHOME.

  • OPEN NETWORK allows all hard drive and internet access, but does not allow students to copy and paste from outside the exam into their answer. This is mainly used for timed exams, meaning that you will open the Exam4 software and type your answer directly into it as you would for an in-person exam.
  • TAKEHOME mode allows all hard drive and internet access, and also allows copy and paste from outside the exam. This is mainly used for longer exams where you may want to save your work in a Word document gradually, and then transfer the response into Exam4 at the time of submission. You MUST ultimately transfer the response into Exam4 to submit it; you will NOT submit the Word document.

Time Limits/“Padding”

Time limits are noted in the schedule. However, please note that when you begin the exam, the due time that displays will have an additional 8 minutes added to it. That is, if you download a 3-hour exam at 9 a.m., the due time will show as 12:08 p.m. This 8 minutes is intended to give you some space to figure out how to settle into the remote exam, to resolve connectivity issues, to print the exam, and/or to make electronic markups on the exam. This 8 minutes is not meant as additional substantive time, and you should plan to submit your answer within the actual time limit so that if you do have upload issues, you will have this extra time to resolve them. The number 8 was chosen to make it clear this is padding and not part of the time expected for the exam. Again, the 8 minutes will already be reflected in the “due date” displayed by Exam4; it is not added on top of that time, and anything submitted past that time will be marked Late.

Honor Code Statement

The Honor Code Statement continues to be included in all exams and should also be submitted going forward by students with all papers and non-exam assignments for the semester. You will note that the Honor Code Statement affirmatively obligates all students to report cheating by themselves or others, and requires all students to start all exam answers/papers and assignments with the statement, “I affirm that I will abide by, and that this exam answer/paper/assignment comports with, the terms of the Honor Code Statement.” If you forget to include this sentence in your exam, you will have 24 hours from the time of exam submission to send it in an email to Theresa Gallo (tg337@drexel.edu). Failure to provide the statement will result in your exam not being graded and potential additional disciplinary consequences. Any questions about the Honor Code Statement should be directed to Dean Oates, kpo25@drexel.edu.

Exam IDs, Software, Process, and Practice 

  • Exam IDs are available through the retrieval link in the new Registration and Exam Center.
  • The exam software for this term is available to download from https://www.exam4.com/org/1163. You MUST download the finals version of the software to be able to take final exams. All students will be eligible for technical assistance regardless of whether they submit a practice exam, but it remains a really good idea to do a practice exam. 
  • A detailed Remote Exam Guide is available in the Registration and Exam Center. Common troubleshooting and the availability of support are also addressed.
  • All exam questions will be downloaded from Exam4.com unless the schedule notes the exam is being administered in Blackboard. A practice exam file will be available on Exam4.com so that you can run through the entire process described in Remote Exam Guide, if desired.

Exam Deferrals

Our regular conflict policy is in place, which is that if you have two or more exams scheduled in the same calendar day, you can request a deferral using the Exam Deferral Form. Generally, exams that span multiple days do not qualify for conflict deferral if you have an open day (i.e., a day without a scheduled exam) to take them. Additionally, deferrals may be requested, as always, for religious observance and exigent circumstance. Finally, students who are taking exams with common start times from a different (verifiable) time zone may request a delay if their exam would begin at an impractical time. All deferral requests, outside of emergency deferrals, should be submitted to LawOSA by 5 p.m. on April 16.

Exam Accommodations

Students with exam accommodations for disability will receive separate emails from Dean Gallo. If you are seeking accommodations, please ensure Dean Gallo has received or will receive your Spring 2021 AVL no later than April 23.

04.5

Register for Bar EXCEL, Kline Law’s Free Supplemental Bar Prep Course, by April 2

The free supplemental bar prep program begins May 11.

Kline School of Law’s free supplemental bar prep program is open for registration. Registration deadline is April 2. The supplemental free course begins May 11.

Learn More

03.22

New York Bar Application Opens April 1

The application filing period for the July 27-28, 2021 New York bar examination is April 1-30, 2021.

The July 2021 New York Bar Examination will be administered remotely. Application to the July 27-28, 2021 bar examination will be open to all eligible applicants. However, the Board will cap the number of applications at 10,000. The application filing period for the July 27-28, 2021 New York bar examination is April 1-30, 2021. The application will close on April 30, 2021 or when the 10,000 cap is reached.

03.15

Financial Aid for Summer 2021

Students interested in receiving financial aid for the Summer Semester at the law school should note the following.

Students interested in receiving financial aid for the Summer Semester at the law school should note the following:

  • The tuition charges this summer will be $1,065 per credit after the law school’s 33% discount is applied. The General Student Fee will be $420.
  • Law Merit Scholarships cannot be applied to summer tuition by students in the 3 year JD program. Students in joint degree programs or international programs should speak separately with their advisors about their scholarships.
  • Students taking at least 4.5 credits (half time enrollment) can take out Federal Graduate Plus Loans to cover their expenses. You can start applying for summer loans the third week of March at www.studentaid.gov. The loan is for 2020-21 (not 2021-22). The loan term is 05/24/2021 - 08/05/2021.
  • If students take out Federal Graduate Plus Loans to cover their expenses in the summer an allocation for the costs of living expenses for 2 months, as well as tuition and fees, are added to a summer student’s 2020-21 budget. Funds are scheduled to disburse around May 17, 2021 with refunds issued by the Bursar’s Office over the next two-three days.
  • There are no additional financial aid applications necessary if your FAFSA for 2020-21 is on file with the school.
  • Students in the 2 year JD program are already packaged for summer and will not need to take additional steps.

03.15

PIE Prize Applications Due March 19

Students who volunteered for the PIE Auction and met procurement requirements are eligible to apply. Students must be interning in unpaid summer public interest positions.

PIE Prize Applications are due on Friday, March 19, at noon. Students who volunteered for the PIE Auction and met procurement requirements are eligible to apply. Students must be interning in unpaid summer public interest positions. (Judicial internships and research positions with faculty are not eligible for PIE Prizes.) The Selection Committee will hold an interview with each applicant. The PIE Prize recipients will be announced by Friday, April 16. Applications can be found here and will be posted in Symplicity.

03.8

Public Interest Experience (PIE) Fundraiser

Public Interest Experience (PIE) has relaunched a crewneck sweatshirt fundraiser to raise money for students working unpaid internships in the public interest sector over the summer.

Public Interest Experience (PIE) has relaunched a crewneck sweatshirt fundraiser to raise money for students working unpaid internships in the public interest sector over the summer. Buy a sweatshirt here.

03.1

Sign Up to be a Mentor in SBA’s Mentoring Program

The program will connect incoming traditional 3-year JD and AJD students with upper-level students to help guide them through their first year.

SBA is restarting its Mentoring Program, beginning this coming summer term! The program will connect incoming traditional 3-year JD and AJD students with upper-level students to help guide them through their first year. Incoming students, given their preference, may be connected with upper-level students based on background, identity, career goals, legal interests, extra-curricular interests, OCI & pro bono interests, etc. Mentors will be provided with the 1L semester schedule that highlights major deadlines, such as the 1L brief, extracurricular opportunities, etc. Mentors will be encouraged to get to know their mentees and to regularly check in with their mentees to ensure that they are having a smooth transition into law school. Please sign up to be a mentor.

Sign-ups for mentors will be open until March 28, 2021 at 5 p.m. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mackenzie McGeehan (mm4988@drexel.edu).

03.1

Student Volunteers Needed for ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

Kline School of Law is hosting the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition on March 5-6, 2021 and needs student volunteers to help run the Zoom competition rooms.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team needs the help of student volunteers! Kline School of Law is hosting the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition on March 5-6, 2021 and needs student volunteers to help run the Zoom competition rooms.

You will receive training and detailed instructions before the competition begins. Please fill out this form with your availability.

Contact Kristin McElroy at klm527@drexel.edu or Brittany Halpern at brh67@drexel.edu with any questions.

02.22

Meet the District Attorney of Philadelphia: Virtual Recruiting Event

Tuesday, March 9, 12-1:30 p.m.

The CSO is excited to announce that the District Attorney of Philadelphia Larry Krasner is hosting a virtual recruiting event for Kline School of Law students.

The CSO is excited to announce that the District Attorney of Philadelphia Larry Krasner is hosting a virtual recruiting event for Kline School of Law students.

This event is open to all classes and will consist of DA Krasner and the First Assistants discussing careers as a progressive prosecutor and what that looks like as we all continue to navigate these unprecedented times. The program will conclude with an opportunity for student Q & A.

Registration is required: Please email erin.wexler@phila.gov to register and receive the Zoom link for the event

Applications are now being accepted for 1L and 2L internships and 3L post-grad/full time employment. Additional details and job descriptions are available in Symplcity/Job Postings.

 

02.22

Loyola 2021 Patent Law Interview Program

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program is now open. The Career Strategies Office will coordinate registration and payment for KSoL students.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2021 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday and Friday, July 22-23, 2021. This nationwide interview program targets patent law employers and rising 2L and 3L students. The 2021 Patent Law Interview Program will be a fully virtual job fair.

Last year roughly 150 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,300 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 are highly encouraged to register for this 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 Patent Law Interview Program is now open. The Career Strategies Office will coordinate registration and payment for KSoL students. Please complete and return the attached registration form to Jen Moore jdm368@drexel.edu by no later than Monday, March 15.  

Loyola program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address provided on your registration form. Please direct any questions about the program to the Career Strategies Office - Jen Moore will serve as the main point person jdm368@drexel.edu

Note: There is a non-refundable $40 dollar registration fee which will be paid by the Career Strategies Office. This is a national job fair with opportunities throughout the U.S. Be open to great possibilities in IP law outside of Philadelphia. We ask that you register for this event only if you intend to participate. 

02.22

Faculty Legal Research Fellows – Paid Summer Positions

Faculty Legal Research Fellow positions provide a terrific opportunity where you, the student, will have the chance to work with a member of the faculty through the course of the summer to assist that faculty member on an academic project or projects.

Faculty Legal Research Fellow positions provide a terrific opportunity where you, the student, will have the chance to work with a member of the faculty through the course of the summer to assist that faculty member on an academic project or projects. Through the second half of February and the first half of March, you will be able to find Faculty Legal Research Fellow job postings on the Symplicity job board. Be sure to remain on the lookout for these postings and to follow the application instructions as they appear.

To view FAQs about the Faculty Legal Research Fellow positions, click here.

Please review these FAQs before applying, and feel free to reach out to the CSO with any other questions!

02.22

Updated Employer Lists on Symplicity

For those of you looking for resources to help you in your law firm job search or networking efforts, we have a few new employer lists that should be helpful.

For those of you looking for resources to help you in your law firm job search or networking efforts, we have a few new employer lists that should be helpful. If you are interested, be sure to check the Symplicity Document Library (in “Resources”) for the following lists:

  1. The 2020 Am Law 100
  2. Law 360 – 400 Largest U.S. Law Firms By Attorney Headcount (2020)
  3. Philadelphia Business Journal – 2020 “Largest Law Firms in Philadelphia Region”
  4. Legal Intelligencer – 2020 “100 Largest Law Firms in Pennsylvania”
  5. NJ Law Journal Largest Law Firms of 2020
  6. Washington Business Journal – 2020 “Largest Law Firms in Greater D.C.”
  7. Philadelphia Business Journal – 2020 “Intellectual Property Law Firms in Greater Philadelphia”

Let the CSO know if you have any questions!

02.22

Register for Summer Courses

The Summer 2021 course schedule will be available sometime today or tomorrow on the DrexelOne system/Web Term Master Schedule, and on DragonNet.

The Summer 2021 course schedule will be available sometime today or tomorrow on the DrexelOne system/Web Term Master Schedule, and on DragonNet. Registration for all students for Summer 2021 will open April 2, 2021 at 12:15 p.m. Eastern time.

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