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Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities

Apply by Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers with graduate students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense, is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers with highly motivated college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

Eligible students must:

  • have a disability and be eligible under the Schedule A hiring authority
  • be a United States citizen
  • be currently enrolled in a degree program on a substantially full-time basis OR have graduated with a degree on or after April 1, 2018.

Please note that candidates must reapply each program year to continue to participate.

If you are interested in applying to the program and interviewing with a representative from WRP, please visit wrp.gov and click on the student registration button to get started!

For more information or questions about WRP, please contact Jen Moore (jdm368@drexel.edu).

Registration will close October 11. All application materials must be uploaded to the WRP site by October 15 by 11:59 p.m. PST. No late applications will be accepted. You will need time to get your registration approved by your Coordinator, gather your resume and transcript, and complete your application, so please don’t delay!

09.16

Annual Fall Rutgers-Drexel Invitational 5K Run

Event Date: Friday, September 27, at 4:30 p.m.

Come join Rutgers Law and Drexel University Kline School of Law at the Annual Fall Rutgers-Drexel Invitational 5K Run.

Come join Rutgers Law and Drexel University Kline School of Law at the Annual Fall Rutgers-Drexel Invitational 5K Run! (Free entry, no prizes, walkers welcome, accuracy of distance, timekeeping and other organization not guaranteed.)

Event sponsors, Professors Bill McNichol, Amy Boss and Roger Clark, invite you to join your fellow students, faculty and alumni, as we start fall off on the right foot!

The run will be on a wooded, out-and-back course on Forbidden Drive. The start/finish will be in front of Valley Green Inn. Parking available.

After the run, Professor McNichol invites all runners, timekeepers and hangers-on to his home for beer, pizza and good cheer!

RSVP (for estimating catering numbers):
Roger Clark: rsclark@camden.rutgers.edu
Amy Boss: aboss@drexel.edu

09.9

Venture Cafe Philadelphia

Free mini-conference every Thursday at 3675 Market Street

The event is a weekly mini-conference, with multiple sessions that you can pick and choose from, with new content each week.

Interested in learning more about the innovation ecosystem in Philadelphia? Looking to network with potential employers and clients? Looking to simply get off campus (but not too far)? You’re invited to attend Venture Cafe Philadelphia, a weekly gathering at 3675 Market Street from 3 to 8 p.m. (free to attend). The event is a weekly mini-conference, with multiple sessions that you can pick and choose from, with new content each week. Attendees can choose to come and go as they please and may choose to participate in sessions or just hang out and meet people.

Details

  • Where: 3675 Market Street, 3rd Floor
  • When: Every Thursday, 3 to 8 pm.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Bonus: Up to three free drinks (wine, cider, beer, non-alcoholic) each week.
  • No prior registration required.

Contact: Eamon Gallagher, ’13, eg395@drexel.edu for more information.

09.9

Mandatory Exam Workshops

All JD students who began this Fall are required to attend one of two exam workshops, September 16 or 17.

All JD students who began this Fall are required to attend one of two exam workshops:

  • For students in Civil Procedure Section 1 - Monday, September 16, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Room 240
  • For students in Civil Procedure Section 2 - Tuesday, September 17, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Room 140

The workshop will review exam procedures and allow students to download the required software and walk through a practice exam ahead of midterms. The workshop will simulate an exam, including the prohibition of bags and electronics, and students will receive additional information about the permitted materials policy before the workshop. No food will be provided, but students are welcome to bring lunch.

09.4

CSO Staffing Announcement

Starting today, Jane Scarpellino will be joining us on a part-time, temporary basis to help with student advising as we move forward to hire a full-time Director.

Please welcome Jane Scarpellino to the Career Strategies Office. Starting today, Jane will be joining us on a part-time, temporary basis to help with student advising as we move forward to hire a full-time Director.

Jane comes to the CSO with strong prior law school career counseling experience. She worked at both Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and Valparaiso University School of Law. Drop by the CSO to greet Jane in Room 321 of the CSO.

This week, Jane will be handling drop in appointments for quick questions, interview prep, as well as resume and cover letter reviews. Jane will be in the CSO on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

09.3

IAPP Courses: Kline Students and Alumni Eligible for Discounts

Prep for the CIPP/E and CIPM certification exams

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

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

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

Register now before seats fill.

09.3

2Ls: Apply for the Carl “Tobey” Oxholm Summer Fellowship

Deadline: Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Fellowship is open to all second-year students who have an interest and seek to explore a career in local government through a hands-on experience in the Solicitor’s Office during summer 2020.

The Kline School of Law is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Carl “Tobey” Oxholm Summer Fellowship with the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office.

The Fellowship is open to all second-year students who have an interest and seek to explore a career in local government through a hands-on experience in the Solicitor’s Office during summer 2020. The winner of this fellowship prize of $10,000 will be paid in May 2020.

All interested 2L students should submit the following application materials to Jen Moore at jdm368@drexel.edu by Thursday, October 17, 2019.

Late submissions will not be considered.

  1. Résumé
  2. A personal statement (two pages maximum)
    • highlighting your past experience and/or interest in municipal government
    • explaining why a summer in the Solicitor’s Office “fits” who you are and what you think you might want to do after graduation
    • identifying two to three (maximum) practice group units within the Solicitor’s Office where you would prefer to work (ranking your preference and explaining your choices)
  3. A personal reference from one of your professors at the law school, providing insight into what you would bring to the internship.

To learn more about the City Solicitor’s Office and its practice group units, visit phila.gov/law.

09.3

Join the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Inn of Court

Apply by September 20, 2019

The American Inns of Court is an organization committed to civility and professionalism through thoughtful study and the nurturing of professional relationships.

2L and 3L JD students are invited to apply for the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is an organization committed to civility and professionalism through thoughtful study and the nurturing of professional relationships. You can read more about the American Inns of Court movement at home.innsofcourt.org.

We have commitments from several judges, experienced attorneys, alumni, and law professors who are excited to embark on this endeavor. This will be a general Inn of Court and will not focus on a particular practice area. Lawyers, judges and law students are organized into teams and each team has the responsibility for presenting one program a year on a legal topic of its choosing. This entails research, creativity, team building, and leadership skills. The CSO will cover the membership fee with your Student Professional Development Fund (SPDF).

Apply by sending a resume and a short personal statement (one or two paragraphs) expressing the reasons for your interest to attorney Scott Berger at scott.berger@colorado.edu. We hope you can commit to all seven sessions (listed below), but we understand that spring classes have not been scheduled yet.

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (year-end celebration)

All meetings will take place at the Kline Institute for Trial Advocacy at 12th and Chestnut Street. The deadline to apply is September 20, 2019.

Q. What is an Inn of Court?
A. An association of lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students dedicated to professional excellence. Our Inn is affiliated with the national American Inns of Court organization. There are Inns across the country, and Inns in England that date from the 14th century.

Q. How does joining the Inn benefit me?
A. You have the opportunity to network with judges, lawyers from multiple practice areas, and law professors. You will be provided with opportunities for mentorship from distinguished members of the bench and bar. Also, the Inns of Court are well-known and recognized by attorneys across the country, including future employers, as a hallmark of dedication to excellence.

Q. What would I do as part of an Inn of Court?
A. You will be part of our regular meetings which offer networking and socialization, mentorship, and education through presentations on a variety of legal issues.

Q. When and where are the meetings?
A. Most of the meetings are approximately monthly on Tuesday evenings and are held at the Trial Advocacy Institute.

Q. How to I join?
A. Email your resume to: scott.berger@colorado.edu.

For more information, visit our website at: innsofcourt.org/inns/drexelinn

08.25

Join the Justinian Society

Founded in 1935, the Justinian Society is a legal organization comprised of attorneys, judges and law students of Italian-ancestry. Located in Philadelphia, the Society's members celebrate generations of involvement within the legal community.

Founded in 1935, the Justinian Society is a legal organization comprised of attorneys, judges and law students of Italian-ancestry. Located in Philadelphia, the Society's members celebrate generations of involvement within the legal community.

Justinian Society members are engaged in activities directed toward fostering a spirit of good fellowship, maintaining honor and dignity of the legal profession, performing civic duties, administering justice, and promoting the study of law. The Society promotes continuing education in law, supports the advancement of qualified and distinguished Justinians in public office, serves the Italian-American legal profession and the community, and strives to uphold a positive image and take action against negative stereotyping against Italian-Americans.

The Society sponsors quarterly luncheons and events honoring members of the bench and bar as well as members of our community. One such honor, the Cesare Beccaria Award, is co-sponsored with the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Society members are actively involved national, state and local Bar Associations. Members regularly participate in nonprofit endeavors and scholarship programming including the Justinian Foundation. Each year the society, through the Justinian Foundation, awards two scholarships to outstanding law students in the Philadelphia region. The Society also contributes to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and supports the elections of its members.

Membership is only $15 for law students. More details and the application form can be found on our website.

08.25

Fall Dean's Scholars

Successful upper-level students provide supplemental instruction to first-year students in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Torts. Read on for the list of Fall Dean's Scholars.

Contracts (Prof. Boss)

George Gabrieliants ’20
george.v.gabrieliants@drexel.edu

Spencer Plante ’21
spencer.k.plante@drexel.edu

Torts (Prof. Furrow) 

Jens Defoor ’20  
jens.defoor@drexel.edu   

Jessica Stauring ’21
jessica.m.stauring@drexel.edu

Torts (Prof. Geisinger)   

Nathan Orians  ’21                                                                                               
nathan.n.orians@drexel.edu                                                                            

Kathleen Princivalle ’21
kathleen.m.princivalle@drexel.edu

Sebnem Dugmeoglu ’21
sebnem.r.dugmeqglu@drexel.edu                                                                  

Brian Loughnane ’21
brian.loughnane@drexel.edu

Con Law (Prof. Abu El Haj)

Zach Sigda ’20 
zachariah.sigda@drexel.edu

Rob Waeltz ’20
robert.j.waeltz@drexel.edu

Con Law (Prof. Cohen)

Gabrielle Gesek ’20
gabrielle.mary.gesek@drexel.edu

Ryan Lim ’20
ryan.z.lim@drexel.edu

Property Prof. Kahan

Scott Leopold ’20
scott.leopold@drexel.edu

Keith Petersen ’20
reginald.k.petersen@drexel.edu

Civ Pro (Prof. Iannarone)

Reece McGovern ’21
reece.mcgovern@drexel.edu

Isabella Cazacu ’21
maria.i.cazacu@drexel.edu

Civ Pro (Prof. Quinn)

Gabriela Sanchez ’21
gabriella.s.sanchez@drexel.edu

Whitney Petrie ’21
whitney.amber.petrie@drexel.edu

Contracts (Prof. Oates)

Perry Cox ’21
michael.perry.cox@drexel.edu

Con Law – AJD (Prof. Garfield)

Olivia Cypher ’20
olivia.c.cypher@drexel.edu

08.19

Family Room Established on Second Floor

The DiveIN committee has established the Family Room, which is located within the Second Floor Gallery (the former Trial Team office), for community members who are parents of young children.

In recognition of the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and infants, the Kline School of Law supports the rights of nursing mothers at school and in the workplace. The DiveIN committee has established the Family Room, which is located within the Second Floor Gallery (the former Trial Team office), for community members who are parents of young children.

The Family Room is a designated private area for lactation and includes comfortable seating, a mini refrigerator for temporary storage and a changing table. The Family Room is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This new room is an example of KSoL’s continuing commitment to fostering a culture where diversity, equity, engagement and inclusion are ingrained into everything we do.

To gain access to the Family Room, please reach out to the DiveIN Committee at divein_klinelaw@drexel.edu or contact Danielle Boardley or Dean Oates directly.

08.19

5 Things to Know to Prepare for the New Semester

Welcome back from the Office of Student Affairs. Read on for information regarding course schedules, add/drop and more.

We hope you had a wonderful summer! Please take some time to look over the information below in preparation for the new semester.

Academic Information

  • Course Schedules and Information: A reminder that grid schedules, exam schedules and first-week assignments have all been posted HERE. Assignments are updated up to the start, and professors may also email/post assignments separately.
  • Add/Drop: Upper-level students may add and drop self-registered classes online through Sunday, September 1. If you change the total number of credits you are registered for, remember to check your eBill! Permission is needed from Dean Oates to add or drop required courses (1L/Con Law), and students will receive W grades for any withdrawal request after September 1. September 1 is also the deadline for students to submit approved paperwork for Independent Studies or Field Practica.

December Graduation

Students who intend to graduate in December should apply for their degree through DrexelOne by Friday, September 27. Under the Academics tab, click “Apply for Graduation” on the right. If you have any changes to make, such as adding or removing a concentration or changing your legal name, please do so before applying. 2020 Commencement will take place the morning of Thursday, May 21 at the Kimmel Center.

Other Reminders

  • Academic Calendar: No classes will be held on Labor Day or Election Day. Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26 substitute for these days. Classes are held on Columbus Day.
  • The AY 2019-20 Handbook is available.

08.19

Exam Notice for Apple Users: MacOS Catalina

Catalina is not yet supported by the exam software we use here at the law school. There is a chance that if updated, you will not be able to take exams on your machine.

In the next couple of weeks, Apple will be releasing a new operating system (version 10.15) for Macs known as Catalina. 

Catalina is not yet supported by the exam software we use here at the law school. There is a chance that if updated, you will not be able to take exams on your machine. It is important to note any messages you might receive from Apple regarding updating your software. If you fear you may have automatic updates enabled, please follow the instructions below to disable them.

1. Click the Apple logo on the top left and open System Preferences.
2. Click on App Store. Now you’ll see a bunch of options dealing with automatic updates on macOS.
3. To disable automatic updates, click on the tick mark next to Automatically check for updates to uncheck it, which is checked by default.

We will keep you posted as soon as we get word that an Exam 4 download is available and functional for this update.
Please email lawtech@drexel.edu with any questions.

08.19

Student Volunteers Needed to Welcome Incoming Class on August 12

Email Olivia Hackett by August 6 if you wish to volunteer

Volunteer to facilitate discussion, answer questions and provide peer advice to 1Ls during New Student Orientation.

OSA is looking for students to volunteer in welcoming our incoming class on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019!

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 be available on Aug. 12 at 12:15 p.m. 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 August 6 if you wish to volunteer, and include your phone number and t-shirt size. We will touch base with volunteers again before Aug. 12 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!

07.29

Fall 2019 Federal Work-Study Internship Opportunity with the Public Interest Law Center

Apply by August 13, 2019

Work-study students receive significant responsibilities on legal projects in the areas of voting, education, housing, employment, health care and environmental justice. Before you apply, contact Maja Winton at lawfinance@drexel.edu

Important Notice: Before you apply, please contact Maja Winton at lawfinance@drexel.edu to ensure that you have adequate funding to participate and attain information on the necessary steps for work-study internship participation (work-study request form, internship site agreement, onboarding, etc.).

Public Interest Law Center
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.pubintlaw.org

The Public Interest Law Center is seeking work-study law students for the fall of 2019. Work-study students receive significant responsibilities on substantive legal projects in the areas of voting, education, housing, employment, health care, and environmental justice. Assignments include legal research and writing; drafting briefs, pleadings, and discovery requests; reviewing and analyzing discovery responses and documents; interviewing clients and witnesses; and preparing policy memoranda and proposed legislation. Students become part of a close-knit group of attorneys, advocates, and others committed to social justice.

The Public Interest Law Center seeks applicants having:

  1. Excellent analytical and research skills
  2. Demonstrated excellence in legal writing
  3. Initiative and creativity
  4. Collaborative skills and capacity for teamwork with colleagues and clients
  5. Enthusiasm about PILC’s mission.

Nationally renowned, the Public Interest Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to advance the civil, social, and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty. The organization combines targeted litigation, legal advice, community education, advocacy, and organizing to secure individuals’ access to fundamental resources and services, including a high-quality education, health care, housing, community services, employment, a healthy neighborhood, and the right to vote.

  • Application Deadline: August 13, 2019.
  • Internship dates: September 10-November 26.
  • Weekly Hours: 15-20 maximum
  • Number of Positions available: 1-6

To apply, submit electronically or via postal mail a resume and writing sample, along with a 1-2 page cover letter stating your reasons for seeking a position at the Public Interest Law Center, to:

William Burstein
Public Interest Law Center
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
wburstein@pubintlaw.org

07.15

GPALS Philadelphia Job Fair

Apply by August 2, 2019

The Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools ("GPALS") are excited to announce the GPALS Philadelphia Job Fair being held on Friday, September 20, 2019. Student registration is now open.

The Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools ("GPALS") are excited to announce the GPALS Philadelphia Job Fair being held on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pa. Student registration is now open.

Instructions which explain how to register and apply for the fair were sent to 2Ls & 3Ls by email. All applications will be collected online through the GPALS Symplicity site. All participating employers are listed on the site (along with the class years for which they are recruiting).

(Please note: the GPALS Symplicity site is not the same as your Drexel Kline School of Law Symplicity site. Please use the link above to access the GPALS Symplicity site.)

This fair presents a wonderful opportunity for Philadelphia area law students! Legal employers are recruiting students from all GPALS law schools including Penn, Temple, Villanova, Rutgers, Penn State, Widener and Drexel. We look forward to your enthusiastic and successful participation.

Any questions, please contact the Career Strategies Office – we are happy to help.

Employer List

Student Instructions

07.15

The Princeton Review Opinion Survey

Complete by August 15, 2019

All current students are asked to provide feedback about your experience in the JD program for the annual Princeton Review opinion survey.

All current students are asked to provide feedback about your experience in the JD program for the annual Princeton Review opinion survey. Your insights on academics, career preparation, internships, social life, clubs, school traditions and interactions with professors and students will help prospective students who are wondering if the Kline School of Law will be a good fit for them.

The survey is administered by the Princeton Review. Your feedback will be anonymous.

It’ll take you about 10 minutes to complete: https://secure.princetonreview.com/studentsurvey/Home/lawsurvey

07.1

Drexel Law Review Welcomes New Members

Congratulations to the new members of the Drexel Law Review!

Congratulations to the new members of the Drexel Law Review

  • Michael Bonner
  • Krystal Bordoni-Cowley
  • Kelley Bregenzer
  • Louise Chakejian
  • Michael Perry Cox
  • Sara Curley
  • Thomas Deenis
  • Patrick Devine
  • Robert Donovan
  • Caitlin Dryden
  • Bailey Ebby
  • Sarah Fishel
  • Justine Fuga
  • Kaley Gordon
  • Kenneth Grozier
  • Cassidy Heiserman
  • Brian Loughnane
  • Amy Lyon
  • Alyssa Mallgrave
  • Kristin McElroy
  • Reece McGovern
  • Jessica Melusky
  • Shane Morris
  • Ryan Nasino
  • Yosef Palanker
  • Kayla Panek
  • Wes Peltzman
  • Whitney Petrie
  • Spencer Plante
  • Evan Poulgrain
  • Kathleen Princivalle
  • Brittany Schrader
  • Sandhya Taneja
  • Peter Terreri
  • Alexa Tzarnas
  • Gillian Vernick

07.1

Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship

Apply by September 15, 2019

The purpose of the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels.

The purpose of the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. This will provide increased participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation. The fellow's responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with PLD membership recruitment and retention activities, creating web resources for membership, and significant involvement in PLD's Early Career Program Committee.

Learn More

07.1

Review Your Symplicity Profile

And when you get a moment, update your resume.

As you prepare for the busy on- and off-campus recruiting season, you’ll want to be sure all your information is correct and complete. It's time to check your profile and make updates and corrections. As you prepare for the busy on- and off-campus recruiting season, you’ll want to be sure all your information is correct (grad date, class year) AND complete. Fill in missing information and contact Jen Moore jdm368@drexel.edu if something needs fixing.

06.10

All-gender Restrooms on First and Third Floors

The Kline School of Law is committed to creating an open and inclusive environment that honors the identity of our community members. We take another important step in that direction as we introduce two all-gender bathrooms within the law school.

The Kline School of Law is committed to creating an open and inclusive environment that honors the identity of our community members. We take another important step in that direction as we introduce two all-gender bathrooms within the law school. One is located on the first floor (replacing the men’s room) and the other on the third floor (replacing the women’s room).

We welcome your thoughtful insights. If you have a question or suggestion related to the all-gender restrooms, please feel free to reach out to the DiveIN committee at divein_klinelaw@drexel.edu.

06.10

AILA Diversity and Inclusion Law School Scholarships

Deadline: June 28, 2019

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Diversity & Inclusion Committee is offering five (5) scholarships to deserving AILA law school members who are engaged and interested in the area of immigration law. The scholarship is open to any law school student who is also a member of a diverse population group.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Diversity & Inclusion Committee is offering five (5) scholarships to deserving AILA law school members who are engaged and interested in the area of immigration law. The scholarship is open to any law school student who is also a member of a diverse population group.

Our scholarship program continues to reaffirm AILA's commitment to diversity within AILA, legal education, and the legal profession. Diversity includes a broad array of backgrounds and life experiences, including AILA members and future AILA members from groups or with skills or attributes that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and specifically including AILA members and future AILA members from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The AILA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships provide financial assistance to qualified law school students from diverse population groups underrepresented in the legal profession and our organization.

The scholarships includes full payment of $750 issued directly to the awardee, a FREE AILA Law School Student Membership, and an AILALink subscription for one year. The scholarship money will be taxed based on current IRS guidelines.

Learn More

05.28

ABA Diversity Moot Court Competition

Apply by June 3, 2019

The ABA Forum on Communications Law invites qualified law students to apply to participate in the Twelfth Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition.

The moot court Hypothetical Case involves timely issues of national significance in the field of media law. The Hypothetical Case for the 2018-19 Competition focused on whether a website operator is shielded from liability for copyright infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for an unflattering copyrighted video regarding a fundamentalist Christian pastor who was a candidate for the local school board that was produced and uploaded by an unpaid contributor on the website operator’s site, and whether the “fair use” defense shielded the website operator from liability for publishing a meme that added commentary to a single still frame taken from the copyrighted video for both journalistic and parodic purposes.

Learn More

05.28

New Summer Students: Pick Up a Free Ticket to See the June 21 Phillies-Marlins Game

Tickets are limited.

New Summer students are invited to join prospective students and alumni for the Phillies game on June 21 (Chase Utley Retirement Night). New Summer students are invited to join prospective students and alumni for the Phillies game on June 21 (Chase Utley Retirement Night). The game begins at 7:05 p.m., but we’ll be meeting up at Xfinity for some appetizers beforehand beginning at 5 p.m. Pick up your free ticket in the Office of Student Affairs (Suite 450)! At this time, we cannot accommodate guests, and tickets are limited to one per student.

05.28

2019 Delaware Minority Job Fair

Apply by June 10, 2019

The Delaware Minority Job Fair Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association invites 2Ls and 3Ls to apply for an invitation to participate in the 2019 Delaware Minority Job Fair, which takes place August 3, 2019.

The Delaware Minority Job Fair Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association invites law students to apply for an invitation to participate in the 2019 Delaware Minority Job Fair for 2L and 3L students, to be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Widener University Delaware Law School (Wilmington, DE). The Job Fair was founded by a consortium of Delaware law firm, corporate, and public sector/interest legal employers interested in promoting diversity and inclusion in the Delaware bar by encouraging interested law students to explore summer and full-time opportunities to work in Delaware. There are 17 Delaware Law Firms interviewing students. The Job Fair begins each year with a networking breakfast, continues with brief remarks about Delaware’s legal community and practice, and concludes after a half-day of interviews. Interviewing employers, Job Fair sponsors, and distinguished members of the Delaware bench and bar attend the networking breakfast to mingle and share information with the invited students.

Students pre-selected by 2 or more employers will receive an invitation to attend the Job Fair by early July and be asked to accept or decline their interview invitations by mid-July. Invited students must make their own arrangements to travel to Wilmington, DE to attend the Job Fair. The Job Fair plans to reimburse reasonable travel expenses of students in accordance with our policy.

The Career Strategies Office encourages you to submit applications to the Job Fair's Symplicity recruiting site (a partnership site between the Delaware Minority Job Fair and the Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair). See Symplicity/Events for full details or contact CSO staff.

05.28

Stradley Ronon Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: July 12, 2019

A paid 10-week summer position, fulfilled through a 6-week internship with Stradley at the firm’s Philadelphia office, followed immediately by a 4-week internship with the in-house legal department of a corporate partner.

A collaboration between Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP (“Stradley”) and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (“APABA-PA”), the Stradley / APABA-PA Diversity Scholarship Program (“Scholarship”) was established to identify, support, and train exceptionally qualified diverse law students who demonstrate the characteristics needed to become future leaders in the legal profession.

Learn More

05.28

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.

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'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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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

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