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Ballard Spahr 17th Annual Resume Writing and Interview Workshop for Diverse First-Year Law Students

March 1, 5-8 p.m.

Ballard Spahr cordially invites six KSoL diverse first-year law students to participate in the firm’s 17th Annual Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills Workshop, which will be held in person, on March 1, 2023. Ballard’s Diverse Lawyers Group hosts this event each year to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.

Location/In-Person: Ballard Spahr 1735 Market Street, 48th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Career Strategies Office is acutely aware of the difficulty for law students to get noticed in a competitive job market. A strong resume and solid interviewing skills are often the primary ways students can distinguish themselves.

To help students develop these critical skills, Ballard Spahr cordially invites six KSoL diverse first-year law students to participate in the firm’s 17th Annual Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills Workshop, which will be held in person, on March 1, 2023. Ballard’s Diverse Lawyers Group hosts this event each year to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.

Participating students will have the opportunity to meet with practicing legal professionals in one-on-one sessions designed to provide frank and informative feedback on the materials and skills necessary for landing a position in the legal field.

Due to the individualized nature of the workshop, space is limited. CSO will maintain a waitlist of two students who will be accommodated if space allows.

Program
After a presentation on resume writing and interviewing, students will participate in mock interviews with practicing attorneys and will receive individualized feedback.

How Do I Sign up?
Step One – RSVP by sending an email to Jen Moore jdm368@drexel.edu This program is first come, first serve - if selected, you will receive confirmation from the CSO.
Step Two – Confirmed participants should submit a resume & cover letter to Jen Moore by February 6th.

[Pro tip - to get the most from this program, prepare your materials as if you were applying to Ballard for a summer associate position.]

01.30

1L Summer Internship Opportunities for Law Students with Disabilities

The ABA Commission on Disability Rights is offering exciting internship opportunities for law students with disabilities for the summer of 2023, in partnership with four leading corporations. All internships are open to students who will have completed their first year of law school in good standing, and offer a chance for these students to develop their skills and further their careers.

The ABA Commission on Disability Rights is offering exciting internship opportunities for law students with disabilities for the summer of 2023, in partnership with four leading corporations. All internships are open to students who will have completed their first year of law school in good standing, and offer a chance for these students to develop their skills and further their careers. More information for all four can be found below:  

01.30

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers – Confidential Zoom Sessions

Monday, January 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom

Laurie Besden, Esq., Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) of PA, will be available for virtual one-on-one sessions on Monday, January 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Students who would like to request a confidential meeting with Laurie should email her directly at laurie@lclpa.org and she will send you a Zoom link. Laurie Besden, Esq., Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) of PA, will be available for virtual one-on-one sessions on Monday, January 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Students who would like to request a confidential meeting with Laurie should email her directly at laurie@lclpa.org and she will send you a Zoom link.

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

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

01.23

Law Student Scholarships to the Environmental Law Forum

Deadline: January 27

Each scholarship includes free tuition to the two-day program, the Environmental & Energy Law Section Dinner on Wed. March 15, and hotel accommodations for the nights of March 14 and March 15 at the Harrisburg Hilton for those not living in the Harrisburg area. The scholarship also covers hotel parking and a mileage reimbursement for travel to Harrisburg.

Law Student Scholarships to the Environmental Law Forum

When: March 15-16, 2023

Where: Harrisburg Hilton & Towers
One North Second Street
(2nd & Market Streets)
Harrisburg, PA

What is the ELF? The Environmental Law Forum is the premiere continuing legal education program for environmental attorneys in Pennsylvania. It attracts 250+ practicing attorneys and covers several environmental topics, including courses on renewable energy, climate change, water and air issues, and litigation updates. It is also home to the annual Environmental and Energy Law Section dinner, which is a “must attend” event for all environmental attorneys.

Details: The Environmental & Energy Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association sponsors scholarships for two students from each of Pennsylvania's nine law schools to attend the Environmental Law Forum.

What’s Included: Each scholarship includes free tuition to the two-day program, the Environmental & Energy Law Section Dinner on Wed. March 15, and hotel accommodations for the nights of March 14 and March 15 at the Harrisburg Hilton for those not living in the Harrisburg area. The scholarship also covers hotel parking and a mileage reimbursement for travel to Harrisburg.

How to Apply: Contact your law school’s career services office or environmental law professors. Each school will internally select students for the scholarships. If your school prefers not to internally select students, you may submit your resume along with a short essay (250 words maximum) detailing what you hope to get out of attending the Environmental Law Forum to Andrew Bockis at andrew.bockis@saul.com.

Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2023

Questions? Contact Andrew Bockis
Chair, Environmental & Energy Law Section
andrew.bockis@saul.com
(717) 257-7520

01.23

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

If you are able to volunteer, email Earthen Johnson at eej23@drexel.edu by Friday, January 28 and let her know your preferred time slot. If you don’t have a preference or can do both slots, please state that as well. Volunteering with the competition is a great way to learn more about the M-B program and will be viewed favorably in the application/interview process!

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

Our current M-B Fellows are hard at work coaching their high school students for our local Drexel competition, which we are holding virtually via Zoom on Saturday, February 18, 2023. Please consider volunteering to bailiff (1Ls) or judge (2/3Ls) for the morning preliminary rounds (9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), afternoon semi-final rounds (1-4 p.m.), or both.

If you are able to volunteer, email Earthen Johnson at eej23@drexel.edu by Friday, January 28 and let her know your preferred time slot. If you don’t have a preference or can do both slots, please state that as well. Volunteering with the competition is a great way to learn more about the M-B program and will be viewed favorably in the application/interview process!

01.23

Temporary OSA Staff Changes

Olivia O’Malley is currently on leave. For inquiries involving university facilities and event reservations that Liv would normally handle, please contact Mallory Heller. Mallory will be working out of Room 416, and is reachable at mah498@drexel.edu or 215.571.4751. While Mallory is handling operations, there will be a temporary coordinator in the Office of Student Affairs, Shira Rice. Shira will be in OSA, Suite 450, and can be reached at lawosa@drexel.edu or 215.571.4812. Please continue to use lawosa@drexel.edu for all general OSA inquiries. This email is monitored by both Shira and Dean Gallo.



Olivia O’Malley is currently on leave. For inquiries involving university facilities and event reservations that Liv would normally handle, please contact Mallory Heller. Mallory will be working out of Room 416, and is reachable at mah498@drexel.edu or 215.571.4751.

While Mallory is handling operations, there will be a temporary coordinator in the Office of Student Affairs, Shira Rice. Shira will be in OSA, Suite 450, and can be reached at lawosa@drexel.edu or 215.571.4812.

Please continue to use lawosa@drexel.edu for all general OSA inquiries. This email is monitored by both Shira and Dean Gallo.

01.10

Patent Bar Presentations Online for Students

If you are a student with a degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, or related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, Practising Law Institute (PLI) invites you to an online presentation by Mark Dighton, PLI's Director of Law School Relations and Administrative Director of their Patent Office Exam Course.

If you are a student with a degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, or related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, Practising Law Institute (PLI) invites you to an online presentation by Mark Dighton, PLI's Director of Law School Relations and Administrative Director of their Patent Office Exam Course. Topics for discussion include:

  • The latest info on the Patent Office Exam,
  • Who can take it,
  • How it works (it's on computer and “on demand”),
  • When you should take it (you don't need to…and probably shouldn't…wait until you graduate), and
  • Recommendations on when and how to study for this very difficult Exam.

Scholarships to PLI's other IP programs will also be discussed.

Just sign up for ONE of the presentations below. (All five talks are the same.) All times are EST.

01.10

Weekly Writing Group

Unhappy with your grade in Legal Methods I? Want to improve on your legal analysis and writing? Come to our weekly Writing Group! It meets each Monday from January 30 to March 27 from 12:15-1:15 in Room 301. (bring your own lunch). Each week, we will review a case relevant to your Legal Methods II brief and practice writing. No homework, just practice and feedback. Led by Writing Specialist, Professor Coleman. Unhappy with your grade in Legal Methods I? Want to improve on your legal analysis and writing? Come to our weekly Writing Group! It meets each Monday from January 30 to March 27 from 12:15-1:15 in Room 301. (bring your own lunch). Each week, we will review a case relevant to your Legal Methods II brief and practice writing. No homework, just practice and feedback. Led by Writing Specialist, Professor Coleman.

01.10

Call for Judges: Pennsylvania/New Jersey Regional Mock Trial for the National Trial Competition

The Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law are co-hosting the Pennsylvania/New Jersey regional tournament for the National Trial Competition. This is one of the oldest and most prestigious law school trial advocacy competitions in the country. We are hoping you might sign up to judge one or more trials.

The Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law are co-hosting the Pennsylvania/New Jersey regional tournament for the National Trial Competition. This is one of the oldest and most prestigious law school trial advocacy competitions in the country. We are hoping you might sign up to judge one or more trials.

The tournament will be held at the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice (1301 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107).

Judge orientation will be held via Zoom on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 8 PM -- that way, if you're judging multiple rounds, you only need to watch the orientation once. No other preparation is required.

Here is the schedule. The times are meant to be all-inclusive (check-in, trial, and post-round feedback).

  • Round 1: Friday, February 10, 2023 - 5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
  • Round 2: Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Round 3: Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 2:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
  • Semi-Final: Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Sign Up to Judge Mock Trial

01.3

Hodgson Russ Reception

January 5

Are you interested in a career and not just a job? Maybe you call the greater Buffalo/Rochester area home or are looking for a new place to call home after law school? Join the attorneys at Hodgson Russ for an evening reception to learn about our firm, professional development, summer associate opportunities, and so much more! Are you interested in a career and not just a job? Maybe you call the greater Buffalo/Rochester area home or are looking for a new place to call home after law school?

Join the attorneys at Hodgson Russ for an evening reception to learn about our firm, professional development, summer associate opportunities, and so much more!

Let us welcome you home ~ where your career is waiting for you!

Thursday, January, 5, 2023
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Beer, Wine & Food

The Guaranty Building | Hodgson Russ LLP
140 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
RSVP by 12/30 to careers@hodgsonruss.com.
Please include your full name, school and graduation year.

Parking will be validated. Detail to follow to all RSVPs.

To learn more about our firm, visit https://www.hodgsonruss.com/

Students can visit our website to apply: https://www.hodgsonruss.com/careers-program.html

12.5

Thank a Teacher Program

Great teachers make a difference at Drexel. These instructors challenge and inspire us. They support us through difficult times and help us to surpass our own expectations. The Teaching and Learning Center invites you to publicly say thanks to a Drexel University instructor through the Thank a Teacher Program. Complete the form below to share your thoughts and thank a teacher. We will share your note with the instructor, their department head, dean, and with your permission, post it on our website.

Great teachers make a difference at Drexel. These instructors challenge and inspire us. They support us through difficult times and help us to surpass our own expectations. The Teaching and Learning Center invites you to publicly say thanks to a Drexel University instructor through the Thank a Teacher Program. Complete the form below to share your thoughts and thank a teacher. We will share your note with the instructor, their department head, dean, and with your permission, post it on our website.

THANK A TEACHER SUBMISSION

11.28

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program

For our Summer 2023 program, the SCS JIP Law School program will run for 8 - 10 weeks on a full-time basis and include professional development training, networking opportunities, and wellness programming concurrent to the judicial internship. Due to COVID-19 concerns, some portion or all aspects of the internship may be held in a virtual format.

The Sotomayor Program selects law school interns from a pool of highly qualified applicants who bring a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and talents. The program is open to all law students attending an ABA approved law school.

The Sotomayor Program’s Law School Division includes (1) rigorous academic, professional, and personal programming from legal research and writing to professional branding, wellness coaching, and soft skill trainings, and (2) our signature judicial internship experience to provide practical experience and mentorship opportunities. Our hope is to provide law school students with the skills and resources necessary to successfully apply to future internship and job experiences and become a practicing attorney.

For our Summer 2023 program, the SCS JIP Law School program will run for 8 - 10 weeks on a full-time basis and include professional development training, networking opportunities, and wellness programming concurrent to the judicial internship. Due to COVID-19 concerns, some portion or all aspects of the internship may be held in a virtual format.

APPLY

11.21

Judicial Resources Committee: Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project

Deadline:  January 6

The Judicial Resources Committee and Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization is pleased to announce the annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project ("SJID Project") for Summer 2023. 

The Judicial Resources Committee and Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization is pleased to announce the annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project ("SJID Project") for Summer 2023. 

The SJID Project's goal is to provide summer judicial internships to diverse law students from communities underrepresented in the legal community. Operating nationally since 2011, the SJID Project has placed approximately 600 law students in successful internships to date. Judges from around the country have registered to participate in the 2022 SJID Project and are ready to hire a JTB law intern! 

The SJID Project is national in scope and will place law students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, magistrate and select state appellate judges’ chambers across the country. Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions. Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in judge's chambers.  
 
Applicants who are hired must commit to participating in two mandatory training workshops prior to the beginning of their internship via videoconference. Additionally, applicants must be available to work full-time as an unpaid intern or to find outside funding sources and must commit to working in chambers for a minimum of eight weeks. At present, this is an unpaid internship. Applicants are encouraged to seek law school or non-profit funding. 

Please view the SJID Project Announcement to find further details regarding requirements, scholarships, JTB partners, and more. The program requirements are detailed in the Memorandum of Understanding included in the above announcement. 

A complete application includes this completed application form and the following supporting documents:

  • Cover Letter explaining the applicant's interest in participating in the SJID Project and the importance of diversity in the legal field.
  • Resume
  • Law School Transcript (1Ls may submit undergraduate transcript but must provide first semester grades to sjidproject@jtb.org as soon as they become available.)
  • Writing Sample (10 pages maximum.)
  • Three References (no family members.)
  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding (Found in the Announcement)

 APPLY

11.21

Blank Rome Diversity Scholars Program

Diversity scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, community service, work experience, and commitment to the practice of law. Each Blank Rome Scholar is awarded a full-salaried position in the firm’s Summer Associate Program and a $25,000 scholarship, which will be paid in two installments: 1) $12,500 for the Scholar’s second-year tuition and expenses, provided the student receives and accepts an offer to join the Summer Program on a full-time basis for the summer following the 2L year; and 2) another $12,500 toward the Scholar’s third-year tuition and expenses, provided the student receives and accepts an offer to return to Blank Rome as a full-time Associate after graduation. 

In 2006, as part of the firm’s steadfast commitment to the advancement of diverse professionals within the legal community at large, we established the Blank Rome Diversity Scholars Program ("Blank Rome Scholars" or "BR Scholars" Program). Our goal is to identify and attract high-performing summer associate candidates from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about and invested in promoting and fostering diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and in the community, to ultimately join our firm upon completion of law school.

Blank Rome has two diversity scholarship programs: Our 1L Blank Rome Scholars Program and our 2L Blank Rome Scholars Program.

Diversity scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, community service, work experience, and commitment to the practice of law. Each Blank Rome Scholar is awarded a full-salaried position in the firm’s Summer Associate Program and a $25,000 scholarship, which will be paid in two installments: 1) $12,500 for the Scholar’s second-year tuition and expenses, provided the student receives and accepts an offer to join the Summer Program on a full-time basis for the summer following the 2L year; and 2) another $12,500 toward the Scholar’s third-year tuition and expenses, provided the student receives and accepts an offer to return to Blank Rome as a full-time Associate after graduation. 

Our Blank Rome Scholars will also have the opportunity, through specialized mentoring, coaching, and training, to help shape Blank Rome's long-term diversity and inclusion and efforts. During the Summer Associate Program, each Scholar will be teamed up with a Blank Rome partner and an associate, who serve as mentors for the duration of the program and beyond.

LEARN MORE

11.21

Reed Smith Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholars 1L Summer Associate

As a proud member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Reed Smith is pleased to participate in the 1L LCLD Scholars program, offering 1L Summer Associate positions in our Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Richmond and Tysons offices.

As a proud member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Reed Smith is pleased to participate in the 1L LCLD Scholars program, offering 1L Summer Associate positions in our Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Richmond and Tysons offices.

As you think about where you would like to spend your summer and begin your career, we'd like you to consider Reed Smith's growing international platform, track record of strategic growth, and our commitment to our core values of integrity, quality, teamwork and respect, performance, and innovation and improvement.

We offer law students first-rate work in an informative, challenging and busy atmosphere where your contribution counts from day one. Of course, we will support and encourage you every step of the way through our many programs and initiatives.

APPLY NOW

11.21

Career Strategies Office Hours/Holiday Break

The Career Strategies Office will be open throughout exams. We will close for winter break on Friday, December 23 at 12 p.m. Students may schedule appointments through Symplicity, email an advisor directly, or drop by the office with a quick question.

The Career Strategies Office will be open throughout exams. We will close for winter break on Friday, December 23 at 12 p.m. Students may schedule appointments through Symplicity, email an advisor directly, or drop by the office with a quick question.

Drexel University is closed from December 24, 2022 – January 1, 2023. We will not be checking email over the holiday break.

Dean Gerson will be on vacation beginning Tuesday, December 13 at 5 p.m. and will not check her email again until Monday, January 2, 2023. That’s right – no email for 2 weeks.

Please focus on exams! Job applications can wait until January 2. Over the break, you may choose to draft cover letters, personal statements, and complete applications, but know that no deadlines are looming before January 2. Plan ahead, and remember that it can wait.

As a reminder, you can find resume templates, sample cover letters, interview tips and much more in the Resources section of Symplicity.  Simply click Resources and search in the Document Library.

The CSO re-opens on January 2, 2023. Schedule an appointment on Symplicity for January to jump-start the new year.

On behalf of the entire CSO team, good luck on exams and take good care of yourselves!

11.21

Troutman Pepper "Home for the Holidays" for 1Ls

Please join the attorneys of Troutman Pepper for warm company and cocktails while you are "Home for the Holidays" in Philadelphia, New York, or Atlanta.

Please join the attorneys of Troutman Pepper for warm company and cocktails while you are "Home for the Holidays" in any of the following locations:

ATLANTA: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2022, 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Troutman Pepper Atlanta Office
600 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 3000,
Atlanta, GA 30308

NEW YORK: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2022, 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Troutman Pepper New York Office
875 Third Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10022

PHILADELPHIA: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2022, 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Troutman Pepper Philadelphia Office
3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Register

11.14

Law Firms Holiday Mixers and Zoom Info Sessions

1Ls, you may notice that the Events section of Symplicity lists a growing number of big law firm holiday mixers and Zoom information sessions. These events are excellent opportunities to meet either in person or via Zoom to learn about these law firms, their practice groups, and the general culture of the firm. 1Ls, you may notice that the Events section of Symplicity lists a growing number of big law firm holiday mixers and Zoom information sessions. These events are excellent opportunities to meet either in person or via Zoom to learn about these law firms, their practice groups, and the general culture of the firm. Think of these events the way you might remember college admissions and the role that showing up for a campus tour played in the admissions process. Law firms like to see your interest and they look forward to starting a conversation with you. So, if you’re interested in big law opportunities for Summer 2024, then consider RSVPing for events and showing up to mix, mingle, and make a connection. It’s that easy. Firms will usually give a dress code, and we can answer any questions you may have. There’s no pressure to attend every single event, but we wanted to share why you’re seeing these events and why they might be important to you.

In related news, starting in January 2023 you will see law firms setting up tables in the first floor lobby. These are also marketing opportunities for you to introduce yourself, sign in or register using a QR Code, enjoy some law firm swag, and ask questions. You’ll see more information about these opportunities throughout the spring semester via Symplicity and The Brief.

11.14

Peggy Browning Fund Summer Fellowship Program 2023

Applications for Round One Open November 21 and Close on January 13

The 2023 PBF Fellowship Program is expected to open applications on Monday, November 21, 2022, with offers starting on a rolling basis on Saturday, December 10th. Applications for the 2023 cycle close Friday, January 13th, 2023. The 2023 PBF Fellowship Program is expected to open applications on Monday, November 21, 2022, with offers starting on a rolling basis on Saturday, December 10th. Applications for the 2023 cycle close Friday, January 13th, 2023.

While fellowship opportunities will be listed from the open of applications, new opportunities will be added throughout December and January, so applicants are encouraged to check the website for updates.

How the Application Process Works:

Students apply through the PBF Fellowship Application Form and a copy goes to both PBF and the mentor organizations selected. Mentor Organizations decide individually when they want to start interviewing – that could be right when they get your application, closer to the deadline, or even after.

Once the Mentor Organization makes a decision on who they want to hire, they are instructed to inform PBF Staff. PBF Staff will make the official offer to students as we explain the other benefits of the program and are able to give the applicants information about any other mentor organizations they're interested in. PBF staff will be totally transparent about what other organizations have been filled, pending, interviewing, etc. so applicants can make the best decision for themselves. Once applicants receive the fellowship offer from PBF staff, you'll have up to 3 business days to make your decision but can also accept on the spot.

If you have any questions about applications, contact info@peggybrowningfund.org.

Learn More or Apply

 

11.14

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition

Deadline: June 15, 2023

The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2023 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is an active student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2022. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2023.

The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2023 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is an active student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2022. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible.

Prizes are as follows: First Place: $3000; Second Place: $1000, and Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article may be selected for publication in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author of the first-place paper will be a guest at the ABA Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing.

Learn more or apply

11.14

Interested in the SEC for Summer 2023? We Have an Alumni Connection!

If you are a 2L student interested in a paid internship with the SEC Summer Honors program in DC, applications are now open on USA Jobs and noted on Symplicity. If you are a 2L student interested in a paid internship with the SEC Summer Honors program in DC, applications are now open on USA Jobs and noted on Symplicity. A law school graduate who works at the SEC in Washington, D.C. is willing to serve as a mentor to 2L students interested in applying for the summer positions in DC. She writes, “[I]f anyone is interested in admin law/rulemaking or Corporation Finance, my office, Legal Policy 3 in the Office of the General Counsel, will be hiring an intern again. We provide legal advice to Corp Fin largely regarding admin law issues that arise in their rulemakings. It’s also a great opportunity to learn about the substantive rules, forms, and statutes that govern the work of Corp Fin and transactional lawyers. I have been the point person for our group and managed last year’s intern so would encourage anyone with an interest in these areas (or another area of the SEC) to apply.” Rather than share the graduate’s information widely, please email Dean Gerson at dgerson@drexel.edu and she will happily help you make this alumni connection for SEC in DC.

11.14

AccessLex Webinar: Psychology of Financial Decision Making

November 17, 8 p.m. or November 22, 12 p.m.

The decisions we make about money are informed by many inputs - including background, experience, and environment. This month, attend a free webinar offered by AccessLex Institute to unpack each of these elements, along with some psychological biases that impact almost every financial decision we make.

The decisions we make about money are informed by many inputs - including background, experience, and environment. This month, attend a free webinar offered by AccessLex Institute to unpack each of these elements, along with some psychological biases that impact almost every financial decision we make. Register for the Psychology of Financial Decision Making session that works best for you by clicking the links below:

AccessLex continues to help students and borrowers keep up with the Biden student loan relief announcement via their page on What You Need to Know About Student Loan Debt Relief. AccessLex is free for Drexel Kline School of Law students. It is a non-profit organization specifically to assist law students and law graduates.

11.7

Save the Date: Morgan Lewis Annual Winter in the City Reception

January 4

Meet our lawyers. Hear about our cutting-edge experience. Get a sneak peek of life at Morgan Lewis. A formal invitation will follow soon. Meet our lawyers. Hear about our cutting-edge experience. Get a sneak peek of life at Morgan Lewis.

WHEN
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 5:30–7:30 pm local time

A formal invitation will follow soon.

WHERE
Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC

All attendees must be vaccinated, and will be asked to provide proof of vaccination at entry.

11.7

Summer Externships in London for ABA-Law Students

Deadline: February 10

Syracuase University College of Law offers students from any ABA-accredited law school the opportunity to participate in a summer legal externship in London. Work and Live in London in Summer 2023!

Syracuase University College of Law offers students from any ABA-accredited law school the opportunity to participate in a summer legal externship in London.

The Program: For over 40 years, LondonEx has provided students from any ABA-accredited law school an intense 7-week (May 15 – July 1) opportunity to gain professional experience during a full-time internship within legal London. Placements civil barristers, criminal law solicitors, Crown Court Judges, Withers LLP, the AIRE Centre, Law Centres, and others.

Students: We have hosted students from over 35 ABA-accredited law schools, recently including students from Albany Law School, SUNY Buffalo, George Washington University, New York Law School, William & Mary, Case Western Reserve, Indiana University, Tulane University, the University of Iowa, Loyola University, and others.

Application Process: Complete application details can be found online. Candidates must be in good academic standing and submit an application form, a Letter of Good Standing on school letterhead, a personal statement, a résumé, and most recent transcripts. The deadline to submit an application is February 10. Provisional admission decisions are made on a rolling basis until we receive updated transcripts and interview each applicant.

Info Session: Learn more about the LondonEx program during an info session on Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m. (EST/NY Time). Register for the Zoom session online here.

We look forward to another successful and exciting summer in London and hope that you will join us for a rewarding experience.

Contact LondonEx Co-Directors, Professor May Helen McNeal (mhmcneal@syr.edu) or Assistant Dean of International Programs Andrew Horsfall (ashorsfa@syr.edu) if you have any questions.

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Upcoming PIPS (Public Interest/Public Service) Job Fair

The PIPS (Public Interest/Public Service) Job Fair will be coming soon. Stay tuned for registration information. For now, click here to view the employers that will be attending.

The PIPS (Public Interest/Public Service) Job Fair will be coming soon. Stay tuned for registration information.

For now, click here to view the employers that will be attending.

11.7

NYC Bar Virtual Event - Alternative Dispute Resolution: What New Lawyers Must Know

December 5, 12:30 – 2 p.m.

New lawyers hoping to counsel clients through a conflict must know more than standard courtroom advocacy. Lawyers often resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation and arbitration -- subjects that are often overlooked in law school curricula.

Program Fee:
Students or Alumni of Sponsoring Schools: Free
Members: Free
Non-Members: $25

Description:
New lawyers hoping to counsel clients through a conflict must know more than standard courtroom advocacy. Lawyers often resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation and arbitration -- subjects that are often overlooked in law school curricula.

During this panel, you will hear from experts in different areas of ADR with the "nuts and bolts" of their practice area. The panel will also touch upon careers within dispute resolution itself, including roles as mediators, ombudspeople, and within government agencies. Finally, we will discuss the ways in which the pandemic has affected the practice of both litigation and dispute resolution.

Moderator:
Brian Farkas, ArentFox Schiff LLP; Chair, New Lawyer Institute

Speakers:
Halley B. Anolik, Director of Education and Training, Center for Creative Conflict Resolution
Lara Traum, Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg
Stephen Wah, Pasich LLP

This program is part of the New Lawyer Institute. Students and Alumni from sponsoring law schools: To ensure your free registration, please update the 'law school' section under Manage My Account prior to registering, or register using your law school email address.

Please Note: A final confirmation containing the Zoom link and Access Code to join the event will be sent to ALL registrants 2 hours prior to the start of the event.

Click here to Register

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Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DiveIN) 1L Student Fellow Application

Deadline: November 11

DiveIN seeks 1L students to serve as Fellows on the Committee. Fellows are the student members of the Committee. They help promote student ideas and perspectives, as well as spread the word about DiveIN events. Fellows are expected to attend the majority of DiveIN meetings and events and to play an active role in promoting diversity and inclusion at the law school. Fellows are encouraged to remain on the Committee for the duration of their time in law school; the initial commitment begins in January 2022.

DiveIN seeks 1L students to serve as Fellows on the Committee. Fellows are the student members of the Committee. They help promote student ideas and perspectives, as well as spread the word about DiveIN events. Fellows are expected to attend the majority of DiveIN meetings and events and to play an active role in promoting diversity and inclusion at the law school. Fellows are encouraged to remain on the Committee for the duration of their time in law school; the initial commitment begins in January 2022.

What is the purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee? The Drexel Kline School of Law aims to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone and is committed to diversity and inclusion among our students, staff, and faculty. We are a community of members with diverse backgrounds, and we want each member to feel welcome, respected, encouraged, and supported. An environment of inclusion will improve learning and overall quality of life for all of us. The Committee is tasked with ensuring that the school meets this mission.

How to Apply
If you are interested in serving as a DiveIN Fellow, please submit the following materials to the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at divein_klinelaw@drexel.edu:

  • Resume
  • Statement detailing your interest in the committee and your experience with diversity and inclusion

Deadline to apply: Friday, November 11
Interviews will be held the week of November 21

Students will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment and interest in the committee’s mission (required)
  • Experience with diversity and inclusion (preferred)
  • Organization & attention to detail

Don’t forget to join the FB group or follow us on IG.

11.7

Networking Tip from the CSO

The Thanksgiving break is a great time to contact your network by email and wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. A short, friendly email can be a good way to stay connected. The Thanksgiving break is a great time to contact your network by email and wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. A short, friendly email can be a good way to stay connected. Think of your former employers, college professors, family friends, acquaintances who have advised you along the way. You can even add an “ask” for an in-person get-together after final exams. Here’s what you might say:

Subject: Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Professor Smith,
Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thinking of you and hope you’re well. I’m enjoying law school and am grateful for the guidance that you provided me on my journey to become a lawyer.
Let’s keep in touch. When final exams are over in December, I plan to be home. Perhaps we can meet for a coffee or connect by Zoom in early January before my spring semester classes begin?
Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving,
Your Name
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Cozen O'Connor 1L Meet & Greet and Q&A Panelcozen-oconnor-meet-greet

November 16, 5 p.m.

You're cordially invited to a 1L Meet & Greet and Q&A Panel. Come join associates from our Philadelphia office to learn more about our summer program and associate life at Cozen O'Connor.

You're cordially invited to a 1L Meet & Greet and Q&A Panel. Come join associates from our Philadelphia office to learn more about our summer program and associate life at Cozen O'Connor.

Date
November 16, 5 - 6 p.m.

Location
One Liberty Place
1650 Market Street, 28th Floor
RSVP by November 9 to Bailey Shaffer at bshaffer@cozen.com.
Drinks and snacks will be provided! Please feel free to dress casual.

Click here for invitation

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Diversity Reception hosted by Jacqueline C. Romero United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

November 16, 5:30 p.m.

Jacqueline C. Romero United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania requests the honor of your presence at our Diversity Reception. Come join friends and colleagues to network and explore career paths within the United States Attorney's Office. Jacqueline C. Romero United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania requests the honor of your presence at our Diversity Reception. Come join friends and colleagues to network and explore career paths within the United States Attorney's Office.

Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at 615 Chestnut Street, 8th Floor.

Please RSVP by November 2 via email to usapae.rsvp@usdoj.gov.

View the invitation here.

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