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  • Upcoming Kline School of Law Inn of Court Meetings

    Dates: February 25, 2020 and March 20, 2020

    Are you a current law student seeking a mentor or an alum interested in networking with fellow lawyers, judges or professors in the community? Join the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Inn of Court.

    Are you a current law student seeking a mentor or an alum interested in networking with fellow lawyers, judges or professors in the community? Join the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Inn of Court on Tuesday, February 25 or Friday, March 20 at the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy.

    Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation to follow at 6:30 p.m.

    These meetings are open to current students and alumni and are free to attend.

    To RSVP, email Scott Berger ’12 at scott.berger@colorado.edu or Lindsay Brown ’09 at lbrown@duanemorris.com. For more information about the Kline School of Law Inn of Court, click here: https://bit.ly/2T7WiWL

    02.24

  • Sign Up for Bar Excel, a Free Summer Supplemental Bar Prep Program at Kline

    The program begins May 12, 2020

    Sign up for Bar Excel, the Kline School of Law's free summer supplemental bar prep program, led by Director of Bar Support Yolanda Ingram.

    Sign up for Bar Excel, the Kline School of Law's free summer supplemental bar prep program, led by Director of Bar Support Yolanda Ingram.

    The program begins May 12. The first week will consist of six two-hour sessions covering the following:

    • How to Prepare for the Essays
    • How to Prepare for the Performance Test
    • MBE Strategies
    • MBE Diagnostic
    • How to Plan your Study Schedule
    • Time Management and Stress Management Techniques

    After Week One, the summer supplemental program will continue May 26 and continue each week until July 8.

    • Each Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. a practice essay will be administered.
    • Each Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. a practice performance test will be administered.

    Then, the following week, you will have an individual meeting with a grader or the director to give you feedback on your Essays, PTs and MBE progress in your bar prep course.

    Sign Up

    02.24

  • Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: May 21, 2020

    The scholarship is given to a law school student who pursues an interest in animal welfare as part of their daily activities and legal training or a PA lawyer in practice less than 3 years.

    The Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship is given annually to a law school student who pursues an interest in animal welfare as part of their daily activities and legal training or a PA lawyer in practice less than 3 years.

    02.24

  • Federal Work-Study Funded Research Assistant Positions Available

    Professors Geisinger and DeMatteo are seeking a federal work-study eligible student to do some initial research in the field of tort law and mental health.

    Professors Geisinger and DeMatteo are seeking a federal work-study eligible student to do some initial research in the field of tort law and mental health. The research is not anticipated to take more than 80 hours and must be completed by April 10.

    Qualifications

    The student must have received a grade of B or better in Torts. The student will initially be tasked with reviewing the scholarly literature on negligence and intent as it relates to individuals with mental health issues and writing a short memorandum providing an overview of the literature as well as responding to specific research questions.

    How to Apply

    If you have FWS fund for the current academic year, and meet the position criteria, please email lawfinance@drexel.edu with the position title in the subject line to express your interest. From there, the hiring professors will contact you directly for further discussion.

    02.23

  • Marshall M. Schulman Writing Competition

    Deadline: March 2, 2020

    This is a nationwide competition; while the focus is on California law, past winners have included students attending schools across the country.

    The Criminal Law Section of the California Lawyers Association is pleased to announce the Marshall M. Schulman Annual Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure. This is a nationwide competition; while the focus is on California law, past winners have included students attending schools across the country.

    Learn More

    02.23

  • Immigration Law Society: Eagles Preseason Ticket Raffle

    Winner will be drawn March 24, 2020

    The Immigration Law Society is raffling off (2) Eagles preseason tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Kline Border Trip Fund.

    Calling all Eagles fans: The Immigration Law Society is raffling off (2) Eagles preseason tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Kline Border Trip Fund. Cost: $5 for 1 raffle ticket; $20 for 5 raffle tickets; $35 for 10 raffle tickets.

    Buy tickets at all Immigration Law Society events and in the law building during the week. The winner will be drawn Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and notified via email. Questions? Email Rebecca Swaintek at rss338@drexel.edu.

    02.17

  • Alford Excellence Award Scholarship

    Deadline: March 27, 2020

    This scholarship is intended to help supplement the costs of sitting for the Delaware Bar Exam.

    Applicants must submit a persuasive essay highlighting their demonstrated leadership abilities, commitment to community service, personal barriers that have been overcome and/or provides examples of academic achievements, awards and certificates, personal qualities and character. In addition, applicants must address why they desire to actively practice law in Delaware and/or their ties/commitment to the State of Delaware. As a reminder, this scholarship is intended to help supplement the costs of sitting for the Delaware Bar Exam.

    Go to Application

    02.17

  • DiveIN Religious Observance Survey

    To help us continue to create an environment where all feel a sense of belonging, please select the dates, if any, for religious holidays that you actively observe.

    To help us continue to create an environment where all feel a sense of belonging, please select the dates, if any, for religious holidays that you actively observe. The following list is not exhaustive and was aggregated from outside sources. Please excuse any discrepancies in dates, spelling or noted religious group. The results will be compiled by the DiveIN Committee, which is committed to equity and inclusion with respect to the religious observances of all members of the Kline community.

    Note: Students who plan to be absent for religious holidays should notify their professors as soon as possible so that the faculty can make any necessary arrangements. Students with concerns about attendance and religious holidays should contact Dean Oates directly.

    Complete the Survey

    02.17

  • Drexel Law Review Volume XIII Executive Board

    The Drexel Law Review is proud to announce the Volume XIII Executive Board.

    The Drexel Law Review is proud to announce the Volume XIII Executive Board:

    • Editor-in-Chief: Whitney Petrie
    • Managing Editor: Krystal Bordoni-Cowley
    • Articles Editor: Kelley Bregenzer
    • Articles Editor: Louise Chakejian
    • Articles Editor: Katie Princivalle
    • Notes Editor: Justine Fuga
    • Online Media Editor: Nabila Alam
    • Symposium Editor: Evan Poulgrain
    • Research & Production Editor: Reece McGovern
    • Membership & Recruitment Editor: Nathan Orians

    Please join us in congratulating this impressive group, and wishing them well!

    02.14

  • PBA Environmental and Energy Law Section Law Student Opportunities

    Information about a summer law student internship, scholarships to attend the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Environmental Law Forum and a minority law student scholarship through the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation.

    The Environment and Energy Law Section (EELS) of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) is funding a summer law student internship, scholarships to attend the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) Environmental Law Forum and a minority law student scholarship through the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation (PBF).

    02.14

  • Regalia Rental Information for Students

    Regalia cost, rental and return information for JD, LLM and MLS students participating in our Commencement ceremony.

    JD and LLM Degrees

    The cost for the rental of regalia for JD and LLM degrees is $73.98 plus tax. This covers the cost of your robe and hood. We are pleased to advise that everyone will wear a tam, not a mortar board. The rental fee for the tam will be paid by the Law School, with the Dean’s compliments.

    • Placing your order: All orders must be placed not later than Friday, March 20. All orders received after March 20 will be subject to a late fee. If you are receiving a JD degree, select Doctor of Jurisprudence. If you are receiving an LLM degree, select Master of Laws (LLM).
    • Order pick-up: Regalia will be available for pick-up at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore beginning April 21. All regalia must be picked up from the Bookstore not later than May 8.
    • Graduation day: You must bring your regalia with you to The Kimmel Center. The tams will be distributed to you when you arrive at The Kimmel Center. Your regalia and tam must be returned immediately following the ceremony at the Kimmel Center in the Comcast Room.

    Order Your Regalia

    MLS Degree

    The cost for the rental of regalia for MLS degree is $64.98 plus tax (the rental fee for your robe). We are pleased to advise that everyone will wear a tam, not a mortar board. The rental fee for the tam will be paid by the Law School, with the Dean’s compliments.

    • Placing your order: All orders must be placed not later than Friday, March 20. All orders received after March 20, will be subject to a late fee. Since you are receiving an MLS degree, select Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree.
    • Order pick-up: Regalia will be available for pick-up at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore beginning April 21. All regalia must be picked up from the Bookstore not later than May 8.
    • Graduation day: You must bring your regalia with you to The Kimmel Center. The tams will be distributed to you when you arrive at The Kimmel Center. Your regalia and tam must be returned immediately following the ceremony at the Kimmel Center in the Comcast Room.

    Order Your Regalia

    Questions About Regalia?

    Contact Mary McGovern at mmcgovern@drexel.edu.

    02.14

  • The Honorable Nathan C. Staller Law Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2020

    The Scholarship is awarded to qualified law school students from the three Southern New Jersey counties of Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

    The scholarship was established to honor the memory of the late Nathan C. Staller, a member of the Cape May County and New Jersey Bar Associations, who distinguished himself as a trial attorney in the Southern New Jersey area and as a Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court in Cape May County for twelve years.

    The Scholarship is awarded to qualified law school students from the three Southern New Jersey counties of Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

    Application Form

    02.14

  • Elizabeth Mauldin Memorial Advocate for Migrant Women Fellowship

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    The EMMA fellowship is a year-long position renewable for up to a second year. The EMMA Fellow will receive $60,000 a year in compensation in addition to a competitive benefits package.

    Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) is starting a full time yearlong fellowship, renewable for a second year, for a recent JD, public policy graduate or a person with similar relevant experience at CDM’s Baltimore office that will develop and lead policy and advocacy campaigns to ensure that the voices and experiences of migrant worker women are reflected in the policies that impact them.

    The EMMA fellowship is a year-long position renewable for up to a second year. The EMMA Fellow will receive $60,000 a year in compensation in addition to a competitive benefits package.

    Learn More

    02.10

  • AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund's 2020 Mike Eidson Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2020

    The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student.

    The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

    The application deadline is May 1, 2020 and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year on July 11-14, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

    Learn More

    02.10

  • Trial Team Wins Regional Title

    Congratulations to Samantha DiGiuseppe (3L), William Booth (3L) and Frances McDermott (2L) on their success as regional champions of the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition.

    Congratulations to Samantha DiGiuseppe (3L), William Booth (3L) and Frances McDermott (2L) on their success as regional champions of the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition. A special congratulations to Samantha DiGiuseppe, who was named the best advocate of the round. The students were coached by Abbie Heller and Catherine Trama. They will be heading to Texas in April to represent Kline Law School at the national competition.

    02.10

  • 2020 Patent Law Interview Program

    Register by February 27, 2020

    Students submit application materials to the employers they are interested in. Employers review their materials and select the students they wish to interview at the program.

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law will host the 2020 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday and Friday, July 23-24 in Chicago, Illinois. This nationwide interview program targets patent law employers interested in hiring rising 2L and 3L students.

    Last year roughly 150 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,100 law students from across the country participated in the program. Keep in mind that there are a limited number of Philadelphia Area IP employers, so we strongly advise law students to cast a wide net, be adventurous, and interview at this important IP Job Fair. Yes, this requires that you fly or drive to Chicago and commit to spending at least one night, but we think this is an investment that is worth your consideration.

    The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit application materials to 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. We know that two KSoL students received big firm summer associate offers.

    Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

    For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website.

    Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program started February 3. The Career Strategies Office handles registration and payment for Kline School of Law students. To register, please complete and return the attached registration form to Jen Moore by February 27. Please note the $40 dollar registration fee is non-refundable and will be paid directly by CSO.

    Once registration closes, the Loyola Interview Program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address you provided on the registration form. You will upload application materials and bid on interviews later in the semester. Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in our office, Jen Moore (jdm368@drexel.edu).

    Registration Form

    02.10

  • Professional Fundamentals: Pro Bono Reflections

    Sessions: February 11, March 10 and April 7

    We will be offering (3) monthly discussion sessions to reflect and share with each other about your pro bono experiences.

    We want to remind you that, beginning this month, we will be offering (3) monthly discussion sessions to reflect and share with each other about your pro bono experiences.

    The dates are as follows:

    • Tuesday, February 11
    • Tuesday, March 10
    • Tuesday, April 7

    All sessions will take place in Room 140 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.

    We also want to remind you that students who attended 100% of the fall sessions AND complete a minimum of 10 hours of Pro Bono or Community Service AND submit a short (2-3 pp) reflective essay, either about your pro bono/community service experience or about your participation in a CSO activity, will receive a certificate of Exemplary Participation that you can include on your resume. Please email your essays to susan.brooks@drexel.edu by the last day of exams (Wednesday, May 6).

    02.10

  • The Vietnamese American Bar Association Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of community service, academic performance, ties to the Greater Washington D.C. area, and their written essay.

    Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for law students who have served or plan to serve the Vietnamese American community or have overcome significant adversity in achieving their academic goals. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of community service, academic performance, ties to the Greater Washington D.C. area, and their written essay.

    Learn More

    02.10

  • Students: Witnesses Needed for Regional Tournament of National Trial Competition

    The Kline School of Law will host a Regional Tournament of the National Trial Competition, Feb. 20-23, 2020. To ensure that the tournament is a success, we need law students, like you, to act as a witness. You can sign up for as many or as few rounds as you like.

    The Kline School of Law has the privilege of hosting a Regional Tournament of the National Trial Competition, Feb. 20-23, 2020. NTC is co-sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) and the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). Law students from regional law schools will compete in NTC, which will be held at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

    To ensure that NTC is a success, we need law students, like you, to act as a witness. This involves attending witness meeting before the round begins, as well as participating in the round as a witness. You can sign up for as many or as few rounds as you like. This is a great opportunity to further your trial advocacy education in a fun way, especially if you are interested in trying out for the mock trial team. It takes less than two minutes to register.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Professor Abbie Heller, assistant director of trial advocacy, at aeh98@drexel.edu.

    Register to be a witness

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  • PBA Environmental & Energy Law Section Minority Scholarship Fund

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    PBA Environmental & Energy Law Section Minority Scholarship Fund of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation awards annual scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to no more than nine law school students demonstrating interest in working as an environmental and energy law attorney in Pennsylvania.

    PBA Environmental & Energy Law Section Minority Scholarship Fund of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation awards annual scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to no more than nine law school students demonstrating interest in working as an environmental and energy law attorney in Pennsylvania.

    Learn More

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  • James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation currently provides three, $3,000 scholarships, two of which are specifically designated to support minority law students, to candidates attending any one of the nine accredited law schools presently serving Pennsylvania.

    James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation currently provides three $3,000 scholarships, two of which are specifically designated to support minority law students, to candidates attending any one of the nine accredited law schools presently serving Pennsylvania.

    Learn More

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