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  • Impact of COVID-19 on Bar Exam Administration

    The impact the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will have on the July 2020 bar exam is not certain at this time (March 30, 2020).

    You may have seen the ABA Journal article raising the issue of whether the July exam will go forward as planned and are aware New York has delayed their administration to the fall. 

    The impact the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will have on the July 2020 bar exam is not certain at this time. In Pennsylvania registration is open, and the PA board of law examiners are able to accept applications paid electronically through remote access. The PA BOLE intends to keep that registration in place. However, please note that in Pennsylvania, fingerprinting is an admission requirement; it is not an item that must be completed before the bar exam.

    Reminder: In Pennsylvania, there is no deadline for the submission of documentation for the character and fitness review process. To get a ticket to the exam, applicants in your JD program must submit an online application and pay the associated fee.     

    The PA Board of Law Examiners Executive Director is in close contact with the National Conference of Bar Examiners and other jurisdictions. They are exploring all available options in the event prohibitions against large gatherings remain in effect in July.

    For more information, contact Professor Yolanda Ingram at ydi24@drexel.edu.

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  • Mindfulness with Professor Cimino

    Professor Chapin Cimino hosts weekly online meditation via Zoom.

    Professor Chapin Cimino hosts weekly meditation drop-ins on Wednesdays, from 12 to 12:15 p.m., via Zoom.

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  • Law Review: Retrieving Your Anonymous ID

    Starting March 23, students interested in participating in the law review write-on process can retrieve their anonymous I.D. number.

    This is a reminder for everyone interested in participating in the Law Review write on process to act this week! You can only retrieve your anonymous I.D. number until April 3. If you haven’t already, contact Ari Moriniere-Wilson at anm65@drexel.edu who will provide your number. Please include in your email your first and last name, email, phone number and anticipated month and year of graduation (May 2021 or May 2022).

    Anonymous I.D.s are available from March 23 to April 3 ONLY.

    Also, be on the lookout for more information about the write on process. You should receive an email in the coming week providing you with details. If you haven’t already, go join the law review TWEN page – “Law Review Write-On Competition 2020.” There is already some great information posted there.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Nathan Orians (nno24@drexel.edu).

    03.23

  • Justinian Foundation Richard F. Furia, Esquire Scholarship

    Deadline: May 15, 2020

    The scholarship recipient will be invited to The Justinian Society and Foundation luncheon in June 2020 to accept the $2,500 scholarship payable to the recipient’s law school for their third year.

    Justinian Society of Philadelphia invites any law school student in their second year to submit a 750-1,000 word essay answering: As an attorney, what will you do to combat stereotyping and defamation of Italian-Americans as well as people of all races, religions and cultures? The scholarship recipient will be invited to The Justinian Society and Foundation luncheon in June 2020 to accept the $2,500 scholarship payable to the recipient’s law school for their third year.

    Learn More

    03.23

  • Place a Bid at the Online PIE Auction

    Deadline: March 27, 2020

    The PIE Auction supports law students who take unpaid summer internships at public interest organizations. Donations to the auction come from local businesses, alumni, faculty and students.

    The 2020 PIE Auction is live—participate online!

    The PIE Auction supports law students who take unpaid summer internships at public interest organizations. Donations to the auction come from local businesses, alumni, faculty and students.

    Bid for an item or donate to the cause before the auction closes on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8 p.m.

    Go to the Auction

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  • Student and Employee Reimbursements

    For reimbursement, you can email a scanned copy of your receipts and necessary proof of payment to lawfinance@drexel.edu for reimbursement. Please keep all your original backup documents and remit them when we are back on campus.

    For reimbursement, you can email a scanned copy of your receipts and necessary proof of payment to lawfinance@drexel.edu for reimbursement. Please keep all your original backup documents and remit them when we are back on campus.

    03.23

  • Update Regarding the Summer Off-campus Federal Work Study Program

    All student interns must complete the updated FWS agreement, which includes new language about working remotely.

    With the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still able to process hiring and payroll for students in the summer off-campus FWS program.

    • We just updated the FWS Agreement (Government or Non-profit), adding a “remote working” element in the Off-Campus Federal Work Study Program - Internship Information. All student interns must complete the updated FWS agreement, including the “Internship Information” page, specifying if your employer offers the option of working remotely during your off-campus internship.
    • Also at this time, all required documents forwarded to the Finance Office should ONLY be submitted electronically to LawFinance@drexel.edu or cji24@drexel.edu. We will not be accepting documents in office or by mail while campus is in lockdown session.

    If you have any further questions regarding these updated policies surrounding the FWS Program, please contact Chris Irvin at cji24@drexel.edu or 215.571.4891.

    03.23

  • Sharing Faculty Scholarship & Student Achievement

    Please continue to send news about faculty scholarship and student achievement to lawcomm@drexel.edu. Our communications team will rely on phone calls, email and video chat for follow-up and reporting.

    Please continue to send news about faculty scholarship and student achievement to lawcomm@drexel.edu. Our communications team will rely on phone calls, email and video chat for follow-up and reporting.

    03.23

  • The Richard L. Barbour, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2020

    To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school and seeking a career in law enforcement or prosecution.

    The Richard L. Barbour Scholarship Fund is a non-profit corporation created for the purpose of awarding scholarships and is administered by the Board of Trustees. It anticipates a 2020 scholarship of $5,000.00.

    To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school and seeking a career in law enforcement or prosecution.

    Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2020.

    Winners must agree to attend our PROCOPS (Prosecutor’s Recognition of Citizens or Public Servants) banquet on May 6, 2020 to receive the scholarship.

    Read the application

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  • Summer Courses and Registration

    In addition to co-op, the law school will be offering a selection of first-year and online upper-level courses this Summer.

    In addition to co-op, the law school will be offering a selection of first-year and online upper-level courses this Summer. The courses should appear on DrexelOne for search/Schedule Ahead this week, but a grid schedule and the Summer exam schedule can be found on the new Registration and Exam Information page (still being designed).

    Summer registration for all students will open at 12:15 p.m. on April 3, 2020.

    As a reminder, students may only count a maximum of 19 credits of online courses toward their JD.

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  • Financial Aid for Summer 2020

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

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

    • The tuition this summer will be $1,032 per credit after the law school’s 33% discount is applied. The General Fee will be $420.
    • Students in the 2-year JD program are already packaged for summer and will not need to take additional steps.
    • Law Merit Scholarships cannot be applied to summer tuition by students in the 3-year JD program. Students in joint degree programs or international programs should speak separately with their advisors about their scholarships.
    • Students taking at least 4.5 credits (half-time enrollment) can take out Federal Graduate Plus Loans to cover their expenses. You can start applying for summer loans the third week of March at studentaid.gov. The loan is for 2019-20 (not 2020-21). The loan term is 05/26/2020 - 08/04/2020.
    • If students take out Federal Graduate Plus Loans to cover their expenses in the summer an allocation for the costs of living expenses for 3 months, as well as tuition and fees, are added to a summer student’s 2019-20 budget. Funds are scheduled to disburse around May 19, 2020 with refunds issued by the Bursar’s Office over the next two-three days.
    • There are no additional financial aid applications necessary if your FAFSA for 2019-20 is on file with the school.

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