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  • New CSO Director: Welcome Jim Walsh

    The CSO is happy to announce that James Walsh, our new Director, will begin on Monday, November 30.

    The CSO is happy to announce that James Walsh, our new Director, will begin on Monday, November 30. Jim has career advising experience through his work at both Penn State Law and Temple Beasley School of Law. Jim graduated from Syracuse University, summa cum laude, and earned his law degree from Penn State Dickinson School of Law, where he served as the Comments Editor for the Penn State Law Review. Jim is licensed to practice in Maryland. He is active in the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and the Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools (GPALS). We are delighted to welcome Jim (remotely) to Drexel Kline School of Law!

    11.23

  • Mock Trial Team Tryouts

    The Drexel Kline Mock Trial Team will be holding tryouts for the spring 2021 semester on Sunday, December 13.

    The Drexel Kline Mock Trial Team will be holding tryouts for the spring 2021 semester on Sunday, December 13. The tryout is open to any students who have taken Introduction to Trial Advocacy and Evidence (or intend to take them in the spring). All of the information you'll need, including the materials and sign-up sheet, is included here. Please read the instructions carefully. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Phil Pasquarello, our Trial Competition Director, at ppasquarello@gmail.com.

    11.23

  • Share Your Unofficial Transcript with Employers via Symplicity

    Thinking about applying for jobs? Did you know that your unofficial transcript can be uploaded to your Symplicity account?

    Thinking about applying for jobs? Did you know that your unofficial transcript can be uploaded to your Symplicity account? This is the version employer’s prefer. All you need to do is sign and return the “Symplicity Unofficial Transcript Release Form” to Mallory Heller (mah498@drexel.edu) in the Office of Student Affairs. Sign the form once and it will automatically be uploaded each semester. Don’t wait until the last minute, access the form here. Contact Jen Moore in the CSO with questions (jdm368@drexel.edu).

    11.23

  • Law School Creative Writing Group

    Creative Writing as a Path to Empathy, Reflection, and Perspective-Taking

    In each gathering, we will write in response to a prompt, share if desired, and reflect on the experience together.

    Together we will create a safe and encouraging space to listen to our deeper selves, share our stories, and witness each others’ unfolding. Our first session will consist of three two-hour gatherings, on Monday, December 14, 21 and January 4, from 4-6 p.m. EST, over Zoom. In each gathering, we will write in response to a prompt, share if desired, and reflect on the experience together.

    Open to all regardless of prior writing experience. Max of 13 participants at one time. Co-led by Chapin Cimino and Lauren Katz.

    To reserve a spot or ask questions, contact Chapin (ccc43@drexel.edu) or Lauren (lhk24@drexel.edu) by December 1, or until space is filled.

    11.16

  • Important Information about Final Exams

    A guide to the upcoming final exam period, with information on everything from the exam schedule to Exam ID retrieval.

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

    Exam Types: 

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

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

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

    Time Limits/”Padding”: Time limits are noted in the schedule. However, please note that when you begin the exam, the due time that displays will have an additional 8 minutes added to it. That is, if you download a 3-hour exam at 9:00 a.m., the due time will show as 12:08 p.m. This 8 minutes is intended to give you some space to figure out how to settle into the remote exam, to resolve connectivity issues, to print the exam, and/or to make electronic markups on the exam. This 8 minutes is not meant as additional substantive time, and you should plan to submit your answer within the actual time limit so that if you do have upload issues, you will have this extra time to resolve them. The number 8 was chosen to make it clear this is padding and not part of the time expected for the exam. Again, the 8 minutes will already be reflected in the “due date” displayed by Exam4; it is not added on top of that time, and anything submitted past that time will be marked Late.

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

    Exam IDs, Software, Process, and Practice: 

    • Exam IDs are available through the retrieval link in the new Registration and Exam Center.
    • The exam software for this term will be available to download tomorrow, November 17, from https://www.exam4.com/org/1163. You MUST download this version of the software to be able to take final exams. All students will be eligible for technical assistance regardless of whether they submit a practice exam, but it remains a really good idea to do a practice exam, especially now. 
    • A detailed Remote Exam Guide is available in the Registration and Exam Center. Common troubleshooting and the availability of support are also addressed.
    • All exam questions will be downloaded from Exam4.com unless the schedule notes the exam is being administered in Blackboard. A practice exam file will be available on Exam4.com tomorrow so that you can run through the entire process described in Remote Exam Guide, if desired.

    Exam Deferrals: Our regular conflict policy is in place, which is that if you have two or more exams scheduled in the same calendar day, you can request a deferral using the Exam Deferral Form. Generally, exams that span multiple days do not qualify for conflict deferral if you have an open day (i.e., a day without a scheduled exam) to take them. Additionally, deferrals may be requested, as always, for religious observance and exigent circumstance. Finally, students who are taking exams with common start times from a different (verifiable) time zone may contact me to discuss, if their exam would begin at an impractical time.

    Exam Accommodations: Students with exam accommodations will receive separate emails from me. If you are seeking accommodations, please ensure Dean Gallo has received or will receive your Fall 2020 AVL by November 25.

    11.16

  • NYCBA: Life After Graduation: A Discussion on Identifying and Managing Post Grad-Depression

    November 19, 2020, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

    The panel is an opportunity to learn about what services are available for new attorneys, especially during these unpredictable times dealing with COVID-19.

    You graduated, you took the bar, and now the wait for results. Even during normal times the uncertainty of the next step has a heavy weight on recent graduates. COVID-19 has added an additional obstacle to overcome in the already competitive legal world. There is a heavy push to take care of your mental health during these times. On this panel, we will hear from mental health professionals and attorneys on post grad depression. Our panel will discuss new lawyer mental health while adapting to the new rigor of practicing or dealing with finding employment post-bar. The panel is an opportunity to learn about what services are available for new attorneys, especially during these unpredictable times dealing with COVID-19.

    Speakers

    • Aunyai Blackstock, The Law Offices of Aunyai S. Blackstock
    • Patricia B. Donkor, Littler Mendelson P.C.
    • Jacquesline Walker, Clinical Psychotherapist, Founder & CEO of The Well Firm

    Cost

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

    This program is part of the New Lawyer Institute. All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a Zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.

    Register

    11.9

  • Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Law Student Writing Competition

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    This year, PMC asks students to address the issue of “Why should Pennsylvania focus on increasing diversity in its State Appellate Court Judiciary?”

    Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC) is excited to launch its Law Student Writing Competition for 2L and 3L students in 2021. This year, PMC asks students to address the issue of “Why should Pennsylvania focus on increasing diversity in its State Appellate Court Judiciary?”

    The competition is open to law students from the law schools in Pennsylvania, including the Greater Philadelphia area. The papers will be due by February 1, 2021. The winning student will receive a $5,000 prize and be honored at a reception in the spring.

    Learn More

    11.9

  • ABA Litigation Section: How to Leverage Organizations to Do Good, Network, and Find a Job

    November 17, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

    Join leaders from the ABA Section of Litigation to learn about how bar associations and organizations can help you to achieve your goals.

    Join leaders from the ABA Section of Litigation to learn about how bar associations and organizations can help you to achieve your goals! Joining these organizations can help you not only network and find a job, but also to do pro bono and promote diversity and equality in the legal profession and beyond. Come and learn more about how you can use these organizations to help yourself and others.

    The ABA Section of Litigation is the premier association for law students interested in litigation and trial practice. Get a head start on your litigation skills and explore opportunities to network, get published and develop your law career. Join the Section for free.

    • Moderator: Josephine M. Bahn, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    • Speakers: Rita M. Aquilio, Lawrence Law; Scott E. Reiser, Lum, Drasco & Positan LLC; Ronald L. Williams, Fox Rothschild LLP

    Register

    11.9

  • Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair

    Apply by November 30, 2020

    The PADJF was established to give legal employers in Philadelphia the opportunity to interview, recruit and work with talented diverse law students in the area.

    The Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair (PADJF) encourages you to apply for an invitation to virtually interview on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PADJF is now in its 29th year of operation and was established to give legal employers in Philadelphia the opportunity to interview, recruit, and work with talented diverse law students attending the seven area law schools. PADJF aims to expose diverse law students to large law firms, corporations, federal, state and local government agencies, public interest organizations, and the judiciary. Participation in the fair is by invitation-only and students are selected by both employer pre-selections (50 percent) and a lottery (50 percent). The fair is open to all class years, but you will only see those employers who are recruiting your class. Student bidding is open now and will close on November 30, at 11:59 p.m.

    Apply

    11.9

  • Election Day Photos on IG

    Tag @klineschooloflaw on Instagram, and we’ll share your post in our stories.

    Students: We want to see how you’re participating in democracy on Election Day. Tag @klineschooloflaw on Instagram, and we’ll share your post in our stories.* If you’re working the polls, send us a selfie and one sentence about why you’re volunteering.

    *Check your state’s rules regarding voting photos.

    11.2

  • A Conversation with Anthony Scaramucci

    Tuesday, November 10, from 4 to 5 p.m.

    1L Shahmar Beasley hosts a conversation with former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Zoom. 1L Shahmar Beasley hosts a conversation with former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Zoom.

    11.2

  • Election Results: What Do We Know and What's Next?

    Wednesday, November 4, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

    The discussion, led by Professors Abu El-Haj and Cohen and Dean Asbury, will be held on on Zoom. The discussion, led by Professors Abu El-Haj and Cohen and Dean Asbury, will be held on Wednesday, November 4, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. on Zoom. Please join us.

    11.2

  • Book a Career Advising Appointment with Dean Gerson

    Starting November 10

    Dean Gerson has posted individual Zoom advising times on Symplicity starting November 10. All appointments are 40 minutes long.

    Dean Gerson has posted individual Zoom advising times on Symplicity starting November 10. All appointments are 40 minutes long. The best way to find a time slot is to choose Dean Gerson’s name, but don’t add additional restrictions such as day/time. As always, if you have a very “quick question” or have an urgent matter to discuss, email Dean Gerson at dgerson@drexel.edu. The CSO is here to help you – please ask!

    11.2

  • Submitting Bar Form Certification Requests

    Planning to take the bar? If you’re submitting an application to a state other than Pennsylvania, please submit your Bar Form Certification Requests here.

    Planning to take the bar? If you’re submitting an application to a state other than Pennsylvania, please submit your Bar Form Certification Requests here.

    11.2