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

    Apply by November 11, 2020

    Fellows are the student members of the DiveIn Committee. They help promote student ideas and perspective, as well as spread the word about DiveIN events.

    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 perspective, 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 January 2021. 

    What is the Diversity and Inclusion Committee? The 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 finding ways to ensure 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 of Interest detailing your interest in the committee and your experience with diversity and inclusion

    Deadline to apply: Wednesday, November 11

    Interviews will be held the week of November 18

    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.

    10.26

  • SBA Office Hours

    The Student Bar Association will be hosting office hours every Friday from 5 to 6 p.m.

    The Student Bar Association will be hosting office hours every Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. Feel free to drop by if you have any questions, or even just to chat. Email keb398@drexel.edu if you have any questions.

    Zoom Link

    10.19

  • Three New Student Organizations Created

    The Student Bar Association voted on the creation of three new student organizations.

    The Student Bar Association voted on the creation of three new student organizations.

    Federalist Society

    President: Christopher Smith
    About: Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order.

    Environmental Law Society

    President: Sean Fahy
    About: Promote awareness of environmental, natural and cultural resource issues and their legal, political and socio-economic implications.

    Private Practice

    President: Annette Long
    About: The principle goal is to acquaint members with challenges they will face in private practice and self-employment and to show the members how to overcome those challenges, and remind members of the importance of ethically creating value in the realm of law.

    10.19

  • Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

    SBA is hosting a virtual costume contest. Anyone can enter, and the winners will be announced November 6. SBA is hosting a virtual costume contest. Anyone can enter, and the winners will be announced November 6. Check out our flyer for more details, or email keb398@drexel.edu if you have any questions.

    10.19

  • Study Spaces Available Without a Reservation

    Starting Monday, October, 19, the 2nd and 3rd floor galleries at the main law building and the lobby and available classrooms at the Trial Advocacy Institute, will be available for use by students for working and studying without the need to make a reservation.

    Starting Monday, October 19, the second and third floor galleries at the main law building, as well as the lobby and available classrooms at the Trial Advocacy Institute (other than the grand courtroom), will be available for use by students for working and studying without the need to make a reservation. Students using these rooms will still be required to wear masks, socially distance, adhere to room capacity limitations, have submitted a negative COVID-19 test result either at the beginning of the semester or during on-campus testing, use the Drexel Health Tracker App, and not eat in these rooms. As long as the building is open, there is no time limit on how long a student can use the spaces, and there is no need to make a reservation. The building hours are available here. Please direct any questions to Dean Oates.

    10.19

  • Women in Tax: Law Student Outreach Panel

    Thursday, October 22, at 3 p.m.

    A dynamic and diverse panel of tax practitioners will provide insight into their careers, advice for how students may pursue a career in tax, and share ideas on ways in which we are committed to making tax more inclusive.

    The ABA Section of Taxation’s Women in Tax Forum cordially invites you to the Women in Tax: Law Student Outreach Panel. A dynamic and diverse panel of tax practitioners will provide insight into their careers, advice for how students may pursue a career in tax, and share ideas on ways in which we are committed to making tax more inclusive.

    Panelists:

    • The Honorable Judge Diana L. Leyden, Special Trial Judge at the United States Tax Court and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center;
    • Michelle Brunsvold, Senior Tax Counsel at Cargill, Incorporated. At Cargill, Michelle’s primary focuses have been on tax planning for M&A, international tax planning for LATAM and EMEA, and global and strategic planning;
    • Lena Y. Hines, Principal (National Tax Department) at EY. Lena consults on domestic and inter- national tax-planning opportunities involving financial products;
    • Amanda P. Varma, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Amanda advises multinational businesses, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals on US federal income tax matters, with particular focus on international tax planning and controversies. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center;
    • Pooja Kondabolu, Global Partnerships, Airbnb, Inc. Pooja has been the Global Tax Policy Lead at Airbnb for the last few years where she worked cross functionally on a range of indirect tax issues, including Airbnb’s tax agreements with national, state and local governments.

    Moderated by Brie Siciliano of the Women in Tax Forum Leadership Board.

    Register

    10.13

  • Spring Break Trip to France is Open for Applications

    This one-credit trip includes three lectures on European Union law; trips to St. Malo and Mont St. Michel; and open weekends so you can explore Paris or the region.

    The spring break trip to Rennes, France is open for applications. This one-credit trip includes three lectures on European Union law; trips to St. Malo and Mont St. Michel; and open weekends so you can explore Paris or the region. For more information, contact Professor Clare Coleman. Apply here.

    10.5

  • LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program

    To support the success of diverse students in law school, LCLD is launching the 2020-2021 LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program in 28 cities around the country, including Philadelphia.

    The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) is excited to offer the LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program for diverse/underrepresented first year students at Drexel University – Thomas R. Kline School of Law. LCLD is a national organization of more than 320 corporate general counsel and law firm managing partners. For more information about LCLD, please visit LCLD’s website.

    LCLD believes that success in law school is the first step to a successful legal career. To support the success of diverse students in law school, LCLD is launching the 2020-2021 LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program in 28 cities around the country, including Philadelphia. Participating mentees will be paired with an experienced lawyer in your city, from one of LCLD’s Member organizations. Mentees will also have an opportunity to participate in the LCLD Group Mentoring Program, which includes networking events and substantive informational programming. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will hold events virtually if social-distancing measures are still necessary during the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Beginning October 15, you can register online for this first come, first serve program on LCLD’s website.

    10.5

  • 2021 Ella Baker Summer Internship for 2Ls

    Deadline: October 19, 2020

    The Center for Constitutional Rights created the Ella Baker Summer Internship Program in 1987 to honor the legacy of Ella Baker, a hero of the civil rights movement, and to train the next generation of social justice lawyers.

    The Center for Constitutional Rights created the Ella Baker Summer Internship Program in 1987 to honor the legacy of Ella Baker, a hero of the civil rights movement, and to train the next generation of social justice lawyers. Through our program, interns gain practical litigation experience and sharpen their theoretical understanding of the relationship between social change, organizing and lawyering. Ella Baker Interns also become connected to a global community of social justice law students and lawyers through our Ella Baker Alumni Network.

    Most summers all Ella Baker interns work at the Center’s office in NYC. The internship was remote during the summer of 2020 and Center staff continue to work from home at the current time. Due to the COVID19 pandemic we do not yet know whether the summer of 2021 will be remote or in-person, that decision will be made by Center for Constitutional Rights management based on what is safe for staff, interns and the larger community. That said, we certainly hope to be in-person again for 2021. Regardless, interns will work under the direct supervision of Center attorneys and advocacy program managers on our cases and projects. Interns also participate in trainings on litigation skills, movement lawyering, and other relevant topics. Interns’ responsibilities may include: legal research & writing for domestic and international litigation, factual investigation, client & witness interviews, policy/legislative research, and participation in client and community meetings. In addition, interns are provided opportunities to attend court proceedings, community and client meetings, and law related panels and events.

    In the past, interns have worked on cases involving solitary confinement, discriminatory policing practices, social and economic rights, immigrants’ rights, U.S. detention and targeted killing practices, universal jurisdiction over international human rights abuses, gender and LGBTI justice domestically and internationally. Interns also have the opportunity to work on various advocacy campaigns. Interns at the Center for Constitutional Rights experience the unique opportunities and challenges of doing social justice lawyering at a national organization.

    The internship will begin on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 and end on August 13, 2021. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week.

    Internship Details Application Form

    10.5

  • Attention 2Ls: The 13th Annual Carl “Tobey” Oxholm Summer Fellowship

    Deadline: November 2, 2020

    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 2021.

    The Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law is pleased to announce the 13th 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 2021. The winner of this fellowship prize of $10,000 will be paid in May 2021.

    All interested 2L students should submit the following application materials via Symplicity Job Posting by noon on Monday, November 2, 2020. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    Selected students will be invited to interview in November. Fellowship recipient will be selected in early December.

    1. Résumé
    2. A personal statement (two pages maximum)
    3. highlighting your past experience and/or interest in municipal government
    4. explaining why a summer in the Solicitor’s Office “fits” who you are and what you think you might want to do after graduation
    5. 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)
    6. A personal reference from one of your professors at the law school, providing insight into what you would bring to the internship. (These can be emailed directly to jdm368@drexel.edu by 11/2)

    Learn more about the City Solicitor’s Office and its practice group units.

    10.5

  • Information Session: 1L Summer Fellowships with Philadelphia Diversity Law Group

    Wednesday, October 14, at 12:30 p.m.

    The PDLG Fellows Program offers diverse first year law students a route to paid summer employment at outstanding law firms and legal departments.

    The PDLG Fellows Program offers diverse first year law students a route to paid summer employment at outstanding law firms and legal departments. It also provides the PDLG Fellows with a series of seminars and programs designed to enhance their skills and increase their knowledge of the Philadelphia legal community.

    Be sure to RSVP for this session on Symplicity so that you will receive updates about PDLG and similar opportunities.

    Zoom link

    10.5

  • Voter Guide

    Looking for information on voter registration, volunteering as a poll worker, or mail-in ballots? Look no further than this LibGuide from Kline’s Legal Research Center!

    Are you unsure about the voter registration process? Or maybe you’re looking for information on voter fraud and election security? Perhaps you want to find out how to get involved and volunteer? Look no more! It’s all here in this LibGuide from Kline’s Legal Research Center: https://drexellaw.libguides.com/vote

    10.5