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  • Student Volunteers Needed for ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

    Kline School of Law is hosting the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition on March 5-6, 2021 and needs student volunteers to help run the Zoom competition rooms.

    The Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team needs the help of student volunteers! Kline School of Law is hosting the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition on March 5-6, 2021 and needs student volunteers to help run the Zoom competition rooms.

    You will receive training and detailed instructions before the competition begins. Please fill out this form with your availability.

    Contact Kristin McElroy at klm527@drexel.edu or Brittany Halpern at brh67@drexel.edu with any questions.

    02.22

  • Meet the District Attorney of Philadelphia: Virtual Recruiting Event

    Tuesday, March 9, 12-1:30 p.m.

    The CSO is excited to announce that the District Attorney of Philadelphia Larry Krasner is hosting a virtual recruiting event for Kline School of Law students.

    The CSO is excited to announce that the District Attorney of Philadelphia Larry Krasner is hosting a virtual recruiting event for Kline School of Law students.

    This event is open to all classes and will consist of DA Krasner and the First Assistants discussing careers as a progressive prosecutor and what that looks like as we all continue to navigate these unprecedented times. The program will conclude with an opportunity for student Q & A.

    Registration is required: Please email erin.wexler@phila.gov to register and receive the Zoom link for the event

    Applications are now being accepted for 1L and 2L internships and 3L post-grad/full time employment. Additional details and job descriptions are available in Symplcity/Job Postings.

     

    02.22

  • Loyola 2021 Patent Law Interview Program

    Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program is now open. The Career Strategies Office will coordinate registration and payment for KSoL students.

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2021 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday and Friday, July 22-23, 2021. This nationwide interview program targets patent law employers and rising 2L and 3L students. The 2021 Patent Law Interview Program will be a fully virtual job fair.

    Last year roughly 150 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,300 law students from across the country participated in the program. The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit application materials to apply to interviews with 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. 

    Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science are highly encouraged to register for this 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 is now open. The Career Strategies Office will coordinate registration and payment for KSoL students. Please complete and return the attached registration form to Jen Moore jdm368@drexel.edu by no later than Monday, March 15.  

    Loyola program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address provided on your registration form. Please direct any questions about the program to the Career Strategies Office - Jen Moore will serve as the main point person jdm368@drexel.edu

    Note: There is a non-refundable $40 dollar registration fee which will be paid by the Career Strategies Office. This is a national job fair with opportunities throughout the U.S. Be open to great possibilities in IP law outside of Philadelphia. We ask that you register for this event only if you intend to participate. 

    02.22

  • Faculty Legal Research Fellows – Paid Summer Positions

    Faculty Legal Research Fellow positions provide a terrific opportunity where you, the student, will have the chance to work with a member of the faculty through the course of the summer to assist that faculty member on an academic project or projects.

    Faculty Legal Research Fellow positions provide a terrific opportunity where you, the student, will have the chance to work with a member of the faculty through the course of the summer to assist that faculty member on an academic project or projects. Through the second half of February and the first half of March, you will be able to find Faculty Legal Research Fellow job postings on the Symplicity job board. Be sure to remain on the lookout for these postings and to follow the application instructions as they appear.

    To view FAQs about the Faculty Legal Research Fellow positions, click here.

    Please review these FAQs before applying, and feel free to reach out to the CSO with any other questions!

    02.22

  • Updated Employer Lists on Symplicity

    For those of you looking for resources to help you in your law firm job search or networking efforts, we have a few new employer lists that should be helpful.

    For those of you looking for resources to help you in your law firm job search or networking efforts, we have a few new employer lists that should be helpful. If you are interested, be sure to check the Symplicity Document Library (in “Resources”) for the following lists:

    1. The 2020 Am Law 100
    2. Law 360 – 400 Largest U.S. Law Firms By Attorney Headcount (2020)
    3. Philadelphia Business Journal – 2020 “Largest Law Firms in Philadelphia Region”
    4. Legal Intelligencer – 2020 “100 Largest Law Firms in Pennsylvania”
    5. NJ Law Journal Largest Law Firms of 2020
    6. Washington Business Journal – 2020 “Largest Law Firms in Greater D.C.”
    7. Philadelphia Business Journal – 2020 “Intellectual Property Law Firms in Greater Philadelphia”

    Let the CSO know if you have any questions!

    02.22

  • Register for Summer Courses

    The Summer 2021 course schedule will be available sometime today or tomorrow on the DrexelOne system/Web Term Master Schedule, and on DragonNet.

    The Summer 2021 course schedule will be available sometime today or tomorrow on the DrexelOne system/Web Term Master Schedule, and on DragonNet. Registration for all students for Summer 2021 will open April 2, 2021 at 12:15 p.m. Eastern time.

    02.22

  • JD Tuition and Financial Aid Information for Summer 2021

    Information about about merit scholarships, paying per credit, flat-rate tuition and more.
    • 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.
    • For students paying per credit (matriculated before May 2020, or in international programs), the law school is again offering a 33% discount on tuition for students this summer. The tuition will be $1,065 per credit after the law school’s 33% discount is applied. The General Fee will be $420.
    • For students paying a flat-rate tuition (matriculated May and August 2020, and not in international programs), the law school is offering a 33% discount on tuition this summer. The cost is $1065 per credit for fewer than 9 credits, or $15,980 for 9 or more credits (full-time) after the law school’s 33% discount is applied. The General Fee will be $420.
    • 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 www.studentloans.gov. The loan is for 2020-21 (not 2021-22). The loan term is 05/24/2021-08/05/2021.
    • 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 2020-21 budget. Funds are scheduled to disburse the week of May 17, 2021 with refunds issued by the Bursar’s Office over the following two-three days.
    • There are no additional financial aid applications necessary if your FAFSA for 2020-21 is on file with the school.
    • Students in the Accelerated JD program are already packaged for summer and will not need to take additional steps. Accelerated JD scholarships apply regardless of number of credits taken in the summer.

    02.22

  • July 2021 PA Bar Exam to Be Administered Remotely

    Registration opens soon for the Pennsylvania July 2021 bar exam, which will be administered remotely. The Pennsylvania July 2021 bar exam will be administered remotely. Registration for that exam will open shortly. Additional information will be provided on the Board’s website.

    02.15

  • Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship

    Deadline: March 8, 2021

    The Fellowship is awarded to 1L or 2L Asian Pacific American students in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley region who will be working (virtually or in person) at a public interest organization or government agency (including the judiciary) this upcoming summer.

    We are happy to announce that the Asian Pacific American Bar Association-PA (APABA-PA) and the Philadelphia Bar Foundation are once again accepting applications for the Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship. The Fellowship is awarded to 1L or 2L Asian Pacific American students in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley region who will be working (virtually or in person) at a public interest organization or government agency (including the judiciary) this upcoming summer. The internship must be in Pennsylvania or the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area. A student may be awarded up to $5,000 and is eligible even if she or he receives other funding. The deadline for the 2021 Judge William W. Marutani Fellowship Program is March 8, 2021. The Application materials are available here.

    02.7

  • PBA: What Every Future Lawyer Needs to Know About Landing a Job in Family Law: Virtual Panel Discussion and Q&A

    Wednesday, March 17, 4-6 p.m.

    Join us to learn the best tips and tricks to find and land your first job as a family lawyer.

    This is an opportunity for all law students to hear about the practice of family law, network with practitioners, and learn about a valuable opportunity to meet and network with family law practitioners from across the state. Join us to learn the best tips and tricks to find and land your first job as a family lawyer.

    Register (for free) by March 17 to receive participation instructions and link.

    Register

    02.7

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

    Sign up by February 12

    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 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 27, 2021. Please consider volunteering to bailiff (1Ls) or judge (2/3Ls) for the morning preliminary rounds (9 a.m.-12:25 p.m.), afternoon semi-final rounds (12:45-3:30 p.m.), or both. If you are able to volunteer, email Earthen Johnson at eej23@drexel.edu by Friday, February 12 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.

    02.7

  • DiveIN + SBA Anti-Racism Initiative Discussions

    Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. on February 10, March 3, 17, 31, and April 14.

    Join DiveIN and SBA for a series of independent discussions aimed at opening community dialogue about systemic racism and implicit bias.

    As a continuation of the discussions last semester, join DiveIN and SBA for a series of independent discussions aimed at opening community dialogue about systemic racism and implicit bias. Discussions will be held Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. on February 10, March 3, 17, 31, and April 14.

    We hope to give attendees the tools to think analytically about our own communities and our own roles within them. We ask each attendee to read the discussion articles for that day in advance - don't worry, it's only one or two!

    For all articles and more details, go to the Student Bar Association's BlackBoard page (found within Law School Programming on BlackBoard).

    Each discussion features a free book giveaway, and students who attend every discussion both semesters can enter the 2021 Barrister's Ticket Raffle (10 tickets available)!

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