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  • 2L & 3L Students: Register for 2022 GPALS Philadelphia Virtual Job Fair

    Deadline: August 12 at 12:00 EST noon

    The Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools Consortium (GPALS) is excited to announce that the 2022 GPALS Philadelphia Virtual Job Fair will be held on Friday, September 23. 2L & 3L students may register and apply for the fair as of Monday, June 27, 2022. The student application deadline is Friday, August 12 at 12:00 EST noon. Check your email for application instructions or see Symplicity/Events.

    The Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools Consortium (GPALS) is excited to announce that the 2022 GPALS Philadelphia Virtual Job Fair will be held on Friday, September 23. 2L & 3L students may register and apply for the fair as of Monday, June 27. The student application deadline is Friday, August 12 at 12:00 EST noon.

    Check your email for application instructions or see Symplicity/Events.

    06.27

  • Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Competition

    Deadline: August 8

    The Philadelphia Bar Association is pleased to announce the 2022 Legal Writing Competition in honor of the late Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In so doing, the Bar Association recognizes the importance of excellence in legal writing and seeks to award a student enrolled in an ABA-approved Philadelphia-area law school for authoring a top-quality competition submission. The following information is provided to encourage your participation.

    The Philadelphia Bar Association is pleased to announce the 2022 Legal Writing Competition in honor of the late Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In so doing, the Bar Association recognizes the importance of excellence in legal writing and seeks to award a student enrolled in an ABA-approved Philadelphia-area law school for authoring a top-quality competition submission. The following information is provided to encourage your participation.

    ELIGIBILITY
    The Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Competition is open to full-time and part-time law students who completed their second or third year of study by the end of the 2021-2022 academic year at one of the following six institutions: Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Rutgers Law School, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Widener University Delaware Law School. Part-time law students who were in their third or later year of study during the 2021-2022 academic year are also eligible. Students must be or have been in good standing at their institutions. Other than being published in a law review or journal at the student’s law school, as described further in the fifth bullet point of the Rules section below, the submission may not have been previously published. The submission also may not have been submitted for any other competition during the time when it is under consideration for this competition. The submission must be the work of one author alone (joint submissions will not be considered), and the author must certify that the submission has been prepared without substantial editing from others.

    TOPIC
    Candidates may submit a law review quality submission on any topic relating to rights, privileges, and responsibilities under federal law.

    AWARDS
    The author of the first-place submission will receive a cash award of $2,500 and the publication of the winning submission in The Philadelphia Lawyer and on the Bar
    Association’s website and/or in an appropriate Bar Association publication. The winner of the first-place award will be invited to the Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia Bar Association, at which time the award will be presented.

    If the Bar Association, in its discretion, determines that it is appropriate, it may also award second and third place prizes. The authors of the second and third place entries will be announced in The Philadelphia Lawyer.

    Click here for full details on judging, rules, award, and application information.

    06.27

  • Class of 2023 - New Jersey Clerkship Applications Are Open

    Apply Through the Application Portal. Sample materials, state specific information, panel recordings and answers to your frequently asked questions can be found at CSO’s online guide.

    Apply Through the Application Portal. Sample materials, state specific information, panel recordings and answers to your frequently asked questions can be found at CSO’s online guide.

    • Clerkships are for everyone – apply for clerkships regardless of your GPA. Each judge has their own hiring credentials and GPA is only one factor considered.
    • Apply broadly – you do not have to take the bar in the same state where you clerk, and Pennsylvania’s adoption of the UBE starting in July 2022 dramatically improves the potential for flexibility with your law license.
    • Our alumni clerks have gone on to positions in everything from large firms to government to public interest to policy. Clerking makes you a better lawyer.
    • NJ judges generally hire earlier than PA. There are also more positions in NJ. This is a good time to consider NJ Clerkships

    06.27

  • 2022 Carole Bailey Scholarship

    Deadline: September 15

    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.

    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.

    2022 Carole Bailey Scholarship Rules
    Deadline: September 15, 2022 (11:59pm Eastern Time)

    Who can apply?

    Students who are:

    • Enrolled or enrolling in any law school accredited by the American Bar Association for the 2022/2023 academic year; and,
    • Able to demonstrate either an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service.
    • An interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not necessary for an applicant to be selected.

    An application must include:

    • A curriculum vitae or résumé that contains the applicant’s current contact information, including email and phone number;
    • The applicant’s most recent transcript (undergraduate, graduate or law school);
    • A letter of recommendation from a professor or any other suitable person; and,
    • An original essay written by the applicant alone. The essay is limited to no more than 600 words and should address any interests, experiences or other qualifications considered relevant by the applicant that demonstrate an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service.

    Click here for more information and application instructions.

    06.27

  • Blank Rome 2L Diversity Scholars Program

    Deadline: July 22

    Any 2L Student (or 3L Evening Student) interested in our Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, D.C., office who meets the following requirements:

    • Belong to one or more historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, self-identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and/or have demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) in their school or communities;
    • Possess strong academic and personal achievements; and
    • Express commitment and passion in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal industry.

    Who can apply?

    Any 2L Student (or 3L Evening Student) interested in our Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, D.C., office who meets the following requirements:

    • Belong to one or more historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, self-identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and/or have demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) in their school or communities;
    • Possess strong academic and personal achievements; and
    • Express commitment and passion in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal industry.

    Program Benefits
    Selected participants will receive the following:

    • A full-salaried position in our 2023 Summer Associate Program
    • $25,000 scholarship paid in two installments toward third-year law school expenses ($12,500 upon joining the program, and $12,500 provided the Scholar receives and accepts offer to return to Blank Rome as a full-time associate after graduation)
    • Exclusive mentoring, coaching, and professional development programs
    • Social networking events
    • Involvement with DEI strategy implementation

    Please click here for more information and application instructions.

    06.27

  • Stradley Ronon CLE Event: Promoting Inclusivity for Queer Employees

    Wednesday, June 15, 12:00 -1:30 p.m.

    Stradley is excited to celebrate Pride Month and asked that we share this invitation with KSoL students as an opportunity to see into the types of trainings and programming the firm offers. Students should register through the invitation link below. On behalf of Stradley Ronon, we invite interested students to virtually attend the upcoming program, “Promoting Inclusivity for Queer Employees” on Wednesday, June 15, from 12-1:30 p.m. EST. Stradley is excited to celebrate Pride Month and asked that we share this invitation with KSoL students as an opportunity to see into the types of trainings and programming the firm offers. Students should register through the invitation link below.

    In celebration of Pride Month, please join Stradley Ronon for a CLE Event

    Promoting Inclusivity for Queer Employees
    Wednesday, June 15
    12-1:30 p.m. EST
    Virtual Program

    Language and conversations regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression are evolving at a remarkable speed. In fact, they are evolving so quickly that many individuals – including those who identify as queer – find it challenging (and even scary) to engage colleagues and friends regarding these issues. To make conversations surrounding queer identity and inclusivity more routine, our presenters will provide insight into fundamental issues, including:

    View invitation and register here!

    06.13

  • Move the Needle 1L Virtual Learning Forum: Crushing it in Screening & Callback Interviews

    Thursday, July 14, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CT.

    The Move the Needle Fund (“MTN”) is the first collaborative effort designed and funded with $5M — by Diversity Lab and four trailblazing law firms — to test innovative initiatives to create a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. MTN invites rising 2L students from historically underrepresented populations to participate in the Virtual Summer Learning Forum.

    The Move the Needle Fund (“MTN”) is the first collaborative effort designed and funded with $5M — by Diversity Lab and four trailblazing law firms — to test innovative initiatives to create a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. MTN invites rising 2L students from historically underrepresented populations to participate in the Virtual Summer Learning Forum. Registration links are posted in Symplicity/Events.

    Register for "Crushing it in Screening & Callback Interviews"
    on Thursday, July 14, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CT.

    06.6

  • Reed Smith Philadelphia: Pre-OCI Open House & Reception

    Wednesday, June 22 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

    Are you interested in learning more about Reed Smith’s Philadelphia office? Our Open House at 3 Logan Square (Philadelphia, PA 19103) will provide rising 2L students with the opportunity to visit our office and make connections with our Philadelphia attorneys – all in advance of the on campus interviewing season. Are you interested in learning more about Reed Smith’s Philadelphia office? Our Open House at 3 Logan Square (Philadelphia, PA 19103) will provide rising 2L students with the opportunity to visit our office and make connections with our Philadelphia attorneys – all in advance of the on campus interviewing season. Light refreshments will be served.

    Please click here to RSVP by June 20th at 5:00 p.m.

    06.6

  • NYC Bar 2022 Summer Associates & Interns Annual Reception

    Wednesday, June 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    The New York City Bar will host the annual welcoming reception in honor of summer associates and interns, their mentors and colleagues.

    The New York City Bar will host the annual welcoming reception in honor of summer associates and interns, their mentors and colleagues. Guests can mingle with other summer associates and attorneys, enjoy drinks, mocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, and have the opportunity to win a pair of Apple Airpods and/or prizes like weekend car rentals, 4 "Field MVP" tickets to a select Yankees game, a three-month membership at Equinox and more. Guests must be 21 and over. This is a free event!

    Please click here for more information and registration.


    06.6

  • The Law School Outreach Summer Panel Series

    The Law School Outreach Summer Panel Series will be held each Thursday at Noon from June 2 - July 28. Please note that registration is required for each individual meeting.

    The Law School Outreach Summer Panel Series will be held each Thursday at Noon from June 2 - July 28. Please note that registration is required for each individual meeting.

    June 2: Collaborative Advocacy in the Public Interest Community
    June 9: Post-Graduate Fellowships
    June 16: Immigration Practice and Immigrant Rights
    June 23: Personal Finance - How You Can Afford to Be a Public Interest Lawyer
    June 30: Professional Development - Direct Services/Community Lawyering
    July 7: Criminal Law and Prisoner’s Rights/Sentencing
    July 14: Professional Development - Cultural Competency in Public Interest Practice
    July 21: Policy and Impact Litigation
    July 28: Using the Bar Association and Other Networks and Resources to Expand Your Public Service Career

    Click here to register for one of the panel sessions!

    You must be registered through the Association’s site to receive the video conference ID and password. Registration will close 30 minutes prior to the meeting start time and you will receive the link to join immediately after registration closes.

    In order to register for the meetings, you will need to login to the Philadelphia Bar Association’s website first. Once logged in, registration will be available. If you’ve logged into our website before but this is the first time you've logged in since Nov. 2019, you will need to create a new password by clicking the Existing Users Create New Login button. We will use your email on file as your username. If you have never logged into our website before, you will need to create a new account by clicking the Create A New Account button.

    Once logged in, you will be able to register for the meeting by clicking Register Myself and then in the bottom right you will be able to select Proceed to Checkout which will then take you to the next page where you can select Submit Order which will complete your registration. You will receive a confirmation email once successfully registered.

    If you have any questions about logging in or registering, please don’t hesitate to contact Dawn Petit at dpetit@philabar.org.

    06.6

  • Klehr Harrison Diversity Fellowship Program

    Deadline: June 15

    We encourage students to learn more and apply to the Klehr Harrison Diversity Fellowship Program. This program is intended to further our mission of recruiting and retaining candidates from diverse backgrounds, as well as those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage students to learn more and apply to the Klehr Harrison Diversity Fellowship Program. This program is intended to further our mission of recruiting and retaining candidates from diverse backgrounds, as well as those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Applications for the Diversity Fellowship are now being accepted and considered on a rolling basis. The deadline for 2022 submissions is June 15, 2022.

    Selected fellows will participate in a six-week paid summer component of the program beginning Summer 2022. Eligible candidates will be in their first or second year of law school and selected fellows will also continue participating in the mentorship component of the program during the course of their second or third year of law school.

    06.6

  • 18th Annual Bay Area Virtual Diversity Career Fair

    Saturday, July 23

    In partnership with the San Francisco Bar Association, Orrick is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for rising 2L law students for the 18th Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair. In partnership with the San Francisco Bar Association, Orrick is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for rising 2L law students for the 18th Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair. Like last year, the Career Fair will be virtual and will be held on Saturday, July 23. This event will feature over 40 employers from leading law firms, government agencies, and other private/public legal employers. We will also be hosting a panel for employers and student registrants on Friday, July 22, featuring an employer diversity panel where legal industry-leading experts will discuss their career successes and challenges.

    For more information, download announcement here.

    06.6

  • Morgan Lewis Recruiting Reception

    RSVP by June 7 | Event on Tuesday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m.

    Join Morgan Lewis for Summer in the City Recruiting Reception on Tuesday, June 21 at 5:00pm. Meet their lawyers in person. Hear about our cutting-edge experience. Get a feel for what it's like at Morgan Lewis. Events taking place in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

    Join Morgan Lewis for Summer in the City Recruiting Reception on Tuesday, June 21 at 5:00pm. Meet their lawyers in person. Hear about our cutting-edge experience. Get a feel for what it's like at Morgan Lewis. Events taking place in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

    RSVP by June 7 to the Morgan Lewis office where you would like to attend

    06.6

  • Apply for Graduation!

    Students who intend to graduate in September (at the end of the summer) should apply for their degree on DrexelOne by June 1. Students who intend to graduate in September (at the end of the summer) should apply for their degree on DrexelOne by June 1. Under the Academics tab, click “Apply for Graduation” on the right. If you have any changes to make, such as adding or removing a concentration or changing your legal name, please do so prior to applying.

    06.6

  • Prepare for On-Campus Interviews with CSO's Cover Letter Review

    Deadline: June 3

    To help prepare students for OCI (on/off campus interviews), the Career Strategies Office is rolling out our Cover Letter Review Initiative. Students who submit a cover letter for review by June 3 will receive individual feedback on/before June 8.

    To help prepare students for OCI (on/off campus interviews), the Career Strategies Office is rolling out our Cover Letter Review Initiative. Students who submit a cover letter for review by June 3 will receive individual feedback on/before June 8.

    Cover Letter Review
    Submit your cover letter for review by June 3 and you will received comments and edits back from CSO by Wednesday, June 8.
    Whether you are applying for OCI, clerkships, or any other opportunity – cover letters are your chance to tell your story and highlight your strengths.
    Be sure your cover letter is application ready – submit today!

    Timeline
    Deadline to Submit – Friday, June 3
    CSO will return resumes by – Wednesday, June 8

    Student Instructions

    Accessing Symplicity
    Sign in to your Symplicity account via: https://law-drexel-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php
    As a reminder your user name is your FULL Drexel email address (first.m.last@drexel.edu)

    How to submit your cover letter for review

    1. Upload your draft cover letter on Symplicity

    • Click the DOCUMENTS tab
    • Select “MY DOCUMENTS” then click ‘Add New’ at the bottom of the screen.
    • Select “cover letter” as the document type. Documents SHOULD be in WORD format. Symplicity will automatically create a PDF version.
    • Save this document as DRAFT COVER LETTER.
    2. Submit your cover letter for review
    • Click the DOCUMENTS tab
    • Select OPT-IN BOOKS/COVER LETTER REVIEW
    • Use the “add resume/cover letter” button and choose your cover letter from the file list to be included in the Cover Letter Review Resume Book.

    Special Note for Mac users: To prevent document conversion incompatibilities, documents created on Mac computers in the Pages application should be saved as either .RTF or .PDF files prior to uploading. To ensure your document is converted properly, please click on "View as PDF" after you upload your document. If you are unable to open the PDF from the "View as PDF" link, re-save the document as a PDF and re-upload it to the system.

    06.6

  • National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) 39th Annual Job Fair (Virtual)

    Tuesday, August 2

    Attached are the materials regarding the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Annual Job Fair taking place virtually on Tuesday, August 2. The conference is FREE for law students and 2022 grads who register by June 30, 2022. Attached are the materials regarding the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Annual Job Fair taking place virtually on Tuesday, August 2. The conference is FREE for law students and 2022 grads who register by June 30, 2022.

    The NBPA, established in 1983, is a professional member organization comprised of over 800 prosecutors. Their mission is to recruit, train, and advance the careers of minority attorneys as prosecutors at all levels of government. The annual convention serves not only as a job fair forum, but as a comprehensive legal training program for prosecutors.

    This information is also posted in Symplicity events. Additional information about the NBPA and the conference is also available on their website at www.blackprosecutors.org.

    Registration

    Regular Registration: May 1 - June 30

    • Law Students & 2022 Graduates: $0
    • Experienced Attorneys: $25

     Late Registration: July 1 - July 15

    • Law Students & 2022 Graduates: $50
    • Experienced Attorneys: $100

    Resources

    06.6

  • Summer Schedule Update: Wednesday, July 27

    As noted on the academic calendar, we have assigned two days to meet on a Monday schedule to make up for holidays occurring over the Summer. Friday, June 24 and Wednesday, July 27 will follow Monday class schedules. Note: Tuesday, July 26 has no scheduled classes, but may be used for make-up or review sessions. As noted on the academic calendar, we have assigned two days to meet on a Monday schedule to make up for holidays occurring over the Summer. Friday, June 24 and Wednesday, July 27 will follow Monday class schedules. Note: Tuesday, July 26 has no scheduled classes, but may be used for make-up or review sessions.

    06.6