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Weekly Newsletter

October 17, 2016


Gov. Jon Huntsman Speaking on Ethics, Integrity and Politics
Monday, Oct. 17
Noon - 1 p.m.
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Laurence E. Hirsch Œ-71 Classroom
299 North Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085

Sponsored by The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance, Villanova will welcome Jon Huntsman Jr. ­ former Governor of Utah, former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore, and 2012 Presidential candidate ­ who will speak on Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Politics.

During the program, Brian Tierney, former CEO and publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News, and and current CEO of Brian Communications, will lead an insightful discussion with Governor Huntsman regarding how citizens and lawmakers can fix the broken politics of Washington, DC, by working together and putting the needs of the nation above the needs of their respective parties. As the event is free and open to the public

Tuesday, Oct. 18
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
3rd Floor Gallery

Sponsored by: Latin American Law Student Association

Building a "WIRED" Community
Monday, Oct. 24, Room 240, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, Room 140, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

At Kline School of Law, we will remain committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and collaborative environment. We want the law school to be a place where you feel valued, respected, and listened to by your peers, faculty, and staff. You must attend one of the mandatory sessions below:

Continuing Students (Lunch will be provided):

Monday, Oct. 24, Room 240, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, Room 140, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

If you cannot attend, please stop by Issa's office in admissions or send her an email.

PA Bar Exam Talk
Wednesday, Oct. 26
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Room 240

Learn about the application process, character and fitness determination, and supplemental documentation in this presentation by Gicine Brignola, the Executive Director of the Board of the PA Bar Examiners. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Earning It – a Conversation and Book Signing with Joann Lublin of the Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, Oct. 26
7 - 9 p.m.
AJ Drexel Picture Gallery
3141 Chestnut St, 3rd Floor

Please join the Drexel LeBow Center for Corporate Governance’s Executive Director Patricia Q. Connolly and our own Dean Roger Dennis for a discussion on governance and compliance with Joann Lublin, Management News Editor for The Wall Street Journal.

Joann will recount milestones and dilemmas of the work world and provide candid advice for every stage of a careers as detailed in her recent publication “Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World.”

The $35 registration fee will be waived for law students. Register here and, when prompted for a coupon code, enter KlineComp.

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP Celebrates Diversity in the Legal Profession
Thursday, Oct. 27
6 - 8 p.m.
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
Centre Square West 1500 Market Street, Suite 3400
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2101

Meet the attorneys at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP as well as diverse law students from law schools in the Philadelphia region. Light refreshments, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.

Please RSVP to Beth Dainoff at

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Office of Student Affairs Announcements

Spring Registration

Registration for the JD Class of 2017 as well as joint degree students will take place from 12:15 - 11:59 p.m. on TUESDAY, Oct. 18. Registration for all upper-level JD students will re-open at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. LLMs will be scheduling advising sessions with Prof. Clare Coleman for registration. Master’s and Certificate students may register beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24.

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Office of Communications Announcements

Website Navigation Survey

We’d like your help improving the website’s Audience Menus — the curated links you find after clicking “Current Students” or “Faculty & Staff” next to the website’s Search bar.

Please take five minutes to complete this survey.

Your feedback will help us determine what appears on these pages.

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Career Strategies Office Announcements

Symplicity is the central resource for all career-related information including all job postings, announcements, law firm lists, podcasts, educational programs and networking opportunities. It’s simple…check Symplicity! We always look forward to seeing you in the CSO for personal advice, encouragement, and a welcoming cup of coffee, tea or water.  

The 10th Annual Carl “Tobey” Oxholm Summer Fellowship

Looking for a meaningful, paid summer experience in Philadelphia next summer? The Oxholm Fellowship funds a second-year law student from Drexel University Kline School of Law to work at the City Law Department for the Summer of 2017 ($10,000 stipend). The City Law Department operates like a full-service law firm that advises the City of Philadelphia, its officers, boards, commissions and agencies. Please see Symplicity or check the bulletin boards for all the details regarding the Oxholm Fellowship. The deadline to apply is Oct. 20 and we encourage you to apply.

The City Law Department consists of the Corporate and Tax Group (commercial law, economic development and investments, regulatory affairs, and revenue and taxation), Social Services Group (child welfare, health and adult services), and Litigation Group (civil rights, labor and employment, code enforcement unit, affirmative and general litigation, claims, and appeals and legislation). Drexel Kline School of Law graduates work in full-time positions with the City Law Department. Think broadly – this could be a very exciting opportunity to learn and develop relationships in the City of Philadelphia.

If you have any questions, please ask us!

Register »

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) for Students with Disabilities

The WRP is a federally-funded recruitment program that connects federal government agencies with college and graduate students with disabilities for internships and post-graduate positions. The application deadline is Oct. 17, and legal positions are available.

Visit for additional information, and contact Amy in the CSO with any questions.

U.S. Air Force JAG Corps Information Session

Want to learn more about the Air Force JAG Corps paid summer program, externships, and post-graduate attorney positions? Join us on Oct. 18 in Room 340 at 12:45 p.m. Please RSVP via Symplicity/Events.

Johnson & Johnson Law Department Invitation

The J&J Law Department invites you to attend the sixth annual "Law Student Day: Developing Your Career Path" on Nov. 4. See Symplicity/Events for details and RSVP by Oct. 21 via email to LDIHC@ITS.JNJ.COM.

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Academic Skills Program

Fall 2016 Academic Skills Workshops

All workshops will be held on Thursdays, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Law 240.

  • October 20 - Writing a Structured and Fully Analyzed Exam Answer
  • October 27 - No Workshop (LM deadline)
  • November 3 - Exam Success Strategies
  • November 10 - Writing the Rule Explanation for the 1L Memo (Prof. Coleman)
  • November 17 - Revising and Editing the 1L Memo (Prof. Coleman)

Questions? Contact Professor Nancy Kraybill;; Room 418; 215.571.4803

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Scholarships, Writing Competitions and Other Opportunities


Libertarian Public Interest Litigation Fellowships
Applications reviewed as received

Pacific Legal Foundation’s College of Public Interest Law offers 2-year litigation fellowships to graduates interested in rapidly gaining experience in the litigation of major constitutional cases. The fellowships are open to all graduating individuals of demonstrated high achievement and offer an exceptional opportunity as a stepping stone to private practice, public agency law, an academic career, or a permanent position with Pacific Legal Foundation.

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Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies
Deadline: Nov. 7, 2016

The scholarship seeks to recognize and support the efforts of individuals dedicated to improving the lives of workers. The Players Trust awards up to five $10,000 scholarships annually as part of the scholarship program.

To be eligible for an award, individuals must be Graduate or Law Students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada and must have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers’ rights. To receive an award, eligible candidates must meet a combination of criteria identified below:

  • A strong academic record
  • Demonstrated commitment to the labor movement
  • A strong recommendation from an academic or a labor/workers’ rights practitioner
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) scores or otherwise.

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Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Deadline: Nov. 23, 2016

This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.

The recipient of the scholarship receives $5,000 to be applied to their legal education. This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through at least the Fall semester 2017.

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James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarships
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation annually provides three, $3,000 scholarships through its James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Fund. Two of the scholarships are specifically designated for support of historically underrepresented minority law students. The awards are based upon financial need, academic achievement and a student’s potential for making a significant contribution to society in general and the legal profession in particular. Applications are due no later than Dec. 1, 2016. The scholarships will be awarded by Dec. 30, 2016.

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The Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
Deadline: July 1, 2017

The Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship awards an annual scholarship to a law school student or grant to a lawyer in practice less than 3 years who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to animal law/animal welfare. The maximum annual award is $5,400. Eligible applicants include: 1) Pennsylvania residents enrolled in a non-Pennsylvania law school within the United States; 2) law students enrolled in any of Pennsylvania’s accredited law schools; and 3) Pennsylvania lawyers in practice less than three years. Applicants must perform volunteer service to an animal welfare organization before, during and/or after law school; or engage in scholarship in the field of animal law and animal welfare, including reading, research, writing and clinical work; or perform pro bono legal work in the field of animal welfare. Applications are due no later than July 1, 2017. The scholarship/grant will be awarded by Aug. 23, 2017.

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American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Competition
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016

Each year The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers seeks to recognize written contributions to the field of consumer financial services law. Eligible papers include publishable articles, substantial book reviews, or book chapters; books; and student case note or comment. In any year, depending on the quality of the submissions, awards may be made in all or some of these three categories.

The awards include a cash payment ($2,500 for books, $2,000 for articles, reviews, or book chapters; and $1,000 for student work), a certificate or other token of recognition, and travel expenses to attend the College's annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

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Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society Writing Competition
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2016

Students are invited to join in the 2017 writing competition of, the virtual museum and archive of the history of financial regulation, administered and built by the SEC Historical Society.

Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition
Deadline: Jan. 13, 2017

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) this week announced its 2016-17 Law Student Writing Competition, under the auspices of PLF’s Program for Judicial Awareness. The competition awards up to $9,000 in three cash prizes for essays on designated constitutional issues by students currently enrolled in law school in the United States.

This year’s topics address the reach of Congress’s commerce power with reference to the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial “waters of the United States” rule; judicial deference to government agency rules; the impact of occupational licensing on professionals’ freedom of speech; and the Williamson County doctrine, which creates procedural obstacles to property owners seeking just compensation for government takings.

The essay questions and detailed information about the eligibility rules and contest requirements are available on our website.

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