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Weekly Newsletter

Dec. 8, 2014

Office of Admissions Announcements

Law School Ambassador Applications

We are now accepting applications for the Law School Ambassador position with the Admissions Office. To apply for one of the six positions please submit an email to Tiffany McClendon with a cover letter explaining your interest in being an LSA and what you believe you can bring to the organization. Also please submit a resume outlining your experience and extracurricular activities (your legal resume is okay to use). Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 12. Interviews will be held Jan. 13 through Jan. 16. You will be notified via email if you are picked for an interview.

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Career Strategies Office Announcements

The Greater Philadelphia Association of Law Schools (GPALS)
Annual Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Career Fair
Friday, February 6, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Temple University - Center City Campus
1515 Market Street in Philadelphia, PA

The PIPS Career Fair brings dozens of employers from Philadelphia and beyond to interview law students from Drexel, Penn, Penn State, Rutgers-Camden, Temple, Villanova, and Widener for summer internships or permanent positions. Students from all class years will have the opportunity to register and bid on interviews with employers beginning in early December 2014. Employers are expected to include public interest organizations and government agencies. Further information on registered employers as well as the student registration and application process will be distributed via email in late November or early December, but please save the date now!

Please RSVP on Symplicity for all CSO events so we can plan accordingly.

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Office of Student Affairs Announcements

Preparing for Exams

Read completely the Exam Policies in Section I.D. of the Student Handbook.

  1. View the Fall Exam Conditions to find out about your specific exams.
  2. Get your Exam ID for the current term. You must first complete the Exam Policies Verification Form and then your Exam ID will display under "My Current Term Exam ID" to the right, and be emailed to you. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING YOUR EXAM ID CONFIDENTIAL.
  3. Download the latest version of Exam4 from Drexel's Exam4 page. This is a DIFFERENT version than you used for midterms.
  4. Complete a valid Practice Exam 5:00 PM on the last day of classes (December 3, 2014). Students who do not complete a valid Practice Exam before the stated deadline will not be eligible for technical assistance during exams. For the practice exam to be valid, it must be submitted:
      1. using your 5-digit anonymous exam ID
      2. before the stated deadline (5:00 PM the last day of classes, December 3)
      3. with the current version of the software (the finals version, in this case).

Students seeking exam accommodations must submit their Office of Disability paperwork to Prof. Coleman no later than the last day of classes (December 3, 2014).

A Reminder from Dean Oates

Students with scheduled exams should not plan to travel until the end of the exam period due to the possibility of weather rescheduling or other unforeseen circumstances.

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Scholarships, Writing Competitions and Other Opportunities

CLERKSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS/INTERSHIPS:

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program
Deadline: Dec. 26, 2014

Up to nine law students from diverse backgrounds are placed in summer business court clerkships around the country. The selected clerks will receive a stipend to cover living expenses for the duration of the 8-week clerkship and an all-expense paid trip to the September 2015 Section Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project
Deadline: Jan. 12, 2015

The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the in the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General throughout the United States, as well as the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, the Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, and the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Protection.

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United States Bankruptcy 2015 Summer Internship Opportunity
Deadline: Jan. 5, 2015

Students interested in a federal bankruptcy internship with Judge Eric Frank should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and (if available) a current law school transcript to Chambers_of_Judge_Eric_Frank@paeb.uscourts.gov. Students who wish to apply must be available to start on or around June 1, 2015.

SCHOLARSHIPS:

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
Deadline: Dec. 1

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, 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. Students must affirmatively demonstrate their interest by completing the application form and submitting a 250-500-word essay about how they meet the eligibility criteria, proof of academic progress and good academic standing, proof of Pennsylvania residency, a resume, and up to two letters of recommendation from a faculty advisor, professor, dean, employer or lawyer. Applications are due no later than December 1, 2014. More information about the program may be found at: http://www.pabarfoundation.org/Programs%20and%20Awards/James%20W.aspx.

WRITING COMPETITIONS: 

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
Deadline: Dec. 1 (entries must have been written or published between Nov. 15, 2013 and the deadline date)

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.

Competition PDF »

Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition
Deadline: Jan. 2, 2015

The FSU College of Medicine and the FSU College of Law, will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions. This writing competition is made possible by a generous gift from Mollie and Paul Hill.

Competition PDF »

First Annual Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015

The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities.

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Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition
Deadline: Jan. 5, 2015

Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation writing competition. Winners receive $2000 and a trip to the FBA's Annual Tax Law Conference.

Competition PDF »

Animal Law Writing Contest
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2015

The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers' Association and Animal Health Institute offer law students an opportunity to engage in a scholarly discussion and debate of legal issues related to animals and animal law.

Learn More »

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Annual Law Student Writing Competition
Deadline: May 15, 2015

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2014-2015 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2014. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible.

Learn More »


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Connect with Drexel Through Social Media

Because the law school is such a busy place, social media are useful tools for keeping tabs on the student, faculty and alumni community.  If you haven’t already begun following the law school through social media, please consider the following options:

  • Facebook: the main law school page is a great way to track what classmates, professors and alumni are up to.  The “Class of” groups are a resource for finding roommates, used textbooks, etc.
  • Twitter: the law school feed focuses on2w1 faculty appearances in the news media and at conferences, upcoming events and newsworthy student and alumni accomplishments.
  • LinkedIn: the law school group is open to all students and alumni, making it an easy way to build your professional network.  Notices of immediate job openings will sometimes appear there.
  • YouTube: View all of our videos on Drexel University's YouTube page.

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