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Weekly Newsletter

Dec. 9, 2013

Office of Student Affairs Announcements

Examination Materials Policy

1. For closed book/no materials exams, students may only bring into the exam room:

a. Laptop
b. Writing implements (such as pens and highlighters)
c. A small, clear plastic bag (no larger than one-quart size), which must be displayed on the desk, containing factory sealed or unwrapped food items such as candy, cough drops, mints and/or chewing gum, individual feminine hygiene products, and individual tablets of medicine.
d. A beverage.

Thus, all materials (such as notes, casebooks, study aids), electronic devices, and purses, backpacks, and the like may not be brought into the exam room.

2. For all other exams taken at the law school: Students may only bring with them into the exam room:

a. Laptop
b. Writing implements (such as pens and highlighters)
c. A small, clear plastic bag (no larger than one-quart size) that must be displayed on the examination table containing factory sealed or unwrapped food items such as candy, cough drops, mints and/or chewing gum, individual feminine hygiene products, and individual tablets of medicine.
d. A beverage
e. Permitted exam materials per the exam conditions posted for the term.

3. For ALL exams:

a. Pockets must be empty. Feminine hygiene products will be available in the women’s rooms during the exam period.
b. Students are not permitted to access any prohibited material or device during an exam, regardless of location.
c. Backpacks and other bags that will not fit in lockers may be stowed in a designated area.

Thus, possession of unauthorized materials or electronic devices after the exam has commenced will be treated as an act of cheating and pursued under the Code of Conduct, regardless of whether there is direct proof of use of the prohibited material or device to access information during an exam.

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Career Strategies Office Announcements


2014 Public Interest/Public Service Career Fair (PI/PS)


The 2014 Public Interest/Public Service Career Fair (PI/PS) will be held on Friday, January 31st.  Bidding for interviews is now underway.  The deadline to bid is December 15, 2013.  Open to all classes, this year’s fair has a total of 40 registered employers.   In order to participate, you must first register in the Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools (GPALS) Symplicity website which can be accessed via the link https://law-gpals-csm.symplicity.com/students/  [Please note this is NOT the same as Drexel’s Symplicity site].


Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG) 2014 Summer Fellows Program

The Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG) has announced details regarding their 2014 Summer Fellows Program.  For more info about the program – including eligibility criteria and application instructions, please visit http://www.pdlg.net/2012/06/12/1l-summer-program/.  Applications are due to Alex Vecchio by January 22nd.   If you are planning to apply, we encourage you to start the process NOW in order to allow enough time to assemble the required application materials (including two personal recommendations - at least one must be a law school professor).

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Scholarships and Writing Competitions


Scholarships:

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship - Deadline: January 6, 2014
For details, please visit http://www.bannerwitcoff.com/_docs/Donald%20W%20Banner%20Diversity%20Scholarship.pdf.

Writing Competitions: 

2014 Global Markets Law Journal Writing Competition - Deadline: February 14, 2014
For details, please visit http://globalmarkets.jmls.edu/competition

2014 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration - Deadline: April 1, 2014
For details, please visit http://med.fsu.edu/userFiles/file/Writing%20Competition(1).pdf

Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Section 2014 Writing Competition - Deadline: April 15, 2014
For details, please visit http://www.drexel.edu/law/docket/enewsletter/flyers/2014-PBA-IP-Writing-Contest.pdf

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Submissions for the Weekly Newsletter

The next issue of the Weekly Newsletter will be published on January 13, 2014.
Submissions for the Weekly Newsletter are subject to approval by Kevin Oates, Senior Associate Dean of Students and
Associate Professor of Law. Submissions are due by noon on Wednesday for the following week's issue.

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