WashULaw Events

Washington University School of Law Scholars in Law

updated 17 October 2014 

 This Week's Events
 

Tuesday, October 21;

Barbri Tabling
11:00 AM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Crowder Courtyard (No. 301)
 

CSO: Summer Volunteer Judicial Internship and Externship Program
12:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310) 
The program will address what it means to work as a judicial intern, along with the steps necessary to apply for an internship/externship. Please plan to attend this program if you are considering applying for a federal or state judicial internship. The topics covered will include the timing for submitting applications, responsibilities/tasks of a judicial intern, the parts of an application, how to research judges, and much more. 

Lexis Table Tip Tuesday
12:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Crowder Courtyard (No. 301)  

The 2nd Amendment: Common Sense v. The Constitution
12:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Jordan Foundation Classroom (No. 204) 
Join the Federalist Society in welcoming Sandy Froman, who will be speaking about the Second Amendment. The topic of her presentation is “Common Sense v. The Constitution: Why ‘Good ideas’ May Not Meet Constitutional Requirements.” Sandy Froman is the former president and a current board member of the National Rifle Association of America. She is an attorney in private civil law practice, a gun collector, hunter, and Second Amendment activist. A native of San Francisco, she has a bachelor’s degree in economics with honors from Stanford University and a JD from Harvard Law School. Lunch will be provided. 

Federal Public Interest Panel
12:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Zorensky Classroom (No. 306) 
The Student Bar Association will be hosting a panel on federal public interest jobs. This talk will be a great way to learn more about working as an Assistant U.S. Attorney or Federal Defender. Coffee and light snacks will be provided, and we hope to see you then! 

Wednesday, October 22

Themis Bar Review Table
11:30 AM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Crowder Courtyard (No. 301) 

Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call Series: The Future of Guantanamo Bay
11:00 AM, Detjen Seminar Room (Seigle Hall, No. 108E) 
The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute invites students to participate in the CFR Academic Conference Call series as Matthew C. Waxman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and Professor at Columbia Law School, discusses the future of Guantanamo Bay. Recommended background reading: Guantanamo Bay Prison Likely to Remain Open for the Foreseeable Future; Obama’s Guantanamo Legacy. As space is limited, kindly RSVP to Bethel Mandefro. more …  

Barbri Tabling
11:00 AM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Crowder Courtyard (No. 301)
 

LGBT Discrimination in the Age of Marriage Equality
12:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Zorensky Classroom (No. 306) 
Join OUTLaw, Labor & Employment Law Society, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion about discrimination against LGBT individuals after the success of marriage equality cases across the country. Panelists include Tony Rothert, Legal Director of the ACLU of Missouri, and AJ Bockelman, Executive Director of PROMO, Missouri’s state-wide organization fighting for LGBT equality. Lunch will be served. 

“Teach-In”: Interrogating Race and Rights: The Grand Jury’s Decision in the Michael Brown Shooting
7:00 PM, Seigle Hall, Rettner Classroom (No. 301)  
Professors Katherine Goldwasser and Peter Joy, experts in the field of criminal law and procedure, will explore these and other questions: What factors will the grand jury consider in deciding whether to charge Darren Wilson? Is race a factor in grand jury decision-making? When can we expect a decision? Presented by the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, the Pre-Law Society, and the Diversity Affairs Council. more …  

Thursday, October 23

German Conversation Table
12:00 PM, Seigle Hall, Detjen Seminar Room (No. 108)
Interested in improving your foreign language skills? Join the Harris Institute’s “Languages at Lunch” program at the German Conversation Table led by Prof. Peter Cramer. Bring your lunch; drinks and desserts will be provided! Conversation tables are open to all levels of proficiency.RSVP to more...  

Pro Bono Day
12:00-6:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
We are thrilled to bring to campus this year the annual Pro Bono Day. CLE 12:00-4:30 PM; Reception 4:30-6:00 PM. Students and faculty are invited to Pro Bono Day, featuring a welcome with Dean Staudt and BAMSL President Joseph Frank; Keynote with ArchCity Defenders Executive Director Thomas B. Harvey; and CLE including Ethics CLE. For more information, view the flier. Register here 

Burson Fund Event: A Conversation with John Rogers
12:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Jordan Foundation Classroom (No. 204)
Please join BLSA and the JD/MBA Association for a conversation with John Rogers, Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments, www.arielinvestments.com, the largest minority owned mutual fund. He has served on numerous boards and served as co-chair for the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009. He currently chairs the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. Lunch will be provided. Charles and Bunny Burson Student Activities Fund event. 

Law and Social Work Society Info. Session
12:00 PM, Seigle Hall, Greenfield Classroom (No. 109)
Please join the Law and Social Work Society for a brown bag lunch information session about the joint JD/MSW degree. We will provide general information and discuss requirements of the program. Please contact Claire Sabourin, c.sabourin@wustl.edu, or Melissa Weiss, melissa.weiss@wustl.edu, with any questions. Hope to see you there! 

Scholars in Law
6:00 PM, Palladium St. Louis, Lafayette Square

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Save the Date 

 October 2014
 

Thursday, October 30

Harris Institute’s French Conversation Table
12:00 PM, Seigle Hall, Detjen Seminar Room (No. 108); refreshments and dessert provided.
RSVP to Bethel Mandefro  

Friday, October 31

Gerrit De Geest Chair Installation (Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law) 
12:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Trial Courtroom (No. 309)
Reception immediately following.  Please RSVP to Gina Tramelli by October 22 (deadline extended). more... 

Law, Identity and Culture Initiative Lecture: Steve Seidman 
4:00-5:30 PM, Duncker Hall, Hurst Lounge
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 November 2014
 

Thursday, November 6

Academic Conference Call: NAFTA at 20
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Seigle Hall, Detjen Seminar Room (No. 108)
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Harris Institute’s French Conversation Table
12:00 PM, Seigle Hall, Detjen Seminar Room (No. 108)
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Thursday, November 13

Harris Institute’s Spanish Conversation Table
12:00 PM, Seigle Hall, Detjen Seminar Room (No. 108)
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Thursday, November 20

Academic Conference Call: U.S. China Relations
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Seigle Hall, Detjen Seminar Room (No. 108)
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Wednesday, November 26

Last Day of Classes  

Thursday, November 27 - Sunday, November 30

Thanksgiving Break 
The Law School will be closed until Monday, December 1st. 

 December 2014
 

Tuesday, December 2

Law, Identity and Culture Initiative Lecture Speaker: Elizabeth Freeman 
4:00-5:30 PM, Danforth University Center, Room 276
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Wednesday, December 3 - Tuesday, December 16

Exam Period 
Exams will be held in the law school from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday.  The law library is restricted to law faculty, staff and students during this period. 

Thursday, December 4

Academic Conference Call: Implications of Drones on U.S. Foreign Policy
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Seigle Hall, Detjen Seminar Room (No. 108)
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Thursday, November 27

Harris Institute’s German Conversation Table 
12:00 PM, Seigle Hall, Detjen Seminar Room (No. 108)
RSVP to Bethel Mandefro.  more... 

Saturday, December 6

University December Degree Recognition Ceremony 
1:30 PM, Graham Chapel, Danforth Campus
A dessert reception in the Danforth University Center Tisch Commons immediately follows the ceremony. more... 

Thursday, December 25

Christmas Holiday 
The law school will be closed. 

 January 2015
 

Thursday, January 1

 New Year's Day Holiday
The law school will be closed. 

Monday, January 12

First Day of Classes for Spring Semester 
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Monday, January 19

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
The law school will be closed. 

Thursday, January 22

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series: Xavier De Souza Briggs
12:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
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 February 2015
 

Thursday, February 5

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series: S.I. Strong
Beyond International Commercial Arbitration? The Promise of International Commercial Mediation
12:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Co-sponsored with Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Program, Dispute Resolution Society. more...  

Friday, February 6 

Roundtable on International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310) 

Friday, February 20

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series: Larry R. Helfer
LGBT Rights in International and Comparative Law: Progress and Contestation
3:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Co-sponsored with Harris World Law Institute. more...  

 March 2015
 

Sunday, March 8 - Saturday, March 14

Spring Break 
No classes will be held this week.  The law school will be open. 

Tuesday, March 16 - Wednesday, March 17

Law, Identity and Culture Initiative Lecture Speaker: Saba Maimed 
4:00 PM, Location TBA 

Thursday, March 26

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series: Marc Spindelman
12:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
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 April 2015
 

Wednesday, April 1

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series: Stephanie Farrior
12:00 PM, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
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April 2-3, 2015

Global Perspectives on Colorism 
Anheuser-Busch Hall
Sponsored by Harris World Law Institute.  more... 

 May 2015
 

Friday, May 15

Commencement
Begins 8:30 AM
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