Events and Announcements

Community Service Opportunity Announcement

Apply to PSAB for Public Service/Pro Bono Funding and Assistance

PSAB still has funds to distribute this semester for public service and pro bono projects. Fill out our easy online application (http://law.wustl.edu/forms/PSAB/PSABapplyFunding.asp) if your student organization need funding for public service or pro bono projects, and send an email to psab@wustl.edu if you need help designing an event for your group.

Sponsored by PSAB
For more information, contact Josh Sills at psab@wustl.edu or (


Research Assistants Announcement

Professor Sepper Seeks RA for Health Law Research

Professor Sepper seeks a research assistant for research related to reproductive rights, religious objection, and general health law. Applicants should possess a mastery of Westlaw/Lexis, general library databases, and the Bluebook. RA work would be expected for 5-10 hours/week and compensated at standard RA rates. Please submit resume, transcript, and the name of a WashU professor reference to esepper@wustl.edu.

Sponsored by Professor Sepper
For more information, contact Professor Sepper at esepper@wustl.edu


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition

The editors of the American Indian Law Review are now accepting papers on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. The competition is open to all students enrolled in a J.D. or graduate program at an accredited law school in the U.S. or Canada. Deadline for submission is January 30, 2015. For submission guidelines, go to htt;://www.ailr.net/writecomp .

Sponsored by American Indian Law Review
Website: http://www.ailr.net/writecomp
For more information, contact American Indian Law Review at lawmaster@ou.edu


17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

Through a joint effort of the GRAMMY Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, this competition is intended to provide law students with opportunities in the fleld of entertainment law. Past winners now work as music and intellecutal property lawyers throughout the country. Winners are awarded a monetary prize and flown to Los Angeles where they are honored at the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon and also attend GRAMMY events throughout the week. Submission deadline is January 6, 2015. For additional information visit www.entertainmentlawinitiative.com .

Sponsored by Grammy Foundation and ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries
Website: http://www.entertainmentlawinitiative.com
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at eli@grammy.com


Harris Institute Blog Naming Competition - Due Nov. 3

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute is looking for help to name a new student blog focusing on law and justice related issues around the globe. Submit your catchy ideas for a possible title of the blog to madalinegeorge@go.wustl.edu by November 3 for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a local restaurant of your choice, and get to see your idea implemented in this new and exciting international law blog!

Sponsored by Harris Institute
For more information, contact Madaline George at madalinegeorge@go.wustl.edu or (


Trademark Scholarship Symposium - Abstract Due Nov. 15

The International Trademark Association's Sixth Annual Trademark Scholarship Symposium will take place during the 137th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on Monday, May 4, 2015 as part of INTA's Academic Day program. To participate, submit your abstract by Saturday, November 15, 2014. For more information, email jcromer@tjsl.edu.

Sponsored by INTA
For more information, contact INTA at jcromer@tjsl.edu


Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy Accepting Submissions - Due Nov. 3

The Holy Cross Journal of Law and Policy is in the process of compiling articles for its for its nineteenth annual issue, in the Fall of 2014. The purpose of this journal is to foster an open exchange of ideas and information that pertain to current legal or political issues of general interest. Articles submitted for consideration should be thoroughly researched and footnoted. Two copies of the paper and an electronic version must be included with each submission. The deadline for submission is Nov. 3, 2014. For additional information, contact ssandstr@holycross.edu.

Sponsored by Holy Cross Journal
For more information, contact Holy Cross Journal at ssandstr@holycross.edu


2014 ABA Forum on the Construction Industry's Student Writing Competition

This competition is open to all law students in good standing and attending an ABA accredited law school in the 2014 academic year. Papers may be on any topic relating to construction law. Winning entry receives $2,000. Deadline to submit is January 15, 2015. For more information go to www.americanbar.org/groups/construction_industry.

Sponsored by ABA
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 93-56438


Student Updates

I-CAN & GPC Speed Networking - Nov. 10

Monday, November 10 from 6:00-8:00pm Brown Lounge Join us for our annual Speed Networking event, co-sponsored by I-CAN. Learn networking techniques from a career development professional and practice building your network across disciplines with your fellow graduate students. This event will also help prepare students for a planned networking event in the spring with professionals from different industries.

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council
Website: http://gpc.wustl.edu/events/2014/11/i-can-gpc-speed-networking
For more information, contact GPC at gpc@wustl.edu or (


GPC November General Body Meeting - Nov. 3

Monday, November 3 at 6:30pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300) Join us for our monthly general body meeting. No GPC representative or other official status required to attend. All graduate and professional students are welcome. Help us plan our activities for the balance of the semester. Dinner will be served.

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council
Website: http://gpc.wustl.edu
For more information, contact GPC at gpc@wustl.edu or (


GSS/GPC Legislative Action Presentation - Oct. 28

Tuesday, October 28 from 6:00-7:30pm, Goldberg Formal Lounge (DUC 2nd floor) We will be presenting a recap of the NAGPS Fall Legislative Action Days held in Washington, D.C. in September. We will also be discussing current legislative concerns for Washington University graduate students to prepare the talking points for the upcoming NAGPS National Conference in November at the University of Missouri and the NAGPS 2015 Spring Legislative Action Days. All graduate and professional students are invited. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council / Graduate Student Senate
Website: http://gpc.wustl.edu/events/2014/10/gssgpc-legislative-action-presentation
For more information, contact Ashley Macrander at ashleymacrander@wustl.edu


Six Flags Fright Fest Discount Tickets

The Graduate Professional Council has secured a special discount off Six Flags St. Louis Fright Fest tickets and parking just for graduate students. Discount Valid Weekends October 24 - November 2. Tickets are available for $29.99 + tax (regularly $59.99) and discounted parking is $9.99 (regularly $19.99). Tickets can be purchased at www.sixflags.com/stlouis. Use promo code GPC14 to get the graduate student discount.

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council
Website: http://gpc.wustl.edu/events/2014/10/six-flags-fright-fest-discount-tickets
For more information, contact GPC at gpc@wustl.edu or (


Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri Film-Showing and Discussion - "Nuts" - Oct. 28

Tuesday, Oct. 28th 6:00-9:30 Emerson Auditorium St. Luke's Hospital 232 South Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri invites students to a screening and discussion of "Nuts." This movie explores issues of forensic psychiatry, clinical psychology and the criminal justice system. Online RSVP appreciated https://mhagstl.ejoinme.org/?tabid=558959 For more information, go to http://www.mha-em.org/images/documents/2014_fall_film_flyer.pdf .

Sponsored by Mental Health America of Eastern MO
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 93-56438