Events and Announcements

Research Assistants Announcement

Research Assistant for Professor Peggie Smith

Professor Peggie Smith is looking to hire a research assistant for fall and possibly the spring. Projects will include topics related to employment discrimination, employment law, family law and/or legal history. Interested students should submit a resume and transcript to Bev Owens ( Also if you are a JD student, please list the name of your first-year legal writing professors.

Sponsored by Professor Peggie Smith
For more information, contact Beverly Owens at or (314) 935-6482

Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

CPW Law Legal Scholarship

The CPW Law Legal Scholarship awards $3,000 annually to a student who has demonstrated an interest in a career as a trial lawyer and a passion for representing injured individuals whose rights have been jeopardized. Applicants will be chosen based on financial need, oratory skills, and a commitment to helping those less fortunate. Applicants should also have a dedication to diversity equality. To apply, go to All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2018.

Sponsored by CPW Law Firm
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Global Inequality Conference: October 26-28

The Global Inequality Conference is a three-day program open to the Washington University community. The conference will consist of a reception and keynote by Professor James Midgley from UC-Berkeley and panels around macro and micro issues related to global inequality. In addition to the conference itself, there are opportunities to present posters and a case competition on environmental justice. The conference is co-sponsored by Brown Global Programs Office, Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Students, IAS, and WU Career Center. To register for all or part of the conference, please go to To register for the case competion on October 28, go to

Sponsored by Brown Global Programs Office, Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies, IAS, and WU Career Center
For more information, contact Tammy Orahood at

Stevens & McMillan Annual Writing Competition

To help deserving students realize their educational dreams, Stevens & McMillan are happy to announce an annual $1,500 writing competition. Applicants should choose any law or connected group of laws found in the ADA, ADEA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, or OSHA's Whistleblower laws and describe how these laws have helped employees in the workplace. All essays must be submitted by November 15, 2017. For scholarship website, go to

Sponsored by Stevens & McMillan
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

2018 Moses & Rooth Legal Essay Competition

Moses & Rooth are now accepting applications for their 2018 Legal Essay Competition. The Applicants should answer the question: Do you feel that all restrictions on firearms impact the second amendment? Essay submission due by June 1, 2018. For detailed application instructions, visit

Sponsored by Moses & Rooth, Attorneys at Law
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Morgan & Morgan 2018 For the People Scholarship

Morgan & Morgan fights for the "little guy." In that vein, they want to inspire young lawyers to approach their careers with the same mindset. The For the People Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is accepted or currently enrolled in law school and is driven to fight for those who need it most. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated on the quality and creativity of their answers. Applicants have the option of submitting either a video or an essay addressing this question: What does standing up for the "little guy" meant to you? How will you stand up for the "little guy" as an attorney? Complete contest rules at Submissions must be received by December 1, 2017.

Sponsored by Morgan & Morgan
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

The Peck Law Firm 2018 Scholarship Essay Contest

We are excited to announce the third annual Peck Law Firm Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year! For this year's contest, we are asking applicants to write an essay answering the following question: How will America's declining birth rate redefine American families, culture, and government? This $2,000 scholarship is open to any American citizen, that meets the following criteria: Will have graduated high school on or before July 1, 2018 Has a minimum GPA of 3.0 Will be attending a college, graduate school, or law school for the 2018 Fall Semester Applying for the scholarship is easy. There are three steps: 1) Completely fill out the application form; 2) Submit an essay of 1,000 words or less; 3) Attach a resume and any applicable transcripts You can find the application and detailed rules We received many thought-provoking essays from the past two contests, and we can't wait to see what students will submit this year. We urge all students to apply. The application deadline is May 31, 2018 and the winner will be announced on July 31, 2018.

Sponsored by The Peck Law Firm
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

Major League baseball players are honoring the life of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner through the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies. Awarded by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, this scholarship seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law school students dedicated to improving the lives of workers. The Players Trust will award up to five $10,000 scholarships annually. To learn more and to apply, please visit Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, November 13, 2017.

Sponsored by Major League Baseball Players Trust
For more information, contact Hillary Caffarone at or (212) 826-0809

Torgenson Law Renee Torgenson Memorial Scholarship

Torgenson Law is a Phoenix, Arizona injury law firm dedicated to the advancement of equality, impartiality, and access to justice for everyone, regardless of their economic situation. As such, Torgenson Law is excited to offer a $1,000 scholarship three times per year to a current law student who shares the same values. Candidates should demonstrate their passion to use justice to improve their community. Ideal candidates must exhibit related values within their research, volunteer work, prior job experience, and extracurricular activities. The three deadlines to submit an application are April 30, August 31, and December 31. Application link can be found at

Sponsored by Torgenson Law Firm
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Student Updates

2017 Hellenic Bar Association Scholarship

The Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois (HBA) is now accepting applications from second and third year law students of Greek descent for its annual scholarship. Interested candidates can apply at Applications are due by Monday, October 9th at 12:00p.m.

Sponsored by HBA
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (935) 460-5

Climate Change discussion

Brownbag discussion on climate change law: what exists; what is in play. With Maxine Lipeles, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic Monday, Oct. 2. 12-1 pm. Room 311. Bring lunch, friends, questions and thoughts.

Sponsored by Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic
For more information, contact Maxine Lipeles at or (314) 935-5837