Events and Announcements

Community Service Opportunity Announcement

GPC Holiday Gift Drive for Victims of Domestic Violence

We are collecting holiday gifts for a local women's shelter, The Women's Safe House. Please drop off a gift from the following holiday wish list at one of the following locations. Http://www.twsh.org/pdf/holidaywishlist.pdf (1) The Liberman Graduate Center on the third floor of the Danforth University Center (2) The Law School near the lockers on the second floor (3) The Medical School, in Farrell Library (4) The Brown School in Goldfarb commons We will wrap and deliver the gifts on December 13. On December 13, we are meeting in the Liberman grad center at 4 PM with all of the gift-wrapping supplies ready to go.

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council
Website: http://gpc.wustl.edu/events/2014/12/holiday-gift-drive-victims-domestic-violence
For more information, contact Nneka Molokwu at dmolokwu@wustl.edu


CSO Job Fair Announcement

West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair – Register by Dec. 2

LL.M. students at Washington University Law School are eligible to participate in the West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair, which is specifically designed for internationally trained lawyers. http://law.ucla.edu/careers/employers/attend-a-job-fair-or-event/west-coast-international-llm-job-fair. The West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair is a one-day program held on Friday, February 20, 2015 on the campus of UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, CA. This program provides the opportunity for foreign-trained lawyers pursing LL.M. degrees in the U.S. at a select group of schools to meet with employers from the U.S. and abroad.

Sponsored by Career Services
For more information, contact Career Services Office at Careerservices@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6451


Midwest Public Interest Career Conference – Register by Dec. 3

Registration for the Midwest Public Interest Career Conference is due to CSO by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 3. The 2015 Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference is scheduled to take place at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Public Interest and government employers from throughout the country will be invited to conduct interviews, Table Talk (informal networking with employers), and/or resume collection. The employer list is not yet available, but event information is at http://mpilcc.uchicago.edu/. Any student who wishes to register for this event must send an email to careerservices@wulaw.wustl.edu, no later than Wednesday, December 3, with the following information: Student Last Name, Student Middle Initial or Middle Name, Student First Name, E-mail Address (YOU MUST REMOVE ANY E-MAIL HYPERLINKS), Current Class Year (1L, 2L or 3L), and Registered Last Year? (yes or no). If you think there is any chance you might want to participate in this Career Conference, please provide the above requested information by the deadline date! There will be an opportunity in January to withdraw your registration. If you miss the registration date, conference attendance is impossible.

Sponsored by Career Services
For more information, contact Career Services Office at careerservices@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6451


Midwest Public Interest Career Conference – Register by Dec. 3

Registration for the Midwest Public Interest Career Conference is due to CSO by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 3. The 2015 Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference is scheduled to take place at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Public Interest and government employers from throughout the country will be invited to conduct interviews, Table Talk (informal networking with employers), and/or resume collection. The employer list is not yet available, but event information is at http://mpilcc.uchicago.edu/. Any student who wishes to register for this event must send an email to careerservices@wulaw.wustl.edu, no later than Wednesday, December 3, with the following information: Student Last Name, Student Middle Initial or Middle Name, Student First Name, E-mail Address (YOU MUST REMOVE ANY E-MAIL HYPERLINKS), Current Class Year (1L, 2L or 3L), and Registered Last Year? (yes or no). If you think there is any chance you might want to participate in this Career Conference, please provide the above requested information by the deadline date! There will be an opportunity in January to withdraw your registration. If you miss the registration date, conference attendance is impossible.

Sponsored by Career Services Office
For more information, contact Career Servicdes at careerservices@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6451


Registrar/Student Services Announcement

Final Exam Period - Wednesday, Dec. 3 - Tuesday, Dec. 16

Various times, various locations. Exam Distribution in Crowder Courtyard. Please be respectful of your fellow students by being quiet in the hallways during the exam period.

Sponsored by Registrar's Office
Website: http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/pages.aspx?id=2181
For more information, contact Registrar's Office at registrar@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 93-54610


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

ABA Forum on Construction Law's 2015 Writing Competition

The ABA Forum on Construction Law is accepting articles for its 2015 writing competition. The competition is open to all law students in good standing and attending an ABA-accredited law school during 2014. Students may submit articles on a wide array of topics related to construction law. Articles should reflect the style of articles published in either the forum's "The Construction Lawyer" magazine or the "Under Construction" newsletter. The deadline for submission is January 15. To learn more about the competition go to http://www.americanbar.org/groups/construction_industry/about_us/award_recipients/writing-competition.html.

Sponsored by ABA Forum on Construction Law
Website: http://http://www.americanbar.org/groups/construction_industry/about_us/award_recipients/writing-competition.html
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6438


Animal Law Writing Contests

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. The grand prize winner receives a $2,500 cash prize as well as travel and lodging to the American Veterinary Medical Law Association's Annual Meeting in Boston, MA in July 2015. Papers must be submitted no later than February 15, 2015. Contest rules can be found at avma.org/LawSchoolContest.

Sponsored by American Veterinary Medical Assoc., American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers' Assoc., and Animal Health Institute
Website: http://avma.LawSchoolContest
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 93-56438


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

The PSAB Canned Food Drive Results

The PSAB Annual Canned Food Drive has concluded! We would like to thank the law school as a whole for making this event such a success. Approximately 4,300 total items were collected. We would especially like to thank the top contributing professors and their students: Professor Goldwasser: 3,286 items Professor Norwood: 957 items Professors Kim and Tokarz: approximately 50 items each All these items will be going to help Operation Food Search. http://www.operationfoodsearch.org/

Sponsored by The Public Service Advisory Board
Website: http://law.wustl.edu/pubserv/index.aspx?id=5503
For more information, contact Christine Shang at christine.shang@wustl.edu or (


GPC Holiday Party

Friday, December 5 Graduate Professional Council Holiday Party 9:00 PM, Lucas Park Grille, 1234 Washington Ave. GPC's annual Holiday Party is your opportunity to celebrate the end of the semester with students from all across the University. Drinks, free hors d'oeuvres, music, and dancing all at one of the most popular venues in Downtown St. Louis for young professionals! Make your night even more impressive and memorable by experiencing the world-renown PARABOLA:COLLABORA exhibit just down the street at the Des Lee Gallery from 6 to 9 pm before you make your way to the party!

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council
Website: http://gpc.wustl.edu/events/2014/12/gpc-holiday-party
For more information, contact GPC at gpc@wustl.edu or (


6th Annjual OSCC Team Registration

If you would like to make a true impact and have a chance to win $5000, sign up for the Olin Sustainability Case Competition! The competition encourages interdisciplinary student teams from across the Washington University campuses to develop creative solutions related to waste management. This year's case topic is WasteOnomics: Creative, Innovative, and Cost Effective Strategies for Waste Reduction. Form your team of 2-5 members and register by Friday, December 12 at www.olin.wustl.edu/casecompetition!

Sponsored by Olin
For more information, contact carrie burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6438


Students Sought for High School Student Court-Creation/Mentoring Project

Professor Goldwasser is seeking up to four upper-level J.D. students to participate in a 3-credit Pass/Fail Supervised Practicum that will involve working with high school students at Northwest Academy of Law, an inner city public school located at 5140 Riverview Blvd. in the city. Practicum participants will be working with a group of Northwest students to create a student court for the school. The work will involve guiding the students through the court-creation project from start to finish – e.g., helping them research and then discussing with them various high school student court programs that are already in operation around the country, and then working with them to design a program that fits Northwest's needs and objectives, draft a document that spells out the rules and procedures of the new court program, and plan and implement a training program to train students who will be serving in some court-related capacity. All work with the high school students will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:40-2:10 PM, so participants will need to arrange their spring course schedules to be available during those times. Additional meetings (largely to brainstorm about, discuss, and plan how you will approach each step of the project) and some writing (including written plans before and reflective write-ups after each visit) will also be required. To be considered for one of the practicum slots, students should submit an up-to-date resume and a statement of interest to Prof. Goldwasser, goldwask@wulaw.wustl.edu,by no later than 6 p.m. on Friday, December 19 (the first Friday after exam period ends). There is no set format for the statement of interest—just an account of why you want to do the practicum, what you think you can contribute, and anything else you want to include. Questions are more than welcome, and they should be addressed to Prof. Goldwasser in person (AB Hall, No. 567), via email (at the above address), or by phone at 314-935-8557.

Sponsored by none
For more information, contact Katherine Goldwasser at goldwask@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) /93-58557


Congratulations to Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Winners!

Congratulations to Rob Iversen and Ben Farley, this year's Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition winners! Congratulations also to Jackie Fugitt and Kevin Smith, who advanced to the final round.

Sponsored by Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition Board
For more information, contact Grace Corbett at gracecorbett@wustl.edu or (