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 (owensb@wustl.edu). Also if you are a JD student, please list the name of your first-year legal writing professors.

Sponsored by Peggie Smith
For more information, contact Bev Owens at owensb@wustl.edu or (314) 935-6482


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

2018 Chicago-Kent College of Law Civil Liberties Prize

Entries are now being accepted for the Chicag0-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize, a scholarly writing competition that honors an outstanding article or book on a topic exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. The winner will receive a cash stipend of $10,000. The article or book must be in draft form or have been published within one year prior to the July 1st deadline for entry. More details about the competition is available at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/palmer-prize.

Sponsored by Chicago-Kent College of Law
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


The National Law Review 2018 Law Student Writing Competition

The National Law Review (NLR) consolidates practice-oriented legal analysis from a variety of sources for easy access for professional who wish to better understand specific legal issues relevant to their work. The NLR Law Student Writing Competition offers law students the opportunity to submit articles for publication consideration on the NLR website. Each month's entries will be judged and the top two to four articles chosen will be published on the NLR website. Suggested topics include cyber-security issues, immigration rights, tax, constitutional, and employment issues. Entries must be submitted via email to lawschools@natlawreview.com by 5:00pm(CST) on April 30th, 2018. For detailed submission guidelines go to www.natlawreview.com.

Sponsored by NLR
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


Higbee & Associates and the Foundation for Continuing Justice 2017-18 Student Writing Competition

The Foundation for Continuing Justice and the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates are pleased to announce the second Annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition and Scholarship for law students. This inaugural competition will award four cash prizes. The competition is intended to expand the awareness of consequences of criminal records and the laws that govern their retention, dissemination and expungement, as well as to encourage research into the ways to improve related laws. For essay topic and more information go to http://www.recordgone.com/law-student-expungement-competition-2nd.htm. All essays must be submitted by June 30, 2018.

Sponsored by Higbee & Associates
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


Benson & Bingham Annual Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Benson & Bingham Annual Scholarship. Entrants must submit a 600-word essay, be currently enrolled or recently accepted to an accredited law school, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. One grand prize winner will receive a $2,000 award. Two runner-up prizes in the amount of $250 will also be awarded. Applications must be submitted by August 31st, 2018. For essay topic and more information, go to https://www.bensonbingham.com/benson-bingham-annual-scholarship.

Sponsored by Benson & Bingham
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


First Annual Lowry Manton Academic Scholarship

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is pleased to announce the First Annual Academic Scholarship Award for $5000. The Harris Lowry Manton Academic Scholarship Award will be given to any incoming or current law student who will be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the fall 2018 semester. Applications must be received by June 30, 2018. For eligibility requirements and the application for the scholarship: https://www.hlmlawfirm.com/annual-harris-lowry-manton-llp-academic-scholarship-award/

Sponsored by Harris Lowry Manton LLP
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


2018 CREW Network Foundation Scholarship Now Open

The CREW Network Foundation works to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by advancing the achievements of women. Fifteen scholarships are awarded annually, along with internship and conference opportunities. Applications are accepted Jan. 1 - Apr. 30. visit crewnetwork.org for complete details.

Sponsored by CREW Network
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


Plattner Verderame, P.C.'s Annual Civil Justice Scholarship

Plattner Verderame, P.C. is proud to announce its Civil Justice Scholarship. This award will be given to a student interested in any aspect of social or civil justice, who is currently enrolled in, or will be enrolled in, an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year. Applicants must provide one letter of recommendation and submit a 1000-word essay about the American civil justice and jury system. All applications must be completed and submitted by June 2018. To enter, go to https://plattner-verderame.com/scholarship/.

Sponsored by Plattner Verderame, P.C.
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


Third Annual CALG Law Student Writing Competition

The American Association for Justice Class Action Litigation Group (CALG) invites students to participate in their third annual national law student writing competition. Papers should be original and on any topic associated with class action jurisprudence on the state or federal level. All submissions will be reviewed by a judging committee composed of CALG group members. The winning submission will be published in "Advance," an annual digital compendium of the American Constitution Society. Papers must be received by May 25, 2018 and should be submitted to aajcalg@gmail.com.

Sponsored by AAJ
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


Community Foundation of the Ozarks Scholarship

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks manages more than 400 private scholarship funds. These scholarships were created to encourage students to pursue the path of higher education. The foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year. For more information, visit cfozarks.org/2018scholarships.

Sponsored by CFOS
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


Keren Goldenberg Public Defender Intern Scholarship

The Keren Goldenberg Public Defender Intern Scholarship is now accepting applications. This scholarship is judged primarily on the applicant's commitment to indigent defense work and financial need, but does not exclude achievement standards. Applicants should currently (or plan to be) interning at a public defender's office. Applications must be submitted by April 29, 2018. To apply, go to http://kgdefenselaw.com/scholarship-application/.

Sponsored by The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


Christensen Law Firm Scholarship

The Christensen Law Firm Scholarship is a recurring scholarship worth $2,000 designed to help law students with tuition costs. Applicants must attend an accredited US law school, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and submit on original essay on the following question: What is today's biggest threat to our right to a civil jury trial? Application deadline is January 31, 2019 . For more information, go to https://www.texasinjurylawhelp.com/christensen-law-firm-scholarship/.

Sponsored by Christensen Law Firm
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation 25th Annual Brown Award

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-fifth annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a JD is eligible to submit a paper. The awards for 2018 will be as follows: $10,000 - First Place $5,000 - Second Place $3,000 - Third Place $1,000 - Finalist $1,000 - Finalist AND $5,000 to the Scholarship Fund selected by the Dean of the law school in which the First Place candidate is enrolled. In order to be considered, two copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the foundation along with a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional. Submissions must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2018. For more information, go to www.brownsims.com-/about-brownsims/affiliations/-judge-john-r-brown-award.

Sponsored by Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


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 www.cpw-law.com/scholarship. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2018.

Sponsored by CPW Law Firm
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu 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 www.mosesandrooth.com/legal-scholarship/.

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


Student Updates

Congratulations National Moot Court Team

Congratulations to 3Ls Remi Balogun, Brandon Black, and Kirk Gandy on finishing as the National Runner-Up in the ABA's National Appellate Advocacy Competition. The NAAC is the largest and most competitive competition in the country, with more than 180 teams from more than 100 schools participating this year. The team was recognized as the second-ranked team in the competition, and Kirk Gandy was recognized as the National Best Speaker, meaning that he was the strongest advocate out of more than 400 students who participated in the competition. This success caps off a banner season for the National Moot Court Team, which previously won the Chicago Regional of the NAAC and received recognition for having the Best Brief, as well as winning the Spong Invitational Moot Court Tournament and won Best Speaker there as well.

Sponsored by Trial and Advocacy Program
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at djcampbell@wustl.edu or (314) 935-7964


Trial Team Tryouts 2018-19

Tryouts for the 2018-19 Trial Team will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6. Rising 2Ls and 3Ls are encouraged to tryout. Sign-up in Room 550-B no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Each competitor will present a 15-minute closing argument, either for the prosecution or defense. The Tryout Problem and other information can be retrieved at http://law.wustl.edu/competitions/pages.aspx?id=7758. An informational meeting will be held on Friday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 401; food will be provided.

Sponsored by Trial and Advocacy Program
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at djcampbell@wustl.edu or (314) 935-7964


Separation of Powers: A Judicial Perspective

The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (“IDC”) will celebrate Law Day this year on May 4, 2018 in Madison County, Illinois. Law Day is an annual holiday celebrated across the United States to recognize the importance of the rule of law. This year's theme is Separation of Powers. The event, titled “Separation of Powers: A Judicial Perspective,” will be hosted by the IDC and include a judges' panel to speak on the part the judicial branch plays in enforcing and upholding the law. The judges will speak on three topics: • The Role of the Judicial Branch: How Judges Enforce and Interpret Laws • Challenges of the Judicial Branch: Issues that Arise as Judges Enforce the Law and How Judges Handle those Issues • Expectations from the Judicial Branch: What Judges Expect from Attorneys, Witnesses, Jurors and the Media who Enter the Courtroom This event is open to the public. The IDC extends a special invitation to non-attorneys to take the opportunity to learn more about the judicial system. The event will be held at the historic Wildey Theatre, located at 252 N. Main Street in Edwardsville, Illinois. Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. The panel discussion starts at 2:30 and will be followed by a reception that begins at 4:00 p.m. The cost of admission is $25. Admission for students currently enrolled in college or law school is free.

Sponsored by Illinois Assocation of Defense Trial Counsel
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605