Events and Announcements

Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2015 Writing Competition

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce awards to be presented for the best book, publishable article, book chapter or review, or student note or comment. Entries should address a topic on consumer financial services and must have been written or published between November 15, 2013 and December 1, 2014. Deadline for submission is December 1, 2014. For more information, please visit

Sponsored by American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-6438

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

Sponsored by ABA
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-56438

Student Updates

Student Ambassador Program

The Student Bar Association's Diversity Committee is working closely with Dean Cramer this semester to help integrate the LL.M. and exchange students into our school. Let's make our new classmates feel welcome! We invite you to join this year's Student Ambassador Program! LL.M. and exchange students are invaluable assets to our law school, but because of their short stay and some cultural and linguistic challenges, these students often have a difficult time integrating into our community. Many of these students are lawyers in their countries; some with many years of legal experience. In this steadily growing global economy, they are a great resource to learn about the legal landscape abroad and about potential internships or jobs in another country. Additionally, they can be excellent language exchange partners, often become friends for life, and they are important contacts if traveling abroad. In an effort to encourage integration and the exchange of ideas among the J.D., LL.M., and exchange students, Washington University School of Law and the Student Bar Association's Diversity Committee are inviting interested JD students to become Student Ambassadors. Each Student Ambassador will be responsible for meeting with assigned students at least twice per month to provide academic advice on note-taking, outlining, exam-taking, legal writing, and any other questions about school or life in the U.S.; providing regular feedback via email to Dean Cramer; and participating in at least one social event with assigned students, e.g. bar review, happy hour, having coffee somewhere, etc. HOW TO APPLY TO THE STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM: Please submit a resume and short statement of interest to and no later than October 3.

Sponsored by International and Graduate Programs
For more information, contact Rachael Johnson at or (314) 935-3346

1L/LLM Client Interviewing & Counseling Competition

The Annual 1L/LLM Client Interviewing & Counseling Competition will take place on Saturday, October 11th between 9am and 4pm. All interested 1Ls and LLMs are invited to sign up on Symplicity AND with Dorothy Campbell in room 541B. The deadline to sign up is Monday, October 6th. Sign up soon as spots are limited! There will be a mandatory training seminar on Wednesday, October 8th at 12:00pm in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom. Teams of two will interview a client for approximately 45 minutes and will be judged on their ability to establish rapport, demonstrate collaboration, and elicit information from the client. Those teams selected to advance to the Finals will be notified via email by the end of the day and will compete on Sunday, October 12th between 1pm and 4pm . This Competition provides students with a great learning experience, an excellent resume credential, and a wonderful opportunity to network with Washington University School of Law alumni and local lawyers who will judge and provide feedback to students participating in the event. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity! Any questions can be directed to Ian Murphy and Claire Sabourin, co-chairs, CI&CC Board, by email at and

Sponsored by Client Counseling Competition
For more information, contact Ian Murphy at