Events and Announcements

Community Service Opportunity Announcement

The Gephardt Institute presents: Symposium for Civic Engagement

Monday, March 30, Bauer Hall, 2nd Floor The Symposium for Civic Engagement is an opportunity to learn about civic engagement in the Washington University community and beyond. David Bornstein will deliver the keynote speech, "The Possible Nation: Practical Ideas for Building a Better Society" at 4:00 p.m. Symposium reception 5:00-6:30.

Sponsored by Gephardt Institute
For more information, contact Gephardt Institute at

National Bar Association Community Involvement Opportunity - March 28

The National Bar Association (NBA) will hold its Gertrude Rush Mid-Year Meeting in St. Louis from March 26-29. The NBA is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. The NBA, along with its local affiliate, The Mound City Bar Association, plans to have a Community Service Day on Saturday, March 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with voter registration drives and to encourage voters to vote in various upcoming elections. Volunteers are also needed to help conduct interviews with citizens about expungement of criminal records. The NBA will provide informational pamphlets. Any interested students should e-mail Dorothy White-Coleman at

Sponsored by National Bar Association
For more information, contact Dorothy White-Coleman at

Open Space Council

Open Space Council is looking for volunteers March 14, 21 and 28. The purpose of these events is to remove invasive plants on the North Riverfront Trail. Volunteers meet at the Mary Meachum Visitor's Center, located at 101 East Prairie Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63147. All events will be from 9am-12noon and are a partnership between the Open Space Council and Great Rivers Greenway. Register:

Sponsored by CSO
For more information, contact career Services at or (314) 935-6451

General CSO Announcement

Same Love. Same Blood

April 8th at 7pm in the Formal Lounge of the DUC This April 8th, Pride Alliance and the Blood Drive Leadership Team are partnering to put together "Same Love. Same Blood", a panel to discuss the ethics of the current FDA policy regarding blood donor eligibility. In 1983, the FDA implemented a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with men (MSM), even once, since 1977. While this ban was instituted in the early days of the AIDS crisis, recent advances in blood screening technology have called its continued implementation into question. The panel will feature several speakers who will discuss the ethics of the policy, implications of policy change, and what the future holds. At the end, attendees will have the opportunity to anonymously pose questions for the panelists.

Sponsored by Pride Alliance and Community Service Office
For more information, contact Emily Mueller at or (708) 466-7624

Job of the Day Announcement

Themis Bar Review Student Rep Position Available

We are looking for outgoing, self-motivated, 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls to represent the most innovative bar review available. Benefits included.

Sponsored by Themis Bar Review
For more information, contact Brian Faucett at or (

Research Assistants Announcement

Research Assistant needed

Law student sought to assist with research and data collection in North St. Louis County. Responsibilities include reviewing municipal ordinances and codes, and accessing court and public records. Students interested in local government law are encouraged to apply. Position begins immediately and is funded for up to 80 hours @ $20/hr. Hours are flexible. Please apply with a letter of interest to Jodi Rios,

Sponsored by n/a
For more information, contact Jodi Rios at or (

Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

2015 Mike Eidson Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs' lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 1, 2015 and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year on July 12, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. Please contact Carrie Burns for application.

Sponsored by AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Congratulations to the 2015 Dagen-Legomsky Fellows

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute congratulates Abadir Barre, Li Chen and Olivia Espy on being selected as the Dagen-Legomsky Fellows for 2015. Olivia Espy will be attending the Hague Academy of International Law and Li Chen will be attending Xiamen Academy of International Law during the summer, while Abadir Barre will work at the International Development Law Organization in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sponsored by The Harris Institute
For more information, contact Madaline George at or (

Dolman Law Group Announces $1,100 Video Essay Contest

Dolman Law Group is offering a $1,100 BI-ANNUAL scholarship to a current or prospective college student. In order to participate in the essay contest, applicants must present 2-3 minute video essay discussing the following issue: What legal and social initiatives could lawmakers implement in order to curb texting and driving? Applicants must provide your video essay (YouTube format preferred) by the deadline of July 22, 2015. A winner will be chosen on July 29, 2015. For details, go to .

Sponsored by Dolman Law Group
For more information, contact Dolman Law Group at

DISH 2015 "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Researrch and Writing Competition

The DISH "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation. The competition is the only one of its kind designed to challenge law students to explore the evolving issues of document management, electronically stored information, and ever-expanding technology -- along with their application to the law. The grand prize is $3,500 for the winning student. The submission deadline is April 13, 2015. Additional contest information can be found at

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

The Richard E. Dorr Memorial Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Richard E. Dorr Memorial Scholarship for 2nd or 3rd year law students. One $3,800 scholarship will be awarded to a student who has graduated from either Jefferson City, MO or Springfield, MO high school. Application deadline is March 20, 2015. Go to for more information.

Sponsored by The Richard E. Dorr Memorial Fund
For more information, contact Judith Billings at or (417) 864-6199

National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Law Student Writing Competition

The National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees has established an annual student writing competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning consumer bankruptcy and the law. Entrants should submit an essay, article, or comment on an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Essays will be accepted from student enrolled at any law school during the 2014-2015 school year. Entries must be received by April 30, 2015. Submit to

Sponsored by NACTT Quarterly
For more information, contact NACTT at

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited to participate. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Submissions will be judged by a panel of faculty of the Notre Dame Law School. A prize of $2,500 will be awarded to one winning entry. All entries must be received before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. Visit .

Sponsored by Notre Dame Law School
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women In Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law. This award will be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000.00 and will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2016). See more at:

Sponsored by The Pearce Law Firm
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-54605

2015 Donald O'Brien Scholarship Award

Judge Donald E. O'Brien is a Senior Federal Judge in the Northern District of Iowa. The Donald O'Brien Scholarship Award provides recognition and financial assistance to a first or second year law student who best demonstrates a commitment to the passions of its namesake: public interest, service, civil rights and other areas benefiting society's less fortunate. The application is only open to seventeen (17) law schools in Iowa and all of its contiguous states. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 20, 2015. For application, please contact Carrie Burns

Sponsored by Donald O'Brien Scholarship Fund
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

International Association of Defense Counsel 2015 Legal Writing Contest

The International Association of Defense Counsel 2015 Legal Writing Contest is open to students who are enrolled as J.D. candidates in accredited law schools. Entries should be on a subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics. Entries must be received by Friday, May 15, 2015. Please go to for contest rules.

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

2015 Tannenwald Writing Competition

Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full or part-time law school students. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the competition rules Deadline for submitting papers is 9:00 p.m., EDT, July 1, 2015.

Sponsored by The American College of Tax Counsel and the Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Student Updates

InSITE Fellowship program

The Skandalaris Center is hosting an info session about the InSITE Fellowship program on Wednesday, April 1 at 4 pm. The InSITE fellowship is a great opportunity for graduate students interested in entrepreneurship to expand their network and build leadership skills. For more information, go to The Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic will be among the participants tabling at the reception. For more information, visit: If you plan to attend on April 1, please RSVP at this link:

Sponsored by Skandalaris Center
For more information, contact Skandalaris Center at or (314) 935-4605

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Society Reception

Join us in toasting members and coaches of the ABA Representation in Mediation Team, the LLM International Arbitration Team, and the Jessup Moot Court Team for their recent victories. We also will give early toasts to the NDR LLMs and our NDR MLS who will be graduating in May! Reception will be held in Siegel Hall 111, Thursday, March 26, 5-6pm (sharp).

Sponsored by Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Society
For more information, contact Natalia Szlarb at or (636) 584-5784

Congratulations National Moot Court Team

Congratulations to National Moot Court Team members Steve Alagna, Ben Farley, Rob Iversen, Fajer Saeed Ebrahim, Rebecca Schiesser, and Scott Zimmerman, on all finishing among the top eight teams in the Evans Moot Court Constitutional Law Competition. Wash U was the only school to advance two teams to the top eight. The team of Alagna, Schiesser, and Zimmerman won the award for the Best Petitioner's Brief and finished in third place overall. Congratulations!

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

Roads Less Traveled - March 30

For students interested in pursuing a non-traditional career path, whether it's in another industry, outside of academics, in a start-up, or somewhere else, the GPC invites you to join us for an evening with a panel of Washington University alumni who will share stories of their own unique professional journeys and provide advice and inspiration on making post-graduate career decisions. Food and drinks will be provided, business casual is suggested, and all graduate students are welcome! RSVP online at This event will take place Monday, March 30 at 6pm in Holmes Lounge (Ridgley Hall).

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council
For more information, contact Ashley Macrander at or (

Themis Bar Review

Cheers to Themis's 90% pass rate on the New York Bar Exam! Billing a firm? No problem. Fill out a short information form and we'll take care of the rest. If you can't make it by the table today, just email me at Tech Package? Upgrade to our Tech Package that includes a 64G iPad for $500. Pick up your iPad today at the table! Planning to work in the public interest sector? Pick up an application for our Public Interest Scholarship. If you qualify, you'll receive your bar review course for $1195. Apply by March 1 in order to ensure that there are enough scholarship funds available! Taking the March MPRE? Enroll in Themis's free MPRE course. Access to the online course materials is already open here. Check out our 1L and Upper Level Law School Essentials programs here. They are free and include outlines,lectures and practice questions for all of your first year subjects, as well as most of your upper-level (like Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Wills & Trusts, and Corporations). As always, feel free to contact me with questions.

Sponsored by Themis Bar Review
Website: http://www,
For more information, contact Brian Faucett at or (