Events and Announcements

General CSO Announcement

Kemper Kick-Back

The Kemper Art Museum welcomes Washington University students to our second art-filled finals study break! This open-house event will feature free snacks, fun craft projects, our signature MLKAMoji scavenger hunt, and then some. Put down your books, gather your friends, and drop in for a few minutes of creative self-care. This event is limited to Washington University students only. Co-sponsored by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the Department of Art History and Archaeology in Arts & Sciences.

Sponsored by Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
For more information, contact Rochelle Caruthers at or (314) 935-9433

Job of the Day Announcement

Harris Institute Post-Doc Fellow

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute is hiring a Fellow for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. As part of the Harris Institute staff, the Fellow assists with the academic projects of the Institute, including the Harris Institute speaker series, the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, and conferences such as the ASIL Midyear Meeting that will be hosted at the law school in fall 2017. The Fellow also supervises JD students working with the ICC Legal Tools project and the Crimes Against Humanity Research Project, and a book editing project. Students in the class of 2017 and recent graduates are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a J.D., a background in international law, and excellent writing and research skills. Foreign language capability is a plus, but not a requirement. Please send a résumé, writing sample, transcript and cover letter to Professor Leila Sadat, Director of the Institute at Harris Institute Post-Doc Fellow – Deadline: May 1

Sponsored by Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
For more information, contact Bethel Mandefro at

Registrar/Student Services Announcement

Let's Talk at the Law School

"Let's Talk" provides students with free, brief, confidential consultations with counselors from Mental Health Services (MHS). Every Wednesday from 12:00-1:30 p.m., Dr. Susan Rosse from MHS will be in the Office of Student Life (Suite 210) to consult with you and help you determine the best way to get help. For more information, contact Elizabeth Walsh at

Sponsored by Office of Student Life
For more information, contact Elizabeth Walsh at or (314) 935-5861

Research Assistants Announcement

Summer Research Position for Professor Norwood

Professor Norwood is looking for a part time summer research assistant (part time meaning somewhere between 15-25 hours per week). Research projects will include research on community/police relations and research on diversity in the legal profession matters. If you are interested in either topic (or both) and could use some part time hours, please send your resume and transcript to Professor Norwood, at, at your earliest convenience.

Sponsored by Kim Norwood
For more information, contact Kim Norwood at or (

Professor Sadat Seeking Research Assistant Applications

Prof. Sadat Seeking Research Assistant Applications – Professor Sadat is seeking applications for a student research assistant for Summer 2017 to work on exciting international law, criminal law and human rights issues. To apply, email a copy of your current résumé to Jamie Roggen at or bring a hard copy to room 550C.

Sponsored by Leila Sadat
For more information, contact Jamie Roggen at or (935) 648-2

Prof. Crain seeks Research Assistant-- Deadline May 5

Prof. Marion Crain is seeking a part-time summer research assistant to conduct research on the employment law and its relationship to consumer law. The position is available beginning May 15 and continues through the summer months; ideally at 20 hours per week. Limited term employment for 30 hours per week ending June 30 is also possible. Please specify if this is your interest. Please submit a CV, a copy of your transcript, and letter of interest indicating (1) whether you have taken labor law, employment law, consumer law, or have other relevant experience, (2) your preferred start date, and (3) the number of hours per week you are able to work, to Prof. Crain,, by May 5.

Sponsored by Marion Crain
For more information, contact Marion Crain at or (314) 935-3459

Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

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

Juveniile Justice Law School Scholarship

The Tiftickjian Law Firm is committed to juvenile justice and wants to encourage young people to pursue a career in law and hopefully make a difference to someone in their careers. To that end, they are offering the Juvenile Justice Scholarship to encourage and assist students attending law school with an interest in juvenile justice. The winning entry will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Deadline for entry is July 31, 2017. Contest rules can be found at

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

The Sovereignty Symposium XXX: Writing Competition and Conference Scholarship

The Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. will host the Sovereignty Symposium XXX on June 7-8, 2017. The Symposium was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues could be exchanged in a scholarly, non-adversarial environment. In conjunction with the Symposium, the Oklahoma Supreme Court and Sovereignty Symposium are also sponsoring a writing competition to honor John B. Doolin. John B. Doolin was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972 and served as Chief Justice from 1987-88. He recognized the need for a forum to address Native American issues and authorized the formation of the Sovereignty Symposium in 1988. Submission on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples will be accepted. Symposium registration scholarships are also being offered in Congressman Ed Edmondson's name. Ed Edmondson served in the US Congress representing Oklahoma for twenty years. He was a longtime supporter of both Native American concerns and education. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and dedication to Native American law issues. Submissions for the Symposium scholarship are due May 31, 2017. Entries for the writing competition must be received by May 1, 2017. For more information, please email

Sponsored by OK Supreme Court and Sovereignty Symposium
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Law Enforcement Family Member Scholarship

Fales & Fales, P.A. is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship to acknowledge law enforcement officers and their families. Applicants must have a family member who is or was an active duty member of law enforcement, including reserve officers and retired, deceased or disabled officers. To be eligible, a candidate must submit a 1-3 page typed essay describing the impact of the law enforcement member on the candidate's life. Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2017 at

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

2017 Diversity Scholarship Program

McGuireWoods' annual Diversity Scholarship Program will award up to eight $5,000 scholarships to diverse current first-year law students with an expected graduation year of 2019 who are committed to contributing to and supporting diversity within the legal profession. Applicants are considered based on their involvement in community activities and diversity related student organizations, personal achievements, and law school and undergraduate performance. Other criteria will also be considered, such as first family member to attend college, economic disadvantage, and military background. Completed application must be received by May 26, 2017. For application packet go to

Sponsored by McGuireWoods
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-54605

International Association of Defense Counsel 2017 Legal Writing Contest

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) invites you to participate in its 2017 Legal Writing Contest. Founded in 1920, the IADC is an association of lawyers, barristers, solicitors, corporate counsel, and insurance executives from over 45 nations. Entries should cover the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, or other areas of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation. Contest rules, writing guidelines, and entry forms can be found on the IADC website at Deadline for entry is May 19, 2017.

Sponsored by The International Association of Defense Counsel
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

2017 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, undergraduate or graduate. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules. Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500 will be awarded to the top three papers. The submission deadline is 9:00 p.m. EDT, July 5, 2017. Competition Rules can be viewed at

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

The 2017 Weiss & Paarz Annual Law Scholarship

Weiss & Paarz are pleased to announce the 2017 Annual Law Scholarship. The winning student will demonstrate a commitment to local community and charitable giving, outstanding academic achievement, and have financial need. Students must submit their applications by May 1, 2017. For detailed scholarship information, go to

Sponsored by Weiss & Paarz
For more information, contact Emily Berry at

The Peck Law Firm 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest

The Peck Law firm is now accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest. The scholarship topic will be: What effects will the election of our new president have on American families. The winning entry will be rewarded with given a $2,000 cash award. Deadline for entry May 31, 2017. Go to for entry form.

Sponsored by The Peck Law Firm
For more information, contact Sarah McLaughlin at or (

Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2016-17 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the U.S. Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law and receive $3,000. For rules and detailed instructions, please go to

Sponsored by The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Baumgartner Law Student Scholarship

The Baumgartner Law Firm is pleased to offer an annual law student scholarship to needy individuals who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the U.S. The winning applicant will receive $3,000 to be used for tuition, books, and other law school expenses. The scholarship will be awarded based on need and commitment to helping others. Application deadline is August 31, 2017. For more information, go to

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

Student Updates

Sling Health Demo Day

Sling Health (formerly knows as IDEA Labs) is a student-run national biotechnology incubator born on Wash U's campus. Today, the program spans six campuses across the country. Demo Day is Sling Health's flagship event, representing the culmination of the teams' yearlong progress through the program. Teams showcase their innovations to entrepreneurs, clinicians and investors while they vie in "poster and pitch" competitions to earn financial prizes from Sling Health. Teams have the opportunity to build connections with established entrepreneurs, insightful clinicians, and potential investors over dinner and drinks. Admission to Demo Day is free and will take place: April 28th, 6:00-9:00pm CIC @4240 4240 Duncan Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110

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

Plan To Attend A Mandatory Training Session - April 21, 28 & May 4

All graduating students are required to attend a mandatory training session. There are three training sessions; you may attend any one you choose as best fits your schedule. As this is a mandatory training, please ensure you attend at least one of the following trainings, which will all be held in Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, No. 310. If you have any questions or are unable to attend any of the training sessions listed below, contact Bev Owen by email: by phone: 314-935-6482 Friday, April 21, 2017: 1:00pm-2:00pm Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom Friday, April 28, 2017: 1:00pm-2:00pm, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom Thursday, May 4, 2017: 1:00pm-2:00pm, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom

Sponsored by Law School
For more information, contact Bev Owens at or (314) 935-6482

Tryouts-Trial Team 2017-18

Tryouts for the 2017-18 Trial Team will be held on April 22 and 23, May 6 and 7, and May 13 and 14 in the Trial Courtroom (Room 309). Rising 2Ls and 3Ls are encouraged to tryout. You can now retrieve the tryout materials at and schedule a tryout time in Room 550-B. Each competitor will present a 15-minute closing argument (prosecution or defense). An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13 at 12:00 p.m. in the Bryan Cave Courtroom (Room 310).

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

Parry & Pfau Left-Handed Scholarship

Parry & Pfau, a Las Vegas based law firm, are pleased to announce the "Left-Handed Scholarship." Both partners of the firm are left-handed and as a way to give back to the community have decided to award $1,500 to the winning entry. The winning application will not be based on financial need, but creativity, humor, and overall quality. For more information about this scholarship, go to

Sponsored by Parry &Pfau
For more information, contact Zach Parry, Esq. at or (702) 879-9555