Events and Announcements

Research Assistants Announcement

Research Assistant

Professor Leila Sadat, Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, is seeking an excellent research assistant to work on a variety of fascinating international project, both for Professor Sadat and the Harris Institute. Interested students should submit a statement of interest, resume, and an unofficial transcript to Bethel Mandefro at

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

Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

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

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

The May Law Firm is offering a $1,000 "Don't Text and Drive" scholarship. This bi-annual scholarship is offered September 30th and January 31st of each year. Applicants should submit a 300 word essay in response to the question: What would really make drivers stop texting and driving? For scholarship information go to

Sponsored by The May Firm
For more information, contact Cameron May at or (805) 980-7758

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

Congratulations Trial Team

The Trial Team finished as semi-finalist in the recent National Civil Trial Competition in Los Angeles. Kirk Gandy (2L0 and Nidhi Narielwala (2L) were advocates and Branka Damjanovic (2L) and Megan Von Borstel (1L) were witnesses. The NCTC is an invitational competition limited to the top 16 law school trial competition programs in the country based on a five year history. This is the second in a row that WULAW has finished in the top four of this highly competitive competition.

Sponsored by Trial and Advocacy Program
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at or (314) 605-4439

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