Events and Announcements

Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2016 Law School Diversity Scholarship

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is accepting applications for its 2016 Law School Diversity Scholarship. Students who currently attend an accredited law school within the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrate commitment to issues of diversity within their community. The deadline for submitting an application is April 1, 2016. Go to for more information.

Sponsored by Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Hibernian Law Journal 2015 Call for Submissions

The Hibernian Law Journal has a multidisciplinary focus, facilitating detailed argument and discussion on a wide range of topics such as e-commerce, environmental law, the European Convention on Human Rights, intellectual property, public private partnerships, criminal law, family law and financial services law. All legal topics of domestic, European and international law will be considered. A link to the Irish legal system is preferred but articles of more general interest are also considered and often published. Articles are due by October 2015. Learn more at .

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

2015 Securities Law Writing Competition

The 2015 Securities Law Writing Competition is now open. Students enrolled in any accredited law school in the United States in the fall 2015 semester are encouraged to apply. The paper may cover any field in securities law. First, second, and third place recipients all receive monetary awards. All entries must be received by November 13, 2015. See for more information.

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

Pacific Legal Foundation Student Writing Competition

Pacific Legal Foundation's Program for Judicial Awareness is now accepting submissions for its Student Writing Competition. Submissions must be original works by a student currently enrolled full or part-time in a law school in the United States. Topics include individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom. The paper receiving first place will receive a $3,000 award. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2016. For rules and FAQs go to .

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

Kenneth P. Carp Scholarship

The Law Offices of Kenneth Carp are pleased to announce a $1,000 essay competition about unemployment benefits. All students that are enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university are encouraged to apply. For more information on essay topic and eligibility requirements, go to . The deadline for entry is Dec. 15, 2015.

Sponsored by Law Offices of Kenneth Carp
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-54605

Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship

The Kraut Law Group in Los Angeles, CA is announcing its Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship. All students who are enrolled in a law related program are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted in full, online, by Dec. 31, 2015 in order to be considered. One applicant will be chosen and awarded $500. Additional instructions and eligibility requirements can be found at .

Sponsored by Kraut Law Group
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

Student Updates

Ambassador Program

Graduate and International Programs would like to 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 JD, LL.M., and exchange students, Washington University School of Law is 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 answer 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 11.

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