Events and Announcements

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 ewalsh@wustl.edu

Sponsored by Office of Student Life
Website: http://shs.wustl.edu/Pages/letstalk.aspx
For more information, contact Elizabeth Walsh at ewalsh@wustl.edu or (314) 935-5861


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

SBAA 2017 Scholarship

The Serbian Bar Association of America (SBAA) is the professional organization for Serbian-American attorneys, legal professionals, and law students. The SBAA provides scholarships every year to persons of Serbian birth or ancestry and/or their spouses who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States. The 2017 SBAA scholarship application is now available at www.serbbar.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is March 12, 2017.

Sponsored by SBAA
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


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 https://www.criminallawdenver.com/juvenile-justice-law-school-scholarship/.

Sponsored by Tiftickjian Law Firm
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu 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 sovereignty.symposium@oscn.net.

Sponsored by OK Supreme Court and Sovereignty Symposium
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu 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 www.faleslaw.com/law-enforcement-family-member-scholarship.html.

Sponsored by Fales & Fales
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


Iranian-American Bar Foundation 2017 Scholarship

The Iranian-American Bar Association (IABA) grants one or more scholarships each year to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Iranian- American community. Applicants must be of Iranian heritage and full-time students at an accredited law school. For application and criteria, please visit http://iabafoundation.org/scholarship-2/. Applications must be received by March 31, 2017.

Sponsored by IABA
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


Christensen & Hymas Married Student Law Scholarship

Kenneth L. Christensen and D. Russell Hymas understand the struggles that come with balancing family life and excelling in a challenging law program. Each was married and started their families while in law school. This is why they are offering a generous scholarship to a deserving individual who is pursuing their law degree while balancing the responsibilities of a family. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, be legally married, and currently enrolled or have been accepted into a JD program within the United States. Applications must be submitted by August 1, 2017. For more information, visit http://christensenhymas.com/about-us/community-involvement/scholarship/.

Sponsored by Christensen & Hymas
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


Michigan Auto Law 2017 Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Michigan Auto Law's 2017 Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program is now open. The program is open to students currently in their first of second year of law school, a member of an ethnic or racial minority (or demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity), and has an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2017. Application and detailed requirements can be found at www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/diversity/.

Sponsored by Michigan Auto Law
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu 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 www.mcguirewoods.com.

Sponsored by McGuireWoods
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


UCD Law Review is Currently Seeking Submissions

The UCD Law Review is Ireland's leading student-run legal journal. The Review is published on an annual basis and aims to feature articles on a variety of legal topics written by students as well as those in academia and in practice. The Board welcomes contributions on a broad range of contemporary legal issues, as well as articles addressing legal history. A monetary prize will be awarded to the author of the most outstanding article. Submissions should be received by March 24, 2017. Further details may be found at www.ucdlawreview.eu.

Sponsored by UCD Law Review
Website: http://www.ucdlawreview.eu
For more information, contact Aidan Murray at aidan.murray.1@ucdconnect.ie or (


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 www.iadclaw.org. Deadline for entry is May 19, 2017.

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


Islamic Scholarship Fund

The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is currently accepting scholarship applications. Since its inception in 2009, ISF has awarded scholarships to over 200 scholars. Applicants must be an active member of the Muslim community, majoring in an ISF supported major, have a 3.0 grade point average, and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. For more information, visit www.islamicscholarshifund.org.

Sponsored by Islamic Scholarship Fund
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu 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 www.tannenwald.org.

Sponsored by The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu 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 www.weisspaarz.com/the-2017-weiss-paarz-annual-law-scholarship/.

Sponsored by Weiss & Paarz
For more information, contact Emily Berry at weissandpaarzscholarships@gmail.com


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 http://thepeckfirm.com/?s=2017=scholarship for entry form.

Sponsored by The Peck Law Firm
For more information, contact Sarah McLaughlin at sarahmclaughlin@thepeckfirm.com 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 www.laborandemploymentcollege.org.

Sponsored by The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu 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 https://baumgartnerlawyers.com/baumgartner-law-firm-scholarship-application/

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


Student Updates

1L Negotiation Competition Finalists and Winners

The 1L Negotiation Competition was held recently and the winners were Ashley Ogedegbe & Rochelle Hall and George Boden & Michael Birnkrant. Other finalists were:Jung Hwan Park, Sean Carlson, Mary Katherine Reed, Eden Sung, Riane Lenzner-White, Adam Nowicki, Tamara Prevatt, Katie Lee, Isaac Glickfield, Daniel Salmon, Matt Goodman, and Liza Doubossarskaia. Congratulations to all!

Sponsored by Negotiation & Dispute Resolution LL.M. Candidate 2017
For more information, contact Sarah Rockefeller at sarahrockefeller@wustl.edu or (401) 829-8071


Liberman Leadership Awards - Call for Nominations

The Liberman Leadership Awards are designed to recognize and highlight the remarkable leadership of Washington University graduate and professional students and student organizations. This year's Liberman Leadership Awards will be held on April 12, from 4-6 pm in Umrath Lounge. Nominations are open to all graduate and professional students and student groups. Nominations will be accepted for multiple categories. For more information visit https://gradcenter.wustl.edu/recources/liberman-leadership-awards. The nomination deadline is March 19, 2017.

Sponsored by Liberman Center
For more information, contact Ashley Macrander at ashleymacrander@wustl.edu or (314) 935-3521


Trivia Night (for ALL graduate and professional students)

Join us for a night of trivia, drinks, and snacks. This will be a night for strategy, knowledge, deception, and persuasion. Faculty, Professional & Graduate Students welcome. TRIVIA RULES: Multi-disciplinary teams of 4 are pre-assigned. Space limited, email azhang23@wustl.edu to sign up by noon on Friday March 10th. Registration Information : Name__ Program___ Unusually knowledgeable about_______ I always wanted to ______ Email____ I would like to challenge: Name____ Program_____ Email____ Date: March 29th, 6-7:30PM Location: Bauer Hall, Active Learning Lab

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council (GPC)
Website: https://gpc.wustl.edu/events/3578#overlay-context=events/3578
For more information, contact Michelle St. Paul at stpaulm@wustl.edu or (781) 771-5495


GPC Night Out with the St. Louis Blues

Join your fellow graduate and professional students for a night of hockey. St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers on February 28th Pre-Game Mixer 5pm-6:30pm: Farrell Learning Center, Medical campus (right next to the Central West End Metro Station) Meet up with your fellow graduate and professional students before the game and enjoy free snacks and drinks. The game will begin at 7pm at the ScottTrade Center (accessible by metro). Tickets are $30 (cheap hockey tickets are ordinarily $50+) and includes access to the pre-game mixer purchase here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/LIBERMAN Buy tickets now to be entered into raffle for a signed hockey puck. Two pucks are being raffled, signed by #20 (Alex steen) and #12 (Jori Lehtera).

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council (GPC)
Website: http://gpc.wustl.edu
For more information, contact Michelle St. Paul / GPC at stpaulm@wustl.edu or (781) 771-5495


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 http://p2lawyers.com/scholarship.

Sponsored by Parry &Pfau
For more information, contact Zach Parry, Esq. at zach-pickardparry.com@email.contactually.com or (702) 879-9555