Events and Announcements

Community Service Opportunity Announcement

Haven House Volunteering Event

The Public Service Advisory Board is kicking off the school year with a great service opportunity with Haven House. Haven House is an organization that gives families a place to stay when their kids are in the hospital and offers them extra support in their time of need. The organization is always looking for extra toiletries to give to the families who stay at their facility. PSAB will be collecting toiletries for the first few weeks of school to donate to Haven House, so whether it's the free shampoo and conditioner from your hotel rooms or the extra toothbrush your dentist gives you, please consider donating to help these families out. There will be collection boxes near the lockers the first few weeks of school.​

Sponsored by The Public Service Advisory Board
Website: http://law.wustl.edu/pubserv/pages.aspx?id=10203
For more information, contact Christine Shang at christine.shang@wustl.edu or (


General CSO Announcement

The Securities and Exchange Commission accepting 2L applications NOW

The SEC is accepting 2L applications for the 2015 Law Student Honors Program on a rolling basis which means applying early is key. The program is highly competitive.  About 150 2Ls and 1Ls are hired from law schools around the country. The SEC will hire volunteer interns in Washington DC, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. See https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/376683300 for more information about the program. Go to http://www.sec.gov/jobs/jobs_students_honors.shtml to apply.  A separate posting for 1L applicants will be posted later this year. The key to the USAJobs application is submitting a single PDF with a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample.  Name the PDF “LASTNAMEFIRSTNAME” – like “MARTINEZDAVID.”  Address the letter to “Dear Hiring Committee.”  If you are applying to the Washington DC headquarters, the letter should list your top three choices among offices and divisions.  You will be considered by all groups, but preferences matter.

Sponsored by CSO
For more information, contact career Services at careerservices@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6451


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Honors Attorney positions for fall 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will begin accepting applications on Monday, July 28th, for the next class of Louis D. Brandeis Honors Attorneys to begin working during the fall of 2015. The application window will close on September 7th. Interested students should read more about the opportunity and contact your JD Advisor with any questions. http://www.consumerfinance.gov/d/jobs/detail/louis-d-brandeis-honors-attorney-program/

Sponsored by cso
For more information, contact career Services at careerservices@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6451


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

2014 ABA Forum on the Construction Industry's Student Writing Competition

This competition is open to all law students in good standing and attending an ABA accredited law school in the 2014 academic year. Papers may be on any topic relating to construction law. Winning entry receives $2,000. Deadline to submit is January 15, 2015. For more information go to www.americanbar.org/groups/construction_industry.

Sponsored by ABA
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 93-56438


Student Updates

Tryouts for National Moot Court Team

The National Moot Court Team is now accepting applications. Interested students should email a resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to refinneran@wustl.edu before 5:00 p.m. on September 3, with your last name and “Application” in the subject line of the email. You should also indicate in your cover letter or email your availability to perform a try-out between 5:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on September 5 or 8:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on September 6. Your try-out will require you to present one side of an issue and entertain questioning for up to 10 minutes. You may argue either side of last year's Wiley Rutledge problem, your 1L oral argument problem, or any other legal problem you include with your application. Alternative try-out times are available if needed.

Sponsored by Trial and Advocacy Program
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at djcampbell@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-7964


Tryouts for Jessup International Law Moot Court Team

Application packets and tryout sign-on sheets are available in Dorothy Cambell's office (541-B), for those who did not make the informational meeting yesterday. Please note the following important dates: Friday, September 5, 2014 (5:00 p.m.) – Deadline to Submit Application; Monday, September 8, 2014 (6:00 to 10:00 p.m.) – Tryouts; Tuesday, September 9, 2014 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) – Final Interviews. If you have any questions, please contact coach Gil Sison (gsison@rsrglaw.com), or members Ryan Baebler, Ben Cohen or Ashley Hammett.

Sponsored by Trial and Advocacy Program
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at djcampbell@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-7964


Charting a Path to a Career in Science Policy

September 12, 9am - 10am. Join us for a seminar and discussion with Chris Pickett, Ph.D., Policy Analyst at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After a postdoc at WUSM, Dr. Pickett transitioned to a science policy fellowship at ASBMB before being promoted to his current position. Dr. Pickett will discuss how he became interested in science policy as a career, what are the day-to-day duties of his current position and how you can find and prepare for a job in science policy. Coffee & bagels will be served. Event will be held in the Holden Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the medical campus.

Sponsored by ProSPER
Website: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3039
For more information, contact Rebecca Lowdon at rebecca.lowdon@wustl.edu or (


Join The Public Service Advisory Board!

The Public Service Advisory Board (PSAB) invites students to apply for a position in one of the best clubs on campus! We host fun, school-wide activities like the annual food drive competition and Halloween Boo-Grams, administer the Pro Bono Pledge, and facilitate educational events! Please find applications in 2L Joshua Sills' folder down by the lockers. Applications are DUE on September 1, 2014!

Sponsored by The Public Service Advisory Board (PSAB)
Website: http://law.wustl.edu/pubserv/index.aspx?id=5503
For more information, contact Christine Shang at christine.shang@wustl.edu or (


ProSPER Information Session and Fall Member Meeting

5:30 p.m., 300 Danforth University, Sept. 4. To kick off the semester, ProSPER (Promoting Science Policy, Education, and Research) will host informational sessions for students interested in ProSPER. ProSPER can help graduate students over the course of their careers as a student and scientist, and we have a lineup of exciting events for the upcoming year. Come find out our plans for the year from our working group directors, and stay for a light dinner and good company.

Sponsored by WU ProSPER
Website: http://gradpages.wustl.edu/prosper
For more information, contact Rebecca Lowdon at rebecca.lowdon@wustl.edu or (540) 580-8816


Entrepreneurship at Wash U: A Town Hall Discussion

Dr. Carter, the newly appointed Associate Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University, will lead a town hall discussion about the support structures Wash U has in place for its innovators and how they might be improved. This event will be held Tuesday, September 9 at 6pm in Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the medical campus.

Sponsored by BioEntrepreneurship Core
Website: http://gradpages.wustl.edu/bec
For more information, contact Elizabeth Germino at germinoe@wusm.wustl.edu or (908) 343-9268