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Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

McLean County Bar Association 2016 Community Service Scholarship Application

The McLean County Bar Association (MCBA) is announcing a $1,500 scholarship for eligible second or third year law school students with strong ties to McLean County, Illinois. To be considered, scholarship applications should be received electronically by October 28th, 2016. The recipient will be selected on or before November 18, 2016. A formal presentation will be made December 20, 2016 at the Bar Association's annual holiday luncheon. Applicants for the MCBA Community Service law school scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to McLean County, Bloomington-Normal and/or its surrounding communities through residency in the county, through academic ties to local schools or through past or future employment. Prime candidates will express and demonstrate a commitment to legal aid work, pro bono activities and/or community service.

Sponsored by McLean County Bar Association
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

ASECA Securities Law Writing Competition

The Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA) is announcing its annual writing competition which awards prizes for outstanding papers in the field of securities law. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during 2016, and papers scheduled for publication in 2017 are eligible for submission. For detailed contest information, please visit

Sponsored by ASECA
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

Apply Now for an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowship or Grant!

One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, the AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 230 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2016-17 academic year. Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Deadlines for entry vary. Learn more about this amazing opportunity at

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

2017 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition

The 2017 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration is now open to applicants. Papers should discuss the collaboration between the medical and legal professions. For detailed contest information, go to

Sponsored by Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law
For more information, contact Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition at

2016 Employment Law Scholarship

Strianese PLLC is pleased to announce the Employment Law Scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. The employment law attorneys at Strianese PLLC are interested in supporting students with strong academic credentials, demonstrating financial need, and focusing on employment law issues. This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 and will be presented in the spring semester of 2017. Completed application must be submitted online by December 31, 2016. For application and detailed scholarship information, go to

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

2016 Zaner Harden Law Auto Accident Scholarship

Zaner Harden Law is now accepting applications to the 2016 ZHL Auto Accident Scholarship. Attorneys witness first hand the hardship that families face when an automobile accident occurs. That's why Zaner Harden Law Firm has created a scholarship devoted to individuals and their family members whose lives have been affected by an accident. Applications must be submitted by December 30, 2016 and the winning applicant will receive $2,000. For detailed information, go to

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

The Expert Institute's Annual Legal Writing Scholarship

Blog posts are a new way for attorneys to educate and persuade, and to participate in a broader legal discourse with their peers. In recognition of the importance of online legal writing, The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation. To win, your article has to be logically rigorous and substantive, as well as engaging and entertaining. Ideally, lay people should be able to understand and enjoy the article, while lawyers should find it useful and insightful. Deadline for submission is December 31, 2016. Go to for detailed contest information.

Sponsored by The Expert Institute
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

2016 Bruning Law Firm Essay Contest

The attorneys of The Bruning Law Firm are pleased to announce a $500 college scholarship to the winner of their annual essay contest. In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the following question by 12/01/2016: What law or laws would you create to make the roads safer? Completed essay should be submitted as an attachment to . Please visit for more information.

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

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our fourth annual Scholarship Essay Contest. Tell us about contributions you have made or are currently making to help a non-profit institution, a specific group, your local community, or the public at large. Tell us also how you intend to use your legal training to advance those goals. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Worthy deeds that you have already performed will be considered. The deadline for submitting essays is December 15, 2016. Please send your story to For detailed information, go to

Sponsored by The Reeves Law Group
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Student Updates

Purina Farms Pooch Playdate

On November 12, play more than 15 activities with your dog at the Event Center at Purina Farms. Activities include obstacle course, mock barn hunt, and the chance to meet adoptable dogs. A portion of all proceeds will benefit a local Greater St. Louis area pet welfare organization. No reservations necessary. For more information, go to

Sponsored by Purina Farms
For more information, contact PAD at

Get to Know Gardner Capital - November 15

PLEASE JOIN US Tuesday, November 15, 7-9 pm to learn more about Gardner Capital, Inc., a growing, multi-family, housing developer, tax credit syndicator, and owner of utility scale power plants with offices in St. Louis, Dallas, Atlanta, and Springfield Missouri. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. Olin Business School Frick Forum Please RSVP to

Sponsored by Gardner Capital, inc.
For more information, contact Judy Uelk at or (314) .85-3.5402

Sumers Recreation Center Grand Opening Celebration - Saturday, Oct. 29

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 29th as we celebrate the grand opening of the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center with a full slate of sport and fitness activities, tours, and giveaways. This day-long event, starting at 9:00 a.m., is open to the entire WashU community, including partners and spouses. Multiple giveaways, raffles, tours, and special events will be held throughout the day.

Sponsored by Sumers Recreation Center
For more information, contact Bryan Lenz at or (314) 935-8509

Amy Cuddy: Power and Presence

Graham Chapel Wednesday, Oct. 26 12-1:30 Join The Division of Student Affairs and The Graduate School as they co-host a lecture and book signing by Amy Cuddy. Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist and professor at Harvard Business School. Her research focuses on how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments influence people. She is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, "Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges," and her video, "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are," is the second most viewed TED talk of all time.

Sponsored by Division of Student Affairs and The Graduate School
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-54605

2016-17 ABA Representation in Mediation Team

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to participate on the 2016-17 ABA Representation in Mediation Team: Tomi Akinyemi, Mattia Cutolo, Luca de Rosa, Earl Scott Flood, Peter Gibbins, Nicole Gougeon, Martina Lucin, Zheng Wang, and Lei Yu. They will represent Washington University in the regional competition next spring. WashULaw teams have won the regional competition multiple times and have finished second, third, fifth, and seventh in the national competition since first entering the highly competitive ABA Representation in Mediation Competition approximately ten years ago. Many thanks to the coaches, Michael Geigerman, Managing Director, US Arbitration & Mediation Service, and Jessica Kuchta-Miller, Staff Ombudsperson, Washington University.

Sponsored by Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at or ( 31) 4 -9357964

Winners of 1L/LLM Client Interviewing & Counseling Competition

On October 1st and 2nd, 128 1L (45 teams) and LLM (18 teams) students competed in the 35th annual Client Interviewing & Counseling Competition. Congratulations to our 2016 winners: Kayla Loveless & Lauren Lamb, Emily Jaeger & Caroline Collins, Martin McLemore & Edward Daugs, Sarah Tietz & Joely Grieff, Rochelle Hall & Ashley Ogedegbe, Xiao Song & Ailin Zhang, and Ding Liu & Nan Pu. This competition, which has been offered here at Washington University since 1981, highlights the law school's commitment to preparing competent, ethical, and collaborative lawyers. Washington University is one of the few law schools in the country to offer such a competition for 1Ls and LLMs. Not only is it a great opportunity for student learning, it also is a great tradition of law students and alumni giving back to the next cadre of lawyers behind them. Thanks to all who participated and served as clients and judges for the competition. Many thanks to the outstanding board: Celine Aka, chair, Leslie DeGonia, Justin Chavez, Sharion Scott, Karen Hinkley, and Stephanie Amador. This competition is co-sponsored by the Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program, Graduate & International Programs, and the Center for Career Development.

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