Events and Announcements

Community Service Opportunity Announcement

Apply to the Civic Engagement Fund - Intake Interview by Nov. 7; Deadline Nov. 21

Need money for a service project? The Gephardt Institute is now accepting applications for its civic engagement fund. Grants of up to $500 are available. Schedule an intake interview by November 7th. Applications due November 21st. Visit gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu for more details.

Sponsored by Gephardt Institute
Website: http://www.gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu
For more information, contact Gephardt Institute at gephardtinstitute@wustl.edu or (314) 935-9104


Need Funding For Your Public Service Projects?

PSAB still has funds to distribute this semester for public service and pro bono projects. Fill out our easy online application (http://law.wustl.edu/forms/PSAB/PSABapplyFunding.asp) if your student organization needs funding for public service or pro bono projects, and send an email to psab@wustl.edu if you need help designing an event for your group.

Sponsored by PSAB
For more information, contact Christine Shang at christine.shang@wustl.edu or (


Research Assistants Announcement

Professor Sepper Seeks RA for Health Law Research

Professor Sepper seeks a research assistant for research related to reproductive rights, religious objection, and general health law. Applicants should possess a mastery of Westlaw/Lexis, general library databases, and the Bluebook. RA work would be expected for 5-10 hours/week and compensated at standard RA rates. Please submit resume, transcript, and the name of a WashU professor reference to esepper@wustl.edu.

Sponsored by Professor Sepper
For more information, contact Professor Sepper at esepper@wustl.edu


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

2014-2015 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law - Due Jan. 20

Papers will be considered on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, January 20, 2015. For more information, go to: http://www.uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/financial-aid/scholarships/scholarshipDatabase/page2.pdf

Sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and Chicago-Kent College of Law
Website: http://http://www.uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/financial-aid/scholarships/scholarshipDatabase/page2.pdf
For more information, contact Professor Martin H. Malin at mmalin@kentlaw.iit.edu or (


The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law 2014-2015 Writing Competition - Due May 15

This competition is open to articles written by J.D. students who are currently attending an accredited law school in the U.S. Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law, including public policy, leading cases or doctrines, or statutes. To be considered, articles must be submitted by May 15, 2015. Competition rules are available at www.laborandemploymentcollege.org.

Sponsored by College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA
Website: http://www.laborandemploymentcollege.org
For more information, contact carrie burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu


Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition - Due Jan. 15

Thomas Jefferson School of Law announces the 1st Annual Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition. This competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promote an understanding, further the development of legal rights and protections, and improve the lives of those with disabilities. Submitted papers may be on any topic relating to disability law including employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, housing, and health care. All submissions must be received by January 15, 2015. For more information, visit www.tjsl.edu/cranewritingcompetition .

Sponsored by Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Website: http://www.tjsl.edu/cranewritingcompetition
For more information, contact Thomas Jefferson School of Law at susanb@tjsl.edu


American Indian Law Review Writing Competition

The editors of the American Indian Law Review are now accepting papers on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. The competition is open to all students enrolled in a J.D. or graduate program at an accredited law school in the U.S. or Canada. Deadline for submission is January 30, 2015. For submission guidelines, go to htt;://www.ailr.net/writecomp .

Sponsored by American Indian Law Review
Website: http://www.ailr.net/writecomp
For more information, contact American Indian Law Review at lawmaster@ou.edu


17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

Through a joint effort of the GRAMMY Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, this competition is intended to provide law students with opportunities in the fleld of entertainment law. Past winners now work as music and intellecutal property lawyers throughout the country. Winners are awarded a monetary prize and flown to Los Angeles where they are honored at the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon and also attend GRAMMY events throughout the week. Submission deadline is January 6, 2015. For additional information visit www.entertainmentlawinitiative.com .

Sponsored by Grammy Foundation and ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries
Website: http://www.entertainmentlawinitiative.com
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at eli@grammy.com


Harris Institute Blog Naming Competition - Due Nov. 3

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute is looking for help to name a new student blog focusing on law and justice related issues around the globe. Submit your catchy ideas for a possible title of the blog to madalinegeorge@go.wustl.edu by November 3 for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a local restaurant of your choice, and get to see your idea implemented in this new and exciting international law blog!

Sponsored by Harris Institute
For more information, contact Madaline George at madalinegeorge@go.wustl.edu or (


Trademark Scholarship Symposium - Abstract Due Nov. 15

The International Trademark Association's Sixth Annual Trademark Scholarship Symposium will take place during the 137th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on Monday, May 4, 2015 as part of INTA's Academic Day program. To participate, submit your abstract by Saturday, November 15, 2014. For more information, email jcromer@tjsl.edu.

Sponsored by INTA
For more information, contact INTA at jcromer@tjsl.edu


Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy Accepting Submissions - Due Nov. 3

The Holy Cross Journal of Law and Policy is in the process of compiling articles for its for its nineteenth annual issue, in the Fall of 2014. The purpose of this journal is to foster an open exchange of ideas and information that pertain to current legal or political issues of general interest. Articles submitted for consideration should be thoroughly researched and footnoted. Two copies of the paper and an electronic version must be included with each submission. The deadline for submission is Nov. 3, 2014. For additional information, contact ssandstr@holycross.edu.

Sponsored by Holy Cross Journal
For more information, contact Holy Cross Journal at ssandstr@holycross.edu


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

St. Louis Up Close Presents "Mental Health in St. Louis: Innovative Approaches to a Complex Challenge" - Nov. 6

Learn more about mental health in St. Louis from experts in the field. Come hear about mental health challenges, the various factors that impact mental health in our city, innovative approaches and so much more! Featuring: Jason Purnell, Assistant Professor at the Brown School of Social Work; Joe Yancey, Executive Director at Places for People; and Serena Muhammad, Director of Strategic Initiatives at St. Louis Mental Health Board. Thursday, November 6 DUC 233 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Gephardt Institute
For more information, contact Kitty Conroy at gephardtinstitute@wustl.edu or (314) 935-9104


Law School Field Day - Nov. 2

Sunday, Nov. 2nd - 12:00-2:00 - Women's Building Lawn Join the Law Fitness Club and Dean Staudt to participate in WashU's first annual field day this Sunday, November 2nd, from 12PM - 2PM! Students and professors will compete in various games from capture-the-flag to tug-of-war. May the best team win! Please RSVP by joining one of the teams at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19T93w_3Nd7v304Br83RuVqk59DjEw56CYJZtqRYXZco/edit?usp=sharing Lunch will be provided! If you have any questions, email Patrick at patrick.huber@wustl.edu

Sponsored by Fitness Club
For more information, contact Patrick Huber at patrick.huber@wustl.edu


I-CAN & GPC Speed Networking - Nov. 10

Monday, November 10 from 6:00-8:00pm Brown Lounge Join us for our annual Speed Networking event, co-sponsored by I-CAN. Learn networking techniques from a career development professional and practice building your network across disciplines with your fellow graduate students. This event will also help prepare students for a planned networking event in the spring with professionals from different industries.

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council
Website: http://gpc.wustl.edu/events/2014/11/i-can-gpc-speed-networking
For more information, contact GPC at gpc@wustl.edu or (


GPC November General Body Meeting - Nov. 3

Monday, November 3 at 6:30pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300) Join us for our monthly general body meeting. No GPC representative or other official status required to attend. All graduate and professional students are welcome. Help us plan our activities for the balance of the semester. Dinner will be served.

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council
Website: http://gpc.wustl.edu
For more information, contact GPC at gpc@wustl.edu or (


Six Flags Fright Fest Discount Tickets

The Graduate Professional Council has secured a special discount off Six Flags St. Louis Fright Fest tickets and parking just for graduate students. Discount Valid Weekends October 24 - November 2. Tickets are available for $29.99 + tax (regularly $59.99) and discounted parking is $9.99 (regularly $19.99). Tickets can be purchased at www.sixflags.com/stlouis. Use promo code GPC14 to get the graduate student discount.

Sponsored by Graduate Professional Council
Website: http://gpc.wustl.edu/events/2014/10/six-flags-fright-fest-discount-tickets
For more information, contact GPC at gpc@wustl.edu or (


Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration

The Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions. Papers should discuss the ways in which the medical and legal professions may work together to address the problem of excessive, unnecessary, wasteful, and inefficient provision of medical services in the U.S. All papers must be submitted by January 2, 2015. Direct questions to http://med.fsu.edu/?page=InnovativeCollaboration.html.

Sponsored by Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law
Website: http://med.fsu.edu?page=InnovativeCollaboration.html
For more information, contact Marshall Kapp at marshall.kapp@med.fsu.edu