Events and Announcements

Community Service Opportunity Announcement

Community Against Poverty Volunteer Fair

Sunday, September 28, 2014 Are you wondering how you can make a difference in the lives of others? Come to the Volunteer Fair to find out! From 2:30-3:30, hear keynote speaker, Alan Spector, local author and speaker, about how "giving back" can make a difference in your life and community. Then from 3:30-5:00, visit with dozens of agencies all in need of volunteers. Please bring a food donation to benefit area food pantries. Location: The Heights 8001 Dale Ave. Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Sponsored by CAP
Website: http://www.communityagainstpoverty.org
For more information, contact Gail Wechsler at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 442-3894


General CSO Announcement

Alumni Student Summit: Sept 19-20

This annual event held in conjunction with the Law Alumni Reunion is a great opportunity for current students to meet alumni and ask them for advice about career opportunities. There are two opportunities to participate. Sign up in Symplicity/Events. Alumni Student Summit: Reception [5:30-7:00pm] Great networking opportunity to mingle with Alumni in many market areas. Help welcome the alumni back to campus! Dress is business casual. Alumni Student Summit: Coffee Conversations [11:00am-12:00pm] Alumni from across the country will be in Crowder Courtyard to share their professional experiences and offer advice on navigating your career. Register in Symplicity/Events to receive a list of alumni bios prior to the event.

Sponsored by CSO
For more information, contact Career Services Office at careerservices@wulaw-wustl.edu or (341) 935-6451


Research Assistants Announcement

Research Assistant Needed - Professor Foster

Professor Frances Foster would like to hire a research assistant to work five-ten hours during the fall semester on a project on environmental trusts. If interested, please send a resume to Professor Foster at foster@wulaw.wustl.edu. Indicate in a cover letter any background you have in environmental law.

Sponsored by Professor Frances Foster
For more information, contact Professor Frances Foster at foster@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6473


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest

As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s? The top three winning entries will recieve $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000. All entries must be received by November 17, 2014. For more information, visit www.CenterforAlcoholPolicy.org

Sponsored by Center for Alcohol Policy
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6438


American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2015 Writing Competition

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce awards to be presented for the best book, perishable article, book chapter or review, or student note or comment. Entries should address a topic on consumer financial services and must have been written or published between November 15, 2013 and December 1, 2014. Deadline for submission is December 1, 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.accfsl.org/writing-competition/.

Sponsored by American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6438


2014-2015 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

The National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. This annual writing competition is made possible through the generous support of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., one of the premier environmental law firms in the nation. The author deemed best by a panel of judges will receive $2,000 and an offer of publication in Environmental Law Reporter. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 6, 2015. Please mail entries and questions to Talia Fox at fox@eli.org.

Sponsored by ELI and NAELS
For more information, contact Talia Fox at fox@eli.org or (


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 - ABA Representation in Mediation Team

Coaches Colleen Jones and Michael Geigerman will hold interviews and tryouts for WULAWs team to represent the law school at the ABA Representation in Mediation Regional Competition. WULAW's team has had outstanding success, winning Regional Competitions 7 times since 2005 placing 2nd at Nationals in 2009, 3rd in 2006 and 2011, and 5th in 2005. Tryouts will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 1 and 2 as well as Sunday, October 5. To sign up and for more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at djcampbell@wulaw.wustl.edu.

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


Bench to Business Challenge

Join us for the first of a series of workshops intended to provide hands-on training for developing an idea from the ground up. Participants will work in multidisciplinary teams, and so everyone is welcome! No background experience is required; see our website (gradpages.wustl.edu/bec) for more details and to RSVP. When: Wednesday, September 24, 6-7pm Where: Room 301 A/B, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, 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


2014-15 Jessup Team

Congratulations to the following students selected to participate on the 2014-15 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team: Ryan Baebler, Benjamin Cohen, Ashley Hammett, Alice Quinones, and Yifei Yang.

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