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Job of the Day Announcement

International Court of Justice (ICJ) Traineeship Program - Firm Deadline: January 12, 2018

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has invited Washington University School of Law to nominate candidates who “have demonstrated an outstanding interest and excellence in the field of public international law” to serve a nine-month term as judicial clerks at the Court from September 2018 through June 2019. Eligible candidates must be third-year JD or LLM students who will complete their degrees in May 2018 or recent graduates of Washington University School of Law. Applicants must have a thorough command of either English or French, as well as a very good working knowledge of the other language. They must have an excellent academic record, with proven strong research and writing skills, as well as a demonstrated interest in public international law. U.S. citizens, non-U.S. citizens, and dual nationals are eligible to apply. For application materials and additional information, please read the Call for Applications. Participation in the Program is open only to a select group of universities around the world. Interested students should notify the Institute of their intention to apply as soon as possible. Please direct questions to Fizza Batool, Harris Institute Fellow at the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, by email (fbatool@wustl.edu) or telephone, 314-935-3379. Complete electronic applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on January 12, 2018 to Bethel Mandefro at bmandefro@wustl.edu. Please include “ICJ Traineeship” in the subject line. For more information on the International Court of Justice, visit: www.icj-cij.org/.

Sponsored by Washington University Law
Website: http://law.wustl.edu/harris/documents/2017-2018/ICJTraineeshipCallforApplicants2018-2019.pdf
For more information, contact Bethel Mandefro at bmandefro@wustl.edu or (314) 935-7988


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

Dagen-Legomsky International Public Interest Fellowship Award - DEADLINE: March 23, 2018

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute invites JD students to apply for the Dagen-Legomsky International Public Interest Fellowship, which provides financial support for the fellow working during the summer of 2018 for an international public interest organization. The International Public Interest Fellowship for 2018 may be awarded to one to three students and the fellowship amount ranges from $3,000 to $4,500 depending on need. Past recipients have worked in Bangkok, Thailand with Mekong Region Law Center; in Cape Town, South Africa, with Black Sash; at the Netherlands School of Human Rights in Utrecht, the Netherlands; Centro de Estudios de las Americas in Santiago, Chile; Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. in Zacatecas, Mexico; at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles in Brussels, Belgium; Children's Rights Centre, HIV/AIDS Treatment Action Campaign, Legal Aid Board in Durban; UNICEF in Cambodia; and the International Foundation for Election Systems in Washington, D.C. For more information about the Dagen-Legomsky International Public Interest Fellowship, please see: http://law.wustl.edu/harris/pages.aspx?ID=7097. To apply, please submit a resume, transcript, and a statement of interest describing how you believe such an opportunity will benefit your interests and future goals in public international law. If you have identified a particular organization or position, or have already been accepted for a position with a qualifying organization, please include this information in your cover letter. However, students who have not yet identified a qualifying organization or position are also welcome to apply. The selection committee will assess all relevant factors, including law school performance and demonstrated interest in international or public interest law and make a decision in April 2018.

Sponsored by Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
Website: http://http://law.wustl.edu/harris/pages.aspx?ID=7097
For more information, contact Bethel Mandefro at bmandefro@wustl.edu


Dagen-Legomsky Xiamen Fellowship Award - DEADLINE: February 16, 2018

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute invites students to apply for the Dagen-Legomsky Xiamen Fellowship, which provides financial support for one student to attend the Xiamen Academy of International Law's Public International Law course during the summer of 2018 in Xiamen, China. For more information, visit the Academy's website: http://www.xiamenacademy.org/summer.aspx. This fellowship award covers the registration fee for the summer program and provides the selected student an award amount to cover an economy class airfare, private accommodation, books and materials, and an allowance for meals and incidental expenses for the duration of the program. Funding is conditional upon the recipient's acceptance for admission by the Xiamen Academy. To apply, please submit a resume, transcript, and a statement of interest describing how you think this three-week summer session will benefit your interests and future goals in the field of international law. The selection committee will assess all relevant factors, including law school performance and demonstrated interest in international or comparative law and make a decision in March 2018. Once the selected student has been notified, he or she must submit an application directly to the Xiamen Academy of International Law before the April deadline for the summer program in public international law at: http://www.xiamenacademy.org/summer.aspx.

Sponsored by Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
Website: http://http://law.wustl.edu/harris/pages.aspx?ID=7097
For more information, contact Bethel Mandefro at bmandefro@wustl.edu


Dagen-Legomsky Hague Fellowship Award - DEADLINE: January 12, 2018

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute invites students to apply for the Dagen-Legomsky Hague Fellowship, which provides financial support for one JD student to attend The Hague Academy of International Law's Public International Law course during the summer of 2018 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Hague Academy's intensive three-week summer course in public international law is indisputably the world's premier summer program in public international law. It is sponsored by the International Court of Justice, and its faculty includes the finest and most famous international law scholars in the world. More information is available at the Academy's website: https://www.hagueacademy.nl/programmes/summer-courses/application-guidelines/. This fellowship award covers the registration fee for the summer program and provides the selected student an award amount to cover an economy class airfare, private accommodation, books and materials, and an allowance for meals and incidental expenses for the duration of the program. Funding is conditional upon the recipient's acceptance for admission by The Hague Academy. To apply, please submit a resume, transcript, and a statement of interest describing how you think this three-week summer session will benefit your interests and future goals in the field of international law. The selection committee will assess all relevant factors, including law school performance and demonstrated interest in international or comparative law and make a decision in January 2018.

Sponsored by Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
Website: http://http://law.wustl.edu/harris/pages.aspx?ID=7097
For more information, contact Bethel Mandefro at bmandefro@wustl.edu


CPW Law Legal Scholarship

The CPW Law Legal Scholarship awards $3,000 annually to a student who has demonstrated an interest in a career as a trial lawyer and a passion for representing injured individuals whose rights have been jeopardized. Applicants will be chosen based on financial need, oratory skills, and a commitment to helping those less fortunate. Applicants should also have a dedication to diversity equality. To apply, go to www.cpw-law.com/scholarship. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2018.

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


2018 Moses & Rooth Legal Essay Competition

Moses & Rooth are now accepting applications for their 2018 Legal Essay Competition. The Applicants should answer the question: Do you feel that all restrictions on firearms impact the second amendment? Essay submission due by June 1, 2018. For detailed application instructions, visit www.mosesandrooth.com/legal-scholarship/.

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


The Peck Law Firm 2018 Scholarship Essay Contest

We are excited to announce the third annual Peck Law Firm Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year! For this year's contest, we are asking applicants to write an essay answering the following question: How will America's declining birth rate redefine American families, culture, and government? This $2,000 scholarship is open to any American citizen, that meets the following criteria: Will have graduated high school on or before July 1, 2018 Has a minimum GPA of 3.0 Will be attending a college, graduate school, or law school for the 2018 Fall Semester Applying for the scholarship is easy. There are three steps: 1) Completely fill out the application form; 2) Submit an essay of 1,000 words or less; 3) Attach a resume and any applicable transcripts You can find the application and detailed rules https://thepeckfirm.com/peck-law-firm-scholarship/. We received many thought-provoking essays from the past two contests, and we can't wait to see what students will submit this year. We urge all students to apply. The application deadline is May 31, 2018 and the winner will be announced on July 31, 2018.

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


Torgenson Law Renee Torgenson Memorial Scholarship

Torgenson Law is a Phoenix, Arizona injury law firm dedicated to the advancement of equality, impartiality, and access to justice for everyone, regardless of their economic situation. As such, Torgenson Law is excited to offer a $1,000 scholarship three times per year to a current law student who shares the same values. Candidates should demonstrate their passion to use justice to improve their community. Ideal candidates must exhibit related values within their research, volunteer work, prior job experience, and extracurricular activities. The three deadlines to submit an application are April 30, August 31, and December 31. Application link can be found at www.torgensonlaw.com.

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