Events and Announcements

CSO Job Fair Announcement

21st Annual DuPont Legal Minority Job Fairs Registration Deadline May 1st

We are proud to announce the 21st Annual DuPont Legal Minority Job Fairs. Again this year, DuPont, with input from their primary law firms and service providers, has carefully selected the law schools which are receiving this invitation. The job fairs have been organized by DuPont Legal for the past eighteen years with an interest in increasing the number of diverse lawyers represented in their primary law firms and legal services companies. The Saturday, August 2, 2014 job fairs will be hosted by law firms in the DuPont network in Houston, Los Angeles, and Wilmington.

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31st Annual Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair Registration Closes May 31

Registration is now open for the 31st Annual Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair. The Job Fair will be held August 8th at the Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront. Registration deadline is May 31. For More information, visit . Each year law firms, corporations, and government agencies register for the fair.

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General CSO Announcement

3L Pro Bono Hours - Due April 18

In order to ensure every qualified 3L is recognized at the May 15th Public Service Awards Breakfast, we ask that each 3L who has pro bono hours log onto Symplicity by April 18 and verify your submitted hours are correct. If you have questions regarding Symplicity, please contact Laura Conlee Russell at If you have other questions regarding the awards breakfast, please contact Karlla Dozier at

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For more information, contact Career Services at or (314) 935-6451

Job of the Day Announcement

Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute Fellow

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute will be hiring a Fellow. The fellowship is for a one-year term, renewable at the discretion of the Faculty Director and the Dean of the School of Law. Fellows assist with the academic projects of the Institute, including the Harris Institute speaker series, the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, the International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, and other Harris Institute events. Institute Fellows also supervise JD students working with the ICC Legal Tools project, may be involved with other NGO driven projects of the Institute, and may attend faculty workshops and otherwise fully participate in Law School academic life. Fellows work on research projects assigned by the Director, but are also encouraged to conduct their own research with a view to writing an article for publication. Applicants must have a J.D., a background in international law, and excellent writing and research skills. Foreign language capability is a plus, but not a requirement. Students in the class of 2014 are particularly encouraged to apply. Start date: Aug. 4, 2014 (earlier date is also possible). Please send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter directed to Professor Leila Sadat, Director of the Institute, to Ms. Bethel Mandefro, Administrative Coordinator at Bethel Mandefro Administrative Coordinator, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute

Sponsored by Whitney R. Harris World Law
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Research Assistants Announcement

Research Assistant for Professor Mandelker

Professor Mandelker is looking for a full or part-time research for the summer who would work with him on the revision of his casebook on land use law and on an article on manufactured housing. There would also be some research for our treatise on the National Environmental Policy Act. He would not consider a student with a full-time job for the summer but would consider someone who would be interested in spending part of the summer full time on this project. Applicants should be in the upper 25% of their class. Email cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to

Sponsored by Career Services
For more information, contact Professor Mandelker at or (

Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

Davis Levin Livingston Law School Scholarship

David Levin Livingston, a Hawaii law firm, announces their first law school scholarship. A $3,000 scholarship is being offered for the upcoming fall semester to a law student who intends to practice public interest law. The recipient must be a current law school student, or has been accepted to attend law school this fall. Application due by July 1st, 2014. Go to for application and more information.

Sponsored by Davis Levin Livingston
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-56438

2014 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition

For students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law The PIABA Foundation announces the 2014 Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition. First prize is $1,000 and publication in the PIABA Bar Journal. Deadline September 19, 2014. Application and more information at

Sponsored by PIABA
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-56438

Mound City Bar Foundation

Join the Mound City Bar Foundation for the Scovel Richardson Scholarship Dinner. Saturday, June 28, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Archview Room 1 South Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102 To purchase tickets and sponsorship, contact

Sponsored by Mound City Bar Foundation
For more information, contact Elaine Harris Spearman, Esq. at or (314) 664-6602

2014 Brown Award - Excellence in Legal Writing

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-first annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seek is eligible to enter. There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. Submission deadline is June 6, 2014. For more information, go to

Sponsored by The Judge R. Brown Scholarship Foundation
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-6438

National Association of Women Lawyers 2014 Selma Moidel Smith Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is a national voluntary legal professional organization whose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession and women's rights. NAWL has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. Entries must be received by May 1, 2014. Questions should be address to the chair of the writing competition, Professor Jennifer Martin at

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LSAC Writing Competition: Best Practices for Recruitment of Underrepresented Groups in Law Schools

As part of its commitment to promote diversity in law schools and the legal profession, LSAC announces a writing competition on the "Best Practices for Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color and Students from Other Underrepresented groups in law schools." All papers must be uploaded no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on May, 1st, 2014. One winning paper will be selected from each of the three categories of eligible students (1L, 2L, 3L). Please send inquiries to

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Student Updates

Jessup Team Comes Home with Best Showing at International Rounds

Washington University School of Law's Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team returned to campus recently with its best showing ever at the Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. The Washington University team advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Cup Championship for the first time in its history after defeating 22 other teams in the U.S. national rounds to be the Super-Regional Champions for the Southeast Region. The team also won the Alona E. Evans Award for the second time, an award given to the team with the best written pleadings in the international rounds of the competition.Finally, the team finished as the second-best U.S. team (out of approximately 120 in the competition) behind Columbia Law School. This year's team includes third-year law student Ted Reilly; LLM student Ashley Hammett; and second-year law students Benjamin Cohen, Sydney Tonsfeldt, and Ryan Baebler. The faculty advisor is Leila Sadat, the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. The team is coached by Gilbert C. Sison, JD '00, and assistant coach Hannah Zhao, JD '13, both of whom are from Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers & Glass, PC. The international rounds of the tournament took place from April 7-13, 2014. There were 124 teams from 83 countries competing in Washington, D.C., out of the approximately 650 teams that competed worldwide for the opportunity to go to D.C. In the preliminary rounds, Washington University School of Law's team finished 4-0 and defeated West Virginia University, the University of Denver, Yeditepe University (Turkey), and the University of International Business and Economics (China). The law school's team was ranked as the fourth-highest team after the preliminary rounds. The top 32 teams advanced to the playoff rounds, where Washington University defeated France in round 32. It then defeated Wuhan University (China) in the octo-finals. Washington University lost to Kings College (United Kingdom) in the quarter-final round. The University of Queensland (Australia) won the World Cup by defeating Singapore Management University in the final round.

Sponsored by Trial & Advocacy Program
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at DJC@WUSTL.EDU or (314) 9-357964

Congratulations to the new Energy & Environmental Law Society (EELS) Exec Board!

President, Tamara Slater; Vice-President, Paul Knettle; Treasurer, Dan Ritter; Community Service Chair, Fajer Saeed; Sustainability Coordinator, Gwenn Barney.

Sponsored by Energy & Environmental Law Society
For more information, contact Tamara Slater at or (301) 910-1547

Admiralty Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to 3Ls Giles Howard and Kevin Simpson and 2L Adama Wiltshire on their second-place finish at last weekend's Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. The students went 6-0 in oral argument rounds throughout the competition and reached the finals. Although they won the final round in the eyes of all three oral argument judges, they were defeated by less than a point due to their opponents' superior brief score. In addition to the team being named Competition Finalists, Wiltshire was recognized as the Best Oral Advocate in the Championship Round, receiving two 100s and a 99 from the final round panel, which included Judge Stephen Higginson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Judge Peter Beer of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and Bob Parrish, the current President of Maritime Law Association of the United States. The team members were also awarded "Best Newcomer" for having such a strong showing in our school's first year in the competition.

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

Westlaw Wednesdays!

Please stop by the Westlaw table in the courtyard at noon on Wednesdays for points, prizes, and information!

Sponsored by Westlaw
For more information, contact Katie Swiss at or (650) 400-0942