Events and Announcements

Research Assistants Announcement

Call for Research Assistants on Two Projects: Crimes Against Humanity and ICC Legal Tools Project -- Deadline: Sept. 4

(1) Crimes Against Humanity Research Project: The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute is recruiting research assistants for our Crimes Against Humanity Research Project. Professor Sadat is the Special Advisor on CAH to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. The project will involve assisting the Office of the Prosecutor on its work on crimes against humanity, including researching and analyzing cases on these issues. Credit will be available for a limited number of students. (2) International Criminal Court Legal Tools Project: The Institute is recruiting research assistants for our ICC Legal Tools project. Under the Co-Operation Agreement with the ICC in 2009, students have been researching, collecting, and analyzing relevant domestic legislation and case law concerning genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes for a number of states. For more information, please visit: law.wustl.edu/harris/pages.aspx?id=8271. Credit will be available for a limited number of students. If you are interested in working on either of these projects, and contributing to the development of international criminal law and human rights, please send a resume and statement of interest to Tamara Slater at tamara.slater@wustl.edu by Friday, September 4, 2015.

Sponsored by Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
Website: law.wustl.edu/harris
For more information, contact Tamara Slater at tamara.slater@wustl.edu or (314) 935-3379


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women In Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law. This award will be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000.00 and will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2016). See more at: http://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship-2015#sthash.Mgjfcm2s.dpuf

Sponsored by The Pearce Law Firm
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


Student Updates

Around the World in a 5k - Sept. 20

September 20th, 4:00-6:00p.m. Join us for a 5k run through Washington University's Danforth Campus to kickoff Global Health Week 2015 and promote physical wellness in our community. The race course begins and ends at Brookings Quadrangle. Janji gift cards will be rewarded for top finishers. For more info go to http://publichealth.wustl.edu/events/around-the-world-in-a-5k/ .

Sponsored by The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health, the Office of the Provost, the Brown School, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, and the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Website: http://publichealth.wustl.edu/events/around-the-world-in-a-5k/
For more information, contact Global Health Week at globalhealthweek@wustl.edu or (


Tryouts for the National Moot Court Team - Applications Due Sept. 2

The National Moot Court Team is accepting applications this week! Interested students should submit a resume, an unofficial transcript, and a persuasive writing sample to Professor Richard Finneran (refinneran@wustl.edu) by 5 p.m. on September 2, with your last name and "Application" in the subject line of the email. Please also indicate your availability to audition between 5:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Friday, September 4 or 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 5. Auditioning will require you to present an oral argument on an issue of your choice and entertain questioning for up to 10 minutes. You may argue either side of last year's Wiley Rutledge problem, your 1L oral argument problem, or any other legal problem you include with your application. Alternative audition times are available if needed.

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


National Moot Court Informational Meeting - Aug. 31

The National Moot Court Team will be hosting an informational meeting on Monday, August 31 at 12 p.m. in room 309 for all interested students. Those who attend will learn about the team, meet some of last year's competitors, and get a chance to chat one-on-one with the coaches. Additional information is available here: http://law.wustl.edu/competitions/pages.aspx?id=7467. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by Trial and Advocacy Program
Website: http://law.wustl.edu/competitions/pages.aspx?id=7467
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at djcampbell@wustl.edu or (314) 935-7964


Jessup International Moot Court Team Info. Meeting - Aug. 26; Tryouts - Sept. 2

Tryouts for the 2015-16 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team will be held on Wednesday, September 2. Interested 2Ls and 3Ls can now obtain an application packet and sign-up in Room 550-B; the deadline for application submissions and sign-up is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 31. An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 310.

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


Tryouts-ABA Representation in Mediation Team

Coaches Colleen Jones and Michael Geigerman will be holding interviews and tryouts for WULAW's team to represent the law school at the ABA Representation in Mediation Regional Competition on March 5-6, 2016. Competition practice will begin second semester. WULAW's team has had outstanding success, winning Regional Competitions 8 times since 2005 (including the 2015 competition) and placing 2nd at Nationals in 2009, 3rd in 2006 and 2011, and 5th in 2005. Tryouts will be held Thursday August 27, Sunday August 30 and Monday August 31. To sign up and for more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at djcampbell@wustl.edu.

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


Trial Team 2015-16

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to participate on the 2015-16 Trial Team. Returners: Julieta Kosiba 3L, Luke O'Brien, 3L, Courtney Harrison, 3L, Katherine Asfour, 3L, Ana Nettles, 3L and Mary Hershewe, 3L. New Members: Brittany Sanders, 2L, Patrick Connor, 2L, David Weber, 2L, Sapna Khatri 2L, Christopher Miller, 2L, Michael Lee, 2L, Sarah Parks, 2L.

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