Events and Announcements

CSO Job Fair Announcement

Midwest Public Interest Career Conference – Register by Dec. 3

Registration for the Midwest Public Interest Career Conference is due to CSO by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 3. The 2015 Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference is scheduled to take place at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Public Interest and government employers from throughout the country will be invited to conduct interviews, Table Talk (informal networking with employers), and/or resume collection. The employer list is not yet available, but event information is at Any student who wishes to register for this event must send an email to, no later than Wednesday, December 3, with the following information: Student Last Name, Student Middle Initial or Middle Name, Student First Name, E-mail Address (YOU MUST REMOVE ANY E-MAIL HYPERLINKS), Current Class Year (1L, 2L or 3L), and Registered Last Year? (yes or no). If you think there is any chance you might want to participate in this Career Conference, please provide the above requested information by the deadline date! There will be an opportunity in January to withdraw your registration. If you miss the registration date, conference attendance is impossible.

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

General CSO Announcement

1L Professional Conference Jan 6-8

Over 100 professionals from across the country will impart practical knowledge to help energize your job search and prepare you for the interview season. The professional skills and connections gained this week will serve you well during law school and throughout your career. Watch for more information from the CSO at the end of exams.

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

Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

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

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

Student Updates

Students Sought for High School Student Court-Creation/Mentoring Project

Professor Goldwasser is seeking up to four upper-level J.D. students to participate in a 3-credit Pass/Fail Supervised Practicum that will involve working with high school students at Northwest Academy of Law, an inner city public school located at 5140 Riverview Blvd. in the city. Practicum participants will be working with a group of Northwest students to create a student court for the school. The work will involve guiding the students through the court-creation project from start to finish – e.g., helping them research and then discussing with them various high school student court programs that are already in operation around the country, and then working with them to design a program that fits Northwest's needs and objectives, draft a document that spells out the rules and procedures of the new court program, and plan and implement a training program to train students who will be serving in some court-related capacity. All work with the high school students will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:40-2:10 PM, so participants will need to arrange their spring course schedules to be available during those times. Additional meetings (largely to brainstorm about, discuss, and plan how you will approach each step of the project) and some writing (including written plans before and reflective write-ups after each visit) will also be required. To be considered for one of the practicum slots, students should submit an up-to-date resume and a statement of interest to Prof. Goldwasser,,by no later than 6 p.m. on Friday, December 19 (the first Friday after exam period ends). There is no set format for the statement of interest—just an account of why you want to do the practicum, what you think you can contribute, and anything else you want to include. Questions are more than welcome, and they should be addressed to Prof. Goldwasser in person (AB Hall, No. 567), via email (at the above address), or by phone at 314-935-8557.

Sponsored by none
For more information, contact Katherine Goldwasser at or (314) /93-58557