Events and Announcements

Research Assistants Announcement

Research Assistant for Professor Peggie Smith

Professor Peggie Smith is looking to hire research assistants for this summer and for the 2016-17 academic year. Projects will include topics related to family law, employment law, and legal history. Interested students should submit a resume and transcript to Carol Sharp (cjsharp@wustl.edu). Please indicate in your submission if you wish to be considered for the summer, the 2016-17 academic year, or both. Also please list the name of your first-year small section professor and your legal writing professors.

Sponsored by Law School
For more information, contact Carol Sharp at cjsharp@wustl.edu or (935) 495-8


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

2016 Employment Law Scholarship

Strianese PLLC is pleased to announce the Employment Law Scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. The employment law attorneys at Strianese PLLC are interested in supporting students with strong academic credentials, demonstrating financial need, and focusing on employment law issues. This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 and will be presented in the spring semester of 2017. Completed application must be submitted online by December 31, 2016. For application and detailed scholarship information, go to http://www.charlotteemploymentlawyers.com/.

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


The Jacques Leroy International Prize

The International Association of Lawyers (UIA) brings together Bars and Lawyer's Associations that represent over 2 million lawyers as well as thousands of individual members spread throughout the world. As a Misspelled Wordpluri-cultural an multilingual association, its main purpose is the defense and future of the legal profession within the national and international contexts. Since it believes that law students can also help in promoting human rights in the corporate world, UIA is announcing the Jacques Leroy International Prize, which will be awarded to a law student under the age of thirty for his or her legal work. Students who wish to compete for this prize must send a dissertation that deals with the theme, "Impacts of Climate Change of Human Rights: What Solutions are Companies Offering?" Submissions must be received by July 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.uianet.org .

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


The 2016 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-third annual Brown Award. This award is given in recognition of excellence in legal writing in American law schools. This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000. In order to be considered, two copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the Foundation and must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation. The submission must be postmarked no later August 19, 2016. For detailed submission guidelines, go to www.brownsims.com-/about-brown-sims/affiliations/judge-john-r-brown-award .

Sponsored by The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess $2,500 Scholarship

The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are pleased to be offering a yearly $2,500 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic: Should drivers distracted by smartphones have the same penalties as a drunk driver? Essays should be emailed to burgessscholarship@gmail.com and must be received by 9am EST on August 15,2016. Winner will be notified by July 7th, 2016. For more information, please visit www.clayburgess.com/scholarship/ .

Sponsored by Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


Empowering Women in the Law Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm is pleased to announce its 2017 scholarship award for women studying law. The scholarship is judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement, school and community activities, and demonstrated leadership abilities. The winning applicant will receive a $1,500 award for the Fall 2017 semester. Applications must be received by May 31, 2016. For more information, go to http://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-women-scholarship/.

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


Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize

Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Chicago-Kent College of Law Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. The Palmer Prize honors an outstanding work of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American Society. The winner will receive a cash stipend of $10,000. Entries will be accepted through July 1, 2016. For more information, go to www.kentlaw.iit.edu/palmer-prize.

Sponsored by Chicago-Kent College of Law
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


The Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholasrhip Fund

The Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to law students and those beginning law school anywhere in the state of Illinois or in Milwaukee, Wisconsin or St. Louis, Missouri. While scholarships are open to all, applicants who are from Masonic families, are former residents of the Masonic Children's Home in LaGrange, Illinois, or are Masons themselves are especially encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until June 17, 2016. Recipients will be notified prior to the start of the academic year. For more information, please visit website at http://www.walkerscholarship.org/ .

Sponsored by Walker Scholarship Fund
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


2016 Zaner Harden Law Auto Accident Scholarship

Zaner Harden Law is now accepting applications to the 2016 ZHL Auto Accident Scholarship. Attorneys witness first hand the hardship that families face when an automobile accident occurs. That's why Zaner Harden Law Firm has created a scholarship devoted to individuals and their family members whose lives have been affected by an accident. Applications must be submitted by December 30, 2016 and the winning applicant will receive $2,000. For detailed information, go to http://www.zanerhardenlaw.com/denver-auto-accident-lawyer#accident-scholarship.

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


Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship

The Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship will provide up to five outstanding second-year law students with a $25,000 award to offset the expenses of their legal education. Scholarship recipients will also receive a paid summer associate position at the firm following the completion of their second year. Recipients of the scholarship will be students who exemplify the accomplishment, leadership, and dedication that were the hallmarks of Mr. Trimmier's life and who are members of populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession. The application process for summer 2017 will be open from May 16-August 19, 2016. For more information about the scholarship, please visit www.ropesgray.com/firm/diversity.

Sponsored by Ropes & Gray
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


7th Annual Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition

To promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty the D.C. Mid-Atlantic chapter of the J.Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Center for Law and Religious Studies at the J. Reuben Clark Law School announce the 7th Annual Student Writing Competition. Scholarly papers relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed, consisting of 9,000-13,000 words (including footnotes) are sought. The first place entry will receive a $4,000 cash award. Monetary prizes will also be awarded to second, third, and honorable mentions. Deadline for submission is July 1, 2016. For contest website go to http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2015/12/byus-7th-annual-religious-liberty-student-writing-competition.html.

Sponsored by J.Reuben Clark Law Society
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


The AAJ Class Action Litigation Group National Law Student Writing Competition

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) Class Action Litigation Group (CALG) invites students to participate in its first annual national law student writing competition. They are seeking original law student writing on ay topic associated with class action jurisprudence on the state or federal level. Papers may focus on legal analysis, policy, normative considerations, procedural concerns, or any other subject associated with the law of class action. All submission will be reviewed by a judging committee composed of CALG group members. The winning submission will be published in Advance, an annual digital compendium of the American Constitution Society. In addition, CALG will award cash prized to the first, second, and third place submissions. Papers must be received by May 30, 2016. For more information go to https://www.justice.org/node/233874.

Sponsored by AAJ and CALG
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


"Representing Real People" Scholarship

Patrick Malone & Associates is offering two scholarships of $5,000 each to law students committed to a career representing individuals serving in legal career paths such as elder law, immigration law, disability rights, and more. You can find out more about the scholarship by going to http://www.patrickmalonelaw.com/patrick-malone-associates-scholarship/.

Sponsored by Patrick Malone & Associates
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


2016 Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Law School Scholarship

The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the 2016 Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Law School Scholarship. This scholarship was established to provide financial support to a student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who submits the required application and essay by July 31, 2016. For more information and to download the application, please visit http://www.renkinlaw.com/leukemia-lymphoma-law-school-scholarship/

Sponsored by Renkin & Associates
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


The Expert Institute's Annual Legal Writing Scholarship

Blog posts are a new way for attorneys to educate and persuade, and to participate in a broader legal discourse with their peers. In recognition of the importance of online legal writing, The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation. To win, your article has to be logically rigorous and substantive, as well as engaging and entertaining. Ideally, lay people should be able to understand and enjoy the article, while lawyers should find it useful and insightful. Deadline for submission is December 31, 2016. Go to https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest/ for detailed contest information.

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


Law School Scholarship for Single Parents

In order to help single parents working toward a degree in law, the medical malpractice attorneys at Biancheria & Maliver P.C. are offering one $1,500 scholarship to a short essay contest participant. Our goal is to help single parents pursue their goals and relieve some of the financial burden of higher education. To apply, please include your professional resume, work history, education institution, and current/most recent GPA, along with a brief essay of 200 words or less about what you plan to do with your law degree. This can include where you plan to practice, what type of law, small or large firm, your inspiration for choosing to practice law, etc. Please send application to scholarship@bem-law.com. All submissions must be received by 12am on June 1, 2016. For more information, visit http://www.bem-law.com/law-school-scholarship-for-single-parents/ .

Sponsored by Biancheriz & Maliver, P.C.
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


Ehline American Military Vets Scholarship

The Ehline Law Firm is now accepting applications to its essay contest. To enter, applicants should write a 500 word (or more) essay about why military vets can make a difference in improving the image of the practice of law. Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited law school, have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (or higher) and provide proof of honorable discharge. Deadline for submission is October 1, 2016. For more information, visit http://losangeles.ehlinelaw.com/vets-scholarship-fund/.

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


2016 Bruning Law Firm Essay Contest

The attorneys of The Bruning Law Firm are pleased to announce a $500 college scholarship to the winner of their annual essay contest. In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the following question by 12/01/2016: What law or laws would you create to make the roads safer? Completed essay should be submitted as an attachment to bruningscholarship@gmail.com . Please visit http://www.bruninglegal.com/scholarship/ for more information.

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


American Accident Awareness Attorney Writing Competition

Naqvi Injury Law announces its American Accident Awareness Attorney Writing Competition. To enter, applicants should submit an original 500+ word essay about how driving and texting has affected your life or impacted someone you know. The winning essay will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Completed applications must be submitted by May 30th, 2016. For contest rules, please visit http://naqvilaw.com/AAAA_Scholarship .

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


The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our fourth annual Scholarship Essay Contest. Tell us about contributions you have made or are currently making to help a non-profit institution, a specific group, your local community, or the public at large. Tell us also how you intend to use your legal training to advance those goals. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Worthy deeds that you have already performed will be considered. The deadline for submitting essays is December 15, 2016. Please send your story to scholarships@robertreeveslaw.com. For detailed information, go to http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/.

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


First Annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition

The Foundation for Continuing Justice and the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates are pleased to announce the first Annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition and Scholarship for law students. This inaugural competition will award seven cash prizes. The competition is intended to expand the awareness of the consequences of criminal records and the laws that govern their retention, dissemination and expungement, as well as to encourage research into the ways to improve related laws. To submit your essay online or to learn more about the contest go to http://www.recordgone.com/law-student-expungement-writing-competition.htm.

Sponsored by The Foundation for Continuing Justice
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


2016 Tannenwald Writing Competition

Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full or part-time law school students. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the competition rules at www.tannenwald.org. Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500 for the top three papers. Deadline for submitting papers is 9:00 p.m., EST, July 1, 2016. For more information contact Nancy Abramowitz at nabramo@wcl.american.edu.

Sponsored by The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


2016 Peck Law Firm Scholarship

The Peck Law Firm of Charleston, SC is proud to announce the 2016 Peck Law Firm Scholarship. The Peck Law Firm helps men and women find solutions to their divorce, child custody, alimony, property division, and family law problems. This scholarship will be judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement and a written response of not more than 1,500 words to the question: What effects will the legalization of gay marriage have on religion, culture, and/or family law in America? Any student seeking the scholarship must complete an on-line application. All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on May 31, 2016. The winner will be announced on July 31 and will receive a one-time award of $2,000 to be used for school-related expenses.

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


Pickard Parry Pfau Southpaw Scholarship

Pickard Parry Pfau, personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas, are pleased to promote higher education and give back to the community with a $1,500 scholarship opportunity for southpaws. The competition is open to left-handed college or graduate students who live in the United States. This competition is not based on financial need, but on creativity, humor, and overall quality. Applicants are required to upload a video to YouTube. Please read all application requirements carefully. Entries that do not meet ALL requirements will be automatically disqualified from the contest without notification to the applicant. Deadline for entry is July 31, 2016. More information can be found at http://pickardparry.com/scholarship .

Sponsored by Pickard Parry Pfau Southpaw Scholarship
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


2016 Moses and Rooth Legal Writing Scholarship

Moses and Rooth, a Criminal Defense Law Firm located in Orlando, FL, is offering a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, submit a transcript, and a short essay on America's War on Drugs. Deadline for entry is June 1, 2016. For more information, please visit https://www.mosesandrooth.com/2016-legal-scholarship/.

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


Labor and Employment Law Student Writing Competition

The College of Labor and Employment Law and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2015-16 writing competition. Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine. The first place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. Monetary awards also available. The deadline for entry is June 15, 2016. For submission requirements, go to www.laborandemploymentcollege.org.

Sponsored by The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605