2007-2008 Events

2007 August 15-24 

  • First year JD orientation
  • Orientation Schedules [more]

2007 August 20-24 

  • Early On-Campus Interview (OCT) Week [more]
  • Professionalism Week [more]

2007 August 21-25 

  • LLM International and Exchange Student Orientation [more]

2007 August 23 

  • Transfer student orientation [more]

2007 August 27 

  • First Day of Classes

2007 August 31 

  • Washington University University Law Night at the St. Louis Cardinals

2007 September 10 

  • Student Public Service Fair
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Student Commons [more]

2007 September 12 

  • Constitution Day Observance
  • Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series -
    Speaker: Muneer Admad and Moderator: Richard Gephardt
    12:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom [more]

2007 September 15 

  • IHS Students as Teachers Program Orientation [more]

2007 September 25 

  • CIS Lecture: Robert Fogel, Religious Cycles in American Politics  
    CANCELED due to illness

2007 September 28 

  • Current Issues in the Law & ADR Seminar [more]
    Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom. 8:30-11:45 a.m.

2007 October 7 

  • American Jewish Congress Sidel Lecture [more]

2007 October 12-13 

  • Law School Reunion Weekend

2007 October 16 

  • In Re Seagate Panel Discussion
    3:30 p.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom
    Reception to follow in W.L. Hadley Griffin Student Commons [more]

2007 October 22 

  • Biweekly Brown-Bag Seminar Series
    Lecture - Duncan Thomas, Duke University
    Preferences: Experimental and Survey Evidence
    12:00-1:00 p.m. [more]

2007 October 23 

  • Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series -
    Antonio G. Agnone and Eric Alva
    12:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom [more]

2007 October 25 

  • Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District Special Session
    9:30 a.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom [more]
  • Careers in International Law in the Private Sector, David Baron & Daniel Pickelner
    Harris Insitute for Global Legal Studies and Career Services Office [more]

2007 October 26 

  • Public Interest and Government Job Fair [more]

2007 November 1 

  • Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series - Reva Siegel
    12:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom [more

2007 November 5 

  • Biweekly Brown-Bag Seminar Series
    Lecture - Ian Ayres, Yale Law School
    Dare to Diversify: Why Buying Stock on Leverage When You're Young Can Reduce Risk (and Double Your Retirement Savings)
    12:00-1:00 p.m. [more]

2007 November 6 

  • First Tuesday Lunch Speaker Series - Intellectual Property Law Society
    Intellectual Property Law in China - Dr. Andrew Mertha
    12:00 p.m. - Room 306

2007 November 8 

  • Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series - Bill Ong Hing
    12:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom [more

2007 November 8-9 

  • New Directions in Clinical Education Colloquium [more]

2007 November 13 

  • First Tuesday IPLS Lunch Speaker Series
    Practicing Attorneys Speak About What They Do All Day?
    12:00 p.m. - Room 306 [more]

2007 November 14 

  • William C. Jones Lecture - Susan Whiting
    10:00 a.m. - Room 310
    Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies [more]

2007 November 15 

  • Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Finals
  • Scholar in Law Dinner [more]

2007 November 12-16 

  • Annual Food Drive - Student Organizations
    Boxes located in each classroom and the Student Commons. [more]

2007 November 16 

  • Arbitration Training [more]
    A special 4 hour arbitration training session. Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom.
  • Third Annual Trivia Night - sponsored by Equal Justice Works.
    5:00 p.m. - Student Commons [more]

2007 November 26 

  • The Right to a Remedy Under International Law, Dinah Shelton
    1:00 p.m. - Room 306
    Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies [more]

2007 November 27 

  • 14th Annual Dining Out For Life
    Please join PSAB, SBA and OUTLAW at Schlafly Bottleworks - 5:00-9:00 p.m. (25% of food and beverage will be donated to the Saint Louis EFFORT FOR AIDS (EFA).)

2007 November 28 

  • Journalism, Law and War: Should Reporters Testify?, Edward Vulliamy
    3 p.m. - W.L. Hadley Griffin Student Commons
    Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies [more]

2007 November 19-30 

  • Washington University Law Holiday Gift Tree
    11:00-2:00 in the Student Commons
    Find a volunteer who will help you "pick" an ornament for a child, then buy items off his/her wish and return the items to Elizabeth Walsh by Nov. 30 in Room 302b.  Co-sponsored by the Student Bar Association, Public Service Advisory Board, Family Law Society and National Lawyers Guild.

2007 December 3-14 

  • Law School Exams [more]

2007 December 15 - 2008 January 6 

  • Winter Break

January 2008

2008 January 7-11 

CSO Introductory Course for first year students [more]
January Intersession Classes [more]

Monday, 2008 January 14

First day of classes for Spring Semester [more]

Work, Family, and Public Policy Seminar
12:00-1:30 p.m. - Eliot Hall - Room 300
Attendance is limited to faculty, staff, and graduate students from Washington University. Co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Speaker: Dainel Elfenbein, Washington University, "Entrepreneurial Spawning among Scientists and Engineers: Stars, Slugs, and Small Firms."  [more]

Tuesday, January 15

Intro to Spring Recruiting
12:00 - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)
For information on dates, deadlines, policies and procedures please plan to attend. [more]

BLSA Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Bennett Judges Chamber (AB Hall - 307)

Wednesday, January 16

 

St. Louis Diversity Clerkship Program –  Program Information Session 
12:00 Noon - AB Hall - Room 306
(attendance required for program participation) [more]

Student Organizational Meeting (mandatory)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Peper, Martin Classroom (AB Hall 401)

Faculty Meeting - Executive Session
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Faculty Commons
Attendance limited to Faculty 

Thursday, January 17

 

Women's Law Caucus Board Meeting
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Mel Brown Seminar Room - (AB Hall 203)

Student Volunteers Needed - Pizza Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Room 204 (AB Hall)
The Admissions Office is looking for student volunteers to help with tours and Admitted Students Days.   Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 16th at noon to admiss@wulaw.wustl.edu.

Jeffrey Toobin Talk
3:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310) [more]

Federalist Society Speaker - Scott Bullock
Litigating for Liberty: The New Public Interest
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Small Courtroom (AB Hall 309)

Husch and Eppenberger - 1L reception 
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Student Commons (AB Hall)
Husch & Eppenberger invites first year students to a reception. [more]

Friday, January 18

 

Roundtable in Public International Law
Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies
Sixteen scholars from around the U.S. and Canada will gather to present workshop papers on the topic of "Norms in International Criminal Law." Attendance limited to faculty. 

Monday, January 21

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Holiday - No classes

Tuesday, January 22

 

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series
Emma Coleman Jordon -
Wealth and Inequality: Thinking About Communities and Individualism
4:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom (AB Hall - 310) [more

Wednesday, January 23

 

Negotiation Competition Information Meeting
12:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Moort Courtroom (AB Hall - 310) [more]

Faculty Meeting - Executive Session
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Webster Faculty Commons
Attendance limited to Faculty. 

Bryan Cave 1L Open House
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave St. Louis Office

Thursday, January 24

 

A Conversation with Justice Richard Goldstone
3:00 p.m. - Zorensky Classroom (AB Hall - 306)
Recipient of the Harris Institute’s World Peace through Law Award, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda.
Attendance is open to all law students. 

World Peace Through Law Award - Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies
By Invitation Only. Contact Linda McClain for more information, lmcclain@wustl.edu 

Friday, January 25

 

Admitted Students Day
The Admissions Office is hosting the first of three Admitted Students Days on Friday, January 25. This event will provide prospective students with an opportunity to hear more about our exciting academic offerings, meet members of our law school community, and explore the St. Louis area. Contact Admissions for more information, admiss@wulaw.wustl.edu.
8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  (AB Hall)

University Assembly Series' - Derrick Bell
11:00 a.m. - Graham Chapel and 2:00 p.m. - Women's Building Lounge
Constitutional scholar Derrick Bell will present the first program in a very full schedule for the Assembly Series' 2008 spring semester. Among the Series' speakers are scientists, legal scholars, writers, sex experts and the St. Louis Symphony. On January 25, the thirteenth Chancellor's Fellowship Conference will feature Derrick Bell on the "Future of American Jurisprudence." The talk will be at 11 a.m. in Graham Chapel, with a panel discussion beginning at 2 p.m. in the Women's Building Lounge. Both events are free and open to the public. [more]

Negotation Competition Sign-up Deadline
at 5:00 p.m. (sign-up on the 2nd floor poster) [more]

Saturday, January 26

 

St. Louis Diversity Clerkship Program
Program Prep "Bootcamp"  (sponsored bythe participating employers)
Diversity Programs and their deadlines [more]
Career Services Office 

Monday, January 28

 

Why Your Vote Matters
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Jordan Foundation Classroom  (AB Hall-204)
"Why Does Your Vote Matter" is an informal panel discussion featuring Missouri Senator Jeff Smith and Charles Burson, former legal counsel and chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore. Speakers will talk about campaigns, voting, and the consequences of not turning out at the polls. Moderated by Professor Bill Lowry. Pizza and drinks will be served. Sponsored by: the law school, Dept. of Political Science, and the Gephardt Institute’s WU Votes Committee. 

Work, Family, and Public Policy Seminar
12:00-1:30 p.m. - Eliot Hall - Room 300
Attendance is limited to faculty, staff, and graduate students from Washington University. Co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Speaker: Karen Norberg, Washington University and National Bureau of Economic Research, Minimum Drinking Age Laws and Long-Term Outcomes." [more

St. Louis Diversity Clerkship Program
Program Applications Due at 5:00 p.m.
Career Services.  Diversity Programs and their deadlines [more]

Tuesday, January 29

 

Campus-Wide Blood Drive
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Strauss Classroom (AB Hall 404)
Sign up today to donate blood or volunteer at Washington University's campus-wide blood drive from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Room 404. If you donated blood on or before December 4, you will be eligible to donate again on January 29. Appointments are strongly encouraged, and they'll help you get in & out sooner! To schedule your appointment, volunteer, or learn more, please visit www.communityservice.wustl.edu.

Federalist Society Speaker
12:00-1:30 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)
Christina Hoff Sommers - "What is Wrong (and Right) with Feminism” [more]

IHL Debriefing
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Breakout Room - (AB Hall 312)
Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies [more]

Wednesday, January 30

 

Information Meeting with Missouri Public Defender
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM -  Jordan Foundation Classroom (AB Hall 204)
Career Services Office

Negotation Training Seminar
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave moot Courtroom (Room 310)
This seminar is MANDATORY for ALL Competitors.

Faculty Meeting - Executive Session
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. -  (AB Hall) Webster Faculty Commons
Attendance limited to Faculty 

 

 

Thursday, January 31

 

Roundtable Discussion & Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Laura Rosenbury
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Strauss Classroom (AB Hall 404)
Women's Law Caucus [more]

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal Open House for 1Ls
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Sonnenschein’s office
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal invites first year students to an Open House held in their St. Louis office. [more]

Saturday, February 2

 

1L Preliminary Round - Negotiation Competition
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (AB Hall - various rooms) [more]

Tuesday, February 5

 

Intellectual Property Law Society - First Tuesday
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Zorensky Classroom (AB Hall - 306)
The Intellectual Property Law Society will be starting this semester's First Tuesday events with a look into the Intellectual Property history of the Game of Monopoly. For more information, see our website at /organizations/IPlaw/.

Wednesday, February 6

 

Katrina: Lessons Learned
12:00 -1:00 p.m. - Brown Seminar Room (AB Hall - 203)
An informal discussion about what went wrong, what lessons can be learned , and social responsibility. Facilitated by Jack Kirkland, Associate Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Food will be provided.

2L/3L Final Round - Negotiation Competition
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310) [more]

 

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series - Dr. Leon Kass
Washington University Assembly Series Speaker [more]
4:00 p.m. - Graham Chapel [more

ABA Midyear Meeting 

Thursday, February 7

 

Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Policy Speaker
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Peper, Martin Classroom (AB Hall - 401)
Kent Berkley, J.D., will be speaking about his work in foster care policy and juvenile justice.  JD/MSW Society

Tyrrell Williams Lecture
Ambassador Carla A. Hills, Chair and CEO of Hills & Company, International Consultants, Washington, D.C.
10:00-11:30 a.m. - Coffee/Informal discussion with law students - Small Courtroom (AB Hall - 309)
4:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)
5:15 p.m. - A reception will follow the lecture in the Janite Lee Reading Room (AB Hall-Library).  Ambassador Hills is serving as the law school’s Ambassador-in-Residence. [more]

Friday, February 8

 

Important Internet Legal Issues: Cyber Stalking, Identity Theft, E Discovery, and On-Line ADR
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Bryan Cave Court Room (AB Hall - 310)
Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and United States Arbitration and Mediation CLE program [more]

International and National Implications of Katrina - Adrien Wing
12:00 p.m. - Small Courtroom - (AB Hall - 309)  Reception immediately following the lecture in the Student Commons.  Organized by the Public Service Advisory Board and Black Law Students Association with funding from the Charles and Marion Burson Student Activities Fund.  [more]

Saturday, February 9

 

BLSA Banquet
Coronado Ballroom (3701 Lindell Boulevard)
For the fourth year, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host an awards banquet and fundraiser to honor the accomplishments of distinguished African-American Alumni and expose all students in attendance to the legal community at large. We invite you to celebrate with us. Tickets are $25 for students ($50 for non-students) and are available for purchase in the Student Commons from 12pm-1pm until February 8. Please contact Stephanie Quick (squick@wustl.edu) for more information.

Monday, February 11

 

Summer Externships Informational Meeting
4:30 - 5:30 p.m - Strauss Classroom (AB Hall - 404)
Students who may be interested in a Summer 2008 Judicial Clerkship Externship or a Lawyering Practice Externship should try to attend an informational meeting presented by Professor Charles Bobinette and Professor Michael Koby  Please read the course descriptions prior to attending the meeting (at /registrar/pages.aspx?id=5053). Placements begin to occur very soon, so it's important to inquire and sign-up early if possible.

Adjunct Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Janite Lee Reading Room (AB Hall - Library)
By invitation only. (The Reading Room will be closed 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 13

 

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit Special Session
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Bryan Cave Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)
Includes a Q&A on procedural issues and on judicial clerkships. The session will be followed by a Ceremony for the Legal Practice Excellence Awards. [more]

Thursday, February 14

 

Work, Family, and Public Policy Seminar
12:00-1:30 p.m. - Eliot Hall - Room 300
Attendance is limited to faculty, staff, and graduate students from Washington University. Co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.  Speaker: Barry Chiswick, University of  Illinois at Chicago, "Why is the Payoff to Schooling Lower for Immigrants?" [more

Friday, February 15

 

LLM Optional Practical Training Workshop
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Bennett Judges Chamber (AB Hall-307) - Photographer
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Zorensky Classroom (AB Hall - 306) - Workshop
Workshop for LLM students to discuss and apply for optional practical training.

Saturday, February 16

 

Barrister's Ball
6:20 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Crown Plaza Clayton
Tickets on sale starting February 4, everyday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the student commons. [more]

Monday, February 18

 

Save the Date: ‘Is America Ready for a Black President?’ – Panel
9:30 a.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)
The Mound City Bar Association is sponsoring a panel discussion on “Is America Ready for a Black President?” A light breakfast reception will precede the panel at 9 a.m. in the foyer. Panelists are: Congressman Lacy Clay, Judge and WU Adjunct Professor David Mason, and Professor Eric Miller. The panel will examine what social or cultural changes affect America’s readiness, look at recent examples of successful Black politicians, and discuss why the number of African-Americans serving in positions that are viewed as "pipelines" to the presidency is so low.

 

Burson Fund Speaker - Daphne Nabila
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Zorensky Classroom (AB Hall - 306)

Teach-In on Alberto Gonzales
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)
"Teach-In on Alberto Gonzales and the Corruption of the Rule of Law" with Professors Bagenstos, Clark, Drobak, and Sadat, in conjunction with Alberto Gonzales's talk on Tuesday, February 19, sponsored by the College Republicans at 560 Music Building at Delmar and Trinity.

Thursday, February 21

 

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series - Abbe Smith
12:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom (AB Hall - 310) [more

Transnational Law Program Informational Session for first-year students
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Jordan Foundation Classroom (AB Hall - 204)
All first-year students are invited to attend an informational session on the law school’s exciting new international initiative, the Transnational Law Program (TLP) on Thursday, February 21 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 204. This orientation, presented by Professor Ellis and Deans Peil and Bolin, will give 1Ls information about this new U.S. / European combined degree program. The TLP is a cooperative initiative among WU Law, Utrecht University in The Netherlands, Catholic University of Portugal, Queens University Belfast, and University of Trento in Italy. [more]

Friday, February 22

 

Admitted Students Day
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
The Ethics of Enhancements in Sports - Dr. Murray
12:00 -1:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)

Saturday, February 23

 

ABA Mediation Regional Competition 

Monday, February 25

Lecture - Larry Johnson 
(Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, United Nations) UN War Crimes Tribunals: What Works and What Doesn’t?
10:00 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom (AB Hall - 310) 30 minute Q&A
Harris World Law Institute [more]

Work, Family, and Public Policy Seminar
12:00-1:30 p.m. - Eliot Hall - Room 300
Attendance is limited to faculty, staff, and graduate students from Washington University. Co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Speaker: Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts, "People, Property, and Patriarchy: The Evolution of Rights over Human Capital."  [more]

Transnational Law Program (TLP) Reception for first-year students
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Griffin Student Commons (AB Hall - 3rd floor)
All first-year students are invited to attend a reception meeting the delegates for an exciting new international initiative, the Transnational Law Program (TLP). This new U.S./European combined degree program is a cooperative initiative among WU Law, Utrecht University in The Netherlands, Catholic University of Portugal, Queens University Belfast, and University of Trento in Italy.  [more]

Tuesday, February 26

 

The Globalization of Law and the Future of Legal Education Roundtable
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)
This event is free and open to the Public.  1 MCLE credit [more]

DIVERSITY WEEK: Building a Community Together
4:30-6:30 p.m. - Zorensky Classroom (AB Hall - 306),
Documentary Night: The Color of Fear.  Discussion following the film. Snacks will be provided.

Democratic Debate Watching Party/ Introductory Meeting for the Law School Democrats
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Griffin Student Commons (AB Hall - 3rd floor)
Introductory informational meeting of the WashU Law Democrats. Come hear our plans for the semster and leading up to the election in November. Stay and watch the Democratic Debate from Columbus, Ohio.

 

Thursday, February 28

 

Four Concepts of Gay Rights by Earl Maltz
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Cullenbine Classroom (AB Hall - 305)
Maltz (bio available at http://www.camlaw.rutgers.edu/bio/951) has written over 50 articles and multiple books on constitutional law, statutory interpretation, and legal history. The event is part of the Federalist Society's Spring Speaker Series. All are welcome to attend and food will be provided.

EVENT CANCELLED - Family Law Society Speaker on Father's Rights
Event rescheduled and will be held on March 20, 2008, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Small Courtroom (AB Hall - 309)

DIVERSITY WEEK: Building a Community Together
Made Visible: Issues Facing Minorities in the Legal Profession Discussion
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Jordan Foundation Classroom (AB Hall - 204)
A discussion will be held on “Made Visible: Issues Facing Minorities in the Legal Profession.” Neither academic coursework nor career services prepares us completely for addressing issues surrounding being a minority (race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs) and for addressing situations that arise in our professional development involving our identity. Lunch will be provided. Event sponsored by the SBA Diversity Committee, AALSA, BLSA, LALSA, SALSA and OUTLAW. 

30th Anniversary of the Congressional & Administrative Law Program
Washington D.C.

Friday, February 29

 

Midwestern Junior Faculty Workshop
12:15 - 5:30 p.m. Webster Faculty Commons (AB Hall - 593)
Event open to conference participants

Barely Legal Filming
10:00 - 1:00 PM - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)

SBA Student Speaker Committee Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Brown Seminar Room (AB Hall - 203)

1L Oral Arguments
3:00 - 9:00 PM - Various Rooms (AB Hall)

March 2008

 

Saturday, March 1

 

Wole Soyinka Lecture - New Time
Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, will be speaking at Grandel Theater, 3610 Grandel Square, at 11 a.m. on Saturday.  Please note the time of the talk has been changed from 1 p.m. to 11 a.m. The talk is co-sponsored by African and African American Studies at Washington University; The Performing Arts Department at Washington University; the St. Louis Black Repertory Theater; and Ron Himes, an artist in residence at Washington University.

Monday, March 3

 

Public Forum - “A New Deal for Globalization?”
7:30 p.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)
The Weidenbaum Center will hold the second major public forum under its Multinational Enterprises and the Global Political Economy Program.  This event will feature a talk by Matthew J. Slaughter, Associate Dean and Professor of International Economics at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. For those working at multinational corporations or those interested in global issues, this is a must-attend event. Register online at http://wc.wustl.edu or call (314) 935-6790.

Tuesday, March 4

 

EVENT CANCELLED due to weather.  This event will be rescheduled.

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series - Charles Ogletree
Washington University Assembly Series Speaker [more]
12:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Courtroom (AB Hall - 310) [more

"Human Cloning and Embryonic Stem Cell Research"
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Small Courtroom, (AB Hall - 309)
Nikolas Nikas, President and General Counsel of the Bioethics Defense Fund (see www.bdfund.org), will be presenting "Human Cloning & Embryonic Stem Cell Research." The event is part of the Federalist's Spring Speaker Series. All are welcome to attend and food will be provided.

Wednesday, March 5

 

WLC Roundtable Discussion
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Strauss Classroom (AB Hall - 404)
All students and faculty are invited to attend the WLC Roundtable Discussion & brown bag lunch, featuring Professor Adrienne Davis.

Immigration Law and Careers
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Small Courtroom (AB Hall - 309)
Immigration Law and Careers: Policy in local perspective. This panel will bridge international student experience and local immigration lawyers. An educational discussion about visas and the process of establishing careers and citizenship in a new country will begin with shared experiences and goals from members of our own International student community and will follow with questions and answers for the broader panel including local St. Louis attorneys, moderated by a Washington University International Student Advisor.

POSTPONED

Roundtable Discussion on "Race, Education, and the Roberts Court"
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Social Justice Reading Project's roundtable discussion on Race and the Roberts Court, which will now be at noon on Wednesday, April 2 in the Brown Seminar Room (No. 203). 

Professor Huang Taiyun to Address Students
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Small Courtroom (AB Hall - 309)
Professor Huang Taiyun, Deputy Director of the Department of Criminal Legislation of the Legislative Affairs Commission, Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, will meet with interested students regarding Chinese law and the state of the Chinese legal market. For more information, contact Michael Peil, Assistant Dean for International Programs, at mpeil@law.wustl.edu 

March 10-16

 

SPRING BREAK 

Friday, March 14 

 

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Seminar
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)

Monday, March 17

 

Work, Family, and Public Policy Seminar
12:00-1:30 p.m. - Eliot Hall - Room 300
Attendance is limited to faculty, staff, and graduate students from Washington University. Co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Speaker:  Kerwin Charles, University of Chicago, "Prejudice and the Economics of Discrimination."  [more

General Registration Informational Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)
Students can pick up a 2008-2009 Law School Course Directory near the student mailboxes on the 3rd floor.
March 17 - April 10 Individual advising appointments available with Student Services staff and Legal Practice professors.  [more]

Tuesday, March 18

 

Staff Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Jordan Foundation Classroom (AB Hall - 204)

BLSA Course Selection Workshop
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Hulverson Seminar Room (AB Hall - 201)
Rescheduled Course Selection Workshop where students may discuss potential courses for the Fall 2008 school year and get information regarding clinics and seminars directly from upper level students.

Wednesday, March 19

 

Faculty Panel - Course Selection Advising Session
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Peper, Martin Classroom (AB Hall - 401) 

Student Registration Fair
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Griffin Student Commons (AB Hall)
Students will be availalbe to discuss their chosen concentrations.  [more]

Thursday, March 20

 

Family Law Society Speaker on Father's Rights
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Small Courtroom (AB Hall - 309)

Clinical Education Program Fair
11:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Jordan Foundation Classroom (AB Hall - 204)
Faculty and students will be available to discuss one-on-one questions about clinics, skills courses and competitions. [more]
 

Friday, March 21 

 

Legal Research Methodologies Spring Exam
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (AB Hall - various rooms)

Tuesday, March 25

 

Seminar and Clinics Preferences Due
Students interested in Seminars and Clinics for Fall 2008 AND Spring 2009 will be required to submit their preferences online (to URLs specified in the course directory) by noon/registrar/pages.aspx?id=6035 

Financial Investment Program - Rescheduled
6:30 p.m. - Jordan Foundation Classroom (AB Hall - 204)
Mike Brown, Certified Financial Planner at The Mike Brown Financial Group and host of "The KMOX Money Show" will be here at the law school to help students understand the strategies of investments, budgeting and student loan repayment. Check the Law Daily for more information.

Wednesday, March 26

 

Judicial Clerskship Panel
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Anheuser Busch Hall, Cullenbine Classroom (Room 305)
Why do a Judicial Clerkship: Perspectives from Judges, Clerks, Faculty and Employers. Join a panel in a discussion of Judicial Clerkships. This program will be beneficial to all students considering a Judicial Clerkship.

Friday, March 28

 

EVENT CANCELLED - Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series
Mary Bauer

Admitted Students Day
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Anhueser Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Courtroom (no. 310)
Washington University School of Law welcomes admitted students to come and discover what makes Washington University an ideal setting for a legal education. This event will provide prospective law students with an opportunity to hear more about our exciting academic offerings, meet members of our law school community, and explore the St. Louis area. 

SBA Presidential Elections
8:30 a.m - Anheuser Busch Hall - Griffin Student Commons
SBA Presidential Elections will be held Friday, March 28th, and Monday, March 31. All students currently enrolled in the law school are encouraged to vote.
 

Black & White Auction and Happy Hour
5:00 p.m. - Anheuser Busch Hall - Griffin Student Commons
The Women's Law Caucus is sponsoring the Black and White Charitable Auction and Happy Hour. We will be auctioning off items such as Cardinals tickets and local restaurant gift certificates to raise funds for the summer stipend program. Join the law school community in bidding on items to support public interest legal work! [more]

Saturday, March 29

 

Law & Psychology Workshop [more]

Barely Legal: Law Revue III - Cert Denied
8:00 p.m. - The COCA in University City
The Barely Legal Theatre Company Presents: Law Revue III - Cert Denied. Doors open at 7:00pm and show time begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 and will be on sale Monday - Friday from 11am-2pm in Anheuser Busch Hall W.L. Hadley Griffin Student Commons.

Monday, March 31

 

United Way Fundraiser
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Outside the 2nd floor Computer Lab
Cupcake sale to benefit the United Way.

Work, Family, and Public Policy Seminar
12:00-1:30 p.m. - Eliot Hall - Room 300
Attendance is limited to faculty, staff, and graduate students from Washington University. Co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.  Speaker:  Elizabeth Emens, Columbia Law School, "Intimate Discrimination." [more

A Conversation with two Congressmen about Careers in Public Service
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Anheuser Busch Hall - Small Courtroom (No. 309)
Congress to Campus - Careers in Public Service.  Former Congressmen Sam Coppersmith and Bob McEwen are hosting an event to discuss how to turn one's law degree into a career in public service. They will answer any other questions about life on the inside as a politician in Washington. Food will be provided.

April 2008

Tuesday, April 1

 

EVENT CANCELLED - Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series
Michael Ratner
 [more]

Christian Law Sociey Speaker
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Anheuser-Busch Hall Small Courtroom (no. 309)
Come hear attorney Lynn Beckmeier speak about his career in law as a Christian calling. Lunch will be served. 

FASHIONable Copyrights and Trademarks as Keywords
12:00 - 1:00  p.m. - Anheuser-Busch Hall Zorensky Classroom (No. 306)
Julie Jennings of Senniger Powers LLP will give a set of talks about keyword advertising as trademark infringement and about the proposed bill to protect fashion designs under copyright law. Brought to you by the IP Law Society's First Tuesday Speaker Series. [more]

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series - Charles Ogletree
Washington University Assembly Series Speaker [more]
2:30 p.m - 3:00 p.m. - Book Signing - Peper, Martin Classroom (AB Hall - 401)
3:00 p.m. - Lecture - Peper, Martin Classroom (AB Hall - 401) [more

Karen Tokarz - Installation as the Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law and Public Service
4:30 p.m. - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall - 310)
Reception following in the Janite Lee Reading Room (AB Hall-Library-4th floor) [more]

Wednesday, April 2 

Roundtable Discussion on Race, Education, and the Roberts Court
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Brown Seminar Room (AB Hall - 203)
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Social Justice Reading Project's roundtable discussion on Race and the Roberts Court. Rescheduled from March 4.

Corporate Law Society Speaker
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Anheuser Busch Hall,
Jordan Foundation Classroom (no. 204)
Peter Van Cleve, the Managing Partner in Bryan Cave's St. Louis office and Washington University Law alumnus, will be coming to discuss his transactional practice and also to offer any advice to those aspiring to enter into corporate practice area. [more

Thursday, April 3

 

Environmental Moot Court Finals
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Small Courtroom (No. 309) [more]

Friday, April 4

 

Open-Source and Proprietary Models of Innovation
Anheuser-Busch Hall Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
This interdisciplinary academic conference, sponsored by the Center for Research on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, will seek to address the following specific questions about open-source and proprietary models of innovation: How and when do the two models work? How and when (and how well) do they work together? What does law have to do with it? Pre-Registration required. [more 

Sports & Entertainment Law Society Speakers
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Zorensky Classroom (No. 306)
Please join the Sports & Entertainment Law Society for pizza, drinks, and an interesting conversation. We will be hosting St. Louis area sports agents Nick Brockmeyer of Platinum Sports & Entertainment and Scott Casanover of MAC Sports.
 

Why the U.S. Should Not Attack Iran
7:30 PM - St. Louis Ethical Society
Join Scott Ritter, former U.N. Weapons Inspector in Iran, along with a panel of experts, including Leila Sadat, Director of Harris World Law Institute, and John Renard, Dept. of Theological Studies at St. Louis University, as they discuss How to Prevent Another Disastrous War. Sponsored by Washington University, IACSM & CTSA. [more
 

Saturday, April 5

Open-Source and Proprietary Models of Innovation
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310) [more 

 

Event in Honor of Professor Dan Ellis
By invitation only 

Monday, April 7

 

SBA Representative Elections
11:00 AM - 2 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Griffin Student Commons
SBA Representative elections for the 2008-2009 school year will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM

Mandatory Publication Write-On Meeting for 1Ls
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
There will be a mandatory meeting for all first-year students interested in joining one of Washington University Law's publications. The process for vying for a position on a publication (the "Write-On Competition") will be explained. Representatives from the three publications will be present to introduce each one, and time will be reserved for student questions. For more information, check the Law Daily.

Tuesday, April 8

 

SBA Representative Elections
11:00 AM - 2 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Griffin Student Commons
SBA Representative elections for the 2008-2009 school year will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM

Women's Law Caucus Career Speakers Series
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Susman Classroom (No. 403)
Co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Society. The speakers will be two attorneys, Arden Lang and Jim Lewis, who are from an Appellate Public Defender's Office and an Attorney General's office.  All students and faculty are invited to attend. [more

The Dirty Dozen SCOTUS Cases
12:00 -1:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Small Courtroom (No. 309)
Robert A. Levy, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institue will be discussing his upcoming book, "The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Surpreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Governement and Eroded Freedom. The event is the last installment of the Federalist Society's Spring Speaker Series.  All are welcome and food will be provided. 

Wednesday, April 9

 

Registration Begins for JD Class of 2009 and LLM's
Online registration via WebSTAC for all other Fall 2008 courses will begin at 7:30 AM for the JD Class of 2009 and LLMs. 

Eyewitness ID Expert Speaker
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Jordan Foundation Classroom, (No. 204)
Gary L. Wells, a nationally recognized scholar on eyewitness memory will be a guest speaker during the Criminal Justice Administration I class. [more]

Ethics of Performance Enhancement in Sport
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Bryan Cave Moot Court Room (No. 310)
Thomas Murray, PhD, President of the Hastings Center, will speak on "Ethics of Performance Enhancement in Sports".  Sponsored by Charles and Bunny Burson Fund. A reception/lunch will follow the presentation in the Griffin Student Commons.

Panel Discussion: The State of Law in East Asia
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall -
Jordan Foundation Classroom (No. 204)
AALSA presents an introductory discussion on the current state of law and its relation to social affairs in the East Asian countries of China, Japan, and Korea. Panelists: Professor Carl Minzner, Professor John Haley. Guest Moderator: Professor Andrew Mertha of the Political Science Department. Special introduction by Dean Syverud.

Thursday, April 10

 

Breakfast with Thomas Murray
9:00 AM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Small Court Room (No. 309),
Please join Thomas Murray, President of Hastings Center for breakfast where he will discuss the current work of The Hastings Center. 

PSAB-Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Tokarz
12:00 -1:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Mel Brown Seminar Room (No. 203)
The Public Service Advisory Board is hosting a brown bag lunch with Professor Karen Tokarz about the path she has taken and the scope of her work here at WashU. Professor Tokarz is Director of Clinical Education & Dispute Resolution Programs, advisor to the school's Journal of Law and Policy, founding member of the Global Alliance for Justice Education, and is a teacher in the Community Justice Clinic; Employment Discrimination; Mediation and ADR Theory & Practice; and Public Interest Law. Please join us for an informative question and answer session about her personal and professional choices of a career path.
 

Friday, April 11

 

Registration Begins for JD Class of 2010
Online registration via WebSTAC for all other Fall 2008 courses will begin at 7:30 AM for the JD Class of 2010.

Spring National Council Meeting
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM - Knight Center
By invitation only. 

Law & Psychology Workshop
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Webster Faculty Commons (No. 593)

Journal of Law & Policy Conference
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)

Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner
Ritz-Carlton in Clayton - By invitation only. 

Monday, April 14

 

Work, Family, and Public Policy Seminar
12:00-1:30 PM - Eliot Hall - Room 300
Attendance is limited to faculty, staff, and graduate students from Washington University. Co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.  Speaker: Sebastian Galiani, Washington University, "The Effects of Land Titling on Household Dynamics."  [more

Current State of the Economy Roundtable
6:30 - 8:30 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
Stop by for Controversy N’ Coffee for a roundtable debate between university faculty and community leaders about the current state of the economy, moderated by Dean Biggs. Professor Drobak will be participating.  Discussion will run from 7:30-8:30, with coffee and dessert to follow. FREE ADMISSION, please arrive by 6:30 p.m. /lawdaily/documents/ControNCoffeePartInfo.pdf 

Tuesday, April 15

Harris Institute Students As Teachers
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Small Courtroom (No. 309)

Jean Ensminger Lunch and Lecture
11:30 AM Lunch and 12:00 PM Lecture - Eliot 300
Please R.S.V.P. by April 8 to cniss@artsci.wustl.edu to attend. Theoretical Foundations of Social Norms: The Co-Evolution of Social Norms, Intrinsic Motivation, Markets, and the Institutions of Complex Societies [more]

Thursday, April 17

 

Access to Equal Justice Colloquium (8th Annual)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)
The focus for this year's colloquium is “America’s Housing and Immigration Challenges.”  Registration required. [more]

Friday, April 18

 

New Topics in law and ADR: Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan, Immigration, Eminent Domain, and Elder Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and United States Arbitration and Mediation CLE program
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM in the Anheuser-Busch Hall Bryan Cave Moot Court Room (No. 310)
Pre-registration is required. [more] [view flyer]

Last Day of Classes 

Saturday, April 19

 

Reading Period 

Trial Team Tryouts 2008-09
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Small Courtroom (No. 309)

Sunday, April 20

 

Reading Period 

Trial Team Tryouts 2008-09
1:00 - 6:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Small Courtroom (No. 309)

Monday, April 21

 

First Day of Exams [more]

DC Clinic 1L Interest Meeting
2:00 - 2:45 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310)

Tuesday, April 22

 

Ariel Rubinstein Lecture - Douglas North Honorary Lecture Series
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
(Co-sponsored with Washington University Graduate Student Association)
Lab Sciences, Room 300 [view flyer]
4:00 PM  This lecture is open to everyone and light refreshments will be served. [more]

April 21 - May 2

EXAM PERIOD [more]

May 2008

Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2

St. Louis Live Simulcast of the K.C. Estate Planning Symposium
University of Missouri - St. Louis, J.C. Penney Conference Center (126)
In cooperation with the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, Washington University School of Law, Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium Committee, Estate Planning Society of Kansas City and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Registration required [more]

Friday, May 2

 

Last Day of Exams

Tuesday, May 6

 

LAW SCHOOL CLOSED for Canopy Installation/Construction
Anheuser-Busch Hall will be closed to all faculty, staff, and studentsdue to the installation of the new canopy over the courtyard. During the installation, safety requires that no one be inside A-B Hall, and so we will have to close the building. Installation should be complete by 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, whereupon the building will reopen. It is possible that, due to inclement weather, high winds, or construction problems, installation may be delayed to Wednesday May 7. On the night of Monday, May 5, security will make sure that all offices, stacks, and other spaces in the building are vacated, and access to the building from all sides will be blocked.

Friday/Saturday, May 9-10

 

Law in Japan: A Conference Celebrating the Works of
John Owen Haley
Anheuser-Busch Hall Small Courtroom (No. 309)
Faculty and students are invited to attend “A Celebration of the Career and Contributions of John O. Haley”. Comparative scholars and international practitioners from throughout the United States and Asia will attend a two-day celebration of the career of John O. Haley, the Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law. All students are welcome to attend as many of the conference panel sessions as their schedule permits. Harris World Law Institute [more]

Thursday, May 15

 

Academic Excellence Reception
3:40 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Gallop Staircase - Group Photo
4:00-5:00 PM - Anheuser-Busch Hall Janite Lee Reading Room
By Invitation Only 

Friday, May 16

 

COMMENCEMENT DAY
7:50 AM - East Side of Olin Library -
Line up for Class Picture; 8:00 AM - PHOTO (students please bring commencement packets)
8:30 AM - Brookings Quadrangle - University Commencement Ceremony 
11:00 AM (appox.) - Seeley G. Mudd Field (southeast of AB Hall) - Law School recognition ceremony immediately following the conclusion of the University ceremony. Students line up immediately after University Ceremony.
12:30 PM (appox.) - Anheuser-Busch Hall Courtyard - A reception will begin at the conclusion of the recognition ceremony.  [more]

Monday, May 19

 

Staff Day
10:00 AM - Edison Theatre [more]

Monday, May 19

 

First Day of Summer School [more]

Monday, May 26

 

Memorial Day. Library closed.

June 2008

 

May 19-June 19

 

Summer School (no classes are held in A-B Hall)

June 1 - June 30

 

Construction throughout A-B Hall and Seigle Hall
To enter the A-B Hall, use the Southeast or Northwest doors.  Please note signs directing you around the construction site.

June 13-14

 

Jurisgenesis
The law school is co-hosting with St. Louis University a two-day national conference for a select group of new legal scholars and their mentors.  By invitation only. 

June 17

Farewell Service Reception
4 p.m. Janite Lee Reading Room
Reception honoring Margie Anderson, Barb Laudel, Rosemary Hahn, and Carol Wibbenmeyer.

Tuesday, June 24

 

Retirement Reception
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Knight Center
Reception honoring Rosemary Hahn, Catalog Librarian, for 39 years of service.

June 1 - June 30

Construction throughout A-B Hall and Seigle Hall
To enter the A-B Hall, use the Southeast or Northwest doors.  Please note signs directing you around the construction site.

July 2008

Thursday July 10

 

Housing Day - Admissions

 

July 1 - 30

 

Construction throughout A-B Hall and Seigle Hall
To enter the A-B Hall, use the Southeast or Northwest doors.  Please note signs directing you around the construction site.

 

July 14-25

 

Summer Institute in U.S. Law [more]
Graduate and Joint Programs