Events and Announcements

General CSO Announcement

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Traineeship Program Call for Applications - Deadline Nov. 30

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has invited WashULaw to nominate candidates for the Court's 2016-2017 Traineeship Program. Eligible candidates must be third-year JDs or LLMs who will complete their degrees in May 2016 or recent law graduates. For additional details on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the following link:

Sponsored by Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
For more information, contact Bethel Mandefro at

Registrar/Student Services Announcement

WashULaw Exam Period

Wednesday, December 2 - Tuesday, December 15 Various times, various locations. Exam Distribution in Crowder Courtyard. Please be respectful of your fellow students by being quiet in the hallways during the exam period.

Sponsored by Registrar's Office
For more information, contact Burns, Carrie at

Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

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 or (314) 935-4605

Employment and Labor Law Writing Competition

Papers are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law. Judges will consider papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination. One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. In addition, the top three entries will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Questions may be directed to Professor Martin H. Malin

Sponsored by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and Jackson Lewis LLP
For more information, contact Martin H. Malin at or (

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition

This competition is open to all J.D. students in the U.S. and Canada. Papers on any issue concerning American Indian Law or Indigenous peoples will be accepted. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the "American Indian Law Review." Deadline for entry is January 20, 2016. For application, go to .

Sponsored by American Indian Law Review
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-54605

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 .

Sponsored by Pickard Parry Pfau Southpaw Scholarship
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at 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

Sponsored by Moses & Rooth
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at 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

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

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2016 Law School Diversity Scholarship

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is accepting applications for its 2016 Law School Diversity Scholarship. Students who currently attend an accredited law school within the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrate commitment to issues of diversity within their community. The deadline for submitting an application is April 1, 2016. Go to for more information.

Sponsored by Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

Pacific Legal Foundation Student Writing Competition

Pacific Legal Foundation's Program for Judicial Awareness is now accepting submissions for its Student Writing Competition. Submissions must be original works by a student currently enrolled full or part-time in a law school in the United States. Topics include individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom. The paper receiving first place will receive a $3,000 award. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2016. For rules and FAQs go to .

Sponsored by Pacific Legal Foundation
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-54605

Kenneth P. Carp Scholarship

The Law Offices of Kenneth Carp are pleased to announce a $1,000 essay competition about unemployment benefits. All students that are enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university are encouraged to apply. For more information on essay topic and eligibility requirements, go to . The deadline for entry is Dec. 15, 2015.

Sponsored by Law Offices of Kenneth Carp
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-54605

Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship

The Kraut Law Group in Los Angeles, CA is announcing its Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship. All students who are enrolled in a law related program are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted in full, online, by Dec. 31, 2015 in order to be considered. One applicant will be chosen and awarded $500. Additional instructions and eligibility requirements can be found at .

Sponsored by Kraut Law Group
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-4605

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:

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

Student Updates

Congratulations Trial Team

The law school's Trial Advocacy Competition Team finished as semifinalist in the 2015 National Civil Trial Competition held in Los Angeles on November 12-15. 3L students Luke O'Brien and Ana Nettles competed as advocates trying a case based on the Asiana Airways crash where a 15 year-old girl, who made it off the damaged plane, was killed when a large fire truck struck her before she was moved from the accident site. O'Brien and Nettles argued both sides of the case over four three-hour trials. Teams from the top sixteen law school advocacy programs competed in this highly competitive trial competition. 3L students Courtney Harrison and Patrick "Tyler" Connor served as witnesses on the team.

Sponsored by trial and advocacy program
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at or (314) 935-7964