Events and Announcements

General CSO Announcement

Dagen-Legomsky Fellowships - Deadline January 3, 2017

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute of Washington University Law invites students to apply for the Dagen-Legomsky Hague Fellowship and the Dagen-Legomsky International Public Interest Fellowship which provide recipients with financial support to engage in exciting and meaningful summer work or study in international law. The fellowships are open to all currently enrolled J.D. students and are made possible through the Harris World Law Institute by a generous gift from the late Margaret and Irvin Dagen in honor of Professor Stephen H. Legomsky. Applicants may apply for both fellowships, but must submit separate documents for each fellowship. For more information and to view the call for applicants, please visit http://law.wustl.edu/harris/pages.aspx?ID=7097

Sponsored by Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
Website: http://law.wustl.edu/harris/pages.aspx?ID=7097
For more information, contact Bethel Mandefro at bmandefro@wustl.edu or (


The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Traineeship Program Call for Applications - Deadline January 13, 2016

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has invited WashULaw to nominate candidates for the Court's 2017-2018 Traineeship Program. Eligible candidates must be third-year JDs or LLMs who will complete their degrees in May 2017 or recent law graduates. For additional details on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the following link: http://law.wustl.edu/harris/pages.aspx?id=9559

Sponsored by Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
Website: http://law.wustl.edu/harris/pages.aspx?id=9559
For more information, contact Bethel Mandefro at bmandefro@wustl.edu or (


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

The 2017 Weiss & Paarz Annual Law Scholarship

Weiss & Paarz are pleased to announce the 2017 Annual Law Scholarship. The winning student will demonstrate a commitment to local community and charitable giving, outstanding academic achievement, and have financial need. Students must submit their applications by May 1, 2017. For detailed scholarship information, go to www.weisspaarz.com/the-2017-weiss-paarz-annual-law-scholarship/.

Sponsored by Weiss & Paarz
For more information, contact Emily Berry at weissandpaarzscholarships@gmail.com


Human Rights Essay Award 2017

This annual competition seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. Awardees receive a full scholarship to attend the Program of Advanced Studies of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Articles may also be published in the American University International Law Review. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2017. For detailed essay information, go to www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy.

Sponsored by American University Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights
Website: http://www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wustl.edu or (314) 93-54605


Rosenthal & Wadas Criminal Defense Scholarship

Rosenthal & Wadas, Attorneys in McKinney, Texas, are pleased to offer the Rosenthal & Wadas Criminal Defense Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is open to all students who are enrolled in law school for the spring 2017 semester. The scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken into account. Applicants should write a 750+ word essay on the following topic: Is a specific aspect of the criminal justice system unjust and does it require reform? Submissions must be received by Dec. 31, 2016. Online application can be found at www.rosenthalwadas.com/resources/rosenthal-wadas-criminal-defense-scholarship/.

Sponsored by Rosenthal & Wadas
For more information, contact Brady at rosenthalwadaspllc@gmail.com or (


Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

The May Law Firm is offering a $1,000 "Don't Text and Drive" scholarship. This bi-annual scholarship is offered September 30th and January 31st of each year. Applicants should submit a 300 word essay in response to the question: What would really make drivers stop texting and driving? For scholarship information go to https://www.mayfirm.com/bakersfield/.

Sponsored by The May Firm
For more information, contact Cameron May at cameron@mayfirm.com or (805) 980-7758


Public Defender Scholarship for Law Students

This scholarship opportunity is open to any current law student who has completed an internship, externship, or clinic with any public defender's office (or otherwise represented indigent criminal defendants) in the calendar year prior to submission. To apply, please write a personal essay about your experience as a public defender. You may choose any angle you'd like to explore. Entries must be no longer than 1,200 words. Mail a hard copy of your essay to: Public Defender Scholarship c/o Robert Theofanis, Esq. 6345 Balboa Blvd., Ste. 295 Encino, CA 91316 All submissions must be postmarked by January 15th, 2017.

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


The Peck Law Firm 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest

The Peck Law firm is now accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest. The scholarship topic will be: What effects will the election of our new president have on American families. The winning entry will be rewarded with given a $2,000 cash award. Deadline for entry May 31, 2017. Go to http://thepeckfirm.com/?s=2017=scholarship for entry form.

Sponsored by The Peck Law Firm
For more information, contact Sarah McLaughlin at sarahmclaughlin@thepeckfirm.com or (


Pacific Legal Foundation 2016 Law Student Writing Competition

The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) is pleased to announce its 2016 Law Student Writing Competition. The PLF was founded in Sacramento as America's first freedom-based public interest legal organization. The mission of PLF is to be the nation's leading legal watchdog organization that litigates for limited government, property rights, free enterprise, and a balanced approach to environmental regulations in courts nationwide. Three winning applicants chose and awarded prizes of $5,000, $3,000, and $1,000 respectively. Submissions must be received by January 13, 2017. For contest rules go to usascholarships.com/plf-law-student-writing-competition-2016/?Rj=1.

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


Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2016-17 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the U.S. Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law and receive $3,000. For rules and detailed instructions, please go to www.laborandemploymentcollege.org.

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


Baumgartner Law Student Scholarship

The Baumgartner Law Firm is pleased to offer an annual law student scholarship to needy individuals who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the U.S. The winning applicant will receive $3,000 to be used for tuition, books, and other law school expenses. The scholarship will be awarded based on need and commitment to helping others. Application deadline is August 31, 2017. For more information, go to https://baumgartnerlawyers.com/baumgartner-law-firm-scholarship-application/

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


2017 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition

The 2017 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration is now open to applicants. Papers should discuss the collaboration between the medical and legal professions. For detailed contest information, go to http://med.fsu.edu/medlaw.

Sponsored by Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law
For more information, contact Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition at marshall.kapp@med.fsu.edu


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


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


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


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


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


Student Updates

Kemper Kick-Back

The Kemper Art Museum welcomes Washington University students to our first-ever finals study break! This open-house event will feature free pizza and snacks, fun craft projects, yoga in the galleries, our signature MLKAMoji scavenger hunt, and then some. Put down your books, gather your friends, and drop in for a few minutes of creative self-care. Yoga sessions begin at 6:30 and 7:00. Mats will be provided, but space will be limited!

Sponsored by Kemper Art Museum
Website: http://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/events/community-events/11678
For more information, contact Rochelle Caruthers at rochelle.caruthers@wustl.edu or (314) 935-9433


Parry & Pfau Left-Handed Scholarship

Parry & Pfau, a Las Vegas based law firm, are pleased to announce the "Left-Handed Scholarship." Both partners of the firm are left-handed and as a way to give back to the community have decided to award $1,500 to the winning entry. The winning application will not be based on financial need, but creativity, humor, and overall quality. For more information about this scholarship, go to http://p2lawyers.com/scholarship.

Sponsored by Parry &Pfau
For more information, contact Zach Parry, Esq. at zach-pickardparry.com@email.contactually.com or (702) 879-9555


2016-17 American Indian Law Review Writing Competition

This competition is open to students enrolled in J.D. or graduate law programs at accredited law schools in the U.S. and Canada. Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the American Indian Law Review. All entries must be received no later than January 31, 2017. For more information, please visit http://www.ailr.net/writecomp.

Sponsored by American Indian Law Review/University of Oklahoma College of Law
Website: http://www.ailr.net/writecomp
For more information, contact Rebekah Martin at rebekah.martin@ou.edu or (405) 325-2840