Events and Announcements

General CSO Announcement

Fellowship - Whitney R Harris World Law Institute

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute is hiring a fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. The fellowship is for a one-year term, renewable at the discretion of the Faculty Director and the Dean of the School of Law. Fellows assist with the academic projects of the Institute, including the Harris Institute speaker series, the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, the International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, and other Harris Institute events. Institute Fellows also supervise J.D. students working with the ICC Legal Tools project and the Crimes Against Humanity Research Project, write articles for and edit the Harris Institute's blog, may be involved with other NGO driven projects of the Institute, and may attend faculty workshops and otherwise fully participate in Law School academic life. Fellows work on research projects assigned by the Director, but are also encouraged to conduct their own research with a view to writing an article for publication. Applicants must have a J.D., a background in international law, and excellent writing and research skills. Foreign language capability is a plus, but not a requirement. Students in the class of 2015 are particularly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume writing sample, transcript and cover letter to Professor Leila Sadat, Director of the Institute at HarrisInstitute@wustl.edu.

Sponsored by Career Services Office
For more information, contact Professor Leila Sadat at careerservices@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6451


Job of the Day Announcement

Themis Bar Review Student Rep Position Available

We are looking for outgoing, self-motivated, 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls to represent the most innovative bar review available. Benefits included.

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Registrar/Student Services Announcement

Monday, April 20 Friday, May 1, 2015

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 Sue Eggemeyer at sue.eggemeyer@wustl.edu


Research Assistants Announcement

Research Assistant for Professor Richard Finneran

Adjunct Professor Richard E. Finneran is seeking one or more volunteer research assistants for one or more articles that he anticipates submitting for publication in late 2015 and early 2016. Subjects of research may include but are not necessarily limited to criminal law, First Amendment freedom of speech and of the press, and constitutional constraints on appellate review. Familiarity with these subjects is not a prerequisite. All work would be confined to the summer. Research would involve discrete topics/sources, and the schedule is flexible and can be tailored to avoid conflicts with the applicant's other summer commitments. Interested students should submit a resume and unofficial transcript to refinneran@wulaw.wustl.edu by 5pm on Friday, April 24.

Sponsored by Career Services Office
For more information, contact Professor Richard Finneran at careerservices@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6451


Professor Sadat Seeking Research Assistants

Professor Leila Sadat would like one or more students to work on projects involving international law, comparative law and human rights this summer, both for her and for work currently underway at The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. If interested, please bring a hard copy of your CV (including references) and a writing sample to Ms. Sherrie Malone, in AB Hall, Room No. 541A. Please describe your motivations and list the international law courses that you have taken or will be taking in a cover letter

Sponsored by Law School
For more information, contact Sherrie Malone at s.malone@wustl.edu or (935) 598-9


Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition. Papers on any aspect of tax law may will be considered, but students are encouraged to address: public policy, a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or common law doctrine. A grand prize of $3,000 plus two honorable mentions of $1,000 will be awarded. All entries must be received by April 30, 2015. For more information, go to www.jmls.edu/faherty.

Sponsored by John Marshall Law School
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu


2015 Mike Eidson Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs' lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 1, 2015 and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year on July 12, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. Please contact Carrie Burns cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu for application.

Sponsored by AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-4605


Dolman Law Group Announces $1,100 Video Essay Contest

Dolman Law Group is offering a $1,100 BI-ANNUAL scholarship to a current or prospective college student. In order to participate in the essay contest, applicants must present 2-3 minute video essay discussing the following issue: What legal and social initiatives could lawmakers implement in order to curb texting and driving? Applicants must provide your video essay (YouTube format preferred) by the deadline of July 22, 2015. A winner will be chosen on July 29, 2015. For details, go to https://www.dolmanlaw.com/scholarship/ .

Sponsored by Dolman Law Group
For more information, contact Dolman Law Group at scholarships@dolmanlaw.com


National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Law Student Writing Competition

The National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees has established an annual student writing competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning consumer bankruptcy and the law. Entrants should submit an essay, article, or comment on an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Essays will be accepted from student enrolled at any law school during the 2014-2015 school year. Entries must be received by April 30, 2015. Submit to trustee@ch13austin.com.

Sponsored by NACTT Quarterly
For more information, contact NACTT at trustee@ch13austin.com


Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited to participate. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Submissions will be judged by a panel of faculty of the Notre Dame Law School. A prize of $2,500 will be awarded to one winning entry. All entries must be received before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. Visit www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf .

Sponsored by Notre Dame Law School
Website: www.nd.edu/`ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at cjburns@wulaw.wustl.edu 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: http://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship-2015#sthash.Mgjfcm2s.dpuf

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


2015 Donald O'Brien Scholarship Award

Judge Donald E. O'Brien is a Senior Federal Judge in the Northern District of Iowa. The Donald O'Brien Scholarship Award provides recognition and financial assistance to a first or second year law student who best demonstrates a commitment to the passions of its namesake: public interest, service, civil rights and other areas benefiting society's less fortunate. The application is only open to seventeen (17) law schools in Iowa and all of its contiguous states. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 20, 2015. For application, please contact Carrie Burns cjburns@wustl.edu.

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


International Association of Defense Counsel 2015 Legal Writing Contest

The International Association of Defense Counsel 2015 Legal Writing Contest is open to students who are enrolled as J.D. candidates in accredited law schools. Entries should be on a subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics. Entries must be received by Friday, May 15, 2015. Please go to www.iadclaw.org for contest rules.

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


2015 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 www.tannenwald.org. Deadline for submitting papers is 9:00 p.m., EDT, July 1, 2015.

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


Student Updates

Jessup Team Comes Home with U.S. Championship at International Rounds

The Washington University Jessup Team returns after another successful showing at the International Rounds in Washington, D.C. The team finished tied with New York University for the best U.S. team, and thus both schools were declared U.S. Champions. This is the school's first U.S. Championship. The team also advanced to the Octo-Finals for the third year in a row. Benjamin Cohen was recognized as the 18th best oralist out of more than 300 students who argued in the competition. The tournament took place from April 6-11, 2015. There were 129 teams from 85 countries competing. In the preliminary rounds, Washington University finished 4-0 and defeated John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Far Eastern University (Philippines), National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine) and Arizona State University. The top 32 teams advance to the play-off rounds. Washington University advanced to the play-off rounds and defeated the University of Pennsylvania in the Round of 32. It, however, lost a very close match to the University of Western Australia in the Octo-Finals. The University of Sydney (Australia) won the World Cup by defeating Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile) in the final round. The team consists of Benjamin Cohen (JD 2015), Ryan Baebler (JD 2015), Ashley Hammett (JD 2016), Alice Quinones (LLM 2015), Yifei Yang (LLM 2015). The faculty advisor is Prof. Leila Sadat. The coach is Gilbert C. Sison from Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers & Glass, PC.

Sponsored by Trial and Advocacy Program
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at djcampbell@wulaw.wustl.edu or (314) 935-7964


Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition Board - Seeking Applications

Professor Richard Finneran is soliciting applications from students interested in joining next year's Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition Board. Members of the board are responsible for helping to draft and revise the moot court problem, recruit judges, and organize and score the competition, among other competition-related tasks. Board members each receive one (1) academic credit for their work leading up to and during the competition. Participants in the Wiley Rutledge Competition are not eligible to serve on the board. Interested students are invited to send a resume and unofficial grade report to refinneran@wulaw.wustl.edu by 5:00pm on Friday, August 17, 2015. For information about Wiley Rutledge [W75 604S], see the course description in https://acadinfo.wustl.edu/CourseListings/Semester/Listing.aspx.

Sponsored by Wiley Rutledge
For more information, contact refinneran@wulaw.wustl.edu at refinneran@wulaw.wustl.edu or (


Trial Team Tryouts 2015-16

Rising 2Ls and 3Ls: Interested in litigation? Join the Wash. U. Trial Team, and gain true courtroom experience! Members of the Trial Team conduct full-length mock trials, from opening statement to closing argument, and participate in multiple competitions across the country. To audition, you will present a closing argument. Materials are located in Dorothy Campbell's office in AB 541-B. A sign-up sheet will also be present for you to choose your audition time and side (prosecution or defense) you would prefer to present. An Informational Session will be held in the Trial Courtroom (Room 309)on Friday April 10 at 1:00 p.m. (session will be recorded). If you have any questions or concerns about the audition process or trial team in general, contact Courtney Harrison at c.j.harrison@wustl.edu.

Sponsored by Trial and Advocacy Program
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at djcampbell@wustl.edu or (314) 935-7964


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