Events and Announcements

CSO Job Fair Announcement

21st Annual DuPont Legal Minority Job Fairs – Registration Deadline May 1st

We are proud to announce the 21st Annual DuPont Legal Minority Job Fairs. Again this year, DuPont, with input from their primary law firms and service providers, has carefully selected the law schools which are receiving this invitation. The job fairs have been organized by DuPont Legal for the past eighteen years with an interest in increasing the number of diverse lawyers represented in their primary law firms and legal services companies. The Saturday, August 2, 2014 job fairs will be hosted by law firms in the DuPont network in Houston, Los Angeles, and Wilmington.

Sponsored by CSO
For more information, contact Amber Lutes at or (

31st Annual Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair – Registration Closes May 31

Registration is now open for the 31st Annual Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair. The Job Fair will be held August 8th at the Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront. Registration deadline is May 31. For More information, visit . Each year law firms, corporations, and government agencies register for the fair.

Sponsored by CSO
For more information, contact Amber Lutes at or (

General CSO Announcement

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Experience

You just started or are about to begin your first legal job. It is a very exciting time, but it also can cause some anxiety. How do you succeed in this position? What should you do to gain the most out of your summer position? What are potential opportunities and pitfalls you should look out for? Please join Snell & Wilmer for a panel discussion where practicing lawyers from different backgrounds will share their insights on how to gain the most from your summer position. Following the panel, you will have the opportunity to talk with the panelists and other Snell & Wilmer attorneys at an informal reception. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Panel Presentation 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Reception Beverages and appetizers will be provided. Panelists Shirley Baum—Senior Attorney, APS/Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Jeremy Mussman—Deputy Director, Maricopa County Public Defender Andy Stone—Associate, Snell & Wilmer Danielle Viola—Judge, Maricopa County Superior Court Snell & Wilmer One Arizona Center 400 E. Van Buren 19th Floor Phoenix, Arizona 85004 RSVP to Tawnee Reiner at

Sponsored by Snell & Wilmer
For more information, contact Career Services at or (

Summer Services

Over the course of the summer, the CSO provides students a number of services to help to create job and networking opportunities. These services include: off-campus interviewing, mock interviews, and email introductions through the Becker Project. In preparation for participating in these opportunities, we are also offering another chance for you to have a comprehensive review of your resume. If you would like to have your resume reviewed, please do the following no later than Monday, May 30th. Resumes MUST be uploaded by May 30th to ensure that it is reviewed. After your resume is reviewed it will be sent to your Washington University Law School address. Please check regularly for important information from our office. 1. Log onto Symplicity, click “Survey” tab, and complete the Resume Review Summer 2014. 2. Upload the resume you would like to have reviewed to your Symplicity Account. Label it RESUME FOR REVIEW 2014. 3. Complete your Symplicity Profile and ensure that your class designation (i.e. IL, 2L. 3L, LLM) and geographic and practice preferences are correct. Thank you, Career Services

Sponsored by Career Services
For more information, contact Amber Lutes at or (935) 645-1

3L Pro Bono Hours - Due April 18

In order to ensure every qualified 3L is recognized at the May 15th Public Service Awards Breakfast, we ask that each 3L who has pro bono hours log onto Symplicity by April 18 and verify your submitted hours are correct. If you have questions regarding Symplicity, please contact Laura Conlee Russell at If you have other questions regarding the awards breakfast, please contact Karlla Dozier at

Sponsored by cso
For more information, contact Career Services at or (314) 935-6451

Job of the Day Announcement

American Indian Law Externship Program

Interested in a one-of-a-kind summer job? There are spaces available in Washington University's American Indian Law Externship Program. Through this program, students have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the summer working with select American Indian tribes and communities, helping them safeguard their rights and preserve their unique cultures and ways of life. Students participate in litigation, policy development, legislative advocacy, and transactional work. The work is challenging, but extremely rewarding. In the past, students have drafted tribal legislation, assisted with tribal policy and economic development, and participated in litigation in tribal court. They have also worked on major federal cases, including Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land and Cattle Co., which was decided in 2008 by the U.S. Supreme Court. Students who participate in the American Indian Law Externship Program work directly for Indian tribes and tribal organizations in Indian country. Since the program's inception in 2004, participants have been placed on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North and South Dakota. For more information about the program, see: Applications will be accepted from first- and second-year law students. To apply, please send a brief email describing your interest along with your resume and an official or unofficial copy of your transcript to Professor Gunn at Applications will be accepted—and positions filled—on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, you may contact Professor Gunn at or (314) 920-9129 (mobile).

Sponsored by Career Services
For more information, contact Steven Gunn at or (

Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute Fellow

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute will be hiring a Fellow. 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 JD students working with the ICC Legal Tools project, 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 2014 are particularly encouraged to apply. Start date: Aug. 4, 2014 (earlier date is also possible). Please send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter directed to Professor Leila Sadat, Director of the Institute, to Ms. Bethel Mandefro, Administrative Coordinator at Bethel Mandefro Administrative Coordinator, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute

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

Research Assistants Announcement

Research Assistant for Prof. Annette Appell

Professor Annette Appell is seeking a research assistant this summer to conduct research both for scholarly and for clinic projects and course materials. The subject of the research will be related to child and family law and to domestic violence law and practice. Please submit a resume and statement of interest to her assistant, Andrea Donze at by May 2.

Sponsored by N/A
For more information, contact Andrea Donze at or (314) 93-56422

Research Assistant for Professor Mandelker

Professor Mandelker is looking for a full or part-time research for the summer who would work with him on the revision of his casebook on land use law and on an article on manufactured housing. There would also be some research for our treatise on the National Environmental Policy Act. He would not consider a student with a full-time job for the summer but would consider someone who would be interested in spending part of the summer full time on this project. Applicants should be in the upper 25% of their class. Email cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to

Sponsored by Career Services
For more information, contact Professor Mandelker at or (

Scholarship, Grant & Contest Announcements

Davis Levin Livingston Law School Scholarship

David Levin Livingston, a Hawaii law firm, announces their first law school scholarship. A $3,000 scholarship is being offered for the upcoming fall semester to a law student who intends to practice public interest law. The recipient must be a current law school student, or has been accepted to attend law school this fall. Application due by July 1st, 2014. Go to for application and more information.

Sponsored by Davis Levin Livingston
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-56438

2014 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition

For students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law The PIABA Foundation announces the 2014 Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition. First prize is $1,000 and publication in the PIABA Bar Journal. Deadline September 19, 2014. Application and more information at

Sponsored by PIABA
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-56438

Mound City Bar Foundation

Join the Mound City Bar Foundation for the Scovel Richardson Scholarship Dinner. Saturday, June 28, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Archview Room 1 South Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102 To purchase tickets and sponsorship, contact

Sponsored by Mound City Bar Foundation
For more information, contact Elaine Harris Spearman, Esq. at or (314) 664-6602

2014 Brown Award - Excellence in Legal Writing

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-first annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seek is eligible to enter. There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. Submission deadline is June 6, 2014. For more information, go to

Sponsored by The Judge R. Brown Scholarship Foundation
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 935-6438

National Association of Women Lawyers 2014 Selma Moidel Smith Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is a national voluntary legal professional organization whose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession and women's rights. NAWL has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. Entries must be received by May 1, 2014. Questions should be address to the chair of the writing competition, Professor Jennifer Martin at

Sponsored by NAWL
For more information, contact Jennifer Martin at

LSAC Writing Competition: Best Practices for Recruitment of Underrepresented Groups in Law Schools

As part of its commitment to promote diversity in law schools and the legal profession, LSAC announces a writing competition on the "Best Practices for Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color and Students from Other Underrepresented groups in law schools." All papers must be uploaded no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on May, 1st, 2014. One winning paper will be selected from each of the three categories of eligible students (1L, 2L, 3L). Please send inquiries to

Sponsored by LSAC
For more information, contact LSAC at

Student Updates

Donate, Don't Dispose!

DONATE, DON'T DISPOSE!: As the semester draws to a close, EELS will be holding a drive to collect used (still usable/not damaged) clothing, study supplies (binders, books, notebooks, pens, etc.), and other items that you want to get rid of as you empty your lockers and/or get ready to move! Please consider donating your items for future use instead of disposing of them. • When April 23rd through May 7th • Where Three boxes will be placed on the 2nd floor by the lockers for easy drop-off! • Additional Information o Students are welcome to use/borrow/take any of the items in the boxes, but should try to be conscious of taking only what they need. O Items left by the end of the drive will be donated to the WUSTL Free/Swap Store and/or Good Will.

Sponsored by Energy and Environmental Law Society
For more information, contact Carrie Burns at or (314) 93-56438

Jessup Team Comes Home with Best Showing at International Rounds

Washington University School of Law's Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team returned to campus recently with its best showing ever at the Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. The Washington University team advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Cup Championship for the first time in its history after defeating 22 other teams in the U.S. national rounds to be the Super-Regional Champions for the Southeast Region. The team also won the Alona E. Evans Award for the second time, an award given to the team with the best written pleadings in the international rounds of the competition.Finally, the team finished as the second-best U.S. team (out of approximately 120 in the competition) behind Columbia Law School. This year's team includes third-year law student Ted Reilly; LLM student Ashley Hammett; and second-year law students Benjamin Cohen, Sydney Tonsfeldt, and Ryan Baebler. The faculty advisor is Leila Sadat, the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. The team is coached by Gilbert C. Sison, JD '00, and assistant coach Hannah Zhao, JD '13, both of whom are from Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers & Glass, PC. The international rounds of the tournament took place from April 7-13, 2014. There were 124 teams from 83 countries competing in Washington, D.C., out of the approximately 650 teams that competed worldwide for the opportunity to go to D.C. In the preliminary rounds, Washington University School of Law's team finished 4-0 and defeated West Virginia University, the University of Denver, Yeditepe University (Turkey), and the University of International Business and Economics (China). The law school's team was ranked as the fourth-highest team after the preliminary rounds. The top 32 teams advanced to the playoff rounds, where Washington University defeated France in round 32. It then defeated Wuhan University (China) in the octo-finals. Washington University lost to Kings College (United Kingdom) in the quarter-final round. The University of Queensland (Australia) won the World Cup by defeating Singapore Management University in the final round.

Sponsored by Trial & Advocacy Program
For more information, contact Dorothy Campbell at DJC@WUSTL.EDU or (314) 9-357964

Congratulations to the new Energy & Environmental Law Society (EELS) Exec Board!

President, Tamara Slater; Vice-President, Paul Knettle; Treasurer, Dan Ritter; Community Service Chair, Fajer Saeed; Sustainability Coordinator, Gwenn Barney.

Sponsored by Energy & Environmental Law Society
For more information, contact Tamara Slater at or (301) 910-1547

Admiralty Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to 3Ls Giles Howard and Kevin Simpson and 2L Adama Wiltshire on their second-place finish at last weekend's Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. The students went 6-0 in oral argument rounds throughout the competition and reached the finals. Although they won the final round in the eyes of all three oral argument judges, they were defeated by less than a point due to their opponents' superior brief score. In addition to the team being named Competition Finalists, Wiltshire was recognized as the Best Oral Advocate in the Championship Round, receiving two 100s and a 99 from the final round panel, which included Judge Stephen Higginson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Judge Peter Beer of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and Bob Parrish, the current President of Maritime Law Association of the United States. The team members were also awarded "Best Newcomer" for having such a strong showing in our school's first year in the competition.

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

Westlaw Wednesdays!

Please stop by the Westlaw table in the courtyard at noon on Wednesdays for points, prizes, and information!

Sponsored by Westlaw
For more information, contact Katie Swiss at or (650) 400-0942