Recent Wayne Law Announcements

The following is a list of items included in recent Wayne Law Announcements emails. Items only are included in this list if the opportunities are still available.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers needed for Keith gala

In honor of Judge Damon J. Keith's 50th anniversary on the federal bench, a gala will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, in his honor. Volunteers are needed from noon to approximately 10 p.m. (with a break from approximately 3 to 4 p.m.). Volunteer roles: Setup, registration, greeter, usher. Volunteers will enjoy dinner for free, escort VIPs and have the opportunity to network. Formal attire is required.

Event date: Saturday, Oct. 28, noon to 10 p.m.
Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit
Note: Parking fees are the responsibility of the volunteer.

Volunteers are required to attend a training Friday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

RSVP/Questions: Assistant Professor Blanche Cook, blanche.cook@wayne.edu

EXTERNSHIPS

Application process for winter 2018 externships now open

Wayne Law's clinical education program is now accepting applications for the following externships for winter 2018:

Applications are due by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23 for the Corporate Counsel Externship only. All other externship applications, for full consideration, are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1. If selected for an interview for the Corporate Counsel Externship, interviews will be scheduled between Oct. 27 and Nov. 8. Offers for available positions will be communicated by Thursday, Nov. 9. Note: Being offered an interview doesn't guarantee that an offer will ultimately be extended. 

Corporate Counsel Externship application

Criminal Justice Externship, Judicial Externship and Public Interest Externship application

Questions: lawexternships@wayne.edu

ABA MEMBERSHIP

LL.M. students can join American Bar Association for free

New this year, LL.M. students (in addition to J.D. students) can join the American Bar Association without paying dues. Students also have the option to enroll as a premium member for $25. One benefit of the premium membership is a $250 discount on the BARBRI review course.

More information/registration

WAYNE LAW STUDENTS CAN DOWNLOAD MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 FOR FREE

Current Wayne Law students are eligible for a free download of Microsoft Office 365 (Windows and Mac). Full instructions are available at computing.wayne.edu/downloadoffice. You can install the software on up to five computers. This program is compatible with Windows 7 or newer and Mac OS X 10.6 or newer. There are also apps for mobile devices running Android, Windows Phone and iOS.

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FUNDING FOR START-UPS

OptimizeWayne offers funding for startups – submit your project idea by Oct. 31

OptimizeWayne is an organization that supports Wayne State University students with their ideas for solutions to social problems. The organization provides funding for nonprofits or business startups and hosts a series of interactive workshops for teams to connect with local entrepreneurs, innovators, and mentors. Last year OptimizeWayne, with help from the Honors College and the Office of the Provost, awarded a total of $12,500 to seven start-ups ranging from tech to social service to food insecurities. Through their second annual Social Innovation Challenge they are looking for motivated and creative students to submit project ideas. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Oct. 31.

More information

Apply online

SCHOLARSHIPS

Biannual Brian Zeiger College Scholarship Essay Contest – Oct. 25 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Required materials: 500-word essay answering the following question: Regardless of age, sexual orientation, or gender, individuals in every community can be affected by domestic abuse or violence. In Pennsylvania, victims of domestic abuse or violence can obtain a Protection From Abuse order. Based on your research, who can obtain a Protection From Abuse order and what can a Protection From Abuse order do for individuals experiencing domestic violence or abuse?

Submission: Email

Deadline: 9 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), Wednesday, Oct. 25

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Italian American Bar Association of Michigan – Nov. 10 deadline

Amount: $1,500

Eligibility:

  • Second or third-year law student
  • Must be a member of the Italian American Bar Association

Required materials:

  • Resume
  • One-page maximum statement explaining why you feel you qualify for this scholarship
  • One letter of recommendation (optional)

Submission: U.S. mail

Deadline: Friday, Nov. 10

Application

Staver Law Group National Scholarship – Dec. 1 deadline

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility:

  • United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Good character and strong motivation despite challenges

Required materials:

  • Application
  • Official transcript
  • 300 to 500-word essay exploring how personal injury lawyers play a role leading safety initiatives by helping those injured and how you as an individual can promote personal and community safety in your everyday life.

Submission: Email, online

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1

More information

Application

HSK Personal Injury Law Firm Car Accident Survivor Scholarship – Dec. 1 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled or have been accepted into an accredited college or university by the spring semester
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA

Required materials:

  • Application
  • Transcript
  • 500 to 1,000-word essay on one of the following topics:
    • In what ways have you adapted to your permanent disability/injuries after your wreck?
    • How have you brought awareness to the devastating effects of preventable car accidents (distracted driving, drunk driving, etc.)?
    • What actions should the government and/or private citizens take to prevent others from being injured in the way you have?

Submission: Online

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1

More information and application

Robert Hamparyan Injury Scholarship – Dec. 1 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at either a community college or university

Required materials: Minimum 500-word essay on the topic: What can we do to prevent individuals from driving while intoxicated?

Submission: Email, online

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1

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The Abels & Annes P.C. Scholarship Essay Contest – Dec. 15 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any law student who will be attending an accredited college, university or law school in 2018 in the United States

Required materials:

  • Application
  • 1,000-word maximum essay

Submission: Email

Deadline: 9 a.m. (Central Standard Time), Friday, Dec. 15

More information and application

Coover Law Firm Working for Education Scholarship – Dec. 15 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Attend an accredited college or university full time
  • Work at least 20 hours per week
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA

Required materials:

  • Application
  • Transcript
  • 500 – 1,000-word essay on one of the following topics:
    • How does working while attending college affect your studying and social priorities?
    • Besides an income, what benefits do you believe working while in college provide?
    • How can colleges and universities create a supportive campus culture for working students?

Submission: Online

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 15

Application

The Price Hargett Petho & Anderson Scholarship Essay Contest – Dec. 15 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any law student who will be attending an accredited college, university or law school in 2018 in the United States

Required materials:

  • Application
  • 1,000-word maximum essay on access to legal services in the United States

Submission: Email

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 15

More information and application

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