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.

CLINICS, EXTERNSHIPS

Wayne Law Clinics hiring for the summer

The Wayne Law Clinical Program is hiring full-time and/or part-time work-study students to support the clinical and externship programs with small projects, file maintenance and communication during the summer months. Scheduling is flexible and all levels of availability will be considered.

In addition, the following clinics are hiring full-time and/or part-time work-study students to assist with clinic cases and clinic administrative needs.

  • Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic
  • Business and Community Law Clinic
  • Disability Law Clinic
  • Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Jane Warkentin at JWarkentin@wayne.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate whether if you are interested in the clinical program position or a specific clinic. If applying for specific clinics, your cover letter should reflect why you are interested in those clinics. Also, please indicate if you are interested in part-time work or full-time work or both.

Apply for clinics for fall 2018 – Deadline extended to June 22

Wayne Law's clinical education program is now accepting applications for the following clinics for fall 2018.

Applications are due by midnight on Friday, June 22. Not all clinics offer interviews and being offered an interview does not guarantee an offer will ultimately be extended.

Questions: lawclinics@wayne.edu

Fall 2018 application

Apply for the Free Legal Aid Clinic for fall 2018 – Deadline extended to June 22

The Free Legal Aid Clinic is now accepting applications for fall 2018. Student attorneys will represent indigent clients in family and elder law cases and be responsible for all aspects of litigation, such as drafting pleadings, advising clients on legal issues and writing estate planning documents (wills and powers of attorney). Most students get the chance to represent clients in court at least once per semester. The experience is paired with a dedicated 4-credit course to maximize the learning experience and fulfill the clinic/externship portion of the professional skills requirement.

Fall 2018 application

Questions: flac@wayne.edu

Deadline: Friday, June 22

Apply for externships for fall 2018 – Various deadlines

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

Available externships:

For the Criminal Justice, Judicial and Public Interest Externship programs, students contact the placement directly to apply for a position. Once an offer is received the student submits the online Wayne Law application. Externs must work at least 150 hours in one of many approved field placements and enroll in the companion colloquium class. Professional Responsibility is a pre- or co-requisite. Students also must have successfully completed all first-year courses and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. 

To apply for Criminal Justice, Judicial and Public Interest: Students contact the placement directly (contact information accessible from individual externship pages – links above). Once an offer is received the student submits the online Wayne Law application.

To apply for Corporate Counsel: Go here for more information

Questions: lawexternships@wayne.edu

SUMMER/POST-GRAD USE OF BLOOMBERG, LEXIS, WESTLAW

Bloomberg Law

  • Continuing students with a registered Bloomberg Law ID automatically will have full access all summer for any reason (educational or commercial).
  • Graduating students with a registered Bloomberg Law ID automatically will have full access for six months after graduation for any reason (educational or commercial).

LexisNexis

  • Continuing students with a registered LexisNexis ID will have full access all summer 
  • Graduating students with a registered LexisNexis ID will have full access for seven months after graduation 

Westlaw

  • Continuing students can use Westlaw over the summer for non-commercial research. You do not have to take additional steps to use these tools over the summer. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include:
    • Summer coursework
    • Research assistantship assignments
    • Law review/journal research
    • Moot Court research
    • Non-profit work
    • Clinical work
    • Externship sponsored by the school
  • Graduating students have access for six months after graduation for non-billable work. 
    • "Grad Elite" access gives you 60-hours on these products/month
    • Access to job searching databases on Westlaw and TWEN for 18 months after graduation for 1 hour per month. 
    • Extend access by logging in at www.lawschool.westlaw.com

JOB FAIR

2018 St. Louis Diversity Job Fair – June 18 deadline

J.D. students with an anticipated graduation year of 2019 and 2020 are invited to the 2018 St. Louis Diversity Job Fair. The Job Fair will kick-off with small group student attorney networking reception on Friday, August 3 and interviews will be held Saturday, August 4. Specific details for both events will be posted at stldiversityjobfair.com and through Simplicity as they become available. It may take up to one business day to process registration.

Register

Law School contact for registration purposes: Cynthia Hildreth, lawcareers@wayne.edu

Deadline: midnight, Monday, June 18 (CST) – no extensions

Materials for Job Fair:

  • Resume
  • Law school transcript (unofficial is ok)
  • One page cover letter
  • Writing sample (may submit an abbreviated version, less than 10 pages preferred)

Financial need:

The St. Louis Diversity Job Fair offers full or partial financial stipends to students who would be unable to attend the Job Fair without the financial assistance. The number and amount of stipends awarded is contingent on requests received and funds available. Students who need financial assistance should contact Danielle Carr at daniellecarr@polsinelli.com. The deadline for submitting the financial stipend application is Friday, June 29 at midnight (CST).

SCHOLARSHIPS

Plattner Verderame Civil Justice Scholarship – June 2018 deadline

The Plattner Verderame Civil Justice Scholarship will be given to a student interested in any aspect of social or civil justice, who is currently enrolled in, or will be enrolled in, an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship recipient will be awarded $2,500.

Requirements:

  • Proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university
  • One recommendation letter from a current or previous year teacher or professor
  • A 1000-word essay about the American civil justice and jury system

Scholarship amount: $2,500

Deadline: June 2018

Application and details

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.

More information

WRITING CONTESTS

25th Annual Brown Award – June 1 deadline

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 seeking a J.D. or LL.B. degree is eligible to submit a paper for the award. The awards range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Requirements:

  • Two copies of a current legal writing
  • Letter of recommendation

Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018

Method of submission: U.S. mail

More information

2018 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize – July 1 deadline

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility and excellence. Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic of their choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review.

Application deadline: Sunday, July 1 (email)

Details

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