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.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Research assistant sought for projects related to tax foreclosure crisis - MONDAY deadline

Professor Bernadette Atuahene, a visiting professor at the Law School in 2017-18, is seeking law students to assist with several research projects in Winter 2019 related to the tax foreclosure crisis. Professor Peter Hammer will be the supervising faculty member, although students should expect to work directly with Professor Atuahene.

Requirements: Applicants must be current Wayne Law students with stellar research and writing skills, who are able to work independently and meet deadlines. Please indicate in your cover letter the number of hours per week and the time period during which you would be available to work.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Nicholas Aquino, nick@streetdemocracy.org no later than Monday, Feb. 4

More about Professor Atuahene's work (Op-ed for The New York Times)

Complete job description

CLINICS

Now hiring — Law Student Clinical Program Assistant

The Wayne Law Clinical Program is hiring a part-time Law Student Clinical Program Assistant for winter 2019. This position is a great opportunity to enhance your leadership and communication skills and to interact with the Law School Clinical Program.

Requirements:

  • Must have work study award
  • Must be available at least 10 hours per week (any combination M-F)
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must enjoy working with people from different backgrounds

How to apply: Email your resume to Jane Warkentin at lawclinics@wayne.edu.

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JOB FAIRS

Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair

The Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) is pleased to invite minority law students to participate in the 36th Annual Minority Law Student Job Fair. In an effort to keep the student-to-employer ratio as low as possible, CCBA is only inviting J.D. students in the classes of 2020 and 2021. Participating students must be from fully accredited law schools that are ranked among the top 30 as determined by U.S. News and World Report, from law schools at historically black colleges and universities, from law schools located in the Midwest as defined by the National Association for Law Placement, or the student must be a fellow or associate of the Council on Legal Educational Opportunity.

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago

Deadline: Students must upload resume by Thursday, March 21, 11:59 p.m. CST

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Wolverine Bar Foundation Damon J. Keith Scholarship – Feb. 22 deadline

Wolverine Bar Foundation's Damon J. Keith Scholarship was established in 1995 to commemorate Judge Keith taking senior status on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Damon J. Keith Scholarship is based on merit and is awarded to law students that emulate the type of commitment to social equality and combating racism that has been demonstrated by Judge Keith throughout his career. The Wolverine Bar Foundation Scholarship is awarded to law students that have exhibited leadership and dedication to the community.

Eligibility:

  • Law students of all ages, ethnic, gender and racial backgrounds are encouraged to submit applications.
  • First-year students in their first semester of law school are not eligible to apply for the scholarships.
  • Each scholarship is a onetime award; therefore former recipients are ineligible. However, previous applicants who meet the requirements are welcome to re-apply.

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 22

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National Italian American Bar Association and Sons of Italy Foundation Scholarship – Feb. 28 deadline

Each year, the National Italian American Bar Association is proud to offer – from the Anthony & Anne Rosinia Scholarship Fund in conjunction with the Order Sons of Italy in America – a $5,000 scholarship to a law student of Italian descent.

Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 28

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The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award – rolling deadline

The Blanch Law Firm is looking for an excellent writer to contribute an outstanding article to their online publication. You will be assigned a topic in the criminal law field that applies to a Federal or State legal issue. Each applicant will be given an outline to guide them on their research and writing. The contest is open to all students. Ambitious applicants are permitted to submit multiple articles. No co-authored essays are accepted. Scholarship prizes include a $5,000 cash award, publication credit and the opportunity to work in the Blanch Law Firm in New York City for a day.

Deadline: Rolling - Submissions due within 14 days of receipt of assignment

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Macomb County Bar Foundation Scholarships

Macomb County Bar Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship deadline: Sunday, March 17

Scholarship application

PHILIP F. GRECO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Macomb County Bar Foundation Philip F. Greco Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year law student who demonstrates a commitment to serve or contribute to the Macomb County legal community, a need for financial assistance and good academic standing (2.5 GPA or better). Special consideration is given to non-traditional law students. Award: $3,000

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KIMBERLY M. CAHILL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Kimberly M. Cahill Leadership Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a second- or third-year law student who is currently enrolled in law classes at any accredited Michigan law school. The recipient should demonstrate outstanding qualities of leadership and the ability to inspire and effectively lead others to a defined objective. The recipient must also demonstrate a need for financial assistance and an academic standing (3.0 GPA or above). Award: $3,000

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TRUSTEES LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

The Macomb County Bar Foundation Trustees Law School Scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year law student who demonstrates a commitment to serve or contribute to the Macomb County legal community, a need for financial assistance, and high scholastic achievement. Amount: $3,000

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STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

OCBA Inns of Court Student Openings

The Oakland County Bar Association has two student openings available for their Inns of Court program. Inns of Court is designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. Through monthly meetings, members build and strengthen professional relationships, discuss fundamental concerns about professionalism, share experiences and advice and provide mentoring opportunities. While there is no charge for law students to participate in the program, if you are selected, you must purchase a membership to the OCBA for $25.

If you are interested or would like more information, contact Tishia Browning at tishia.browning@wayne.edu.

WRITING COMPETITIONS

Consumer Protection Committee Law Student Essay Contest – Feb. 1 deadline

Calling all second- and third-year law students with an interest in antitrust and consumer protection law!  The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Consumer Protection Committee is hosting a student essay writing contest for 2018-19. Participants are required to submit an essay exploring the tension between the right of free speech and truth in advertising restriction.

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 1

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Application form

2019 Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest – Feb. 15 deadline

The Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest, sponsored by ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and Long & Levit, encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention. The 2019 Contest Essay Hypothetical involves the ethical concerns arising where a U.S.-based IP law firm is asked by an existing client to help secure foreign patents and negotiate licensing contracts while also serving as an official licensor of the product. The contest is open to Young Lawyers Division or Law Student Division members of the ABA, in good standing.

Award: $5,000; All-expense-paid trip to the Spring 2019 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Miami Beach, April 3-5, 2019

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 15, 11:59 p.m. CST

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RESERVATIONS

The Law School's Building and Reservations office is going through a transitional period. This is a reminder that all reservations and facilities related requests must be sent to lawreservations@wayne.edu

FINANCIAL AID

For questions relating to Financial Aid (loans, not scholarships): 

  1. Call 313-577-2100 (general) AND 313-577-5142 (Financial Aid Office in Law School);
  2. Leave voicemails on both numbers if no one answers; AND 
  3. Email finaidlaw@wayne.edu.
  4. Stop by the Financial Aid Office located in the Law School Admissions Suite on the first floor when a representative from the University Office of Student Financial Aid is present (times vary from week to week). 

If you do not receive a response to phone calls/email within 7 business days, email Dean Cancelosi (scancelosi@wayne.edu).

For questions relating to Law School scholarships (not loans):

  1. Call 313-577-3996 and leave a voicemail if no one answers. 
  2. Email waynelawscholarship@wayne.edu.

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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