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

Now hiring – Law Student Clinical Program Assistant

The Wayne Law Clinical Program is hiring a part-time Law Student Clinical Program Assistant for summer 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 have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must enjoy working with people from different backgrounds
  • Any number of available hours will be considered (any combination M-F)

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

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STUDENT ORGS

Update student organization contact information – June 21 deadline

Student organization leaders are asked to fill out the form below on behalf of their organization for the 2019-20 academic year by Friday, June 21. Submitted information will serve as the official Law School record for your organization. Only one person from each organization should complete the form, so please confer with the organization leader before submitting any information. 

Student organization contact information form

 

CORPORATE COUNSEL EXTERNSHIP

Apply for Corporate Counsel Externship

Wayne Law's clinical education program is now accepting applications for the Corporate Counsel Externship. Full information on all externships will be announced soon.

Corporate Counsel applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28. Individual placements will conduct interviews July 3 through July 19.

Corporate Counsel Externship application

Questions: lawexternships@wayne.edu

 

JOB FAIR

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair – June 28 deadline

The Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair will take place Aug. 9 and 10 in Kansas City. The primary purpose of the HDLJF is to increase the participation of under-represented groups in the practice of law in Kansas City. All 2L (graduating in 2021) and 3L (graduating in 2020) law students and 2019 law grads who consider themselves diverse are invited to participate regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Registration deadline: Friday, June 28

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U.S. Department of Justice Career Information Fair – RSVPs open June 19

The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management will host the U.S. Department of Justice Career Information Fair on Thursday, July 11, at 3 p.m. The annual Career Information Fair is an opportunity for law students interested in the Honors Program, Summer Law Intern Program and volunteer legal internships to learn more about the many offices and components at DOJ.  There is no interviewing at the fair, but attendees meet attorneys from throughout the Department and can ask questions.

RSVP will be accepted starting at Noon on Wednesday, June 19, and will close Friday, June 21, or when filled, whichever occurs first.

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JUDICIAL AND PUBLIC SERVICE EXTERNSHIP

Apply for Judicial and Public Service Externship

Wayne Law's externship program is now accepting applications for the following externships for fall 2019.

Judicial

Public Service

To apply for Judicial and Public Service: Students contact and apply with an approved placement (contact information accessible from individual externship pages – links above). Once an offer is received and accepted the student submits the online Wayne Law application.

The deadline to submit the Wayne Law online externship application is the first day of registration for fall 2019.

Please also note classes are limited in size. We encourage you to apply as soon as you have an offer from an approved placement.

Questions: lawexternships@wayne.edu

 

LAW LIBRARY

Now hiring - Library student assistants

The Law Library is seeking student assistants to work the circulation desk. Interested students should email Mary Bonk (mbonk@wayne.edu). The Law Library is open seven days a week and offers a flexible schedule.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

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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Veterans and Military Family Scholarship – June 15 deadline

George Sink P.A. Injury Lawyers is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a hardworking U.S. college student who is an active duty service member, a veteran, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired service member.

Eligibility:

  • Currently serving in the military, honorably discharged, or have an active duty or retired military spouse or parent (all branches of the U.S. military qualify)
  • Accepted into or currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. junior college, college or university
  • Currently have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit an online application, along with a school transcript and essay

Deadline: Saturday, June 15

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SBM Insurance and Indemnity Law Section Scholarship – Aug. 5 deadline

Any student currently enrolled in one of Michigan's five law schools is eligible to apply for the $5,000 scholarship by submitting an article on the topic of "Michigan's Automobile No-Fault Insurance System." The writing topic is broadly stated to permit creative, thoughtful analysis of the issues relating to the current no-fault insurance system in Michigan.

Deadline: Monday, Aug. 5

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State Bar of Michigan Children's Law Section Scholarship – Sept. 1 deadline

The State Bar of Michigan Children's Law Section is accepting applications for the Jack H. McKaig II Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is for law school students who demonstrate an interest in practicing in the areas of child protective proceedings and/or juvenile justice.

Eligibility:

  • Is a second- or third-year law school student enrolled in good standing at any Michigan accredited law school
  • Has a cumulative law school grade point average of at least 2.8
  • Demonstrates an interest in Child Welfare Law

Deadline: Sunday, Sept. 1

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Application

 

SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Apply to the Global and Urban Health Equity Program – July 28 deadline

Interested in a career in global health? Students and faculty are encouraged to apply to the GLUE (GLobal & Urban health Equity) Program! The GLUE Program is the teaching and educational component of the Wayne State University Global Health Alliance. The program has a three-part structure consisting of monthly didactic seminars, quarterly local advocacy participation, and a summative capstone project—all designed to equip today's healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to join the global mission of reducing health inequity at home and abroad.

Program structure

  • Part-time, two-year program designed to fit busy schedules
  • Opportunities to participate in research and service-learning programs locally and abroad
  • Lectures and mentorship provided by a multi-disciplinary team of local experts, including medicine, public health, law, engineering, environmental health and more

Requirements

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or higher
  • GLUE scholars span the spectrum and include medical students, graduate students, researchers, faculty, and working healthcare professionals from various disciplines, including medicine, nursing, public health, and more
  • Enrollment is free and open to any affiliate of the Wayne State University community

Deadline: Sunday, July 28

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SUMMER AND GRADUATING STUDENT ACCESS

WESTLAW

Continuing Students

Continuing students automatically get FULL access year-round (180 hours per month). Westlaw cannot be used in for-profit or commercial legal work. Permissible uses include:

  • Summer semester classes
  • Faculty research assistance
  • Wayne Law Clinic/Internship/Externship
  • Law Review/Journals /Moot Court research
  • Non-profit or government work

Graduating Students

Graduating students may extend access through the Grad Elite Program. Registered students will get 60 hours per month full access for 6 months post-graduation through November 30, 2019. Please look for additional information about the Grad Elite program when you log in to Westlaw.

Account Manager: Mollie Benson, mollie.benson@thomsonreuters.com

 

LEXIS NEXIS

Continuing Students

Continuing students will have unlimited Lexis Advance access over the summer, with no restrictions on the type of work where students can use law school Lexis IDs.

Graduating Students

Graduating students will have access through December 31, 2019. For those doing public interest work, register for Lexis ASPIRE Program, which allows 12 months of free, job-related access to limited Lexis Advance resources for verified 501(c)(3) organizations.

Account Manager: Shivangee Pandaya, shivangee.pandaya@lexisnexis.com

 

BLOOMBERG LAW

All registered students have unlimited Bloomberg access during the summer. Graduating students have unlimited Bloomberg access for 6 months following graduation.

Account Manager: Terry Stedman, tstedman@bloomberglaw.com

 

Questions?

Law Library Reference Desk: 313-577-6180

Student Services Librarian Michelle LawLonde: mlalonde@wayne.edu

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Now hiring - Research assistant 

Assistant Professor Sanjukta Paul is seeking a research assistant for the summer. The work will involve research and/or analysis relating to antitrust and labor law and policy issues. A minimum commitment of 10 hours/week is preferred (with additional hours available). The work will pay at least standard law school rates. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills.

If interested, send a resume to sanjukta.paul@wayne.edu.

 

WRITING COMPETITIONS

2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize – July 1 deadline

Judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars and other authors are invited to participate in the American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize writing competition. Authors should address one or more aspects of professionalism, ethics, civility and excellence within the legal profession. The selected issue(s) should be of contemporary significance with clear relevance to the legal community at large. 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.

Deadline: Monday, July 1

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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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