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.

 

CAREER SERVICES

Stop by the Career Services Office for a study break Monday, April 22 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The office will have fruit, pastries, mini-quiches, pizza, beverages and more! 

 

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 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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FELLOWSHIPS

Summer 2019 Externships

Wayne Law's externship program is now accepting applications for summer 2019 for the following opportunities:

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: 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. 

Deadline: First day of registration

Questions: lawexternships@wayne.edu

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JESSUP

Wayne Law Jessup team tryouts

On Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, tryouts will be held for the 2019-20 Wayne Law Jessup International Law Moot Court Team. The Jessup Competition is the world's largest and most prestigious moot court competition, with participants from over 645 law schools in 100 countries. It simulates a case before the International Court of Justice (World Court).

Wayne Law teams have had great success in the Jessup, winning the Midwest championship five out of the last seven years. In 2018 Wayne Law was ranked as the best overall Applicant team in the world.

The Wayne Law team is looking for three 2L/3L students to fill the positions of researcher and oralist. The tryouts will consist of a 10-minute version of your 1L LRW oral argument.

Interested? Sign up for tryouts on TWEN by adding the "Jessup International Moot Court 2019-2020" course and selecting tryouts

Learn more about the Jessup here

Questions? Contact Layla Zarkesh at lzarkesh@wayne.edu

 

LAW LIBRARY

Extended hours

Thursday, April 18 – Tuesday, May 7

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to Midnight

Saturday: 9 a.m. to Midnight

Sunday: 11 a.m. to Midnight

The library will provided coffee and snacks to law students starting at 5 p.m. daily.

 

Intersession hours

Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, May 10:  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 11:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 12:  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, May 13 – Thursday, May 16: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, May 17: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 18: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regular hours resume Sunday, May 19.

 

MOOT COURT TRYOUTS

Moot Court Tryouts Reminders

The deadline to submit an application and sign up for an oral argument slot is Friday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m. Those who have already signed up for an oral argument, please remember to submit your application and information to mootcourt@wayne.edu by the deadline. For more information and application details, add the "Moot Court 2018-2019" page on TWEN.

Tryout dates: Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23

Attire: Business professional

Questions? Email Emma Trivax, emma.trivax@wayne.edu.

 

WEBINAR

Attorney General's Honors Program and Summer Intern Program Webinar

You're invited to a webinar introducing the 2019 Attorney General's Honors Program and Summer Intern Program at the U.S. Department of Justice.

During the brief webinars, participants will:

  • Obtain an overview of the 2019 programs
  • Receive answers to questions about the application, including what to prepare this summer
  • Gain an understanding of the hiring timeline

Dates: Wednesday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 30

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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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Garan Lucow Miller PC Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship – May 3 deadline

Write and submit to GLM's Diversity and Inclusion Committee on the subject of: How do you plan to encourage and advance the principles of diversity and inclusion in the legal community, and what do you see as your role/responsibly to do so, as you enter the legal field and the actual practice of law?

This scholarship is open to all law students who are graduating in 2019 with a J.D. and plan to sit for the Michigan bar exam in July.

Deadline: Friday, May 3

Award: $500 to use for Michigan bar exam

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John S. Beagle Scholarship – May 1 deadline

The Genesee County Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the John S. Beagle Scholarship. Applicants must be from Genesee County (Michigan) and successfully completed one year of law school. Enrollees of any law school in the United States will be considered, but preference will be given to those attending Michigan law schools. An interview for applicant finalists will be scheduled. The award amount will be at least $5,000.

Required materials:

  • An official copy of your transcript
  • Personal statement

Deadline: Wednesday, May 1

Application

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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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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Now hiring - Research assistant 

Professor Gregory Fox is seeking a research assistant for the summer. The work will involve research and editing related to international law issues. The work will be roughly 15-20 hours per week and will pay standard law school rates. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills.

Interested students should email a resume to Professor Fox (gfox@wayne.edu). In your email please describe any previous experience with international issues, for example in undergraduate courses.

 

WRITING COMPETITIONS

ND Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition – April 26 deadline

Notre Dame Law School sponsors an annual writing competition on the topic of legal ethics. All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics and be original, unpublished work. A prize of $2,500 will be awarded for one winning entry.

Deadline: Friday, April 26

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2019 Judge John R. Brown Award – June 3 deadline

The Judge John R. Brown Award honors 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.

In order to be considered, two copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper.

Deadline: Monday, June 3

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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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