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.

LIBRARY HOURS

The library will be offering extended hours through Tuesday, Dec. 18. 
  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to midnight
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to midnight

The library is providing coffee and snacks during this period. Coffee becomes available around 5 p.m. daily.

Parking Structure No. 1 is open 24/7 so students who are studying late can comfortably exit the structure without rushing.

Intersession hours: 

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 20: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 21: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 2: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 3: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 4: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 5: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The library is closed Saturday, Dec. 22 - Tuesday, Jan. 1. Normal hours resume on Sunday, Jan. 6. 

EINSTEIN HOURS

The Einstein Bakery shop in the Law School lobby will be temporarily adjusting it's hours effective immediately. Einstein will be closed for the remainder of 2018 beginning on Thursday, Dec. 20. Normal hours will resume in January. 

Einstein hours of operation through Dec. 19: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SCHOLARSHIPS

2019 WLAM Scholarships – Dec. 15 deadline

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the 2019 awards to outstanding women law students, funded by generous contributions from individuals, law firms and corporations. This year, $35,000 will be awarded statewide to 10 outstanding women law students attending Michigan's five accredited law schools.

Each applicant for any award must submit:

  • An official law school transcript
  • A detailed letter of interest explaining how she meets award criteria, and any relevant connections and commitments to the state of Michigan
  • A resume
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than three)

Deadline: Saturday, Dec. 15

Scholarship details and application

Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship – Dec. 31 deadline

Simplr is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a passionate and deserving student who submits a winning essay in the first Annual Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship Contest. To be eligible for the scholarship contest you must be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident who is currently enrolled full time at an accredited community college, college/university or accredited law school.

Write a 700-1,000 word essay encompassing the following topics:

  • What you believe is the most interesting and/or useful role AI will play in our digital future
  • Describe some of the human element that will be involved in this AI technology (who you think will create this technology, how it will gain widespread adoption, how will it affect society, etc.) You can address any topic that you'd like here
  • Why you chose your field of study and what makes you a candidate for success in the tech industry
  • Why you're applying for this scholarship
  • Hobbies or extracurricular activities and what they mean to you

Deadline: Monday, Dec. 31

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Scholarships to attend U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program – Jan. 25 deadline

The Healthcare Compliance Certification Program is a multi-day educational program that addresses the myriad of legal and compliance issues faces by the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech industries. This scholarship recognizes promising health law students, with an aptitude for and commitment to a career in health law.

Eligibility

  • Second- and third-year students currently enrolled in an accredited North American law school. 3L students who anticipate graduating in May 2019 are not eligible
  • The nominee must be available to attend the June 10-13, 2019, Healthcare Compliance Certification Program in New Jersey.

Deadline: Friday, Jan. 25

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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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CLERKSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

2019 McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship – Jan. 15 deadline

McAndrews, Held & Malloy is accepting applications for its 2019 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program. The firm will award a paid summer associate (clerkship) position for a period of 10 to 12 weeks following the recipient's completion of his/her first year of law school. The position is part of McAndrews' Summer Clerkship program, which annually attracts some of the most promising IP-focused law students in the nation.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be a first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school who, in the firm's view, is committed to meaningfully contributing to diversity and inclusion in the field of intellectual property law
  • Have a degree in science or engineering
  • Intend to practice patent law in Chicago

Application process:

  • Resume, including description of science or engineering educational credentials
  • Undergraduate transcript (with GPA)
  • 500-word personal statement explaining why you wish to pursue a career in patent law, why you  are interested in the McAndrews firm as a place to work, and how you intend to meaningfully contribute to diversity and inclusion in the field of intellectual property law
  • Writing sample

Deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 15

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Minority Clerkship Program – Jan. 18 deadline

Applications are now being accepted for the Grand Rapids Bar Association and Floyd Skinner Bar Association's Minority Clerkship Program. The program's goal is to provide qualified minority law students with the introduction, development and legal experience necessary to succeed in the Grand Rapids legal community. Applicants must have taken legal writing prior to participation in the program since much of the student's work product will involve written assignments.

Criteria:

  • Be a first-year minority law student in good standing in their law school J.D. program
  • Be a minority group member as defined in the eligibility section of this application
  • Have a desire to practice in Western Michigan after completing law school
  • Complete a legal writing course before the clerkship begins

Deadline: Friday, Jan. 18

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2019 TCDIP 1L Rotation Clerkship – Jan. 21 deadline

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP) is offering 27 clerkship positions with various organizations. TCDIP strengthens the legal talent pipeline with strategic partnerships between TCDIP members from law firms and corporate legal departments. Over the course of a summer, 1L Rotation Clerks gain valuable insights by working within a law firm and corporate law department setting.

Eligibility:

This program was created to promote the Twin Cities legal community to 1L students of color from and outside of Minnesota. Students from racial and ethnic groups historically under-represented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply.

General application instructions:

  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more details about the program and follow the instructions for each firm you are interested in applying with.
  • In your cover letter, reference the 'Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Summer Rotation Clerkship' and explain the following:
    • Why are you interested in the Twin Cities legal market?
    • How will you contribute to inclusion and diversity efforts in the Twin Cities legal community?
    • What do you hope to gain from a summer split between a law firm and corporate legal department?

Deadline: Monday, Jan. 21

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WRITING COMPETITIONS

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition – Jan. 31 deadline

The American Indian Law Review serves as a nationwide scholarly forum for analysis of developments in legal issues pertaining to Native Americans and indigenous peoples worldwide. The AILR writing competition is open to students enrolled in J.D. or graduate law programs at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada. Editors of the AILR are not eligible to compete. Papers will be accepted on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples. The first place winner receives $1,000 and publication by the AILR; second place winner receives $500; and third place receives $250.

Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m. EST

Submit: Submissions may be emailed to the American Indian Law Review at mwaters@ou.edu by the competition deadline.

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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.

BASEMENT MAINTENANCE

Construction in the Student Lounge (lounge containing the fridge and microwave) in the Law School basement is complete and it will reopen in the morning on Thursday, Oct. 18.

The Barris Lounge will remain closed until maintenance is complete. A notification will be sent at that time. Lockers remain accessible and are unaffected by the ongoing maintenance. 

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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