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.

FREE REGISTRATION FOR PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CAREER CONFERENCE

The 30th Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC), the largest Midwest job fair for public interest law students, will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, IL. The conference provides an opportunity for first- second- and third- year J.D. students enrolled in Midwestern law schools to interview and connect with nearly 50 employers through on-site interviews, table talk (informal networking sessions) and resume collects. Conference registration is free to Wayne Law students. However, students will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

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To attend the conference, email the information below to Wayne Law's Career Services Office (Cynthia Hildreth) at ab2637@wayne.edu.

Required information:

  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Class year (1L, 2L or 3L)
  • Whether or not you registered for or attended last year's conference

Deadline: 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29

WEST STUDY AIDS

TIPS FOR ACCESSING WEST STUDY AIDS ONLINE

  • If you have not set up an account with West Academic, you can do so here. Note: To setup your West Academic/Study Aids account you must use a library desktop computer (not your laptop).
  • If you are experiencing problems logging into your existing West Academic /Study Aids account go to https://subscription.westacademic.com/.
  • If you cannot log in, you may need to set up a new account.  To do this, you must use a library desktop computer (not your laptop).

Questions/problems should be directed to the library reference desk or call (313) 577-6180.

EXTERNSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED

Wayne Law's clinical education program has extended the externship application deadline to Friday, Nov. 17, for the following externships:

Externship applications, for full consideration, are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17. Note: Being offered an interview doesn't guarantee that an offer will ultimately be extended. 

Application

Questions: lawexternships@wayne.edu

WINTER WISHES

Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic kicks off sixth annual Winter Wishes program 

Winter Wishes, an adopt-a-family style program to bring Wayne Law clinic clients and their families some holiday cheer and essentials, is now accepting donations. Stop by the second-floor clinic space between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to sign up to provide a gift item or to make a monetary contribution. The Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic will identify recipients – individuals and families of those fighting cancer unsure of how they'll keep warm this winter.

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1

Additional details: Leanne Laramie, leanne.laramie@wayne.edu

SCHOLARSHIPS

Staver Law Group National Scholarship – Dec. 1 deadline

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility:

  • United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Good character and strong motivation despite challenges

Required materials:

  • Application
  • Official transcript
  • 300 to 500-word essay exploring how personal injury lawyers play a role leading safety initiatives by helping those injured and how you as an individual can promote personal and community safety in your everyday life.

Submission: Email, online

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1

More information

Application

HSK Personal Injury Law Firm Car Accident Survivor Scholarship – Dec. 1 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled or have been accepted into an accredited college or university by the spring semester
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA

Required materials:

  • Application
  • Transcript
  • 500 to 1,000-word essay on one of the following topics:
    • In what ways have you adapted to your permanent disability/injuries after your wreck?
    • How have you brought awareness to the devastating effects of preventable car accidents (distracted driving, drunk driving, etc.)?
    • What actions should the government and/or private citizens take to prevent others from being injured in the way you have?

Submission: Online

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1

More information and application

Robert Hamparyan Injury Scholarship – Dec. 1 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at either a community college or university

Required materials: Minimum 500-word essay on the topic: What can we do to prevent individuals from driving while intoxicated?

Submission: Email, online

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1

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The Abels & Annes P.C. Scholarship Essay Contest – Dec. 15 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any law student who will be attending an accredited college, university or law school in 2018 in the United States

Required materials:

  • Application
  • 1,000-word maximum essay

Submission: Email

Deadline: 9 a.m. (Central Standard Time), Friday, Dec. 15

More information and application

Coover Law Firm Working for Education Scholarship – Dec. 15 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Attend an accredited college or university full time
  • Work at least 20 hours per week
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA

Required materials:

  • Application
  • Transcript
  • 500 – 1,000-word essay on one of the following topics:
    • How does working while attending college affect your studying and social priorities?
    • Besides an income, what benefits do you believe working while in college provide?
    • How can colleges and universities create a supportive campus culture for working students?

Submission: Online

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 15

Application

The Price Hargett Petho & Anderson Scholarship Essay Contest – Dec. 15 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any law student who will be attending an accredited college, university or law school in 2018 in the United States

Required materials:

  • Application
  • 1,000-word maximum essay on access to legal services in the United States

Submission: Email

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 15

More information and application

WRITING COMPETITIONS

Center for Alcohol Policy 10th Annual National Essay Contest – Dec. 1 deadline

Prizes:

  • First place, $5,000
  • Second place, $2,500
  • Third place, $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be over the age of 18 as of December 2017

Required materials:

  • Application
  • 25-page maximum essay on the following topic:
    • The Supreme Court has recognized "temperance" as a permissible goal of state alcohol regulation. Define temperance as it would apply in today's alcohol marketplace. Is it still relevant today? Should temperance still be recognized as a permissible goal of alcohol regulation?

Submission: Email, U.S. mail

Deadline: 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), Friday, Dec. 1

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ABA MEMBERSHIP

LL.M. students can join American Bar Association for free

New this year, LL.M. students (in addition to J.D. students) can join the American Bar Association without paying dues. Students also have the option to enroll as a premium member for $25. One benefit of the premium membership is a $250 discount on the BARBRI review course.

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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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