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.

TWITTER CHAT ON SUICIDE PREVENTION

American Bar Association to host Twitter chat on suicide prevention – June 27

The American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs will host a live Twitter chat titled, "Suicide Prevention and Postvention in the Legal Profession," on Tuesday, June 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. (eastern time). Specific topics include the disproportionately high rate of suicides in the legal profession, symptoms or behaviors that might indicate a person may be considering attempting suicide and how to get help or refer someone to help or treatment when a crisis occurs. Guests are Kate Bender of the Dave Nee Foundation and Yvette Hourigan of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program. Track posts with #LawyerSuicideAwareness to follow the conversation. Use #LawyerSuicideAwareness in your posts to join the conversation. For information about how to participate in a Twitter chat, click here.

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JOB FAIR

National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair – registration deadline July 1 (register by June 24 for discounted rate)

The National Black Prosecutors Association will host its 34th Annual Job Fair on Tuesday, July 18 at The Westin in Cleveland. A letter containing more details about the job fair can be viewed here. The goal of this job fair is to promote diversity in prosecutors' offices by providing a forum where law students, recent law graduates, and experienced attorneys from across the nation can meet and interview with prospective prosecutorial employers at the local, state, and federal levels. See the list of past participating employers here. Registration cost for law students and 2017 graduates is $50 until June 24. This fee goes up to $100 for students and 2017 graduates who register between June 25 and July 1. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the National Black Prosecutors Association at (212) 335-4300 or NBPAJobFair2017@dany.nyc.gov.

Applicant Registration Form

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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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EARN EXTERNSHIP CREDIT FOR SUMMER WORK

Wayne Law externships serve to satisfy your graduation requirements and are available to students who have completed the first year of law school.  Areas available include:

  • Criminal Justice Externship
  • Judicial Externship
  • Public Interest Externship

Professional Responsibility (also offered in the summer) is a pre/co-requisite. Students may earn up to four hours of credit for participating in an externship. Externships are an excellent way to get guided, practical experience in settings as diverse as the office of general counsel for a corporation, judicial chambers, a prosecutor's or defender's office, etc. 

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SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

Interim Dean Gable seeks summer research assistant

Interim Dean Gable is seeking a research assistant for the summer. Projects will relate to health reform, public health law, emergency preparedness law and other related topics. The ideal candidate will have an interest in these areas of law, but all applicants are welcome. If interested, please send a resume and a grade transcript to lancegable@wayne.edu.

Wayne Law clinics offer summer employment opportunities

The Wayne Law Clinical Program is offering multiple work-study opportunities for the summer.

The following clinics will be hiring full-time and/or part-time work-study students to assist with clinic cases and clinic administrative needs:

  • Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic
  • Civil Rights Clinic
  • Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic
  • Transnational Environmental Law Clinic

The clinical program will also be hiring a full-time or two part time work-study student(s) to support the clinic with small projects, file maintenance and communication during the summer months.    

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible to Jane Warkentin at jwarkentin@wayne.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate whether you are interested in the clinical program position or a specific clinic. If applying for specific clinics, your cover letter should reflect why you are interested in that clinic. Please indicate if you are interested in part-time or full-time work or both.

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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SCHOLARSHIPS

Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Diversity Scholarship – July 14 deadline

Amount: $25,000

Eligibility:

  • Outstanding undergraduate and law school academic achievement
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession
  • Second-year law student enrolled in an ABA accredited law school
  • U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the United States

Required materials:

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Law school transcript
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Personal statement addressing your qualifications for the scholarship, including, potentially, a description of your leadership qualities, exceptional contributions to the community and commitment to the practice of law.

Submission: Online

Deadline: Students who are unable to visit Ropes & Gray through an on-campus recruiting program are strongly encouraged to submit their applications before Friday, July 14. The application process for summer 2018 is open through August 31.

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William W. Hurst Law Scholarship – July 31 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Students who have an interest in pursuing a career in law are eligible for this award. Preference will be given to residents of Indiana and those entering their first year of law school, however others are encouraged to apply.

Required materials: Application

Submission: Online

Deadline: Monday, July 31

Application

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

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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

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SUMMER LAW PROGRAM

Seattle University Offers Summer in Alaska

Each summer during June and July, Seattle University School of Law offers a distinctive legal program in Anchorage, Alaska. Rising first- and second-year law students from across the country gain legal experience, earn four credits and spend an unforgettable summer at the Alaska Satellite Campus. This program offers more than 40 internship and externship opportunities and a substantive law course related to Alaska's unique legal issues. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interested students can contact Holly Johanknecht at johanknh@seattleu.edu.

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Coastal Law Field Lab – June 18 to July 15

The University of South Carolina School of Law will offer the Coastal Law Field Lab, a four-week, 6-credit course based in Charleston, S.C. The program features field-based learning and consists of three modules: Coastal Law, Climate Change & The Coast and Coastal Energy Law. During the field labs, students will visit sites that have been at the heart of important litigation or that illustrate national high-profile issues relating to coastal, environmental and energy law. The course will be particularly useful for students interested in environmental law. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more, visit www.law.sc.edu/learnoutside.

WRITING COMPETITIONS

American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law 2017 Writing Competition – June 5 deadline

The winner receives:

  • $2,000
  • Travel expenses and registration to attend the next fall meeting of the ABA Forum on Construction Law
  • One-year membership in the forum
  • Recognition in the forum's newsletter and on the forum's website

Topic: Any topic related to construction law.

Eligibility: All law students in good standing who attended an ABA-accredited law school during 2016.

Requirements: The format of the articles should resemble the articles published in either of the forum's two publications, The Construction Lawyer (law journal format) and Under Construction (newsletter format with articles of 1000-2000 words).

Submission: Email

Deadline: Monday, June 5

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Honigman Securities Law Writing Competition – June 19 deadline

Amount: $1,500

Topic: Any aspect of state or federal securities law, securities practice, securities arbitration or securities litigation that the contestant chooses. The article can be based in theory or practice.

Eligibility:

  • Full- or part-time J.D. law students enrolled at a Michigan law school
  • One entry per participant
  • Papers that have been written for a class or publication are allowed. Articles that have been submitted to or published by a student publication within the last year are acceptable.

Required materials:

  • Entry form
  • Article (there is no page limit for this competition)

Submission: Email

Deadline: Monday, June 19

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The Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship – July 5 deadline

Sponsors: The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel

Awards:

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

Topic: Technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system (including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters).

Eligibility: J.D. or LL.M. students enrolled full or part-time in a U.S. law school during the 2015/16 academic year.

Requirements:

  • 25 – 50-page paper
  • Each submitted paper must be sponsored by a law school professor.

Submission: U.S. mail, in-person

Deadline: 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Wednesday, July 5

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