Announcements


Wayne Law Jessup team tryouts

On Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10, virtual tryouts will be held for the 2020-21 Wayne Law Jessup International Law Moot Court Team. All first-year students are invited to participate.

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). Learn more about the Jessup here.

Wayne Law teams have a long history of success, winning the Midwest championship several years in a row. In 2018 Wayne Law was ranked as the best overall Applicant team in the world.

Interested? To apply, first send a copy of your resume, unofficial transcript and LRW memo to jessupwsu@gmail.com. Second, sign up on the Jessup TWEN page to participate in a 10-minute version of your LRW oral argument. Once you have submitted your materials and signed up for a tryout, you will be emailed a Zoom link where the oral argument will be held.

Questions? Contact Jessup Chancellor Paul Matouka at paul.matouka@wayne.edu.


Apply for Judicial and Public Service Externships

Judicial and Public Service Externships

For Judicial and Public Service 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. Approved placements are listed on Canvas and can be accessed here.

Applications close: When the class is full or the first day of registration, whichever comes first.

Judicial and Public Service Externships application

 

Please review the externship FAQ before reaching out with questions.

Questions: lawexternships@wayne.edu


Scholarships

Harry Klein and Shirley Klein Legal Scholarship Fund – April 4 deadline

The Harry Klein and Shirley Klein Legal Scholarship Fund was established to honor Harry Klein and his wife, Shirley. Harry Klein, a Wayne Law alum, spent his entire legal career in public service, particularly in support of nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations. The goal of the fund is to financially assist those who demonstrate a desire and ability to follow in the philosophy and humanity rendered by Harry Klein to social services agencies, nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations, the disadvantaged and the underprivileged.

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Saturday, April 4

Email lawcommunications@wayne.edu for more information.

 

Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship Contest – Aug. 1 deadline

Miller Leonard PC is holding a Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship Contest and asking students to write an essay in which they answer the question: “What is the single most important reform that ought to be made to the United States criminal justice system?”

The writer of the most compelling essay, as judged by criminal defense attorney Miller Leonard, will receive $1,000 to be put toward their legal education. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2020 semester.

Deadline: Saturday, Aug. 1

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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

More information

Students should submit their resume, transcript and essay to waynelawscholarship@wayne.edu.


Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair

*The deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 31.
 
The Cook County Bar Association is pleased to invite minority law students to participate in the 37th Annual Minority Law Student Job Fair. To keep the student-to-employer ratio as low as possible, we are only inviting J.D. students in the classes of 2021 and 2022 (rising 3L and 2L students). Participating students must be from fully accredited law schools that are ranked among the top 30 as determined by U.S. News and World Report, from law schools at historically black colleges and universities, from law schools located in the Midwest as defined by the National Association for Law Placement, or the student must be a fellow or associate of the Council on Legal Educational Opportunity.
 
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago
 
Deadline: Students must complete their profile and upload their resume by Sunday, May 31 11:59 p.m. CST
 
Note: At this time there are no plans to cancel the job fair and students are encouraged to continue to register. In the meantime, Cook County Bar Association will continue to work with Embassy Suites and follow the recommendations of the city and state.
 

Changes to the MPRE - testing and accommodations

Beginning with the March 2020 administration, the exam will be given on computers and administered at Pearson VUE testing centers across the country.

If you need to apply for accommodations for the exam, the process has changed. You must request accommodations before you register for the test, preferably by the opening of the registration period for the exam. (Registration periods and test dates can be found here.)  

If the accommodations that you would seek are based on a visual impairment that requires a need for large print materials or adjustments to a computer monitor (including brightness and text/ background color combinations), you do not need to apply for an accommodation as the testing center computers are all capable of providing these adjustments.   

Finally, accommodations based on permanent or unchanging conditions will be granted for a period of eligibility of up to 24 months as opposed to the previous policy of limiting accommodations to one specific administration of the exam.

If you have any questions about applying for the MPRE or accommodations for the MPRE, please do not hesitate to reach out to Meghan Short at meghanshort@wayne.edu.


Wayne Law Clinics are hiring

The Wayne Law Clinical Program is hiring part-time work-study students to support the program with small projects, file maintenance and communication during the winter semester. Scheduling is flexible and all levels of availability will be considered.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to lawclincs@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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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.

Chromebooks available for check-out

Don’t drag your computer all over campus - checkout a Chromebook! The Law Library has Google Chromebooks and chargers available to all current WSU students for check-out in 5-hour blocks.

  • 20 Chromebooks that automatically authenticate to the WSU-Secure wireless network
  • 20 Omnicharge Multi-Port Power Banks
  • 10 Charging cables

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