Announcements


Externships

Apply for Corporate Counsel Externship – Oct. 23 deadline

Wayne Law’s clinical education program is accepting applications for the Corporate Counsel Externship.

Corporate Counsel applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Individual placements will conduct interviews Oct. 28 through Nov. 8.

Corporate Counsel Externship application

Questions: lawexternships@wayne.edu

 

Apply for Judicial and Public Service Externship

Wayne Law’s externship program is now accepting applications for the following externships for winter 2020:

To apply for Judicial and Public Service: Students contact and apply with an approved placement, listed in the links below. Once an offer is received and accepted the student submits the online Wayne Law application.

The deadline to submit the Wayne Law online externship application is the first day of registration for winter 2020.

Please also note classes are limited in size. We encourage you to apply as soon as you have an offer from an approved placement.

Questions: lawexternships@wayne.edu


Clinics

Wayne Law clinic seeking volunteer interpreters

The Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic is looking for volunteer interpreters to assist with client matters. We are in particularly urgent need of Spanish language assistance. If you are interested, please contact Professor Sabrina Balgamwalla (sabrina.balgamwalla@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 fall 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.


Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

The annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, the largest national public interest law career fair in the country, will be October 18 and 19 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Student registration is now open to attend, bid for interviews and participate in table talk sessions with employers. Prior Wayne Law students have deemed the Conference and Career Fair a fantastic opportunity to connect with public interest employers and land a summer or postgraduate position. Contact Diane Fears (dfears@wayne.edu) in the Office of Career and Professional Development to discuss how this event can help you launch or advance your public interest career. 
 

Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy Judge? – Oct. 24

Join local federal appellate, bankruptcy, district and magistrate judges for a simulcast panel discussion and on-site roundtable discussions about pathways to the federal bench, especially for candidates with diverse backgrounds. Confirmed participating local judges include Circuit Judge Helene White, Chief District Judge Denise Page Hood, Bankruptcy Judge Maria Oxholm, Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Stafford and more. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit

Register


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

More information

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

Warner Norcross + Judd 1L Diversity Scholarship – Oct. 31 deadline

Applications are now available for the Warner Norcross + Judd 1L Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship program is intended to promote diversity in the legal profession in Michigan by assisting first-year, diverse law students in good standing attending University of Michigan Law School, Michigan State University Law School or Wayne State University Law School. The firm will award one scholarship of $2,000 to a student in each of the listed law schools.

Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 31

Application

Italian American Bar Association Scholarship – Nov. 8 deadline

The Italian American Bar Association of Michigan has a scholarship opportunity for law students of Italian descent. Scholarship recipients will receive a $1,000 award, a free year’s membership and will be honored at the association’s Black Tie Winter Gala.

Required materials:

  • Resume
  • A brief statement explaining why you feel qualified as a possible recipient of this scholarship
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

Deadline: Friday, Nov. 8

Application

Benjamin H. Logan – Floyd H. Skinner Scholarships – Oct. 14 deadline

The Floyd Skinner Bar Association is accepting applications for Benjamin H. Logan – Floyd H. Skinner Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to African American students who have been accepted, or currently enrolled and attending law school full time. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, commitment to civil rights, ties to the Greater Grand Rapids area and financial need.

Deadline: Monday, Oct. 14 by 5 p.m.

Email lawcommunications@wayne.edu for more information. 

 

Annual Beverly Clark & Lynnmarie Johnson American Indian Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan Bar Study Scholarship – Jan. 24 deadline

The following guidelines will be used in administering and making awards from the Beverly Clark & Lynnmarie Johnson American Indian Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan Bar Study Scholarship.

Applicants must:

  • Be an actively enrolled 3L law student in or a recent graduate of one of the law schools located in the State of Michigan.
  • Compose and submit a letter of interest in the scholarship, which outlines your commitment to Indian Country and/or to Native American communities.
  • Submit a current resume and a recent law school transcript.

The American Indian Law Section Council will select the recipient based on the above guidelines. The award amount is up to $1,500.

Deadline: Friday, January 24 by 5 p.m.

Email lawcommunications@wayne.edu for more information. 


Lactation Support Rooms available

Located in the Undergraduate Library and Arthur Neef Law Library, Lactation Support Rooms are specifically for nursing mothers to breastfeed or express milk. The rooms cannot be reserved for any other purpose.

Wayne State University recognizes the importance of supporting nursing mothers. Private and clean areas with outlets have been designated on campus as Lactation Support Rooms. Students and employees can use these rooms for milk expression.

The Lactation Support Room at UGL and Law Library Lactation Support Room were furnished thanks to generous donations from WSU alumnae Elisabeth Steel.


Levin Center call for student volunteers

The Levin Center at Wayne Law is looking for volunteers to participate in a partnership program with YMCA’s Michigan Youth in Government program. Michigan Youth in Government (MYIG) is a program intended to engage high school students in a realistic model legislative process, from bill writing to committee work and beyond. The Levin Center operates a model legislative oversight program as part of the MYIG spring conferences. Wayne Law students volunteering with the legislative oversight program will be asked to act as “counsel” or “legislative staff” for the high school students participating in the legislative oversight component. Levin Center Program Manager Emily VanBarr, will provide all necessary training materials to volunteers. 

Volunteers should be prepared to spend 5-10 hours preparing in the fall 2019 semester and should plan to attend at least one of the MYIG spring conferences, which are February 21-23 and March 27-29. Spring conferences are held in Lansing, Michigan. Accommodations will be provided and mileage will be reimbursed. 

Interested? Email Emily VanBarr (evanbarr@wayne.edu) for more information.


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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No smoking on campus

We continue to receive complaints that individuals, at least some of whom are believed to be Law School students and/or employees, have been smoking on campus in close proximity to the Law School buildings, including in the courtyard area and between the Classroom Building and the Library.

Wayne State University is an entirely smoke-free campus, including all outside areas as well as inside all buildings. All faculty, staff, students and guests are bound by this policy. 

Students who violate the University smoke-free campus policy may be subject to discipline under the Student Code of Conduct, as well as to warnings and ticketing by WSU Police. 

Employees who violate this policy may be subject to the appropriate disciplinary process, as well as to warnings and ticketing by WSU Police. 

For more information, please see the University's smoke-free campus policy.

 


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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