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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Deadline: Saturday, April 4
Email email@example.com 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
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
Students should submit their resume, transcript and essay to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair
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 email@example.com.
Wayne Law Clinics are hiring
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.
For questions relating to Financial Aid (loans, not scholarships):
- Call 313-577-2100 (general) AND 313-577-5142 (Financial Aid Office in Law School);
- Leave voicemails on both numbers if no one answers; AND
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 (email@example.com).
For questions relating to Law School scholarships (not loans):
- Call 313-577-3996 and leave a voicemail if no one answers.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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