The Witan, 2002-2003 Academic Year Issue 25, March 10, 2003

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The Witan, 2002-2003 Academic Year Issue 25, March 10, 2003

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St. Mary's University School of Law

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St. Mary's University School of Law San Antonio Texas, St. Mary's University School of Law, Sarita Kenedy Law Library

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2003-03-10

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St. Mary's University School of Law Issue 25 March 10, 2003
By VRJ&LW

WITAN
PEOPLE'S LAW SCHOOL

The ninth annual People's Law School will be held here at St. Mary's on Saturday, April 5, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The People's Law School is a free public seminar that features local attorneys who are experts in their field. This year's agenda includes presentations in the following areas: consumer law, family law, employment law, wills and probate, mediation, criminal procedure, landlord-tenant, and small claims. Volunteers are needed for this event, which is co-sponsored by the San Antonio Bar Foundation and Sister Grace's Campus Ministry. It is an excellent opportunity to meet local attorneys while providing a valuable service to the community. Volunteer hours also qualify for pro bono credit from the law school. Assistance is needed for set up on Friday afternoon April 4, registration on Saturday morning April 5th, and clean up early Saturday afternoon. Volunteers are welcome for any or all of these times! Sign up with Mary Alfaro in the Career Services Office in the Library or call Bob Kraemer at 436-3011 ext. 1577. MEMORIAL SERVICE There will be a memorial service for Eric Riester on Monday, March 10, at 4:00 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Law Library. There will prayer, reception and Law Journal Memorial Plaque Presentation. PHI DELTA PHI A reminder to all new Phi Delta Phi candidates that the Initiation Ceremony is Tuesday, March 11, 2003. The Honorable Leif M. Clark's courtroom is located at 615 East Houston Street, downtown. Directions are posted on the Phi Delta Phi board. Please remember to be there at 4:15 p.m. sharp. The dress is business attire. If you are in need of a map, please put a note in box 109 with

your name and box number. ATTENTION 3Ls $200 PMBR REBATE PMBR has determined that it cannot enter into a special contract with St. Mary’s before summer 2003. Therefore, the usual rates will apply, but St. Mary’s will, as announced earlier, rebate $200 to any graduate taking the Texas Bar Examination for the first time in July 2003 who registers for the combined 6-day and 3-day workshops. If you did not lock in an earlier rate, the cost is $790 (ABA/LSD members) or $890 (NonABA/LSD members) for the combined workshops. The rebate works this way: PMBR periodically submits to the law school a list of students who have paid for the combined workshops. If you are on the list, the law school will then credit your student account with $200. You can sign up with the following PMBR Reps: 3L Reps Sheri Palma #151 Rolando Charles #39 Edward Castillo #33 Gaylia Brunson #25 2L Reps Sarah Schroeder #388 Chuck Ruhmann #380 Willie McAllen #339 Susan Goodson #305 1L Reps Annabel Lewis #573 Kim Frost Gonzales #503 Brooklynn Chandler #466

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THE SCHOLAR: ST. MARY’S LAW REVIEW ON MINORITY ISSUES The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues will be holding various recruitment sessions in the coming weeks. Look for information in student mailboxes, announcements in classrooms, and an informational meeting to follow. Applications will be available as early as March 14, though the recruitment process will continue after spring break. Membership on a law review is an excellent teaching avenue for sharpening legal research and writing skills. Employers place a high premium on law review membership, and it is sometimes a threshold question for employment. Contact the Scholar office in Room 215 of the Law Library, if you have any questions. SIXTH ANNUAL KOMEN SAN ANTONIO RACE FOR THE CURE On Saturday morning, April 5, thousand of supporters will gather at the Alamodome for the Sixth Annual Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure. The annual event is a co-ed 5k Run/Walk and a 1-mile family fun walk to raise awareness and funding to benefit the national Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and its San Antonio affiliate. St. Mary's is supporting this important cause by organizing a team of runners and walkers to enter the event. Awards will be presented immediately following the Race to the largest team, the top fund-raising team, and the largest non-corporate team. If you are interested in joining St. Mary's Law School team, or in sponsoring someone on St. Mary's team, please call Gloria Valenzuela at ext. 3525 or come by the Law Journal office located in the library, room 223 for the entry form. Each individual must turn in a SIGNED registration form and their fee ($18 per adult and $15 per child (14 and under)). The deadline for receiving team applications is Monday, March 10. . Thanks again for "teaming up" with us. OFFICE OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Endowed Scholarship Applications: The St. Mary's University School of Law Endowed Scholarship applications will be available on March 10, 2003. Applications may be requested at nluna@stmarytx.edu or in the Financial Aid Office, Room 109 of the Law Faculty Building. The deadline for submitting the completed application to the Financial Aid Office is 5 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2003. No exceptions will be made. FAFSA Reminder: If you have not yet renewed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2003-2004, please complete and transmit online immediately. The website address is www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA for 2003-2004 covers the academic periods Summer 2003/ Fall -3-

2003/Spring 2004. The recommended date was February 15. Grant and scholarship opportunities will be missed if this process is delayed. ATTENTION 1L'S The Student Bar Association’s "1L Spring Orientation" will be on Wednesday, March 12, from 11:30 to 12:20 in Room 101 of the Law Faculty Building. Hear the questions you want to know, hear the answer you need to hear. Learn about registration, classes, internships, jobs, hints and much more! A panel of 2Ls and 3Ls will be available to field and hopefully answer your questions. For those with class at 12:30, lunch will be available. For more information, contact David Courreges, Box 475 or davidcourreges@yahoo.com FACULTY ACCOLADES Assistant Professor Jeffrey Addicott's article, Proposal for a New Executive Order on Assassination, was published in the March 2003 University of Richmond Law Review. The article traces the history of Presidential Executive Order 12,333 which bans assassination and argues that the war on global terrorism necessitates clarification of this important rule of law. COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS INTERNSHIP A summer internship with the Staff Attorneys' Office at the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin, Texas is available for a limited number of students during the summer of 2003. Students who are selected for the program will work under the supervision of staff attorneys on criminal appeals, petitions for discretionary review and habeas corpus petitions. Those interested in applying should send a resume and a cover letter to Professor Schmolesky in Room 224 of the Law Faculty Building. In the letter please indicate if you have any preference for first or second summer session. Students will receive 2 pass/fail credits upon successful completion of the program that requires a minimum of 120 hours of work. Students will receive credit as if for a course offered on the home campus rather than transient credit and accepted students will be required to pay tuition to the law school for their participation in the program. Preference will be given to students who have completed 2 years of law school, but students who have completed their first year may apply. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday, March 31, 2002. Students who have previously expressed an interest in this program should reaffirm their interest by contacting Professor Schmolesky in writing. APPLICATIONS FOR ORDER OF THE BARRISTERS THE ORDER OF BARRISTERS is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills. National recognition for individuals who -4-

have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective schools is also provided by the ORDER. Each year, St. Mary's is entitled to select 10 students for this honor. To be considered for THE ORDER OF BARRISTERS, please complete an application form, available in Professor Schlueter's office (LFB 270), and return it to his office by Monday, March 24, at 5:00 p.m. To be eligible you must meet at least two of the criteria listed on the back of the application form and be a THIRD YEAR student. Questions should be addressed to Professor David Schlueter. The faculty’s Advocacy Committee will review and select the ten new members. Contacting any faculty member other than Professor Schlueter concerning your application is strictly prohibited. OFFICE OF CAMPUS MINISTRY Time for Peacemaking: The Sacrament of Reconciliation: A priest will be available in the Law Campus Ministry Office for confession or pastoral counseling on Wednesday, March 26, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Spring Break: Again, this year a trip is being planned to Las Vegas, New Mexico (one hour drive outside of Santa Fe) for Habitat for Humanity. If you would like to sign up or need more information, contact Law Campus Ministry at 431-6063. This event is co-sponsored by Dean Bill Piatt. Spring Break Visit to Children’s Museum: Volunteers are needed to assist with the museum trip for children from the Children’s Shelter and Visitation. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 19, from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Contact first-year student Greta Stoltz at 9stoltz@1mail.stic.net. The Children’s Museum is located at 305 East Houston Street, San Antonio. Their phone number is 212-4453. Volunteers or law students’ families will not have to pay entrance fee. Stop by the Campus Ministry office, if you need more information or call 436-3063. STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS The Christian Legal Society will be meeting on Tuesdays, at 11:30 a.m. in the Alumni Room of the Law Library. Lunch will be provided as always. Come and learn about your Spiritual Gift and how to use that to reach out to others for Christ. The St. Thomas More Society invites all students to attend our weekly meeting held on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Atrium of the Law Administration Building. Carol Hewson leads our Bible study. Please join us for prayer, fellowship, and great discussion. Lunch will be provided.

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WRITING COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Unless otherwise noted, copies of detailed information regarding these writing competitions, fellowships and scholarships are available from Ms. Lucille Wideman, Room 105 of the Law Administration Building. Animal Law Review Annual Writing Competition. Papers must be a minimum of 25 doublespaced pages. A prize of $500 and an offer for publication in volume 10 will be awarded to one winning entry. Entries must be postmarked by July 31, 2003. The Review may be contacted at the following e-mail addresses: animalaw@lclark.edu or www.lclark.edu/org/animal law. The Howard C. Schwab Memorial Award Essay Contest: This contest is sponsored by the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. First prize will be $1,500; second prize will be $1,000 and third prize will be $500. The deadline for submission of the essay is April 4.

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