The Witan, 2012-2013 Academic Year Issue 19, January 28, 2013

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The Witan, 2012-2013 Academic Year Issue 19, January 28, 2013

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WITAN
St. Mary’s University School of Law Issue 18 January 28, 2013 By VMM
Submit articles to be published to Ms. Bebe Gonzalez (bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu) in electronic format by noon Thursday

KUDOS DIGITAL REPOSITORY BY THE LIBRARY IS OPEN MILITARY LAW ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING THE EXONERATED AND WRONGFULL CONVICTED WORKSHOP THE AT&T EXCELLENCE IN PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE AWARD FOR A 2L OR 3L STUDENT DEFENSE COUNSEL OF SAN ANTONIO - STUDENT CHAPTER CAREER SERVICES WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU ABA LAW STUDENT DIVISON 2013-2014 LEADERSHIP TEAM CALLING ALL RUNNERS AND WALKERS SELF-CARE IN LAW SCHOOL INTERNSHIPS/EXTERNSHIPS SPRING 2013 OR SUMMER 2013 SAVE THE DATE - SPRING JOB FAIRS OCS MINI GROUP CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES – SPRING 2013 PROGRAMMING LAW LIBRARY TO REMAIN OPEN SUMMER 2013

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LOST AND FOUND JOIN THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION MINISTRY SERVICES STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES NOISE LEVEL EVENT SET-UPS FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS TOBACCO PRODUCTS WRITING COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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KUDOS
Kudos to Anietie Akpan, 3L recipient of the 2013 Marianist Heritage Student Award. Anietie is a research assistant for Sister Grace Walle, Law Ministry. She has achieved academic success as well as demonstrated excellence in lay leadership, building community, and service for the common good. Anietie is active in the Women’s Law Association, editorial board of the Scholar, BALSA and St. Thomas More Society. She is also involved with University Ministry and played an integral role at Red Mass. She also had an article published in Today’s Catholic about Red Mass, which included her interview of President Mengler regarding his Red Mass commentary. Anitie is the fourth law student to receive this award.

DIGITAL REPOSITORY BY THE LIBRARY IS OPEN
The library is pleased to announce that a new service, Digital Repository, is ready for your visit at http://www.stmarylaw.org. The repository is a digital collection of locally produced contents, such as articles from the Scholar, Law Notes, the Witan, the library newsletter, and other law school publications. In the near future, we hope to add faculty writings and other contents to this collection. The library staff has worked on this project for the last couple of years. We are delighted that this has finally been completed. Your comments and suggestions are welcome as we continue to improve this service. For questions or comments please contact Wilhelmina Randtke, Electronic Services Librarian, at wrandtke@stmarytx.edu.

MILITARY LAW ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING
Military Law Association (MLA) will hold its first general meeting this week Wednesday, January 30th, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in the Atrium. The MLA Board will be going over the many events planned for the semester. Please join us as lots of exciting things are in the works. See you then.

THE EXONERATED AND WRONGFULL CONVICTED WORKSHOP
The San Antonio Institute for Social Justice invites you to a free workshop, "The Exonerated and Wrongfully Convicted." Documentary Title: Juan Melendez-6446, followed by reflections from Sam Millsap, Former District Attorney of San Antonio, Adjunct, St. Mary’s University School of Law and Roger Barnes, Sociology Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word. The workshop will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's University, AT&T Center, Room 108. Coordinators are Bro. Brian Halderman, SM and Katherine Hess. Three social work ethics CEU'S will be awarded. The San Antonio Institute for Social Justice provides a series of social justice workshops using the Public Social Policies of the National Association of Social Workers as a reference of discussion.

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THE AT&T EXCELLENCE IN PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE AWARD FOR A 2L OR 3L STUDENT
The AT&T Excellence in Pro Bono Legal Service Award is designed to encourage law students to develop a strong commitment to pro bono legal service while in law school, with a goal toward fostering a lasting commitment to pro bono service in their future professional practice. The award recipient will provide legal and administrative support to the San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program (“CJP”) by serving as a student intern. One St. Mary’s University School of Law student will be selected each semester to receive a $2,500 award based on the eligibility criteria. Deadline for submission for the spring 2013 semester is Monday, February 4, 2013. Applications can be found on the ProBono TWEN page under Scholarships or contact RA Julia Null at stmarysprobono@gmail.com for more information.

DEFENSE COUNSEL OF SAN ANTONIO - STUDENT CHAPTER
Defense Counsel of San Antonio (DCSA) Student Chapter is a new organization on campus looking for members. The Student Chapter of DCSA aims to get students involved with members of the local bar and bench. The DCSA will host a reception for Judges, on campus in the Alumni Room on February 26, 2013 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. where the judges will lead a panel discussion followed by a reception and students will be able to engage with local attorneys and the judges. Additionally, DCSA Student Chapter will be implementing a mentorship program between member attorneys and students, where the attorneys will take students to hearings and introduce them to the judges. Dues for the semester will be $15. If you are interested in membership or have questions, please email DCSAStudentChapter@gmail.com or contact the officers directly: Brandon Strey (bstrey@gmail.com), Alexa Smith (asmith33@mail.stmarytx.edu), or Gregg Gillian (Gregg_Gillian@yahoo.com). CAREER SERVICES WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU How may we better serve you? Please take this brief online survey to let us know. https://law-stmarytx-csm.1symplicity.com/surveys/2013OCSStudentSurvey. ABA LAW STUDENT DIVISON 2013-2014 LEADERSHIP TEAM The ABA Law Student Division has numerous leadership positions available either by election or appointment. Among the many opportunities and benefits, ABA Law Student Division leadership will provide you with:




The opportunity to work with law student leaders across the country, including SBA Presidents, ABA Representatives, national law student organization leaders, as well as licensed attorneys and judges; The opportunity to participate in roundtables, debates, and discussions addressing law student issues and concerns; 4

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The ability to foster your leadership, diplomacy, and project management skills; and The opportunity to create policy and present legal education issues that affect law students regionally and nationally.

Join the ABA Law Student Division 2013-2014 Leadership Team. Deadline is Friday, February 1, 2013 (11:59pm). Visit http://ambar.org/lsdleadership for the specific eligibility requirements, nomination/application forms, deadlines, and delivery instructions.

CALLING ALL RUNNERS AND WALKERS
The Military Law Association (MLA) will host its third annual Long Mile 5K/10K on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The race will begin and end at the Alumni Athletic & Convocation Center on campus. The course will be a scenic and safe jaunt through campus, and will stay open until the last participant crosses the finish line. The event is open to the public, and will be family friendly, so please invite your friends and family to participate. Walkers are welcome in the 5K event. The race is the MLA's main fundraiser to benefit the Fisher Houses in San Antonio. The three Fisher Houses offer a home-away-from-home for families whose loved ones are receiving treatment at a military hospital. The MLA is also looking for volunteers to staff the race and cheer on our participants. Race registration is now open on active.com, and volunteer sign up is available on the MLA TWEN page. For additional information, please contact Matt Blyth at matt.blyth@gmail.com or Lisa Germano at lisabeth.germano@gmail.com.

SELF-CARE IN LAW SCHOOL
Law School is stressful, so be sure and take advantage of the resources available to you to handle that stress. Check out the link to the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program at www.texasbar.com, 1.800.343.TLAP or call Student Psychological and Testing Services at 210.436.3135.

INTERNSHIPS/EXTERNSHIPS SPRING 2013 OR SUMMER 2013
Looking to gain LEGAL EXPERIENCE and get ACADEMIC CREDIT? ACT NOW! If you are interested in a Spring or Summer Practice Credit Program (a.k.a internship/externship), START NOW by finding a non-profit or government job* (unpaid) on Symplicity or by using your own contacts. Employers have already started posting their openings for Spring and Summer positions. Check out Symplicity now or use your own contacts to secure an eligible position. (For eligibility questions, please contact Amanda Rivas at arivas@stmarytx.edu.) Spring/Summer opportunities posted on Symplicity NOW include:

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Youth Rights/Education Law - TRLA Manufactured Housing Issues - TRLA Tax Law - TRLA Med-Mal Experience - Audie Murphy V.A. Legal Department Juvenile Law - Bexar County Probation Worker’s Compensation - Office of Injured Employees

Read about the Practice Credit Externship (1, 2, or 3 credits) and Practice Credit Independent Study Programs (1 or 2 credits) at http://www.stmarytx.edu/law/index.php?site=practiceCredit#home PLAN ahead: NOTE: The externship program requires a MANDATORY class before you start working. Summer Classes: Saturday, May 11th (Sum I or II) or Friday, June 7th (Sum II only). Class details: Externship program ONLY! Time - 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Place - Center for Legal and Social Justice 2507 N.W. 36th Street – (just off campus) Lunch is provided. Pre-Class reading is required. Contact Amanda Rivas (arivas@stmarytx.edu) for information on the class workbook and a short pre-class reading assignment that needs to be picked up before class. DISCLAIMER: If you get a qualified job later and have not attended the class, you will be precluded from registering for the Externship course and gaining the maximum amount of credits. So you may want to attend the class even if you are not formally registered and you are still trying to solidify a placement. ** For U.S. Attorney and Federal Public Defender Internships, contact Professor Schmolesky. ** For questions please contact: Amanda Rivas, Associate Director of Practice Credit Programs, arivas@stmarytx.edu or 210. 431.5712 Center for Legal and Social Justice

SAVE THE DATE - SPRING JOB FAIRS
Mark your calendar for the below Spring Job Fairs:    Public Service Career Day in Austin – January 31 and February 1, 2013 Metroplex Legal Job Fair in Dallas/Fort Worth – February 15, 2013 Austin Legal Job Fair in Austin – February 22, 2013 6

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El Paso Virtual Job Fair – applications due March 5, 2013 Midland/Odessa Virtual Job Fair – applications due March 5, 2013 Corpus Christi Legal Interview Day in Corpus Christi – March 8, 2013 Houston Legal Job Fair in Houston – March 15, 2013 Rio Grande Valley Job Fair in Edinburg – March 22, 2013

More information on these job fairs will be available later this month. If you are interested in the Public Service Career Day, El Paso, Midland/Odessa and Valley Job Fairs, please go to https://lawtx-csm.symplicity.com/students/ to register. The Metroplex, Austin, Corpus and Houston Job Fairs will be handled through St. Mary's Symplicity at https://law-stmarytx-csm.symplicity.com/students/.

OCS MINI GROUP CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS
Domestic Violence - Julia Raney Rodriguez and Meghan Kempf will lead a session at noon on January 28, 2013 Criminal Defense - Prof. Stephanie Stevens will lead the session at noon on March 25, 2013 Stay tuned for more dates for the following areas of law: • • • • • Family Law Estate and Probate Oil and Gas Public Interest Criminal Prosecution

To sign up for a slot, email Anndria Flores at aflores11@stmarytx.edu. All slots are a first come first serve basis. A wait list will be created after the slots are filled and more sessions will be added as needed.

OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES (OCS) – SPRING 2013 PROGRAMMING
Please RSVP for all programs in the Events Section of SYMPLICITY under WORKSHOPS. “What I Did Last Summer” Panel Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. The OCS and the SBA are sponsoring a panel to highlight to 1Ls various types of positions they can obtain for their summer after their first year. We will hear from upper class students on their work experiences and how they obtained their job. You don't want to miss this valuable session. 7

Solo Practice Academy: Law Practice Management Monday, February 4, 2013 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Refreshments will be served. This will kick off a series of programs that center around issues which solo practitioners need to be aware of as they start their own practice. The first session will be on law practice management and will cover many of the topics such as Business Plan for Solo Practice, Entity Formation: SOS filing, Articles of Incorporation, Operating Agreement, tax-id, Budgets, Establishing bank accounts, Professional Liability Insurance, Satisfaction of CLE requirements, Occupation Tax, Bar Dues, Getting Business, Choosing a practice area, Billing Software, Which bar associations and groups to join? Self-assessment: Do you really want to be a solo?, Staying lean: Keeping the lid on overhead, and Books and Resources. Networking Is For Everyone: Beyond “Working the Room” Wednesday, February 6, 2013 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Law Alumni Room Make your own Nacho Bar will be offered. Effective networking is an invaluable skill that, when done right, has the potential to be exponentially beneficial throughout your career span. This program is an interactive and innovative approach to what is largely considered a somewhat dreaded process. We will take a look at individual style differences and discuss effective strategies for each. The key to making networking sustainable is self-awareness and a strategy that works for YOU. Strategies that apply both online and in person will be covered. Michelle Nash, Talent Development Director for The Shannon Group in Washington, DC will present this program. She has presented nationally to law schools and law firms. This program is sponsored by Themis Bar Review. Careers in International Law Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Atrium Lunch will be served. The International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and The Office of Career Services present an informal talk by lawyers who practice international law. Come learn the different paths each of the participants took from law school to become international lawyers. Learn what their practice is like (in-house, boutique and big firm) and learn the pros and cons of practicing international law. The presentation will be informal with ample opportunity for questions and to meet the participants. If you are interested in international law, don’t miss this presentation. Military JAG Panel Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Dinner will be served. This program will provide students with information and experiences from most JAG branches of the military. It will be co sponsored by the Military Law Students Association and OCS. 8

Alternative Careers Panel Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Atrium, Law Administration Building Lunch will be served. Come and meet attorneys who have chosen to use their law degree in an alternative way and learn about various careers you can do with a law degree. WLA and BCWBA Speed Networking Event Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Law Alumni Room Refreshments will be served. The Women’s Law Association, Bexar County Women’s Bar Association and the OCS present Speed-Networking. You’ve heard of speed-dating? Join us for a fun evening of networking and building connections with attorneys. Business attire is a must as you will meet attorneys from many different areas of practice. Come and take advantage of the opportunity to mix and mingle with essential contacts. In order to attend this event you must RSVP in the Events section of Symplicity under Workshops. Space is limited, sign-up now. This event is open to all students. The first hour from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. will be speed networking. The second hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. will be a networking reception. Solo Practice Academy: Cost Effective Legal Research for Solo Practitioners Monday, February 25, 2013 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Law Library Room 217 Refreshments will be served. This is the second session of our Solo Practice Academy series. It will go through Cost Effective Legal Research techniques for solo practitioners who do not have full and unlimited access to Westlaw and Lexis in their practices. Patent Law Information Session Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. The OCS and the Technology and Intellectual Property Student Group are sponsoring this session. Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI) Director of Law School Relations and a Director of their Patent Bar Review Course, Mark Dighton, will be visiting our campus from New York City to discuss the patent bar exam and considerations for taking the exam as well as some information about the patent career field. Topics for discussion include: • • • • The latest info on the Patent Bar Exam Who is eligible to take the exam How it works, now that it's on computer When you should take it (you don't need to…and probably shouldn't…wait until you graduate) 9

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How and when the new Rules’ changes coming out of the Patent Office will impact the Exam Recommendations on when and how to study for this very difficult exam Scholarships to PLI’s other IP programs will also be discussed

LAW LIBRARY TO REMAIN OPEN SUMMER 2013
Construction of two new classrooms in the Law Classroom building will begin in summer 2013. As a result, the law classroom building will be closed during the summer. However, the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library will remain open and keep regular hours during the summer. You may refer to the Law Library web page http://www.stmarytx.edu/law/library/index.php to view hours of operation. The construction scheduled to take place in the Law Classroom building will not affect access to the law library. Additionally, bar takers may continue to have a carrel in the library, which has been the library’s policy to support recent graduates studying for the bar exam. This is true for students taking either the February or July bar exam. If you wish to have a carrel for bar study, please see the library staff at the Circulation Desk.

LOST AND FOUND
We have quite a collection of cups, books, clothes and more that may belong to you. Lost item(s) may be found in the Dean’s suite in the Law Administration building, the Law Library Circulation Desk or in Raba, second floor. Please stop in to claim your belongings.

JOIN THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The American Bar Association can help you meet the challenges of law school and also prepare you for your career. Join the American Bar Association Law Student Division today to start building your professional network. Join now for the special law student rate of just $25 a year at www.ambar.org/JoinFor1 or $60 for three years at www.ambar.org/JoinFor3 to:    Watch your resume rise to the top of the stack through internships, fellowships, clerkships, public service volunteer opportunities and competitions. Discover your passion through free and affordable special interest groups with webinars and networking events. Get help through school and beyond with the Student Lawyer magazine, the ABA Journal, discounts on study aides and bar review courses and valuable health insurance.

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MINISTRY SERVICES
Liturgy and Eucharistic Celebrations are held at Chapel of Assumption as follows: M/W/F – 12:15 p.m. T/Thu – 12:30 p.m. Sunday – 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
The National Association of Law Students with Disabilities (NALSWD) is an affiliate organization under the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities and is seeking to reach and serve all law students who have a disability. Interested students are invited to visit their website at www.nalswd.org to explore opportunities to get involved with NALSWD, join the e-mail listserv, find information about scholarships and other resources, and learn about upcoming events and career opportunities. Students are invited to take a look at their Publications page which contains their newly launched Best Practices Guide for Law Schools and other helpful material. Students may also register online at http://www.nalswd.org/membership.php.

NOISE LEVEL
If you are in the Law Classroom Building or in Raba while classes are in session, please be considerate of the students who are in class and keep the noise level in the hall to a minimum. Your fellow students thank you!

EVENT SET-UPS FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Work Order requests for event set-ups for student organizations should be submitted 10days in advance to Ofilia Rodarte, Dean’s Office, orodarte@stmarytx.edu. Please note this is a St. Mary’s University Housekeeping Division policy. This advance notice allows the Housekeeping Division to appropriately schedule staff, set-up, and breakdown of your event. Work Orders received after this deadline will be accommodated when possible, however not guaranteed.

TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Smoking is prohibited in all law school buildings. Please refrain from the use of all tobacco products in the library and in the classrooms. Chewing tobacco, in particular, can stain furniture and carpets and the waste disposal process is distracting to others.

WRITING COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
If a link is not provided below for detailed information to any of the below writing competitions and scholarships, please email Bebe Gonzalez at bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu. 11

The Public Justice Foundation, announces the 2013 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice essay contest. A $5,000 cash award will be given to the author of the winning essay. The 2013 topic is Is Democracy for Sale? Essay submission deadline is March 31, 2013. For contest details please visit http://publicjustice.net/news-events/awards/hogansmoger-essay-contest. Intent-to-enter submission deadline is January 31, 2013. The American Indian Law Review (AILR) is pleased to announce its annual writing competition for 2012-2013. Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian Law or indigenous peoples. First place will be awarded $1,000 and publication of paper in the AILR. Second place is $500 and third place is $250. For more information please go to http://www.ailr.net/writecomp. Deadline to apply is 6:00 p.m. EST, January 31, 2013. American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Lieber Society seek submissions of papers for the third annual International Humanitarian Law Student writing competition. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 31, 2013 by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. For detailed competition rules, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/student_ihl_writing_competition.cfm. The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is offering Medical and Graduate (including law) Student Scholarships. Applicants must have graduated from a high school in Santa Barbara County, California. For more information please visit www.sbscholarship.org. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2013. The 2013 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest, sponsored by the Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability of the American Bar Association is now accepting entries. The winner will be awarded a prize of $5,000. Postmark deadline for entries is February 22, 2013. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://bit.ly/Levit2013. The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is pleased to announce its sixth annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. This competition is open to practicing lawyers, policy makers, academics, and law students. The author of the winning paper in each category will receive a cash prize of $1,500. For more information please visit the ACS website at http://www.acslaw.org/cudahycompetition. Deadline for submissions is February 11, 2013. The National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) is pleased to announce that it is offering up to five scholarships to law school students to attend its 2013 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar. The seminar is designed for attorneys and other professionals seeking a basic knowledge of municipal bond law and related municipal finance issues. The seminar will be held April 17-19, 2013 at the Swissotel Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The 2013 seminar brochure and details will be available on the NABL website (www.nabl.org) in early February. Click here to view the 2012 seminar brochure. Please take a few minutes to review the application and seminar 12

information. Completed applications are due no later than February 28, 2013. For specific questions please contact Linda Wyman, NABL Chief Operating Officer at (202) 503-3300. NEW - The law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to offer eight (8) scholarships to deserving law school students who author winning essays on either the cerebral palsy or car accident topics. Awards can be used for tuition, supplies, or other school related expenses. A short essay is required and must be submitted by March 15, 2013. More details about the scholarship can be found at www.SalviLaw.com/law-school-scholarship-essay-contest/. The Center for Human Rights at Trinity Law School announces its 2nd annual writing competition. The topic for this year’s writing competition is “The Evolving Tension between the Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Religion, and Hate Speech and Blasphemy Laws.” First place will award $3,000, second place $1,000 and third place $500. Submissions are due on or before March 25, 2013. For further information please visit: http://www.tls.edu/writing-competition. NEW - The Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is pleased to announce the 2013 Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition. Awards include one grand prize of $3,000 and two honorable mentions, each $1,000. Topics may include any aspect of tax law. Submit papers by email to aberkow@jmls.edu by Sunday, March 31, 2013. Applications are now being accepted for the Sovereignty Symposium XXVI Susan J. Ferrell Scholarship. One full scholarship to attend the Sovereignty Symposium will be offered in her memory. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and contribution to Native American legal issues by an application letter. There is no application form. For further information please contact Julie Rorie at (405) 556-9371 or email julie.rorie@oscn.net. Deadline to enter is April 1, 2013. Scribes, The American Society of Legal Writers is pleased to announce its 2013 BriefWriting Award Competition. The Scribes Brief-Writing Committee solicits winning briefs from national moot-court competitions and selects the finest of those winning briefs. The winning author will be recognized at the Scribes annual meeting held during the ABA’s meeting in San Francisco on August 9, 2013. For information on how submit a brief, please go visit http://www.scribes.org/sites/default/files/2012-2013%20Brief%20Letter%20Web.pdf. Deadline to submit a brief is April 19, 2013. Entries for The Symposium XXVI Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition are now being accepted. The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples. First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $750, $500 and $250 will be awarded. Entry criteria and requirements may be found at www.thesovereigntysymposium.com or contact Julie Rorie at (405) 556-9371 or email julie.rorie@oscn.net. Entries must be received by May 1, 2013. National Association of Women Lawyers is seeking entries for its 2012-13 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition. Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning 13

women’s rights or the status of women in the law. Cash prize of $500 will be awarded for first-place essay. Entries must be received by May 1, 2013. Writing guidelines may be found at http://nawl.timberlakepublishing.com/files/2013National%20Association%20of%20Women%20La wyers%20Selma%20Moidel.pdf. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law announces their annual law student writing competition. Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. First place: $1500, second place, $1000 and third place is $500. Articles must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EDST, May 15, 2013. Rules may be found at http://www.laborandemploymentcollege.org/products/Writing%20Competition.aspx. The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition. Papers must deal with employee benefit topics. Cash prizes will be awarded for up to two winning papers. Deadline is June 1, 2013. For competition rules please go to www.acebc.com. LexisNexis Matthew Bender is pleased to announce the Fourteenth Annual James William Moore Federal Practice Award. The award is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in federal and civil practice and procedure. Articles must be postmarked by June 3, 2013. Eligibility requirements can be found at http://bit.ly/Moore-2013. Applications are now being accepted for the Sovereignty Symposium XXVI Ed Edmondson Scholarship. One-hundred (100) Symposium tuition only scholarships are being offered. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and dedication to Native American law issues and the need for scholarship in a simple letter of application. There is no formal application form. For further information please contact Julie Rorie at (405) 556-9371 or email julie.rorie@oscn.net. Deadline to apply is June 4, 2013. The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel are pleased to announce the 2013 Tannenwald Writing Competition. The subject may be on any federal or state tax topic. First prize is $5,000; second prize is $2,500; and third prize is $1,500. For competition rules, please go to www.tannenwald.org. Entry deadline is July 1, 2013.

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