The Witan, 2012-2013 Academic Year Issue 26, March 18, 2013

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The Witan, 2012-2013 Academic Year Issue 26, March 18, 2013

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WITAN
St. Mary’s University School of Law Issue 26 March 18, 2013 By VMM
Submit articles to be published to Ms. Bebe Gonzalez (bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu) in electronic format by noon Thursday

FLORIDA STATE MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION REGISTRATION MEETINGS FOR 1LS REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2013 and FALL 2013 COURSE ADVISING BAR SKILLS PREPARATION CLASS FOURTH COURT OF APPEALS TO HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS PRESENTATION BY MARY KAY, INC. LEGAL COUNSEL INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION STUDENT WITNESSES NEEDED FOR NATIONAL TRIAL COMPETITION (NTC) 2013 COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS INTERNSHIP JOURNAL INFORMATION SESSIONS & HAPPY HOUR IMMIGRATION SYMPOSIUM 2013 THE SCHOLAR ANNOUNCEMENTS ST. MARY’S LAW SCHOOL PROBONO CLINIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

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THE AT&T EXCELLENCE IN PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE AWARD FOR 1L AND 2L STUDENTS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ID RECOVERY PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND WRITING ASSISTANCE AT THE CENTER FOR TERRORISM LAW WOMEN’S LAW ASSOCIATION ORDER OF BARRISTERS APPLICATIONS HISPANIC LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL CAREER SERVICES WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU SPRING JOB FAIR OCS MINI GROUP CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES (OCS) – SPRING 2013 PROGRAMMING CLINIC APPLICANTS FOR SUMMER/FALL/SPRING 2013-14 CRITICAL THINKING FOR STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE LECTURE FREE INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE JOIN THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION MINISTRY SERVICES BIBLE STUDY CLASSES NOISE LEVEL EVENT SET-UPS FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES WRITING COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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FLORIDA STATE MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
A mock trial team of Gregg Gallian (2L), Alyssa Saenz (2L), Matthew Powell (2L), and Brendan Holm (3L) traveled to Tallahassee, Florida last weekend to compete in Florida State University's inaugural National Mock Trial Competition. Please join in congratulating the team, and their coach, Mr. Ken Bell, on their success in distinguishing themselves a quarterfinalist before suffering a loss to The University of Charleston. Gregg Gallian was recognized as having the best overall cross examination in the tournament with almost perfect scores in each round. This adds to the success that the School’s advocacy teams have had this semester and we thank them for their hard work.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
Last weekend, two mock teams representing St. Mary’s traveled to Houston, Texas to compete in the Regional competition for the American Association for Justice (AAJ). One team consisting of Marshall Ramirez (3L), Joe Patton (2L), Dante Dominguez (2L), and Jason Rogers (3L) competed against SMU, Baylor, and South Texas, beating both SMU and South Texas. A second team of Jerry Lott (3L), Brandon Strey (3L), David Runcie (2L), and Albert Garcia (3L) competed against Wesleyan, Thurgood Marshall, and SMU, beating both Wesleyan and Thurgood Marshall to go into the third round as the #2 seeded team in the tournament. That team missed advancing to the semi-final round by three points. Please join us in congratulating and thanking these two teams and their coach, Ms. Nicole Thornbro for their outstanding efforts at representing St. Mary’s.

REGISTRATION MEETINGS FOR 1LS
If you are a first year student (rising to second year), please make plans to attend one of the mandatory registration meetings listed below. The meetings give you useful information about academic advising, registration procedures, and the Texas Bar exam.    Thursday, March 21, 11:00 a.m. in LC 104 Wednesday, March 27, 11:00 a.m. in LC 104 Thursday, March 28 (following the Friday class schedule), 11:00 a.m. in LC 104

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2013 and FALL 2013
Rising 3L Register for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 Those students who have earned 40 hours or more at the end of fall will register: April 1 beginning at 8:00 a.m. through midnight April 6, 2013. Registration for the summer intersessions will take place during this time as well. Rising 2L Register for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 Those students who have earned 15 through 39 hours at the end of the fall will register: 3

April 8 beginning at 8:00 a.m. through midnight April 13, 2013. Registration for the summer intersessions will take place at this time as well. All students will have an opportunity to change or register for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 April 15 beginning at 8:00 a.m. through midnight April 20, 2013. To determine when you may register, count the number of hours earned at the end of the fall 2012 semester. Current hours for the spring semester do not figure into the count. Registration for the winter intersession will take place in October of 2013. Please check to ensure there are no holds on your registration account. If there is a hold, contact the office that placed the hold. The Law School cannot remove holds. If there are any questions, please email Catherine Mery at cmery@stmarytx.edu.

COURSE ADVISING
Are you wondering about what courses to take and how to structure your schedule this summer and fall? Course advising appointments with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs are now available. Please email academicaffairs@stmarytx.edu or come by Raba 106 to make your appointment.

BAR SKILLS PREPARATION CLASS
Students who are taking the Texas bar in February 2014 and who want to take the Bar Skills Preparation Class should contact Professor Tullos at ktullos@stmarytx.edu for information on enrollment.

FOURTH COURT OF APPEALS TO HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS
The Fourth Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in two appeals on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Nicholas L. Ribis Court Room. The following cases will be presented: 04-12-00524-CV, R Vernard Grice v. Alamo Community College. Panel: Chief Justice Catherine Stone, Justice Marialyn Barnard and Justice Luz Elena Chapa. 04-12-00407-CV, Russell Equestrian Center, Inc., John William Russell, Individually & DBA Russell Equestrian Center, and Shane Brasher Russell v. Samantha Miller AKA Samantha Parker. Panel: Justice Karen Angelini, Justice Sandee Bryan Marion and Justice Patricia O. Alvarez. A luncheon will follow in the Law Alumni Room with the Justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals and presentation of the St. Mary’s University School of Law “Women Leaders” Award, and Chief Justice (Ret.) Alma L. Lopez “Women in Law” Award. 4

PRESENTATION BY MARY KAY, INC. LEGAL COUNSEL
The Institute on Chinese Law & Business is pleased to announce a presentation by Ms. Wendy Wang, a legal counsel for Mary Kay, Inc. and the chief lawyer of Mary Kay China, Inc. based in Shanghai. The presentation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Alumni Room. Ms. Wang, who has worked and lived in China for the past seven years, will share her experience and observations based on her practice in China. All law students and faculty are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided. For questions, please contact Professor Bob Hu at email: rhu@stmarytx.edu.

INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION
The International Law Association cordially invites all law students to a presentation by Rick Lorenz on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in LF 205. Rick will talk about building a career in international law. His career has spanned the globe as an advisor to US troops in Africa and UN peacekeepers in Kosovo and on environmental law in Iraq. Space is limited, so the favor of reply is requested using the signup sheet on the ILA TWEN page. For questions or further information please contact Tyler Lowe at tlowe1@mail.stmarytx.edu. Lunch will be provided.

STUDENT WITNESSES NEEDED FOR NATIONAL TRIAL COMPETITION (NTC)
This year the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) is hosting the finals of the National Trial Competition (NTC) in San Antonio April 4-6, 2013. During the three days of competition the teams will compete in mock trials at the Bexar County Courthouse. Each round needs volunteers to participate as witnesses. San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (SAYLA) is organizing the witnesses for the competition. The judges are all local volunteer attorneys and judges and this can be a great opportunity to work with and observe not only the best law students in the country but with the local legal community. The rounds will be held: Thursday, April 4: 8:30 - Noon Thursday, April 4: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 5: 8:30 - Noon Each volunteer can sign up on the SAYLA website at www.sayla.org/ntc. After a person is signed up they will receive additional information about volunteering. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the SAYLA and also connect with members of the local bar. Some of the best advocacy teams in the country will be competing.

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2013 COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION
Please visit http://www.stmarytx.edu/law/pdf/EventSheet2013.pdf for a complete schedule of activities and events leading to 2013 law school commencement.

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 2013. 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 résumé 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 two 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 two years of law school, but students who have completed their first year may apply. The deadline for applications is 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2012. Students who have previously expressed an interest in this program should reaffirm their interest by contacting Professor Schmolesky in writing.

ATTENTION 1L & 2LE STUDENTS: JOURNAL INFORMATION SESSIONS & HAPPY HOUR
The St. Mary’s Law Journal Volume 45 Editorial Board is seeking qualified applicants to serve as Staff Writers for the 2013-2014 academic year. There are now two ways to become a Journal Staff Writer: (1) the grade-on selection process, and (2) the write-on competition. Students who received an invitation to join Journal by making the Fall 2012 Dean’s List should return their acceptance to the Journal office by April 1, 2013. In addition to the grade-on selection process, students may become a Staff Writer by entering the write-on competition. Applicants will complete a write-on packet, which will be distributed on the last day of 1L finals – Friday, May 10. For more information about the Journal and the write-on competition, please attend one of three information sessions on Monday, April 1 at 5:00 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Tuesday, April 2 at 12:30 p.m. in LC 103, or Thursday, April 4 at noon in the Alumni Room. The Journal Editorial Board will also host a happy hour on Thursday, April 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Friendly Spot Ice House for 1L and 2LE students who are interested in becoming Journal Staff Writers.

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IMMIGRATION SYMPOSIUM 2013
The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice, cordially invite all to the Immigration Symposium on Friday, 5th of April 2013. The focus of the Immigration Symposium will be on the practical aspects of immigration law and the current policy debates that surround the field. Our goal is to provide a strong CLE for local practitioners and a strong educational experience for current law students. Speakers: Benjamin T. Greer “Human Trafficking: T-Visas and Ethical Concerns” Rosemary Vega, Tausk & Vega Attorneys at Law “Crime and Immigration: An Overview” Nancy Shivers, Shivers & Shivers Immigration and Nationality Law “Naturalization Perils and Opportunities” Professor Bill Ong Hing, Professor Emeritus, UC Davis School of Law “Prosecutorial Discretion” Roberto Balli, Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney “The Sentencing of Crimmigrants” Johanna KP Dennis, Associate Professor of Law, Southern University Law Center “Imputing Parental Immigration Status and Residency for Undocumented Immigrant Children” Professor Aaron S. Haas, Dir. of Citizenship and Immigration Clinical Program Washington and Lee University School of Law “Marginalization of Religious Persecution in U.S. Asylum Laws” Joe Martinez Jr., Special Agent U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “ICE Audits: What Employers Must Do To Comply and be Prepared” David R. Walding, The Bernardo Kohler Center “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status” POC: Claudia Balli, Symposium Editor claudiavballi@yahoo.com or Francisca Parra @ lawscholar@stmarytx.edu

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THE SCHOLAR ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice will host a happy hour, sponsored by Kaplan, on Monday, March 25th, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Quarry Hofbrau Beergarden. All St. Mary’s Law students are invited and encouraged to attend to find out more information about The Scholar. The Volume 15 Editorial Board and Staff Writers, as well as the Volume 16 Editorial Board will be there, ready to answer any questions about the application process and what it’s like to be a Staff Writer for The Scholar. The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice will host their annual Open House on Wednesday, March 27th in the Scholar office, room 224 in the Law Library. There will be two available times to attend the event: come by between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. and pick up some Chick-fil-A before class. All 1Ls and 2Ls interested in becoming Volume 16 Staff Writers for The Scholar are encouraged to attend. Staff Writer applications for Volume 16 will be available to pick up at the Open House, and the Volume 15 Editorial Board and Staff Writers, as well as the Volume 16 Editorial Board will be there, ready to answer any questions about the application process and what it’s like to be a Staff Writer for The Scholar. Staff Writer Applications for The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice will be available starting March 27th. Applications can be picked up at the Open House on March 27. Applications can also be found on The Scholar TWEN page. Applications are due Friday, April 5, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be held April 12–14.

ST. MARY’S LAW SCHOOL PROBONO CLINIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Attention 1L Students!!! Applications for ProBono Clinic Student Coordinator are now available. Both applications and descriptions for the coordinator positions are on the ProBono Clinics/Community Service TWEN page. Applications will be due on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.; however you are welcome to turn the application in early. Interviews will be scheduled after once the application has been submitted. If you have any questions please feel free to email stmarysprobono@gmail.com.

PRO BONO CERTIFICATES FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS
Are you eligible to receive a ProBono Service Certificate at graduation? Have you submitted all of your ProBono and Community Service hours to the ProBono Research Assistant? You should have received an email with your current hours. All tracking forms must be submitted to the ProBono Research Assistant by March 31, 2013 in order to be eligible for the ProBono Service Certificate. If you have not received an email with your hours OR you have not submitted all hours worked, please email stmarysprobono@gmail.com.

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THE AT&T EXCELLENCE IN PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE AWARD FOR 1L AND 2L STUDENTS
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 is Friday, April 19, 2013. Applications can be found on the ProBono TWEN page under Scholarships or you can contact RA Julia Null at stmarysprobono@gmail.com for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ID RECOVERY PROGRAM
St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice is looking for volunteers to assist with the ID Recovery Program at Haven for Hope, San Antonio’s largest homeless shelter. Obtaining an ID is particularly important to the homeless population as a picture ID is required to gain employment, housing, public benefits, cash a check, and the like. Lack of valid identification continues to be a large barrier to people experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will work with current student attorneys and supervising attorneys at an office in Prospects Courtyard (PCY), Haven for Hope on Friday afternoons (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) and the last two (2) Saturdays of each month (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) After a brief training and interview shadowing, volunteers will begin conducting interviews with clients on their own to determine what documentation is necessary to obtain a Texas State Identification Card. In addition to interview experience, volunteers will benefit from interacting with persons from a variety of backgrounds including persons experiencing homelessness, social workers, case managers, law student attorneys, and supervising attorneys. This is a great opportunity to earn pro bono hours, so please bring your pro bono tracking sheets for us to fill out. If you are interested in volunteering and can commit to at least three (3) separate days please contact Jessica Sprague (jsprague@stmarytx.edu) or Trey Cammack at tcammack3@yahoo.com for training, directions, and schedule.

EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND WRITING ASSISTANCE AT THE CENTER FOR TERRORISM LAW
The Center for Terrorism Law is pleased to offer the following educational seminars open to all interested law students.   Wednesday, March 20, 12:30 p.m. - Student Workshop: Al Qaeda in Yemen Friday, March 22, 12:30 p.m. - Student Workshop: Iran 9

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Tuesday, April 2, 12:30 p.m. - Distinguished Speaker Series: Hamas Friday, April 5, 12:30 p.m. - Student Workshop: Rendition Friday, April 12, 12:30 p.m. - Career Day: Careers for lawyers related to National Security, International Law, Defense, and Law Enforcement

Seminars will be approximately one hour long, and will be held in the Center for Terrorism Law Classroom at 102 Raba (near Computer Services). New additions to the list will be announced in future editions of the WITAN. Fellows at the Center for Terrorism Law are holding "open hours" for all interested law students who would like some assistance with research, writing and citing, especially in the areas of national security and international law. No appointment is necessary - just come by the Center for Terrorism Law Classroom at 102 Raba (near Computer Services) between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Mondays or 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Fridays.

WOMEN’S LAW ASSOCIATION
Join the Women’s Law Association (WLA) for a fun “service and social” afternoon! All students are invited to join WLA members who will be working with “Love for Paws,” an animal rescue agency on Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. located at 110 Sun Valley Dr., Spring Branch, TX, 78070. All are welcome afterwards for a poolside barbeque. Special thanks to the 1L Senators of Women’s Law Association for coordinating these programs. Participating students will receive hours towards their community service certificate. Contact Julia Null at juliaelizabethnull@gmail.com for more information. Elections for the 2013-2014 WLA Executive Board will soon commence. Applications and descriptions for Board positions will be posted on Monday, March 18th. All 1L, 2L, and Evening Students are welcome to apply. Applications will be due on Monday, April 1, 2013. If you have any questions about the election process, contact Julia Null at juliaelizabethnull@gmail.com.

ORDER OF BARRISTERS APPLICATIONS
The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills. The Order – which is open only to thirdyear law students – provides national recognition for individuals who have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective schools. St. Mary's School of Law is permitted to select up to ten new members each year. If you are interested in being considered for The Order of Barristers, please pick up an application from Professor Dave Schlueter, Chairman of the faculty Advocacy Committee, LF 270. The faculty’s Advocacy Committee will review and select the new members and announce their names at the Barristers’ Ball on Friday, April 19, 2013. These applications will also be used, in part, to determine the recipients of the various faculty awards for outstanding advocacy. Please note that seeking or obtaining advice or assistance from any faculty member (full-time, visiting, or adjunct) other than the Chair of the Advocacy Committee (Professor Schlueter) concerning your application or its contents is strictly prohibited. All completed applications must be returned to 10

Professor Schlueter's office no later than NOON on Monday, March 25, 2013.

HISPANIC LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The Hispanic Law Alumni Association is proud to announce the availability of law school scholarships and bar study grants for 2L/3L students. The scholarship and grant awards will be based on merit and proven financial need. The completed applications are due on March 25, 2013 no later than 5:00 p.m., by email attachment. Recipients of the awards and grants will be selected shortly thereafter by committee process and award monies will be disbursed at the annual Henry B. Gonzalez Awards Dinner. Any questions regarding the application process for either the scholarships or the grant should be directed to: Professor Mike Martinez, Jr. at mmartinez17@stmarytx.edu.

PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL
People’s Law School is an annual event to which members of the San Antonio community are invited to attend seminars on various areas of law lead by licensed attorneys at the law school. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to listen in on seminars and meet the attorneys as part of assisting with operations. People’s Law School happens only once a year and the commitment is only a few hours on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The seminars will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. but volunteers have the choice of either an 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. or a 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. shift. Learn more about this opportunity by adding the Pro Bono/Community Service page on TWEN, and clicking on the People’s Law School tab on the left, and using the sign-up sheet link to volunteer. Questions may be directed to Naomi Howard, People’s Law School student organizer, at naomihoward13@gmail.com, or the Pro Bono and Public Interest Research Assistant, Julia Neely Null, at StMarysProBono@gmail.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.

SPRING JOB FAIR
Mark your calendar for the Rio Grande Valley Job Fair in Edinburg – March 22, 2013. To register, please go to https://law-tx-csm.symplicity.com/students/.

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OCS MINI GROUP CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS
 March 18, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - Family Law: Associate Dean Ana Novoa  March 25, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - Criminal Defense: Clinical Professor Stephanie Stevens To sign up for a slot, please email Anndria Flores at aflores11@stmarytx.edu. All slots are on 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. Solo Practice Academy: The Business of Developing Clients - You Can’t Set Up a Practice Without IT. Monday, March 18, 2013 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Atrium Refreshments will be served. This will be the fourth session in the Solo Practice Academy series. Jane Fritz, a Business Development Coach for Lawyers will provide information about ways attorney can achieve their business development objectives. She will offer creative and novel ways to get in front of the people you want to talk to, and manage the fear of “selling” yourself to obtain clients. SABA Mentoring Event: The St. Mary's Criminal Justice Clinic Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE CLASS OF 2013 STUDENTS. Stephanie Barclay Stevens will present: The Criminal Justice Clinic of St. Mary’s University School of Law. MCLE credit: 1.0 hour. Co-Sponsors: San Antonio Bar Association, Mentoring Program, and St. Mary’s University School of Law. 3L/4LEs: Please note in order for you to capture CLE before your license date you must figure out your license date, presumably November 2013, and go forward to your birth month and then back 1 year. The CLE must fall within that time to get credit for it. TYLA Presentation: How to Get a Job After Law School: The Unclassified Story Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Atrium Lunch will be served. Classify: 1. To arrange or organize according to class or category. 2. To designate as confidential, secret, or top secret. Were you a law student who didn’t have the grades to participate in the On-Campus Interviewing process? Do you know a law student who is unable to find a job but who is at the top of his/her 12

class? Do law students approach you asking what the “secret” is to finding employment upon graduation in 2013? Then “How to Get a Job After Law School: The Unclassified Story” is the lunch spot for you! The Law Student Outreach (“LSO”) Committee for the Texas Young Lawyers Association will be presenting a luncheon seminar this spring semester to discuss creative and innovative ways in which law school graduates can land a job after graduation. Attorneys representing multiple practice areas across Texas will offer guidance in a laid-back, open forum that will encourage students to dialogue with attorneys and learn how they found their way into their first job out of law school. Fall Recruitment Information Session Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:00 - 4:30 p.m., Atrium All Class of 2015 students interested in participating in Fall Recruitment should attend this session. It will give you important dates and deadlines and mandatory documents that must be signed to participate. This will be a short 30 minute session to go over the processes, important dates and deadlines, and other information needed to participate. All-Star Sports and Entertainment Law Panel Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Law Alumni Room Dinner will be served. Interested in learning about a career in sports and entertainment law? Do you know this area encompasses many areas including labor and employment, torts, intellectual property and even sometimes criminal and family law. Come hear this exciting panel talk about this area of law and all that it entails. Panelists will include: Ricky Anderson, attorney for comedians Steve Harvey, Monique, singer Yolanda Adams and many other celebrities; Daryl Washington, attorney for radio personality Michael Baisden; Tommy Calvert, Radio Host; and Moderator, attorney Danielle Hargrove. This event is cosponsored by the Black Law Students Association and the Office of Career Services. Judicial Clerkship Information Session Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. Do you think you have an interest in doing a judicial clerkship after graduation? If so, attend this session to learn about the application process on the state and federal level and the Office of Career Services Clerkship Mailing Program. Professors will be there to discuss the process and answer questions as well as some of your classmates who have gone through the process successfully.

CLINIC APPLICANTS FOR SUMMER/FALL/SPRING 2013-14
Couldn’t make it to the Clinic Information Sessions but still want to apply to the Clinical Education Programs? Check out our TWEN page “Clinic Applicants for Summer/Fall/Spring 2013-2014” For questions, please call Marisa Santos at 210.431.5703 or email 13

msantos@stmarytx.edu. Applications are now being considered on a rolling basis. For more information on the clinical programs please visit the Center for Legal and Social Justice Clinic website at http://www.stmarytx.edu/law/index.php?site=centerForLegalAndSocialJustice.

CRITICAL THINKING FOR STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE LECTURE
Katherine and Randolph Pherson are coming to Texas State University as part of their Distinguished Lecture series. The Pherson's are internationally recognized experts and leaders in the field of Strategic and Applied Intelligence Analysis. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. on the campus of Texas State University, LBJ Student Center Ballroom and is free to the public. Their talk will focus on critical thinking applied to real-world problems. Attendance is limited to about 250 persons. A reception and meet-and-greet will be held after their presentation.

FREE INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE
Free income tax assistance is available for St. Mary’s University students and qualifying staff members on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge, University Center, 1st Floor. Income tax assistance will take place only on Tuesdays, from February 26 - April 9, 2013. Clients should bring their social security card, driver’s license and a copy of last year’s tax return. This program is sponsored by VITA, Bill Greehey School of Business, St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice and Student Development Division.

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.

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.

BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
Bible study classes with Professor Addicott are ongoing this semester. The Bible study classes are non-denominational and expository in nature. Instruction is based on the original languages of Scripture, on a line-by-line basis in the context of historical reality and categorical

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doctrines. Professor Addicott was trained for 30 years under the direct ministry of R. B. Thieme, Jr. (1918-2009). Stop by the Center for Terrorism Law for details.

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.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
The National Association of Law Students with Disabilities (NALSWD) will host its 2013 conference March 22-24, 2013 in Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Law Center, at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. NALSWD is a coalition of law students dedicated to disability advocacy and the achievement of equal access, inclusion, diversity and non-discrimination in legal education and in the legal profession. Please visit www.nalswd.org for additional information and registration.

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. The Texas Energy Council and the Brookhaven Geotechnology Institute are offering oneyear scholarships up to $2,500 in various disciplines. For more information, please go to http://www.txenergycouncil.org/miscfiles/TEC%20scholarship%20instructions%202013.pdf Deadline to enter is March 22, 2013. 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. 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 15

aspect of tax law. Submit papers by email to aberkow@jmls.edu by Sunday, March 31, 2013. Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Scholarship is offering several scholarships to law students. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2013. Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Student Writing Competition. Prize is $1,500 and airfare/lodging to attend the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2013. Please visit http://apps.americanbar.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=IL504000. 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. 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) 5569371 or email julie.rorie@oscn.net. Deadline to enter is April 1, 2013. The Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties is now accepting applications. Application packets must be RECEIVED by Friday, April 5, 2013. Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. For more information on this opportunity, please visit http://www.nationinstitute.org/prizes/1068/the_robert_masur_fellowship_in_civil_liberties/. Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee Annual Law Student Writing competition. $500 prize and reimbursement to attend annual meeting. http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/marketing/tips/13_admiralty_law_student_writing_co mp_rules.authcheckdam.pdf. Deadline is April 5, 2013. Criminal Justice William Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition. Topic is Social Media-Implications for Criminal Law, Practice and Procedure. Prize $2000. Please visit http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/criminal_justice/Greenhalgh_2013.auth checkdam.pdf. The Southwest Juvenile Defender Center (SWJDC) is accepting applications for the seventh annual Napoleon Beazley Defender Award. The award is for a 2012-13 graduating law student who is committed to working on behalf of the defense of children in the Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah region. Applications must include a resume, two letters of recommendation, and an essay of no more than 500 words that states why the applicant should receive the award. All applications will be reviewed by the Napoleon Beazley Defender Award Committee and must be received by April 8, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. For more information please visit http://childrenandthelawblog.com/?p=1984&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_cam paign=Feed%3A+childrenandthelawblog%2Frss+%28Children+and+the+Law+Blog%29

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Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest. Prize is a certificate and possible publication in Family Law Quarterly and on the Section website. Deadline to request entry number is April 12, 2013. Essay is due April 26. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/family_law/resources/essay_contest.html. The Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Franklin Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for law students from the Eastern District of Texas. Financial award is $7,500. For eligibility, selection criteria, application, or for more information please go to the website at http://www.innsofcourt.org/inns/tjohnwardinn/. Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2013. The Law School Scholarship of the Federal Bar Association-El Paso Chapter (EPFBA) will award a $2000 scholarship to an outstanding El Pasoan who will begin law school in Fall 2013. The award is based on academic achievement, community involvement, and dedication to the study of law. Pease email EPFBAscholars@gmail.com for more information or for an application please visit http://www.fedbar.org/elpaso.html. Deadline to apply is April 19, 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. Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition Call For Papers. The competition is open to all law students. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Entries must be original, unpublished work and must not exceed 50 pages, including notes. Coauthored essays may be submitted. Prize money is $2,500. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2013. Submit Entries to: Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556. For more information please visit www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf.
Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Award Competition. Prize $5,000 and possible publication. Entry deadline is May 1, 2013. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/administrative_law/initiatives_awards/gellhorn_sargentich_law_student_es say_competition.html

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. 17

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 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 Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) announces the 2013 Mike Eidson Scholarship. The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with a dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. For more information on this scholarship, please go to the AAJ website at http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/8514.htm. Application deadline is May 1, 2013. 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 International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas is sponsoring the 2013 Texas Law Student Legal Writing Contest. Entries should address any area of international law. First place entry will be awarded $1,000 and $500 for second place. Entries must be received by May 31, 2013. For more information on this writing completion, please visit the ILSTexas website at http://www.ilstexas.org/International%20website%20scripts%20%20do%20not%20touch%20!!!/Student%20Outreach/2013/contest2013.pdf 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. The American Judges Association (AJA) announces its Twenty-Fifth Annual Law Student Essay Competition. Essays submitted must be under the category of “Comparing Hearsay Rules in Different Courts.” First prize is $3,000, second prize is $1,500, and third prize is $1,000. Entries must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2013. For more information, please see http://aja.ncsc.dni.us. 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 18

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. 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 Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce their twentieth annual Brown Award to recognize Excellence in Legal Writing. The 2013 recipient of the Brown award will received $10,000 for their winning paper. For contest guidelines and rules, please go to www.brownsims.com/judgebrownaward.htm. Deadline for submission is June 7, 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. Criminal Justice Citizen Amicus Brief Project. Prize: $500 and possible publication in a future Criminal Justice Section periodical. For more information please visit: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/citizen_amicus.html.

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