The Witan, 2012-2013 Academic Year Issue 27, March 25, 2013

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The Witan, 2012-2013 Academic Year Issue 27, March 25, 2013

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WITAN
St. Mary’s University School of Law Issue 27 March 25, 2013 By VMM
Submit articles to be published to Ms. Bebe Gonzalez (bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu) in electronic format by noon Thursday

LINDA AND DAVE SCHLUETER FIRST-YEAR MOOT COURT COMPETITORS INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCHOLAR ORDER OF BARRISTERS APPLICATIONS DUE HLAA SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2013 and FALL 2013 REGISTRATION MEETINGS FOR 1LS COURSE ADVISING BAR SKILLS PREPARATION CLASS APALSA GENERAL MEETING THIS WEEK WESTLAW TRAINING ON COST-EFECTIVE RESEARCH BUILD YOUR OWN SUNDAE NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DAY ADVOCACY PANEL PRESENTED BY THE BOARD OF ADVOCATES FALL 2013 ACADEMIC SCHOLAR APPLICANTS WANTED 2013 INNSBRUCK PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS STUDENT WITNESSES NEEDED FOR NATIONAL TRIAL COMPETITION (NTC)

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2013 COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

ATTENTION 1L & 2LE STUDENTS
JOURNAL INFORMATION SESSIONS & HAPPY HOUR THE SCHOLAR OPEN HOUSE AND APPLICATIONS PROBONO CLINIC STUDENT COORDINATOR APPLICATIONS IMMIGRATION SYMPOSIUM 2013 ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATNG IN MAY

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 COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROGRAM ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL CAREER SERVICES WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU 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 – HOLY WEEK MASS SCHEDULE BIBLE STUDY CLASSES NOISE LEVEL EVENT SET-UPS FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS WRITING COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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LINDA AND DAVE SCHLUETER FIRST-YEAR MOOT COURT COMPETITORS
On behalf of the Board of Advocates, congratulations to all participants in the Linda and Dave Schlueter First-Year Moot Court Competition. Thank you all for your hard work and for making the preliminary rounds of the competition a success. Also, the Board of Advocates would like to extend their thanks to the student judges who took time from their busy schedules to judge the preliminary rounds. Thank you for your time. The Board of Advocates invites everyone to the final round of the competition to watch Lindsay Forbes and Leslie McCombs, representing the Petitioner, versus Francesca Di Troia and Travis Donald, representing the Respondent. The finals will be Monday, March 25 at 11:30 a.m. in the Nicholas L. Ribis Courtroom (Law Classroom 102). We look forward to seeing you there.

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCHOLAR
The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice will host a happy hour, sponsored by Kaplan, on Monday, March 25, 2013, 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.

ORDER OF BARRISTERS APPLICATIONS DUE
Completed applications to the Order of Barristers are due to Professor Schlueter's office, LF270 no later than NOON on Monday, March 25, 2013. The Order – which is open only to third-year students – provides national recognition for individuals who have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective schools.

HLAA SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE
Completed applications for the Hispanic Law Alumni Association (HLAA) law school scholarship and bar study grants for 2L/3L students are due Monday, March 25, 2013 no later than 5:00 p.m. by email attachment to Professor Mike Martinez, Jr. at mmartinez17@stmarytx.edu. 3

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: 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.

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.   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

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 4

enrollment.

APALSA GENERAL MEETING THIS WEEK
The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) will have a general meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Atrium of the Law Administration Building. Officer elections will be addressed. Lunch will be provided. An RSVP by the end of the day would be appreciated so that enough food is ordered. An RSVP is NOT necessary for meeting attendance. Anyone who may be interested in participating in APALSA next year is invited to attend.

WESTLAW TRAINING ON COST-EFECTIVE RESEARCH
The way to succeed as a law clerk or associate is to make yourself invaluable as a legal researcher. The way to do this is to complete every project you are given promptly and thoroughly. Cost--Effective Research training on Westlaw and WestlawNext will help you. It shows you the fastest and best ways to find and organize the information you need and the real-world cost of your legal research. Invest just 30 minutes of your time in Cost-Effective Research training, and you'll earn benefits throughout your career - starting immediately with 1000 WestlawRewards® Points. Learn more and sign up for training at lawschool.westlaw.com. Two classes will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in Law Library 106 (the A/V room).

BUILD YOUR OWN SUNDAE NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DAY
National Law Student Mental Health Day is this week Wednesday, March 27th. In observance of this day, the Student Bar Association, the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, and Student Psychological and Testing Services will host “Build Your Own Sundae” from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the Law Plaza. Information about “Growing Healthy Relationships” will be available at the event.

ADVOCACY PANEL PRESENTED BY THE BOARD OF ADVOCATES
The Board of Advocates is proud to present the 2013 Advocacy Panel on March 27th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Alumni Room. Representatives from the EAP Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Negotiations teams as well as the Board of Advocates will be on hand to discuss advocacy opportunities available to 2L and 3L St. Mary’s Law students. Each representative will provide a presentation on their respective advocacy opportunities. There will be time for questions afterward. This panel will be especially beneficial to current 1Ls interested in learning about all of the advocacy options that St. Mary’s has to offer. Lunch will be served. We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 Advocacy Panel. For questions or more information about the event please contact Meagan Scott at meaganscott87@gmail.com or come by the Board of Advocates office in Raba.

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FALL 2013 ACADEMIC SCHOLAR APPLICANTS WANTED
The Office of Academic and Student Affairs invite students who will be 2Ls and 3Ls in good standing during the Fall 2013 semester to apply for these paid positions. Academic Scholars provide supplemental skills-based lectures to 1Ls throughout the Fall semester. Applications are available in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs in Raba 106. Please submit your completed application to our office in hard copy no later than April 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

2013 INNSBRUCK PROGRAM
If you plan to attend the 2013 Innsbruck Program, please submit your application (online or hard copy) as soon as possible. The $100 deposit is not due until May 1, but contact information is needed for all prospective participants. The faculty for this year’s program includes Professors R. Flint, Hardberger, Marks and Pomeroy. For details about the program, please see one of the program directors, Professors Reams and Cochran.

INNSBRUCK SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are still available for the 2013 Innsbruck Program. Applications for the Sarah Thompson Scholarship must be submitted by March 28 at 5:00 p.m. Applications are available from bulletin boards on campus or from Sr. Grace Walle. Applications for the Emiliano Infante Segrera Scholarship are due May 1 at 5:00 p.m. Please see Professor Reamey for details.

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. 6

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.

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. 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.

THE SCHOLAR OPEN HOUSE AND APPLICATIONS
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.

PROBONO CLINIC STUDENT COORDINATOR APPLICATIONS
Attention 1L Students! Applications for ProBono Clinic Student Coordinator are now 7

available. Applications and descriptions for the coordinator positions are posted on the ProBono Clinics/Community Service TWEN page. Applications are due Friday, March 29th at 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled as applications are submitted. If you have any questions, please email stmarysprobono@gmail.com.

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”

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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

ST. MARY’S LAW SCHOOL PROBONO CLINIC ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATNG IN MAY
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? Tracking forms must be submitted to the ProBono Research Assistant no later than March 31st in order to be eligible for the ProBono Service Certificate. By now, you should have received an email with your current hours. If you have not received an email with your hours OR if you have not submitted all hours you have worked, please email stmarysprobono@gmail.com. Below is a list of those students who are eligible. If your name is not on this list, please ensure you email the ProBono RA immediately.
DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCE Anietie Maureen-Ann Akpan Bart Aldrich Matthew Thomas Allen Kellie Blaise Anderson Hutton T. Ask Jasser Abraham Awad Claudia Valdez Balli Amanda Jayne Sorem Batsche Kenneth Michael Best Matthew Blyth Rebecca Lynn Brown Bradley Ryan Byrd Thomas N. Cammack, III Shaun D. Carpenter Hallye Elizabeth Casey Jessica Renee Castilleja Juan R. Castro Jr. Erin Rae Clegg Boris Corak J. Dean Craig James G. Cramp Joshua Davila Jordan M. Davisson Anthony Rene De La O César de León Robert D. Dittman Richard Estrada III Jennifer N. Fields Amanda C. Finn Alberto Carlos Garcia Jessie Lynn Garner Jeramie J. A. Gertz Casey Robert Goodman Nicholas Adam Guinn Elizabeth O. Gutierrez Brittany Nicole Hannah Gary Chadwick Harlow Jason B. Hebert Alexander R. F. Hellerstedt Amber Holmes Brittany Jane Hudson Melissa Kay Jeffries Cuadrado Andrew E. Jones IV Mary Kathryn Kahrhoff David Kilgore Elizabeth R. Kopecki Keith Kee Wan Lee Thomas Mark Lew Lauren Lluveras Jennifer Jean Longfellow Susan Elizabeth MacCabe Laura Nolan Maetzold Antionette Presha Mays Rachel Catherine Meals Fátima Lucía Menéndez Trisha Marie Morales Padia Irene Carmen Faulkner Morris Dominic Joseph Negrón Jaclyn Rose Pargas George Abraham Posada Krystine Nicole Ramon Shellie Renee Reyes Carlos Navarrete Rodriguez David Rodriguez Jason Alan Rogers Melissa Salinas Emily Faye Schools Christina Leigh Schwennsen Chance L. Shoemake Abbigail N. Smith Susan J. Stahlman Cara Leann Surell Kim Terán Angel H. Tomasino Marcie Anne Trevino Ann Kathryn Watson Whitney Anne Watson Carlos Jay Whetten López Joseph Michael Wilkinson Alison R. Williams Kortney Kay Williams Aurial LaShell Wood Gregory Brian Yost Jennifer Ann Zarka Bethel Tewolde Zehaie Amy Leigh Zetzman MASTER OF LAWS Norma Elia Rodriguez

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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.   Tuesday, April 2, 12:30 p.m. - Distinguished Speaker Series: Hamas Friday, April 5, 12:30 p.m. - Student Workshop: Rendition 10



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.

COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROGRAM ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Community Justice Program (CJP) is having its Fourth Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, April 11, 2013. The CJP needs volunteers to come out and help with registration and organization of the event. Please consider helping the CJP – you can earn community service hours while spending the day outdoors at the Quarry. Not bad! Registration begins at noon on Thursday, April 11 and the shotgun start is at 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Quarry Golf Club at 444 E. Basse Rd. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Matt Blyth at matt.blyth@gmail.com, or 847.744.0164.

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. 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. and 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.

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OCS MINI GROUP CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS
Clinical Professor Stephanie Stevens will address Criminal Defense on Monday, March 25th at 12:00 p.m. Please email Anndria Flores at aflores11@stmarytx.edu if you are interested in attending today’s group career counseling session.

OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES (OCS) – SPRING 2013 PROGRAMMING
Please RSVP for all programs in the Events Section of SYMPLICITY under WORKSHOPS. 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 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, 12

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 18, 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 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
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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 Holy Week Mass Schedule
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – Reconciliation Service, 4:00 p.m., Assumption Chapel Holy Thursday, March 28 – Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 p.m., Guadalupe Chapel Good Friday, March 29 – Good Friday Liturgy, 3:00 p.m., Guadalupe Chapel Saturday, March 30 – Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m., Guadalupe Chapel Easter Sunday, March 31 – Mass, 11:00 a.m., Assumption Chapel

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 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.

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 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 14

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. 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 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest. Prize is a certificate and possible publication 15

in Family Law Quarterly and on the Section website. Deadline to request entry number is April 12, 2013. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/family_law/resources/essay_contest.html. Essay is due April 26. 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_essay_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.

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NEW - IT-Lex, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educational, literary, and scientific advancement in the field of technology law, is proud to announce its first Technology Law Writing Competition. Top three winning submissions will receive $5,000, $1,000, $500. For more information, please visit www.it-lex.org/writing-contest. Deadline to apply is 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 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 17

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 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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St. Mary's University School of Law, “The Witan, 2012-2013 Academic Year Issue 27, March 25, 2013,” St. Mary's Law Digital Repository, accessed January 25, 2020, http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/item/STMUlaw_TheWitan_2013March25_issue27.

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