The Witan, 2013-2014 Academic Year Issue 8, October 14, 2013

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The Witan, 2013-2014 Academic Year Issue 8, October 14, 2013

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2013-10-14

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WITAN
St. Mary’s University School of Law Issue 8 October 14, 2013 By LHB
Submit articles to be published to Ms. Bebe Gonzalez (bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu) in electronic format by noon Thursday

PRACTICE SKILLS REQUIREMENTS AVAILABLE SPRING 2014 STUDENT ORGANIZATION MEETINGS THIS WEEK SPRING 2013 REGISTRATION BEGINS THIS WEEK RED MASS – SAVE THE DATE LONE STAR CLASSIC – CALL FOR BAILIFFS & MARSHALS BAR APPLICATIONS NOTARIZED BOO BASH CHARTING YOUR COURSE OVER YOUR LAST YEAR IN SCHOOL INFORMATION ABOUT 1L FINGERPRINTING OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS WORKSHOPS IN THE LAW LIBRARY JFK ASSIGNATION – THEORIES AND QUESTIONS JURIST COMMENTARY PIECE SOUGHT RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED ST. MARY’S LAW SCHOOL PRO BONO PROGRAM LOOKING TO GAIN LEGAL EXPERIENCE AND GET ACADEMIC CREDIT? VET LAW FORUM 2013

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EXAMSOFT FOR 1Ls ATTENTION 2Ls AND 3LEs YEAR TWO NOW WHAT TO DO? CAREER COUNSELOR IN THE CLASSROOM BUILDING TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES FALL 2013 FITNESS SCHEDULE LAW MINISTRY BIBLE STUDY ST. THOMAS MORE SOCIETY EXPOSITORY BIBLE CLASS LAW FOOD CART ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS EVENT SET-UPS TOBACCO PRODUCTS WRITING COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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PRACTICE SKILLS REQUIREMENTS AVAILABLE SPRING 2014
St. Mary’s now offers two additional ways to meet student practice skills requirement for graduation. Both avenues are available to students in Spring 2014. 1) Contract Drafting with Professor Walch The Contract Drafting course will teach students the principles of contemporary commercial drafting and introduce them to documents typically used in a variety of transactions. The skills students will gain will be applicable to any transactional practice and will even be useful to litigators. On finishing the course, students should know: the business purpose of each of the contract concepts; how to translate the business deal into contract concepts; how to draft each of a contract’s parts; how to draft with clarity and without ambiguity; how to add value to a deal; how to work through the drafting process; and how to review and comment on a contract. Students will perform drafting and contract negotiation exercises throughout the semester, and course grades will be based on several drafting exercises and class participation. 2) The Practice Credit Program The Practice Credit Program (3 credit hour program only) offers students the opportunity to earn course credit while performing a legal externship. Details of the program may be found on the St. Mary’s Law School website at https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/law/centers/practicecredit-program/externships/. For more information, please contact Amanda Rivas at arivas@stmarytx.edu or 210.431.5712. In addition to many opportunities at nonprofit and government offices, the Practice Credit Program now has an externship available at the general counsel’s office of a large company in San Antonio, and several more potential sites are being negotiated.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION MEETINGS THIS WEEK
The Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Society will meet on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library. Black Law Student Association will host their meeting on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Atrium, Law Administration Building. The Women’s Law Association together with the Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation and the Office of Career Services present their Speed Networking program. This event will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room. Various attorneys from the BCWB will join us and they will discuss their areas of practice and their jobs. This event is open to member and non-members. To RSVP please visit Symplicity and sign up, as space is limited. WLA looks forward to seeing you at this

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SPRING 2013 REGISTRATION BEGINS THIS WEEK
Below please find Spring 2013 registration information. The tentative summer schedule will be out prior to actual registration and will be distributed. Please check your student email account. First year, first semester students will be registered automatically for Spring classes and are not yet eligible to register for intersession courses. Students may register on the below listed dates. Use the hours earned at the end of the spring/summer 2013 semesters to determine when you may register. October 14 through October 19 - students with 51 hours or more October 21 through October 26 - students with 31 hours - 50 hours October 28 through November 2 - all year groups All 3rd semester 1L evening students and higher can access online registration. Please check Gateway for information regarding any holds that may be placed on your online registration screen. If there is a hold, the office that placed the hold is the only authorized office to remove the hold. If you have a question or concern regarding registration, please contact Ms. Catherine Mery at cmery@stmarytx.edu. Please remember that the Office of Academic and Student Affairs is available to advise on course selection. To make an appointment, please contact Patricia Solano at 210.431.4340 or email academicaffairs@stmarytx.edu.

RED MASS – SAVE THE DATE
Please reserve the date for Red Mass to be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205.

LONE STAR CLASSIC – CALL FOR BAILIFFS & MARSHALS
The law school will be conducting the 2013 Lone Star Classic® on October 17–19, 2013 in San Antonio. The competition is open to all law schools that have been accredited by the American Bar Association. We anticipate having 16 teams compete. This year the problem will be a criminal case in the State of Lone Star, a hypothetical venue, and it will utilize the Federal Rules of Evidence. If you are interested in serving as a bailiff or marshal for the preliminary rounds, please stop by the Board of Advocates (BOA) office or contact Mr. Brandon Cook for an entry 4

form. Notably, students serving in one of these capacities will receive 2 BOA points for each round in which they serve—enabling those seeking to join BOA in the future to meet the required participation points set out by the organization. The preliminary rounds will take place on Thursday and Friday, October 17th and 18th, in the Bexar County Courthouse, Probate Court 2. The teams will break to semi-final rounds on the morning of Saturday, October 19th. The final round will take place on that same day, the afternoon of the 19th. Both the semi-final and final rounds will be held on campus, at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Additionally, the final round will take place in St. Mary’s state-ofthe-art courtroom. For anyone interested in advocacy, joining a mock trial team, or just want to see what these competitions are all about, this is an excellent opportunity to witness some of the best mock trial teams in the nation compete. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Any questions, comments, or concerns may be directed to: Mr. Brandon Cook, btc0006@gmail.com.

BAR APPLICATIONS NOTARIZED
Do you need your bar application notarized? The deadline is soon! Staff from the St. Mary’s School of Law Center for Legal and Social Justice (CLSJ) will be tabling in the Law Classroom building on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 -6:30 p.m. to offer FREE notary services. CLSJ houses our award-winning clinical courses for credit. Even if you do not need an application notarized, please stop by our table to hear more about what your fellow law students are accomplishing in their clinics!

BOO BASH
St. Mary’s University School of Law, Student Bar Association and Law Ministry invites you to their annual BOO BASH on Friday, October 25, 2013, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Pecan Grove. All children of St. Mary’s University faculty, staff and students under the age of 12 are welcome. Food, games, arts, crafts and lots of candy and fun await you. For more information please contact Sister Grace Walle at 210.436.3063 or gwalle@stmarytx.edu.

CHARTING YOUR COURSE OVER YOUR LAST YEAR IN SCHOOL A Program for All 3L and 4LEs
The Office of Career Services has a video available to all 3L and 4LEs on the program “Charting Your Course Over Your Last Year In School.” This program will refresh your game plan as you start your last year of law school. Topics include: Refreshing your resume, using Symplicity, gaining additional job skills in your last year, preparing for solo practice, careers, learning about exit interviews, the bar exam and much more. Please go to http://bcove.me/q7r14nwc for the video. The PowerPoint and the link for this video are posted in Symplicity. 5

INFORMATION ABOUT 1L FINGERPRINTING
Safran Morpho Trust will conduct the fingerprinting for all first-year law students for the Declaration of Intent for the Board of Law Examiners on Wednesday and Thursday, November 6-7, 2013, in LF207 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both days. Students must register on-line, in advance, for an appointment. Please check your St. Mary’s Student Email for specific instructions on the 1L fingerprinting process.

OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS
Please RSVP to attend any of the below listed programs: RSVP in the “Events” section of Symplicity under “Workshops.” You will not be included in the head count for food if you do not RSVP at least 24-hours before the event. You may still attend the event; however, we ask that you do not eat until after the program concludes. Meet the Professionals Series: Post Graduate Judicial Clerkships Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Office of Career Services, Room 216, Law Library You may bring a brown bag lunch. LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, SIGN UP IN SYMPLICITY The Meet the Professionals Series is a series of programs that provide students with an opportunity to learn from practitioners in a small setting. The practitioners will talk about their career and experiences and how they got to their current positions as well as answer student questions. This program will be presented by alum, Emmanuel Garcia, Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Orlando Garcia, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and former Briefing Attorney for The Honorable Marialyn Barnard, Texas Fourth Court of Appeals. Construction Law Luncheon Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. Business attire should be worn for this event. The Construction Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association will present information about the practice area and how to find jobs in this area. This event often results in jobs, so please join us for some terrific information and networking! Meet the Professionals Series: Criminal Defense Law Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Office of Career Services, Room 216, Law Library You may bring a brown bag lunch. LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, SIGN UP IN SYMPLICITY The Meet the Professionals Series is a series of programs that provide students with an opportunity to learn from practitioners in a small setting. The practitioners will talk about their career and experiences and how they got to their current positions as well as answer student questions. This program is presented by alum Bill Clanton of Law Office of Bill Clanton, P.C. 6

OCS Halloween Open House Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., Office of Career Services, Room 216, Law Library Join us for our Halloween Open House!!!! Food, drinks, candy, games, prizes. Come meet the folks in OCS and take a break from studying for a few minutes. Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Information Session Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. Come learn more about what it means to be an in house counsel at a corporation and network with some attorneys. Meet the Professionals Series: Marine JAG Opportunities Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Office of Career Services, Room 216, Law Library You may bring a brown bag lunch. LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, SIGN UP IN SYMPLICITY The Meet the Professionals Series is a series of programs that provide students with an opportunity to learn from practitioners in a small setting. The practitioners will talk about their career and experiences and how they got to their current positions as well as answer student questions. This program will be presented by a Marine JAG officer and will discuss opportunities to become a Marine JAG after law school. Getting a Job in one of Texas' Rising Legal Markets Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00 - 12:50 p.m., Raba 202 Lunch will be served. Students will hear from attorneys from legal markets around the state that are outside the major metropolitan areas. Our speakers will discuss the climate of these legal markets, hot practice areas and tips and ideas for relocating to these areas. Come learn about how you can expand your job search outside of San Antonio and other major markets. Practice Area Fair Tuesday, November 12, 2013 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room. Dress code is office casual. Learn about legal practice areas. Nacho bar. Door prizes awarded each hour. Come and meet alumni. This will be a great opportunity for students to learn about various areas of legal practice. During the event, each practice area will be stationed at a table, where participating attorneys will discuss their work and interact with the students in attendance. The event gives students a better understanding of the work involved in various types of law practice. Students are welcome to come through the fair as their schedule allows. They are not expected to stay the entire time.

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WORKSHOPS IN THE LAW LIBRARY
The Sarita Kenedy East Law Library will offer various workshops on topics of interest to students throughout the Fall 2013 semester. Below is a list of topics to be offered. If you would like to attend a particular workshop, please contact Professor Mike Martinez at mmartinez17@stmarytx.edu so that lunch and refreshments are ordered. HeinOnline, Your Answer to Life Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 12:00 p.m., Law Library, Room 217 Would you like to find out how and why people with Japanese ancestry were prohibited from the Pacific coast in 1942? What was the first regulation published in the Federal Register? Would you like a drawing of Lord Chief Justice Cockburn, which was published in the earliest law review published in America? Where would you go if the answers were not on LexisNexis, Westlaw, or Bloomberg Law? Answers to all of the above can be found in a wonderful database called HeinOnline. Workshop attendees will be provided with a free lunch. Free Legal Resources Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 12:00 p.m., Law Library, Room 217 As you may know, once you graduate you will have to start paying for access to Lexis and Westlaw, and subscriptions to all of the resources you currently enjoy may be prohibitively expensive. Accordingly, the Law Library is offering this workshop to introduce you to some of the best free resources on the internet along with a number of other tips to save you money once you start practicing. All workshop attendees will be provided with a free lunch—see, you are saving money already!

JFK ASSIGNATION – THEORIES AND QUESTIONS
Join L. Wayne Scott, Professor of Law and Director of ADR Studies on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in LC104 as he speaks on JFK Assignation – Theories and Questions. This event is open to the public.

JURIST COMMENTARY PIECE SOUGHT
JURIST, an ABA and Webby award-winning legal news service that reaches hundreds of thousands of readers weekly seeks original opinion-based articles from law students regarding their personal and work experiences in a field of law. Recently JURIST published a piece about Texas death inmates’ challenge on the use of new execution drugs. JURIST link: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2013/10/texas-inmates-challenge-use-of-new-executiondrugs.php. As a result, JURIST would like to publish a student commentary piece on this topic. Articles should be approximately 1,200 words in length and do not require Bluebook citations. For examples of recent articles please see: http://jurist.org/dateline/. For more information, please contact studentcommentary@jurist.org.

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RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED
Professor David Grenardo is seeking two research assistants who are highly motivated with proficiency in Bluebook citing. The topics of the articles that will require research include: (1) getting a job as a law student and (2) pro bono. Strong grades and writing ability are also required. Work on a law journal is preferable. Please email your resume and a previous writing sample to Professor Grenardo, directly at dgrenardo@stmarytx.edu. Professor Wayne Scott also seeks two research assistants, who are motivated and proficient in Bluebook citing. Research will be conducted in Texas Civil Procedure and Mediation topics. Strong grades required as well as writing ability and work on a law journal is preferable. Please email your resume to Professor Scott at wscott@stmarytx.edu.

ST. MARY’S LAW SCHOOL PRO BONO PROGRAM
This year the St. Mary’s Law School Pro Bono Program has many great opportunities for Pro Bono and Public Service activities. We are proud to announce the roll out of a new opportunity for all students: The State Bar of Texas Law Student Pro Bono College! This is in addition to the St. Mary’s Pro Bono and Public Service Certificate and a great addition to your resume. St. Mary’s School of Law Pro Bono and Public Service Certificate Requirements 1. 50 hours of combined pro bono and/or community service hours completed over the 3-5 years of study, while enrolled as a law student (full time or part time). 2. Recorded on a tracking form that is approved or provided by The Pro Bono Program. And signed by a supervisor or authorized signer for the event(s). Requirements for Admission into the Pro Bono College: 1. Be a student enrolled in a Texas law school and be in good academic standing; 2. Complete at least 50 hours of pro bono work per year (September 1 – August 31); and 3. Complete an application documenting all hours performed. Pro Bono College Work Defined 1. The services must be law-related and be provided free of any charge to: a. A person who qualifies as indigent under the federal poverty income guidelines; b. Charitable, public interest organizations with respect to matters or projects designed predominantly to address the needs of poor persons; or c. The State Bar or any other body or organization in furtherance of the rights of indigent persons. 2. With the exception of travel time, any time spent working on the pro bono projects counts, including training sessions and research for the project. 3. Pro bono work does not qualify if it: a. Resulted in monetary compensation to the student above and beyond reimbursement for expenses incurred in the delivery of pro bono services;

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b. Was performed as part of a course or other activity for which the student received any academic credit; or c. Was performed in connection with fundraising activities. Benefits of Pro Bono College Membership Bronze Membership: (1st year of Membership) 1. Certificate signed by the State Bar President and Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court; 2. Recognition in the program for the New Lawyer Induction Ceremony; and 3. Pro Bono College pin. Silver Membership: (2nd year of Membership) 1. The Bronze perks plus 1 year of access to TexasBarCLE Online Library after graduation. Gold Membership: (3rd year of Membership) 1. Silver perks plus a reduced registration fee to the Guide to Basics of Law Practice up to 50 students with the most pro bono hours accrued; or 2. Silver perks plus one-time free tuition to the Poverty Law Conference. Don’t forget to sign up on the TWEN Pro Bono Program/Public Service Page. Check out Library Carrel 101 or ask any of the Pro Bono Program Student Coordinators for more information. If you have any questions please feel free to email stmarysprobono@gmail.com.

PRACTICE CREDIT PROGRAMS
LOOKING TO GAIN LEGAL EXPERIENCE AND GET ACADEMIC CREDIT? Spring or Summer 2014 INTERNSHIPS/EXTERNSHIPS START NOW: Check out Symplicity or use your own contacts to secure an eligible position. For eligibility questions, please contact Amanda Rivas, arivas@stmarytx.edu. Best Advice NOW: Contact Amanda Rivas, Associate Director of Practice Credit Programs, for a meeting to save you time and energy. Email: arivas@stmarytx.edu; Office phone: (210) 4315712. NEW OFFICE HOURS at Career Services Office: Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Come to the Internship/Work Study Information Session on October 1st in the Atrium at 12:00 p.m. Read about the two program options (PCP Externship or PCP Independent Study) on our website: https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/law/centers/practice-credit-program/. PLAN ahead: The PCP Externship program requires a MANDATORY class before you start working. The PCP Independent Study Program does NOT require this class. Spring Class: Summer Class: Friday, January 10, 2014 Saturday, May 10, 2014 10

Early June Date TBD DISCLAIMER: You may attend the class even if you are not formally registered and you are still trying to solidify a placement. 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. NEW In-House Counsel Externship this Spring!! Work in a general counsel office for a large business here in San Antonio! Contact Amanda Rivas immediately for information and an application. Email: arivas@stmarytx.edu; Office phone: (210) 431-5712 * For U.S. Attorney & Federal Public Defender Internships, contact Professor Schmolesky. * Federal Criminal Procedure is a companion class component for those internships.

VET LAW FORUM 2013
Vet Law Forum 2013 invites you to their first VA event for law students and lawyers serving (or who are interested in serving) veterans on a pro-bono basis. Please save the date for this no-cost event hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday October 30, 2013. Space is limited. Register for the event no later than September 30, 2013. To register for this event or for more information, please visit Vet Law Forum website at http://www.va.gov/OGC/vetlaw2013.asp.

EXAMSOFT FOR 1Ls
If you are a 1L student, please note you will not have access to download Examsoft at this time. Students will receive an official e-mail notification from the Law Tech department near the Thanksgiving break informing you when the program will be available for download. Instructions will include information on accessing, installing, and utilizing the ExamSoft application. Please check your St. Mary’s email account for this notice.

ATTENTION 2Ls AND 3LEs YEAR TWO NOW WHAT TO DO?
The Office of Career Services now has a 30-minute video “Year Two Now What to Do?” available for all 2Ls and 3LEs. This is a beneficial video to help ensure you are on the right track with academics, your job search, the Bar and more. You may view the video at http://bcove.me/f1k6dvmc. The link is also housed in the Document Library in Symplicity. The video may be accessed from any device, including laptop, phone or tablet. For questions or more information, please stop by the Office of Career Services.

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CAREER COUNSELOR IN THE CLASSROOM BUILDING
Do you have a quick question but don’t have time to stop by the Office of Career Services? Every Tuesday, Director Patrick will be present in the Law Classroom building to answer any questions you may have. She will be in the building between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. So take advantage of this opportunity and stop by to have your questions answered.

TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES
The next deadline for the Texas Bar Examination application is October 30, 2013. File No Earlier Examination Dates Than February July June 30 November 30 Timely Postmark Deadline August 30 January 30 Absolute Postmark Deadline
Late Fee Required

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Deadlines are STRICTLY enforced. Please refer to the Texas Board of Law Examiners website http://www.ble.state.tx.us/exam_info/deadlines_tbe.htm for more information.

FALL 2013 FITNESS SCHEDULE
For a complete list of Campus Recreation Fall Fitness classes this semester, please go to: https://gateway.stmarytx.edu/custom/resources/departmentaloffices/CampusRecreationAACC/pd f/Fall%20Fit%20Class%20Schedule%202013.pdf. Stay fit and stay healthy!

LAW MINISTRY
Sister Grace Walle, FMI is the Campus Minister for the St. Mary’s University School of Law. Her office is located in Room 105 of the Ernest Raba (Law Faculty) building. Sister Grace is available for pastoral counseling and spiritual guidance. Sister Grace also coordinates service programs that provide outreach to the community. Her telephone number is (210) 4363063 and her email address is gwalle@stmarytx.edu. Stop by for a cup of coffee or a PBJ sandwich, available at no cost, just outside her office.

BIBLE STUDY ST. THOMAS MORE SOCIETY
Please join us at weekly bible study hosted by the St. Thomas More Society every Wednesday from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. in Raba, LF 202A. We will have a brief lesson and discussion every week over the gospel. The discussion will be focused on how we can apply what we have learned to our future careers. Also, we will end our study with a short meeting to keep members informed about upcoming events. Snacks will be provided so come hungry. For 12

more information please contact Seth Sullivan at sully078@aol.com or Kerriann Britt at keabritt@gmail.com.

EXPOSITORY BIBLE CLASS
Those interested in learning the methodology and mechanics of the Bible are invited to attend Professor Jeffrey Addicott’s “Bible Class”. The classes are free and open to the public. Bible classes are held in the small conference room at the Center for Terrorism Law in the Raba building. Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. The classes cover individual books of the Bible using categorical, theological, and analytical teaching. Bring a pen and notebook! For more information contact Evan Anders at evananders13@gmail.com or (361) 920-3504.

LAW FOOD CART
Come get your tacos, soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks and drinks at the Law Food Cart located in the Law Classroom building, Student Lounge. The Food Cart is open Monday through Thursday. Breakfast is served 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You may pick up lunch from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Rattler Card, credit cards and cash accepted. No checks please.

ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS EVENT SET-UPS
Work Order requests for event set-ups should be submitted 10-days 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, fellowships or scholarships, please email Bebe Gonzalez, Office of Academic and Student Affairs at bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu.

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Each year, Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) awards a $1,000 scholarship to one minority student at each Texas law school. The scholarship promotes diversity in the legal profession by assisting members of minority populations within the bar to: (1) enter the legal profession; and (2) participate in the programs and activities of TYLA and the State Bar of Texas. The scholarship awards are distributed before the Spring semester. The application deadline is October 25, 2013. More information is available on the TYLA website at http://www.tyla.org/tyla/index.cfm/resources/law-students1/scholarships/. Applications are also available in the Financial Aid office. The State Bar of Texas, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section announces sponsorship of six summer internships for students currently in their second or third year of law school with each of the following agencies: (i) the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, (ii) the Office of the Attorney General (Environmental Protection and Administrative Law Division), (iii) the Railroad Commission of Texas, (iv) Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, (v) Texas General Land Office and (vi) Harris County district Attorney’s Office (Environmental Crimes Division). Deadline for receipt of application materials is October 30, 2013. Please note the website has a deadline of October 22. However the correct deadline is October 30, 2013. Additional information regarding the internship program is located on the Section website at http://www.texenrls.org/DrawOnePage.aspx?PageID=61#.UlG-UVMkIYI. The Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. (ASECA) is pleased to announce their 2013 Securities Law Writing Competition. First prize is $5,000, second prize is $3,000 and third prize is $2,000. The topic may be any subject in the field of securities law. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2013, and papers scheduled for publication in 2013 or 2014 are eligible for submission. Co-authored papers are not eligible. Mail two copies of submission to ASECA, P. O. Box 5767, Washington, D.C., 20016. Deadline to submit a paper is November 15, 2013. The Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. (ASECA) is pleased to announce their 2013 Securities Law Writing Competition. First prize is $5,000, second prize is $3,000 and third prize is $2,000. The topic may be any subject in the field of securities law. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2013, and papers scheduled for publication in 2013 or 2014 are eligible for submission. Co-authored papers are not eligible. Mail two copies of submission to ASECA, P. O. Box 5767, Washington, D.C., 20016. Deadline to submit a paper is November 15, 2013. The State Bar of Texas Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (REPTL) announces their Student Writing Contest. Two winners, one in Probate and Trust and one in Real Estate will receive $5,000.00 cash and a one-year free membership in the Section. For contest rules please go to http://www.reptl.org/DrawOnePage.aspx?PageID=134. Entries must be received by REPTL no later than December 23, 2013. The Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student. Prize is $250. Deadline to submit a paper is January 2 2014. For more information please go to 14

http://med.fsu.edu/?fuseaction=news.viewArticle&usemenu=innovativeCollaboration&newsID= 493. NEW - The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas will provide four scholarships to the Annual Litigation Update at the Four Seasons in Austin on January 9-10, 2014. One scholarship per federal judicial district will be awarded to a legal services staff attorney or volunteer. Staff Attorneys must be nominated by their Program Director. Pro Bono Coordinators may nominate private bar volunteers for these scholarships. The scholarships include free tuition and reimbursement of reasonable travel, lodging and meal expenses. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Friday, November 1, 2013. See http://www.litigationsection.com/downloads/2014_Update_Scholarship_Application.pdf. NEW - Enter the 27th Annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest for a chance to win up to $2,500 and a paid trip to the Section Spring Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. Submissions are due January 10, 2014. For more details regarding the contest requirements and to download a 2014 submission entry form please visit the American Bar Association website at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/initiatives_awards/mendes_hershman.html. UCLA School of Law, The Dukeminier Awards Best Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Review Articles 2013 Student Writing Competition. Submission deadline is January 17, 2014. Prize is $1,000. http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/dukeminierstudentwriting-competition/. The Ladas Memorial Award Competition is now accepting papers. The winner receives $2,000 and publication in The Trademark Reporter, INTA’s legal journal. Deadline to apply is January 17, 2014. The American Indian Law Review (AILR) is pleased to announce its annual writing competition. Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian Law. First place will be awarded $1,000 and publication of paper in the AILR, an official periodical of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Second place is $500 and third place is $250. For more information go to http://www.ailr.net/writecomp. Deadline to apply is 6:00 p.m. EST, January 31, 2014. The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is pleased to announce its seventh 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 competition details and more information please visit the ACS website at http://www.acslaw.org/cudahycompetition?mgs1=b0005ASpIx&mgs1=6824d8VBxx. Deadline for submissions is February 7, 2014. Entries for The Symposium XXVII 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 15

of $750, $500 and $250 will be awarded. Entry criteria and requirements may be found at www.thesovereigntysymposium.com . Entries must be received no later than March 31, 2014. Applications are now being accepted for the Sovereignty Symposium XXVII Ed Edmondson Scholarship. One-hundred (100) Symposium tuition only scholarships are being offered to attend the symposium on June 4-5, 2014 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, OK. The symposium is the premier conference on Indian Law. 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 telephone (405) 556-9371 or email sovereignty.symposium@oscn.net. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2014.

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St. Mary's University School of Law, “The Witan, 2013-2014 Academic Year Issue 8, October 14, 2013,” St. Mary's Law Digital Repository, accessed January 25, 2020, http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/item/STMUlaw_TheWitan_2013Oct14_issue08.

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