The Witan, 2013-2014 Academic Year Issue 17, January 13, 2014

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WITAN
St. Mary’s University School of Law Issue 17 January 13, 2014 By LHB
Submit articles to be published to Ms. Bebe Gonzalez (bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu) in electronic format by noon Thursday

B CORPS: ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITY, AND IMPLEMENTATION ESL TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED SCHEDULE C TAX RETURN PREPARER NEEDED VITA TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED MENTORS NEEDED FOR NEW 1L CLASS PRACTICE CREDIT PROGRAMS (PCP) SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

MALDEF LAUNCHES 2013-2014 LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
PRO BONO PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION AND 2014 DATES OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS 2014 SPRING JOB FAIRS STUDENT WORKSHOPS APPLYING TO A FEDERAL CLERKSHIP TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES TEXAS LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS TOBACCO PRODUCTS WRITING COMPETITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 1

B CORPS: ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITY, AND IMPLEMENTATION The Harvey Najim Center for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility at St. Mary's University presents a learning and social event for the legal, business, and student communities entitled B Corps: Ethics, Responsibility, and Implementation. This is an exciting and free event for a limited number of St. Mary’s Faculty, Staff and Students. The evening will start with a brief overview by Suz Burroughs of evolutions in corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and consumer expectations over the past 50 years or so and a look at where we are headed. Associate Dean of St Mary's University School of Law, Reynaldo Valencia, will speak about B Corps, the ethics of stakeholder responsibility, and other social enterprise structures. A brief panel including a range of mission-driven business models will follow:
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Lorenzo Gomez of the 80/20 Foundation Meghan Garza-Oswald of Community Housing Resource Partners, Inc. Raul P. Lomeli-Azoubel and Daniela Perez of SABEResPODER Zac Harris of Monk's Toolbox

The talk and panel will include a Fermented Friday cocktail hour hosted by Monk’s Toolbox and featuring a B Corp beer tasting, fresh local/organic snacks, and B Corp give-aways. The event will be held Friday, January 17, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Geekdom, 112 East Pecan Street, Floor 11, San Antonio, TX 78205 To register, please go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/b-corps-ethics-responsibility-andimplementation-tickets-9363974901?aff=geekdom. Attorneys with a CLE ticket may attend and get 45 minutes of CLE credit.

ESL TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED
FOR ST. MARY’S (NEW) LOW INCOME TAX CLINIC (LITC) This position involves assisting with all aspect of the St. Mary’s LITC ESL tax outreach program (ESL tax program). The ESL tax program is aimed at informing Spanish speaking individuals, including undocumented immigrants, about their federal tax rights and responsibilities. Another goal of the ESL tax program is to promote the pro bono legal services provided by St. Mary’s Low Income Tax Clinic. The ESL teaching assistant will work with other students (business and law) to coordinate, develop, and deliver presentations (English and Spanish) to various community groups. Student must be fluent in both English and Spanish (verbal/written). Some travel to Texas border regions will also be required. Previous tax experience is preferred. The position pays the standard St. Mary’s Law School teaching assistant rate and lasts for the spring 2014 semester with a potential continuation through fall 2014. Total hours per week may not exceed twenty. If interested, please send a resume to Rachael 2

Rubenstein at rrubenstein@stmarytx.edu. If you have any question about this position, please email or call 210-431-5757. Previous tax experience is preferred.

SCHEDULE C TAX RETURN PREPARER NEEDED
St. Mary’s is one of a handful of non-profits nationwide working on a Schedule C Program with the IRS and the National Community Tax Coalition. The preparer position involves preparing individual tax returns with Schedule Cs for small business owners in San Antonio with limited incomes. Preparer will have the opportunity to work on interviewing, tax preparation, advising, and file management skills. Preparer will also become familiar with tax law research. Hours are based on the preparer’s availability to schedule client interviews, which generally take about 1 – 2 hours each. Multiple appointments are scheduled each week, including select Saturdays. Total hours per week may not exceed twenty. All work is done at the St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice. Preparer must go through VITA training as well as Schedule C training. Position pays the standard St. Mary’s Law School teaching assistant rate and lasts for the spring 2014 semester only. If interested, please send a resume to George A. Posada at gposada@stmarytx.edu. If you have any question, please email or call 210-431-5765. Previous experience as a VITA volunteer is preferred.

VITA TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED
ITIN SPECIALIST Each year, St. Mary’s University runs a VITA site at the Center for Legal and Social Justice during the spring tax season. This position involves preparing individual tax returns and applications for undocumented individuals and foreign students to receive their Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). Student will also be responsible for submitting the applications to the Internal Revenue Service. Student must be fluent in both English and Spanish (verbal/written). The ITIN Specialist will have the opportunity to work on interviewing, tax preparation, advising, and file management skills. Students will also become familiar with tax law research. Total hours per week may not exceed twenty. All work is done at the St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice. Student must go through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) training. Position pays the standard St. Mary’s Law School teaching assistant rate and lasts for the spring 2014 semester only. If interested, please contact Rachael Rubenstein at rrubenstein@stmarytx.edu or 210-431-5757. Previous experience as a VITA volunteer is preferred.

MENTORS NEEDED FOR NEW 1L CLASS
Sign up to be a mentor to the newly admitted 1L Class. Help promote St. Mary’s Law and recruit a fantastic new 1L class. Time requirements are minimal and everything will be accomplished through email. Please email marychristianbarr@gmail.com for more information.

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PRACTICE CREDIT PROGRAMS (PCP)
Start planning for Summer & Fall NOW!  Check out Symplicity or use your own contacts to secure an eligible position. Visit the Office of Career Service for assistance with Symplicity—get some coffee and snacks while you’re there. Contact Amanda Rivas, Associate Director of Practice Credit Programs, for a one-on-one meeting that can make sure you find the right fit. Email: arivas@stmarytx.edu ; Office phone: 210. 431.5712; or in person during office hours. SPRING OFFICE HOURS for PCP in Career Services Office Mondays 10:00 a.m. – noon Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 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/ Don’t forget : In-House Counsel Externship for Summer & Fall. Interested in working a general counsel’s office? Contact Amanda Rivas immediately because there are LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE. PLAN ahead: The PCP Externship program (including In House Counsel) requires a MANDATORY class before you start working. The PCP Independent Study Program does NOT require this class. Summer Class: Saturday, May 10th and Saturday, June 7th Fall Class: 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. PCP and Clinic Information Sessions Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (RABA Lobby) 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Marianist Heritage Celebration (Law School Plaza); Thursday, January 23, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (RABA Lobby) Enjoy some pizza and meet with students from Clinic and PCP Learn about the programs and pick up a clinic interest applications.



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SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The San Antonio Bar Auxiliary Foundation will present a second year student at St. Mary’s with the Olive Trueheart Scholarship. The student must have at least a B average (3.0 or above) and demonstrate financial need. The law school will select the recipient and the check for $2,500 will be presented on March 25, 2014. A letter applying for the scholarship should be emailed to Associate Dean Victoria Mather, vmather@stmarytx.edu or you may bring the letter to her office in Room 103 of the Law Administration building. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 25, 2013. There are additional specialized scholarships and would like you to let us know if you are eligible:    If you are from St. Louis, Missouri, or If you were raised by a single parent employed in the legal sector or if you are a single parent employed in the legal sector (now or prior to law school) or If you are from Webb County

Please email your name and any other relevant information to Dean Mather at vmather@stmarytx.edu. We will look at GPA, class rank and need in awarding these scholarships in addition to the basic qualification listed above.

MALDEF LAUNCHES 2013-2014 LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students enrolled at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are assessed by MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Committee based on three main factors: 1) Personal Background and Financial Need; 2) Academic and Extracurricular Achievement; and 3) Record of Service to the Latino Community and Plans for Future Service. Applications are due January 27, 2014 and are available for download at www.maldef.org, or here.

PRO BONO PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION AND 2014 DATES
Pro Bono Fellow Victoria Bongat – 210.438.6199 – vbongat@stmarytx.edu Pro Bono RA Julia E. Null - 214.914.2661 - juliaelizabethnull@gmail.com Catholic Charities Legal Aid Clinic (formally Ask-A-Lawyer) Ashley Graham - 409.659.3161 - agraham3@mail.stmarytx.edu Kevin Bennett- 256.683.9204 - kevin.bertan.bennett@gmail.com Clinic Dates TBA

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Texas RioGrande Legal Aid – Family law Julia E. Null - 214.914.2661- juliaelizabethnull@gmail.com Cynthia Olson-210.290.7819 - colson2@mail.stmarytx.edu Kerriann Britt- 210.288.9356 - Keabritt@gmail.com February 11, 2014 March 18, 2014 April 22, 2014 May 13, 2014 June 10, 2014 St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice – Wills Rebecca Pitts -210.332.9704 - rqpitts@hotmail.com Landry Redding - 512.694.6980 - landryredding@yahoo.com January 21, 2014 April 15, 2014 Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital – Veterans Lisa Germano - 860.922.6356 - lisabeth.germano@gmail.com Paolo M Nangcas - 832.363.7501 - paolonangcas@utexas.edu January 17, 2014 February 21, 2014 - St. Mary’s Journal March 21, 2014 April 11, 2014 May 16, 2014 June 20, 2014 Border Outreach Sister Susan Skidmore - 210.431.5752 - sskidmore@stmarytx.edu Clinic Dates TBA People’s Law School Student Coordinator & Law Ministry Assistant Naomi Howard - 512.699.5988 - hownao@gmail.com Olivia Mallary - 504.495.4196 - olivia.mallary@gmail.com February, 2014

OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS
Please RSVP for all events in the Events Section of SYMPLICITY under WORKSHOPS Symplicity (Job Bank and Online Recruiting System) Access: https://law-stmarytx-csm.symplicity.com/students/ Spring Recruitment and Symplicity Information Session Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. 6

This program will cover important information regarding our spring recruitment and job fairs as well as how to use Symplicity to apply for jobs and apply to job fairs. Do not miss this event if you are still looking for a summer or permanent job. LL.M. Informational Meeting and Luncheon Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00– 1:30 p.m., Atrium, Law Administration Building Lunch will be served. The Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Career Services will be holding a lunch meeting with LL.M. students to discuss questions related to academic skills, career resources, gaining experience through the Pro Bono program and the changing New York Bar Exam requirements. Essentials Necessary for Opening Your Own Practice Sponsored by the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of Texas Friday, January 24, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Atrium, Law Administration Building THOSE WHO ATTENDED THIS PROGRAM LAST YEAR GAVE IT RAVE REVIEWS! The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of Texas brings you a ONE HOUR ROUND-TABLE SEMINAR AND PIZZA LUNCHEON. So you're getting ready to graduate, and don’t yet have a job lined up? Prefer to "eat what you kill?" Come learn how to start and maintain a successful solo practice. Learn tips and tricks for putting food on the table and money in your account. FREE PIZZA! (See, you've already saved a few bucks just by showing up!) Business Law Association, Office of Career Services and the Center for Legal and Social Justice Present: Business Law Opportunities for Law Students Monday, January 27, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. Dean Ana Novoa will be presenting to students about the Center for Legal and Social Justice's new Business Law opportunities for law students. This event is being cosponsored by the CLSJ, OCS and BLA. More information will be posted before the semester begins. Come learn about these exciting new opportunities. “What I Did Last Summer” Panel Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. The Office of Career Services and Student Bar Association are sponsoring a panel to highlight to 1Ls various types of positions they can obtain for their summer after their first year. You will hear from upper class students on their work experiences and how they obtained their job. You don't want to miss this valuable session. The presentation will be moderated by Gabe Rodriguez, Student Bar Association President.

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2014 SPRING JOB FAIRS
        January 30-31 – Public Service Days, Austin at UT February 18 – Small Firm Interviewing/Networking Night February 21 – Austin Legal Job Fair February 28 – Metroplex Legal Job Fair (Dallas/Ft. Worth) March 3 – Deadline to apply for El Paso and Midland/Odessa Virtual Job Fairs March 7 – Corpus Christi Legal Interview Day at TAMUCC March 14 – Rio Grande Valley Job Fair in Edinburg March 21 – Houston Legal Job Fair Stay tuned to the OCS weekly updates for information on how to apply.

STUDENT WORKSHOPS
IN THE LAW LIBRARY Workshop: Topic Selection for Seminar Papers Date: February 5, 2014 (Wednesday) Location: Law Library, Room 106 You've selected a class that sounded interesting. A few days into it and you realize your grade is based on a scholarly paper due at the end of the semester. How do you transform the lectures you are receiving and all the information into a paper? Join the Law Library Faculty as they help you with tips on gathering information, selecting a topic, and mastering this daunting task. Workshop attendees will be provided with free lunch. Workshop: HeinOnline, Your Answer to Life Date: February 12, 2014 (Wednesday) Location: Law Library, Room 106 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 the above can be found in a wonderful database called HeinOnline. Workshop attendees will be provided with free lunch. Workshop: Google for Lawyers Date: February 19, 2014 (Wednesday) Location: Law Library, Room 106 Fact finding on the Internet is an important lawyering skill. Attorneys have used information in a Google search they found to benefit their cases and judges are admitting information on the Internet into evidence. Everyone uses Google but how many of us really know how to use Google effectively not only for research here at school but also in future law practice? If you 8

think you know everything about searching on Google, come to this workshop to find out if that’s the case. We will cover essential Google search tips, features and many more. Free lunch will be provided to attendees. Workshop: Electronic Discovery Date: February 26, 2014 (Wednesday) Location: Law Library, Room 106 How does electronic discovery work? What is predictive coding? Come find out! If anyone ever asks you about this over wine and cheese, or *gasp* in a job interview, you will know enough to say something smart.

CLASS OF 2015 STUDENTS APPLYING TO A FEDERAL CLERKSHIP
The Office of Career Services (OCS) has received information that OSCAR is now open to all 2Ls. Please visit the site at https://oscar.uscourts.gov and see judges that are hiring for your class and apply to them through OSCAR or their preferred method of receipt. If you are interested in pursuing a federal clerkship after graduation OCS is here and ready to work with you to get your applications completed. Below is a list of things you should begin doing to prepare for this process: 1) Review the court websites for all courts you are interested in applying to and create an excel spreadsheet that includes the names of the judges and the courts you are interested in. You can do this by Googling the court; go to their website and look up their list of judges. 2) Once you have created a list, meet with Alicia to discuss a timeline. She may be able to reach out to the courts and find out when the judges are hiring. Note: Alicia will be calling all state and federal judges in the state of Texas and will post their hiring timelines as an announcement in Symplicity as we get the information. 3) Start seeking out recommenders as you will need 2-3 and they are usually law school professors. Ask the recommenders to send their letters to Alicia at amendoza1@stmarytx.edu in Word format. She will upload them to OSCAR and will print them for hard copy applications. 4) Most of this can be done after finals and we strongly recommend you make an appointment with OCS to review your game plan if you plan to apply to judges. The official announcement from OSCAR and the Federal Courts is below. If you have any questions please contact Office of Career Services at 210.436.3511, email Director Patrick at

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spatrick@stmarytx.edu or Alicia at amendoza1@stmarytx.edu or come visit OCS on the 2nd floor of the Law Library, room 216. “The Administrative Office of the United States Courts and the OSCAR Working Group would like to thank the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Judicial Clerkship Section and its law school members for providing informative feedback on the 2013 clerkship season. The OSCAR Working Group of judges and law school representatives recently met and, after careful consideration, recommended de-linking OSCAR from the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan (Hiring Plan). The first step is to allow second-year law school students (“2Ls”) access to OSCAR as soon as possible. In response, the Administrative Office has opened OSCAR to “2Ls” effective today (November 4, 2013), and OSCAR will release their applications when finalized rather than holding them until a specified release date. As part of de-linking OSCAR from the Hiring Plan, the OSCAR Working Group will further consider providing first-year law school students (“1Ls”) access to OSCAR at its annual meeting in November. I will provide further information on the outcome of this deliberation after the meeting. A transparent and fair recruitment process is important to the Administrative Office and the OSCAR Working Group. The Administrative Office Director, Judge John D. Bates, sent a communication today to all federal judges informing them that “2Ls” have access to OSCAR and their applications will be available online at the time of submission. The communication encouraged all judges to use OSCAR to accept applications online, post their positions, and maintain a current judge profile that communicates their hiring preferences.”

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

Examination Dates February July

October 30 March 30

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.

TEXAS LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS
The State Bar’s Texas Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) has produced a quick video about how TLAP can help law students navigate the pressures of law school. It’s on the Bar’s web page and Twitter Account. Twitter (https://twitter.com/texasbartoday); YouTube http://youtu.be/eubczDDH8Q0 10

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. Jackson Lewis LLP and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Institute for Law and the Workplace will co-sponsor the 2013-20143 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law. One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. For more information, please visit www.kentlaw.edu/academics/plel/LouisJacksonNWC.html. The deadline for submission is January 21, 2014. Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., a national firm engaged in the practice of health care and life sciences law, is pleased to announce its Sixteenth Annual Health Law Writing Competition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the three best papers. First place, $4,000, Second place, $2,000 and Third place, $500. Additional information and an official entry form can be found at: http://www.ebglaw.com/healthlawwriting. Competition entries are due January 24, 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. 11

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. 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 midnight (EDST) on May 15, 2014. Competition rules are available at www.laborandemploymentcollege.org. The Center for International Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is pleased to announce the 2014 Global Markets Law Journal Writing Competition. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $3,000. First runner-up will receive $1,500 and second runner-up will receive $500. For competition details and application go to http://globalmarkets.jmls.edu/competition. Deadline for submission is February 14, 2014. American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Lieber Society seek submissions of papers for the fourth annual International Humanitarian Law Student writing competition. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. For detailed competition rules, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/2014internationalhumanitarianlawihlstudentwritin gcompetition.cfm. 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 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. Defense Research Institute (DRI) announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, candidate must be a full-time student or evening student who has completed two-thirds or more of the total credit hours requirement for a degree by the applicant’s law 12

school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle. Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria: Demonstrated academic excellence, service to the profession, service to the community, service to the cause of diversity. Deadline to apply is April 19, 2013. For more information please visit http://www.dri.org/about. The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are renewing their $1,000 scholarship for 2014. Please visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to learn more. The deadline for applications is May 26, 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. 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. NEW - The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel are pleased to announce the 2014 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, 2014. The Brett Murphy Law Firm is offering an annual $2,000 scholarship for law students who are working towards a Juris Doctorate Degree and who have an interest in personal injury law. For information or to apply go to http://www.washingtoninjury.com/library/future-leadersscholarship. Deadline to apply is July 15, 2014. NEW - Fellowship Opportunity – The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. and Lowenstein Sandler, LLP to provide a fellowship opportunity to a highly-motivated third year law school student. The Fellow will be hired to the position of a full time first year associate or entry level associate at Lowenstein Sandler and will be expected to begin work on a date to be determined between the Fellow and Lowenstein Sandler. The date is expected to be set after law school graduation and completion of the July 2014 bar examination. For more information and to apply, please click http://gallery.mailchimp.com/df9a27c10b6d6ba38ba001440/files/2014_HNBA_Prudential_Fello wship_Announcement.pdf. Deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. EDT on January 31, 2014.

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WITAN
St. Mary’s University School of Law Issue 17 January 13, 2014 By LHB
Submit articles to be published to Ms. Bebe Gonzalez (bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu) in electronic format by noon Thursday

B CORPS: ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITY, AND IMPLEMENTATION ESL TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED SCHEDULE C TAX RETURN PREPARER NEEDED VITA TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED MENTORS NEEDED FOR NEW 1L CLASS PRACTICE CREDIT PROGRAMS (PCP) SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

MALDEF LAUNCHES 2013-2014 LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
PRO BONO PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION AND 2014 DATES OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS 2014 SPRING JOB FAIRS STUDENT WORKSHOPS APPLYING TO A FEDERAL CLERKSHIP TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES TEXAS LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS TOBACCO PRODUCTS WRITING COMPETITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 1

B CORPS: ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITY, AND IMPLEMENTATION The Harvey Najim Center for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility at St. Mary's University presents a learning and social event for the legal, business, and student communities entitled B Corps: Ethics, Responsibility, and Implementation. This is an exciting and free event for a limited number of St. Mary’s Faculty, Staff and Students. The evening will start with a brief overview by Suz Burroughs of evolutions in corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and consumer expectations over the past 50 years or so and a look at where we are headed. Associate Dean of St Mary's University School of Law, Reynaldo Valencia, will speak about B Corps, the ethics of stakeholder responsibility, and other social enterprise structures. A brief panel including a range of mission-driven business models will follow:
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Lorenzo Gomez of the 80/20 Foundation Meghan Garza-Oswald of Community Housing Resource Partners, Inc. Raul P. Lomeli-Azoubel and Daniela Perez of SABEResPODER Zac Harris of Monk's Toolbox

The talk and panel will include a Fermented Friday cocktail hour hosted by Monk’s Toolbox and featuring a B Corp beer tasting, fresh local/organic snacks, and B Corp give-aways. The event will be held Friday, January 17, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Geekdom, 112 East Pecan Street, Floor 11, San Antonio, TX 78205 To register, please go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/b-corps-ethics-responsibility-andimplementation-tickets-9363974901?aff=geekdom. Attorneys with a CLE ticket may attend and get 45 minutes of CLE credit.

ESL TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED
FOR ST. MARY’S (NEW) LOW INCOME TAX CLINIC (LITC) This position involves assisting with all aspect of the St. Mary’s LITC ESL tax outreach program (ESL tax program). The ESL tax program is aimed at informing Spanish speaking individuals, including undocumented immigrants, about their federal tax rights and responsibilities. Another goal of the ESL tax program is to promote the pro bono legal services provided by St. Mary’s Low Income Tax Clinic. The ESL teaching assistant will work with other students (business and law) to coordinate, develop, and deliver presentations (English and Spanish) to various community groups. Student must be fluent in both English and Spanish (verbal/written). Some travel to Texas border regions will also be required. Previous tax experience is preferred. The position pays the standard St. Mary’s Law School teaching assistant rate and lasts for the spring 2014 semester with a potential continuation through fall 2014. Total hours per week may not exceed twenty. If interested, please send a resume to Rachael 2

Rubenstein at rrubenstein@stmarytx.edu. If you have any question about this position, please email or call 210-431-5757. Previous tax experience is preferred.

SCHEDULE C TAX RETURN PREPARER NEEDED
St. Mary’s is one of a handful of non-profits nationwide working on a Schedule C Program with the IRS and the National Community Tax Coalition. The preparer position involves preparing individual tax returns with Schedule Cs for small business owners in San Antonio with limited incomes. Preparer will have the opportunity to work on interviewing, tax preparation, advising, and file management skills. Preparer will also become familiar with tax law research. Hours are based on the preparer’s availability to schedule client interviews, which generally take about 1 – 2 hours each. Multiple appointments are scheduled each week, including select Saturdays. Total hours per week may not exceed twenty. All work is done at the St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice. Preparer must go through VITA training as well as Schedule C training. Position pays the standard St. Mary’s Law School teaching assistant rate and lasts for the spring 2014 semester only. If interested, please send a resume to George A. Posada at gposada@stmarytx.edu. If you have any question, please email or call 210-431-5765. Previous experience as a VITA volunteer is preferred.

VITA TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED
ITIN SPECIALIST Each year, St. Mary’s University runs a VITA site at the Center for Legal and Social Justice during the spring tax season. This position involves preparing individual tax returns and applications for undocumented individuals and foreign students to receive their Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). Student will also be responsible for submitting the applications to the Internal Revenue Service. Student must be fluent in both English and Spanish (verbal/written). The ITIN Specialist will have the opportunity to work on interviewing, tax preparation, advising, and file management skills. Students will also become familiar with tax law research. Total hours per week may not exceed twenty. All work is done at the St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice. Student must go through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) training. Position pays the standard St. Mary’s Law School teaching assistant rate and lasts for the spring 2014 semester only. If interested, please contact Rachael Rubenstein at rrubenstein@stmarytx.edu or 210-431-5757. Previous experience as a VITA volunteer is preferred.

MENTORS NEEDED FOR NEW 1L CLASS
Sign up to be a mentor to the newly admitted 1L Class. Help promote St. Mary’s Law and recruit a fantastic new 1L class. Time requirements are minimal and everything will be accomplished through email. Please email marychristianbarr@gmail.com for more information.

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PRACTICE CREDIT PROGRAMS (PCP)
Start planning for Summer & Fall NOW!  Check out Symplicity or use your own contacts to secure an eligible position. Visit the Office of Career Service for assistance with Symplicity—get some coffee and snacks while you’re there. Contact Amanda Rivas, Associate Director of Practice Credit Programs, for a one-on-one meeting that can make sure you find the right fit. Email: arivas@stmarytx.edu ; Office phone: 210. 431.5712; or in person during office hours. SPRING OFFICE HOURS for PCP in Career Services Office Mondays 10:00 a.m. – noon Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 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/ Don’t forget : In-House Counsel Externship for Summer & Fall. Interested in working a general counsel’s office? Contact Amanda Rivas immediately because there are LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE. PLAN ahead: The PCP Externship program (including In House Counsel) requires a MANDATORY class before you start working. The PCP Independent Study Program does NOT require this class. Summer Class: Saturday, May 10th and Saturday, June 7th Fall Class: 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. PCP and Clinic Information Sessions Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (RABA Lobby) 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Marianist Heritage Celebration (Law School Plaza); Thursday, January 23, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (RABA Lobby) Enjoy some pizza and meet with students from Clinic and PCP Learn about the programs and pick up a clinic interest applications.



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SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The San Antonio Bar Auxiliary Foundation will present a second year student at St. Mary’s with the Olive Trueheart Scholarship. The student must have at least a B average (3.0 or above) and demonstrate financial need. The law school will select the recipient and the check for $2,500 will be presented on March 25, 2014. A letter applying for the scholarship should be emailed to Associate Dean Victoria Mather, vmather@stmarytx.edu or you may bring the letter to her office in Room 103 of the Law Administration building. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 25, 2013. There are additional specialized scholarships and would like you to let us know if you are eligible:    If you are from St. Louis, Missouri, or If you were raised by a single parent employed in the legal sector or if you are a single parent employed in the legal sector (now or prior to law school) or If you are from Webb County

Please email your name and any other relevant information to Dean Mather at vmather@stmarytx.edu. We will look at GPA, class rank and need in awarding these scholarships in addition to the basic qualification listed above.

MALDEF LAUNCHES 2013-2014 LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students enrolled at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are assessed by MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Committee based on three main factors: 1) Personal Background and Financial Need; 2) Academic and Extracurricular Achievement; and 3) Record of Service to the Latino Community and Plans for Future Service. Applications are due January 27, 2014 and are available for download at www.maldef.org, or here.

PRO BONO PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION AND 2014 DATES
Pro Bono Fellow Victoria Bongat – 210.438.6199 – vbongat@stmarytx.edu Pro Bono RA Julia E. Null - 214.914.2661 - juliaelizabethnull@gmail.com Catholic Charities Legal Aid Clinic (formally Ask-A-Lawyer) Ashley Graham - 409.659.3161 - agraham3@mail.stmarytx.edu Kevin Bennett- 256.683.9204 - kevin.bertan.bennett@gmail.com Clinic Dates TBA

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Texas RioGrande Legal Aid – Family law Julia E. Null - 214.914.2661- juliaelizabethnull@gmail.com Cynthia Olson-210.290.7819 - colson2@mail.stmarytx.edu Kerriann Britt- 210.288.9356 - Keabritt@gmail.com February 11, 2014 March 18, 2014 April 22, 2014 May 13, 2014 June 10, 2014 St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice – Wills Rebecca Pitts -210.332.9704 - rqpitts@hotmail.com Landry Redding - 512.694.6980 - landryredding@yahoo.com January 21, 2014 April 15, 2014 Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital – Veterans Lisa Germano - 860.922.6356 - lisabeth.germano@gmail.com Paolo M Nangcas - 832.363.7501 - paolonangcas@utexas.edu January 17, 2014 February 21, 2014 - St. Mary’s Journal March 21, 2014 April 11, 2014 May 16, 2014 June 20, 2014 Border Outreach Sister Susan Skidmore - 210.431.5752 - sskidmore@stmarytx.edu Clinic Dates TBA People’s Law School Student Coordinator & Law Ministry Assistant Naomi Howard - 512.699.5988 - hownao@gmail.com Olivia Mallary - 504.495.4196 - olivia.mallary@gmail.com February, 2014

OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS
Please RSVP for all events in the Events Section of SYMPLICITY under WORKSHOPS Symplicity (Job Bank and Online Recruiting System) Access: https://law-stmarytx-csm.symplicity.com/students/ Spring Recruitment and Symplicity Information Session Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. 6

This program will cover important information regarding our spring recruitment and job fairs as well as how to use Symplicity to apply for jobs and apply to job fairs. Do not miss this event if you are still looking for a summer or permanent job. LL.M. Informational Meeting and Luncheon Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00– 1:30 p.m., Atrium, Law Administration Building Lunch will be served. The Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Career Services will be holding a lunch meeting with LL.M. students to discuss questions related to academic skills, career resources, gaining experience through the Pro Bono program and the changing New York Bar Exam requirements. Essentials Necessary for Opening Your Own Practice Sponsored by the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of Texas Friday, January 24, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Atrium, Law Administration Building THOSE WHO ATTENDED THIS PROGRAM LAST YEAR GAVE IT RAVE REVIEWS! The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of Texas brings you a ONE HOUR ROUND-TABLE SEMINAR AND PIZZA LUNCHEON. So you're getting ready to graduate, and don’t yet have a job lined up? Prefer to "eat what you kill?" Come learn how to start and maintain a successful solo practice. Learn tips and tricks for putting food on the table and money in your account. FREE PIZZA! (See, you've already saved a few bucks just by showing up!) Business Law Association, Office of Career Services and the Center for Legal and Social Justice Present: Business Law Opportunities for Law Students Monday, January 27, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. Dean Ana Novoa will be presenting to students about the Center for Legal and Social Justice's new Business Law opportunities for law students. This event is being cosponsored by the CLSJ, OCS and BLA. More information will be posted before the semester begins. Come learn about these exciting new opportunities. “What I Did Last Summer” Panel Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. The Office of Career Services and Student Bar Association are sponsoring a panel to highlight to 1Ls various types of positions they can obtain for their summer after their first year. You will hear from upper class students on their work experiences and how they obtained their job. You don't want to miss this valuable session. The presentation will be moderated by Gabe Rodriguez, Student Bar Association President.

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2014 SPRING JOB FAIRS
        January 30-31 – Public Service Days, Austin at UT February 18 – Small Firm Interviewing/Networking Night February 21 – Austin Legal Job Fair February 28 – Metroplex Legal Job Fair (Dallas/Ft. Worth) March 3 – Deadline to apply for El Paso and Midland/Odessa Virtual Job Fairs March 7 – Corpus Christi Legal Interview Day at TAMUCC March 14 – Rio Grande Valley Job Fair in Edinburg March 21 – Houston Legal Job Fair Stay tuned to the OCS weekly updates for information on how to apply.

STUDENT WORKSHOPS
IN THE LAW LIBRARY Workshop: Topic Selection for Seminar Papers Date: February 5, 2014 (Wednesday) Location: Law Library, Room 106 You've selected a class that sounded interesting. A few days into it and you realize your grade is based on a scholarly paper due at the end of the semester. How do you transform the lectures you are receiving and all the information into a paper? Join the Law Library Faculty as they help you with tips on gathering information, selecting a topic, and mastering this daunting task. Workshop attendees will be provided with free lunch. Workshop: HeinOnline, Your Answer to Life Date: February 12, 2014 (Wednesday) Location: Law Library, Room 106 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 the above can be found in a wonderful database called HeinOnline. Workshop attendees will be provided with free lunch. Workshop: Google for Lawyers Date: February 19, 2014 (Wednesday) Location: Law Library, Room 106 Fact finding on the Internet is an important lawyering skill. Attorneys have used information in a Google search they found to benefit their cases and judges are admitting information on the Internet into evidence. Everyone uses Google but how many of us really know how to use Google effectively not only for research here at school but also in future law practice? If you 8

think you know everything about searching on Google, come to this workshop to find out if that’s the case. We will cover essential Google search tips, features and many more. Free lunch will be provided to attendees. Workshop: Electronic Discovery Date: February 26, 2014 (Wednesday) Location: Law Library, Room 106 How does electronic discovery work? What is predictive coding? Come find out! If anyone ever asks you about this over wine and cheese, or *gasp* in a job interview, you will know enough to say something smart.

CLASS OF 2015 STUDENTS APPLYING TO A FEDERAL CLERKSHIP
The Office of Career Services (OCS) has received information that OSCAR is now open to all 2Ls. Please visit the site at https://oscar.uscourts.gov and see judges that are hiring for your class and apply to them through OSCAR or their preferred method of receipt. If you are interested in pursuing a federal clerkship after graduation OCS is here and ready to work with you to get your applications completed. Below is a list of things you should begin doing to prepare for this process: 1) Review the court websites for all courts you are interested in applying to and create an excel spreadsheet that includes the names of the judges and the courts you are interested in. You can do this by Googling the court; go to their website and look up their list of judges. 2) Once you have created a list, meet with Alicia to discuss a timeline. She may be able to reach out to the courts and find out when the judges are hiring. Note: Alicia will be calling all state and federal judges in the state of Texas and will post their hiring timelines as an announcement in Symplicity as we get the information. 3) Start seeking out recommenders as you will need 2-3 and they are usually law school professors. Ask the recommenders to send their letters to Alicia at amendoza1@stmarytx.edu in Word format. She will upload them to OSCAR and will print them for hard copy applications. 4) Most of this can be done after finals and we strongly recommend you make an appointment with OCS to review your game plan if you plan to apply to judges. The official announcement from OSCAR and the Federal Courts is below. If you have any questions please contact Office of Career Services at 210.436.3511, email Director Patrick at

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spatrick@stmarytx.edu or Alicia at amendoza1@stmarytx.edu or come visit OCS on the 2nd floor of the Law Library, room 216. “The Administrative Office of the United States Courts and the OSCAR Working Group would like to thank the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Judicial Clerkship Section and its law school members for providing informative feedback on the 2013 clerkship season. The OSCAR Working Group of judges and law school representatives recently met and, after careful consideration, recommended de-linking OSCAR from the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan (Hiring Plan). The first step is to allow second-year law school students (“2Ls”) access to OSCAR as soon as possible. In response, the Administrative Office has opened OSCAR to “2Ls” effective today (November 4, 2013), and OSCAR will release their applications when finalized rather than holding them until a specified release date. As part of de-linking OSCAR from the Hiring Plan, the OSCAR Working Group will further consider providing first-year law school students (“1Ls”) access to OSCAR at its annual meeting in November. I will provide further information on the outcome of this deliberation after the meeting. A transparent and fair recruitment process is important to the Administrative Office and the OSCAR Working Group. The Administrative Office Director, Judge John D. Bates, sent a communication today to all federal judges informing them that “2Ls” have access to OSCAR and their applications will be available online at the time of submission. The communication encouraged all judges to use OSCAR to accept applications online, post their positions, and maintain a current judge profile that communicates their hiring preferences.”

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

Examination Dates February July

October 30 March 30

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.

TEXAS LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS
The State Bar’s Texas Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) has produced a quick video about how TLAP can help law students navigate the pressures of law school. It’s on the Bar’s web page and Twitter Account. Twitter (https://twitter.com/texasbartoday); YouTube http://youtu.be/eubczDDH8Q0 10

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. Jackson Lewis LLP and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Institute for Law and the Workplace will co-sponsor the 2013-20143 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law. One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. For more information, please visit www.kentlaw.edu/academics/plel/LouisJacksonNWC.html. The deadline for submission is January 21, 2014. Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., a national firm engaged in the practice of health care and life sciences law, is pleased to announce its Sixteenth Annual Health Law Writing Competition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the three best papers. First place, $4,000, Second place, $2,000 and Third place, $500. Additional information and an official entry form can be found at: http://www.ebglaw.com/healthlawwriting. Competition entries are due January 24, 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. 11

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. 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 midnight (EDST) on May 15, 2014. Competition rules are available at www.laborandemploymentcollege.org. The Center for International Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is pleased to announce the 2014 Global Markets Law Journal Writing Competition. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $3,000. First runner-up will receive $1,500 and second runner-up will receive $500. For competition details and application go to http://globalmarkets.jmls.edu/competition. Deadline for submission is February 14, 2014. American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Lieber Society seek submissions of papers for the fourth annual International Humanitarian Law Student writing competition. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. For detailed competition rules, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/2014internationalhumanitarianlawihlstudentwritin gcompetition.cfm. 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 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. Defense Research Institute (DRI) announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, candidate must be a full-time student or evening student who has completed two-thirds or more of the total credit hours requirement for a degree by the applicant’s law 12

school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle. Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria: Demonstrated academic excellence, service to the profession, service to the community, service to the cause of diversity. Deadline to apply is April 19, 2013. For more information please visit http://www.dri.org/about. The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are renewing their $1,000 scholarship for 2014. Please visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to learn more. The deadline for applications is May 26, 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. 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. NEW - The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel are pleased to announce the 2014 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, 2014. The Brett Murphy Law Firm is offering an annual $2,000 scholarship for law students who are working towards a Juris Doctorate Degree and who have an interest in personal injury law. For information or to apply go to http://www.washingtoninjury.com/library/future-leadersscholarship. Deadline to apply is July 15, 2014. NEW - Fellowship Opportunity – The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. and Lowenstein Sandler, LLP to provide a fellowship opportunity to a highly-motivated third year law school student. The Fellow will be hired to the position of a full time first year associate or entry level associate at Lowenstein Sandler and will be expected to begin work on a date to be determined between the Fellow and Lowenstein Sandler. The date is expected to be set after law school graduation and completion of the July 2014 bar examination. For more information and to apply, please click http://gallery.mailchimp.com/df9a27c10b6d6ba38ba001440/files/2014_HNBA_Prudential_Fello wship_Announcement.pdf. Deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. EDT on January 31, 2014.

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