The Witan, 2013-2014 Academic Year Issue 18, January 21, 2014

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The Witan, 2013-2014 Academic Year Issue 18, January 21, 2014

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WITAN
St. Mary’s University School of Law Issue 18 January 21, 2014 By LHB
Submit articles to be published to Ms. Bebe Gonzalez (bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu) in electronic format by noon Thursday

KUDOS TOWN HALL MEETINGS QUIET, PLEASE! INFORMATION MEETING – INSTITUTE ON CHINESE LAW AND BUSINESS 2014 PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION ESL TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED SCHEDULE C TAX RETURN PREPARER NEEDED VITA TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED PRACTICE CREDIT PROGRAMS (PCP) SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES MALDEF LAUNCHES 2013-2014 LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2014 PRO BONO PROGRAM SCHEDULE AT&T EXCELLENCE IN PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE AWARD OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS 2014 SPRING JOB FAIRS STUDENT WORKSHOPS APPLYING TO A FEDERAL CLERKSHIP 1

TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES EXPOSITORY BIBLE CLASS TEXAS LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS TOBACCO PRODUCTS WRITING COMPETITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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KUDOS
Congratulations to Professor Bernard Reams who has been named this year’s distinguished Law School faculty member. Professor Reams will be honored at a dinner on January 24, 2014 along with faculty members from other St. Mary’s University Departments. The awards dinner is hosted by St. Mary’s University Alumni Association. Please congratulate Professor Reams when you see him.

TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Students are invited to join the Dean and some of the Associate Deans for a Town Hall meeting. Two dates and times are available: Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. or Monday, February 10, 2014 at noon in LC 105 (the new large classroom). Bring questions and concerns and the Deans will do their best to address them.

QUIET, PLEASE! CLASSES ARE NOW IN SESSION
For the benefit of professors trying to teach and students in classes trying to focus and learn, please keep the noise volume in the hallways of the Law Classroom Building down. With the two new classrooms, traffic has increased in the law classroom building. Please be mindful when entering or exiting a class hour and be as quiet as possible when in the common areas of the building.

INFORMATION MEETING – INSTITUTE ON CHINESE LAW AND BUSINESS
Professors Bob Hu and Vincent Johnson will meet with students regarding study in China this summer. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January. 21, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., in the Atrium, Law Administration building. Lunch will be provided. At the meeting, registration, housing, internship, and other details of the program will be addressed. Please attend the meeting if you are interested in studying in China this summer. If you cannot attend you may schedule an appointment to get your questions answered. Email: rhu@stmarytx.edu.

2014 PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL
Volunteers Needed The People’s Law School is an annual event to which members of the San Antonio community are invited to attend seminars on various areas of law lead by licensed attorneys at the law school. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to listen in on seminars and meet the attorneys as part of assisting with operations. People’s Law School occurs once per year and the commitment is only a few hours on Saturday, February 22, 2014. The seminars will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. However, 3

volunteers have the choice of either an 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. shift or a 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. shift. Learn more about this opportunity by adding the Pro Bono/Community Service page on TWEN, and clicking on the People’s Law School tab on the left, and using the sign-up sheet link to volunteer. Questions may be directed to Naomi Howard, People’s Law School student organizer, at naomihoward13@gmail.com, or the Pro Bono and Public Interest Research Assistant, Julia Neely Null, at StMarysProBono@gmail.com.

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION
The Undergraduate Research Office is currently accepting applications for the 15th Annual StMU Research Symposium and Exhibition taking place April 9, 2014, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the AACC. ALL St. Mary's faculty, undergraduate, graduate, and law students are encouraged to apply. To apply go to https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/researchprograms/uro/symposium-and-exhibition/. Deadline is Friday, March 28, 2014. For more information contact Amber Aubone, URO Director, at 210.436.3100 or aaubone@stmarytx.edu.

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 Rubenstein at rrubenstein@stmarytx.edu. If you have any questions 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 Internal Revenue Service 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 4

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 questions, 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 English and Spanish (verbal/written). The ITIN Specialist will have the opportunity to work on interviewing, tax preparation, advising, and file management skills. Student 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.

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 are 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. – 12:00 p.m. 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. 5



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.

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. 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

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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.

2014 PRO BONO PROGRAM SCHEDULE
FAMILY LAW Texas RioGrande Legal Aid WILLS CLINIC St. Mary’s Center for Legal & Social Justice January 21 – WILLS February 11 March 18 April 22 May 13 June 10 July 22 August 12 September 9 October 28 November 11 October 21– WILLS July 15 – WILLS April 15 – WILLS VETERANS CLINIC @ Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital January 17 February 21 March 21 April 4th or 11th May 16 June 20 July 18 August 15 September 18 October 17 November 21 CARITAS LEGAL SERVICES
(formerly known as “Ask a Lawyer”)

BORDER OUTREACH at Laredo & Eagle Pass February 8 March 1

January 27

FAMILY LAW CLINIC Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) Clinic starts at 5:30 p.m. 1111 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 WILLS CLINIC St. Mary’s Center for Legal & Social Justice Clinic starts at 5:30 p.m. 2507 N.W. 36th Street San Antonio, TX 78228

VETERANS CLINIC Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital Clinic starts at 5:30 p.m. 7400 Merton Minter St. San Antonio, TX 78229 CARITAS LEGAL SERVICES (formerly known as “Ask a Lawyer”) Clinic starts at 6:00 p.m. Location Varies

BORDER TRIP CLINIC Students meet at School Parking Lot at 7:00 a.m.

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AT&T EXCELLENCE IN PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE AWARD Spring 2014
The AT&T Excellence in Pro Bono Legal Service Award is designed to encourage law students to develop a strong commitment to pro bono legal service while in law school, with a goal toward fostering a lasting commitment to pro bono service in their future professional practice. The award recipient will provide legal and administrative support to the San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program (“CJP”) by serving as a student intern. One St. Mary’s University School of Law student will be selected each semester to receive a $2,500 award based on the eligibility criteria. Applications are available on the Pro Bono TWEN site. Deadline to apply is February 15, 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/ 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 8

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.

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 9

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 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 10

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. If you have any questions please contact Office of Career Services at 210.436.3511, email Director Patrick at spatrick@stmarytx.edu or Alicia at amendoza1@stmarytx.edu or come visit OCS on the 2nd floor of the Law Library, room 216.

TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES
The next deadline for the Texas Bar Examination application is January 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

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.

EXPOSITORY BIBLE CLASS
Anyone 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: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 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.

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 11

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. 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. 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 12

http://www.acslaw.org/cudahycompetition?mgs1=b0005ASpIx&mgs1=6824d8VBxx. Deadline for submissions is February 7, 2014. The 2014 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest, sponsored by the Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability of the American Bar Association is now accepting entries. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $5,000. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://ambar.org/LPLLevitEssay. Deadline for entries is February 21, 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 more information please visit the ASIL website at 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 13

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. Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce their 2014 Technology Law Writing Contest. Submission topics must address technology law and meet the criteria and specifications listed at www.it-lex.org/writing-contest. Cash prizes of $6,000, $2,000, and $1,000 will be awarded. Deadline to apply is May 2, 2014. The International Association of Defense Counsel invites you to participate in its 2014 Legal Writing Contest. First prize, $2,000, second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $500. Deadline for articles is May 16, 2014. Contest rules, writing guidelines, and entry forms can be found at http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/contest.aspx. 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. 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. 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 14

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 18 January 21, 2014 By LHB
Submit articles to be published to Ms. Bebe Gonzalez (bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu) in electronic format by noon Thursday

KUDOS TOWN HALL MEETINGS QUIET, PLEASE! INFORMATION MEETING – INSTITUTE ON CHINESE LAW AND BUSINESS 2014 PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION ESL TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED SCHEDULE C TAX RETURN PREPARER NEEDED VITA TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED PRACTICE CREDIT PROGRAMS (PCP) SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES MALDEF LAUNCHES 2013-2014 LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2014 PRO BONO PROGRAM SCHEDULE AT&T EXCELLENCE IN PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE AWARD OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS 2014 SPRING JOB FAIRS STUDENT WORKSHOPS APPLYING TO A FEDERAL CLERKSHIP 1

TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES EXPOSITORY BIBLE CLASS TEXAS LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS TOBACCO PRODUCTS WRITING COMPETITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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KUDOS
Congratulations to Professor Bernard Reams who has been named this year’s distinguished Law School faculty member. Professor Reams will be honored at a dinner on January 24, 2014 along with faculty members from other St. Mary’s University Departments. The awards dinner is hosted by St. Mary’s University Alumni Association. Please congratulate Professor Reams when you see him.

TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Students are invited to join the Dean and some of the Associate Deans for a Town Hall meeting. Two dates and times are available: Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. or Monday, February 10, 2014 at noon in LC 105 (the new large classroom). Bring questions and concerns and the Deans will do their best to address them.

QUIET, PLEASE! CLASSES ARE NOW IN SESSION
For the benefit of professors trying to teach and students in classes trying to focus and learn, please keep the noise volume in the hallways of the Law Classroom Building down. With the two new classrooms, traffic has increased in the law classroom building. Please be mindful when entering or exiting a class hour and be as quiet as possible when in the common areas of the building.

INFORMATION MEETING – INSTITUTE ON CHINESE LAW AND BUSINESS
Professors Bob Hu and Vincent Johnson will meet with students regarding study in China this summer. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January. 21, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., in the Atrium, Law Administration building. Lunch will be provided. At the meeting, registration, housing, internship, and other details of the program will be addressed. Please attend the meeting if you are interested in studying in China this summer. If you cannot attend you may schedule an appointment to get your questions answered. Email: rhu@stmarytx.edu.

2014 PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL
Volunteers Needed The People’s Law School is an annual event to which members of the San Antonio community are invited to attend seminars on various areas of law lead by licensed attorneys at the law school. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to listen in on seminars and meet the attorneys as part of assisting with operations. People’s Law School occurs once per year and the commitment is only a few hours on Saturday, February 22, 2014. The seminars will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. However, 3

volunteers have the choice of either an 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. shift or a 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. shift. Learn more about this opportunity by adding the Pro Bono/Community Service page on TWEN, and clicking on the People’s Law School tab on the left, and using the sign-up sheet link to volunteer. Questions may be directed to Naomi Howard, People’s Law School student organizer, at naomihoward13@gmail.com, or the Pro Bono and Public Interest Research Assistant, Julia Neely Null, at StMarysProBono@gmail.com.

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION
The Undergraduate Research Office is currently accepting applications for the 15th Annual StMU Research Symposium and Exhibition taking place April 9, 2014, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the AACC. ALL St. Mary's faculty, undergraduate, graduate, and law students are encouraged to apply. To apply go to https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/researchprograms/uro/symposium-and-exhibition/. Deadline is Friday, March 28, 2014. For more information contact Amber Aubone, URO Director, at 210.436.3100 or aaubone@stmarytx.edu.

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 Rubenstein at rrubenstein@stmarytx.edu. If you have any questions 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 Internal Revenue Service 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 4

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 questions, 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 English and Spanish (verbal/written). The ITIN Specialist will have the opportunity to work on interviewing, tax preparation, advising, and file management skills. Student 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.

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 are 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. – 12:00 p.m. 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. 5



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.

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. 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

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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.

2014 PRO BONO PROGRAM SCHEDULE
FAMILY LAW Texas RioGrande Legal Aid WILLS CLINIC St. Mary’s Center for Legal & Social Justice January 21 – WILLS February 11 March 18 April 22 May 13 June 10 July 22 August 12 September 9 October 28 November 11 October 21– WILLS July 15 – WILLS April 15 – WILLS VETERANS CLINIC @ Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital January 17 February 21 March 21 April 4th or 11th May 16 June 20 July 18 August 15 September 18 October 17 November 21 CARITAS LEGAL SERVICES
(formerly known as “Ask a Lawyer”)

BORDER OUTREACH at Laredo & Eagle Pass February 8 March 1

January 27

FAMILY LAW CLINIC Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) Clinic starts at 5:30 p.m. 1111 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 WILLS CLINIC St. Mary’s Center for Legal & Social Justice Clinic starts at 5:30 p.m. 2507 N.W. 36th Street San Antonio, TX 78228

VETERANS CLINIC Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital Clinic starts at 5:30 p.m. 7400 Merton Minter St. San Antonio, TX 78229 CARITAS LEGAL SERVICES (formerly known as “Ask a Lawyer”) Clinic starts at 6:00 p.m. Location Varies

BORDER TRIP CLINIC Students meet at School Parking Lot at 7:00 a.m.

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AT&T EXCELLENCE IN PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE AWARD Spring 2014
The AT&T Excellence in Pro Bono Legal Service Award is designed to encourage law students to develop a strong commitment to pro bono legal service while in law school, with a goal toward fostering a lasting commitment to pro bono service in their future professional practice. The award recipient will provide legal and administrative support to the San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program (“CJP”) by serving as a student intern. One St. Mary’s University School of Law student will be selected each semester to receive a $2,500 award based on the eligibility criteria. Applications are available on the Pro Bono TWEN site. Deadline to apply is February 15, 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/ 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 8

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.

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 9

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 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 10

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. If you have any questions please contact Office of Career Services at 210.436.3511, email Director Patrick at spatrick@stmarytx.edu or Alicia at amendoza1@stmarytx.edu or come visit OCS on the 2nd floor of the Law Library, room 216.

TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES
The next deadline for the Texas Bar Examination application is January 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

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.

EXPOSITORY BIBLE CLASS
Anyone 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: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 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.

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 11

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. 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. 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 12

http://www.acslaw.org/cudahycompetition?mgs1=b0005ASpIx&mgs1=6824d8VBxx. Deadline for submissions is February 7, 2014. The 2014 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest, sponsored by the Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability of the American Bar Association is now accepting entries. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $5,000. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://ambar.org/LPLLevitEssay. Deadline for entries is February 21, 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 more information please visit the ASIL website at 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 13

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. Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce their 2014 Technology Law Writing Contest. Submission topics must address technology law and meet the criteria and specifications listed at www.it-lex.org/writing-contest. Cash prizes of $6,000, $2,000, and $1,000 will be awarded. Deadline to apply is May 2, 2014. The International Association of Defense Counsel invites you to participate in its 2014 Legal Writing Contest. First prize, $2,000, second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $500. Deadline for articles is May 16, 2014. Contest rules, writing guidelines, and entry forms can be found at http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/contest.aspx. 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. 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. 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 14

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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