The Witan, 2013-2014 Academic Year Issue 24, March 3, 2014

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WITAN
St. Mary’s University School of Law Issue 24 March 3, 2014 By LHB
Submit articles to be published to Ms. Bebe Gonzalez (bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu) in electronic format by noon Thursday

THE SCHOLAR: ST. MARY’S LAW REVIEW ON RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE VOLUME 17 EDITORIAL BOARD 1L REGISTRATION RENNA & JEFF EMBRY MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION WINNERS ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES ORDER GRADUATION APPAREL THIS WEEK ON CAMPUS

LOOK FOR YOUR SBA EXECUTIVE OFFICER ELECTION E-BALLOT
NOMINATIONS DUE FOR OUTSTANDING WOMEN IN LAW MANAGING A SUCCESSFUL ARBITRATION RESEARCH ASSISTANT NEEDED ELECTION KICKOFF – ST. PADDY’S DAY BAKED GOODS UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON TAX LL.M. FIRST ANNUAL PHI DELTA PHI CHILI COOK OFF AND TASTING 2014 BARRISTER’S BALL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS FOURTH COURT OF APPEALS TO HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS ORDER OF BARRISTERS APPLICATIONS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS INTERNSHIP

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LAW LIBRARY OFFERS RARE BOOK ROOM TOURS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION PRACTICE CREDIT PROGRAMS (PCP) COMMENCEMENT 2014 – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FITNESS CLASSES 2014 PRO BONO PROGRAM SCHEDULE OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS 2014 SPRING JOB FAIRS TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES EXPOSITORY BIBLE CLASS TEXAS LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS EVENT SET-UP FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS TOBACCO PRODUCTS WRITING COMPETITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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THE SCHOLAR: ST. MARY’S LAW REVIEW ON RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE VOLUME 17 EDITORIAL BOARD
The Scholar is pleased to present the Volume 17 Editorial Board: Meredith English Editor in Chief

Nathan Torok Managing Executive Editor

Odera Nduka Symposium Editor

Jessica Pritchett Solicitations Editor

Brendan Villanueva-Le Executive Editor

Samantha Coleman Executive Editor

Jonathan Ashton Associate Editor

Mikael Garcia Associate Editor

Elizabeth Woodruff Associate Editor

Jenny Sigler Comments Editor

Please join The Scholar in congratulating the Volume 17 Board on this momentous accomplishment.

1L REGISTRATION
Dean Mather and other members of the law administration will meet with first year students to discuss registration procedures and course selection process. All first year day students must attend one of the meetings listed below: Tuesday, March 18 12:00 Noon LC105 Wednesday, March 26 10:00 a.m. LC105 11:00 a.m. LC105 Tuesday, April 1 12:00 Noon LC105 3

RENNA & JEFF EMBRY MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION WINNERS
The Board of Advocates would like to congratulate all competitors for their hard work in the Renna & Jeff Embry Mock Trial Competition 2014. The Final Round was held on Friday evening. Richard Durbin, Kurt May, and Judge Irene Rios served as judges. Zachary Zurek and Stephen Hebert were the first-place winners, and Chandler Bowen and Brendan Villanueva-Le were the finalists. Zachary Zurek won best speaker. Please join the Board of Advocates in congratulating both teams!

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Ash Wednesday Mass for all law students, faculty and staff will be held on March 5, 2014 at 12:00 p.m., Alumni Room of the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library. Rev. Jim Tobin, S.M., Presider will give the liturgy. A Lenten lunch will follow. Mass will be completed before 1:00 p.m. classes. University Ministry will offer additional services at 7:30 a.m. in Assumption Chapel and 11:20 a.m. in Bill Greehey Arena. At 7:00 p.m. a Taize service to include Mass will be offered in Guadalupe Chapel. Everyone of all faiths is invited to attend.

ORDER GRADUATION APPAREL THIS WEEK ON CAMPUS
Orders for tams, gowns and hoods must be made this week on-campus, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 6, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Atrium of the Law Administration building. Orders not placed on this day will need to be made at the store location, 5118 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, or order by telephone at 210.829.7393. Orders for graduation apparel cannot be made on their website. A late fee of $25, to pay for additional shipping and handling fees, will be assessed to the graduate for any order placed after Saturday, March 15, 2014. Orders for graduation invitations and announcements can be made on-line at www.collegegrad.herffjones.com. Click on “Place Your Order,” select “College Graduation Products, Graduation Announcements” then select “St. Mary’s University School of Law.” The completed orders will be delivered directly to the graduates’ address listed on the order.

LOOK FOR YOUR SBA EXECUTIVE OFFICER ELECTION E-BALLOT
Elections for the 2014-2015 Student Bar Association Executive Officers will be held from 8:00 a.m. on March 4 through 11:59 p.m. on March 6, 2014. Electronic ballots will be sent to all law students at their St. Mary's e-mail address. Results will be announced on March 7th at the SBA's Texas Independence Day Party. For any questions involving the election, please contact SBA Special Prosecutor, Stephanie May, at StephMay17@gmail.com. Please check your St. Mary's e-mail account and be sure to cast your VOTE!

NOMINATIONS DUE FOR OUTSTANDING WOMEN IN LAW
Nominations are due this week, Tuesday March 4, for the Alma Lopez “Women in 4

Law” Leadership Award and the inaugural Catherine M. Stone "Rock of Justice" Award in honor of Justice Stone's retirement from the bench. If you know an outstanding woman in law who you would like to nominate for either of these awards, please stop by Sr. Grace's office in RABA building, room 106 to pick up a nomination packet or email agraham3@mail.stmarytx.edu to have a packet sent to you. Please submit nominations to Sr. Grace's office, LFB 105 by 12:00 p.m.

MANAGING A SUCCESSFUL ARBITRATION
The American Arbitration Society will hold a 9-hour seminar on “Managing a Successful Arbitration” at the St. Mary’s University School of Law Classroom Building on March 7, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. General registration in $195.00. However St. Mary’s law students and faculty can attend for a registration fee of $50.00. If interested please contact Andrew Barton at bartona@adr.org or 210.998.5750 no later than March 5th.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT NEEDED
Professor Wayne Scott seeks to hire a 2 or 3L research assistant to help him in preparing a law review article. Please email ruarkg@aol.com, telephone 210.431-2271 or stop by his office in Raba, LFB 278.

ELECTION KICKOFF – ST. PADDY’S DAY BAKED GOODS
Women’s Law Association (WLA) is hosting a baked goods day on March 17, 2014 in the Law Classroom building from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the kick off of our 2014-2015 WLA Board Elections. This is a great opportunity to come by and get some tasty treats and find out about the positions on the WLA board if you are interested in running for next year. So come by and join for election kickoff on St. Paddy’s Day!

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON TAX LL.M.
Professor Paul Asofsky of the University of Houston will be on campus to provide information about their Tax LL.M. Program. He will meet with interested students Friday, March 21, 2014, at 12:00 noon in LF 107. A light lunch will be served. For details, please see Professor Cochran.

FIRST ANNUAL PHI DELTA PHI CHILI COOK OFF AND TASTING
Phi Delta Phi is hosting a chili cook off in the Alumni Room of the Law Library on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The contest will be held from 3:00 to 5:00pm. All law students are invited to participate as members of a team or as individuals. Entry fees are $30 for a team and $15 for an individual. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st ($150), 2nd ($100), and 3rd ($50) places.

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Additionally, students who do not participate in the cook off are encouraged to attend the competition to taste the competitors' chili and purchase raffle tickets ($5 each) for other prizes. All money raised through this event will be donated to Operation Comfort, a local charity that provides support to service members who have been wounded in Afghanistan or Iraq and are receiving treatment at San Antonio Military Medical Center (formerly Brooke Army Medical Center) and Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio. To sign up, please contact Tyler Lowe, tylerklowe@gmail.com or 214.604.7070.

2014 BARRISTER’S BALL
The Board of Advocates is pleased to host the 2014 Barrister's Ball. The event will take place at The Pearl Stable on April 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. It will be a fun evening of honoring and recognizing St. Mary's advocates and those who have supported advocacy programs. Dinner will be served and music provided by The Mo-dels. Tickets will go on sale March 17, 2014 and are $35 for one, $60 for two, or a reserved table of 10 seats for $300. The Board of Advocates will be selling tickets in the Law Classroom building. For ticket inquiries or any questions, please contact the Barrister's Ball Chairman, Stephanie May, at StephMay17@gmail.com.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
Are you interested in attending one of our summer study abroad programs in Innsbruck or China? Scholarship applications are posted on the law school bulletin boards, in Sr. Grace's office (RABA 106), and with Innsbruck and China faculty. There are two scholarships for students attending the Innsbruck program; the Sarah Thompson Memorial Fund and the Flint Fund. There is one scholarship for students attending the China trip; the China Pioneer Fund. Applications are due to Sr. Grace's office by 5:00 p.m. March 20, 2014 and the recipients of the awards will be announced April 2, 2014.

FOURTH COURT OF APPEALS TO HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS
The Fourth Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in two appeals on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at St. Mary’s Law School beginning at 9:30 a.m. The first case, 04-13-00386-CR Deshawn Ondrey Williams v. The State of Texas, will be heard before the following panel of justices: Justice Karen Angelini, Justice Patricia Alvarez and Justice Luz Elena D. Chapa. Appellant Deshawn Ondrey Williams was found guilty by a jury for the offense of terroristic threats against a public servant. In his first issue on appeal, Williams argues the evidence is legally insufficient to prove that the alleged threat was made with the specific intent to place the witness in fear of imminent serious bodily injury or death. More specifically, Williams argues that even assuming the alleged facts were accurate, the alleged threat was for an event to occur the following week and, therefore, the threat could not have been imminent. In his second issue, Williams contends that because he was indigent, the 6

trial court erroneously ordered Williams to pay attorneys’ fees. The second case, 04-13-00326-CR Benny Alonzo v. The State of Texas, will begin at 10:30 a.m. and be heard by the panel of: Chief Justice Catherine Stone, Justice Sandee Bryan Marion, and Justice Rebeca C. Martinez. Appellant, Benny Alonzo, appeals his conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. In two issues on appeal, appellant asserts (1) the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress, and (2) the evidence is legally insufficient to support his conviction. A reception will follow in the Alumni Room at 12:00 p.m. for presentation of the Alma Lopez “Women in Law” Leadership Award and the inaugural Catherine M. Stone "Rock of Justice" Award. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. This event is sponsored by the Women’s Law Association and Campus Ministry.

ORDER OF BARRISTERS APPLICATIONS
The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills. The Order – which is open only to third-year law students – provides national recognition for individuals who have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective schools. St. Mary's School of Law is permitted to select up to ten new members each year. If you are interested in being considered for The Order of Barristers, please pick up an application form from Professor Dave Schlueter, Chairman of the faculty Advocacy Committee, LFB 270. The applications are posted in LFB 270. The faculty’s Advocacy Committee will review and select the new members and announce their names at the Barristers’ Ball on Friday, April 11, 2014. These applications will also be used, in part, to determine the recipients of the various faculty awards for outstanding advocacy. Please note that seeking or obtaining advice or assistance from any faculty member (full-time, visiting, or adjunct) other than the Chair of the Advocacy Committee (Professor Schlueter) concerning your application or its contents is strictly prohibited. All completed applications must be returned to Professor Schlueter's office no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS INTERNSHIP
A summer internship with the Staff Attorneys' Office at the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin, Texas is available for a limited number of students during the summer of 2014. Students who are selected for the program will work under the supervision of staff attorneys on criminal appeals, petitions for discretionary review and habeas corpus petitions. Those interested in applying should send a resume and a cover letter addressed to Professor Schmolesky in Room 224 of the Law Faculty Building. In the letter please indicate if you have any preference for first or second summer session. Students will receive 2 pass/fail credits upon successful completion of the program that requires a minimum of 120 hours of work. Students will receive credit as if for a course offered on the home campus rather than transient credit and accepted students will be required to pay tuition to the law school for their 7

participation in the program. Preference will be given to students who have completed 2 years of law school, but students who have completed their first year may apply. The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Friday, March 21, 2014. Students who have previously expressed an interest in this program should reaffirm their interest by contacting Professor Schmolesky in writing.

LAW LIBRARY OFFERS RARE BOOK ROOM TOURS
This spring semester, the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library will offer brief tours of the Rare Book Room for interested faculty and students. The tours will be led by a librarian and will last 10-15 minutes. The Library has a small but outstanding collection of rare law books and special collections housed in humidity and temperature controlled environment. The rare books collection consists of Mexican law, Texas Law, international law, and a number of valuable works in English, American, Spanish, and European law. If interested, please contact Ms. Fang Wang, Reference and Special Collection Services Librarian, at 210.431.3435 ext. 1366 or email at fwang@stmarytx.edu to set up an appointment.

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 to apply is Friday, March 28, 2014. For more information contact Amber Aubone, URO Director, at 210.436.3100 or aaubone@stmarytx.edu.

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.



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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.

COMMENCEMENT 2014 – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Are you graduating in May? Please see the below link for the schedule of events for Commencement. This information and link is also available on the Law School website at https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/law/currentstudents/graduation2014/.

FITNESS CLASSES
Looking to get into shape or stay in shape? Check out the Spring 2014 fitness classes at https://www.stmarytx.edu/campuslife/activities/recreation/fitness-classes/. These classes are available to all students, faculty and staff. Be sure to sign up today!

2014 PRO BONO PROGRAM SCHEDULE
FAMILY LAW Texas RioGrande Legal Aid March 18 April 22 May 13 June 10 July 22 July 15 – WILLS April 15 – WILLS WILLS CLINIC St. Mary’s Center for Legal & Social Justice VETERANS CLINIC @ Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital March 21 April 4th or 11th May 16 June 20 July 18

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August 12 September 9 October 28 November 11 October 21– WILLS

August 15 September 18 October 17 November 21

FAMILY LAW CLINIC Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Clinic starts at 5:30 p.m. 1111 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212

VETERANS CLINIC
Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital

Clinic starts at 5:30 p.m. 7400 Merton Minter St. San Antonio, TX 78229

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

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/ Business of Practicing Law Series: Making it Rain: How to Obtain and Keep Clients Monday, March 3, 2014 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Happy Hour drinks and food will be served. In a competitive legal climate, it is crucial to be able to develop the skills needed to successfully create business, and more importantly, keep it. R.C. Rondero de Mosier will guide you through processes to help you find new business through networking and readily available resources, and also provide guidance on fostering the client relationships you build in order to increase your cash flow. The format of this program will be a 30-minute informational talk on how to network followed by a 30-minute happy hour to allow SAYLA attorneys and students to put the skills they learned into practice. Meet the Professionals: Oil and Gas Law Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Office of Career Services, Room 216, Law Library You may bring a brown bag lunch. LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, SIGN UP IN SYMPLICITY. The Meet the Professionals Series is a series of programs that provide students with an opportunity to learn from practitioners in a small setting. The practitioners will talk about their career and experiences and how they got to their current positions as well as answer student 10

questions. This program will be presented by Jaime Trevino. Jaime is an associate at Mazurek, Alford and Holliday in San Antonio. Meet the Professionals: Elder Law Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Office of Career Services, Room 216, Law Library You may bring a brown bag lunch. LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, SIGN UP IN SYMPLICITY. The Meet the Professionals Series is a series of programs that provide students with an opportunity to learn from practitioners in a small setting. The practitioners will talk about their career and experiences and how they got to their current positions as well as answer student questions. This program will be presented by Patty Sitchler who is an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law and practitioner in this area of law. Alternative Careers Panel Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. Come and meet attorneys who have chosen to use their law degree in an alternative way and learn about various careers you can do with a law degree. What Do Transactional Lawyers Do? Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. Attorneys who have a transactional practice do very different work than litigators. Come hear from attorneys from a variety of practices including transactional lawyers in big firms, small firms, in-house counsel, and government about what their jobs are like. The panel will be moderated by Leslie Hyman, a partner at Pulman, Cappuccio, Pullen & Benson, LLP. "Bar" Luncheon for Class of 2014 Students Monday, April 7, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. Andy Kerr and Sara Dysart Present: State Bar of Texas: Serving Texas Lawyers. Come learn about the services the State Bar of Texas provides to lawyers and the benefits available to you after graduation. Dress code is business casual attire.

2014 SPRING JOB FAIRS
    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

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Stay tuned to the OCS weekly updates for information on how to apply.

TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES
The next deadline for the Texas Bar Examination application is March 30, 2014.
File No Earlier Than June 30 November 30 Timely Postmark Deadline August 30 January 30 Absolute Postmark Deadline Late Fee Required October 30 March 30

Examination Dates February July

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.

EVENT SET-UP FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
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 12

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. The National Law Review is hosting its March 2014 Law Student Writing Contest with the winner's article to be published on the National Law Review website, the National Law Forum blog, and included in their October newsletter. For more information please visit their website at http://www.natlawreview.com/NLR-law-student-writing-competition. Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems a Journal of the University Of Iowa College of Law announces its 2013-2014 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition. A $2,000 cash prize will be awarded. Winning essay will also be published in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a Journal of the University of Iowa College of Law. Entry deadline is March 21, 2014. For more information and contest rules, please see: http://www.uiowa.edu/~tlcp/trandafir_competition.html. 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. NEW – The Scholarship Committee of the Amarillo Area Bar Association (AABF) is awarding $2,000 scholarships to qualified applicants. Applicants must reside in the area covered by the Amarillo Area Bar Association or have ties to the Texas Panhandle. Applications are available through the AABF office by calling Jo Ann Holt at (806) 371-7226. The deadline for applying is Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (ABA-SEER) is pleased to announce the 2014 Student Writing Competition on Public Land Law and Policy, in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Special Institute on Public Land Law, Regulation, and Management scheduled for May 8-9, 2014 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Awards are $1,000, $500, and $250 cash prizes for first, second and third place submissions. Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of legal and/or policy significance relating to the topic of the role of public lands and policy. Deadline for entries is 5:00 p.m., MT on April 1, 2014.
NEW - Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation (FCBA) will award scholarships to law students in their second and third-year of study. Awards will be based on financial need of the applicant, and may range from $2,500 to $10,000 annually. This is both a

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merit and needs-based scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate strength of character, superior academic achievement, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in communications law. Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications law field; (2) dependence on financial assistance in order to attend law school; and (3) their law school record. Applications must be received by regular mail or email by Tuesday, April 1, 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. 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 Law School Admission Council (LSAC) announces its first LSAC Diversity Committee Writing Competition. Three winners (1L, 2L and 3-4L) will be eligible for cash prizes of $5,000.00. Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Email bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu for more information. The Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) announces the 2014 Mike Eidson Scholarship. The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with a dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. Application deadline is May 1, 2014. For more information on this scholarship, please go to the AAJ website at http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/8514.htm. 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 Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas announces the 2014 Women and Minority Scholarship. Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to a woman and/or minority law student. Any woman or member of a recognized minority group, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans who intends to practice IP law in the State of Texas, is eligible to apply. The scholarships will be awarded at 14

the IP Section’s meeting during the 2014 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting held in Austin. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 12, 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 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 International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas is sponsoring the 2014 Texas Law Student Legal Writing Contest. Entries should address any area of international law. First place entry will be awarded $1,000 and $500 for second place. For more information please go to www.ilstexas.org. Entries must be received by 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. Internship Opportunity – The 2014 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies is now accepting applications from first and 15

second year law students who may be interested in spending their summer in DC. The dates are May 22 – August 1, 2014. Faculty is invited to nominate outstanding students for the program. Nominated students will receive priority consideration for admission and scholarships. You may nominate students by visiting the link: www.DCinternships.org/Nominate. March 18, 2014 is the final deadline. Please visit www.DCinternships.org/LSI for more details. Questions may be directed to Colin Parks, Legal Studies Institute Program Manager, at LEGAL@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

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St. Mary's University School of Law, “The Witan, 2013-2014 Academic Year Issue 24, March 3, 2014,” St. Mary's Law Digital Repository, accessed January 25, 2020, http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/item/STMUlaw_TheWitan_2014March03_issue24.

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