The Witan, 2013-2014 Academic Year Issue 28, March 31, 2014

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WITAN
St. Mary’s University School of Law Issue 28 March 31, 2014 By LHB
Submit articles to be published to Ms. Bebe Gonzalez (bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu) in electronic format by noon Thursday

ST. MARY’S MOOT COURT WINS FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION NATIONAL COMPETITION CHIEF JUSTICE ALMA LOPEZ AWARD & CHIEF JUSTICE CATHERINE STONE AWARD RECIPIENTS CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS FOR SCHOOL OF LAW DEAN CLINICAL EDUCATION COURSES FOR CREDIT WLA 2014-2015 BOARD APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY LAW JOURNAL INFORMATION SESSIONS & HAPPY HOUR THE SCHOLAR: ST. MARY’S LAW REVIEW ON RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE EXTERNAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM MOCK TRIAL TRY-OUTS THIS WEEK EXTERNAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM MOOT COURT TRY-OUTS THIS WEEK SUMMER AND FALL REGISTRATION CONTINUES THIS WEEK COURSE ADVISING PRACTICING TORT LAW IN TEXAS AND BUILDING A CAREER WOMEN’S LAW ASSOCIATION SPRING SOCIAL “HALF-WIT” 2014 JIMI DERRICK CONSTITUTIONAL LAW MOOT COURT COMPETITION FEDERAL COURT INTERNSHIPS IN McALLEN, TEXAS FIESTA FAREWELL 1

5th ANNUAL CJP GOLF TOURNAMENT RESEARCH STUDY OF STUDENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS RESEARCH ASSISTANT NEEDED 2014 BARRISTER’S BALL 40 CANS FOR LENT – FOOD DRIVE NEW POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR PRACTICE CREDIT PROGRAM (PCP) 2014-2015 PRO BONO TEAM APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES COMMENCEMENT 2014 – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FITNESS CLASSES 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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ST. MARY’S MOOT COURT WINS FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION NATIONAL COMPETITION
This past weekend, the St. Mary's External Advocacy Program (EAP) Moot Court Team of Stephen Bachran (2L) and Hannah Cottrill (2L) traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Seventeenth Annual Federal Bar Association Thurgood A. Marshall Memorial Moot Court Tournament. Stephen and Hannah bested forty-five other moot court teams from all over the country (the most ever assembled for this competition) to claim their first National Title and the fourth National Championship for St. Mary's EAP Moot Court. Along the way to their title, Stephen Bachran was recognized as the Second Best Overall Advocate in the Preliminary Rounds and Hannah Cottrill received the distinction of Best Advocate in the Championship Round. The competition addresses emerging issues of federal statutory and constitutional law. Judges for the competition included distinguished members of the federal bench and bar from both coasts and everywhere in between, who have made their way to Washington, D.C. for the Federal Bar Association's mid-year meeting. This is the second time in three years that St. Mary's has won this prestigious national tournament. The team was coached by Mr. Ricky Poole, head coach of the EAP teams. Please join in congratulating and thanking Mr. Poole and the team for their hard work and dedication in this outstanding achievement.

WOMEN’S LAW ASSOCIATION CHIEF JUSTICE ALMA LOPEZ AWARD & CHIEF JUSTICE CATHERINE STONE AWARD RECIPIENTS
The Women’s Law Association would like to extend big congratulations to two of our award winning ladies; Elizabeth Germano who received the Chief Justice Catherine Stone “Rock of Justice Award” and Julia Null who received the Chief Justice Alma Lopez “Women in Leadership” Award. When you see them around campus, please join us in congratulating them.

CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS FOR SCHOOL OF LAW DEAN
Just as a reminder, there are two more candidates for the Dean of the School of Law, scheduled for interview sessions with the St. Mary’s University community. You may want to take the time to participate in the sessions for law students, as listed below. The names of the candidates and their current positions are listed below. Candidate resumes are posted online on Gateway. For any questions please contact Associate Dean Victoria Mather at vmather@stmarytx.edu.

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Monday, March 31 Maria Pabon Lopez, Dean and Judge Adrian G. Duplantier Professor of Law Loyola University of New Orleans, College of Law 1:00 to 1:45 p.m., Law Classroom Building, Room 105



Thursday, April 3 Andrew Strauss, Associate Dean for Faculty and Strategic Initiatives and Professor Widener University School of Law 1:00 to 1:45 p.m., Law Classroom Building, Room 105

CLINICAL EDUCATION COURSES FOR CREDIT
It’s not too late to Register for Summer and Fall/Spring – Accepted on a Rolling basis! Are you interested in hands-on, real life experiences practicing law, and helping those who otherwise wouldn’t receive legal assistance? St. Mary’s Law offers three exciting courses in clinical education: Civil Justice (Open to 2 and 3Ls), Criminal Justice (Open to 3Ls) and Immigration/Human Rights (Open to 2 and 3Ls). Upload your Student Interest Form and Resume onto the TWEN page – “Clinical Applicants. Summer/Fall/Spring 2014/2015” or drop off a hard copy at the front desk of the CLSJ. Contact person – Marisa Santos, (210) 431-5703, msantos@stmarytx.edu.

WLA 2014-2015 BOARD APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY
Members of the Women’s Law Association (WLA) Executive Board will serve the organization from May 2014 through May 2015 (exception: President-Elect, who will continue on to serve as President May 2015-May 2016). Executive Board applications are available on TWEN and are due Monday, March 31, by 5:00 p.m. to President Elect, Bianca Frisaura at bfrisaura@gmail.com. Campaigning and voting by members only will be held Tuesday through Friday, April 1-4 and will end at 12:00 p.m. on April 4. Election results will be announced at the spring social “Half Wit.”

ATTENTION 1L & 2LE STUDENTS LAW JOURNAL INFORMATION SESSIONS & HAPPY HOUR
The St. Mary’s Law Journal Volume 46 Editorial Board is seeking qualified applicants to serve as Staff Writers for the 2014-2015 academic year. There are two ways to become a Journal Staff Writer: (1) the grade-on selection process, and (2) the write-on application process. Students who received an invitation to join the Journal by making the Fall 2013 Dean’s List should return their acceptance to the Journal office by April 1, 2014. In addition to the grade-on selection process, students may be selected to become a Staff Writer by submitting a write-on application. The write-on packets will be distributed on the last day of 1L finals— Friday, May 9. 4

For more information about the Journal and the write-on application process, please join us for a free lunch and information session on Wednesday, April 2 at noon in LC 105, or stop by our tables in the classroom building and courtyard during the next few weeks. The Journal Editorial Board will also host a happy hour on Thursday, April 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Friendly Spot Ice House for 1L and 2LE students interested in becoming Journal Staff Writers. If you have any questions, please contact Meagan McKeown at meaganmckeown@me.com.

THE SCHOLAR: ST. MARY’S LAW REVIEW ON RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The Editorial Board of Volume 17 would like to remind all first and second year law students that the Staff Writer Application Deadline is MONDAY, April 4, 2014. Please submit your application on TWEN by 5:00 p.m. In order to make a submission on TWEN add the course titled: “Application for Volume 17: The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice 2014-2015 (Full year 2014-2015) - English, Fahim, Torok.”

EXTERNAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM MOCK TRIAL TRY-OUTS THIS WEEK
St. Mary's External Advocacy Program (EAP) will be conducting interviews this week to select upcoming 2L and 3L students for the 2014 - 2015 EAP Mock Trial Team. If you would like to have the opportunity to work with skilled practitioners, learn invaluable trial skills and techniques that will serve you throughout your career, and compete all over the country on behalf of your law school, please access the sign-up sheet on the TWEN page for "EAP Mock Trial Team" and select a convenient date and time for your interview. Additional information and interview requirements can be found on the TWEN page. If you should have any additional questions, please feel free to contact adjunct professor and Head Coach of the External Advocacy Teams, Ricky J. Poole at rpoole@alamocityattorney.com.

EXTERNAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM MOOT COURT TRY-OUTS THIS WEEK
St. Mary's External Advocacy Program (EAP) will be conducting interviews beginning this week to select upcoming 2L students for the 2014 - 2015 EAP Moot Court Team. If you would like to be considered for a position on this nationally recognized team of advocates, please access the sign-up sheet on the TWEN page for "EAP Moot Court Team" and select a convenient date and time for your interview. Additional information and interview requirements can be found on the TWEN page, as well as EAP Moot Court's Facebook link. If you should have any additional questions, please feel free to contact adjunct professor and St. Mary's Moot Court Coach, Ricky J. Poole at rpoole@alamocityattorney.com.

SUMMER AND FALL REGISTRATION CONTINUES THIS WEEK
Students may register for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 as noted below. Students should use the hours earned at the end of the fall 2013 semester to determine when you can register.

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Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on April 7 through midnight April 12, 2014 - students with 15 hours - 44 hours Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on April 12 through midnight April 19, 2014 - all year groups Please check Gateway for information regarding any holds that might be placed on your online registration screen. If there is a hold, the office that placed the hold is the only authorized office to remove the hold. For any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Catherine Mery at cmery@stmarytx.edu.

COURSE ADVISING
The Office of Academic and Student Affairs will once again offer course advising to all law students in an effort to help plan Summer and Fall 2014 schedules. To make a course advising appointment, students should contact Patricia Solano at 210.431.4340 or academicaffairs@stmarytx.edu. All 1Ls who have been required to complete the 2014 Spring Fundamental Skills Workshop are also required to schedule and attend a course advising appointment before your registration period begins. Failure to do so will prevent registration for Summer and Fall 2014 courses.

PRACTICING TORT LAW IN TEXAS AND BUILDING A CAREER
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the Defense Counsel of San Antonio (DCSA) present “Practicing Tort Law in Texas (and building a career)” on Thursday April 3, 2014 in LC105, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Mr. Michael H. Bassett, J.D. ’87 and Senior Partner of The Bassett Law Firm in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Bassett was a research assistant for Professor Vincent R. Johnson, an Articles Editor for the St. Mary’s Law Journal, and a Briefing Attorney for Justice Ted Robertson at the Texas Supreme Court. Mr. Bassett heads a nine-attorney law firm. The firm has tried over 300 cases to verdict in counties throughout Texas and across the United States. Litigated cases have focused in areas such as construction law, products liability, transportation, employer liability, premises liability, subrogation, business disputes, contracts, industrial accidents, appeals, commercial disputes, personal injury, and insurance litigation. When he was in law school at St. Mary’s, Bassett was a Quarter-Finalist in Walker Moot Court, Winner of the Norvell Moot Court Competition, and a Semi-Finalist in the State Moot Court Competition. He was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities and Who's Who Among Law Students, and was inducted into the Harlan Society (honor for students graduating in the top 10% of their class). AAJ will give away a $100 pre-paid debit card as a door prize!

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WOMEN’S LAW ASSOCIATION SPRING SOCIAL “HALF-WIT”
Women's Law Association's Spring Social "Half-Wit" will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (address will be located on the TWEN homepage). This year's Half-Wit theme will be "Fiesta Toga Party" so dress up in your best toga and join us as we celebrate making it through another semester. Come and find out who your 2014-2015 executive board will be. This is also a great opportunity to unwind and have some fun before we all buckle down for finals. Non-members are welcome for $5 at the door.

2014 JIMI DERRICK CONSTITUTIONAL LAW MOOT COURT COMPETITION
The St. Mary’s Board of Advocates will host the 2014 Jimi Derrick Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The Competition is open to 1L, 2L, and 3L day and evening students who have completed 1L Moot Court. It is a solo competition, with no teams or partners. Prize money will be awarded to the finalists as well as the Best 1L Advocate or 2L/3L Advocate. Look for the BOA table in the Law Classroom Building or stop by the BOA Office to sign up.

FEDERAL COURT INTERNSHIPS IN McALLEN, TEXAS
Summer 2014 The Honorable Micaela Alvarez, federal district court judge in McAllen, Texas, would like to offer one to three judicial internships this summer to St. Mary’s law students. The internships will last at least six weeks and perhaps as long as the whole summer. The interns will work at the judge’s chambers in McAllen, and must arrange their own housing. Like all federal court internships, these positions are unpaid. However, a student can earn two pass-fail credits in exchange for 120 hours of work for the court. The judge’s docket is mainly criminal matters, although there are some civil cases. Judge Alvarez is flexible about qualifications and will consider students who have completed only one full year of law school and students who are not on law review. This is excellent way to build one’s resume. Working for a federal judge is a very good step in starting a career. A judicial internship makes a student look like "a winner." Additional information about judicial internships is available in the current Pre-Graduation Judicial Internships brochure. It is posted in PDF format at the bottom of the Judicial Internship page of the law school website (under Centers and Programs). If you would like to apply, send a resume by e-mail to Professor Vincent R. Johnson (vjohnson@stmarytx.edu) by noon Monday, April 7, 2014. Trevor Hall, a 2012 St. Mary’s law graduate, is currently clerking for Judge Micaela Alvarez in a two-year, paid, post-graduation position. Two St. Mary’s students interned for 7

Judge Alvarez last summer.

FIESTA FAREWELL “ALMOST LAW ALUMNI”
Join the “Almost Law Alumni” for Fiesta Farewell on Monday, April 12, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in the Law School Plaza. All students, faculty and staff are invited. Charles E. Cantú, J.D., M.C.L., LL.M., Dean and St. Mary’s University Distinguished South Texas Professor of Law will offer remarks, followed by welcome, service awards, blessing of all third year students and a luncheon. A class graduation picture will follow the luncheon. Please dress appropriate. Pictures will be available for sale.

5th ANNUAL CJP GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Community Justice Program (CJP) of the San Antonio Bar Association is holding its 5th Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Quarry Golf Club. Registration begins at 12:00 p.m. with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. There will also be a BBQ dinner. To sign up as a Team or as an Individual, to participate, or to simply donate, on behalf of yourself or for your organization, please contact Suzanne DeWalt by telephone at (210) 227-8822, ext. 26, or by e-mail at suzanned@sabar.org. To register online or to download a registration form, please visit the San Antonio Bar Association link at http://www.sanantoniobar.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=107.

RESEARCH STUDY OF STUDENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
Michael McCue, J.D., doctoral student at Michigan State University’s Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program needs second- and third-year law students who have been diagnosed with mental illness for a research study. Participation in this study may help future law students with mental illness find ways to succeed in law school. Study participants must be currently enrolled as a 2L or 3L, be diagnosed with a mental illness; and, currently receiving treatment. Participation in the study is confidential and participants will be identified with a pseudonym. The process consists of three interviews of approximately 1-hour each. The study has been granted IRB approval from Michigan State University. Please contact Mr. McCue, at mccuemi@msu.edu or via phone at 517.391.6594.

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.

2014 BARRISTER’S BALL
The Board of Advocates is pleased to host the 2014 Barrister's Ball. The event will 8

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 are now on sale in the Law Classroom building and are $35 for one, $60 for two, or a reserved table of 10 seats for $300. For ticket inquiries or any questions, please contact the Barrister's Ball Chairman, Stephanie May, at StephMay17@gmail.com.

40 CANS FOR LENT – FOOD DRIVE
The Law Ministry Office in partnership with Catholic Charities is collecting canned food through April 26, 2014 to help fight hunger in our community. Suggested non-perishable food items include canned tuna/chicken, canned soups, canned vegetables/fruits, peanut butter/jelly, rice/beans, pastas and noodles. Collection barrels are located by the Law Ministry Office and at the Legal & Social Justice Center.

NEW POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR PRACTICE CREDIT PROGRAM (PCP)
IF YOU… Received an offer for an UNPAID internship. Think it’s too late to get a SUMMER internship. Want to secure a FALL internship and start a WORRY-FREE summer! COME SEE AMANDA RIVAS at Practice Credit Programs (PCP) SPRING OFFICE HOURS for PCP in the Career Services Office Mondays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AND Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Schedule a one-on-one meeting that can make sure you find the right fit. arivas@stmarytx.edu; Office phone: 210.431.5712; or in person during office hours.  POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 1. 13th Court of Appeals (Corpus Christi) 2. 14th Court of Appeals (Houston) 3. District Courts (South Texas) 4. Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (San Antonio-variety of practice areas) 5. CentroMed (In House Counsel) 6. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (Austin) 7. Equal Justice Center (San Antonio) 8. Federal Public Defender (San Antonio) 9. State Bar of Texas (San Antonio) 10. Non-profit Legal Services (Immigration/Migrant Workers- Texas/Denver) 11. Kinetic Concepts, Inc (In House Counsel- San Antonio)

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POSITIONS NOW POSTED FOR FALL 1. Many of those above PLUS— 2. Legislative Counsel’s Office (Austin) 3. EEOC (San Antonio)

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. Kinetic Concepts, Inc. Externship posted on Symplicity. 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. In House Counsel Class Summer- Monday, May 12th 10:00 a.m. – Noon Summer Class Saturday, May 10th Saturday, June 7th Fall Class Friday, August 22nd In House Counsel Class Thursday, August 21st, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 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.

2014-2015 PRO BONO TEAM APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Pro Bono Research Assistant AND Pro Bono Student Coordinators Applications are now available on the Pro Bono Program/Public Service TWEN Page. Applications due at 5:00 p.m. to StMarysProBono@gmail.com on Friday, April 4th. Interviews will be held on Thursday, April 10 and on Monday, April 14, the 2014-2015 Pro Bono Team will be announced. Orientation for the Pro Bono Team will be held on Wednesday, May 14. If you have questions about specific clinics, please email the Research Assistant or The Student Coordinators for more information. Pro Bono Fellow Victoria Bongat – 210.438.6199 – vbongat@stmarytx.edu

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Pro Bono RA Julia E. Null – 214.914.2661 – juliaelizabethnull@gmail.com Ask-A-Lawyer Ashley Graham – 409.659.3161 – agraham3@mail.stmarytx.edu Kevin Bennett – 256.683.9204 – kevin.bertan.bennett@gmail.com Texas RioGrande Legal Aid – Family law Julia E. Null – 214.914.2661 – juliaelizabethnull@gmail.com Cynthia Olson – 210.290.7819 – colson2@mail.stmarytx.edu St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice – Wills Rebecca Pitts – 210.332.9704 – rqpitts@hotmail.com Landry Redding – 512.694.6980 – landryredding@yahoo.com Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital – Veterans Lisa Germano –860.922.6356 – lisabeth.germano@gmail.com Paolo M Nangcas – 832.363.7501 – paolonangcas@utexas.edu J P Mason – jpmason0812@gmail.com People’s Law School Student Coordinator & Law Ministry Assistant Naomi Howard – 512.699.5988 – hownao@gmail.com Olivia Mallary – olivia.mallary@gmail.com

OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS
"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. Please RSVP in the Events Section of SYMPLICITY under WORKSHOPS Symplicity (Job Bank and Online Recruiting System) Access: https://law-stmarytx-csm.symplicity.com/students/

TEXAS BAR EXAMINATION FILING DEADLINES
Examination Dates February July 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

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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!

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 tobacco products in the library and in the classrooms. Chewing tobacco, in particular, can stain 12

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. The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Scholarship is pleased to announce that it will award several law school scholarships to deserving students enrolled in a Texas law school during the 2013-2014 school year. The scholarships will be awarded to students who have high academic performance and demonstrated leadership. Deadline to apply is April 7, 2014. The Federal Circuit Bar Association will award a $10,000 scholarship in memory of Howard T. Markey, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Law student must show financial need, demonstrated academic promise, and an interest in public service. Timeline to apply is April 1 and midnight EST April 15, 2014. The Federal Circuit Bar Association will award one $10,000 scholarship in memory of Helen W. Nies, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Special consideration for this scholarship include: (a) encouraging the participation of women lawyers in the legal profession, (b) recognizing the contributions of womenb lawyers to society in general, (c) highlighting academic excellence, (d) addressing need, and (e) advancing the interest of women law students in intellectual property. Timeline to apply is April 1 and midnight EST April 15, 2014. The Federal Circuit Bar Association will award one $10,000 scholarship in memory of Giles S. Rich, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Student must show financial need and reflect academic excellence. Timeline to apply is April 1 and midnight EST April 15, 2014. The Federal Circuit Bar Association will award one $5,000 scholarship in memory of William S. Bullinger, a respected practitioner. The award is based on economic need, although other criteria include academic promise and an interest in the subject matter of the Federal Circuit Court’s legal community. Timeline to apply is April 1 and midnight EST April 15, 2014. The Federal Circuit Bar Association will award various scholarships depending on available funds and other factors based on student need. Last year, the Association awarded three scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each and hopes to be able to donate at least three scholarships this year. Timeline to apply is April 1 and midnight EST April 15, 2014. 13

The Federal Circuit Bar Association is pleased to announce the 2014 George Hutchinson Writing Competition. $3,000 cash prize. Entries may discuss any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the Court. Deadline to apply is July 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. NEW – Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition Call For Papers. The competition is open to all law students. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Entries must be original, unpublished work and must not exceed 50 pages, including notes. Coauthored essays may be submitted. Prize money is $2,500. Submit Entries to: Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition, Notre Dame Law School, Post Office Box 780, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556. For more information, please visit www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014. 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. Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Award Competition, $5,000 cash prize, round-trip airfare and accommodation to attend the Section’s Fall Conference in Washington, DC and possible publication in the Administrative and Regulatory Law News or the Administrative Law Review. Entry deadline is May 1, 2014. 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 14

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 Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Texas announces its third annual student writing competition. The purpose of the Animal Law Section is to promote the study and understanding of laws, regulations and court decisions relating to legal issues involving animals. The top three papers will receive awards of $1500, $1000, and $500, respectively, and an offer to publish in the Texas Animal Law Journal. Entries may be on any topic that is related to Animal Law. The submission deadline is May 2, 2014. Full rules and writing guidelines are available at http://www.animallawsection.org/student-writing-competition/. 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 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. Energy Law Student Writing Competition, $700 cash prize. Write on any issue relating to energy law. Deadline to apply is May 16, 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. 11th Annual Law Student Writing Competition, Award: Publication in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law Resolution from the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence and honorarium. Topic: Domestic violence and the law from a 15

national or international perspective. Deadline for submission is May 30, 2014, 5:00 p.m. EST. No extensions will be granted. 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. Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. is committed to the advancement of diverse law students. Fostering diversity in the legal profession contributes to the quality of the profession and strengthens our ability to serve our clients and communities. As part of Cole Schotz’s continuing commitment to inclusion in the legal community, the Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship was created and is open to a diverse, second-year, full time law student in good standing. The recipient will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship. For eligibility requirements and an application, please email bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu. Deadline to apply is July 1, 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. NEW – The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-first annual Brown Award to recognize Excellence in Legal Writing. This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000. For contest guidelines and rules, please go to www.brownsims.com/judgebrownaward.htm. Deadline for submission is June 6, 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.

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