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Dear Students,

Check out various events, scholarship deadlines and important announcements taking place at CWSL.   Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: California Western Student Life.

What's Hot This Week:

  • Dean Bashant Office Hours (1/23 & 26) from 3:45P to 4:30P in the Student Center
  • Public Interest Seminar – RSVP required through Symplicity (1/24) at 12:45P in room 2G – CPDO
  • Diversity Fellowship Application Workshop for 1Ls and Part-time 2Ls (1/24) at 12:45P in room 2F
  • Mindfulness Mornings (1/26) at 8:30A in the Student Center Conference Room – SDS
  • CILE Summer Program Information Event (1/26) at 12:45P in room 2C
  • Mock Interviews with Practicing Attorneys – RSVP required (1/24-26) from 6P – 8P in CPDO Office

Student Organization Events:

  • Moot Court Honors Board
    • Appellate Advocacy Competition (1/23) at 7P
    • Appellate Advocacy Competition Preliminary Rounds (1/24) at 7P
    • Appellate Advocacy Competition Final Round (1/26) at 6P
  • SBA Barrister’s Ball Ticket Sales (1/24 & 26) from 12:30P – 2:30P
  • CLA General Meeting (1/24) at 12:45P in room LH1
  • LRLSA General Meeting (1/24) at 12:45P in room LH2
  • Pride General Meeting (1/24) at 12:45P in room 2B
  • ILS General Meeting (1/24) at 12:45P in room 2C
  • CALS General Meeting (1/26) at 12:45P in room LH2
  • SIPLA General Meeting (1/26) at 12:45P in room LH1
  • Fed Society Speaker Event: “Executive Branch Overreach – Will it Continue Under Trump?” (1/27) at 5P in room 2G
  • CALS/CLA/PILF Welcome Back Mixer (1/27) at 5:30P at Bar Basic

Need-to-Know:

  • Last Day to Add/Drop without a “W” (1/23)
  • Drop Free is $15 (1/24)
  • Spring Recruiting Deadline #1 (1/27) at 9P

To find out about upcoming events for various departments and student organizations check out the Office 365 Calendars and the 350 lobby Monitor. 


Job Opportunities:

  • Student Scribes

Student & Diversity Services is seeking several note takers for the Spring 2017 trimester. We provide class notes to students with qualified, medically verified disabilities, who for some reason experience difficulties taking their own course notes.  A CGPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Pay rate is $13/hour/class.  Student Scribes are needed in the following courses:

    • Civil Procedure I - Aceves
    • Civil Procedure II - Klein
    • Civil Procedure II - Weinstein
    • Torts I - Hardee
  • Symplicity
    Remember to continue checking Symplicity for great job opportunities and fellowships. We currently have Fall, Spring, and Summer jobs posted – a number of them are PAID! Some listings expire VERY soon, so be sure to check them out right away.
     

    Internship Opportunities 

    None at this time.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION GUIDE
Click here for the scholarship application guide which will help you create successful applications for non-CWSL (external) scholarships.

Tom Homann LGBT Law Association Scholarship
The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association (“THLA”) is pleased to announce that we are seeking eligible applicants for our annual scholarship program. The scholarship is available to currently enrolled law students. Through this program, THLA will award up to three qualified students a $2,000 scholarship. Traditionally THLA awards one scholarship per school, but THLA reserves the right to award scholarships as it sees fit according to the applicant pool.

Scholarship recipients will be notified around early March of this year. Recipients will also be invited to and announced at the 2017 THLA Annual Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. Click here for the application. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 24, 2017


Click here for more scholarship opportunities.

Pacific Legal Foundation's Law Student Writing Competition
The competition awards up to $9,000.00 in three cash prizes for essays on the following topics: the reach of Congress’s commerce power with reference to the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial “waters of the United States” rule; judicial deference to government agency rules; the impact of occupational licensing on professionals’ freedom of speech; and the Williamson County doctrine, which creates procedural obstacles to property owners seeking just compensation for government takings. Click here for essay questions and detailed information about the eligibility rules and contest requirements.  Essays are due by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Friday, January 13, 2017.

Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law
The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities. First place will receive a $1,500 cash prize, second place winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize. Click here for detailed information about the eligibility rules and contest requirements.  Essays are due by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Sunday, January 15, 2017.

Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law, honoring the late Judge Cudahy's contribution to the field. The competition is open to practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students. The judging committee will include judges, leading academics, and practitioners in the field of administrative law. A winner will be selected in both the lawyer and student categories. Each winning author will receive a cash prize of $1,500, as well as special recognition at the 2017 ACS National Convention. Click here to review requirements and submit applications by 8:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2017. 

Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy's National Student Writing Competition bears Constance Baker Motley's name in honor of her legacy as a civil rights leader, elected official, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. The student authors of the top three papers will receive special recognition at the 2017 ACS National Convention. The winner will be awarded $3,000 and each of the two runners-up will receive $1,000. The top paper will also receive an offer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. Click here to review requirements and submit applications by 8:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017. 

Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights
This year, the Writing Prize invites submissions on all reproductive rights and justice topics. The suggested theme is: Balancing Burdens and Benefits after Whole Woman's Health v. Hellertstedt. Please refer to the attached Call for Submissions for guidance on this theme, as well as additional requirements. Winning authors will receive cash prizes: $750 (1st place), $500 (2nd place), or $250 (3rd place). The first place winner will also have a chance at publication with the NYU Review of Law and Social Change. All winning authors will also receive copies of Melissa Murray's and Kristin Luker's Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice. Click here to submit applications by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017. 

LSAC Writing Competition 
for decades, studies consistently have shown that students of color, student living with a disability, and LGBTQ students are underrepresented in most law schools. As a consequence, smaller percentages of persons who represent these groups are graduating from law school and entering the legal profession. This writing competition is designed to reinvigorate the dialogue about the recruitment and retention strategies that law schools should deploy to yield a more diverse class of graduates who will enter the legal professionClick here for a detailed description on the writing competition. Deadline to submit papers is 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 31, 2017. 

Click here for more writing competition opportunities.

Student Ambassadors for Admissions
Join the Student Ambassador Program through CWSL Admissions!  Are you interested in helping give tours, speak to students at Preview Day and Orientation, and attend law school recruitment events on behalf of California Western?  This is a great way to develop your communication and problem solving skills, and you’ll be able to leave a lasting and positive impact on California Western.  To learn more about how you can become a Student Ambassador, contact Admissions and indicate your interest.  


Student Ambassadors for Admissions
Join the Student Ambassador Program through CWSL Admissions!  Are you interested in helping give tours, speak to students at Preview Day and Orientation, and attend law school recruitment events on behalf of California Western?  This is a great way to develop your communication and problem solving skills, and you’ll be able to leave a lasting and positive impact on California Western.  Contact Iris Fugate by stopping by the Admissions Office or sending an email to ifugate@cwsl.edu to learn more about how you can become a Student Ambassador. 
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