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Dear Students,

Check out various events, scholarship deadlines and important announcements taking place at CWSL.   

Campus Events:

  • Law School Survey of Student Engagement Opens – check email for link  │ 2/22
  • Fall 2017 Clinical Internship Application deadline  │  2/22   
  • SDS: (3Ls) Spring Commencement Fair  │ 2/23 from 12 – 4P  │ Roy Bell 
  • CPDO: (3Ls) Ten Tips to Getting a Post-Bar  │ 2/23 @ 12:45P  │  Auditorium
  • CPDO Spring Recruiting deadline #3  │  2/24 @ 9P
  • SDS: Mindfulness Mornings │ 2/23 @ 8:30A │Student Center
  • Dean Bashant Office Hours │ 2/23 from 3:45 - 4:30P │ Student Center

Student Organization Events:

  • South Jersey Grub Food Truck  │ 2/22 from 11:45A – 2:30P │ 225 Courtyard  │ Menu
  • BLS General Meeting │ 2/23 @ 12:45P │ LH1

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

Like us on Facebook: Student Life  │ CPDO

Job Opportunities:

  • 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

DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship Application
DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. Diversity is a core value at DRI. Indeed, diversity, which includes sexual orientation, is fundamental to the success of the organization, and we seek out and embrace the innumerable benefits and contributions that the perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences a diverse membership provides. To qualify for the scholarship a candidate must be a full-time student. Click here for application. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 31, 2017 .

Southern California Chinese Lawyer Association Scholarship/Fellowship
The Southern California Chinese Lawyer Association (SCCLA) annually awards $1,000 scholarships and two to four $2,000 fellowships to local Asian/Pacific American law students. The scholarships are awarded based on need, academic accomplishments, and/or potential contribution to the Chinese-American community. The fellowship award funds a clerkship at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice / Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) during the upcoming Fall and Spring school year. Click here for application instructions. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m

Click here for more scholarship opportunities.

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. 

Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition
The Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition is sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and Brooklyn Law School (BLS).  The competition is open to J.D. and L.L.M. students who are interested in careers in customs and international trade law. First prize ($1,000.00) and second prize ($500.00) will be awarded at the CITBA's semi-annual dinner in the fall. Click here for details. Submissions are due by Friday, May 19, 2017.

William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition

This competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice ("Section") of the American Bar Association. The goal of the competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. The contest is open to students that are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions. Cash prize is $2500. Click here for a detailed description on the writing competition. Deadline to submit papers is 11:59 p.m. CST on Saturday, July 1, 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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