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Eckstein Hall Law School Mass on April 4

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:15pm St. Edmund Campion Chapel (4th floor)

Eckstein Hall Law School Mass will be held April 4.

St. Edmund Campion Chapel (4th floor) Winter/Spring Mass Schedule (12:15 p.m.):  

  • April 4
  • April 18
  • May 2

Father Thomas Anderson, S.J., is our Law School Chaplain.  Members of the Law School, Alumni, and Marquette community are welcome to attend.

Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel
Student Organizations

The Federalist Society, AWL, and the Criminal Law Society Present Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm Room 246

The MULS Federalist Society, Association for Women in Law, and the Criminal Law Society present Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley who will be speaking on the Role of the Dissenting Opinion. The event will be held Wednesday, April 5, at noon, in Room 246. This is our last event of the semester, so you have to believe that Matthew Rivera, Carlos Hernandez, and Killian Commers are cooking up something great for food. No RSVP needed. We hope to see you all there!

Contact: Christopher Gill
Opportunities & Aid

Attention 1Ls and 2Ls: Association for Women Lawyers 2017 Scholarships for Wisconsin Law Students

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:00pm n/a

The Association for Women Lawyers Foundation (AWLF) is offering two scholarships to Wisconsin law students. In the past, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to law students from both Maquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School. In order to apply, all scholarship applicants must satisfy these requirements:

  • Applicant must be attending a Wisconsin law school in September 2017.
  • Applicant must have completed the first or second year of law school.
  • Applicant must be in good academic standing.
  • Applicant must be a woman.
  • Applicant must meet one or more of the selection criteria for the AWLF scholarship.

To apply for the AWLF Scholarship, applicants must meet the following selection critera:

  • Service to others
  • Diversity
  • Compelling financial need
  • Academic achievement
  • Unique life experience or circumstance (e.g., overcoming obstacles to attend or continue with law school)
  • Advancement of women in the profession

To apply for the Virginia A. Pomeroy Scholarship, applicants must meet the following selection critera:
The Virginia A. Pomeroy Scholarship honors the memory of AWL past-president and former Deputy State Public Defender Virginia A. Pomeroy, who began the AWL scholarship program in 1997. This scholarship may be awarded by AWLF in any year to deserving applicants. In addition to the selection criteria for the AWLF Scholarship, a successful applicant must demonstrate a special emphasis, through experience, employment, class work or clinical programs, in at least one of the following areas:

  • Service to the vulnerable or disadvantaged,
  • Civil Rights Law,
  • Appellate Practice,
  • Public Service,
  • Public Policy, or
  • Public Interest Law

The Scholarship Award Process
• Scholarship recipients are notified of their award on or after July 31. Scholarship checks are presented to the recipients at AWL’s Annual Meeting in September 2017 (receipients should plan to attend the Annual Meeting). Although the exact amount of the scholarships have not yet been set, in recent years they have been $2,500 to $3,000 each.

• All scholarship applicants receive a complimentary one-year membership in AWL. Scholarship recipients also receive a complimentary ticket to AWL’s Women Judges’ Night in the spring of 2017.

How to Apply
• An eligible application consists of a current resume, a law school transcript, and a cover letter. An official transcript is preferred, but an unofficial transcript is acceptable if the official version is not available by the application deadline. (Additional transcripts not available at time of application can be submitted up to three weeks after application deadline.) Your cover letter must discuss the ways in which you satisfy the criteria for the AWL Foundation Scholarship or the Pomeroy Scholarship.

• Applications must be submitted to the AWL Foundation Scholarship Committee at 3322 N. 92nd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53222-3507, or to associationforwomenlawyers@gmail.com. Electronic applications are encouraged. Transcripts can be mailed or emailed.

• All eligible applications must be received no later than June 15, 2017.

Contact: AWL Foundation Scholarship Committee
Student Organizations

AWL Luncheon Hosted by Michael Best & Friedrich

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00pm Room 433

Join the Marquette Association for Women Lawyers on Tuesday, April 4, at noon in Room 433 for a sit-down lunch with women attorneys from the firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. The attorneys will share success stories, career advice, and insight on the challenges facing women in the legal profession. Students from all class years are encouraged to attend and bring questions regarding life at a law firm. There are only 20 student spots available for the lunch, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please click here to RSVP.

Contact: Kayla McCann
Student Organizations

SBA Office Hours

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00pm Student Organizations Office

Come to the Student Organizations Office on Monday, March 27 between noon and 1 p.m. to talk about anything related to SBA. Bring questions, ideas, or concerns relevant to the Marquette Law community -- or just stop by to say hello! 

- Ross Stern & Brenna Wildt

Contact: Brenna Wildt
Academics

Registration and Course Planning Information Sessions for 1Ls

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00pm Monday: Room 444 and Thursday: Room 267

Questions about registration?  On Monday, March 27th at noon in room 444, and again on Thursday, March 30th at 1:00 p.m. in room 267, Deans Oldfather, Rogan-Mehta, Thomson, and Professor Pagel will discuss graduation requirements, registration strategies, special issues for those planning to take a bar examination, and the process for registering in CheckMarq. These sessions are targeted at students who will be 2Ls in the fall. 

Contact: Dean Thomson
Opportunities & Aid

Benson & Bingham First Annual Scholarship -- $2,000

In 2017, Benson & Bingham decided to once again give back to the community with the inception of its first annual Law Scholarship. Benson & Bingham understand the rigors of law school accompanied with the expense to become an attorney and felt obliged to help alleviate the financial strain with their annual scholarship offer.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship award, applicants must adhere to the following scholarship criteria:

- Currently enrolled in or recently accepted to an accredited law school.
- A United States citizen or permanent resident.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A copy of your college transcript (unofficial) must accompany the application.
- Proof of Law School acceptance or attendance must accompany the application.

Deadline:
- Applications must be received electronically by August 31, 2017 to the following email address: scholarship@bensonbingham.com. In the subject line, please reference: Benson & Bingham First Annual Scholarship Application.
- Questions regarding the application or process may be submitted to the above email address. Please, No Phone Calls.

Award:
One grand prize winner will receive a one-time payment of $2,000 to be applied to the law school of their admission/attendance. Essays may be published by Benson & Bingham, so please refrain from submitting anything personal or inappropriate for the web. The winner of the award will be announced by October 31, 2017.

Scholarship Guidelines:
Entrants for our scholarship must submit a minimum of a 600-word typed essay on one of the following topics:

- The future of driver-less cars and how this will affect the field of personal injury.
- Investigate and report on the past five years of historical motor vehicle accident data in any state, and analyze what state level laws or programs have been instituted during this time to decrease the rate of such accidents.
- Comment and reflect on what personal injury marketing strategies in your local state have been most effective on you, and explain why.
- How technology will affect the practice of law.
- The ramifications of social media platforms on the pursuit of justice for Plaintiffs.

The criteria used to evaluate essays will include:

- Originality of thought or provocativeness of article.
- Attention to current law as well as statistical knowledge of the area of investigation.
- Submissions must be 100% original and never published or disseminated at a previous time.
- Candidates may site case law or historical record with appropriate citations to the source.

Benson & Bingham welcome any and all potential candidates who meet the above criteria and complete the application by August 31, 2017. Complete information on the scholarship offer may be found here: https://www.bensonbingham.com/benson-bingham-first-annual-scholarship

Contact: Justin Simpson
Student Organizations

Federalist Society Accepting Applications for Board Positions

MULS Federalist Society is now accepting applications for board positions.  

Find out more information about how to apply at our upcoming event: 

Wisconsin Economy and the Benefits of Working Across the Aisle
Thursday, March 23, 12:00 p.m. in Room 246

Contact: Alex Slepica