2019 Weiss & Paarz Annual National Law Scholarship -- $1,000

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:00pm • n/a

Each year, Weiss & Paarz will award a $1,000 Law Scholarship to a student starting or continuing law school anywhere in the United States of America.  

Scholarships will be awarded each year to the student who demonstrates all of the following qualities and characteristics:

  • Financial need
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Strength in the face of adversity
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Commitment to the local community and charitable giving
  • Ability to lead others
  • Overall moral character

All applications must include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume listing work experience, educational background, and high school and college grade point average and class rank, if applicable;
  • Personal Statement, which includes a description of your career goals and what you plan to use the scholarship funding for (2 pages maximum);
  • Confirmation of enrollment in an ABA-accredited law school or copy of your current student ID; and copy of your state ID or driver’s license

For additional information, please visit:  https://www.weisspaarz.com/2019-weiss-paarz-national-law-scholarship/

Contact: Sarah Weiss Rozalis

New and Notable

Academics

Book Marq Fall 2019 Book Rental Return Deadline

While the Book Marq's fall 2019 deadline for returning rental books is December 14, the Book Marq is aware that the Law School's finals extend beyond that date. Students will not be charged a penalty for a late return so long as you return your books after finals and no later than Saturday, December 21.

Contact: Bonnie Thomson
General News

Marquette Prohibits Motorized Scooter Use On Campus Property

Knowing the City of Milwaukee is piloting dockless scooters, the Marquette University Police Department led a thorough review about the impact of such motorized vehicles on campus safety, which included input from leaders across functions and consultation with Marquette University Student Government. As a result, Marquette University is prohibiting the use of motorized scooters on campus property, effective immediately, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Joel Pogodzinski announced.

Under the new policy, all motorized scooters — including the rentable dockless variety operated by companies such as Lime, Bird and Spin — are banned from use on any campus property, including walkways and sidewalks within the campus. The new policy also applies to other personal motorized vehicles, including but not limited to electric bicycles, electric skateboards, hoverboards, Segways, and mopeds.

MUPD will enforce the new policy. Additionally, MUPD will enforce all city ordinances and traffic laws related to motorized scooter operations, particularly their use on public sidewalks, which is strictly prohibited.

Click here to read the complete University article.

Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities
Speakers/Events

Sports Law Speaker Series: JoAn Scott, NCAA D1 Men's Basketball Championship

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:00pm TBD

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 12 p.m. all students are invited to attend a Sports Law Speaker Series event with JoAn Scott, managing director of the NCAA's Division 1 men's basketball championship. Ms. Scott will discuss her career with NIKE and the NCAA, and the inner workings of the NCAA Division 1 men's basketball championship. Lunch will be provided to all attendees. Register on the event webpage or by clicking here.

Contact: Paul Anderson
Pro Bono Opportunities

Earn One Hour of Pro Bono Time - MVLC Brown Bag CLE: "An Unreasonable State of Repair: Rent Abatement, Retaliation, and Other Housing Conditions Concerns"

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:00pm Room 263

Student volunteers of the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics can earn one hour of pro bono time by attending the MVLC Brown Bag CLE Series. This free CLE series provides volunteers with in-depth information on some of the most commonly seen issues at the Clinics. These events are great ways to earn additional pro bono hours while enhancing your knowledge of the legal issues faced by clients of the MVLC. Register to attend here.

Contact: Katie Mertz