Crandall & Pera Law Legal Scholarship -- $3,000

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a

Crandall & Pera Law is a medical malpractice and catastrophic injury law firm with locations throughout Ohio and Kentucky. The Crandall & Pera Law Legal Scholarship awards $3000 annually to a student who has demonstrated an interest in a career as a trial lawyer, and a passion for representing injured individuals whose rights have been jeopardized. The scholarship is available to all pre-law, incoming and current students currently enrolled, or who will be enrolled, at an accredited law school for the upcoming semester, who can demonstrate financial need in the form of government-sponsored student loans, who have exemplified exceptional skills as orators and who consider helping those less fortunate a calling that they wish to answer. The student must also have a firm commitment to diversity and equality and be dedicated to protecting the rights of everyone regardless of race, sex, religion or sexual orientation.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications must include the following:

  • A resume, including a current photo
  • An essay or letter of no more than 1200 words on how you meet the criteria
  • Up to 3 recommendations from former/current employers, coaches, mentors and/or professors (family members and personal friends are not allowed)
  • Undergraduate transcript

Submit applications using the form below. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2019.

For additional info, please visit: https://www.injuryverdicts.com/scholarship/

Contact: Mike Edwards

New and Notable

Opportunities & Aid

Humor and Creativity in Law Competition -- $500

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

The 7th Annual Terence T. Evans Humor and Creativity in Law Competition

How is this for a footnote?

(1) The story of the creation of the world is told in the book Genesis in 400 words; (2) The world's greatest moral code, the Ten Commandments, contains only 279 words; (3) Lincoln's immortal Gettysburg address is but 266 words in length; (4) The Declaration of Independence required only 1,321 words to establish for the world a new concept of freedom. Together, the four contain a mere 2,266 words. On this routine motion to amend a civil complaint, [a Large Milwaukee Firm] has filed a brief (not the primary one, just a reply brief) that contains approximately 41,596 words spread over an agonizing 124 pages. In this case, the term reply “brief” is obviously a misnomer. Rather than impressive, the “brief” is oppressive.

Marson v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., 87 F.R.D. 151, 152 n.1 (E.D. Wis. 1980)

Judge Evans was a funny guy. He knew humor is the best way for lawyers and judges to keep a proper perspective on the law, and on life. Now it’s your turn to keep Judge Evans’ spirit alive – give us a laugh-worthy law-related piece, and you will have a chance to win money, fame, and the best traveling trophy in Wisconsin. 

RULES

  • Must be original written work
  • Anything goes - brief, prose, poem, song, text
  • Must relate to the law, at least a bit
  • No longer than nine 10 Commandments
  • One entry per person
  • Open to law students and lawyers
  • Email entries to kborowski@milwbar.org no later than March 15, 2019
  • At least one footnote required*

*This rule will be enforced mercilessly.

PRIZES

  • $500 for funniest Law Student
  • Traveling Trophy for best Lawyer
  • Winners lauded at EDWBA Annual Meeting
  • Publication in EDWBA Newsletter
  • Colleagues and friends will love you
  • Guaranteed win in next 7th Circuit appeal*
  • Guaranteed 7th Circuit clerkship*
  • Guaranteed conversation-starter on your resume

* Not really “guaranteed,” but it can’t hurt.

Contact: Katy Borowski
General News

Parking Reminder: What To Do If Parking Credentials Are Not Working

Eckstein Hall Parking: When entering the Eckstein Hall parking garage, students should not pull a ticket unless they intend to pay for visitor parking. If student parking credentials are not working, the driver should back up and go to his/her assigned lot until the issue with their credentials can be resolved. If unable to back up due to other cars in line, driver should exit vehicle and ask other drivers to back up.  If that is not possible, please use the intercom for assistance. If you do pull a ticket, which is only possible on the 11th St (P2) level, you have seven minutes to leave or you will have to pay $30 for parking.  (Please be a courteous driver and back up when asked or if you see someone blocked.)

Students having parking issues need to email University Parking Services with their name, MUID number, and the type of permit they purchased for the semester, or they can report the issue to office 244B. (414) 288-6911 or muparking@marquette.edu.

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