DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship -- $1,500

The DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship by Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP is a recurring scholarship worth $1,500 designed to help one law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DEC 31, 2018

A winner will be announced on or before Jan 31, 2019

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Admitted to an accredited law school in the U.S.
  • 3.5 or higher GPA

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed Application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Upload a 500-600 word original essay on what you hope to achieve in your legal career if awarded this scholarship.
  • Upload School Transcript
  • Upload Resume

For additional details, please visit: https://www.ddrlawyers.com/scholarship/

Contact: Devin

New and Notable

Academics

Grades for Fall Semester 2018

Grades for the Fall Semester are due on Tuesday, January 15, and will be posted in CheckMarq later that week. Dean Thomson will send an email when grades are posted. Have a safe and restful break.

Contact: Dean Thomson
General News

Westlaw Edge to Replace Westlaw on January 1 and Other Database Changes

On January 1, your Westlaw account will migrate to Westlaw Edge, Westlaw’s new legal research platform.

  • As you read* in a brief email from Thomson Reuters before the exam period began, this change will be automatic, so there is no need for you to take action.
  • After you get used to the new blue color of the home page, you will realize that most functions are familiar from Westlaw, and your history and folders, as well as any alerts, will be available in Westlaw Edge.
  • New features in Westlaw Edge include Litigation Analytics; a KeyCite Overruling Risk citator signal to alert researchers when a point of law in a case has been implicitly undermined even if not explicitly overruled; Statutes Compare and Regulations Compare features; and WestSearch Plus, which uses artificial intelligence to help improve search results.
  • If you are interested in learning more about Westlaw Edge during the semester break, explore the company’s Introducing Westlaw Edge product page.

Expect other changes to legal research resources with the new semester.

  • With the migration of BNA content to Bloomberg Law now complete, the “stand alone” BNA platforms will go away and Bloomberg Law will be the only online home for BNA content. If you have not yet created your Bloomberg Law account, you can sign up at https://profile.bna.com/bloomberglaw-activate/ using your complete @marquette.edu account. No activation code is necessary, but contact Prof. Olson if you would like an activation code so your registration is processed automatically rather than in one to two business days.
  • Similarly, Cheetah, which has been available to us for several semesters, now includes all content from CCH IntelliConnect and will replace that platform. (From off campus, you might need to sign into Marquette’s VPN to access Cheetah.)
  • In addition, at the end of this week, GovInfo will replace FDsys, a change announced on FDsys long ago.

Please contact the Reference Desk or any librarian if you have questions about any of these changes or for other legal research needs.

*If you do not receive emails from Thomson Reuters, you can opt in by selecting “Manage My Account” or “Manage Account” from a dropdown menu in the upper right corner at lawschool.tr.com or lawschool.westlaw.com and checking the box to the left of “Update me about Westlaw and TWEN.” Be sure to “Save” after opting in (or out).

Contact: Elana Olson
Pro Bono Opportunities

Your Pro Bono Experience: A Survey

The Office of Public Service is committed to continually refining and perfecting all aspects of pro bono projects based on student input. Please take a few minutes to complete the Fall 2018 Pro Bono Experience Survey.

Pro Bono involvement among law students reached a record high this year with 71% of the student body participating! Help us make your experience the best it can be by completing this survey. 

Contact: Angela Schultz
Pro Bono Opportunities

Seeking Student Coordinators for MVLC Estate Planning Clinic

Two law student coordinator positions are available for the spring 2019 session of the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic Estate Planning Clinic.

The Estate Planning Clinic prepares wills, powers of attorney, and living wills for clients by appointment at the Milwaukee County Veterans’ Service Office, House of Peace, and the United Community Center. The student coordinators will work with the Estate Planning Clinic director and student volunteers to facilitate appointments at the United Community Center beginning January 23, 2019. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about estate planning and gain leadership experience. You also earn pro bono hours as a student coordinator. Read the full student coordinator position description and instructions to apply here.

Contact: Marisa Zane