Marshall M. Schulman Writing Competition Scholarship--$1500

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:45pm • N/A




The Criminal Law Section of the California Lawyer’s Association (formerly the Criminal Law Section of the California State Bar) is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Marshall M. Schulman Annual Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure. This is a nationwide competition; while the focus is on California law, past winners have included students attending schools from Hawaii to the East Coast.


  •  $1500 cash prize
  • The Grand Prize –winning paper will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, the official quarterly publication of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • One-year student membership in the Criminal Law Section


  • $500 cash prize
  • Each of the papers awarded Honorable Mention status will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, the official quarterly publication of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • One-year student membership in the Criminal Law Section


To be eligible for consideration, the paper must be written solely by a student enrolled in law school at the time the author submits a paper to this Competition. First-year law students are encouraged to submit entries.


The paper must pertain to criminal law and/or to criminal procedure, with a particular focus on contemporary issues of concern in the State of California. The paper should be original and scholarly. It should be appropriately and carefully annotated to reflect the authorities that support the author’s opinions and findings, and upon which the author otherwise relies. It need not be a law review “note”-style document; past winners have included articles about new developments in criminal procedure, sentencing alternatives, and other topics that can be discussed with more brevity.

Papers should be between 1,500 and 4,500 words in length, including any citations, and should follow the citation style of The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation. Papers that have previously been published in a book, journal, magazine, or newspaper are not eligible.

Papers submitted to the Competition must be in Word format and sent by e-mail attachment to each of the following Criminal Law Journal co-editors: 

Papers submitted to the 2019-2020 Criminal Law Section Student Paper Competition must be e-mailed no later than midnight, Monday, March 2, 2020. Submissions must be accompanied by an e-mail cover letter verifying the author’s current law school enrollment and authorizing the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar to publish the paper in the Criminal Law Journal. 


The papers will be judged by members of the Criminal Law Executive Committee, who will evaluate the papers on their originality and informational value, as well as the quality of the author’s legal research, writing and analysis. The decision of the judges is final.  Papers must be of publishable quality, and the Criminal Law Section reserves the right not to award one or more of the listed prizes, if, in the sole opinion of the judges, the papers submitted in the Competition do not meet its standards.

The Criminal Law Section reserves the right to edit the papers that are selected for publication.

For more information about the competition, please see

Contact: Anne Perry

New and Notable

Student Organizations

LGBTQ+ in the Legal Workforce

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:10pm 263

Out & Allies will be hosting a panel of LGBTQ+ lawyers who work in the legal field. They will be discussing and answering questions about what it is like applying, working, and existing in the legal field while identifying as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Come prepared with questions for time at the end when we will open it up to the audience, and come prepared for lunch!

We will be serving Q'doba! Please RSVP in the following link so we have a head count for food! 

Contact: Luke Schaetzel
Student Organizations

Diversity & Inclusion in Health Care and Health Law Roundtable

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:15pm 155

Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Hall Render attorneys regarding the practice of health law and diversity in health care. Lunch will be provided. 

The event is being hosted by the Health Law Society in partnership with JLSA, MLSA, ALSA, and FGP. All are welcome!  

Contact: Meg McTigue
Student Organizations

Congrats to the William B. Spong Moot Court Competitors!

Marquette participated in its first national moot court competition of the spring semester at the William B. Spong Tournament at William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia on February 14-15.

Marquette fielded two teams for the tournament. Team 1 was Allison Mignon and Mitch Kiffmeyer, and Team 2 was Jason Findling and Brandon Schwebler. All of the competitors were complimented by the judges on their oral argument presentation skills, and Team 2 earned a particularly good brief score. Both teams put forth a very competitive effort.

Professor Love Koenig served as the faculty advisor for both teams. She was assisted by Attorneys Lauren Maddente, Andrew Otto, Nick Chmurski, and Jonathan Koenig.

Congratulations again to the teams for a job well done!

Contact: Julie Leary
Student Organizations

Good Luck to our National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional Tournament Moot Court Teams

Marquette’s moot court national competition schedule rolls on this week with the National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional Tournament.

Marquette will be fielding two teams for the Washington, D.C., regional competition running February 27-29, 2020. Team 1 is Charlie Bowen, Julie Leary, and Alex Sterling. Team 2 is Darrin Pribbernow, Jacob Rozema, and Christin Saint Pierre. Professor Lisa Mazzie is the faculty advisor for both teams and she has been assisted by Attorneys Elleny Christopolous, Caitlin Lynch, Kate Maternowski, and Zachary Willenbrink (L'11).

If you see any of the teams members this week, please wish them luck!

Contact: Julie Leary
Student Organizations

2020/21 Moot Court Competitor Applications Due February 28, 2020

Applications for the 2020/21 Moot Court National Competitions Season are now available via the Moot Court Association page on TWEN. 

All students who have taken AWA are eligible to apply to represent Marquette at a national competition. Moot Court presents a unique opportunity for 3Ls to strengthen their written and oral advocacy skills while getting more practice working in a team environment. 

Students will need to submit a complete application by February 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to the Moot Court Association TWEN page to be considered for a spot on a nationally competitive team next year. As part of the application process, students will also need to sign-up for a 15-minute interview, also via the Moot Court Association TWEN page. 

Contact: Julie Leary

Real Property, Probate, and Trust Networking Event

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 5:30pm 433B

Marquette's Estate Planning Society and Real Estate Law Society are teaming up with the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section of the Wisconsin State Bar to host a speed networking event for students interesting in estate planning and real estate law on Tuesday, February 25, at 5:30 p.m. in room 433B of the Law School. The event is open to all law students. If interested, please RSVP to Andrew Martzahl or a RELS or EPS board member. Beverages and light fare to be provided. This event is a great opportunity for students to meet with attorneys practicing in estate planning and real estate law!

Contact: Andrew Martzahl

Crossing the Rub al-Khali: One Lawyer's Journey from Marquette to the Middle East

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 12:00pm 433

Join the Career Planning Center for a presentation by Sara Elizabeth Dill (L’05), an international human rights attorney. In addition to sharing insight regarding her career and experiences, including being a woman working in the Middle East and North Africa region, Attorney Dill will offer career advice. A buffet lunch will be catered by Maggiano's.

Attorney Dill is a partner with Anethum Global in Washington, DC and Dubai (UAE). Her work includes legal representation, consulting, advocacy, political strategy, and lobbying services for individuals, corporations, and domestic and foreign governments in the areas of international law, human rights, foreign affairs, cross-border finance, national security, white collar crime, and immigration. She previously served as the Director of Criminal Justice Standards and Policy for the ABA, where she oversaw the development and revision of the standards for domestic and international criminal justice systems, and engaged with members of Congress in the development of legislation. She also was founding partner a law firm with offices in London, Miami and Chicago, where her practice focused on criminal defense, international law, human rights, and immigration, including an extensive pro bono practice representing victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, as well as litigating asylum, convention against torture and war crimes cases.

Attorney Dill serves as a regular voice on national and international media outlets, including CNN, Al Jazeera, ABC News, NBC News, NPR, BBC, LBC. Her human rights work also was covered in Vanity Fair and SELF magazines.

To reserve your spot at this event, please click here

Contact: Career Planning Center

Professor Hammer on MULS Criminal Law Opportunities

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:10pm Room 257

Please join the Criminal Law Society for our most popular event of the semester. Professor Hammer will speak about what classes to take if you are interested in criminal law, how to set yourself up for possible 3L clinic work, and more. If you are even slightly interested in criminal law, you won't want to miss it! There will also be food from Tandem Milwaukee, which is a restaurant that works with recently incarcerated individuals as they transition back into society. See you there!

Contact: Brooke Erickson
Pro Bono Opportunities

Volunteers Needed for March 29 Estate Planning Clinic

The MVLC Estate Planning Clinic is in need of student volunteers for a one-day estate planning event on Sunday, March 29, 1:15-4:30 p.m. at Greater Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2479 N. Sherman Blvd, 53210.

The event is a partnership with Legal Action of Wisconsin to prepare basic wills, powers of attorney for finances and health care, and living wills for residents of Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

Prior Estate Planning Clinic experience is not required. Students who were interested in the Estate Planning Clinic but unable to volunteer this semester are encouraged to participate. Please email project coordinator Marisa Zane to sign up and get trained. Training and volunteer time are eligible for pro bono credit. 

Contact: Marisa Zane