Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship -- $2,000

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 12:00pm • n/a

As part of our commitment to diversity, Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual Diversity Scholarship Program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career.

Our annual scholarship is $2,000.

Application Requirements – Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

The Michigan Auto Law Scholarship Program is a competitive process. Applicants must submit the following items:

  • A completed application (see below)
  • An unofficial copy of an academic transcript with your student name and college name
  • If entering law school in the fall of 2019, an unofficial transcript from your undergrad college and a copy of your acceptance letter to law school
  • A typed essay no more than three pages long describing your efforts to encourage greater racial or ethnic diversity within the student body of your law school and/or undergraduate program

For additional details, please visit: https://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/diversity/

Contact: Elizabeth Warner

New and Notable

Academics

Marquette Law Review Vol 103 Write-On Competition

Students may now register for the Marquette Law Review Vol. 103 Write-On Competition on the Westlaw TWEN site. The page name on TWEN for the competition is "Write-On Competition Vol. 103 Marquette Law Review." 

Signing up for the TWEN page does NOT commit anyone to the competition. However, you may join the group up until the end of day on Thursday, June 13th.

Also, a couple of relevant, informational documents have already been added to the TWEN page, and I will continue to update everyone via email as the more important documents are added.

If you have any questions at all please feel free to email me.

Contact: Gregory Stratz
Academics

Street Law Applications Due Friday

Are you looking for a way to do something outside of the traditional law school coursework, to sharpen your trial advocacy skills, and to leave a positive impact on the Milwaukee community before you graduate? Street Law will help you accomplish all of these goals and will allow you to work directly with Milwaukee area high school students while obtaining course credits. Please visit https://www.streetlaw.org/ to learn more about Street Law and its history. 

Law students receive four credits for a yearlong commitment. They are expected to participate in a mandatory Teacher Training Orientation in early fall, teach at least three hours a week at their assigned school (during normal school hours), and attend a weekly two-hour seminar and lesson plan workshop. In addition, students are expected to submit weekly lesson plans, timesheets, and a journal. Each law student is assigned a cooperating teach at the host school and is also supported by the Street Law Staff. 

For the application, click here. Applications are due via email before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26. 

Questions? Please contact Professor Sheila Shadman Emerson (sheila.shadman@gmail.com) or Professor Katie Kegel (katie.kegel@marquette.edu). 

Contact: Professor Katie Kegel
Student Organizations

Relax During Finals: Chair Massages and Late Night Breakfast

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 5:00pm Student Org Suite 342

Take a break from studying to relax at the Law School! 

Free chair massages, thanks to the licensed massage therapist in Recreational Sports, will be provided in the Student Org. Suite from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. 

Late Night Breakfast will then be served from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Student Org. Suite as well. Full breakfast includes waffle station, eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, and fruit, along with coffee and tea options. You can grab a plate and go back to studying or you are welcome to hang out in the Student Org. Suite to decompress and socialize. Breakfast is provided courtesy of the Student Bar Association.

Contact: Sarah DiStefano
Student Organizations

Congratulations PILS Fellows

The Public Interest Law Society (PILS) is happy to announce its summer 2019 fellows. The following students will perform a minimum of 350 hours of public interest legal work this summer and will work together to make next year's PILSgiving Dinner and PILS Auction a great success. Congratulations fellows, and have a great summer. 

  • Michaela Bear, Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office
  • Mikayla Becherer, Milwaukee Justice Center
  • Madeline Bitto, Milwaukee Justice Center
  • Greer Black, Door County Corporation Counsel
  • Edgar Ceniceros-Herrada, Catholic Charities Legal Service for Immigrants
  • Jennifer Dombrowski, Catholic Charities Legal Service for Immigrants
  • Alejandro Gonzales, City Attorney’s Office, Nogales, Arizona
  • Shelby Hahn, tbd
  • Kylie Kaltenberg, District Attorney or Public Defender Office
  • Victoria Kosobucki. Catholic Charities Legal Service for Immigrants
  • Colleen Lennon, Early Intervention Unit of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office
  • Kelly Lyden, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Olivia McQuade, ACLU of Wisconsin 
  • Rachel Roberge, Milwaukee Justice Center
  • Abby Rockendorf, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin 
  • Scott Small, Office of Representative Evan Goyke for the 18th Assembly District 
  • Haley Wentz, Community Justice, Inc.
Contact: Angela F Schultz
Pro Bono Opportunities

Open Sign-up for Remaining Pro Bono Opportunities for April-May 2019

Many projects are in need of students in the coming weeks.  Visit the OPEN SIGN UP SHEET containing all projects with available pro bono shifts for the remainder of April and May 2019. Sign up now and the shifts will be added to your pro bono account. All project descriptions are available here.  Students new to any project can complete the necessary training online.

Ready to create your pro bono schedule for the summer?  Complete this online scheduling form

Contact: Angela Schultz