WeGreened.com Semi-Annual Scholarship -- $2,000

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:00pm • n/a

North America Immigration Law Group (WeGreened.com) is seeking a passionate and motivated student who wishes to build his/her career in law. We want to lend a helping hand to enthusiastic students who are resolute about their career goals. We are offering a $2,000 semi-annual scholarship to a deserving candidate who can demonstrate his/her outstanding skills within the field of law. Interested students will have the opportunity to earn this scholarship simply by writing an essay of 800-1000 words on one of the following topics:

  1. What are your views on the changes made in immigration laws? Do you think immigrants create or take away jobs in our country?
     
  2. Are you interested in studying immigration law? Why/Why not?
     
  3. Do you agree with the idea of revoking the Green Card Lottery program or limiting the quota for family-based immigration in order to increase the number of visas given for employment-based immigration? Please specify your reasons.

    For more information, please visit:  https://www.wegreened.com/scholarship

Contact: North America Immigration Law Group

New and Notable

Student Organizations

Free Matzoh Ball Soup with JLSA

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:00am Zilber Forum

Stop by JLSA's table in the Zilber Forum October 29, 30 and 31 over the lunch hour for a free bowl of Matzoh Ball soup!

Curious about Jewish students at a Jesuit university? Have questions about the Jewish holidays we just celebrated? Feel free to come by to ask questions and learn about the Jewish community! Or, just come enjoy a bowl of soup, while supplies last.

Contact: Abby Broze
Student Organizations

Labor and Employment Law Society: Pathways to Practice

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 12:15pm Room 155

Come and meet attorneys from around Milwaukee who practice labor and employment law. Learn how they went from law student (like you) to practicing attorneys! Our guests will give a broad overview of their practice and will answer questions from LELS and guests.

Vietnemese food will be served. YUM!

Contact: Scott Small
Opportunities & Aid

Marshall M. Schulman Writing Competition Scholarship--$1500

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:45pm N/A

MARSHALL M. SCHULMAN

2019-2020 COMPETITION FOR STUDENT PAPERS

IN CRIMINAL LAW AND/OR CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

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.

 GRAND PRIZE

  •  $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

THREE HONORABLE MENTION PRIZES: 

  • $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

ELIGIBILITY

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.

CONTEST RULES

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. 

JUDGING

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 http://calawyers.org/Sections/Criminal-Law/Student-Writing-Competition

Contact: Anne Perry
Opportunities & Aid

Justinian Society Scholarship -- $3,000

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 4:00pm n/a

Each year the Justinian Society of Lawyers presents a $3,000 scholarship to a third-year student of Italian heritage and ancestry. The Law School assists the Society in providing notice of the scholarship and in accepting applications, but members of the Society select the winner directly. The scholarship is paid by the Society to the Law School, to be credited directly to the selected student's tuition account. 

The scholarship has three primary criteria: 

  1. Italian ancestry
  2. Financial need
  3. Academic standing

To be considered for this scholarship students must submit a written application. The application should consist of a complete resume including class rank, and a personal statement that describes the applicant's Italian ancestry. The statement should also indicate how the applicant will utilize the scholarship to alleviate financial need. 

Students must submit the foregoing material (electronically is permitted) to Nancy Rogers in the Dean's Office Room 234 (nancy.rogers@marquette.eduno later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019. 

Justinian Society members will interview applicants at the Law School on Monday, November 11, 2019. 

Applicants' willing to take a leadersip role in the Justinian Society Association will be considered in making the final recommendation for the winner of the scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded at the annual holiday reception of the Society on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. The scholarship recipient is expected to attend.

Contact: Nancy Rogers
Speakers/Events

ELS & IPLS Present: Molly Madonia & Derek Hawkins

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:10pm Room 367

Join the Entertainment Law Society and Intellectual Property Law Society as they host two attorneys who will talk about their practice area and experiences:

Molly Madonia - Marquette University Law School alumna, L'16; staff attorney with Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., producers of Summerfest™; twice published author in the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

Derek Hawkins - Marquette University Law School alumus, L'13; trademark corporate counsel for Harley-Davidson Motor Company®; formerly with Hawkins IP™, a trademark company he created to assist entrepreneurs to build and protect their brands

Contact: Emily Pratt