A Conversation on Police Torture
Join us for a panel presentation by police torture survivor Darrell Cannon and attorney G. Flint Taylor on police violence, civil rights, and government misconduct.
Stephen Rushin, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Law
Loyola University Chicago
Light snacks provided.
Department of Psychology, Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA)
Department of Sociology
Law School, Center for Criminal Justice, Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy, & Center for Public Interest Law.
Hope to see you there.
Summer 2018 Registration
Registration for the Summer 2018 term begins on Wednesday, February 21 at 9:00am and will continue through the start of the summer terms.
Your specific enrollment appointment date and time is located in the Student Center in LOCUS.
Good Luck to the Civil Law Mock Trial Team!
Good Luck to Katie Bennett, Katarina Savic, Lindsey Alpert and Sam Crowley as they compete in the 55th Annual Academy of Trial Lawyers Mock Trial Competition from February 21st-23rd in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!
Bar Review! Hosted by the Loyola Law Journal
The Loyola Law Journal will be hosting bar review this Thursday, February 22nd at The Kerryman, located at 661 North Clark Street, Chicago IL. We look forward to seeing you there!
Congratulations to the Law Journal Vol. 50 Executive Board!
Congratulations to the Executive Board of Volume 50 of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal!
Editor-in-Chief: Allie Harrington
Managing Editor: Mark Current
Executive Editor, Publication: Dana Alfassa
Executive Editor, Lead Articles: Bill Sullivan
Executive Editor, Student Articles: Matt Wholey
Executive Editor, Conference Articles: Austin Holler
Executive Editor, Illinois Articles: Evan Johnson
Executive Editor, Research and Marketing: Eric Liu
Executive Editor, Conference Management: Jasmine Stanzick
Editor-at-Large: Amy Lenz
Rooftops Conference Chicago 2018
The Rooftops Conference Chicago 2018 is our fourth annual Chicago symposium for the not-for-profit sector focused on the role of real estate — owned, leased, or hosted physical space — in the operations, financial performance, and achievement of mission by not-for-profit organizations of all sizes and mission types. Panelists from the not-for-profit sector, the real estate industry, and the professions will explore themes illustrating how not-for-profit executives, staff, and board members can collaborate in addressing real estate and space needs in achieving their organizations’ core objectives. The Conference is a forum for meaningful discussion and also a chance to interact with peers in the social sector and the real estate industry. Attendance is free but advance registration is required.
Summer 2018 Registration
Registration for the Summer 2018 semester begins on Wednesday, February 21 for all GLS and current 2L, 3L students.
All current 1Ls begin to register on Thursday, February 22. Information is available here. Students should check the web course schedule for daily updates and changes before enrolling in courses.
Good Luck to the LawMeet Team
Fabiola De Armas, Sergio Juwa, and Sara Oakes will be competing in the Transactional LawMeet at the University of Texas School of Law on Friday, February 23. This year's competition involves drafting and negotiating an acquisition agreement against law students from across the country. Loyola's team is led by their advisor Payal Patel. Good luck to the team!
Catholic Lawyers Guild Lenten Retreat
Join your fellow students and members of the legal profession at a Day of Reflection led by Fr Joseph Daoust, SJ, attorney, from the Holy Rosary Mission at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Sponsored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild. No charge to students, registration: http://www.clgchicago.org/events/2018-day -of-reflection/
IntraSchool Moot Court Competition Final Round
Come cheer on the two 2L law students who advance to the Final Round of the 42nd Annual Loyola Law Chicago IntraSchool Moot Court Competition!
Our Final Round will be judged by distinguished jurists including Chief Judge Diane Wood of the 7th Circuit, Judge William Bauer of the 7th Circuit, and Loyola Alumna and District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, the Honorable Sara Ellis. All are welcome to attend and observe!
1Ls and Weekend JD students can receive credit towards the appellate portion of their 1L Advocacy Requirements by attending.
Catholic Lawyers Guild Lenten Retreat
The Loyola Student Chapter and the Chicago Chapter of the Catholic Lawyers Guild will host a Lenten Retreat FREE TO STUDENTS on Saturday, 2/24, 8:30 - 4:00 pm, at the Archdiocese-Quigley Building, corner of Pearson & Rush. Please come, lunch provided. Register here.
Sports and Entertainment Law Society - Presentation by Erik Kabe: Sports Agent
Join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society as we host Corboy alum Erik Kabe, a sports agent in Chicago.
Voting Access Chicago Training
Volunteer – with Stipend – Opportunity March 20, 2018 for Voting Access Chicago
In 2016 the US Justice Department surveyed polling places throughout the country and found that, especially in older cities like Chicago, many of the polling places have inaccessible elements that greatly hinder individuals with disabilities’ or older adults’ ability to vote. We are calling for law students to conduct surveys of polling places in the city on March 20th, the day of the Primary Election.
We are asking that you commit to attending a one hour training at Loyola Law School on February 27th at 12:00pm and then on March 20th, conduct access audits of polling places on your smart phone or tablet. Law students will receive $50-$100 stipends for their time volunteering!
Tuesday, February 27th; 12-1pm; Room 1303
Barrister's Ball Ticket Sales!
The Student Bar Association will be selling tickets to the 2018 Barrister's Ball beginning on Monday, February 26th through Wednesday, February 28th.
Tickets will be sold 11AM to 6PM each day.
Tickets are $80 each, and each student may purchase up to two (2) tickets.
Note: ONLY 3L STUDENTS MAY PURCHASE TICKETS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH. Ticket Sales for 1L and 2L Students will begin on Tuesday, February 27th.
February 26 to February 28; 11am-6pm; 12th Floor Lobby
International summer grants
The Law School's International Programs Committee is pleased to announce that for the 18th year it will offer summer grants to students who serve in non-paying or low-paying positions related to international law in summer 2018. Several stipends, in amounts of up to $3,000, will be available. Information about the grants, including a list of sites where students in past years have had positions, is available at http://www.luc.edu/law/academics/centers/international/internationallawsummerfellowshipgrants/
For further information, contact Prof. Thomas Haney at email@example.com
Law Library Announcements, February 2018
Race & the Law Symposium
BLSA's Race and the Law Symposium is designed to raise awareness of the legal issues affecting minority communities. This symposium seeks to explore the intersections of race and education in the city of Chicago. Although the Supreme Court held in San Antonio Indep. School Dist. v. Rodriguez that education is not a fundamental right, the importance of education in American society is undisputed. In Chicago, every student does not have access to a quality education. The lack of funding provided to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has been a historic battle. As of 2017, the Chicago Tribune reported that CPS students, who are 90% of color, and make up 20 percent of state enrollment, only receive 15 percent of state funding. The Black Law Students Association’s 2018 Race and Law Symposium will address topics surrounding school funding, passage of state legislation, community organizing, school to prison pipeline, and more.
Lunch will be provided and this symposium has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 1.5 hours of General Credit.
Email Amber Carpenter at @firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Sex Trafficking of Children and Adolescents in Chicago
Loyola Diversity Week
JD/MBA Info Session
Students interested in doing a dual degree JD/MBA should attend this information session on Wednesday, 2/28/18, from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to Dean Jean [email@example.com] by Monday, 2/26/18.
NW Corporate Law Scholarship
Available to second and third year law students, who have an interest in business law or entrepreneurship.The award is $1000 and may be used for any expenses related to law school education.
More information: https://www.nwcorporatelaw.com/law-scholarship/
Tickets to the Trial of Megacles
We have a limited number of FREE student tickets available to The Trial of Megacles (sponsored by the National Hellenic Museum and the Hellenic Bar Association) on March 1st (6:30pm) at the Art Institute.
Please contact Giselle at firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp. Tickets will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
The Trial of Megacles Information
2018 Cook County Summer Fellowship Program
The Cook County Government Fellowship is a summer internship opportunity in Chicago for graduate students to develop leadership skills, create a civic network and have a lasting, positive impact on Cook County.Candidates registered in law school and having completed their first or second year are also encouraged to apply.
The Institute of International Law and Practice is seeking International Law Fellows
The Institute of International Law and Practice is seeking two International Law Fellows to help with various special research and information-gathering projects. Applicants should have interest and/or experience in program development and data research as well as an interest and/or experience in international law. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with faculty, administration and alumni in developing programs for the Institute, including (but not limited to) an international law newsletter, alumni database, and international law student and alumni events. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in developing contacts in the international law community, both at Loyola and beyond. The part-time paid positions will begin immediately and Fellows will have the opportunity to continue their fellowships into the 2018-2019 academic year.
Fellows can expect to work 5-10 hours per week. Students interested in a position should submit their resume and a statement of interest to Payal Patel at email@example.com by Friday, March 2, 2018.
Ounce of Prevention Policy Team
The Ounce of Prevention offers a paid internship working with its policy team. Interns are expected to work for 8-10 weeks during Summer 2018 and for two days per week during the 2018-19 school year.
World Mediation Congress
The International Academy of Dispute Resolution WORLD MEDIATION CONGRESS is coming to Loyola in conjunction with the INADR 17th International Law School Mediation Tournament. The Congress will take place March 6-7 and will feature speakers and workshops on mediation in many practice areas, highlighted by “The Conflict of Politics and The Politics of Conflict: How to Think About and Respond to Political Conflicts” by Kenneth Cloke, an internationally-recognized mediator, dialogue facilitator, conflict resolution systems designer, teacher, public speaker, prolific author, and leader in the field of conflict resolution.
Following the Congress, on March 8-10, Loyola will host the mediation tournament with law students from around the world. Students are welcome to attend the Congress. Attending this program will qualify as “Extra-Curricular Event” credit towards a Certificate in Advocacy. Students interested in attending should email Teresa Frisbie, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program firstname.lastname@example.org For more information see the attached.
Women Needed for Volunteer Opportunity: Girl Scout's Mock Trial
The Girl Scout’s Project Law Track 2018 needs volunteers! Every year, Loyola women put on a short mock trial for a group of girl scouts to give them an example of how their future mock trial competition might look. This year, the mock trial will take place during the girls’ meeting on March 8 from 5:30-7:30 (this is during Spring Break, so we need people who will be in town!) The mock trial itself will only take a few minutes, so we will get to the meeting at 5:30 and probably be done by 6:00 – plus there are usually refreshments we can help ourselves to :)
We will be putting on the mock trial at McDermott Will & Emery, but we'll meet at school first and then head to the firm together.
If you’re interested in participating, or have any questions, please email Carrie Seleman at email@example.com.
2018 Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest
Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest
For Law Students and Young Lawyers
For Innovative Research and Writing on Lawyers' Professional Liability
$5,000 Prize & a free trip to the LPL National Legal Malpractice Conference!
1L Spring MAX Workshop
Attention First Year Law Students:
Join this workshop to learn the 5 steps to a better credit score.
Also learn about the MAX program and scholarship incentives!
THE QUESTION OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: FROM JOHN COURTNEY MURRAY, S.J. AND VATICAN II TO THE PRESENT
On March 12th and 13th, Loyola University Chicago will bring together leading theologians and legal scholars from around the country for a two-day conference on the subject of religious freedom. In recent times, religious freedom has reemerged as a key and controversial issue within the United States and around the world. With a desire to contribute to this essential conversation, we have invited prominent scholars to discuss and analyze religious freedom as it relates to issues of social polarization, peaceful coexistence, non-discrimination and the common good. We also will look back to the contribution of John Courtney Murray, S.J. to Dignitatis Humanae, the groundbreaking document on Religious Freedom issued in 1963 by the Second Vatican Council.
Road to Zero: Federal Student Loan Repayment Workshops
Attention Graduating JD Students
Road to Zero: Federal Student Loan Repayment Workshop
This workshop will guide you through creating your own Road to Zero strategy by helping you determine the loan payment plan that will best align with your current needs, future aspirations and financial goals.
Register now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SpringLoan18
SB100: Where Are We Now?
We invite you to join Loyola Law School and the Transforming School Discipline Collaborative for “SB100: Where Are We Now?,” a reflective conference that will examine the impacts of SB100 on the Illinois education community.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is free but space is limited, so register early at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sb100-where-are-we-now-tickets-42878683296
Thursday, March 22nd; 8:30am-1:30pm; Kasbeer Hall
NSLA Presents: Special Agent Tara Smith of the FBI
The National Security Law Association presents Special Agent Tara Smith of the FBI to discuss legal careers in the FBI. Agent Smith is a Loyola Alumni currently working in the VC-2 Violent Crimes against Children/Human Trafficking, FBI Chicago. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/26/18. Jimmy Johns provided.
Wednesday, March 28th; 12pm; Room 1101
Krist Law Firm P.C. National Scholarship
Houston maritime lawyer of Krist Law Firm is glad to announce its annual scholarship program named as “The Krist Law Firm, P.C. National Scholarship”. The scholarship is open to those students who are accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States. The scholarship provides the fund to students to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations.
Boone County Bar Association Scholarship
The Boone County Bar Association awards scholarship(s) up to $1,000.00 each school year to student(s) that are accepted or currently attending an American Bar Association accredited law school. The applicant must either be a current Boone County resident or a resident of Boone County at the time of his or her high school graduation. Attached is a copy of the Boone County Bar Association’s Scholarship Application Form. The deadline for consideration is March 31, 2018.
Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship Program
To recognize law students who actively promote ethnic diversity in their communities, Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is offering one (1) scholarship in the amount of $2,000. More information: https://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/scholarships.cfm#law
Central Illinois Women's Bar Association 2018 Female in the Law Scholarship
One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded in 2018 to a current or aspiring female law student from the Central Illinois area. This scholarship is non-renewable and funded by the Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association (CIWBA). This is a discretionary monetary award to be used for school expenses.
DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
The Ashley M. Haws Memorial Scholarship recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of female law students who have demonstrated a commitment to their community and their peers and a desire to excel. This annual scholarship is sponsored by Davi Law Group, LLC.
DAWL Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship
All first, second and third year women law students, with a DuPage County connection, enrolled in an accredited law school in Illinois are eligible for the Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship. The Foundation anticipates awarding scholarships to one or more recipients each year.
Financial Education Webinars
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Lawyers' Assistance Program Office Hours
During the Spring 2018 semester, LAP will conduct office hours on February 21, March 21 and April 24 from 10am to 2pm in room 1109.
A LAP clinician will be available to talk confidentially. WALK-INS ARE WELCOME, but, if you’d like to make an appointment, email Jamie Dureno, email@example.com.
Get FREE and CONFIDENTIAL help with:
• Worries about Character & Fitness
• Addiction (alcohol, prescriptions, gambling, etc.)
• Successful academic/career transition
There’s no risk and nothing to lose. Interested students can stop by to talk to the clinician confidentially, discreetly, safely and privately about any type of stress, addiction, alcohol, mental health disorder, focus, gambling, anxiety, depression, having a successful 1L transition, or character & fitness questions or concerns.
NO questions asked, NO members of the administration are involved, ALL discussion is 100% confidential, 100% free and there is no record of the visit.
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2018 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties at The Nation Institute
The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. The fellowship recipients each receive a $2,000 honorarium. For more information and to apply, visit: https://nationinstitute.submittable.com/submit/103596/robert-masur-fellowship-in-civil-liberties
Lemberg Law "Land of Opportunity" Scholarship
Recognizing the critical role of immigrants in strengthening the fabric of our society, Lemberg Law has launched the “Land of Opportunity” $1,250 Law School Scholarship. This scholarship is open to current or incoming law school students who are immigrants to the U.S. and who are U.S. citizens, DACA recipients, or legal permanent residents. The scholarship application, due April 30, 2018, requires a short essay comparing any one aspect of U.S. federal consumer protection law with that of the student’s country of origin. For more information, visit https://www.lemberglaw.com/scholarship-grad/
Spring 2018 Wellness Center Group
Education Law Practicum
Education-law related placements are available for academic credit (experiential learning live client experience) over the summer though the Education Law Practicum. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to set up a meeting.
Students interested in serving the legal community as externs, interns, clinicians, participants in practicum courses, or those engaged in other legal positions are invited to attend this half-day professionalism event. While this is a mandatory event for all students who will register for an externship field placement during the 2018-2019 school year. All students are encouraged to attend.
Following the opening session in the morning, students will have the opportunity to engage in individual break-out sessions with faculty members and attorneys who serve as field placement supervisors and mentors during the afternoon.
Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th floor of the Philip H. Corboy Law Center. The formal program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided to all participants. During lunch there will be a presentation that deals with a variety of workplace issues that students may be confronted with as they begin their transition to the practice. Workshop break-out sessions will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Please RSVP to Angelina McDaniel by email at email@example.com by April 11 2018. On the subject line, please refer to the May 11, 2018 Professionalism Workshop. Please also indicate your lunch preference: Roast Beef, Turkey, Tuna or Vegetarian. Please also indicate from the list that follows which one of the workshop break-out sessions that you will attend. The workshop categories are as follows: Judicial, Public Interest, Government or Corporate/Law Firm.
For more information, click here.
Twentieth Annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Customs and International Trade Law Writing Competition
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School are sponsoring this Writing Competition to encourage law students who are interested in careers in customs and international tade law. Winning papers will be considered for publication in the Brooklyn Journal of International law and authors have the chance to be awarded up to $1000 in prizes.
Topics should include an in-depth analysis of a current issue relevant to customs and international tade law. The Writing Competition is open to students currently enrolled in a JD or LLM program in the United States.
For more information, see attached flyer.
2018 Tannenwald Writing Competition
Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp Annual Scholarship
For more information on this scholarship, click here.
Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers Scholarship
For more information on this scholarship, click here.
The Muller Firm, LTD Annual Scholarship
For more informations about this scholarship, click here.