Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Moot Court Society 2L General Information Meeting

The Moot Court Society is having a 2L General Information Meeting on Wednesday, November 6th in Room 188 at Noon. This event is sponsored by Barbri and lunch will be provided. We will be discussing the upcoming competition, how 2Ls can participate, and what is required.

SBA Town Hall Meeting on Academic Excellence Fee

On Wednesday, November 13th from 12:00pm-12:50pm in the Riley Courtroom, Rm 170, hear a presentation on the Academic Excellence Fee and how it benefits you.  Be sure to attend and ask any questions you may have.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Federalist Society Debate on Polygraph Admissibility

Join the Federalist Society for our final, and perhaps most interesting, debate of the semester, a debate on Admissibility of Polygraph Tests between polygraph examiner Brian Morris and Professor Dan Cain. Co-hosted by the Criminal Law Society, the debate will take place Wednesday, November 6th from 11:50-12:50 in the Riley Courtroom.  Lunch will be provided for the debate audience, compliments of the Federalist Society.

Contracts w/ Prof. Reynolds cancelled for 10/29/13

Professor Reynolds' Contracts class is cancelled for today, Tuesday 10/29/13.

Monday, October 28, 2013

3L Composite Pictures

Attention 3L's:  Our class composite pictures will be Tuesday, November 12th from 9am-2pm in the Marshall Gallery. A sign up sheet will be in the SBA glass case this week. There will be a sitting fee of $25. Please dress business professional. If you have any other questions please let Emily Perkins or Emily O'Connor know. Thank you.

Talk on Public Sector Labor Law

Please join us on Friday, November 8 at 2:00, in Room 186, as two NIU Law graduates, Khristian Parker and Alice Johnson, lecture on the future of public sector labor law. Ms. Parker and Ms. Johnson both work for the Illinois Nurses' Association, where Ms Johnson is former General Counsel and current Executive Director. Following their talk, there will be a reception in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery.

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Commitment to Public Service at NIU Law - Upcoming Programs

The Deans encourage you to participate in the following programs:

October 29, 2013 - Meet the Public Interest Employers – presented by the Chicago Area Law School Consortium 5:30-7:30 [at Loyola University Chicago, School of Law] (transportation provided to NIU Law Students)

October 30, 2013 - Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project presentation – 12:00 (Rm. 170)

October 31, 2013 - “Pro Bono Service? Why?” 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Riley Courtroom, with a reception afterwards.

November 13, 2013 - Murer 1L Professionalism Lecture - Attorney Jeffrey Colman, Jenner & Block 4:00- 5:15 p.m. (required for 1L students)

May 2014 grads: Watch for graduation e-mail!

Please check your Z# e-mail for important graduation information from the Office of Budget & Records, which was sent out to students recently, subject matter “May 2014 Graduation credit check / info.” If you did not receive this e-mail, please contact Julie or Christina as soon as possible. If you did receive the e-mail, please respond back to Julie promptly, as requested.

Law Library Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Take a study break, and join in the fun! The library is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enter the contest by dropping off their creations at the library on Monday October 28th. Ballot boxes will be in the library until 12 p.m. on the 30th. Cast your vote for the best pumpkin. Then join the library staff for a party revealing the winners at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, the 30th of October. There will be treats for all, and prizes for the big winners:

1st place -- a reserved study table in the law library during fall finals
2nd place -- a trip onto the bridge over Normal Road and more…
3rd place -- a trip to the scary stacks and more….

2L Mock Trial Finals

The Final Round of the 2L Mock Trial Competition will be at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28th in the Riley Courtroom. Family, friends, students and professors are encouraged to attend the final trial.

The 2L Mock Trial Competition started with 18 teams. Two teams have now advanced through the preliminary round, quarterfinals, and semi-finals. Come support your fellow classmates and enjoy this final trial!

Gay Straight Alliance events this week

GSA will have a Donut Sale fundraiser on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to noon outside Room #187. The theme is “Start Your Day With GSA”. We will have donuts, coffee and more!

Additionally, we will be having an open discussion about marriage equality on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 188. Lunch will be provided and Professors Boudreau and Arriola will facilitate the discussion.

Lunch con LLSA!

LLSA is sponsoring “Lunch con LLSA” comprised of Tamales and Puerto Rican rice (arroz con gandules) plus a drink. The cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 29 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery.

Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project presentation

The IMLAP will come to NIU College of Law on October 30th at noon, in room 170 to share information about the upcoming Spring 2014 Farmworker Advocacy Project externship. Food and beverages will be provided to those who attend.

As low-wage workers, farmworkers face many challenges, and as an intern, you could be working on the most cutting-edge legal issues, representing farmworkers in labor law, immigration law, and more.

Come hear from former interns about the program. The panel will include George Gomez, an NIU 3L former intern; Chelsea Wintersteen, an NIU alum, attorney, and former intern; and Andrea Zambrano, a current intern and 2L at DePaul University. Both Karla Altmayer and Miguel Keberlein will be present to answer any questions. Come out and learn more!

Opportunity for University Service

There is currently an opening for a student representative from the law school to serve on the university’s Academic Planning Council (“APC”). The APC is composed of representatives of the university’s faculty, student body and administration. The council is charged with updating the university’s academic mission statement, developing plans and strategies for achieving that mission, advising the administration on academic priorities, and performing other important academic planning tasks. The APC meets approximately two to three times a month and provides a valuable opportunity to meet and work with people from other colleges and departments around the university.

For more information about the APC and its mission, see http://www.niu.edu/u_council/committees/2010-11/APC.shtml or contact Associate Dean Coles. Any law student interested in volunteering for this important work should contact Associate Dean Coles as soon as possible, as the deadline for submitting a student name to the university is Wednesday, October 30, at 4:30 p.m.

PILS Pizza Sale This Week

PILS will be having pizza sales on the table outside the writing professors’ offices (on the bottom floor of Swen Parson) on Thursday, October 31, during the noon hour. Pizza sales will also be held on November 13.

Blood Drive This Week

The Christian Legal Society will sponsor a Blood Drive on October 31 from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery. The event is cosponsored by Delta Theta Phi and BLSA.

Scholarship Deadline Coming Up This Week

Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship
Areas of Interest: Public Defender’s Office, Internship Opportunities, Cook County, Financial Need
Criteria: Application, Essay, Licensed 711 Intern, and can commit 15 hours a week to the Cook County Public Defender’s Office (for a semester)
Award: $2,500 stipend for a law student working at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office
Deadline: November 1, 2013
More Information: http://cookcountypd.org/resources/scholarship/

Moot Court Society informational meeting

The Moot Court Society will hold an informational meeting on November 6 at 12:00 noon in Room #188. Barbri will be sponsoring the event and lunch will be provided. For all 2Ls who are interested in competing in the Lenny B. Mandell Moot Court Competition in the spring semester, this is the meeting to attend as general information will be discussed, as well as important upcoming dates.

National Law Review Student Writing Contest

The National Law Review is hosting its November 2013 Law Student Writing Contest, with the winning article to be published on the National Law Review’s website, blog and newsletter. The suggested topic this year is Environmental Law, although entries covering other current issues will also be considered. Articles should be submitted by no later than November 11, 2013 to lawschools@natlawreview.com. For complete contest guidelines, see http://www.natlawreview.com/NLR-law-student-writing-competition.

Client Counseling Competition

The NIU College of Law will sponsor a team of two students at the regional competition of the American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition to be held on February 15, 2014 at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, IL. To select the team to represent NIU, we are holding an internal competition for which all second and third year students are eligible and invited to participate.

The competition will be conducted through the submission of a recorded client consultation, which will be reviewed by a panel of from two to three judges.

The topic of the counseling competition this year is the First Amendment. Upon registration, each team will be given a one- or two-sentence description of a prospective client and the basic nature of the client’s matter. Teams will also be given the name and contact information of the person who will play their “client”. Each team is responsible for making their own arrangements for recording the interview session, which must be completed and submitted by Monday, November 18, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Additional information concerning the conduct of the competition is contained in the Internal Client Counseling Competition Rules, which were sent to students by e-mail on October 21, along with a registration form. For guidance, you may also watch recordings of client consultation sessions from the championship rounds of the National Client Counseling Competition, several copies of which are on reserve in the library.

If you and a teammate are interested in participating in the competition, please register by or before Monday, November 4, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. by submitting a registration form to the Professor King or the faculty secretaries. If you are interested in participating but do not have a teammate in mind, you may leave your name and contact information with Professor King or the faculty secretaries on or before Monday, October 28, 2013 at 4:00 p.m., and you will be sent the names of any other individual students who have expressed an interest in competing.

If you would like additional information about the internal competition, please contact Professor King at yking@niu.edu.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Judge Judith Brawka Presentation

Judge Judith Brawka, the Chief Judge of Illinois' 16th Judicial Circuit, will be speaking on "Public Service and the Changing Landscape of the Law and Courts" in the Riley Courtroom on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Noon. Judge Brawka is the first female Chief Judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit. Recently, she has been instrumental in developing the Kane County Foreclosure Mediation Program, where law students in the NIU Foreclosure Mediation Clinic will be providing mediation advocacy for pro se homeowners. Judge Brawka's presentation is sponsored by the College of Law Clinical Programs. Lunch will be provided.

Monday, October 21, 2013

PILS Raffle This Week - Buy Your Tickets Now!

Tickets will be on sale this week for the annual PILS raffle.  They will be available in the Marshall Gallery from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Monday, October 21 - Thursday, October 24, with the final drawing for the raffle taking place in the Gallery at 4:00 on Thursday.  Don't miss your chance to win big!

Delta Theta Phi raffle tickets on sale this week

Delta Theta Phi will be selling raffle tickets on Tuesday, October 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery.

Federalist Society Debate

The Federalist Society presents a debate between Professors David Forte and Mitch Pickerill on the Roberts Court and State Sovereignty Rights on Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:50 a.m. in the Riley Courtroom. Food other than pizza will be served compliments of the Federalist Society.

Access to Justice Conference

The Illinois Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Justice invites you to attend its second annual conference on the topic of Pro Bono: Closing the Justice Gap in Illinois Courts. The conference will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the James R. Thompson Center, Assembly Hall Auditorium, Concourse Level, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago, Illinois. The Keynote Speaker will be Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director for the Equal Justice Initiative. Other speakers include Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride, Illinois Supreme Court, Chief Judge Ruben Castillo, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Robb, 11th Judicial Circuit. To attend, please RSVP to atjconference@Illinoiscourts.gov. CLE credits will be available.

PILS Pizza Sale This Week

PILS will be having pizza sales on the table outside the writing professors’ offices (bottom floor of Swen Parson) on Thursday, October 24, during the noon hour. Pizza sales will also be held on October 31 and November 13.

Palsgraf

Please join us for “Palsgraf,” the annual Halloween Party sponsored by the SBA. Palsgraf will be held at River Heights Golf Course in DeKalb on Friday, October 25 from 8:00-12:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold for $25 a person if purchased in advance, and $30 at the door. Your ticket will include admission and access to an open bar. Contact an SBA representative or board member to purchase tickets and sign a waiver form. Tickets will be sold until Thursday the 24th in the Marshall Gallery. Free transportation will be provided to and from Swen Parson to River Heights from 7:45 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on the 25th. Come join the fun with your classmates and professors!

Pro Bono Panel Speakers and Discussion

All students, faculty and other interested persons are invited to attend a panel discussion on Pro Bono Service? Why? -- Greater Success and Satisfaction in Your Professional and Personal Life. The program will be held on October 31, 2013 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Riley Courtroom, with a reception afterwards.

Please join us for this exciting and provocative discussion about the importance of “giving back” through volunteer pro bono service to your professional advancement and personal satisfaction. The Keynote Speaker, Jonathan K. Baum, a prominent attorney who was the first Director of Pro Bono Programs at a major Chicago law firm, will be joined by a panel that includes attorney Joseph A. Dailing, Consultant, Illinois Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission; Ruth Barnes, Staff Attorney, “World Relief” DuPage/Aurora, Immigrant Legal Services (NIU Law ‘09); and current 3L, Erin Novak, Co-coordinator, Hope Legal Clinic at Hesed House (Homeless Shelter), Aurora, Illinois. Professor Lawrence Schlam will be moderating the discussion.

These dedicated attorneys, all of whom have significant experience with integrating pro bono legal services into their lives and practices, will discuss:

  • their professional work and experience; 
  • how and why they integrated pro bono service into their professional lives; and 
  • their thoughts and insights about their practice and how pro bono service might improve opportunities for professional success and personal fulfillment. 

Please join us for this intriguing discussion and reception. You will have an opportunity to resolve questions or concerns you may have about adding pro bono service to your professional lives while maintaining a professional practice, and meet several knowledgeable attorneys who have greatly impacted the lives of the under-represented and disadvantaged members of our society.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Civil Externship Informational Session

On November 4th from 12-1 p.m. in Room 188, Professor Maddali will be hosting a Civil Externship Informational session. Come learn about the process of enrolling in the civil externship program and how to secure an externship placement site. Lunch will be provided.

Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project presentation

On Wednesday, October 30th at noon, in room 170, the Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project (IMLAP) of LAF will come to NIU to share information about the upcoming Spring 2014 Farmworker Advocacy Project externship. Food and beverages will be provided to those who attend.

Farmworkers, as low-wage workers, face many challenges and as an intern, you could be working on the most cutting-edge legal issues representing farmworkers in labor law, immigration law, and more. Come to learn from former interns about the program. The panel will include George Gomez, an NIU 3L and former intern; Chelsea Wintersteen, an NIU alum, attorney, and former intern; and Andrea Zambrano, a current intern and 2L at DePaul University. Both Karla Altmayer and Miguel Keberlein will be present to answer any questions. Come out and learn more!

12th Annual Shining the Light on Domestic Violence Vigil

The 17th Judicial Circuit Court Family Violence Coordinating Council, Judge Rosemary Collins, Chairperson, cordially invites you to attend the 12th Annual Shining the Light on Domestic Violence on Thursday, October 24 from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. at the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic in Rockford, IL.

This brief ceremony will recognize and honor the work that has been done to improve safety for victims of domestic violence during the past year. There will also be a candlelight vigil to mourn, support and celebrate victims and survivors of domestic violence. Please help us continue to raise awareness about the problem of domestic violence and learn about the resources available by joining us at this event.  

The event will feature presentations by: Judge Rosemary Collins, Chairperson of 17th FVCC; Jackie Stephenson, local musician; and David Peterson, Winnebago County Chief Operating Officer. Winnebago County Sheriff Richard Meyers will be present to receive special recognition of his continued support of projects that help increase safety for victims and their families in our community.  The Rockford Sexual Assault Clothesline Project and the 17th FVCC Silhouette Project will also be on display.

For more information contact Andrea Carlson at 815-516-2446 or email to acarlson@wincoil.us

Sales w/ Dean Gaebler cancelled for 10/18/13

SALES
Dean Gaebler

Class is cancelled for today 10/18/13.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

ABA Presents: Tailor Your Career to Fit Your Strengths

The ABA is launching Career Advice Live!, a FREE monthly webinar series offering practical tips on career-related topics. The inaugural program, "Tailor Your Career to Fit Your Strengths," will take place on Friday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m. and is free for ABA members. Register today and learn more about the series at www.ambar.org/4tips!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Federalist Society Presents "Bar Review"

Join the Federalist Society for "Bar Review," a night of real-world study and socializing for law students, at Molly's in DeKalb starting at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17.

Delta Theta Phi's Annual Pink Week for Breast Cancer Awareness is this week!

Please join Delta Theta Phi this week for activities to support Breast Cancer Awareness:

Oct. 14: Bake Sale in Marshall Gallery 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oct. 15: 50/50 Raffle Tickets for Sale in Gallery 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oct. 16: Tapas for Tatas in Marshall Gallery 12-2 p.m. sponsored by Delta and Women's Law Caucus
Oct. 17: 50/50 Raffle Tickets for Sale in Gallery 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bar Crawl T-shirt pick up 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gallery
Oct. 18: Bar Crawl T-shirt pick up 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gallery
Delta Pink Week Bar Crawl 6 p.m. at Lord Stanley's

WLC Tapas for Tatas

Women's Law Caucus would like to invite you to attend Tapas for Tatas on Wednesday, October 16 in the Marshall Gallery from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tapas for Tatas is an event where students donate a prepared dish (appetizers, main entrees, side dishes, and desserts) which are then served tapas style (in small portions) to anyone interested in attending the event. The price to eat at this event is $5.00 for WLC members/faculty/staff and $6.00 for non-members. All event proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket or donating a dish (students who donate a dish for the event will receive a FREE ticket to attend), please contact a WLC Board Member-- Shannon Powell, Elizabeth Weir, Amanda Bonanotte, Helen Mellas, Megan Lafata, Caitlin Paluska, Rachel Peter, Michael Mehlick, Maggie O'Brien

PILS Pizza Sale This Week

PILS will be having pizza sales on the table outside the writing professors’ offices (bottom floor of Swen Parson) on Wednesday, October 16, during the noon hour. Pizza sales will also be held on October 24, October 31 and November 13.

CLS Meeting This Week

The Christian Legal Society (CLS) will be meeting on Thursday, October 17th in room 173 from 12:00 -1:00 for fun, snacks, and fellowship. All are welcome to attend! Hope to see you there! For questions about the NIU chapter of CLS, please contact Jason Jordan at jason.jordan@me.com.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadline for This Week

The DISH “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition 
Areas of Interest: Civil Litigation, Information Governance
Criteria: Essay (fewer than 5,000 words) - "What changes should be made to the civil discovery rules to better facilitate the just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of matters?”
Award: $3,500 cash prize
Deadline: October 18, 2013
More Information: http://www.dishediscovery.com/

Federalist Society Debate

The Federalist Society presents a debate on the Roberts Court and State Sovereignty Rights between Professors David Forte and Mitch Pickerill on Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:50 in the Riley Courtroom. Food other than pizza will be served compliments of the Federalist Society.

Law Library Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The library is hosting a pumpkin decortating contest. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enter the contest, by dropping off their creations at the library on Monday October 28th. Ballot boxes will be in the library until 12 p.m. on the 30th. Cast your vote for the best pumpkin. Then join the library staff for a party revealing the winners at 1 p.m. on the 30th of October. There will be treats for all, and prizes for the big winners:

1st place -- a reserved study table in the law library during fall finals
2nd place -- a trip onto the bridge over Normal Road and more…
3rd place -- a trip to the scary stacks and more….

Take a study break, and join in the fun!

CLS Blood Drive

The Christian Legal Society will sponsor a Blood Drive on October 31 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery. The event is cosponsored by Delta Theta Phi and BLSA.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Clerkships: Should I Apply?

Are you thinking about clerking for a judge after you graduate? Interested in what the job entails? Wondering if you'd be a good candidate? Clueless about the application process? Don't worry, you're in luck! Professors Falkoff and Widman will hold a Q&A session on post-graduate clerking on Thursday, October 17, at 12:15 in Room 186. Everyone is invited, from 1Ls who'd like to learn how to start building a competitive resume to 3Ls who could (and should) get their applications ready straight away.

Monday, October 7, 2013

JILS Does Street Law!

Street Law, sponsored by the Juvenile Interest Law Society (JILS), just wrapped up its first lesson! We discussed gerrymandering, or the act of drawing district lines in order to favor/disfavor a certain political group. It was a great success! Thank you to JILS members Matt Nagy, Alexis Aranda, and Eric Bornerman (as well as Ms. Smrz and her wonderful Government Class) for such a great lesson.

We have three Street Law classes left (10/10, 10/17, and 10/24). If you would like to participate and are free from 1:30-3pm on Thursdays, please email Matt Nagy (mnagy2@gmail.com).

Friday, October 4, 2013

Public Interest Law Initiative Presentation

This session will provide you with insights to the PILI Law Student Internship and Graduate Fellowship Programs. You will hear about these opportunities and the application process, as well as insights from former PILI Interns or Fellows and a supervisor from a host agency. Though the focus will be on PILI’s programs, many of the insights and suggestions will be applicable to your search for other public interest law internships.  Speakers include:
  • Michael Bergmann, Executive Director, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) 
  • Phillip Mohr, Deputy Director, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services 
  • Kevin Zickterman (’13), 2012 PILI Law Student Intern, AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship at Illinois Legal Aid Online 
The event will take place on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. in the Riley Courtroom.

CLS Welcomes Guest Speaker Bruce Strom from Administer Justice

The Christian Legal Society is proud to welcome back guest speaker Bruce Strom, Executive Director of Administer Justice, on Wednesday, October 9th at noon in the Riley Courtroom. Bruce recently published his first book, entitled “Gospel Justice,” which passionately discusses how church leaders, Christian lawyers, business people, and entrepreneurs can join the movement to help those oppressed by legal injustice. Food will be provided, and all are welcome to attend this event. Bruce is an excellent speaker who looks forward to joining us again this year!

Delta Theta Phi Apparel Sale

Delta Theta Phi will be selling College of Law apparel on Wednesday and Thursday, October 9-10, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery.  Wear your NIU Law pride for the world to see!

Scholarship Deadline Coming Up This Week

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois Scholarship 
Areas of Interest: Hellenic Bar Association, Academic Achievement, Financial Need, Community Service
Criteria: Online Application, Essay, Interview, Transcript, Resume, and Photo. Restricted to second and third year law students only.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: October 11, 2013 
More Information: http://www.hellenicbar.org/

SBA Casino Night

Join the NIU Law Student Bar Association as they host their annual gala event Friday, October 11 from 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery. This year's Casino Night will feature popular casino games with the law students' favorite professors dealing at the tables. Admission includes hors d'oeurves, gaming chips, and free soda, beer and wine. Tickets are $25 if bought in advance and $30 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, please see an SBA member or contact the SBA at sba.niu@gmail.com!

Homecoming with NIU Law - Next Saturday!

Homecoming is October 12, 2013! Stop by the NIU Law tent and tailgate with the Dean, staff, fellow students, alumni, and friends. Tailgating time is from 12:30- 3:30 p.m., and game time is 4:00 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. to mmitchell@niu.edu.

ACS Doughnut Sale reminder

The American Constitution Society will be holding a coffee and doughnut sale in the Marshall Gallery on October 14 from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m.

National Law Review Writing Contest reminder

The National Law Review is hosting its October 2013 Law Student Writing Contest, with the winning article to be published on the National Law Review’s website, blog and newsletter. The suggested topic this year is Immigration Law Reform, although entries covering other current issues will also be considered. Articles should be submitted by no later than October 14, 2013 to lawschools@natlawreview.com. For complete contest guidelines, see http://www.natlawreview.com/NLR-law-student-writing-competition.