volume 19, issue 25
March 9, 2020
In Brief Archives
  Alumni Profile
Miranda Mossavar ‘11
Littler Mendelson P.C.

  What's Happening
Activities sponsored by student groups and organizations
Academic, administrative, faculty-led and other Law School-coordinated happenings

  What's Due & What's New
Scholarship, registration, financial aid and other critical submission dates


  Who's Hiring
Work-study and other positions
Legal jobs, field placements, private placements, entertainment placements, and pro bono opportunities.


  All-Campus Announcements


  • Please look out for the latest messaging on courses and events on official email, and direct any questions you may have to the Office of Student Affairs.

  • APRIL 2, 2020 @ 3 PM SUMMER PUBLIC INTEREST EMPLOYMENT (SPIEP) APPLICATION DEADLINE: SPIEP is a federal funded work-study program that supports 70 students (60 public interest and 10 government positions) during the 2020 summer months. Eligible students must secure a position before applying and must also apply for 2020-2021 FAFSA by the March 18th deadline. Students may earn up to a maximum of $3,500 for full-time summer employment. For additional information regarding the program and the 2020 SPIEP application, please go to:


  • The Wellness Calendar for the week is available here:

  • MARCH 11, 2020 @ 12 NOON - LLS POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: Loyola is offering four public interest fellowships with full salary funding of $50,000 for one year. The fellowships are available to Loyola graduates who apply in the year of their graduation or the following year, therefore, 2020-2021 applications will be accepted from 2019-2020 graduates. Applicants must develop a project with a sponsoring public interest organization. The project sponsoring organization, where the fellow is placed, must also commit to providing professional responsibility insurance coverage and standard employee fringe benefits. For additional information regarding the fellowship, application, and instructions go to:

  • Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

    Law students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to submit one essay concerning any issue within the general category of legal ethics by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020.

    Essays must be original, unpublished work, not to exceed 50 pages, including notes. Co-authored essays may be submitted.

    The author of the winning essay will win a prize of $2,500.

  • The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Writing Competition

    Students are invited to submit one original, unpublished essay between 10,000-20,000 words on a topic of their choice addressing issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism by July 1, 2020.

    The author of the winning essay will receive $5,000 and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The 2020 Warren E. Burger Prize will be presented to the author at the annual American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the United State Supreme Court in Washington, DC, in the fall of 2020.

  • Higbee & Associates and the Foundation for Continuing Justice 2019-2020 Student Writing Competition

    The goal of this writing competition is to continue to increase awareness of the impact of laws governing the retention and dissemination of criminal records by courts and state agencies, as well as the laws governing the public's use of such records.

    Students can choose one of three essay topics: 1. How to improve the expungement process in (state of your choice), 2. When, if ever, should government stop reporting criminal records to the public?, or 3. What effects do criminal records have on former offenders' ability to re-assimilate?

    The prizes for the winning essays are: First Place: $2,000.00, Second Place: $1,000.00, Third Place: $300.00, and Honorable Mention: $200.00

    All essays are due by September 30, 2020 and the winners will be announced on or before October 31, 2020.


  • Click "More " below for a list of recurring writing competitions, requirements and due dates:

  • Women Lawyers Association Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2020

    WLA SLO awards scholarships to qualified law students with a connection to SLO County

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – February 1, 2020 – The San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers Association is now accepting applications for its 2020 scholarship awards. WLA SLO offers up to $1,000 in scholarship awards to current law students or students accepted for enrollment in law school with a demonstrated connection to San Luis Obispo County. Applications may be accessed online at http://www.wlaslo.org/scholarships. Completed applications must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2020.

    About the San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers Association

    Founded in 1981, the Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County assists in the advancement of women in the legal profession and in the community at large. WLA SLO is an unincorporated association, and members meet on the first Wednesday of each month to enjoy lunch, networking, and educational presentations offering MCLE credit. Membership is open to men and women. For more information click:


  • The Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution's Conciliation & Mediation Assistance Clinic (C-MAC) is interviewing for Summer/Fall 2020! At C-MAC, students earn units, satisfy pro bono, and/or get paid (work study positions available) while getting invaluable hands-on mediation (in-person) and conciliation (by telephone) experience. Students do intake work, convening, conciliation and co-mediation on a wide variety of cases including but not limited to divorce/family, neighbor-neighbor, landlord-tenant and consumer-debt disputes. Students may also participate in our Dependency Court Mediation Clinic (DC-MAC) if available on Mondays and/or Tuesdays. Please contact Mercedes.Smith@lls.edu or call 213-736-1083 to sign up for a group interview and or for more information.

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