In Brief -- eNewsletter of Loyola Law School volume 18, issue 27
March 18, 2019
In Brief Archives
  Alumni Profile
Craig Pedersen ‘94

Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Myers

  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


  • Careers in Labor and Employment Law: Where the Jobs Are and How Get Them

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4:00 to 7:00 pm

    ABA's Labor & Employment Law Section's upcoming Panel and Reception for Law Students Interested in Worklaw Careers.The panel is slated to discuss careers from the perspective(s) of lawyers who practice labor and employment law, and represent individual workers, labor, management, and government agencies. A reception will follow.

    Admission and food and soft drinks will be free.

    Sponsored by ABA Labor & Employment Law Section

    Click "Go" to view flyer:

  • Pro bono opportunity to serve as a juror for the Loyola Young Lawyers Program Final Trials on Saturday, April 13 from 1:00-4:00 pm

    Would you like to know what it feels like to be a juror hearing and deliberating a case involving allegations that a high school district is liable for wrongful death in connection with a student who died from a steroid overdose? Ever wonder if those stories your professors tell you about juries are true? Would you like to help high school students get excited about education and their future? Would you like to hang out with Professors Gary Williams, Professor Eric Miller, and Gary Craig?

    If your answer to any of these questions is YES, then please consider serving as a juror during the 2019 Young Lawyers mock trials on Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 pm, here at Loyola. You will watch high school students trained by your LLS classmates present a two-hour civil trial before a real judge. After the trial concludes, you will briefly deliberate to a verdict, while the audience of parents and program participants observe your deliberations.

    Additional perks:

    - 3 hours of pro bono credit is available for 1st-year day & evening, 2nd-year day & evening, and 3rd-year evening students;

    - You are invited to stay for a free and tasty dinner and cake at the reception immediately following the trial; and

    Even if you do not need pro bono hours, we would welcome your participation as a juror! If you are interested, please use the following link by clicking: Go below.

    Please email Prof. Craig at or stop by his office (Burns 305) if you have any questions. We would really like to see you on April 13. Thank you for your support of the Young Lawyers Program.

  • Enter the Annual Westlaw Table Tennis Tournament! All participants and skill levels are welcome from beginning to advanced. The winner of the tournament will receive a $100 Visa gift card. The runner up will receive a $50 Visa gift card. Top prizes are courtesy of Westlaw. All players will receive a Westlaw back pack. Snacks and drinks will also be available. This will be a one day tournament on Tuesday, April 2nd. All matches will be in the Library's Lack Reading Room. Information is listed on the Westlaw Table Tennis Tournament 2019 TWEN page. If you have any questions, please e-mail Ken Seiple at

  • Info. Session for 2019-2020 ICC Mediation Team in Paris, France. Info session will be held March 20, 2019 from 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom of the 90's. Please RSVP to the link :


  • The Wellness Calendar for the week is available here:

  • APRIL 2, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - SUMMER PUBLIC INTEREST EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SPIEP) APPLICATION DEADLINE: SPIEP is a federal work-study program which funds 70 students (60 in public interest positions and 10 in government positions) during the summer months. Eligible students may earn up to a maximum of $3,500 during the summer for full-time employment. Completed applications should be submitted to the Public Interest Law Department, FH227, by the deadline. Students wishing to apply for SPIEP must also apply online for 2019-2020 FAFSA by the deadline of March 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm. The SPIEP application with instructions can be found online by clicking "Go" below:

  • Our weekly Catholic Eucharistic celebration takes place every Wednesday at 12:10pm in the Chapel of the Advocate here on the LLS campus during the academic year. Everyone is welcome! Our mass is offered for the intentions of our LLS community; if you have a special intention you would like for us to pray for, please let Fr. Pham know ( Additionally, Fr. Pham is available for pastoral counseling and sacramental preparation as well; please contact him if you have any questions.

  • Are you interested in being a competitor on one of the TOP TEN trial teams in the country? Applications are being accepted for the Byrne Trial Advocacy Team. Apply online at no later than Tuesday, April 2nd. Round one try out dates are Friday April 5th, Round 2 will be Saturday April 6th and Round 3 will be Sunday, April 7th.

  • The 2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. Interested applicants must submit an original, unpublished essay on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism by July 1, 2019.

  • The Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics writing competition sponsored by the Notre Dame Law School awards $2,500 to the best submission on any legal ethics topic. The deadline for this submission is Friday, April 26, 2019 at 5pm.


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

  • California Change Lawyers 3L Diversity Scholarship is now open. This scholarship is intended for diverse 3L students who will be sitting for the California Bar Exam in 2019.

    This $5,000 scholarship is intended to cover the cost of bar preparation courses and other costs associated with the bar exam. Furthermore, the scholarship is co-sponsored with statewide bar associations, providing students with networking opportunities that will allow them to find success beyond the bar exam itself. Finally, all recipients will be expected to attend an award ceremony in Orange County, where they will be provided with the scholarship (compensation for travel will be provided.) To apply, and read about the scholarship in further details (along with requirements) please have your student visit our webpage by clicking "Go" below. The deadline to apply is February 4th, 2019. Information around finances and transcripts are required, so please encourage your students to apply before the final deadline date to ensure their application is considered.

    Click Go for more info:

  • The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2018-2019 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is an active student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2018. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible. Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Students are encouraged to discuss novel issues, innovative ideas, or fresh perspectives on the following areas affecting labor and employment in the U.S. and/or abroad that would be noteworthy to the U.S.: a public policy issue; practical implications of a leading case or doctrine; a statute or the need for statutory modification; or a common law doctrine. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country. Papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered. Papers must be analytical in nature, not merely a summary of the law. Students must present and discuss competing points of view with respect to the issue addressed and must distinguish their conclusions from opposing positions with sound logic and reference to multiple primary and secondary sources. We discourage students from writing articles about a recent Supreme Court decision or a case pending before the Supreme Court, unless the article is novel and focuses upon case law or statutory developments subsequent to the Supreme Court’s decision. Prizes are as follows: First Place: $3000; Second Place: $1000, and Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article may be selected for publication in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author of the first-place paper will be a guest at the annual Continuing Legal Education program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing.

    Click More below:


  • Public Interest Law Department seeking 2019 summer work-study students: The PI Department needs both full and part-time students to assist Professor Sande Buhai with legal research and writing and update the LLS Approved Pro Bono Organization contact lists. Light office work or assistance with events may also be required. Students will be paid subject to work-study regulations. Office hours are flexible and may be worked around a student's course schedule. Applicants may not be enrolled in a course taught by Professor Buhai during the 2019 summer session. Interested students should send a resume and unofficial transcript to Professor Buhai at


  • The Mental Health in Law Society at UCI Law cordially invites you to our student-organized symposium on March 22nd and 23rd, 2019 in EDU 1111 at 401 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA, 92617.

    This symposium is dedicated to improving mental health in law school, the legal profession, and the justice system. We will examine different methods to improve mental health in these areas. We will also take a look at how the justice system treats clients with mental health issues. As a service profession, our treatment of our own mental health is reflected in the clients we serve.

    Click "GO" for RSVP address:

  • Preet Bharara in Los Angeles

    On Thursday March 28th, Writers Bloc and the Beverly Hills Bar Association present Preet Bharara, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, for a discussion of his new book, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thought on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law. All tickets come with a signed copy of the book.

    The event starts at 7:30PM at the Robert Frost Auditorium in Culver City.

    Please see attached flyer by clicking "More" below:

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