American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU of WCL successfully finished its first semester as a new organization at WCL and is ready to come out strong in the spring. Due to popular demand, we plan to host events on prison reform. As a member driven organization, we hope to increase our numbers and desire your input. All are welcome, whether you want to participate, lead, or simply be a part of the discussion. If you are passionate about civil liberties and wish to contribute, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications and Media Law Society
On Thursday January 24th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm, the Communications & Media Law Society will be hosting a presentation by the Media Law Resource Center Institute followed by a reception. The presentation by MLRC attorneys will focus on topics including changes in the news business brought about by the Internet, including citizen journalism, user generated content, and the liability faced by both media and individuals, and censorship’s effects on First Amendment rights. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Leggin at email@example.com.
Equal Justice Foundation
It's time for the EJF Book SALE!
The Equal Justice Foundation and Public Interest/Public Service Scholars are holding their semi-annual Used Book Sale on Tuesday, January 8th, 12pm - 5pm and Wednesday, January 9th, 12pm - 5pm in the WCL Lobby. They will have hundreds of books available, including casebooks, study guides, hornbooks, and more available for purchase for $10-$40. Supplies are limited, so come early! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We'll be accepting cash, check, and credit! Proceeds benefit EJF summer grants.
Become a Member of the Mock Trial Honor Society. Any 1L, 2L, or 3L part-time students interested in joining Mock Trial Honor Society are encouraged to participate in the Sprint Qualifying Tournament [SQT]. Participation in qualifying tournament is the only way to join Mock Trial Honor Society.
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The Modern American
The Modern American, WCL's scholarly publication devoted to diversity and the law, is filling several staff positions this Spring.
The Modern American is currently seeking Managing Editors, Articles Editors, Junior Staffers, Staff Writers and a Design Editor. If you are interested in finding out more information please e-mail email@example.com.
Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Moot Court Competition
First year students have the opportunity to test their appellate oral advocacy skills in a competitive environment and receive feedback from Moot Court Honor Society members and WCL faculty. The competition prepares first-year students for Moot Court’s Spring Qualifying Tournament and the legal rhetoric appellate arguments.
Moot Court Sponsored Bar Review
Come join the Moot Court team at bar review. Meet the current team members and find out all about Moot Court.
Moot Court Spring Qualifying Tournament Registration
January 28-February 1st
Moot Court members will be tabling in the lobby in order to answer questions and register students interested in signing up for the Moot Court Spring Qualifying Tournament. Students will be required to write a brief and participate in oral arguments in order be considered for the team. Oral arguments will be held on February 23rd.
National Security Law Brief
The National Security Law Brief will be hosting Bar Review on Thursday, January 31st. Stay tuned for more details!
Society for Dispute Resolution
ATTENTION ALL 1L STUDENTS. The Society for Dispute Resolution will host its annual 1L Competition January 19, 2013. The 1L competition provides first-year students with a unique opportunity to learn valuable negotiation skills while gaining experience and practice for the Spring Qualifying Tournament (which will be held March 2013). Best of all, SDR's 1L Competition requires less than 2 days of preparation and absolutely no outside research. We will be tabling in the lobby January 9-11 and 14-16 if you want to sign up or would like more information. We will also be having a training session Wednesday, January 16. So, if you are interested in learning why 99% of cases are resolved outside of a courtroom then come out and experience what SDR has to offer. For questions, please email
Sports and Entertainment Law Society
The Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) has extended the deadline to January 7 for SELS E-board applications. The application is on the SELS myWCL page.
Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief
The Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief is looking for new staff with an interest in writing, editing, and managing a dynamic legal publication. The publication, now in its 12th year, has an extensive domestic and international following, and covers a wide array of legal and policy issues related to environmental sustainability and economic development. Staff members not only take part in editing and bluebooking, but also play an integral role in contributing to the content of the publication. All staff are encouraged to submit either full length articles or shorter features on relevant topics of interest, making SDLP a great opportunity for students looking to get published.
The Brief will be accepting applications until Friday, January 18th at 5:00 PM. Please view the application form here or pick up a hard copy outside the SDLP office in Room 631.
Women's Law Association
The Women's Law Association will hold its monthly Coffee Hour on Wednesday, January 16th at 4:00 pm in Room 527. We will be joined this month by Ms. Katherine Fallow, a First Amendment Litigator and Partner at Jenner and Block. Please join us to discuss the coming semester, applying for summer jobs and internships, and to ask any questions you may have. Ms. Fallow was previously an adjunct Legal Rhetoric professor at WCL, so she also has insight on any questions 1Ls may have about the Legal Rhetoric program. They look forward to seeing you there!