This Week's Events 


The Syrian Conflict: Law, Policy and the Endgame  | Monday, February 25, 2019, 12:15 - 1:45pm Hunter Atrium

Zivotofsky v. Kerry, a.ka the Jerusalem Passport Case  | Monday, February 25, 2019, 12:15 - 1:30pm Room 1B

A Conversation with Jim St. Germain and Jesse Eisenberg  | Monday, February 25, 2019, 6 - 8pm Tull Auditorium

EPIC Pro Bono Panel + E-board Elections Meeting  | Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:15 - 1:45pm Room 5C

International Corporate Law Panel  | Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:15 - 1:30pm Room 1D

LALSA General Body Meeting  | Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:15 - 1:15pm Room 1B

OUTLaw Spring General Body Meeting  | Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:15 - 1:30pm Room 5B

Houses Program Presents: Annual Extracurricular Review  | Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 4 - 5pm Room G575

EILR Symposium  | Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10am - 5pm Tull Auditorium

Criminal Law General Body Meeting  | Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12 - 1pm Room 1F

Alumni Board Recess  | Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5 - 7pm Bacardi Plaza

Conference on Institutions and Law Making  | Friday, March 1, 2019, 10am - 6pm Tull Auditorium

Trial Technique  | Friday, March 1, 2019, 1:30 - 4:30pm

OUTLaw Presents: No Pride in Borders  | Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm Hunter Atrium

Conference on Institutions and Law Making  | Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10am - 2pm Emory University School of Law, Room G575

Emory Oil, Gas & Energy Law Association Renewable Energy Panel  | Monday, March 4, 2019, 12:15 - 1:30pm Room 1C

Implementing Peace in Mali: Insights from the Field  | Monday, March 4, 2019, 12:15 - 1:45pm Room 5D

The CTLP and King & Spalding presents: A Day in the Life of a Transactional Lawyer  | Monday, March 4, 2019, 12:30 - 1:30pm Room 5B

Bankruptcy Clerkships with The Hon. Sage Sigler 06L  | Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 12:15 - 1:15pm Room 1D

Spring 2019 - Spring Break  | Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15, 2019

Upcoming Events 

The Syrian Conflict: Law, Policy and the Endgame
Monday, February 25, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Hunter Atrium
Come join a discussion with lawyers directly involved with the parties and organizations on the ground in Syria. Syrian delicacies will be provided. Presented by MELSA, NSMLS, and ILS.

Zivotofsky v. Kerry, a.ka the Jerusalem Passport Case
Monday, February 25, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Room 1B
Remember reading Zivotofsky v. Kerry in 1L Con Law? Lunch and learn with Alyza Lewin, constitutional scholar and litigator in Zivotofsky, a.k.a. the Jerusalem Passport case.In Zivotofsky, SCOTUS established that the President has the exclusive power to recognize a foreign government, a decision that has become increasingly more important and impactful since it was decided. Hear Ms. Lewin, one of the around 1,000 women to argue before SCOTUS, recount how the case arose, its legal implications and how it changed her personally and professionally forever. Sponsored by the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights, JLSA, ACS & ELSSCAP. Good lunch provided!

EPIC Pro Bono Panel + E-board Elections Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Room 5C
Trying to decide between a career in a law firm or in public interest? Interested in learning about how you can incorporate pro bono work into a law firm career? Want to know how to find a law firm environment that is pro bono friendly? Come to the EPIC Panel: Pro Bono Work in Law Firms. Following the panel, we will have a brief informational meeting about EPIC e-board elections. Anyone interested in running for an EPIC e-board position is highly encouraged to attend.

Houses Program Presents: Annual Extracurricular Review
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 4:00 p.m., Room G575
1Ls & New Students: Come learn about Mock Trial, Moot Court, and Journal! We will have representatives from each providing information as to how to join, what is required, and more. There are people from every single journal and team to answer all of your questions, you won't want to miss it. Food will be served!

International Corporate Law Panel
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Room 1D
Emory's Corporate and Business Law Society along with the International Law Society will present an international corporate law panel featuring four attorneys that have had very successful careers helping multinational companies. Come with questions and an empty stomach, as lunch will be served!

LALSA General Body Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Room 1B
LALSA will be holding our second general body meeting of the semester Wednesday, February 27, at 12:15 pm in room 1B. We will have a panel with representatives from Moot Court, Mock Trial, and the Journals. The panelist will discuss the tryout process for Mock and Moot and the write-on process for Journal. There will be more representatives for the organizations in attendance to ask any questions you might have after the panel. We will also talk about all the awesome upcoming LALSA events. As always, food will be provided, so come hang out and have lunch with us. See you on Wednesday.

OUTLaw Spring General Body Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Room 5B
Interested in running for an e-board position for next year? Want to volunteer for the upcoming OUTLaw conference? 1Ls confused about the different offerings for moot court, mock trial, and journals? Come find out more with OUTLaw.

Alumni Board Recess
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Bacardi Plaza
Alumni Affairs and Engagement, and the Alumni Board of Emory Law are jointly hosting a special Recess in Bacardi Plaza from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This Recess will feature a chance to mingle with members of the Emory Law Alumni Board (who love hearing from students) over heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Dress is Business Casual. Name tags will be provided at sign-in. 

Criminal Law General Body Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Room 1F
We will be discussing our upcoming elections, job hunting, and more. Food will be provided.

OUTLaw Presents: No Pride in Borders
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Hunter Atrium
Join us for discussions exploring the historical and contemporary struggles of indigenous, migrant, and queer communities within and against the American empire. This conference begins from and builds upon the perspective that the U.S. legal system was established as a mechanism to uphold white supremacy and settler colonialism and that centuries of U.S. military intervention, from Latin America to Southeast Asia, have wrongfully claimed the lives and the land of millions of people. Today, as Trump declares a national state of emergency to fund a border wall, we must ask ourselves and each other, what does it mean to be a lawyer in these times? How do we engage ethically with a legal system that is inherently violent and inhumane? If the government is not bound by the law, are we?


Emory Oil, Gas & Energy Law Association Renewable Energy Panel
Monday, March 4, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Room 1C
The Panel will be about the following topics: Legal work on a renewable energy project, Hotbeds of renewable energy law practice, Renewable energy law in the Southeast, Alternatives to private practice in renewable energy law, Iterations and uses of the PPA (Power Purchase Agreement), The future role of utilities in renewable energy, and how will distributed generation affect it.

Implementing Peace in Mali: Insights from the Field
Monday, March 4, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Room 5D
Please join us for a brown bag lunch discussion — Professor Roger-Claude Liwanga discusses his field work in Mali monitoring the implementation of the peace agreement and the process of negotiating, making and securing peace.

The CTLP and King & Spalding presents: A Day in the Life of a Transactional Lawyer
Monday, March 4, 2019, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Room 5B
If you already know you are interested in transactional law – or if you aren’t even sure you know what transactional law is – please attend this panel discussion and Q & A presented by King & Spalding and hosted by the Center for Transactional Law and Practice. “A Day in the Life of a Transactional Lawyer” brings together K & S attorneys from Atlanta, Houston, and New York to talk about their transactional law practices. Lunch will be served. Register here

Bankruptcy Clerkships with The Hon. Sage Sigler 06L
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Room 1D
The Honorable Sage Sigler 06L of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, along with former Bankruptcy Court clerks Katy Furr 08L and Nate Juster 14L, will host a discussion on clerkships in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court! Lunch will be provided for students who register for the event by Monday, March 4, at 5:00 p.m. You may register here

Bar Examiners' presentation about July bar exam
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Room 1E
The director of Georgia's Office of Bar Admissions will present detailed information about the July bar exam, with one or more of the bar examiners who write and grade the bar essay questions. The information will be helpful and relevant to all students who will take a bar exam, even in other states.

TI:GER Innovation Conference
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Tull Auditorium
The 2019 Conference will involve a public debate about the ethical and societal implications as well as the policies and laws for the responsible use of AI. The Conference will bring together AI users, designers and along with the professionals concerned about its business & legal impact. RSVP here
SBA Elections – Spring 2019
Elections for the Student Bar Association will be held from noon on Friday, March 1st, to noon on Monday, March 4th. Attached here are the candidate statements from those who have announced their candidacy, organized by position (candidates are in alphabetical order by last name
Apply Today! Fulton County Attorney's Office Paid Summer Internship
There is one opening for an Emory Law student to work in the Office of the Fulton County Attorney this summer. The application deadline is this Friday, March 1, at 5 p.m. 

Application and compensation details are available on Symplicity (see Job Post # 26946). Applications should be sent to Dean Rita Sheffey at lawpublicservice@emory.edu. Please do not contact the Fulton County Attorney's Office regarding this position. Selected candidates will be interviewed by the Center for Public Service during the week of March 4.
Provost's Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Education Call for Nominations
Emory Law’s teaching award selection committee is pleased to solicit your nomination for the inaugural Provost’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Education. This award has been created by the Office of the Provost to honor a faculty member in each graduate and professional school who holds a record of sustained excellence and innovation in teaching. The law school’s award recipient will receive a framed citation and $4,000 honorarium conferred at the law school’s diploma ceremony.

Please note, this is a new and unique award, and should not be confused with the separate Outstanding Professor and Ben Johnson awards. To nominate a law school faculty member, please use this link. Information about the award and relevant criteria can be found on the nomination form.
Provost’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Education
Emory Law’s teaching award selection committee is pleased to solicit your nomination for the inaugural Provost’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Education. This award has been created by the Office of the Provost to honor a faculty member in each graduate and professional school who holds a record of sustained excellence and innovation in teaching.  The law school’s award recipient will receive a framed citation and $4,000 honorarium conferred at the law school’s diploma ceremony.
 
Please note, this is a new and unique award, and should not be confused with the separate Outstanding Professor and Ben Johnson awards.
 
To nominate a law school faculty member, please click here. More information about the award, including the relevant award criteria, can found on the nomination form and at the bottom of this email.
 
Nominations should take less than 5 minutes to complete and are due by March 1, 2019
 
We look forward to receiving your nominations.
 
Thanks,
 
Diana Benton, Ciera Burke, Mindy Goldstein, Eric Johnson, Robert Parrish, Sue Payne, Jeff Pennell, and Kamina Pinder
 
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
  • Any full-time faculty member (tenured, tenure-track, or contract) teaching in the 2018-2019 academic year. Visiting faculty members and adjunct professors are not eligible.
 
AWARD CRITERIA
 
The award honors faculty who:
 
  • Foster participation, inquiry, creative expression, and significant contributions within and beyond formal educational settings;
  • Engage diverse students in ambitious learning;
  • Dedicate themselves to advancing the art and science of teaching and learning (as evidenced, for example, by the development of courses and innovative curricula, leading workshops on pedagogy, or utilizing innovative teaching approaches and technologies);
  • Make significant contributions that impact and advance the university through teaching;
  • Serve as mentors to students outside of formal classroom settings; 
  • Form effective mentoring and advising relationships with graduate/professional students.
1L and 3L Student Worker Application for Trial Techniques
Hello 1Ls and 3Ls! What are you doing May 4th-11th? Want to meet some incredible attorneys from all across the country? Want to make some money? Come work with the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques! 

The program offers a great opportunity to network with the daily 80 trial attorneys and judges assembled from across the country who will be hosted by the program during the week as trial skills instructors. 

Details: 
- The pay rate is $10 per hour
- 1Ls will receive an extension to participate in the 1L Journal Write-On Competition (essentially a delayed start time)
- You do not have to commit to work the entire program. Once you fill out the application, you can select the days/hours you are available.

Please apply by Friday, March 1, 2019. Questions? Please contact Sophie Salcedo
Join us for a private screening of MAYNARD
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 5:30 p.m., Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP 1230 West Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA 30309
During this month we are proud to host a screening of the movie MAYNARD. RSVP Here.
Attention all 3LS – Pro Bono Medal Deadline
In order to receive a pro bono medal and be listed in the commencement program, the deadline to submit all pro bono hours for approval is 12 noon on March 1, 2019. 3Ls who submit their hours after the deadline, and are approved, may still receive their medal at graduation, but will NOT be listed in the program.

As a reminder, in order to receive the pro bono medal, you must complete 75 hours of pro bono work during your time at Emory Law. If you have any questions, please contact The Center for Public Service
2019 TI:GER Applications Available
Applications for the TI:GER Program are now available. Please apply here.
Deadline to Apply: March 18, 2019
Available Fellowships & Scholarships
The NW Corporate Law Scholarships for Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 are now available to second and third year law students and awarded twice a year by an external group.
 
Students can review requirements and apply for the scholarship at https://www.nwcorporatelaw.com/law-scholarship/.
 
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