This Week's Events 


Fall 2018 Exam Study Break- Buena Gente Food Truck  | Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 11:30am - 2pm Surface Parking Lot

Fall 2018 Exam Study Break- Nachos & Churros  | Friday, December 7, 2018, 11am - 2pm Student Commons

Fall Graduation reception  | Friday, December 14, 2018, 3 - 5pm Hunter Atrium

New Student Orientation  | Friday, January 4, 2019, 11am - 12pm

Researching Judges Workshop  | Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 12 - 1pm Room 1D

SBA's First-Year Feast  | Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5 - 7pm Student Commons

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

2019 EPIC Awards  | Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6:30 - 9:30pm Tull Auditorium & Hunter Atrium

Thrower Symposium  | Thursday, February 7, 2019, 9am - 5pm Tull Auditorium & Hunter Atrium

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

2019 Intrastate Moot Court Competition  | Friday, March 22, 2019

2019 Intrastate Moot Court Competition  | Saturday, March 23, 2019

Trial Technique  | Friday, April 12, 2019, 1:30 - 4:30pm

Graduating Student Spaghetti Dinner  | Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6 - 7pm Bacardi Plaza

Law School Commencement  | Sunday, May 12, 2019, 6 - 8pm George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC).

Upcoming Events 
Office of Academic Engagement Fall 2018 Exam Study Breaks

Buena Gente Food Truck
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., Surface Parking Lot 

Nachos & Churros
Friday, December 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., Student Commons

Therapy Dogs
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Student Commons

Yumbii Food Truck
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m- 8:30 p.m, Surface Parking Lot 

A limited number of vouchers will be available for students to receive a free meal from the food trucks. You can pick up your vouchers from Jennie Geada Fernandez in the Student Commons on the day that each food truck is schedule to come. Additional information about voucher pick up times will be posted on Facebook. Vouchers are first-come-first-served. If you do not receive a voucher, you will have the ability to purchase your own meal from the food trucks.
Applying for Spring Graduation
REMINDER: Student can apply to graduate online through their OPUS account beginning January 8, 2019. Any applications received after February 8, 2019 must include a $25.00 late application fee. Click this link for instructions. 
MacMillan Law Library is bringing free coffee and snacks to you!
Monday, December 3, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Library 2nd floor
The library has just the thing to keep you going, going, going during those long study hours! The wait is finally over-- MacMillan Law Library’s award-winning Stress Busters event will be Monday, December 3 thru Thursday, December 6, beginning at 4:00PM each day on the second floor of the library. 

We’ve got coffee! We’ve got hot chocolate! We’ve got cider! We’re also bringing back our Energy Bar! Decorate your own take-out box and then fill it up with healthy snacks like nuts, granola, dried fruit, etc. at our self-serve Energy Bar. (There may be some not-as-healthy snacks for those moments when you need to reward yourself, too). 

Treat yourself on the library’s second floor AND stay energized with fresh snacks and soothing beverages during this exam season. There will be other surprises in store, including your chance to win some wonderful prizes! You definitely want to spend your study break with your friendly librarians this week!
Remember bar application deadlines!
Deadlines for July 2019 bar-related requirements such as the Georgia Bar Character & Fitness application are coming up, including this week. Make sure to check the website of the state bar where you plan to take the exam, to confirm deadlines and meet them, as you are responsible for knowing and adhering strictly to those deadlines.
Choose a Bar Review Course
If you are graduating in Spring of 2019 and planning to take a bar exam in July 2019, you should have chosen and registered with a bar review course by now. If you have not, please do as ASAP! Prices will only be going up! Go talk to your bar review course reps to get further information about the courses, so you can decide which course is best for you.
Summer Child Advocacy Program Application Period Open
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program. Deadline to apply online is December 19 by 12 noon. Details and instructions are available here».
Fall 2018 Pro Bono Hours
Don’t forget to record your pro bono hours for the Fall 2018 semester in Symplicity! The Center for Public Service will accept hours submitted for the Fall 2018 term through January 15. Pro bono hours acquired over Winter Break will apply to the Fall 2018 total.

As a reminder, students need to accumulate 25 pro bono hours over the course of the academic year to earn the Pro Bono Certificate. If you have questions about pro bono opportunities or about the Pro Bono Certificate program, contact the Center for Public Service at lawpublicservice@emory.edu.
Support Public Interest by Donating your Textbooks, Supplements, or Flashcards to EPIC
Do you want to get rid of those textbooks you've been "reading" all semester? How about supporting public interest initiatives at your law school? Do both by donating your law textbooks, supplements, and study aids to EPIC’s Book Bin located on the law school’s 1st floor behind the elevator nearest to the library! 

These donations support EPIC’s discounted book sale or end up with a nonprofit. Most importantly, your donation supports EPIC’s efforts to involve Emory Law students in public interest work as well as fund summer grants. Happy studying and thank you for the support!

Note: EPIC cannot accept donations of class outlines or NITA materials. Please do not place these items in the donation bin. 

Save the Date:
EPIC’s Spring Book Sale -
Monday, January 7,  2019 in Room 1B from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Volunteer with Emory LGBTQ Legal Services
Emory LGBTQ Legal Services (ELLS) is accepting new volunteers for the spring semester. Applications are due Friday, Dec. 21 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and apply online.
ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
The American Bar Association Section of Litigation wiII begin accepting applications for its summer 2019 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) on November 5 for 2L students. Applications for 1Ls will be accepted December 1, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students. 
The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, women, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify as LGBT. 

Internships are available in several locations in California, Illinois and Texas. In addition, we offer internships in the following cities: Phoenix, AZ; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA (including Camden, NJ); and Seattle, WA. 
Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. 

Internships for students with an Intellectual Property Law focus will be offered in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Texas and Washington, DC. Students can indicate their interest on their application. These specialized spots are limited and any student applying to the program with a request for specialization will also be considered for general litigation internships. 

Applications must be submitted by the January 11, 2019 deadline. Detailed program information, frequently asked questions and a copy of the application are available at our website: ambar.org/jiop. 

Questions about the program can be directed to the Program Director, Gail Howard or 312-988-6348.
2019 Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition
The application period for 2019 Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition will run from November 12 through November 26. Emory students from all schools are encouraged to apply. Students can apply as a preformed team or as an individual. If you apply as a team, you must have at least three different Emory schools represented. The competition will take place February 1-2, 2019. Please review the application site for more details and to apply! 
Register Today for the Researching Judges Workshop
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 12:00 p.m., Room 1D

Don't forget to register for the first ever Researching Judges Workshop at Emory Law, hosted by The MacMillan Law Library and the Center for Public Service!

Assistant Law Librarian for Outreach, Avery Le, will provide a tutorial of Lexis Litigation Profile Suite, Westlaw Profiler, and Bloomberg Law Litigation Analytics to research judicial statistics including motion rulings, appeal outcomes, and ruling histories. Avery will also introduce other online and print resources for researching a judge’s biography and career timeline. This is your opportunity to learn how these tools can assist you in applying and interviewing for judicial clerkships and interpreting judges’ ideologies and perspectives. It is highly recommended that you bring your laptop to the workshop. 

Please RSVP for the workshop here. Lunch will be provided for all who register by Monday, January 7, 2019. If you have any questions at all regarding this judicial research workshop, please contact Avery Le

Come hungry and leave with valuable new legal research skills that can assist you not only in seeking judicial clerkships, but in your future law practice!

Available Fellowships & Scholarships
Emory Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship
 
The Emory Alumni Board (EAB) Leadership Scholarship recognizes outstanding students whose actions and passions have improved the Emory community in the arts or sciences, academic, pre-professional or extracurricular pursuits, through mentorship, social outreach, or other avenues. 

Three scholarships in the amount of $7,000 per student will be awarded for one academic year to one or more graduate students who have completed at least one semester at Emory. 

Only full-time students will be considered, and strong preference will be given to those who qualify for financial aid. We are using a strictly online application process. 

Additionally, international students are eligible to apply for the EAB Leadership Scholarship. To be considered, non-U.S. citizens must complete and submit our questionnaire (in lieu of the FAFSA form) along with their application.

Applications will be due on Thursday, January 31, and final selection will be made in March by the Advancement Committee of the Emory Alumni Board. Please contact Alison Agnew at alison.agnew@ emory.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding this request.

Please apply using this link
 
Accepting Applications for EPIC Summer 2019 Fellowship with Atlanta Legal Aid Home Defense Program

As a result of the decades of leadership of Frank S. Alexander, we have created a summer EPIC fellowship in the Home Defense Program of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

Interested students should submit applications by 5 p.m. November 28, 2018.

Details regarding the fellowship and application can be found in the attached document. Questions should be addressed to lawpublicservice@emory.edu.

Bederman Fellowships at The Hague Academy - Summer 2019

Each summer Emory Law School, through its David J. Bederman Fellowship, provides funding for up to two students to attend the Hague Academy of International Law’s summer program. This is a wonderful opportunity for those of you interested in international law to attend summer courses in public international law, private international law, or both. Each session is three weeks long; Bederman Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000 for one session, or $7,000 for both sessions. These competitive grants cover travel and living expenses, as well as tuition and fees for the program.  

More information about the Bederman Fellowship can be found hereThe deadline for applications this year is December 3rd. If you are selected as a Bederman Fellow, you would then have to separately apply to the Hague Academy according to the timetable provided on the Academy website (note that their deadline is January 31, 2019); you can pretty safely assume that if you are selected by the law school as a Bederman Fellow, you will be admitted to the program.
 
 
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