This Week's Events 


Federalist Society General Body Meeting  | Monday, September 17, 2018, 12 - 1pm Room 5C

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice General Body Meeting  | Monday, September 17, 2018, 12 - 1pm Room 5E

Law School Democrat's Meeting - General Body Meeting  | Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:15 - 1:15pm Room 1B

Chinese American Law Society - General Body Meeting  | Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:30 - 1:30pm Room 5B

Virginia-Highlands Law School 101  | Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:15 - 5:15pm Hunter Atrium

AMICUS - General Body Meeting  | Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10 - 11am Room 5C

Litigation Society - General Body Meeting  | Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12 - 2pm Room 5B

APALSA 1L Success Panel  | Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12:30 - 1:30pm Room 1D

Know Your Rights Training  | Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 1 - 2pm Room 1E

ACS Constitution Day Bash  | Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 4 - 5:15pm Bacardi Plaza

SBA Recess  | Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:15 - 6:15pm Bacardi Plaza

Graduate Christian Fellowship: 2nd Corinthians Bible Study  | Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6 - 7:30pm Cannon Chapel Room 105

2018 Atlanta DisOrientation  | Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10am - 2:30pm Room 1C

Emory Oil, Gas & Energy Law Association General Body Meeting  | Monday, September 24, 2018, 12 - 1:30pm Room 1F

Poll Watcher Training Session  | Monday, September 24, 2018, 12 - 1pm room 1B

Bar Admissions Information Session  | Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:15 - 1:45pm Room 1C

Reproductive Rights and the Changing Face of SCOTUS  | Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:15 - 1:30pm Room 1B

Pathway to Employment Law Panel  | Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12 - 1:15pm Room G575

2018 Kagan Horowitz Practice Society Premiere  | Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:15 - 6:15pm Student Commons

Corporate and Business Law Society Entrepreneurship Deal Talk  | Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12 - 2pm Room 1E

Law School Events 

If you are unable to attend a meeting due to Yom Kippur, please reach out to Jill Camper and she will connect you with the appropriate student organization president.
Federalist Society - General Body Meeting
Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 5C
Join the Federalist Society on Monday, September 17, for our first general body meeting. Learn about our plans for the semester and how to become a class representative. Chick-Fil-A will be served.

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice General Body Meeting
Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m., Room 5E
We will serve lunch and discuss our upcoming events, including and ways that members can get involved in our chapter of the organization as well as the national organization. We will also have a short presentation on what reproductive justice is and why it’s so important to everyone! We are looking for a 1L representative and a communications coordinator, which we will talk about further at the meeting.

Decatur and Sweet Auburn Houses Law School 101
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Room G575
Decatur and Sweet Auburn Houses have partnered up to present Law School 101. Come hear from Dean's Teaching Fellows and House Coordinators about tips on outlining, class notes, professor specific advice, Torts practice exam, etc. Food provided. 

Virginia-Highlands Law School 101
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:15 p.m., Hunter Atrium
It's TACO TUESDAY, y'all! Come join us for a Willie's Taco Bar and get some great advice from your House Coordinators about navigating 1L year! We hope to see you there.

ACS Constitution Day Bash
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Bacardi Plaza 
231 years old and still going strong! Join the American Constitution Society (ACS) for FREE BEER AND PIZZA in celebration of the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Learn more about ACS' work promoting the progressive interpretation of the Constitution, and learn about our open board positions, including positions for 1L Rep.

AMICUS - General Body Meeting
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 5C
Join AMICUS for the first general body meeting of the year. Come and meet other non-traditional students and learn more about our upcoming events. Lunch will be provided.

APALSA 1L Success Panel
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12:30 p.m., Room 1D
Not sure how to study and prepare for exams? Feel like you have no idea if you are on track or behind? Come hear valuable study/exam tips from our panelists and ask any professor-specific questions that you'd like to know. This brief session will save you hours in the months to come! Lunch will be served.

Know Your Rights Training
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m., Room 1E
Each year, Emory Law student volunteers help educate at-risk youth about their legal rights. This is a great opportunity to get into the community and start using your legal training to make an impact on the lives of others. The “Know Your Rights” workshops consist of interactive sessions aimed at teaching youth what to do if approached by a police officer or if they find themselves caught in the juvenile justice system. This is a fun and rewarding experience that allows you to be creative, be a positive role model, and earn EPIC hours and pro bono credit. If you enjoy presenting information and you like working with youth, this is the opportunity for you!

Litigation Society - General Body Meeting
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12:00 p.m., Room 5B
The Litigation Society is having its second general body meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 19. For those of you who missed our first meeting, we will discuss our upcoming events and our student volunteer program with the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN). We will serve pizza, so stop by for some lunch!

Middle Eastern Law Students Association - General Body Meeting
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 5B
Join the Middle Eastern Law Students Association's first general body meeting to learn about the events and opportunities we have planned for the semester. We will discuss elections for 1L rep. You must attend this meeting to run for 1L rep. Food will be served. For questions regarding 1L rep elections, email Samin.

Jewish Law Students Association's Kick-Off Shabbat Dinner
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Hunter Atrium
JLSA would like to invite you all to the annual Kickoff Shabbat dinner, this Friday September 21, at 7:30pm in Hunter Atrium. Students, faculty, and friends of all faiths are welcome! If you're interested in joining us, please RSVP at this link».

Emory Oil, Gas & Energy Law Association - General Body Meeting
Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:00 p.m., Room 1F
Join EOGEL for the first general body meeting this year. Lunch will be provided.

Poll Watcher Training Session
Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 5D
The National Lawyers Guild is coordinating with EPIC, the American Constitution Society, and the Civil Rights Law Practice Society to provide students with a week-long celebration of voting rights ahead of the elections this November. The Guild is hosting a Poll Watcher Training Session led by Andrea Young from the Georgia Democrats' Voter Protection Program. The training will take approximately an hour and a half and will prepare you to volunteer directly in your community. Before attending the training session, please complete this form and input "Emory Law" in the "Referred By" column. Hope to see you all there!

Reproductive Rights and the Changing Face of SCOTUS
Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 1B
This panel will discuss the current state of reproductive rights laws and how they could be impacted following Justice Kennedy's retirement. The panel will feature: Dr. Roger Rochat, an expert on reproductive rights from Rollins School of Public Health; Megan Gordon, the public affairs coordinator for the Feminist Women's Health Center; and Professor Robert Schapiro, a constitutional law scholar and professor at Emory Law. Lunch will be provided.

Pathway to Employment Law Panel
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12:00 p.m., Room G575
Have you wondered what a career is like in Employment Law? Emory Labor and Employment Law Society presents the "Pathways to Career Panel." This panel will feature attorneys with careers in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, defense and plaintiff-side firms, and national companies. Ask them to speak about their career path and what drew them to Labor & Employment Law and more.

Corporate and Business Law Society Entrepreneurship Deal Talk
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m., Room 1E
Join us for a panel of attorneys here to talk to us about their work with entrepreneurs and startups. Lunch will be provided.

Doing Deals: Project Finance in Commercial Industries
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 5C
The Emory Banking and Financial Institutions Law Society, Emory Oil, Gas & Energy Law Association, and Real Estate Law Society are jointly hosting a panel on project finance. We expect to have about four attorneys with relevant experience speaking on the subject. Come to learn, ask questions, and network.

Student Chapter of Animal Legal Defense Fund
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m., Room 1F
Join the Emory Law Student Chapter of Animal Legal Defense Fund for our first general body meeting! We will discuss elections for 1L and 2L reps, brainstorm ideas for our events for the semester, and have an opportunity for questions from our new members. Food will be provided! We look forward to seeing you there!

Street Law General Body Meeting
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m., Room 5B
Come learn about the opportunity to teach a variety of legal subjects to local high school students alongside practicing attorneys from local firms and companies. This is a great opportunity to give back to the local community and network with lawyers in the Atlanta area. Lunch will be provided.

Study Smarter - Getting Ready for Exams: The Practice Exam
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 1B
Come hear from Dean Brokaw, the Dean's Teaching Fellows, and the Office of Academic Engagement & Student Success on how to succeed academically, talk to professors, and get the best grade you can get.

Study Smarter - Introduction to Course Selection
Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 1C
Come hear from Dean Brokaw, the Dean's Teaching Fellows, and the Office of Academic Engagement & Student Success on how to succeed academically, talk to professors, and get the best grade you can get.

Have student loan questions? Stop by the Student Commons!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12: 00 p.m., Student Commons
A representative from the financial aid office will be at a table in the student commons to answer your questions.

Loan Default Prevention Workshop
Monday, October 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m., Room 1B
This workshop will provide students with advice and tools to avoid defaulting on their student loans.

Study SmarterGetting Ready for Exams: Effective Tips on Planning/
Preparing for Exams
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:15 p.m., Room 1C
Come hear from Dean Brokaw, the Dean's Teaching Fellows, and the Office of Academic Engagement & Student Success on how to succeed academically, talk to professors, and get the best grade you can get.
Policy Reminder: Animals in Buildings
Because of restrictions governing University insurance policies and for the interest in the welfare of faculty, staff, and students, it is the policy of Emory University that animals not be permitted in University buildings, including Gambrell Hall. This policy does not apply to service animals such as guide dogs, or certified pet therapy dogs as part of an official program. For those seeking accommodations for a service animal, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services or 404-727-9877.
Call for Applications for Emory's Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Team
The American Intellectual Property Society (AIPLA) conducts the Giles Sutherland Rich (GSR) Moot Court competition every year. The competition generally involves one or more issues of patent law and may involve trademark, copyright, and litigation issues. Teams prepare 30-page appellant and appellee briefs. Teams also participate in an oral argument competition. 

Emory’s GSR Moot Court program is run by the IP Society’s GSR Moot Court Committee in conjunction with Emory faculty advisors. Each year, Emory sends two teams with two students per team to compete – submitting briefs in early February and competing in the Atlanta Regional oral argument competition in March. Competing team members are eligible to earn one Pass/Fail Credit in Spring. 

All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to apply for Emory's GSR Moot Court 2018-19 team. We are currently seeking competing and alternate team members. Alternate team members will read and provide feedback on written briefs and act as bench judges during oral arguments practice. In return, alternate team members are guaranteed a spot on a competing team for the following season.

Written application materials: Your application must include the following:
• Law school resume 
• Statement of interest (one paragraph)
• Writing sample – preferably a legal brief (name removed)
• Team preference (competing, alternate, either)

The written application materials deadline is on Friday, September 21, at 11:59 p.m. Applications should be submitted to Kimberlee Thompson.

An oral advocacy exercise is tentatively scheduled for the week of October 22, 2018.

Selection Process: 
GSR Moot Court team members will be selected based on a combination of enrollment and satisfactory performance in intellectual property law courses; other experience or interest in intellectual property law; experience in moot court or related courses, if any; evidence of excellence in writing; evidence of commitment to representing the school in an external competition; and oral advocacy skills.
11th Circuit Staff Attorneys Office
On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 12:15-1:30 p.m., in classroom 1C, several attorneys from the 11th Circuit Staff Attorneys Office in Atlanta will talk about postgraduate employment opportunities:Jason Brener, senior staff attorney; Graham Burkhalter 16L; Rebecca Covington 17L; Kevin Kim 18L.

Lunch will be served!
Student Volunteer Opportunities 
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (GLA), with support and consultation with California Lawyers for the Arts, will present The Georgia Art for Justice Forum to expand the role that art can play in addressing mass incarceration and criminal justice reform in Georgia. As part of this forum, GLA will hold a symposium at Emory Law on Friday, September 28, including panel discussions and facilitated dialogues related to these issues.  Students are needed to volunteer throughout the day to assist with registration, directing attendees, and other tasks as needed.  To volunteer, email Rita Sheffey with "Art of Justice Volunteer" on the subject line, indicating the times that day you are available to assist.


The Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) is teaming up with the 11th Circuit Appellate Practice Institute for AJEI's annual meeting in Atlanta November 8-11, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.  The event will be attended by state appellate judges from around the country as well as 11th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, lawyers, and staff attorneys.  Information about the conference is available at this link.» Student volunteers are needed to serve as timekeepers during programming sessions, to help organize a race, and for other tasks as needed.  To volunteer, email Rita Sheffey with "AJEI Volunteer" on the subject line, indicating the days and times you are available to volunteer.
2018 EPIC Conference 
October 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m., Tull Auditorium
Mark your calendars! The 2018 EPIC Conference will take place at Emory University School of Law on Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The EPIC Conference is a great opportunity for students, faculty, and attorneys in the Atlanta community to learn about an issues in public interest work. Event attendance satisfies student the conference requirement for EPIC grants applications. CLE credit is also available for attorneys. Lunch will be provided for all who attend.
The flyer on the digital screens around the Law School is for our annual Student Photo Contest. Five winners will be selected and will receive a monetary prize. Email Kailyn Brooks with questions. For more information about the contest, check out the website
2018 Kagan Horowitz Practice Society Premiere
Are you still considering your options for legal practice? Looking to expand your network and meet more attorneys in your areas of interest? Join us for the Kagan-Horowitz Practice Society Premiere on Wednesday, September 26th in the Student Commons. This annual event is your chance to “window shop” the many Practice Societies and talk with practicing attorneys in each of these areas. Hors-d'oeuvres and beverages will be served throughout the evening. Student check-in is at 5:30 pm. 

Please RSVP via Symplicity by clicking: Events/Workshops/Practice Society Premiere 2018/RSVP.
Public International Law Career Panel
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:30 p.m., Hunter Atrium
Interested in international law? Come hear about careers in public international law at Public International Law Career Panel, hosted by the Center for International and Comparative Law. Speakers include: Shana Tabak, executive director of Tahirih Justice Center; David Mandel-Anthony, Office of Global Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of State; Siobhan McInerney-Lankford, World Bank. Lunch will be provided.
Unpaid Internships with Judge Gail Tusan
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan is seeking both law students (2L or 3L) and recent graduates to work with her on a volunteer (unpaid) basis, for approximately 10-15 hours per week through the end of the semester (students) or the year (graduates).  

Please submit a resume, a five-page writing sample, and email expressing interest to Judge Tusan's judicial assistant, Harriett Ford. Applications are currently being accepted until September 27. 
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