This Week's Events 


Green New Deal Discussion  | Monday, March 18, 2019, 12:15 - 1:15pm Room 1B

Health Law Society General Body Meeting  | Monday, March 18, 2019, 12:15 - 1:15pm Room 5A

Discussion with Ilya Shapiro about the Border Wall: Is it Actually Constitutional?  | Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 11:30am - 12:30pm Hunter Atrium

Student/Faculty Research Assistant Mixer  | Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 4 - 5pm Room G575

CFELS & EPIC Networking Event  | Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6 - 8pm Hunter Atrium

Chai Chats with SALSA: Mental Health  | Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12 - 2pm Room 5E

Litigation Society's Attorney Panel: Insights into the Practice of Law  | Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12 - 2pm Room 1D

Rising 2L & 3L Q&A on the Bar Exam and Course Selection  | Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:15 - 1:45pm Room 1E

Spring 2019 Transactional Law Information Meeting  | Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:30 - 1:30pm 1C

Federal Bar Association - Reception & Elections  | Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 4 - 5pm Room G575

AtlAS Lecture-International Commercial Arbitration and National Courts: Reflections on a Complex but Indispensable Relationship  | Thursday, March 21, 2019, 11am - 12pm Tull Auditorium

The Safe Country Concept In International Agreements and Strategic Litigation: What can Europe Learn from other Regional Systems?  | Thursday, March 21, 2019, 2 - 3:30pm Room 5D

MELSA Norooz Dinner  | Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8 - 9:30pm Sufi's Kitchen

The Purim Party  | Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8 - 11:30pm Emory Chabad House

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

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

16th Annual Shamjam Shuckfest  | Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12 - 3pm Tin Roof Cantina, 2591 Briarcliff NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Dinner with 12 Strangers  | Saturday, March 23, 2019, 6 - 7:30pm Mellow Mushroom 1679 Lavista Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Bioethics & Vulnerability: Exploring the Ethics & Practices of Research Participation, A Presentation by Professor Michael Thomson (University of Leeds School of Law)  | Monday, March 25, 2019, 2 - 3:30pm Room 5B

Bar Examiners' presentation about July bar exam  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12:15 - 1:45pm Room 1E

Upcoming Events 

Green New Deal Discussion
Monday, March 18, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Room 1B
Join the Emory Environmental Law Society & Law School Democrats for lunch and a Q&A with Ted Terry about the Green New Deal and environmental policy in Georgia. Ted is the Mayor of Clarkston, Georgia Democrats Vice Chair of Candidate Recruitment, and Director of the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club. We're so excited to welcome him to Emory Law!

Health Law Society General Body Meeting
Monday, March 18, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Room 5A
We will go over our events schedule for the rest of the semester and meet the new board. We will also have some healthy Panera for lunch!

CFELS & EPIC Networking Event
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Hunter Atrium
Are you looking for a summer internship or just wanting to network with more professionals? If so, join us from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. in Hunter Atrium and network with various attorneys in the public interest and family law fields! The dress code with be business casual and don't forget to bring your business cards! Food will be provided.

Discussion with Ilya Shapiro about the Border Wall: Is it Actually Constitutional?
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Hunter Atrium
Come join the Federalist Society and hear from a member of the Cato Institute, Ilya Shapiro as he discusses the constitutionality of Trump's border wall. Joined also by Professor Volokh, he will discuss what the proper legislative and executive process is to declare an emergency and appropriate the funds necessary to accomplish such a task. Lunch will be provided.

Student/Faculty Research Assistant Mixer
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 4:00 p.m., Room G575
Are you a 1L or 2L interested in a summer research assistant position with a member of the Emory Law Faculty? Join us for the annual Student/Faculty Research Assistant Mixer to network with faculty members and find out more about research opportunities. RSVP here

Chai Chats with SALSA: Mental Health
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Room 5E
Mental health is a critical part of a successful graduate school experience, but something that is rarely addressed in academic settings. The South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA) invites you to drop in for some snacks and a warm cup of chai while we talk about managing stress, breaking down stigma, and the mystery of "self care." We will be enlisting the help of mental health professionals from the office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for this event. Please share any questions or comments you have for CAPS professionals at the RSVP here. All responses will remain anonymous.

Federal Bar Association - Reception & Elections
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Room G575
Come join the Federal Bar Association for a reception and elections for next year's executive board! EVERYONE is encouraged to run for a position. If you are interested, please sign up to run at this link. Note that we will have in-person elections. If you are interested in running for a position but cannot attend elections in person, please email Rashmi Borah  with a 1-2 paragraph statement that someone can read during elections on your behalf.

Litigation Society's Attorney Panel: Insights into the Practice of Law
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Room 1D
Do you ever find yourself asking these questions: 
What kind of law do you want to practice? What is the difference between working for a big firm versus a small firm? What is the job application process like? If these questions keep you up at night, then the Litigation Society's Attorney Panel: Insights into the Practice of Law might be useful for you. The goal of this panel is to give students a chance to ask local attorneys about some of their most pressing questions and expose them to different areas of the law. Planned speakers include lawyers from Finnegan, Greenberg Traurig, and Kaufman & Forman. Lunch will be provided from Chick-Fil-A.

Spring 2019 Transactional Law Information Meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Room 1C
Transactional Law and Skills Program Information Meeting.

AtlAS Lecture-International Commercial Arbitration and National Courts: Reflections on a Complex but Indispensable Relationship
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Tull Auditorium
The guest speaker will be W. Michael Reisman, Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law at the Yale Law School. 
Reception: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in Hunter Atrium
Lecture: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Tull Auditorium To RSVP, please email please email shaw@shawandcompany.net

MELSA Norooz Dinner
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sufi's Kitchen
Come join MELSA for our annual Norooz Dinner! Norooz is the ancient Persian new year's celebration, which has been celebrated across the Middle East for over five thousand years. Marking the official arrival of spring, norooz (meaning "new day") celebrates new growth, prosperity, and well-being for the coming year. Dinner is free and limited to the first 50 guests. 
Please RSVP here.

The Purim Party
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., Emory Chabad House
The Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) will be hosting a Purim party with students from the Medical, Business, and Public Health schools. This will be a great opportunity to kickoff the weekend and keep the good vibes from Spring Break rolling. The goal of Purim is to drink and spend time with friends, so there will be several kegs, cases of wine, and plenty of snacks. Also, our very own law school band will be there jamming out!

The Safe Country Concept In International Agreements and Strategic Litigation: What can Europe Learn from other Regional Systems?
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Room 5D
One of the expressions of international cooperation among States in the field of asylum and migration is the adoption of international agreements that implement the “safe country” concept. This presentation examines the legal background to these concepts and State practice by considering three select case studies: South Africa, Spain and the US. The presentation analyses the legal implications and significance of issues arising and provides a critique of the system and its premises. In particular, the presentation considers whether a multilateral arrangement – such as the Dublin III Regulation or the Canada-US Agreement – has the potential to become a model for the development of an inter-State agreement whereby one of the State Parties effectively delivers all relevant international obligations (including the right to asylum) on behalf of all States bound by such system. The dual nature of the system is analysed, as an operational instrument creating obligations between States while at the same time allowing for the delivery of States’ international obligations towards non-nationals. This presentation will then analyse emerging trends in Europe on strategic litigation in this field, querying the drives and challenges of this approach and considering whether the longer experience of strategic litigation on civil rights protection in other regions of the world, notably the Americas and South Africa can offer insight for European litigation in this area of law.

16th Annual Shamjam Shuckfest
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tin Roof Cantina, 2591 Briarcliff NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
The Emory Grad School Band, “DISORDER IN THE COURT” is performing from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at this all-day oyster fest hosted by Tin Roof Cantina. This mini-festival will feature three other local bands on two stages indoor and outdoor including “These Crowded Streets” (A Dave Mathews Cover Band), “Blair Crimmins & The Hookers”, and “Risky Biscuit.” There will be great food, all the steamed oysters you can eat, as well items from the regular menu
- outdoor games such as  cornhole, beer pong, darts and tons of good music. Tickets are $10 at the door, but a limited amount of advance tickets can be purchased for $5, with the band promo code “CONTEMPT” 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. Lunch will be provided. 

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 and designers and along with the professionals concerned about its business and legal impact. RSVP here

Mandatory Journal Write-On Information Session
Monday, April 1, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tull Auditorium
Representatives from Emory's five law journals will discuss the benefits of being on a journal, as well as the requirements and logistics for participating in the Write-On competition. This meeting is mandatory for anyone who wishes to participate in the Write-On competition in early May. If you have a legitimate conflict, please contact both Rashmi Borah and Natalie Johnson before the meeting date.

Equity Exchange: Know Your Rights And Responsibilities
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Room 5F
This educational session will focus on Sexual Conduct and Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act and Harassment & Discrimination at Emory University. Attendees will also be able to interact with a panel of OEI staff members at each session. Open to Faculty, staff, and students. RSVP here.

CSLR Talks: Big Ideas in Law and Religion
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Room G575
Live filming of CSLR Talks -- 5 leading scholars deliver concise and engaging presentations about the intersections of law and religion. Dr. Allen Calhoun (Aberdeen), “Taxation and Redistribution: What the Christian Tradition Can Teach Us.” Mr. Adam McDuffie (Emory), “America First, Border Walls, and Muslim Bans: A Place-Based Approach to White Nationalism and the Reification of National Identity in a Time of Globalism and Demographic Change.” Ms. Taylor Randleman (Emory), “Pathways to Gender Equality: An Analysis of the Impact the Relationship Between Religion and the State and Committing to CEDAW Have on Women’s Rights.” Dr. Audra Savage (Emory), “The Religion of Race: America’s First Religion.” Prof. Jay Wexler (Boston), “Our Non-Christian Nation: How Atheists, Satanists, Wiccans and Others are Demanding Their Place in American Public Life.” CSLR Talks is an experiment in public digital scholarship at Emory's Center for the Study of Law and Religion. We think that big ideas and interesting people should be available to everyone. We aim to push important conversations about law and religion beyond ivory towers into the public places where we all people live and work.
Visiting Day 2019
This year, we will be welcoming our admitted students and their guests to campus for Visiting Day on Friday, March 29 with our kickoff BBQ. As always, we would love to have you all serve as volunteers for the planned activities.
 
Please sign up for as many shifts as possible by clicking on the following link. Shifts are also for the  The schedule is below for your reference.

Visiting Day Schedule
Schedule of Events Friday, March 29, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join the Emory Law community for a reception honoring future members of the Class of 2022. Casual attire. Details to follow.

Saturday, March 30, 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:15 a.m. Registration and Welcome
9:15 a.m. Law School 101
10:15 a.m. Career Strategy and Employment Report
11:00 a.m. Group Sessions with Emory Law Professors
12:00 p.m. Lunch, Student Organization Fair, and Housing Fair
1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:15 p.m. Financing a Legal Education
2:45 p.m. Student Life Panel
3:30 p.m. Tours of Gambrell Hall and MacMillan Law Library
Ice cream Social to follow
 
Fall Externships & Clinics
Attention 1Ls, 2Ls, AJDs and LLMs! We are still accepting applications for fall Clinics! The application period for general Externships & Small Firm Externships has ended. Please see Symplicity for more details.
National Association of Women Judges Membership Drive
The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) is holding its annual membership drive! NAWJ is committed to diversity in its membership and welcomes both men and women, as well as judicial clerks, attorneys and law students. NAWJ members include federal, state, tribal, military and administrative law judges at both the appellate and trial levels from every state in the nation. Everyone who shares NAWJ’s vision of justice for all is welcome to membership. Learn more about the benefits of a NAWJ membership, visit https://www.nawj.org/join.

Membership for law students is $55. You can register for your membership here!
Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Awards - Application Deadline Tomorrow
Each year, the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee presents eight law students throughout the country with a Regional Public Interest Award. Chosen for their innovation, impact, and commitment to public interest law, each of the students selected is recognized for providing extraordinary service through clinics, volunteer work, internships, and more. Recipients of the Regional Public Interest Awards will receive a $250 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.

In order to apply for the award, students must submit their applications through the Equal Justice Works website and write a personal statement, no longer than two pages, describing your commitment to public interest law. 

The application is open through March 20, 2019.
Rising 2L & 3L Q&A on the Bar Exam and Course Selection
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Room 1E
Come learn about the Bar Exam and course selection. It's never too early or too late to ask your questions. Course selection directly affects bar exam readiness. Dean Brokaw, Jennie Geada Fernandez, Dean's Teaching Fellows will be available to go through this information with you and address any specific questions you may have.
2019 YLD Public Interest Internship Program Summer Grants
Applications for the 2019 YLD Public Interest Internship Program grants are now available here. The deadline to apply is March 29 at 5 p.m.

Law students and recent law school graduates are eligible to apply for a limited number of $5,000 grants to fund unpaid full-time summer internships in public interest law. The Young Lawyers Division created the PIIP grants to help expand the number of students and young lawyers able to pursue opportunities in public interest law.

Qualifications to apply include:
• A secured, unpaid internship in Georgia for the Summer of 2019
• The internship must be for a minimum of 10 weeks and 400 hours

A complete application packet will include:
• A recent resume;
• A personal statement, not to exceed 4 pages double-spaced, that explains why the student has chosen to pursue a career in public interest and
• Employer Verification Form
Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Awards - Application Deadline March 20
Each year, the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee presents eight law students throughout the country with a Regional Public Interest Award. Chosen for their innovation, impact, and commitment to public interest law, each of the students selected is recognized for providing extraordinary service through clinics, volunteer work, internships, and more. Recipients of the Regional Public Interest Awards will receive a $250 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.

In order to apply for the award, students must submit their applications through the Equal Justice Works website and write a personal statement, no longer than two pages, describing your commitment to public interest law. 

The application is open through March 20, 2019.
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