Tuesday, March 24, 2015


The Membership, Diversity, and Law Students and Clerks Committees of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) present:


Thursday, April 2, 2015

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Lisa Dunner, Managing Partner, Dunner Law PLLC
Barbara Murphy, Partner, Foster, Murphy, Altman & Nickel, PC
Reynaldo Barcelo, Partner, Barcelo, Harrison, and Walker LLP
Graciella Cowger, Partner, Stolowitz, Ford & Cowger LLP
Brittany Maxey, Owner, Maxey Law Offices PLLC

Mike Mireles, Professor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Please join us for a panel discussion about starting your own law firm. The panelists will discuss the challenges of starting and maintaining a small law firm. The panel will examine issues related to transitioning from an established law firm and developing clients, as well as discussing the personal satisfaction of managing and working in your own law firm.

Private Practitioner Cost:
FCBA Member – Complimentary
Non-Member $120

Government/Academic/Retired Cost:
FCBA Member/ Students – Complimentary
Non-Member $35

To register for this Program, please follow these instructions:
1) To participate via the teleconference, please visit our registration website: www.fedcirbar.org/events.
2) Law Students can participate in this program complimentary.
3) This is a non-CLE program.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Opportunity for 2Ls: The 2015 Ms. JD Fellowship

There's still time to apply for Ms. JD's Fellowship!

The Ms. JD Fellowship is one of our most popular programs. It promotes mentoring and professional development. We've extended the fellowship application deadline to March 27th! Not sure if the Ms. JD Fellowship is right for you? Read one Fellow's experience here. You'll also want to check out Acing Law School, a free e-book written by the 2013 Ms. JD Fellows.
When you're ready to apply, click the link below!

Apply Here!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Career Panel on International Environmental Law
A FREE non-CLE program proudly presented by ABA Section of International Law, International Environmental Law Committee in cooperation with the George Washington University Law School, including the Environmental Law Association
Monday, March 23, 2014
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
George Washington University Law School
Faculty Conference Center, 5th Floor Burns Room 505
2000 H Street, NW
Washington DC, 20052
Light refreshments will be provided.
A panel of distinguished practitioners from a private firm, the federal government, a nonprofit and an international organization will discuss their current work, their career paths and will provide advice for individuals who are interested in the field of international environmental law. Practitioners in the field of international environmental law deal with fascinating, surprising and complex issues addressing one of the most important challenges confronting humanity - how to ensure that current and future generations can survive and prosper sustainably in harmony with the Earth’s environment. Networking and light refreshments will follow the presentations.
Bill Thomas, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Of Counsel
See http://www.willkie.com/professionals/t/thomas-william-l
Dave Gravallese, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser, Attorney-AdviserSee http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/uncategorized/international_law/dave_gravallese.pdf

Eric Bilsky, Oceana, Assistant General Counsel and Senior Litigator
See http://oceana.org/about-oceana/people-partners/oceana-staff/eric-bilsky
Charles DiLeva, World Bank, Chief Counsel of the Environmental and International Law UnitSee http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/uncategorized/international_law/charles_e_di_leva.pdf
- Emily Hildreth, International Environmental Law Committee
Current law students and practitioners from the DC metro area are welcome and encouraged to attend in-person. The event will be webcast and recorded for those who are outside the DC metro area.
For more information about the ABA International Environmental Law Committee, please see: http://apps.americanbar.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=IC940000

Monday, March 16, 2015

National Association of Women Lawyers
2015 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition
The National Association of Women Lawyers ("NAWL") is a national organization devoted to promoting the interests and progress of women lawyers and women's legal rights. Since 1899, NAWL has served as an educational forum and active voice for the concerns of women lawyers in this country and abroad. Through its programs and networks, NAWL provides the tools for women in the profession to advance, prosper, and enrich the profession. 
NAWL has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. 

The rules for the competition are as follows:
Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. The most recent winning paper wasThe Decriminalization of Rape on America's College Campuses: How Federal Sex Discrimination Policy has Diminished the Role of the Criminal Justice System in Combatting Sexual Violence written by Danielle Elizabeth DeBold, who was a 3L at New York University School of Law. View the paper here.
Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2014-15 school year. The essays must be the law student author's own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers written by students for coursework or independent study during the Summer, Fall or Spring semesters are eligible for submission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.
FORMAT: Essays must be double-spaced in 12-point, Times New Roman font. All margins must be one inch. Entries must not exceed fifteen (15) pages of text, excluding notes, with footnotes placed as endnotes. Citation style should conform to The Bluebook - A Uniform System of Citation. Essays longer than fifteen pages of text, excluding notes, or that are not in the required format may not be read.
JUDGING: NAWL and the Women Lawyers Journal designees will judge the competition. Essays will be judged based upon content, exhaustiveness of research, originality, writing style, and timeliness.
QUESTIONS: Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to the Writing Competition Chair, Professor Jennifer Martin at jmartin@stu.edu.
SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE: Entries must be received by May 1, 2015.
Entries received after the deadline will be considered only at the discretion of NAWL. Entries must include a cover letter providing the title of the essay, school affiliation, email address, phone number, and mailing address of the author. Entries must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word via email to jmartin@stu.edu.

AWARDThe author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay in the Women Lawyers Journal