3L Weekly Docket

This edition of the 3L Weekly Docket features fellowship opportunities in tax law and one at the University of Wisconsin, a public interest blog writing competition, the International Institute of Space Law’s Galloway Symposium with $700 stipends available, a CLE event with Frost Brown Todd in Indianapolis, and early bird registration for Ms. JD’s conference in March.

Job Opportunity: Christine A. Brunswick Public Interest Fellowship, funded by the ABA Tax Section, November 16 Deadline

 The Fellowship allows a recent law school graduate to work in tax, in the public interest, for two years.  The deadline for submission of applications (November 16, 2018) is fast approaching, but there’s still time.
You can find all of the necessary information, including information about current and former Fellows and their projects here:
https://www.americanbar.org/groups/taxation/awards/psfellowship/  Fellowship recipients and their projects have often been featured in the Pro Bono Matters column in the ABA’s Tax Times e-publication, thanks to the tireless work of our colleague Francine Lipman.

Read more and apply here.

Job Opportunity: University of Wisconsin William H. Hastie Fellowship, Due February 1


The University of Wisconsin Law School seeks applications for the William H. Hastie Fellowship. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.

For over forty years, the Hastie Fellowship has helped aspiring scholars from underrepresented communities in the legal academy prepare for a career in law teaching. Hastie Fellows devote the majority of their time to their own research agenda, researching and writing scholarly articles with support from a faculty advisor and the Hastie Fellowship Committee. During their residence, Hastie Fellows become part of the rich intellectual community at the University of Wisconsin, participating in workshops, symposia, and colloquia at the law school and broader campus community. Hastie Fellows participate in the entry-level law teaching market during the fellowship’s second year, and receive support and mentoring from the faculty. Most fellows also elect to teach or co-teach a course in an area of their interest during their second year in residence. Upon the successful completion of their work, typically involving the preparation of two publishable articles, fellows may elect to receive an LL.M.

Since the program was founded in 1973, over thirty Hastie Fellows have completed the program and secured academic appointments. They are a distinguished presence across American legal education, and three have gone on to serve as law school deans. The Hastie Fellowship continues to play a remarkable role in encouraging and developing scholars from underrepresented communities and in preparing them to succeed in the legal academic market and in the academy.

For more information about the program and the application process, please visit law.wisc.edu/grad/fellow_hastie.html.

Public interest Blog writing competition

Law students are invited to submit a blog post on any public interest law topic for the Equal Justice Works 2018 Law Student Blog Post Writing Competition. To be considered, submit a blog post 1000 words or less on any public interest law topic. Winners will be featured as our guest blogger, the winning post will be shared on all of our social media platforms, and winners will receive a gift card prize!

Learn more about this competition here and click here to submit your post. E-mail students@equaljusticeworks.org with any questions.

International Institute of Space Law’s Galloway Symposium, Washington DC, December 5, $700 Travel stipends available


The International Institute of Space Law’s Annual Galloway Symposium brings together speakers and panelists from all over the United States and the world will come together to share their knowledge and thoughts on the pressing issues in space today. The Galloway Symposium will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Cosmos Club at 2121 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008.

The University of Nebraska College of Law’s Space, Cyber, and Telecom (SCT) Law Program was selected by NASA to establish the Space Law Network (SLN). As part of this program, SCT leadership, Professor and Co-Director Matt Schaefer and Executive Director Elsbeth Magilton will be offering a special Introduction to Space Law and Careers sessions:

• Tuesday, December 4, 2:30pm to 4:30pm EST at Fish and Richardson (tentative location), 1000 Maine Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20024: Elsbeth Magilton will lead a pre-conference session on Space Law 101 and introduction to the field, as well as some career counseling to help students make the most of their experience at the conference the following day.
• Wednesday, December 5: The Galloway Symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. EST. Matt Schaefer will moderate the symposium’s final session from approximately 4:15PM-5:30PM focusing on our Space Law Network students and space law career tracks. This session will host approximately eight space lawyers who will each give a 3-minute lightning talk (“what I do,” “path I took there,” advice) followed by 15-20 minutes of Q&A.
· Directly following the conference, the American Society of International Law is hosting their annual Holiday Party and is welcoming Galloway attendees and Space Law Network students to that mixer event after the symposium.

The program will provide law students from across the country with an opportunity to defray the costs of attending both the Introduction to Space Law and Careers session and the Galloway Symposium through a travel grant that will disburse as reimbursement for hotel, rail, and/or airfare. Students who reside outside the upper east coast and do not live close enough to take a train into Washington, D.C. are eligible for up to $700.

Timeline for Applications (read carefully)
The application will open Monday, October 29. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will begin rolling decisions Monday, November 12 as we fill spots to allow students as much time as possible for travel planning. The application portal will close on Monday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Final notifications will go out no later than November 26.

Galloway Symposium Registration
Students must register separately for Galloway (free). IISL will release that registration soon.

Attire: Business Attire is required for this event.

Website: https://nespacegrant.infoready4.com/
Enter the information into the application at https://nespacegrant.infoready4.com/ . The quality of the application responses is a major factor in selection. Spend extra time proofreading this document to ensure your essay responses are as complete as possible. Applications will be reviewed and scored with the top-ranked applicants receiving travel grant awards. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

If selected, a travel grant of an amount to be determined will be paid as a reimbursement toward a student’s actual airfare, rail, and/or hotel costs. Reimbursement takes place only after successful completion of the travel and the requirements of the award, including a trip report. Awarded students will need to keep copies of original, itemized receipts in order to be reimbursed. Reimbursement can only be made to the individual who made the purchase; be sure to purchase your own airfare, rail, and hotel. Students cannot be reimbursed for purchases made with gift cards, vouchers, frequent flyer miles, etc. Reimbursements are subject to federal grant and state university policies and procedures.

If you are uncertain if an airfare or hotel cost may not be eligible for reimbursement, please email nasa.nebraska@unomaha.edu PRIOR to making the purchase.

Proposal Information for the Application:
• Proposal Title: Your Last Name Galloway DC Space Law 2018 (example: Smith Galloway DC Space Law 2018)
• Start Date: 11/01/18
• End Date: 12/31/18
• Faculty Mentor Information: Michaela Lucas, mlucas@unomaha.edu, (402) 554-2686

For Questions about the Application Process and Portal Contact:
Michaela Lucas, mlucas@unomaha.edu, (402) 554-2686

For Questions about ABILA and the Session Curriculum Contact:
Elsbeth Magilton, Elsbeth@unl.edu, (402) 472-1662

Networking event: Notre Dame Lawyer Committee’s Annual CLE With A Purpose

When: December 12, 2018 from 4-5 PM

Where: Frost Brown Todd, 201 N. Illinois Street (Suite 1900), Indianapolis

What: Patrick Olmstead will moderate a discussion with Judge Certo on professionalism and civility in the legal profession

Cost: $30

After the CLE, please join us for a Happy Hour!

*Sponsored by Lewis Wagner*

This year, our CLE with benefit the Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis’s Shamrock Sacks initiative. This initiative provides meals to kids in Indianapolis over the holidays who normally receive free and reduced lunches at school. The ND Lawyer Committee will donate a portion of the proceeds to the initiative and we encourage attendees to bring monetary donations if they feel so inclined. Come get ethics (*pending approval) and support a great cause!

RSVP for the CLE to Jessica Schnelker (jschnelker@fbtlaw.com) or Matthew Treadwell (matthew.k.treadwell@gmail.com)

Conference: Early Bird registration is open for
Ms. JD’s 11th Annual Conference on Women in the Law: Speak Up, March 14-15


March 14- 15, 2019
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Ms. JD’s 11th Annual Conference on Women in the Law: Speak Up will be held on March 15, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The conference will kick off on March 14, 2019 with the Ms. JD Honors reception, where we will honor the recipients of the Ms. JD Honors awards. March 15th will be a full day conference featuring panels, a keynote lunch, break out sessions and a closing reception.  Early bird registration is currently available by clicking here.  Don’t miss out on the great Early Bird rates!

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