Writing Competition

Missouri Law Review Patent Law Writing Competition: $5,000 Award

The Missouri Law Review announces a student writing competition in association with its annual Symposium to be held February 25, 2011, at the University of Missouri School of Law. Submissions should fit with the symposium topic of “The Patent Jurisprudence of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.” The winner will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize.

More information is available at:

Deadline: Friday, 1/14/2011

Award: $5,000

Admissions – Volunteers Needed

The Admissions Office is seeking law students to assist with our January Open House on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Volunteers are requested as follows:

Check-In and Welcome – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: One or two students are needed to assist with check-in of our guests. This will involve distributing information packets, shaking hands, smiling, and being friendly.

Building Tours – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Several students are needed to guide 20-minute building tours before the panel discussion. If you have never given a tour of the building before, don’t worry – I will provide you with notes to help you along.

Student/Alumni Panel – 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: A mix of full-time and part-time students is needed for a 30-minute panel discussion about life as a law student. Most of the people in attendance at this event will be applying for admission to the fall 2010 entering class, so their level of familiarity with law school will likely be fairly low. This panel is about the basics – how much do you study per week, where do you live, how does law school affect your relationship with your wife/husband/family, what you like about law school, what you don’t like, etc. Each panelist will have 3-5 minutes to speak individually, and there will be approximately 5-10 minutes for questions from the audience.

If you are available to help, please e-mail Ivy Washington-Marshall (ikw1@uakron.edu) at your earliest opportunity.

The Admissions Office has historically received a tremendous amount of support from the student body for our events. Your continued assistance is extremely important in making these open houses successful. Thank you so much for your help, and we appreciate your support!