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Become a State Bar of Wisconsin Law Student Associate today and take steps now to boost your future legal career. The State Bar of Wisconsin offers a variety of resources to help you connect with the legal profession while you’re a student. You can network with your future colleagues at events, stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the law, and access research and career resources.

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Public Utility Law Section's Writing Competition

The author of the best student article, as judged by the Public Utility Law Section Board of Directors, will receive an award of $400 in cash.

The competition is open to all J.D. candidates at the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University. Only one submission per year per student will be accepted for consideration. A submission from a previous year may not be resubmitted in a subsequent year for consideration.

Academic credit may also be available; the Public Utility Law Section Board of Directors suggests that students check with the appropriate professor or instructor.

The subject matter of the articles may relate to any branch of public utility law, including electric energy and natural gas (e.g., renewable energy or greenhouse gas regulation), water (e.g., water conservation and efficiency), or telecommunications (e.g., regulation of broadband as a common carrier). The judges will evaluate each submission on several criteria, including complexity and difficulty of topic, depth and quality of analysis, relevance and timeliness of topic and organization and clarity of writing style.

The submission deadline is October 30, 2016.

For a full list of competition rules and details, please contact Megan Zurbriggen at org mzurbriggen wisbar wisbar mzurbriggen org.

Become a Law Student Liaison for a State Bar Section

The Family Law Section of the State Bar is interested in recruiting a law student liaison to serve on its Board. The position would start as soon as possible and conclude on June 30, 2017. The successful candidate will be required to participate in the Family Law Section Board meetings (4 quarterly meetings with teleconference options) and may participate in any Family Law Section events.

To be eligible, the candidate must be a law student in good standing during the one-year term. To apply, students should send a cover letter and resume to Nicole Williams Buttery, the State Bar Section Coordinator, at org nwilliamsbuttery wisbar wisbar nwilliamsbuttery org. The deadline is September 30, 2016.

The Public Utilities Law Section of the State Bar is interested in recruiting a law student liaison to serve on its Board. The position would start as soon as possible and conclude on June 30, 2017.

The duties include participating in several board meetings per year (some by phone), as well as participating in occasional projects that a board member is willing to undertake. New ideas are welcome!

To be eligible, the candidate must be a law student in good standing during the one-year term. To apply, students should send a statement of interest and resume to Nicole Williams Buttery, the State Bar Section Coordinator, at org nwilliamsbuttery wisbar wisbar nwilliamsbuttery org. The deadline is September 30, 2016.

 

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