You can stay connected to SLU LAW by volunteering your time and expertise through a variety of opportunities.
Moot Court Judging
Billiken Barrister Invitational Tournament
Lawyers are needed to serve as volunteer judges for the Billiken Barrister Invitational Tournament mock trial program held on SLU's campus. Thirty-two teams of 8-10 undergraduate, pre-law students from colleges across the U.S. compete against each other for top honors in this program. Volunteer judges work with volunteer SLU law students to evaluate the competing teams. Volunteers are asked to serve in 3-hour blocks of time. The tournament takes place each fall. Self-study CLE credit is available; program CLE credit is possible.
For more information, contact Kelley McConttrell or call at (314) 977-3695.
Each fall and spring approximately 30 attorneys are needed to help critique our second and third year students as they argue in teams before mock appellate benches. Attorneys sitting in two or three person benches hear arguments from teams of students. Evening or Saturday morning commitments are available. Complete bench briefs are provided.
For more information, contact Paige Canfield or call at (314) 977-3476.
First Year Arguments
Each spring over 50 attorneys are needed to coach first year law students through their 1L oral arguments. Students argue a motion before a mock trial bench. One student represents the moving party, the second the non-moving party. Evening or Saturday morning commitments are available. Complete bench briefs are provided. For more information, contact Chris Rollins or call at (314) 977-2763.
Public Interest Law Volunteer Opportunities
Stand Down for Homeless Veterans
Law students, faculty and alumni volunteers provide free legal services to homeless veterans at the annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event. Several hundred veterans attend the event, which takes place on a Saturday in April, and receive a variety of free services, from haircuts to job counseling. Students and faculty primarily assist those veterans with outstanding warrants on minor criminal matters. Along with the various judges, prosecutors and clerks in attendance, students are usually able to resolve veterans' cases that same day. For more information, contact the School of Law Legal Clinics at (314) 977-2778.
Small Group Speaker
Food For Thought
Three times each semester the Alumni Relations office hosts the Food for Thought speaker series. This series is an opportunity for an alumna or alumnus of the law school to share insights and practical experience with 10-12 current students. The speaker shares his or her area(s) of expertise with the students on campus over lunch. For more information, contact Amanda Goldsmith or call at (314) 977-4141.