1.14.2020

Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition


Applications are open for American Constitution Society’s National Student Writing Competition that honors Constance Baker Motley, a civil rights leader, elected official, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench. This competition is open to all current law students who are dues-paying ACS members, and all student papers that further a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy are welcome. Entrants are encouraged to interpret this topic broadly, and we encourage submissions on a variety of substantive areas including, but not limited to, criminal justice, disability rights, freedom of speech, immigration, money in politics (including judicial elections), LGBTQ+ rights, privacy, racial equality, religion, role of state attorneys general, separation of powers and federalism, and whistleblower protection.

Submissions will be judged by a prestigious selection committee including federal judges and leading academics. The author of the top submission will receive $3,000 and an offer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and the authors of the two runner-up submissions will each receive $1,000.

Find more competition details and application information here. Deadline to Apply: February 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Sixth Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Journal Writing Competition

The Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association announce the Sixth Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Journal Writing Competition for all students attending an accredited ABA law school within New York State.  The winner of the competition will be guaranteed publicaton within the New York State Bar Assocation's Elder and Special Needs Law Journal (ESNLI)in addition two prizes of $1,000.00 each to the top two entries, and complimentary one-year membership in the ESNL Section. 

Prior winners have been invited to the Fall Meeting of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section where they were presented with their prize and a copy of the ESNU with their published articles. The requirements of the Sixth Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Journal Writing Competition are as follows:

Your article MUST be based on a pertinent topic within the elder and/or special needs law field(s), two historically underserved and diverse populations.

The article MUST be submitted in the form of a Word document. Please do not use Word Perfect or .docx, since our editing staff does not have tools to support such formats. If you plan on converting your document, please check your formatting.

Bold the title of your article, include your name directly underneath, single space the text and double space between paragraphs.

Indent the first line of the paragraph 0.5 (under "Paragraph" see "Special" and choose first line option). All other margins (i.e. right and left margins) should measure "1.0." The NYSBA will re­ configure your article for two columns, as per the format of the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal; as a result, you need not do so.

If your article warrants the use of an organizational structure, then please employ A, B, C... for headings, separating the text and balding the headings. Subheadings should then read as follows: 1, 2,
3... and sub-subheadings a, b, c .... Should you choose to utilize bullet points, numbering, or lettering throughout your article please do so consistently.

It is important that your source materials, non-original ideas, and references, etc. must be accurately attributed and in the appropriate Bluebook format .

The article should contain endnotes . Please utilize the automatic endnote function within Word, because it allows for easy editing. Use Arabic numerals {1, 2, 3...) .

Please include a short biography along with your article of about 500 words, as well as a copy of your most recent working resume. Also include a photo of yourself, so that it may appear alongside your article in either the format of a jpeg or tif file. If you do not wish to include your photo, please state such on a separate piece of paper, as it is not required.

Each of your submissions must be fully complete, and you may not re-edit, or send additional information subsequent to receipt by the editorial board.

Submitted articles are due by Sunday, March 22, 2020, and no extensions will be granted. Please E-MAIL your submissions to BOTH of the following e-mail addresses:
jse mina ra@gylawny.co m and kimtrigoboff.esq@gmail.com

If you wish to MAIL your submissions, please mail them to BOTH: Joanne Seminara, Esq., Co-Vice Chair, ESNU

Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP
9201 Fourth Avenue, 61h Fl. 
Brooklyn, NY 11209

-AND-

Kim F. Trigoboff, Esq., Co-Vice Chair, ESNU
1140 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Fl., 
New York , NY 10036

The editorial board of the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is excited to read your articles, and the Elder Law and Special Needs Section is eager to include a new and diverse group of soon-to-be attorneys within its current dialogue. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Sixth Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Journal Writing Competition, please contact the ESNU Assistant Production Editor, Lauren Enea, at the following email address: l.enea@esslawfirm.com.

New York Bar Foundation Fellowships


The New York Bar Foundation is currently accepting applications for the following fellowships: 


Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship

Value: $6,000           Deadline: February 7, 2020

The Fellowship will be awarded to up to four current first (1L) or second (2L) year law students to work on antitrust and related matters in the public and private sector in the State of New York during the Summer of 2020.



Jana Springer Behe Corporate Counsel Section Fellowship

Value: $7,000           Deadline: February 7, 2020

The fellowship will be awarded to one second year (2L) law student from a New York law school from under-represented groups capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities.  The fellowship will take place at Disability Rights New York, Albany, New York during the summer of 2020.



Senior Lawyers Section Fellowship

Value: $5,000           Deadline: February 7, 2020

The fellowship will be awarded to a New York Law student (1L, 2L, 3L) who is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section to intern with a legal service agency to work on legal needs of seniors during the summer of 2020.



Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship

Value: $5,000           Deadline: February 7, 2020

The Fellowship will be awarded to two first-year (1L) or second-year (2L) law students who are currently enrolled in law schools in the State of New York to work in trusts and estates law positions in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer of 2020.



Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Fellowship

Value: $5,000           Deadline: March 20, 2020

The fellowship is open to all first year (1L) students and second year (2L) students as of spring 2020 semester enrolled in a law school in the State of New York.


Visit www.tnybf.org to learn more about our fellowships and scholarships.

12.17.2019

Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

The Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest is a highly regarded legal writing competition that encourages and rewards law students for their outstanding writing on business law topics. Entries to the contest may be submitted by current JD students.

The contest winner is awarded $1,000 and their entry will be considered for publication in The Business Lawyer. The deadline to submit an essay is February 15, 2020.

12.12.2019

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship

The ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship is a summer program that provides business law clerkship placements for qualified diverse second year law students. Participating clerks receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices. Roles and responsibilities of selected participants include but are not limited to researching cases, drafting memoranda and opinions, observing trials, and networking with local attorneys and judges. 

Participants receive a $3,000 stipend to offset participation costs. Applications are due January 8, 2020. To view qualifications and application requirements, visit ambar.org/blclerkship

2020 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship


Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship
Value: $6,000           Deadline: February 7, 2020

The Fellowship will be awarded to up to four current first (1L) or second (2L) year law students to work on antitrust and related matters in the public and private sector in the State of New York during the Summer of 2020.


12.05.2019

The Hon. Judith S. Kaye Children and the Law Committee Scholarship

Value: up to $2,500           Deadline: December 9, 2019
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce applications are being accepted for the Honorable Judith S. Kaye Children and the Law Committee Scholarship.

The scholarship, valued up to $2,500, will be awarded to three (3) – five (5) students enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis during the 2019-2020 academic year in an accredited undergraduate or post high school certificate program.   The scholarship opportunity is available to students who will age out or have aged out of foster care with a permanency goal of Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA) and are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or post high school certificate program during the 2019-2020 academic year. Students must demonstrate a school-related financial need beyond tuition that is not being met by other sources