Employment Law Scholarship

The employment law attorneys at Strianese PLLC are interested in supporting students with strong academic credentials, demonstrating financial need, and an interest in attending law school and focusing on employment law issues.

The scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 and will be presented in the spring semester of 2017.

The deadline for this scholarship is December 31, 2016.


  • The application is awarded primarily based upon merit & need.
  • Applicant must be attending college or law school by the Spring Semester of 2017.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. 
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
For further information and application please visit the link below.


Albertson & Davidson's 2016 Scholarship

At the law firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP we understand that obtaining an education is the pathway to success for many young Americans, which is why we are pleased to announce that we will be awarding $2,500 college scholarship to the winner of our newly created essay contest. By creating this award, we hope to help the next generation of students realize their educational and professional goals.

Essay Question:
Courts in the United States have little power to change the terms of a valid will, even if some of its terms seem unfair to people who would normally expect to inherit assets. Do you think that it should be legal to disinherit your spouse or children, and should courts be able to change the terms of a will that they decide is unfair? Why or why not? 

Scholarship eligibility and application requirements:
The Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship is open to individuals who are currently attending or are planning on attending an accredited United States college or university during the fall 2016 semester.

Essays must be submitted by August 24,2016 to aldavscholarship@gmail.com.

For further information please visit: http://www.aldavlaw.com/scholarship/.


Duffy Law Scholarship

At Duffy Law, LLC, LLC, our Connecticut criminal defense attorneys value education and helping those in need. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering a yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending college or graduate school in the near future.


In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

"Why is it important to society that males and females be given equal opportunity to participate in youth and college sports?"


Essays must be received by 9am EST July 15, 2016.


The winner will be chosen according to the following set of criteria:

1. Application guidelines followed
2. Quality of writing
3. Thoughtfulness of answer

For further information please visit the link below.


2016 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.

Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.

The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Prize will be presented during the annual American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the Unites States in Washington, DC on November 5, 2016.

The submission deadline is July 1, 2016.

Rules for the Warren E. Burger Prize writing competition are available on the American Inns of Court website at www.innsofcourt.org/burgerprize.


Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition

The Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition was created to promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies. Students who have graduated from law school but who are not yet practicing law due to clerkships or other similar pursuits are also invited to submit papers.

Scholarly paper relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed, consisting of 9,000 - 13,000 words, including footnotes. Eligible papers must be typed, thoroughly cited and presented in a format suitable for publication, with no additional editing requirements. Papers must conform to bluebook requirements and may includes footnotes. Papers prepared for academic coursework are permitted.

All papers will be reviewed for their conformity to the above requirements and for their substantive treatment of the topic. Awards will be presented at the Religious Liberty Award Dinner in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Top entries will receive the following awards:

First Place: $4000 cash award.

Second Place: $3000 cash award.

Third Place: $2000 cash award.

Honorable Mention: Four $1000 cash award.

All papers must be submitted on or before July 1, 2016.


Stephen E. Herrmann Environmental Writing Award

The American College of Environmental Lawyers announces its annual Stephan E. Herrmann Environmental Writing Award for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Herrmann Award is a stipend of $3,500 to the author of the winning submission, whether an article, note, case comment or essay, and $500 to the submitting law journal. The winner of the Herrmann Award will be invited to present his or her submission to the Fellows at the ACOEL Annual Meeting.

Student edited law journals or equivalent publications published by accredited U.S. law schools are eligible to submit annually a single candidate article, note, case comment or essay selected for its ability to promote understanding of legal issues in the broad field of environmental law, including natural resources law or environmental or resources aspects of energy law.

The submission deadline is June 10, 2016.

More details and submission information are available in the link below.


Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2015-2016

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is pleased to announce the Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2015-2016, which is co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor & Employment  Law.

Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2015. Graduate Students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible. Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar.

  • Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine. 
  • Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country. 
First Place: $3000, Second Place:$1000, Third Place: $500.
  • The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author will be a guest at the annual CLE program, of the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Articles must be submitted by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2016. 

More information regarding the competition rules can be found below.