2015 Dominican Bar Association Scholarship Program

The Dominican Bar Association (DBA) seeks to increase the number of Latinos and underrepresented persons in the legal profession.  Each year, the DBA awards individual scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to eligible law students who demonstrate community involvement, academic promise and financial need. 

Law students entering their first, second and third year (and evening students entering their fourth year) at an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school are eligible to apply.  Students working toward their LL.M. degree are not eligible.

The completed scholarship application and the required supplemental materials must be received or emailed by Friday, August 21, 2015 to be considered.  Please click on the following link for the application form and more information about the scholarship: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/fb1c4b730f5d44a82b9383d10/files/2015_DBA_Scholarship_Application_fillable_.pdf

All materials should be emailed to dominicanbarassoc@gmail.com with the subject line "Scholarship Application Enclosed" or mailed to:

The Dominican Bar Association
PO Box 203
New York, NY  10013

Questions about the scholarship can be emailed to dominicanbarassoc@gmail.com until Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by September 12, 2015.  Recipients will be recognized at DBA's 2015 Annual Scholarships Gala on Monday, September 28, 2015


New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law Student Writing Competition

The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is very pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Student Writing Competition.   
Law students are invited to submit to the Committee an article concerning any area of Animal Law. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law. 

The first place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of achievement. The second place winner will receive $500 and a certificate of achievement. 

The deadline for submission is July 31, 2015.


2014-2015 Law Student Writing Competition

The goal of this competition is to promote interest in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and its distinctive role in American jurisprudence, and to encourage law student scholarship on current topics that lie within its jurisdiction.

Eligibility: Any law student in good standing currently enrolled at or graduated from an ABA
accredited law school during the 2014-2015 academic year may enter the competition. Students
are permitted to use as their entries (i) papers that they prepared specifically for the competition,
or (ii) papers that they prepared for law school courses and seminars during the 2014-2015
academic year.

The cases before the Court are diverse. They include (but are not limited to) disputes concerning
tax refunds, contracts with the government, Fifth Amendment takings (which frequently raise
environmental and natural resource issues), federal civilian and military pay, intellectual
property (including use by the government or its contractors of technology protected by patents
or copyrights), Native American rights, federal procurement "bid protests," and the federal
Vaccine Injury Compensation program



One cash prize of TWO Thousand Dollars ($2,000) will be awarded to the entry
deemed by the judges, in their discretion, to be the best. The winner will receive significant
favorable publicity to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the members of the Court of Federal
Claims Bar Association.

Submissions  must be submitted via email to the CFCBA at sandy@cfcbar.org no later
than 11:59 p.m. Eastern, July, 17, 2015. Questions should be directed to the same


American Bar Association "Win a Dream Interview' Contest for Law Students

Enter the ABA's "Win a Dream Interview" contest, visit www.ABADreamInterview.com. Participate by June 302015 and you can win an interview for a chance at a dream internship in just three easy steps:

1. Submit a one minute video.  Explain why you should intern at one of many law firms around the country. Winners receive an interview and chance to personally pitch themselves! 
2. Choose up to three internships. Select the firms where you would like to interview, and then submit resumes, transcripts and/or other selection criteria required for the internship. 
3. Join the ABA.  Membership is FREE for students. You must be an ABA Law Student Member to be eligible for this contest. 

The ABA's network of internships can open a door for you, visit www.ABADreamInterview.com by June 30, 2015 for a chance to win!

Visit www.ABADreamInterview.com for official rules.


2016 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application

Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2015. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2016 in one of our Firm’s offices.  Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

Application Deadline is June 19, 2015

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit:



The 2015 Tannenwald writing competition is sponsored by the Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel.

Named for the law Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald writing competition is open to all full or part- time law school students, undergraduate or graduate.

Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules.

Cash Prizes:of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500 for the top three papers.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PAPERS: 9:00 p.m., July 1, 2015.

For more information click below:


2015 NYC Bar Law Preview Scholarship Program for Incoming Law Students

Attention Admitted Students: You're invited to apply to the New York City Bar Law Preview Scholarship: Scholarship recipients receive more than 45 hours of instruction from top law professors and attorneys who provide comprehensive previews of core first-year classes, as well as workshops that teach academic strategies and exam-taking techniques. Scholarship recipients also receive free academic support resources and study aids throughout law school from BARBRI, are matched with an attorney mentor through the PALS Program and become law student members of the New York City Bar Association.

More info: http://bit.ly/10nXrEz. Application deadline is June 5th!