3.23.2017

OEDB.org Financial Aid Guides

The American Association for University Women recently reported that 53% of women have high student loan debt just one year after graduation, compared to 39% of men. Many women also face the added difficulties of trying to go to college for the first time later in life, returning to school after long gaps of time, and attaining a degree while being a single parent.

To help make college more accessible for them, our college planning experts at OEDB.org developed two holistic financial aid guides specifically for women. It breaks down available grants, scholarships, and fellowships, along with useful tips and tricks.
To assist our efforts to make college more affordable, we ask that you help connect women and single mothers with scholarships by sharing a link on Touro Law Center’s site here: http://www.tourolaw.edu/news/newsdetails.aspx?id=267

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2016-2017

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR –
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and
American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law
Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2016-2017
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2016-2017 writing competition.  This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States.  Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2016.  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.  Papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered.  Papers must be analytical in nature, not merely a summary of the law.  Students must present and discuss competing points of view with respect to the issue addressed and must distinguish their conclusions from opposing positions with sound logic and reference to multiple primary and secondary sources.  We discourage students from writing articles about recent a Supreme Court decision or a case pending before the Supreme Court unless the article focuses upon case law or statutory developments subsequent to the Supreme Court’s decision.
The following prizes may be awarded by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers:  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 and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing.
Complete rules are attached and should be read in their entirety. 
Competition rules can also be found on the College website at
www.laborandemploymentcollege.org.



College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and
American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law
Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2016-2017

Rules


1.              Judges will pay specific attention to these questions:
◊  Is the topic relevant to labor and employment law practice?
◊  Is the paper well written?
◊  How well is the author’s position argued and supported?
◊  Is the topic handled with originality and not simply descriptive of a court decision or other legal development?
2.              Entries will also be evaluated on grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, overall appearance, strength of writing, and strength of consideration of competing viewpoints.  
3.              Students are strongly encouraged to confer or consult with a labor or employment law professor or practitioner on topic selection and in the formation of arguments presented in the paper.  However, manuscripts must be the original work of a single author, may not have been written for paid employment, and may not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. 
4.              The article should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with the footnotes single-spaced and double-spacing between footnotes on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper with one-inch margins on all sides.  The manuscript, exclusive of the cover page, must be between 20 and 35 pages.  Do not submit endnotes, a table of contents, or table of cases.  Articles must be submitted as two attachments, one in Microsoft Word and one in PDF format.  Please do not use author’s name when saving the file
5.              All citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition). 
6.              Submissions must have been written while the author was a student at an accredited law school in the United States.  Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2016.  Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible.
7.              No person may submit more than one entry.
8.              The judges reserve the right not to award any prizes and to reject any or all submissions.
9.              Articles must be submitted to swan@laborandemploymentcollege.org, using the subject line “Writing Competition,” by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2017.  To assure that competition judges are not provided information on authors’ identity, a separate cover page must also be submitted that includes the paper’s title, author’s name, law school, graduation date, e-mail, street address and telephone number.  No personal information should appear on the manuscript itself; however, the title should appear at the top of the first page and pages should be numbered.  Do not include your name as part of the file names of your Word or PDF documents; instead use a descriptive name related to the subject matter of your article, such as “Sexual Harassment” or “Union Organizing.”


Publication and Prizes
1.              The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers may award the following prizes:    First Place:  $3,000; Second Place:  $1,000; Third Place:  $500. 
2.              The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. 
3.              The names of the authors of the second- and third-place winning articles will be mentioned in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.
4.              The author of the first-place winning article will be invited as a guest of the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. 
5.              The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers may, at its discretion, include a copy of any or all of the prize-winning manuscripts in an issue of its newsletter and/or on its web site. 






3.21.2017

Ms. JD Fellowship

Applications for the 2017 Ms. JD Fellowship are due by March 31st! 
The Ms. JD Fellowship, one of our most popular programs, is now open for applications!
In 2010, Ms. JD partnered with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to found the Ms. JD Fellowship.  The Fellowship is Ms. JD's program to promote mentoring and professional development.  Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second-year law students as Fellowship recipients.  In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellowship recipient is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award honorees, Spirit of Excellence Award recipients, and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners.  Beyond the mentorship, each year, the Fellows tell us that one of the best parts of the Fellowship is meeting the other incredible rising 3Ls.  Many Fellows remain friends long after their fellowship year is over.   To read more about the experience of past Fellows, click here and here
For full application details, click HERE!

Enjuris Scholarship Essay Contest

Enjuris Scholarship Essay Contest
Scholarship amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 20, 2017
Essay question
To enter, answer the following question in 500-750 words:
"Do you think that cell phone manufacturers should be held responsible for distracted driving?"
Eligibility requirements
  • Applicants must be a resident of the U.S. and registered at a U.S. college or university.
  • The writing and any accompanying materials submitted must be unique (not submitted elsewhere), original and the applicant’s own creation.
  • The Enjuris Scholarship Essay Contest Application Form must also be submitted.
  • Only one submission per student will be considered.
 
How to apply
Submit your application materials by email to students@pr.enjuris.com by the stated deadline.
Materials submission checklist
  • (PDF) Application form
  • Essay
  • Bio
  • Photo
  • Social media account links, if any

     
Scholarship selection process
Judges will examine all entries received by the deadline above. Entries will be judged on argument presented as well as reader-friendliness for online audiences. The winner will be selected within two weeks of the submission deadline. One winner will be awarded the scholarship amount, and notable entries will also be published on the Enjuris blog.


Details and application form can be found here: 
https://www.enjuris.com/students/scholarships.html

3.09.2017

NYSBA Fellowship and Scholarships--March 31st Deadline

 
FELLOWSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Through generous gifts from NYSBA Sections and donors, The New York Bar Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities to law students.
 
Below are the 2017 Scholarship and Fellowship deadlines.  All applications are located on the Foundation Website athttp://www.tnybf.org/fellandschol/
or view and add us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkBarFoundation
 
 
JUDGE BERNARD S. MEYER SCHOLARSHIP - Friday, March 31, 2017
The Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship (1) valued at $5,000.00
The scholarship is open to all second-year (2L) students as of spring 2017 semester enrolled in a law school in the State of New York.
 
Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Fellowship - Friday, March 31, 2017
Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Fellowship (1) valued at $5000.00
 
The scholarship is open to all first-year (1L) students and second-year (2L) students as of spring 2017 semester enrolled in a law school in the State of New York.

3.07.2017

Holliday Karatinos Law Firm Scholarship


The Holida Karatinos Law Firm Scholarship 


The Holliday Karatinos Law Firm is proud to announce the opening of their scholarship to the students of your school. The scholarship was developed to address safety within sports and allows students to submit essays through April 15, 2017.



The scholarship can be viewed by visiting this link: http://www.helpinginjuredpeople.com/college-scholarship/

2.28.2017

APPLICATION FOR THE AAJ WOMEN FOR JUSTICE EDUCATION FUND’S MIKE EIDSON SCHOLARSHIP 2017


APPLICATION FOR THE AAJ WOMEN FOR JUSTICE EDUCATION FUND’S MIKE EIDSON SCHOLARSHIP 2017

As the world’s largest trial bar, AAJ promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights—particularly the right to trial by juryand strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. AAJ fights daily to protect the civil justice system against corporations and powerful individuals.

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff’s lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.


In order to be awarded this scholarship, you must be present at our Annual Convention on July 23, 2017 in Boston, MA. Your travel and accommodations will be paid for as part of the award.
If you are interested in submitting an application to be considered for this scholarship, or wish to nominate someone for this scholarship, complete this form and return to AAJ Education by mail at: AAJ Education, Mike Eidson Scholarship, 777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001, or by email at: education@justice.org by May 1, 2017


See Website below for application form.


https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/enhance-practice-law/professional-recognition-awards-scholarship/scholarships/mike-eidson