1.10.2018


Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C.’s  Scholarship Program 
  • Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is pleased to announce its very own academic Scholarship program.
  • The program offers a personalized, generous scholarship and educational support to exceptionally promising students from families who have financial need.
  • Students will be awarded $1,500  to pay for their law school-related expenses.
  • Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C.’s  scholarship program is designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need.
  • All of the details and application information are available on https://www.lawyertime.com/gardiner-foundation-scholarship/.
  • Deadline: July 15 each year for that year's scholarship. All applications submitted after July 5 will be considered for the following year.
  • Questions: concerning the Competition should be directed to Bryan Powell at scholarship@lawyertime.com.

1.09.2018


The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel is pleased to announce the 
14th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize!
- Up to two prizes will be granted, which include the Alvin D. Lurie Memorial $1,500 award and the Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial $1,500 award. 
- Papers MUST deal with employee benefits topics. As an illustrative example, a paper might address legal issues involving health benefits, pensions, 401(k) plans, or severance packages. 
- Winners will be honored during the College’s annual black-tie dinner on September 15, 2018, in Nashville, TN. The College covers the travel and lodging expenses for the prize recipients. 

The winning papers will also be distributed to the Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (who are experienced attorneys who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits). 
- Please note, submissions may include papers prepared for class assignments, law journals or other purposes, as well as those written especially for the Prize. 
- Submission: Papers must be submitted as email attachments to brian.dougherty@morganlewis.com and should be submitted as Word or pdf documents. 
- Application: For more information about the 14th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize, please visit the full application, which can be found on 
http://ow.ly/d/7bvq
- Questions: concerning the Competition should be directed to Brian Dougherty, Chair of the ACEBC Writing Prize Committee @ brian.dougherty@morganlewis.com. 
- Deadline: to submit papers is June 1, 2018. It is also anticipated that winners will be notified by July 20, 2018, or shortly thereafter.

1.02.2018

2018 Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship
 The New York Bar Foundation is also pleased to announce the 2018 Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship, which has been established by a gift from the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) to honor the memory of Lorraine Power Tharp, Esq., a former Chair of the Section and a former President of the Association
• The $5,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a second- or third-year law student who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine – academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and, if possible, an interest in real property law. A preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
• In addition, the scholarship recipient will be invited to attend Executive Committee meetings of the NYSBA Real Property Law Section during the 2018 calendar year and to work on one of the Section’s many Committee projects or Task Forces. 
• Scholarship Application Requirements: 

  • 1. Completed application (https://www.tnybf.org/…/2018%20LPT%20Scholarship%20Guidelin…). 
  • 2. Cover letter of interest in the practice of real property law.
  • 3. A resume describing prior employment and other relevant qualifications and activities. 
  • 4. Unofficial law school transcript 
  • 5. Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a law school professor unrelated to the applicant by blood or marriage. 
  • 6. An essay which demonstrates why the applicant exemplifies Lorraine Power Tharp’s core values. 
Deadline: The application and supporting documents must be postmarked on or before Monday, January 8, 2018, or may be submitted by email on or before Monday, January 8, 2018.

 The Real Property Law Section 
Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship
• The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship, which has been established through a gift from the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and from Rosalyn Mitzner to honor the memory of Melvyn Mitzner, a former Chair of the Section. 
• The $5,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a second or third-year law student. A preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
• In addition, the scholarship recipient will be invited to attend Executive Committee meetings of the NYSBA Real Property Law Section during the 2018 calendar year and to work on one of the Section’s many Committee projects or Task Forces. 
• Scholarship Application Requirements: 

  • 1. Completed application (https://www.tnybf.org/…/MelvynMitzner%20Scholarship%202018%…). 
  • 2. Cover letter of interest in the practice of real property law.
  • 3. A resume describing prior employment and other relevant qualifications and activities. 
  • 4. Unofficial law school transcript 
  • 5. Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a law school professor unrelated to the applicant by blood or marriage. 
  • 6. An essay demonstrating why you exemplify Melvyn Mitzner’s core values of academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and, an interest in real property law. 
Deadline: The application and supporting documents must be postmarked on or before Monday, January 8, 2018, or may be submitted by email on or before Monday, January 8, 2018.

12.28.2017

2018 NYBF/NYSBA Antitrust Diversity Fellowship

  • Touro Law is pleased to formally announce the 2018 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship. 
  • The fellowship will be awarded to up to four current first or second year law students (class year determined as of the Fall 2017 semester). 
  • Each selected student will be provided a fellowship in the amount of $6,000 for 10 weeks of full-time work over summer 2018 at one of three New York-based government agencies:
    • New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region; or Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, New York Office. 
  • Deadline: All applications and materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or before January 12, 2018.  
  • The application is currently posted on the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section’s website, which can be found here: http://www.nysba.org/Sections/Antitrust_Law/Fellowship/2018_Fellowship_flyer_and_application.html
  • Please mail materials to:
    • Antitrust Fellowship
    • The New York Bar Foundation
    • One Elk Street
    • Albany, NY 12207

12.14.2017


John Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund 
  • Touro is proud to announce the John Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by the Schenectady County Bar Association!
  • The Fund was established in 1980 by the Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth M. Alexander, widow of John Alexander. 
  • The Fund was created to provide scholarships for Schenectady County residents. 
  • The conditions for receipt of the scholarship are that the applicant must reside in Schenectady County and must be a full time candidate for a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Law Degree at an accredited New York Law School. 
  • The income of the trust and the number of applicants determines the amount of the scholarship to be awarded to each recipient in a given year. 
  • As such, there is no set amount awarded for the scholarship from year to year.  Each recipient for the 2016-2017 academic year scholarship distribution was awarded $3,019.11. 
  • Given the short notice, at this point, students are simply required to submit an informal application. 
  • Deadline: Students may apply by email to cswelch@nycourts.gov with their name, address, and law school.  The deadline for applications will be December 19, 2017. 

12.07.2017

NEAL DAVIS LAW $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP
  • Neal Davis Law is thrilled to announce the 2nd offering of a $1,000 biannual scholarship opportunity! 
  • Students must simply submit a 500-750 word essay addressing the question: "Do mandatory minimum sentences make the U.S. safer or more dangerous?"
  • Applicants must read, understand, sign and return to us the (PDF) Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest Application & Rules along with the submission.
  • Submission information as well as our previous winner's essay can be found on our website: nealdavislaw.com/students/scholarships/
  • Deadline: January 12th, 2018