Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship Program

The Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship Program is offered by the US SIF Foundation in collaboration with its Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. Up to ten undergraduate or graduate students who are committed to or interested in a career in sustainable, responsible and impact investment can receive scholarships to cover the registration costs for the US SIF Annual Conference, Investing for the Next Generation, including Member Day. 
The main objectives of the Scholarship Program are:
1. To encourage students to enter the field of sustainable, responsible and impact investment upon graduation; and 

2. To provide an opportunity for students to learn directly from leaders and experts in the field of SRI, enhance their knowledge, network, and make professional contacts with US SIF member firms and organizations as well as other institutions attending our conference. 

Scholarship recipients receive:
 A scholarship for registration for US SIF’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC – May 2016 and
 a scholarship to attend US SIF Foundation’s in-person course, Fundamentals of Sustainable and responsible Investment, which will take place during the conference.
Who Should Participate: The Peter DeSimone Conference Scholarship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students that are:
1. enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program at the time of application;
2. In good academic standing
3. Committed to a career in SRI (Background in sustainability, finance & investments or economics preferred); and 
4. Able to attend the entire conference from Monday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 25
How to Apply
To apply, please complete the application by Friday, February 26. Applicants will be informed of the results by March 18. If you have any questions, contact Megan Smith, Manager of Communications and Events at US SIF at msmith@ussif.org
The Application and additional information can be found at www.ussif.org.



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Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.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


Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

The Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics writing competition sponsored by the Notre Dame Law School will award the best submission on any legal ethics topic $2,500 prize.

Any student at an American or Canadian law school may submit an essay on any legal ethics topic. The essays will be judged on their clarity, coherence, creativity, insight, and mastery of the rules and cases relevant to the topic of the essay in question.

The submission deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016.

For further information please visit the link below:

Questions and other inquires should be directed to the Notre Dame Law School at 574-631-6749.


The Levin Firm Scholarship

In an effort to make things easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering a bi-yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future.

Essay Topic

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

Teen drivers account for a disproportionate number of motor vehicle crashes. While the reasons for this are varied, some observers believe that raising the minimum driving age would help address this issue, while others believe it would simply make the riskiest drivers on the road a little bit older. With whom do you agree and why?

Out of the pool of applicants, we will choose five finalists. We will then post the five finalists’ essays on our blog and our social media pages.


Essays must be received by February 15, 2016.

For more information please visit: http://www.levininjuryfirm.com/scholarship/.

The 2016 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition

The American Constitution Society is pleased to announce its 9th annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law
  • The competition is open to practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students.
  • The judging committee will include judges, leading academics, and practitioners in the field of administrative law.

A winner will be selected in both the lawyer and student categories. Each winning author will receive a cash prize of $1,500, as well as special recognition at the ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS.

We encourage participants to view this topic broadly, and welcome submissions on a variety of substantive areas within the fields of regulatory and administrative law.

Submissions must be emailed by Friday, February 16, 2016 11:59 pm EST. Papers emailed after this date will not be accepted. Papers must be emailed to cudahy@acslaw.org in Word format.

For more details about the 2016 competition visit the link below.

The Zeiger Firm Bi-Annual College Scholarship Contest

In an effort to help students meet their financial needs, his firm is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to each winner of the biannual Brian Zeiger college scholarship essay contest.

The essay contest
In order to participate in the contest, prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the fall 2016 semester. Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the following question to the email address provided below:

The right to a trial by jury is a fundamental tenet of our legal system which is enshrined in the United States Constitution. Under current law, however, only people accused of serious crimes that are punishable by more than six months prison have an absolute right to a jury trial. Do you agree with the current state of the law? Why or why not.

I’m a Finalist – Now What?
Now it’s your turn to share your hard work! The finalists will be responsible for promoting their entries within their social media network – get your friends, family, and followers to like your essay for the best chance to win! The winner will be determined by the amount of social media “buzz” the winning essays generate on Facebook. The person with the most Facebook “Likes” will win!

Application procedure

In order to apply, applicants should submit their essay to zeigerfirmscholarship@gmail.com by 2/15/16.

For more information please visit: http://brianzeiger.com/scholarship/.


The Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship 2016

The Fellowship Program will provide students an opportunity to experience trusts and estates law practice. The ultimate goal of the Fellowship is to create a network and forge relationships among trusts and estates law attorneys throughout the State of New York.

The Fellowship

1. The Fellowship will be awarded as follows: 
1.     $5,000 to one student to spend the summer of 2016 (10 weeks) working on 
trusts and estates law matters in the Chambers of the Honorable Stacy L. Pettit, Albany County Surrogate's Court, Albany County Courthouse, 16 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207 
2.     $5,000 to one student to spend the summer of 2016 (10 weeks) working on trusts and estates law matters in the Chambers of the Honorable Brandon R. Sall, Westchester County Surrogate’s Court, 111 Martin Luther Blvd, 19th floor, White Plains, NY 10601. 
3.     $5,000 to one student to spend the summer of 2016 (10 weeks) working on trusts and estates law matters in the Chambers of the Honorable John M. Owens, Monroe County Surrogate's Court, 541 Hall Of Justice, Rochester, NY 14614. 


The Fellowship is open to all first-year (1L) and second-year (2L) students as of the fall 2015 semester who are enrolled in a law school in the State of New York, who intend to practice law in New York State upon graduation, and who are capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities. Fellowship finalists may be interviewed in person.

Fellowship Length

The Fellowship will take place during the summer of 2016 for a period of ten weeks from June 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016. For the (3) full-time fellowships, the work requirement per week is 35 hours at the minimum but should not exceed 40 hours. 

All materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or before Monday, February 1, 2016 by email no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016.

For further information visit: http://www.tnybf.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=51433.