Practising Law Institute Opportunities

The Practising Law Institute (PLI) offers full  scholarships to attend its live seminars, and watch its webcasts and on-demand programs, to law students , attorneys engaged in pro bono activities, and those  facing financial hardship.   

A full listing of PLIs programs can be found at www. pli.edu. They offer a number of skills trainings and pro bono topics that might be of interest.

The scholarship application form is available at www.pli.edu/scholarships.

Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

National Association of Women Lawyers 2014
Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is a national voluntary legal professional organization whose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession and women's rights. NAWL has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law.

SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE: Entries must be received by May 1, 2014. Entries received
after the deadline will be considered only at the discretion of NAWL. Entries must provide a cover letter providing the title of your essay, school affiliation, email address, phone number and mailing address. Entries must be submitted in the following format: email an electronic version (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to jmartin@stu.edu.

AWARD: The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay in NAWL's Women Lawyers Journal in the fall of 2014.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.nawl.org/p/bl/et/blogaid=34&source=1 .


The National Law Students with Disabilities Expanding Membership

The National Law Students with Disabilities (NALSWD) is currently expanding their membership to prospective law students and current law students. To be a member, please join their Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/4173468419/) and "Like" their page (https://www.facebook.com/NALSWD). There are NO dues, the only stipulation is that you be a pre-law or law student with a physical, emotional, psychological, or learning etc. disability.

The best way to get involved with NALSWD is to join their national Executive Board. They held their annual conference in Washington DC and have lots of opportunities for law students to get involved. No prior experience is necessary and they are happy to work with students to find ways to be involved that fit with their talents and time commitments.

They are collecting applications for 2014-2015 Executive Board positions through April 13th.


2014 Kenneth G. Standard Internship program at PEPSI

2014 Kenneth G. Standard Internship program at PEPSI 

Eligible Candidates
Students must be class of 2015 or 2016 from under-represented groups attending a participating law school and capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities.  A minimum GPA of 2.5, a letter of interest with a discussion about your personal commitment to diversity in the legal field and how being from an under-represented group has impacted you along with a writing sample will be required upon application.

Candidates for the PepsiCo internship must have taken Federal Income Taxation and possess a general interest in the laws of taxation.  Additional tax coursework or experience is preferred.

The Program shall operate during the summer of 2014, and will consist of 350-400 hours per intern, to be completed over a ten-week period.  The total Compensation/Stipend for each intern shall be, at a minimum, $6,000, and depending on the participating host company’s compensation policy at the time of the internship, may be higher. The program schedule is as follows:

Application Deadline is April 13, 2014

Student Intern Responsibilities
·      Submit the following to the Internship Committee:  the Student Application Form (attached hereto), a copy of your resumé, a current, unofficial law school transcript, a letter of interest with a discussion about your personal commitment to diversity in the legal field and how being from an under-represented group has impacted you, and a writing sample.  To be eligible, students must have earned a minimum GPA of 2.5.
·      Complete an eight-week internship (approximately 35-40 hours per week) with an assigned host company.
·      Attend any Program related meetings/receptions.  Current reception is schedule on 7/23/14 at 6 pm. 
·      Complete an evaluation of the Diversity Internship Program. 

See Application below for more details