2019 William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition

This Competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice (“Section”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”). The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field. Each entrant must follow the rules of the competition detailed herein. 

The contest is open to students who, on the date the entry is submitted, attend and are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions. Membership in the Criminal Justice Section is not a requirement. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and legal permanent residents or citizens of the United States. Employees, officers, directors of the ABA and members of their immediate families are not eligible.

Topic: The Use of Drones by Law Enforcement—How should drones enhance public safety, how should drones be regulated, and what role does the Fourth Amendment play?

Deadline: July 1, 2019.

For more information, click on the following link:


Chrissy Weems Scholarship

The Chrissy Weems Scholarship was created to help the future entrepreneurs and small business owners of our world. All high school seniors who have been selected to attend a college or university, current college  and law school students are encouraged to apply. To enter for a chance to receive this $1000 scholarship you just have to write a short 500-word essay. Full details can be found below:

You are eligible to apply for this $1000 scholarship if you meet one of the below requirements.

A high school senior that has been accepted into a college or university
A current college, law school  student that is not in their final year.

To apply for the $1000 Chrissy Weems Scholarship please write a 500-word essay on the following topic: “Share an adversity in your life that you have fought to overcome and what you have learned from it”.

Application Process
Please completely fill out the form below. By submitting your application for this scholarship you are giving Chrissy Weems permission to use your name and essay for marketing and promotional purposes.

Submission Deadline
February 28, 2019

Winner Selection
A winner will be selected by the scholarship committee in March 2019. Once contacted the winner will have two weeks to respond so the scholarship can be awarded to their school’s financial aid department.

Chrissy Weems

Suffolk County Executive’s Office Internship Program

The Suffolk County Executive’s Office is offering student internship opportunities for the upcoming Spring 2019 semester.

All areas of study are encouraged to apply through our new internship page.

Link: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/CountyExecutive/SuffolkCountyLeadersinTrainingProgram.aspx

Applications are currently due by January 5th, with a minimum of 15 hours per week. The internships are unpaid.

If you have any questions, please email : Intern@suffolkcountyny.gov


SocialCaptain Scholarship

Choose one of the three topics that appeals most to you. Try to be both informative and original, make sure that your essay follows the rules logic and structure. Your own critical approach will be greatly appreciated.

-Why a social media presence is critical for businesses
-The future of advertising as technology progresses
-How students can use social media to their advantage


The scholarship is aimed at students who are at present enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year university, community or junior college, or a graduate degree program.

This scholarship is offered to United States citizens nationwide.
Students are encouraged to apply regardless of their major.
One person can send only one entry.


One passionate individual will receive a $1,000 award for applying and expressing their interest in the subject.



Mark T. Banner Scholarship

This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.

The recipient of the scholarship receives $10,000 to be applied to their legal education.  This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through at least the Fall semester 2019.  Scholarship recipients are selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

• Commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law.
• Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.
• Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).
• Written and oral communication skills.
• Leadership qualities and community involvement.
• Member of a historically underrepresented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability).

Applications need to be submitted by December 7, 2018.  The application is available on the Linn Inn of Court’s website at http://www.linninn.org/Pages/scholarship.shtml.


New York Bar Foundation - Scholarships and Fellowships

The New York Bar Foundation is currently accepting applications for the following scholarships and fellowships.

Visit www.tnybf.org for more information.


Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship - DEADLINE 12/3/18
One scholarship will be awarded to a second or third year law student. Efforts will be made to honor Melvyn Mitzner’s commitment to professional achievement in the area of real property law including legal writing, lecturing and scholarship; and diversity in the profession.

Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship - DEADLINE 12/3/18
One scholarship will be awarded to a second or third year law student who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine Power Tharp–academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and, if possible, an interest in real property law.

Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law  - DEADLINE 12/3/18
One fellowship will be awarded to law students who are currently enrolled in law schools in the State of New York to work in Health law positions in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer months.

Hon. Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Scholarship  - DEADLINE 12/12/18
One scholarship will be awarded to a second or third year law student who is actively participating in an Elder Law Clinic during the academic year or performs other substantial efforts which demonstrate interest in the legal rights of the elderly or those with disabilities.

2019 Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Law Student Legal Writing Competition

The Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law of the American Bar Association is sponsoring its annual student competition.  Details are in the pdf below.
The deadline is March 8, 2019.