Call for Posters- 2016 ACLM Annual Meeting

Call for Posters
The 2016 ACLM Annual Meeting is February 26 - 28 in Austin, Texas.  
Posters have been well received in the past, and we would love to see you and, if you teach, your students contribute again this year. Abstracts are due 15 December 2015.  
Your abstract should be in the form of a Word document that can be manipulated in case the format needs to modified or other minor changes made. Please leave us a little space should that be necessary.  Do not submit a PDF; it will not be accepted. 

Basanta Poster Award Winner
The ACLM Foundation is offering a $350 prize for the best poster
1) authored by a student alone or with others, and
2) presented at the annual meeting in February by that student. 
The Basanta Award Winner will also receive a complimentary one-year membership in the American College of Legal Medicine.
Specific Information: 
Submit your abstract as soon as possible to 
  • Paper must be standard US size, 8 1/2" x 11"; margins must be top 1.25, sides and bottom 1.3; font, Arial 12 point.
  • Each author's name should be followed by degrees, etc.; position; institution; city and state; and e-mail, if you wish that included. If multiple authors are from the same institution, those names should follow one another with the other information following the last named author. Second and additional lines here should be indented 5 spaces. If the authors are from different institutions, please list each and his or her identifying information separately with one space between each.
  • The title, in bold, should be centered on the fourth line down (leave 3 blank) from the information about the author or authors. This should be followed by two blank lines.
  • The body of your abstract should be no more than two pages long, spaced as you see fit --single, 1.5, or double, and with justified margins,  i.e. straight margins. Please begin major headings on the left margin and underline them; minor headings should begin 1/2" in from the left margin and be underlined also.
  • The poster itself should be unitary (appearing as one document) and with dimensions not to exceed 42" vertically and 90" horizontally; if you will use only half a board, 21" x 45," please tell us.
  • No more than 5 posters will be accepted from a single, first author.
  • Please consider whether a handout would enhance your presentation. 
  • You will be expected to stand by your poster(s) and discuss it/them with interested individuals during the poster sessions.
  • Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling/as received basis. The earlier you submit, the earlier you will know if your abstract was accepted. All will be reviewed by 1 February.
  • One author, who may be a faculty member, must be present at the meeting.  We encourage student participation. Please note the special price of $50 as an early bird rate for student registration.
  • If you are not a member of the College, you must include a letter or email from a member who has agreed to sponsor you. If you require a referral to a member, please contact the ACLM office at info@aclm.org.
  • Questions about posters themselves should be directed to Karin Zucker at ameddja@att.net
More information, such as the specific time of the poster session will follow. 


Queens Catholic Lawyers Guild Law Student Scholarship

The Catholic Lawyers Guild will be awarding:
  •  three (3)  $1,500 scholarships to full-time 2nd or 3rd year law students who demonstrate financial need, academic performance, and who reside in Queens County.  Awards will be based on academic performance, financial need and extra-curricular activities in the applicant's parish or community.  
Application Deadline: December 7, 2015.

The Queens CatholicLawyers Guild Scholarship application should be returned to the following address:
Law Office of Donna Furey
21-83 Steinway Street
Astoria, NY 11105

For further information please visit: http://www.catholiclawyerguilds.org.


2016 Summer Legal Internship- Community Development Project

The Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center is seeking several legal interest for Summer 2016. CDP supports community based organizations as they organize low- income New Yorkers in the areas of workers rights, housing, and consumer protections, as well as helping non- profits and cooperatives to form.

Second- year law students are encouraged to apply. Summer 2016 internships begin in late May. Interns will be expected to work 40 hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks. Positions are not paid however we are willing to work with interns to try to help them find external summer funding for their positions.

January 11, 2016. However, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Applications will be accepted by email only, directed to Sean McMahon at cdp@urbanjustice.org, and should include a cover letter and resume.

For further information please visit: http://cdp.urbanjustice.org.


Consumer Financial Services Writing Competition

Each year The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers seeks to recognize written contributions to the field of consumer financial services law. Eligible papers include publishable articles, substantial book reviews, or book chapters; books; and student case note or comment. In any year, depending on the quality of the submissions, awards may be made in all or some of these three categories.

Prize: The awards include a cash payment ($2,500 for books, $2,000 for articles, reviews, or book chapters; and $1,000 for student work), a certificate or other token of recognition, and travel expenses to attend the College's annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Topic: Eligible entries must discuss some aspect of consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.

Deadline: The deadline for entry is December 1, 2015.

For more information, please visit: http://www.accfsl.org/writing-competition/.


The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship

The Scholarship will be awarded to a second year or third year law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the 2015-2016 academic year and is actively participating in an Elder Law Clinic at the school during the 2015-2016 academic year or performs other substantial efforts which demonstrate interest in the legal rights of the elderly or those with disabilities. 

  • A preference will be given to a student who demonstrates a present and permanent physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual. 
  • A preference will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need.
  • The student must have attained a 2.5 or equivalent GPA in law school. 

PRIZE: $2,500

Scholarship Application Requirements
The applicant must submit the following:

  1. Acompletedapplication(applicationformbelow);
  2. Cover letter of interest;
  3. Unofficiallawschooltranscript;
  4. CurrentRésumé
  5. A letter of recommendation from the student’s Elder Law Clinic advisor or, if not participating in an Elder Law Clinic, from an individual who can substantiate the student’s efforts which demonstrate interest in the legal rights of the elderly, or disabled, or the practice of elder law;
  6. A five-page double-spaced essay by the student demonstrating why he or she would like to practice in the areas of Elder Law or Special Needs Planning.
DEADLINE: All hard copy material submissions must be postmarked on or before Monday, November 30, 2015. 


The Steven M. Sweat Annual College Scholarship Essay Competition

The Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat, APC is pleased to hold an annual college essay contest to help a current college student meet the costs associated with obtaining a degree.


  • The federal government reports that there were approximately 424,000 people injured in accidents involving distracted drivers during 2013. Smartphones and other personal electronic devices account for a significant percentage of driver distractions, and many states have enacted legislation prohibiting or limiting cell phones use in an effort to reduce the number of distracted drivers on the road. These measures have been met with varying degrees of success and are often very difficult to enforce. What steps could lawmakers take to strengthen current laws that are aimed at reducing distracted driving and what additional legal measures could be passed to make our roads safer? 

The winner of the contest will be notified by email on or around 12/15/15.

DEADLINE: Applicants should submit their essay as an attachment to an email to sweatlawscholarship@gmail.com by 12/01/15.

For more information visit: http://www.victimslawyer.com/scholarship/.

Pacific Legal Foundation Writing Scholarship

Pacific Legal Foundation's Program for Judicial Awareness promotes the publication of works of legal academic scholarship that advance an understanding of key constitutional issues before the nations courts.

Essays submitted to the writing competition should address one of three questions on areas of law within PLF's mission, incorporating pertinent case law, and applicable academic literature.

PRIZE: The competition awards up to $6,000 in three cash prizes for publishable essays by students currently enrolled in law school in the United States. The top winner will also be presented with an award at the annual PLF gala event. Competition winners will work with staff to have their winning entries published in law review.

DEADLINE: Articles must be received by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on January 15, 2016.

Please visit www.pacificlegal.org/pja/writingcomp for essay topic and rules.

Contact Timothy Sandefur at PJA@pacificlegal.org for further questions.