10.23.2014

Buckfire & Buckfire 2015 Law School Diversity Scholarship

The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce its second annual 2015 Law School Diversity Scholarship for law students. The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.
The Law School Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The second annual award will be awarded in 2015. All information can be found by visiting http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/2015-Law-School-Diversity-Scholarship-FINAL--00229502-.PDF.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

2014 Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff.

Application will be accepted September 5, 2014 through January 5, 2015.   
Please click here for more information and application: http://bannerwitcoff.com/_docs/news_events_archive/news/2015%20DWBS%20Application.pdf

10.07.2014

2014 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 $5,000 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 the Fall semester 2015.  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 under represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability).
 
Applications need to be submitted by November 12, 2014.  I have attached a copy of the application form here, but it is also available on the Linn Inn of Court’s website at http://www.linninn.org/Pages/scholarship.shtml

9.30.2014

2014 17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

Grammy Foundation promotes discussion and debate on the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today. The writing contest challenges students to identify, research and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. A national panel of the music law experts will judge the paper in a blind process and select 5 finalists.

Deadline: January 6 2015 at 10am.

See below for more info:

2014 The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship

The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications for The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship.

 A completed application and supporting documentation as detailed in the guidelines must be submitted to The New York Bar Foundation on or before Sunday, November 30, 2014

The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the 2014-2015 academic year and is actively participating in an Elder Law Clinic at the school during the 2014-2015 academic year or performs other substantial efforts which demonstrate interest in the legal rights of the elderly or the practice of elder law.

Students also may access the application and guidelines at http://www.tnybf.org/fellandschol/

The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law Scholarship recipient will be announced by February 3, 2015.    

2014 MARIO G. OBLEDO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

HNBA LEGAL EDUCATION FUND ANNOUNCES THE MARIO G. OBLEDO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
APPLY NOW!

The Fund's Board of Directors established the Mario G. Obledo Memorial Scholarship in 2010, shortly after Dr. Obledo's passing earlier that same year. Obledo was a remarkable champion for Latino civil rights and the development of Latino attorneys. He co-founded the HNBA and MALDEF and led several civil rights organizations, both Hispanic and mainstream. The Fund's scholarship program is a fitting tribute to Obledo and will be awarded to a Hispanic law student that best exemplifies the life, aspirations and commitments of Mario Obledo. The Obledo Memorial Scholarship will be funded at $10,000 as a single award to a deserving law student enrolled at the time of application at an American Bar Association accredited school of law.

Application Deadline
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
11:59 pm (EST)

               
How to Apply
Applications and their attachments will ONLY be accepted online. Hard copies submitted by mail or fax will NOT be accepted or reviewed by The HNBA Fund. The Fund will not grant exceptions or deadline extensions. You are strongly encouraged to prepare and submit your application ahead of the deadline. Please also know that the online application function will time out after 30 minutes and so you are further encouraged to prepare your application materials in advance of completing the online application. The HNBA Fund will award one Mario G. Obledo Memorial Scholarship annually to a deserving student enrolled at the time of application at an American Bar Association accredited school of law. To apply, click here.

9.23.2014

2014 ASECA Writing Competition

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni
Securities Law Writing Competition – 2014
 
1st Place $,5000
2nd Place $3,000
3rd Place $2,000
 
Topic: Any subject in the field of Securities Law
 
Eligibility: Students enrolled in any accredited law school in the United States for the fall semester of 2014. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2014, and papers scheduled for publication in 2014 or 2015 are eligible for submission. Co-authored papers are not eligible.
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Mail Two Copies of Submissions to:
ASECA
P.O. Box 5767
Washington, DC20016
 
All submissions must include author’s name and contact information, including email, postal address, telephone number, law school and year of anticipated graduation. For submissions which have been published or are scheduled to be published, the name and date of publication should be included. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by email.
 
Submissions must be received by November 15, 2014. Email submissions will not be accepted. See ASECA website for additional information. Questions may be directed to Mitzi MooreASECA Executive Director.
Award winners will be invited to attend ASECA’s annual dinner in Washington, DC on February 20, 2015. Travel and lodging expenses for the first place award winner will be reimbursed by ASECA up to $1,000.00 in actual expenses.