Richard D. Hailey Scholarship

AAJ’s Minority Caucus will award $5,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school. 

This scholarship is awarded to applicants who best represent criteria including the following: interest and proficiency in trial advocacy skills; desire to represent victims; commitment to AAJ and its mission by involvement in an AAJ law student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; and financial need. 

The winner must attend the AAJ Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada in July, 2015 in order to accept the scholarship. Travel and accommodation will be provided, but please note that all international travel requires a passport.

DEADLINE: Scholarship applications are due May 1, 2015

Application instructions can be found below:

2015 Mike Eidson Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it.  The scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

In order to be awarded this scholarship, you must be present at our Annual Convention on July 12, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. Your travel and accommodations will be paid for as part of the award, but please note that all international travel requires a passport.

If you are interested in submitting an application to be considered for this scholarship, complete a form providing the following information and return to AAJ Education by mail at: AAJ Education, Mike Eidson Scholarship, 777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001, or by email at: education@justice.org by May 1, 2015.

1.     Name:                                                  

2.     Contact Info
Mailing Address (include an address where you can be reached during the summer):


E-mail address:

3.     Law School Name: 

Graduation Date:

4.     Attach a brief letter explaining your interest in a career as a trial lawyer, and your dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and how you have demonstrated same.

5.     Describe, if applicable, any challenges and/or hardships you have faced in your pursuit of a career as a trial lawyer


6.     List any awards or honors you have earned in law school.

7.     List your law school activities.

8.     Attach a current resume.


I hereby certify that the information contained herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that this information may be shared with scholarship donors during the scholarship selection process.

I support AAJ’s mission, am dedicated to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution of the U.S., and am committed to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

Date:                                       Signature:


American Bar Association "Win a Dream Interview' Contest for Law Students

Enter the ABA's "Win a Dream Interview" contest, visit www.ABADreamInterview.com. Participate by June 30, 2015 and you can win an interview for a chance at a dream internship in just three easy steps:

1. Submit a one minute video.  Explain why you should intern at one of many law firms around the country. Winners receive an interview and chance to personally pitch themselves! 
2. Choose up to three internships. Select the firms where you would like to interview, and then submit resumes, transcripts and/or other selection criteria required for the internship. 
3. Join the ABA.  Membership is FREE for students. You must be an ABA Law Student Member to be eligible for this contest. 

The ABA's network of internships can open a door for you, visit www.ABADreamInterview.com by June 30, 2015 for a chance to win!

Visit www.ABADreamInterview.com for official rules.


Roth Scholarship

The Cohen, Placeitella, Roth Scholarship is worth $2,500.

This scholarship is intended to help students who are seeking a future career in law.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015.

The application can be found below:


Careers In Human Resources for Law Graduates


Are you a law student who is feeling uneasy about your job prospects?

This panel discussion, Moderated by Arlene Newman, HR/NY's President, sponsored by the Labor and Employment Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the Human Resources Association of New York, and the Cardozo Labor & Employment Society, features lawyers who have successfully transitioned into careers as Human Resources professionals.

Panelists will share their career paths, lessons learned, and provide helpful tips.

This is one program you do not want to miss!

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Cardozo School of Law, Moot Court Room, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Registration can be found below:


2015 ABA SEER Law Student Writing Competitions

Energy Law
:  Discuss any aspect of energy law. Submissions may advocate a position, educate the reader, or analyze one or more cases.
Submission Deadline: May 18, 2015

Public Land and Resources
: Papers should demonstrate original thought on a question of legal and/or policy significance relating to the topic of the role of public lands and policy.  The topic is not confined to any particular type of public lands or issue. Essays should conform to the theme of the competition. Submissions may advocate a position, educate the reader, or analyze one or more cases.
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2015

All details can be found in link below:

Fifth Annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition


The theme of the 2015 Competition is "The intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender." Paper should focus on the ways in which IHL intersects with gender issues, such as the role of women as combatants, the gendered use of sexual violence during times of armed conflict, the impact of gender stereotyping on international humanitarian law, etc. Papers without a direct focus on this theme will not be reviewed.


Papers must be written by students currently enrolled in a law degree program at a U.S. or foreign law school as of the submission deadline. Submissions must be unpublished academic papers written solely in English by the candidate. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 11:59 PM (EST).


The winning author will receive $500 cash prize and a one-year ASIL student membership. The winning author will also have the opportunity to present their paper in discussion with a panel of expert professors and practitioners through an online virtual conference.