2016 Legal Writing Contest

The International Association of Defense Counsel announces its 2016 Legal Writing Contest, which is open to students in accredited law schools in the United States and Canada. IADC is an association of lawyers, barristers, solicitors, corporate counsel, and insurance executives from over 40 nations.

Entries must be the original work of a single author, not previously published, and they must cover the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, or other areas of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation.

Monetary Awards
An IADC committee will judge the contest and will reward monetary prizes of US $2,000 for the first place, US $1,000 for second, and $500 for third place. The judges also may award honorable mentions. Winning and honorable mention entries will be considered for publications in the IADC's quarterly Defense Counsel Journal.

Deadline for 2016 Entries
Entries must be received on or before Friday, May 20, 2016.

Further information regarding the contest is also available at http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/legal-writing-contest/.

Peck Law Firm Scholarship

The Peck Law Firm of Charleston, SC is proud to announce the 2016 Peck Law Firm Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship is dedicated to helping the scholarship winner pay for a law-related college, graduate school, or law school degree.
The Peck Law Firm helps men and women find solutions to their divorce, child custody, alimony, property division, and family law problems throughout the Low Country of South Carolina.

Who Can Apply?
This scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will have graduated from high school before July 1, 2016. Only students, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher and who are seeking a law-related degree, may apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Amount and Deadline
Any student seeking the scholarship must complete the on-line application, which appears below. All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on May 31, 2016. The winner will be announced on July 31 and will receive a one-time award of $2,000 to be used for school-related expenses.

Judging Criteria
This scholarship will be judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement and a written response of not more than 1,500 words to the essay question. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and resumes.

How to Apply?

Each applicant must fill out the form below and submit an essay of not more than 1,500 words in which the applicant answers the question: What effects will the legalization of gay marriage have on religion, culture, and/or family law in America?


Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC Scholarship

In order to try and make financial issues a little easier, the Weisblatt Law Firm is pleased to offer a $1000.00 scholarship. The ability to apply for this scholarship is open to any individual currently enrolled in a college or graduate program, or actively applying to attend one such program in 2016.

The deadline is May 12, 2016.

To apply for the scholarships, applicants must submit a 750+ words essay on the following topic:

Would you rather venture into B2B (Business to Business) service based company or a service based B2C (Business to Consumer) company? Why?

For further information please visit the link below or contact the Weisblatt Law Firm at (713) 666- 1981.


IBA 2016 Annual Conference Washington Scholarship Programme

The Corporate Law Section are pleased to announce that they are offering scholarships to attend the 2016 IBA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

The Scholarship will be awarded to young lawyers who wish to participate in the Annual Conference, but who may find financial difficulties in doing so. Applications are open to all qualified lawyers age 35 and under.

The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, May 8, 2016.

For applications and further information visit below:

Biennia Scholarship Program 2017-2017

The Essex County Bar Association and its Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in conjunction with the Hon. Vincent J. Biunno Memorial Fund, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Biunno Scholarship Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarships are designed to offer financial assistance to persons with disabilities who are currently attending law school. For purposes of this scholarship, a disability is limited to a permanent physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual having such an impairment.


1. Recipient must demonstrate a present and permanent physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual. Medical documentation establishing the nature and extent of the disability will be required.

2. Recipient must be a resident of New Jersey. There will be a preference given to Essex County residents.

3. Recipient must have attained a 3.0 or equivalent GPA in law school, or if they are an incoming student, a 3.0 undergraduate student.

4. A preference will be given to a person seeking to pursue a career in the field of advocacy for persons with disabilities.

5. A preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial needs.


Completed applications must be submitted with all requested documentation no later than May 9, 2016. 

For further information or copies of the application email imendez@essexbar.com.


Employment Law Scholarship

The employment law attorneys at Strianese PLLC are interested in supporting students with strong academic credentials, demonstrating financial need, and an interest in attending law school and focusing on employment law issues.

The scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 and will be presented in the spring semester of 2017.

The deadline for this scholarship is December 31, 2016.


  • The application is awarded primarily based upon merit & need.
  • Applicant must be attending college or law school by the Spring Semester of 2017.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. 
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
For further information and application please visit the link below.


33rd Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition

The Competition honors the memory of three leading figures in American city planning law is open to law students and planning students writing on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government or environmental law.

Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of significance in either city planning or associated areas of law.

The winning entry will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer, the law journal of the American Bar Association's Section of State & Local Government Law. The Second Place paper will receive a prize of $400 and one Honorable Mention prize of $100 will be awarded.

The deadline for submission of entries is June 3, 2016 and winners will be announced by August 22, 2016.

For further details regarding the competition please visit the link below.