The 2015 Tannenwald writing competition is sponsored by the Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel.

Named for the law Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald writing competition is open to all full or part- time law school students, undergraduate or graduate. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules.

Cash Prizes:of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500 for the top three papers.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PAPERS: 9:00 p.m., July 1, 2015.

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The 2015 ED Mendrzycki essay contest, which is sponsored by the ABA standing committee on lawyer's professional liability and Long & Levit LLP for Law Students and Young Lawyers is looking for the best essay.

TOPIC: This years contest hypothetical involves liability issues arising from the breach of a law firms computer network and the subsequent leaking of a client's confidential information.






A student writing competition is being organized by the University of Missouri Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution in conjunction with the Missouri Law Review annual symposium, entitled “Policing, Protesting, and Perceptions: A Critical Examination of the Events in Ferguson.”  The symposium, which will feature speakers and works-in-progress participants from around the country, addresses recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as similar developments from around the nation. 
The writing competition features a $700 prize for the competition winner, a $100 prize for the second place winner and an honorable mention for the third place winner.  Prizes are sponsored by the University of Missouri Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative and private funding through the Missouri Law Foundation.


Submissions must bear some relationship to the upcoming Missouri Law School symposium entitled“Policing, Protesting, and Perceptions: A Critical Examination of the Events in Ferguson.”  Papers can consider the events in Ferguson and elsewhere in the nation from the perspective of civil rights, police-community relationships, police perceptions of individuals, protests and/or civil disobedience. Essays can be historical (for example, submissions could consider the history of the legal response to social unrest in this country, dating back to the 1968 Kerner Commission report to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in the wake of the Watts Riots), process-oriented (for example, authors could analyze the evolution and legitimacy of hearings in front of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights) or psycho-social in nature (for example, papers could discuss the value of having a forum in which to speak and be heard).
All submissions must incorporate either a conflict resolution (sometimes called “peace studies”) or dispute resolution perspective so as to provide some guidance on how to address the outstanding problems and tensions in a useful manner. For example, authors might consider whether and to what extent communities might wish to adopt certain procedures that are often seen in dispute resolution (such as mediation or conciliation) in order to facilitate discussions with local police forces. Alternatively, authors can take look at the genesis of the problem using a conflict studies/peace studies approach.

DEADLINE: Papers must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., Central time, on February 13, 2015.



Applications are being accepted fora summer internship with the Diversity Initiatives staff at the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

The summer intern works under the general supervision of the Executive Director for Diversity Initiatives. The intern will assist office staff with LSAC’s diversity initiatives, including but not limited to, the DiscoverLaw.org website, DiscoverLaw.org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Programs, and LSAC Law School Forums. The intern will be expected to prepare memos and written assignments, answer inquiries from prospective students, and assist with other projects as assigned. Some travel will be required. The duration of the position is 10 to 12 weeks.

For more information, please visit http://www.lsac.org/docs/default-source/jd-docs/diversity-initiatives-intern.pdf.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 20, 2015.

United Nations Academic Impact Student Essay Contest

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), in collaboration with ELS Educational Services, Inc., (ELS) invites students, 18 years and older, who are enrolled in a full-time course of study at a college or university, to participate in an essay contest through the Many Languages, One World program (“Many Languages,” available at ManyLanguagesOneWorld.ELS.edu).

The essay should relate to the post-2015 global development agenda, in the context of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and the definition of new goals reflecting the imperative of global sustainable development that recognizes, and is enriched by, cultural and linguistic diversity. 

Students wishing to participate are encouraged to visit the website for background material in this regard: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org.

You may also visit https://alquds.edu/~f70312/ELS2015ContestRules.pdf for more information about the contest.

DEADLINE IS MARCH 25th, 2015 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.


2015 1L SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Prudential Financial, Inc.

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Disability Rights is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity for a highly motivated, first-year law student with a disability. The Commission will select a law student with a disability to join the 2015 summer law intern program at Prudential’s New Jersey/New York offices. The 1L summer internship will run 10 weeks—from May 26 to August 7, 2015. Interns will be paid a stipend of approximately $10,000, which shall accrue and be paid on an hourly basis. 

For more information, please visit http://www.americanbar.org/groups/disabilityrights/resources/employment/aba_prudential_internship.html.

All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 6, 2015.  Finalists will be selected and notified on or before March 9, 2015.


2015 Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship

DEADLINE is January 30, 2015.

The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship which has been established by the Foundation through a gift from the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. The Fellowship will be awarded to four second-year (2L) law students who are currently enrolled in law schools in the State of New York to work in trusts and estates law positions in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer of 2015. 

Please click on the following link to view the detailed guidelines, application, and listing of required documents to accompany the application for the fellowship: http://www.tnybf.org/.

Please note the deadline for submission of all application materials is January 30, 2015.