12.22.2009

ABA Competitions

Entertainment and Sports Industries
12th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Entry deadline: January 4, 2010

Awards:
First Place Winner $5000; Four Semifinalists $1,500 each
Entrants must submit a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry. For competition rules, visit the Entertainment Law Initiative page on Facebook. From the Facebook homepage, search for “The Entertainment Law Initiative”. Non-Facebook users should send an e-mail to eli@grammy.com for more information and instructions.

Business Law
2009 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest
Entry deadline: January 8, 2010

Awards: First place will receive $2,500; second place, $1,000; and third place, $500
This writing contest encourages and rewards law student writings on a business law subject of general or current interest. For more information, contact Leslie Banas (312-988-5630). Tell me more

Dispute Resolution
Mediation Video Contest on YouTube®
Entry deadline: January 15, 2010

Awards: First Place Winner $1,000; Second Place Winner $500
Seeks creative, thoughtful, original three-minute videos that demonstrate the process and benefits of mediation. The goal of the competition is to further public understanding of mediation and to promote the use of mediation as a way to resolve disputes. Tell me more
 
International Law
Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & Scholarship Awards
Entry deadline: January 15, 2010
Awards: First and Second Place Winners $1,000 and travel stipend to attend the Section's Spring Conference in New York City, April 13-17, 2010 for presentation of award.
Designed to encourage law student interest and participation in the practice of international law. Entrants should submit a paper outlining the scope and application of universal jurisdiction. Tell me more

Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and Long & Levit LLP
Levit Essay Contest
Entry deadline: February 19, 2010

Award: $5,000 cash prize and an expenses-paid trip to the Spring 2010 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Washington, D.C., April 14-16, 2010
The legal writing contest, only open to law students and young lawyers who are members of the American Bar Association, encourages innovative and original research and writing on issues in lawyers’ professional liability.  Tell me more 

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS)
Law Student Writing Contest
Submission deadline: March 1, 2010

Award: First prize includes $1,500 cash, airfare and hotel accommodations to the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA
Submit an essay addressing a current legal topic under the purview of one of the Section’s substantive law committees, and become eligible to win a number of great prizes! Tell me more
 
Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
5th Annual “Endangered Environmental Laws” Student Writing Competition
Entry deadline: 5:00 PM ET - April 12, 2010.
Award: $2,000 cash prize and possible publication in the Environmental Law Reporter
ABA Law Student Division members are eligible to submit any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay addressing a topic related to recent developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or “federalism” component. For more information, contact Louise Yeung or click here.

Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law
K. William Kolbe Law Student Writing Competition
Entry deadline: June 1, 2010
Award: $2,500 cash, a free membership in the Section for one year after graduation, airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the Section’s Fall Council Group Meeting.

Submissions should address current, general interest, legal topic which relates to a specific industry covered by the section. For questions, contact Raiford Smith, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of Public Utility. Tell me more

ABA Fellowships, Internships and Clerkships

Litigation
Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

Application Deadline: December 31, 2009
Available in: Illinois; Texas; Miami, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; and Washington DC.
Full-time, six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first- or second-year minority and/or financially disadvantaged law students who want to do legal research and writing for state or federal judges. Interns receive an award of $1,500. Tell me more

Business Law
Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program

Application deadline: January 29, 2010

Designed to encourage law students to pursue business court clerkship opportunities and to consider careers in the practice of business law. Up to nine interns will receive a $6,000 summer stipend and placement in a business court clerkship. Tell me more

Antitrust
Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project

Application deadline: February 5, 2010

Provides law students the opportunity to work in the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General throughout the United States. These paid Fellowships last for an eight-week period. Tell me more

Homelessness and Poverty
John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Legal Internship Program
Application deadline: March 26, 2010
Several law students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates will receive a $2,500 stipend. The program provides much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and offers students direct experience in a public interest forum. Tell me more

ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
2010 Spring and Summer Internships

Application deadline: Mid-December and Mid-April
Paid, volunteer, and for-credit internships are available during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Duties include using Westlaw to research disability law issues, cite-checking cases and legislation, and assisting with various Commission projects. Tell me more

Antitrust Law
Summer Antitrust Law Fellowship Award
Application deadline: April 23, 2010

Created to provided unpaid summer employment opportunities within approved government agencies (federal, state, or international) for law students dedicated to the enforcement of antitrust laws, or other institutions whose primary mission is to advance the study of antitrust and competition law. Each Fellow will receive a gross award of $5,000 and may receive reimbursement for certain travel expenses. In addition, each Fellow will be assigned a Section of Antitrust Law Mentor who will monitor the Fellow's progress and meet with each Fellow several times throughout the summer months and be available to offer any assistance.  Tell me more

Environmental Law
Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law

Application deadline: Varies by state

Designed to encourage disadvantaged or traditionally underrepresented law students to study and pursue careers in environmental law. Work on environmental justice is coordinated with not-for-profit organizations representing traditionally underserved groups, other not-for-profit environmental organizations, and local, state, and federal governmental organizations which provide placements for summer Fellowship recipients. For more information contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more

Criminal Justice
Internship Opportunities

Applications accepted year-round

Previous successful candidates spent a summer or semester in the Washington, DC offices of the Section, assisting with criminal justice policy research, Section Committee projects, and various other activities. Tell me more

International Law
International Internship Program
Application deadlines vary by program
Designed to give law students the opportunity to apply for internships all over the world including Latin America, Europe and Asia. For questions, contact Ingrid White, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of International Law, or Angela Benson, Section Membership Director. Tell me more

ABA Awards and Scholarships

Business Law
CLEO Scholarship
Application deadline: January 29, 2010
Awards four to five $1,000 scholarships to CLEO Fellow Scholars selected from essay competition submission to attend the Business Law Section Spring Meeting. The CLEO Fellow Scholar must be a first or second year law student that participated in a CLEO pre-law summer institute program or a pre-law weekend program, is a member of the ABA Law Student Division and is interested in pursuing a career in business law. Tell me more

Mental and Physical Disability Law
Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights
Entry deadline: April 1, 2010

This annual award is presented to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to furthering the rights, dignity, and access to justice for people with disabilities. Law students are encouraged to nominate a professor or organization from their law school. Tell me more

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award
Application deadline: April 23, 2010

Recognizes the best student-organized educational program or public service project that focused on issues in the field of environmental, energy, or natural resources law. For more information, contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more.

ABA Law School Visits

Labor & Employment Law  
Careers in Labor and Employment Law
Winter and Spring Schedule

Learn about career paths in labor and employment law from seasoned attorneys.  A panel of practitioners comprised of an employer lawyer, a union lawyer, a plaintiff’s lawyer, and a neutral participant will share their real-life experiences.  Students interested in scheduling a panel at their school should contact Tracey Moore.

Taxation
Careers in Tax Law
Panels are presented by the section at various law schools around the country to introduce law students to career opportunities in the tax law area.  Panelists, representing private practice, the government, academia, and one of the big four accounting firms, share why they pursued a tax law career, pitfalls they may have encountered, and offer advice for pursuing a successful career. Q&As conclude each panel followed by a networking reception. Tell me more

12.21.2009

ABA Law Student Division - Networking During The Holidays

Business Law and Young Lawyers
Networking During the Holidays
Free Podcast

Before you head home for the holidays or hit the holiday party circuit, learn how to make the most of social events and family gatherings in advancing your career prospects. To listen to the program, click here. Note: Download might take a couple minutes.

Some of the questions covered:
• How can I most effectively follow-up with contacts I meet at holiday events and happy hours?
• What is the best way to subtly ask a family member for a job?
• When should I arrive at holiday functions, and how long should I stay?
• How can I express my interest in a new position while not speaking badly of my current one?
• What is the best way to transition a conversation from social topics to a more targeted job/internship focus?
• What is the best way to find out about networking and holiday events in my home town?
• What is the most appropriate way to contact those people in my network during the holiday season – should I send a gift, a holiday card, an email, etc.?
• How should I best prepare myself to attend networking functions during the holidays?
• How do I politely decline invitations to events?

12.16.2009

Attention All Students


Join your fellow SCBA members at the Nassau Coliseum on January 12, 2010, as the Islanders host the defending Western Conference champion Detroit Red Wings.  Great seats are available at a discounted rate of $35/ticket, courtesy of the SCBA.  Please contact Rob Harper, co-chair of the Membership Services and Activities Committee by telephone at 516-227-0625 or email at rharper@farrellfritz.com to reserve your seats. 

12.15.2009

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

The Journal of Business and Securities Law is now accepting submissions for the Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition.


For more information, please click on the picture.  The deadline is March 5, 2010 (11:59 p.m. EST).

ABA Law Student Division 2010-2011 Leadership Positions Are Now Being Accepted



The ABA Law Student Division has numerous leadership positions available either by election or appointment. 

Join the 2010-2011 Leadership Team!

ABA Law Student Division leadership will provide:

  • The opportunity to network with law students and legal professionals from across the country;
  • The ability to cultivate and demonstrate your leadership skills to the legal community on a regional and national level;
  • The opportunity to work with other law student leaders and law professionals on legal advocacy, ethics, professionalism and general practice issues;
  • The ability to foster your hands-on problem solving, diplomacy and project management skills - all of which are valuable assets that will follow you throughout your career and in your daily life; and
  • The opportunity to refine your ability to debate issues, create policy, and present legal education issues that affects law students regionally and nationally.


Click here for the eligibility requirements, nomination/application forms, and delivery instructions.  The deadline is February 1, 2010.

2010 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP is sponsoring the The 2010 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest. The 2010 contest is administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability.

The essay contest topic this year concerns pleading and proof burdens, in a legal malpractice case, on the issue of collectability of damages in the underlying case.

For the essay contest hypothetical and rules, please click here.  The postmark deadline is February 19, 2010.


The contest is open to law students and young lawyers who will have enrolled as members of the American Bar Association no later than February 15, 2010.  To enroll, click here.

12.04.2009

National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Second Annual Law Student Writing Competition

The National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees has established an annual student writing competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning consumer bankruptcy and the law. For more information, please click on the picture.


Entries must be received by April 30, 2010.

12.02.2009

2010 Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship

The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the 2010 Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship. The fellowship is valued at $5,000 and will take place in summer 2010. The fellowship is available to all 1L minority students currently enrolled in a law school in New York State. The fellowship will take place in New York City in the Chambers of Honorable Bernard J. Fried, Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, New York County.

For more information, please click here.  Please note: the deadline for submission of all application materials is Friday, January 29, 2010.

NYSBA's Third Annual Animal Law Student Writing Competition


New York State Bar Association's ("NYSBA") Committee on Animals and the Law is hosting the Third Annual Animal Law Student Writing Competition.  The essay must be concerning some animal law issue and be submitted to the NYSBA on or before June 15, 2010.  The winner will receive a $1000 scholarship and second place will receive a $500 scholarship.  For more information, please click on the picture.


Deadline Extended: 2009 Dr. Emanuel Stein Memorial Writing Competition


New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section presents the 2009 Dr. Emanuel Stein Memorial Writing Competition.  For more information, please click here.  The submission deadline has been extended to December 18, 2009.

12.01.2009

NYC Bar Association: C. Bainbridge Smith Scholarship 2009


The New York City Bar Association is offering the 2009 C. Bainbridge Smith Scholarship.

If you are interested, please click on the pictures and fill out the form. The form and a copy of your resume should be sent to Marie Koch, Director of Student Services and Scholarship aid, via email at mkoch@tourolaw.edu or hand delivered to Room 302.


To be eligible for the award, students must be: 
  • Candidates from your second- and third-year classes are eligible.
  • Candidates must (i) have spent at least a significant portion of their lives in New York City and (ii) presently be attending law schools within the city.
  • Candidates should be students with character and intelligence and promising aptitude for law who face special economic disadvantages (including lack of funds, or physical or cultural handicaps).
The deadline for all nominations is Monday, January 4, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.









Nassau County Bar Association's Seventy-Seventh Traditional Wassail Celebration


The Nassau County Bar Association invites Touro Law students to capture the holiday season at the Seventy-Seventh Traditional Wassail Celebration on December 10, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at Domus.  Domus is located at the NCBA at 15th and West Streets, Mineola, NY.

There will be a complimentary buffet and a seasonal music presentation.

There is no charge for this event, however the NCBA requests that each person bring an unwrapped toy to be distributed by We Care to needy children of Nassau County.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Marie Koch, Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid, via email at mkoch@tourolaw.edu.

11.30.2009

Examination Instructions - Please Read Carefully

Final exams are only one week away.  Please read the following exam instructions carefully.  These instructions will also be posted in the classrooms during exam period.  Good luck on your exams!

FOR ALL EXAMS: CELL PHONES MUST BE SHUT OFF AND PLACED AT THE FRONT OF THE EXAM ROOM.

Exams are either closed book, restricted or open book. If closed, you may not use any materials except the exam, the exam booklets, and scrap paper. If restricted, you may use only those materials designated by the professor in the exam instructions. With closed and restricted exams, you may keep your coat on the back of your chair, and a pocketbook under your seat. Everything except coats, pocketbooks and the material specifically designated by the professor for use during the exam must be brought up to the front of the room. For open book exams, you may not use material on your computer. All information on your computer must be printed in advance and brought with you to the exam. Open book exam materials may not be shared.

You may not be in possession of any electronic device with data storage capability, unless expressly authorized by the professor for use during the exam. These devices must be shut off and put away.

Proctors will distribute exam books, scrap paper and exams. All materials must be left face down. No writing of any kind may take place until the start of the exam is announced. Computer users must start up the exam software before the exam begins. No other typing is permitted. Please do not ask the proctors for additional bluebooks before the start of an exam. If/when you need another blue book, please go to the front of the room.

You may leave the exam room only to use the bathroom. Only one student may leave the room at a time, and bathroom use should not exceed 5 minutes. When you use the bathroom you must bring all exam materials to the proctor’s desk, sign out indicating the time on the bathroom log and sign back in again, indicating the time when you return. You may not communicate with anyone while going to or from the bathroom or while in the bathroom and you must proceed to the bathroom that is closest to the examination room. Library bathrooms are always off limits during exams.

You may use only the scrap paper and exam booklets authorized for the exam. Pages may not be torn out of the booklets for any reason. Students who finish the exam early must take all of their belongings with them when they leave the exam room and may not return to the exam room for any reason until the exam is over. When time is called at the end of the exam all writing and typing must stop instantly. Students who continue to write or type after time has been called are subject to disciplinary action. If you have to write anything in your exam booklets, for example your exam number, you may only do so in front of a proctor. Computer users should complete the procedural steps necessary to upload their exams. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO UPLOAD YOUR ANSWER!

When the exam is over, all exam material must be turned in – whether used or unused. No exam related material may be removed from the exam room. You must sign out of the exam at the Proctor’s desk. Please sign legibly next to your name. You must also indicate how many exam booklets you are submitting.

A Standard English dictionary is available at the proctor’s desk. You may consult the dictionary one at a time. No notes may be taken while consulting the dictionary, although students may write down the spelling of a word.

You must wait for the Proctor’s signal to begin the exam.

EDUCATION LAW ASSOCIATION STUDENT WRITING COMPETITTION


Education Law Association, in cooperation with the Journal of Law and Education, sponsors the George Jay Joseph Education Law Writing Award, an annual student writing competition in education law. Law students may submit papers for consideration by July 15, 2010. For more information, please click on the picture.

5th Annual Sarah Weddington Prize for New Scholarship in Reproductive Rights


Law Students for Reproductive Justice is collaborating with the Center for Reproductive Rights in an effort to encourage legal scholarship applying a human rights framework to issues in reproductive justice.  The theme of this year’s 5th Annual Sarah Weddington Prize for New Scholarship in Reproductive Rights is Reproductive Rights as Human Rights.  For more information about the scholarship, please click on the picture.  Submissions are due on March 5, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

11.24.2009

ALI-ABA Course of Study

ALI-ABA Continuing Professional Education has approved a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to allow deserving law students to attend the ALI-ABA Course of Study, Environmental Law, to be held Wednesday – Friday, February 3 – 5, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda near Washington, D.C. For a PDF file of this announcement describing this course, please click here. More information can also be found at http://www.ali-aba.org/CR025.

ALI-ABA will accept up to three scholarship nominations of full-time students currently matriculated at Touro Law Center. One student may attend in person; the other two will be able to watch the live video webcast of the course. Unfortunately, no funds are available to defray students’ travel and on-site expenses in connection with this course.

If you are interested, please contact Marie Koch, Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid via email at mkoch@tourolaw.edu. 

Lilith Seeks Interns!


The Lilith Fund is now seeking interns for the Spring semester and beyond.

Internship opportunity to develop leadership skills in the reproductive justice movement. The Lilith Fund, a volunteer-run nonprofit that helps low-income women access abortion services, is seeking interns for the Spring semester 2010. Applicants should have a proven commitment to reproductive justice and women’s health and be responsible self-starters. This is wonderful opportunity to play a critical role in the functioning of a non-profit organization and see how a Board of Directors works while making a direct difference in the lives of women.

Internships are in the areas of event coordination/fundraising, outreach/public relations, research, client engagement & hotline, or a specially-designed project.

All interns are required to undergo a hotline training and take at least two hotline shifts per semester as appropriate, attend once-monthly board meetings, meet regularly with assigned Board members and assist with minimal administrative tasks as needed. Internships are unpaid, but school credit possible. The Lilith Fund is based in Austin, but interns can be located in other Texas cities.

To apply email a letter of interest, resume and completed application to info@lilithfund.org. Interns are admitted on a rolling basis.


New Friday's in Central Islip

The new Friday’s in the Target shopping center off of Carleton Avenue in Central Islip will be serving lunch and dinner on both Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, without a charge. They are training their new employees and need people to serve.

If you are interested, you must make a reservation. Please call (631) 582-5701 and ask for April.

11.23.2009

Advanced Persuasive Writing & Advanced Writing Requirement Workshop

The syllabi for both courses are posted on the TWEN Spring 2010 registration site under "Documents." The grade in Persuasion is made up of 5 assignments (that you choose from 8 available). One is worth 40%; the other 4 are worth 15% each. Nothing is as long as your final memo or appellate brief in Legal Process.

11.18.2009

2010 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship


The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2010 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship

Please click here for guidelines about the scholarship along with information about Judge Meyer; Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., the law firm that established the scholarship in 2004; and The New York Bar Foundation. 

The application deadline is Thursday, April 1, 2010

2010 Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest

The Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is sponsoring the 23rd Annual Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest. 

Students must submit their entries by June 1, 2010. 

For more information, please click on the picture.

Columbian Lawyer's Scholarship


The Columbian Lawyer's Scholarship Corporation, Queen's County is now accepting applications for their annual scholarships to be awarded at their Christmas Luncheon on December 5, 2009. Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2009.

The Scholarships are generally in the sum of $3,000-$4,000 for each recipient. Typically three scholarships are offered each year. The award is based upon need, scholarship and extra-curricular activities.

Applicants must either attend law school in Queens County or reside in Queens County and attend law school elsewhere.  The student must also be of Italian ancestry.

To apply, please click on the picture.

11.13.2009

Graduating Early?

Remember that you'll need to have written permission to graduate a semester early and to take American Legal Studies and American Legal Studies Practicum before New York Practice.

To make an appointment with Dean McGaugh or Dean Chite to talk about early graduation, please call Student Services at 631.761.7050.

11.11.2009

ATTENTION STUDENTS

Are you interested in serving on a Faculty Committee?

If so, the Office of Student Services is still looking for a few more students. Below is a list of committees for which we need student volunteers. The number next to each committee indicates how many spots are available. Please respond to Marie Koch via email at mkoch@tourolaw.edu and indicate which committee you would like to serve, along with a short paragraph on why you wish to serve, by Friday, November 13. You may choose more than one. You will receive an email to confirm if you are selected for the committee(s).

Academic Policy Committee (1)

Admissions Committee (1)

Career Development/Clerkships (2)

Conduct Review Committee (1)

New Technologies and Library (1)

Public Interest Law Fellowship Program (1)
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On the evening of December 15, 2009, the New York City Bar will be holding its Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law. This lecture has been established to recognize Justice Ginsburg’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of women’s rights and her achievements as a practicing lawyer, law professor and judge.

This year's lecture will be presented by Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues.

The lecture will be preceded by a buffet reception at 6:00 p.m. The Lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m.

There are ten complementary tickets available for students. If you are interested, please respond to Marie Koch, Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid, via email at mkoch@tourolaw.edu by Friday, November 20. It is first-come, first-served.
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Do you have a place to spend your Thanksgiving holiday?

If not, the Office of Student Services would like to match you up with other students that do not have a place to go, are too busy studying to go home, cannot afford to go home for the weekend, etc. Regardless of the reason, we would like to reimburse 20 students up to $25 each to either cook or go out to dinner together. You can get together as a whole or in small groups.

If you are interested, please contact Marie Koch, Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid, via email at mkoch@tourolaw.edu. It’s first-come, first-served so let us know as soon as possible.

We wish you all a very happy and safe holiday!
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Save-the-Date for the Fourth Annual Night Owl Breakfast

The Night Owl breakfast is hosted by the Office of Student Services to wish all of the students well as they begin the exam season.

The “breakfast” will take place on Thursday, December 3 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the FCR/BDR. We will have breakfast items (coffee, tea, bagels, eggs, etc.) catered to the students and served by the faculty and deans.
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Relax Your Way to an “A”
Yoga Series

Touro Law Center is offering yoga classes to students and staff free of charge!
Sponsored by the Office of Student Services
Jackie Morrison, owner and chief instructor at the Long Island Center for Yoga, is offering classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the Multi-Faith Meeting Room. The remaining classes will be held on Tuesday, November 17, Thursday, November 19, Tuesday, November 24 and Tuesday, December 1. *The Yoga session on Thursday, November 12 has been canceled.*

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Beginners are welcome!
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11.09.2009

Advanced Writing Requirement Workshop

Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) Workshop will be offered Thursdays this spring from 3:35-4:25 p.m. This workshop will cover a basic research refresher, introduction to scholarly writing, and fundamental writing skills needed to complete the Advanced Writing Requirement at a B+ level or higher. It is a one-credit P/NC course. The course helps you complete the AWR; it does not satisfy the AWR by itself.

The syllabus and course policies are posted on the course TWEN page under Advanced Writing Requirement Workshop. Enrollment is by application only. If you would like to apply for this course, please click here or send me an e-mail at tmcgaugh@tourolaw.edu.

Students will be selected for the course according to the following criteria.

1. Highest priority is given to students who are in their last or next-to-last semester, who have yet to complete their AWR, and who think they could use help with their basic writing skills before graduation.

2. High priority is given to students in their second-year (FT) or third-year (PT) who have a referral from a professor or the writing center and who are currently enrolled in an Independent Study or course through which they plan to complete their Advanced Writing Requirement. High priority will also be given to students who self-identify as having difficulty with writing.

3. Lower priority will be given to students who are working on their AWR but do not evidence difficulty with the mechanics of writing or research, whether or not they have a referral from a professor.

4. Lowest priority will be given to students who are not working on their AWR but need a one credit course for their schedule. Students in this category will only be added if there are fewer than 5 students in categories 1-3 already enrolled on the first day the course meets (in the second week of class).

If you would like to apply for this course, please click here or send me an e-mail at tmcgaugh@tourolaw.edu.

Thanks!

11.04.2009

The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation Hosts an Annual Writing Competition


The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation hosts an annual writing competition and invites students of the law school to participate. All full-time law students currently seeking a juris doctor or master of laws at an accredited law school are eligible to enter the competition. Students may submit any original, unpublished paper concerning federal taxation.

Papers must be a minimum of twenty pages and a maximum of thirty pages (double spaced, twelve point font, and one-inch margins) and must be postmarked or e-mailed by January 15, 2010. Additionally, each student must sign and return the warranty, please click on the picture for the form. If mailing submissions, please use the following address:

Federal Bar Association
Section on Taxation
Attn: Writing Competition
1220 N. Fillmore Street, Suite 444
Arlington, VA 22201


If e-mailing submissions, please e-mail Adrienne Woolley at awoolley@fedbar.org, with the subject line “Writing Competition.”

Two winning papers will be selected by the Officers of the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation.

The author of the First Place paper will receive:
(i) A $2,000 cash prize; and
(ii) A trip to the FBA’s Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, DC, on March 5, 2010 (value not to exceed $700), where the First Place winner will be presented with a Commemorative Plaque and complimentary one-year membership in the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation

The author of the Second Place paper will receive:
(i) A $1,000 cash prize; and
(ii) A Commemorative Plaque and complimentary one-year membership in the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation;

Both the First Place and Second Place papers may be published in the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation Report.

TOURO LAW STUDENTS - Take a Moment to Help Our Community

TOURO LAW STUDENTS - Take a Moment to Help Our Community
(And help yourself by gaining Pro Bono Credit)

The economic crisis, job losses and faulty lending practices have led to an unprecedented increase in mortgage defaults. Many in our community are suffering and facing the loss of their homes and the security of their neighborhoods.

Imagine loosing your home, the most significant investment of your life and the stability of your home and family.

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

Join other Touro Law students and staff at a

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PREVENTION EVENT

Central Islip High School – 85 Wheeler Road, Central Islip

November 14, 2009, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

You can earn credits toward the Pro Bono Requirement while you assist homeowners who will be meeting with lawyers and housing counselors at this event. They will discuss their personal situation and be advised on the various programs that may help save their home.

Contact Lila Mester at (631) 761-7088 or LilaM@tourolaw.edu to sign up for a few hours to participate and help our community.

10.30.2009

Relax Your Way to an “A” Yoga Series!

Relax Your Way to an “A” Yoga Series!

The Law Center will continue to offer yoga classes to students (and staff) free of charge! Jackie Morrison, owner and chief instructor at the Long Island Center for Yoga, will offer classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the Multi-Faith Chapel from Tuesday, November 3 through Tuesday, December 1 when classes are in session.  Join us for the first class on Tuesday, November 3. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  Beginners are welcome.  For more information about Jackie and the Long Island Center for Yoga, please visit http://www.longislandyoga.com/default.htm.


Relax Your Way to an “A” Yoga Series!

Relax Your Way to an “A” Yoga Series!

The Law Center will continue to offer yoga classes to students (and staff) free of charge! Jackie Morrison, owner and chief instructor at the Long Island Center for Yoga, will offer classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the Multi-Faith Chapel from Tuesday, November 3 through Tuesday, December 1 when classes are in session.  Join us for the first class on Tuesday, November 3. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  Beginners are welcome.  For more information about Jackie and the Long Island Center for Yoga, please visit http://www.longislandyoga.com/default.htm.


2010 Tannenwald Writing Competition


The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel are sponsoring the 2010 Tannenwald Writing Competition. The deadline for submitting papers is July 1, 2010, 9:00 p.m. EST. For more information, please click on the picture.

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Do you have a place to spend your Thanksgiving holiday?

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Do you have a place to spend your Thanksgiving holiday?

If not, the Office of Student Services would like to match you up with other students that do not have a place to go, are too busy studying to go home,  cannot afford to go home for the weekend, etc.  Regardless of the reason, we would like to reimburse 20 students up to $25 each to either cook or go out to dinner together.  You can get together as a whole or in small groups.

If you are interested, please contact Marie Koch, Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid, via email at mkoch@tourolaw.edu for more details.  It’s first-come, first-served so let us know as soon as possible.

We wish you all a very happy and safe holiday!

10.26.2009

Suffolk Academy of Law Presents Its Appellate Practice Seminar "Long Island Goes to the New York Court of Appeals"

Suffolk Academy of Law presents its Appellate Practice Seminar, "Long Island Goes to the New York Court of Appeals" on Wednesday evening, October 28.

The Honorable Joseph Bellacosa, retired Senior Associate Court of Appeals Judge, (retired Dean of St. John's Law School) is the keynote speaker. In addition, four local attorneys - Harvey B. Besunder (former SCBA President) John Ryan, Maureen Liccione (SCBA Director), and Diane Farrell (Academy Officer and the program coordinator) - will discuss recent successful cases they brought before the Court of Appeals.  Attendees will also receive guidelines from the Court itself.

The program runs from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., with sign-in and supper from 5:30 p.m. Three MCLE credits will be awarded (if appropriate); law students are invited to attend. Click here to view the publicity flier.  To register, call the Academy of Law at (631) 234-5588.  Students are invited to attend for $5/person.

Annual Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition


The Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, in conjunction with Altacit Global, is holding its 1st Annual Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition. The submission deadline is December 15, 2009.  For more information, please click on the picture.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Third Annual Writing Competition


Submissions are now being accepted for the 2009-2010 College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Writing Competition for law students. All articles must be emailed no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 14, 2010 or post marked no later than May 1, 2010. For more information, please click on the picture.

10.23.2009

Attention Students: NYC Bar's Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law

On the evening of December 15, 2009 the New York City Bar will be holding its Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law. This lecture has been established to recognize Justice Ginsburg’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of women’s rights and her achievements as a practicing lawyer, law professor and judge.

This year's Lecture will be presented by Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues.

The Lecture will be preceded by a buffet reception at 6:00 p.m. The Lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m.

There are ten complementary tickets available for students. If you are interested, please submit a one page letter about why you believe that you should be selected. Submit the paper to Marie Koch, Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid, via email at mkoch@tourolaw.edu by Friday, November 6.

2010 Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest


The Public Justice Foundation is sponsoring the 2010 Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest. The topic is Can Coal Be Clean? Litigation Remedies for Coal Contamination from Mining to Combustion to Sequestration

The intent-to-enter form submission deadline is January 29, 2010 and the essay submission deadline is March 31, 2010.  Please click here for more information.  

If you have any questions, please contact me at 202-797-8600 or cgoings@publicjustice.net