NYSBA Committee of Animals and the Law- Student Writing Competition

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Committee on Animals and the Law is having a Student Writing Competition.  The deadline for submission is June 15, 2010.   The first place winner will receive a $1000.00 scholarship while the second place winner will receive a $500.00.  

Please click on the pictures for more information about the competition.

For more information about the Animal Law Committee, click here



The Suffolk County Bar Association is proud to announce The Doctors Are In presented by

The Suffolk County Bar Association is proud to announce "The Doctors Are in," a women's health symposium, presented by North Shore LIJ Health System and Katz Women's Hospital/Women's Health Institute.

Where: The Suffolk County Bar Association, 560 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge, NY

When: April 20, 2010, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

For more information, please click on the picture.


**A Message from the SCBA**

proudly presents
Author, Journalist                                                        
Discussing her experiences as related in her memoir:
Hers is the story of an American journalist who was abducted by four men while in Iran.
Falsely accused of espionage and imprisoned, Ms. Saberi will discuss her individual  battle for freedom as well as the plight of many political prisoners in Iran held captive for merely seeking such basic rights, as Freedom of Speech and Religion.


Introductory Remarks by Joye Brown, Journalist, Newsday


TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010

6:00 PM


560 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge, N.Y.
$20/person (Discounted rate of $15 for Touro Law students as per Ilene Cooper, President of the SCBA)
Dinner will be served.
Question and Answer period and Book Signing.
Seating is limited: Reservations required. Contact the Bar Center at (631) 234-5511 Ext 230 on or before Monday, May 3, 2010. 

With Appreciation to our Principal Sponsor
U.S. Trust , Bank of America Private Wealth Management

With gratitude for the support of: 
Huntington, N.Y.


Program Coordinator: Ilene S. Cooper, Esq., SCBA President
Co-Chairs: Bronwyn M. Black, Esq. and Luis A. Pagan, Esq.


Brandeis Association Jerome M. Ginsberg Scholarship and the Hon. Brandeis Association Moses M. Weinstein Scholarship

The Brandeis Association is proud to announce the Jerome M. Ginsberg Scholarship and the Hon. Moses M. Weinstein Scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year.

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2010.

For more information about the scholarships, please click here.

Michael Oshima Essay Competition

The New York City Bar Committee on Minorities in the Profession present the Michael Oshima Essay Competition.  Michael Oshima served as chair of the committee for several years.  He dedicated most of his legal career to ensuring that the profession remains diverse.  Michael passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2008.

The application deadline is April 15, 2010.

For more information about the competition and about Michael Oshima, please click here.


Italian Student Forum

The Confederation of Columbian Lawyers Association is sponsoring an Italian Student Forum.  The forum is taking place on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.

For more information, please click on the pictures.

2010 Robert Hodgson/Augustus Jacobs Law Award

NYSARC is offering its annual Robert Hodgson/Augustus Jacobs Law Award. The award is in the amount of $1,000 and is presented at the NYSARC, Inc. annual Convention in October.

Please click here for more information.  The deadline for applications is May 10, 2010.


Eleventh Annual LexisNexis James William Moore Federal Practice Award

LexisNexis is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual James Wiiliam Moore Federal Practice Award.

For more information, please click on the picture below. Eligibility requirements can be found at the LexisNexis Law School Home Page, at http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool or click on the pictures below.

The winning author will receive a cash prize of $2,000.  In addition to the award given to the author, the winning entrant's law review or journal will be awarded $1,000.

Articles must be postmarked no later than June 1. 2010.

Pennsylvania Bar Association Plain English Writing Competition

The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Plain English Committee is inviting students to take part in its Plain English Writing Competition. The Competition is open to all current law students in Pennsylvania law schools and all Pennsylvania students at other law schools in the United States.

To participate in the competition, the students must redraft the client opinion letter (click on pictures below) in plain English so that it will be comprehensible to the client.

The competition rewards the winners with prize money: $1000 for first prize, $500 for second prize.

To enter students must redraft the client letter and email it to Karen DiBattista Wilson, DiBattista@law.villanova.edu  Ms. Wilson will delete the names of the students and distribute their entries to the judges.

Deadline: We must receive your application by noon, Thursday, April 8, 2010.


6th Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons

Call for Student Papers:

Terasem Movement, Inc. is hosting the 6th Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons.  They are inviting law students and legal, scientific, and policy professionals to submit an informational, analytical paper.  The event is conducted in the virtual world of Second Life.

Please click on the picture for more information.

2010 Elder Law Section Scholarship

The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2010 Elder Law Section Scholarship. A $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 2010/2011 academic year and is actively participating in an Elder Law Clinic at the school during the 2010/2011 academic year.

The deadline is Friday, October 15, 2010.

For more information and to apply, please click here.


Legal Internships for First and Second Year Law Students

Guaranteed Legal Internships in Washington, D.C.
May 22 - July 31, 2010
Washington, D.C. 
Final Deadline: March 19, 2010

The Legal Studies Institute, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, is offering first and second year law students the chance to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through legal internships, a constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities. The guaranteed legal internships allow students to gain the necessary work experience that future employers will expect in today's legal job market. Students will attend a 3-credit course on Constitutional law entitled, "The Founders Constitution." The course is accredited through Ohio Northern Law School, and all students who successfully complete the course will receive 3 transfer credits.

For more information, please click here

Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 19th.  Details on the program and an online application may be found at http://www.legalstudiesdc.org/. Questions may be directed to LSI Director Hicks P. Winters at LEGAL@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.


The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Fund

The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Fund, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of its applications for the 2010-2011 PRBA Scholarship Awards Program for Latino law students on its newly unveiled website, www.PRBA.net .

All Latino law students residing, or attending law school, in New York are eligible to apply for the Scholarship Awards, ranging between $1,500 to $2,000, subject to certain restrictions. Please click here for more information.

Following the receipt of completed applications by the deadline of March 13, 2010, the PRBA Scholarship Fund would select recipients based on financial need and academic promise. Scholarship recipients will be contacted directly by the PRBA. Please closely follow the application's instructions.

Click here to download the 2010-2011 application.

The PRBA, founded in New York in 1957, is one of the oldest Latino bar associations in the United States. Today, the PRBA continues its tradition of breaking down barriers to the legal profession with active members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.