12.20.2011

Novelists Michael Connelly and Denise Hamilton to Judge First JLE Legal Fiction Contest

Novelists Michael Connelly and Denise Hamilton to Judge First JLE Legal Fiction Contest
Presenting a rare opportunity for writers to have their work read by internationally known best-selling authors, the Journal of Legal Education (JLE), Southwestern, and the Association of American Law School (AALS) have announced the first JLE Legal Fiction Contest. Submissions must be original short works of fiction related to law school or the practice of law, and winning entries will be published in a future issue of the JLE.

The contest is open to lawyers and non-lawyers, academics and non-academics - anyone setting a fictitious story in a legal setting (law school, law firm, courtroom, legislature, judge's chambers, etc.) or focusing on a law-related character (lawyer, law professor, judicial clerk, etc.). According to Marshall Goldberg, "The long hours, the ethical conflicts and the differing notions of justice all force hard choices upon law students, practitioners, judges and academics - and these struggles can make powerful fiction." 

Submissions must be in prose form (no screenplays or scripts), under 5,000 words (approximately 20 typewritten pages) and submitted by March 15, 2012. Entries will be reviewed anonymously and judged on originality, quality of writing and depth of character. The ten winners will be announced in June 2012, and their stories will be published in the Journal of Legal Education: The Fiction Issue in early 2013. Additionally, the ten winners and ten runner-up entries will be posted online. Authors will retain copyright ownership. More information on the JLE Legal Fiction Contest is posted online.

For more information, click HERE.

12.14.2011

2012 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest

The Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability of the American Bar Association is sponsoring the 2012 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest.  The LPL Committee sponsors the contest annually to generate interest and ideas among law students and young lawyers on the topics of interest in the area of lawyers' professional liability.

For more information, please click HERE.

Deadline: February 17, 2012.

2012 NYIPLA HONORABLE WILLIAM C. CONNER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW WRITING COMPETITION

2012 NYIPLA HONORABLE WILLIAM C. CONNER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW WRITING COMPETITION

The Winner will receive a cash award of $1,500.00

The Runner-up will receive a cash award of $1,000.00

The competition is open to students enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M. program (day or evening). The subject matter must be directed to one of the traditional subject areas of intellectual property, i.e., patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair trade practices and antitrust.

For the 2012 Conner Writing Competition submission requirements, please click here.

Entries must be submitted by Friday, March 9, 2012.

The 2012 Conner Writing Competition winners will be honored at the Association's Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Princeton Club, NYC.

Should you have any question, feel free to contact Pejman F. Sharifi at 1.212.294.2603 or psharifi@winston.com.

12.12.2011

Attention All Students: Good Luck on Your Final Exams

The Office of Student Services wishes you all the best on your final exams!

12.06.2011

American Bar Association Levitt Essay Contest

The American Bar Association (ABA) is sponsoring an essay contest on legal essay topics. The Levitt Essay Contest carries a cash prize of $5,000 and an invitation to the Committee on Professional Responsibility’s conference. Details can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyers_professional_liability/awards.html.

A law student must be a member of the ABA Law Student Division; membership is $25 and can be obtained online at https://apps.americanbar.org/join/lsd_enroll/pm/enrollment.shtml.


The deadline is February 17, 2012.

Honorable Peggy Bernheim Memorial Scholarship

 The Bronx County Bar Association is proud to announce the Honorable Peggy Bernheim Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 and the Craig Lensch Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000.

These scholarships are available to eligible and deserving first and second year law students, or third year law students expecting to graduate in May or June of 2012 who are domiciled in Bronx County.  The scholarships will be presented at the Annual Dinner on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Marina del Rey, Bronx, NY.  Recipients must attend the Annual Dinner to receive their checks.

Please click on the pictures below for the application.  Complete applications with official transcripts must be received by the Bronx County Bar Association no later than February 24, 2012.







Joseph H. Gellert, Dutchess County Bar Association Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Dutchess County in conjunction with the Dutchess County Bar Association is pleased to offer the Joseph H. Gellert, Dutchess County Bar Association Scholarship.

Created by the law firm of Gellert & Klein, P.C. in honor of its founder, The Honorable Joseph H. Gellert, and supplemented by members of the community, the Joseph H. Gellert, Dutchess County Bar Association Scholarship funds an annual scholarship (awarded through the Dutchess County Bar Association) to a resident of Dutchess County (click on the picture below to view a zip code list to identify if you are eligible) who is matriculated in an accredited law school. The student must have completed at least one year of law school to apply.

The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.  Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2012.

For more information, please click here.  Click on picture below for a list of Dutchess County zip codes to assist in identifying eligible students.  

12.02.2011

The American Judges Association (AJA) Twenty-Fourth Annual Law Student Essay Competition

The American Judges Association (AJA) announces its Twenty-Fourth Annual Law Student Essay Competition open to all full-time law students enrolled in and attending an accredited law school in the United States and Canada. The first prize for the contest is $3,000; second is $1,500; and third is $1,000.

Entries must be submitted no later than June 1, 2012.

For more information, please click HERE.

11.23.2011

The American College of Legal Medicine's 2012 Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine & Bioethics

2012 Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine & Bioethics
Every year, the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) presents an award for the outstanding original paper on legal medicine.  All students studying law, dentistry, podiatry, nursing, pharmacy, health science, healthcare administration or public health are encouraged to compete.

For more information, please click HERE.  Deadline is January 5, 2012 by the end of the business day.

11.21.2011

2012 Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest

The New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section is sponsoring the 24th Annual Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest.

The first place winner will receive $1,000, and the second-and third-place whiners will receive certificates.

For more information, click HERE.

The deadline is June 1, 2012.

11.16.2011

Avoiding the Funk

NYSBA Committee on Lawyers in Transition and the Lawyer Assistance Committee present

“Avoiding the Funk”

Live Program and Webcast
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)

The program is free to all attorneys, but pre-registration is required. Attend in person or view the live webcast online.  Register online: www.nysba.org/December6thWebcast

A Panel with Elena Rand Kaspi, President, LawScope Coaching, LLC./Ek & Partners, LLC; Ferne Traeger, MBA, LCSW, Founder and President, Beyond the Boardroom; and Linda C. Coughlin, Principal, Linkage, Inc.

Panelists will provide suggestions on “Avoiding the Funk” while in transition. They will address issues of lawyers working from home or job searching from home, including:

 Loss of community

 Feeling of loneliness and alienation

 Procrastination

 Lack of collaboration

 Feelings of exasperation and “the world conspiring against you”

 Understanding finding the job, client, etc. isn’t in your control- all you can do is position yourself, apply, network, etc- the universe does the rest

This program is part of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition series of free, live webcasts on Career Development to help lawyers better manage their careers during this tough economy. The December program is also sponsored by the Lawyer Assistance Committee.

If you are in the NYC area, attend the program in person at:

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
1133 Avenue of the Americas, between 43rd & 44th
New York City

Please note that your name must be added to a security list to enter the building, pre-registration is required. Register online at www.nysba.org/December6thWebcast.

11.08.2011

Family Law Writing Competition

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and Family Court Review are sponsoring their annual Family Law Writing Competition. The writing competition is a method through which the AFCC and Family Court Review recognize family law scholarship among law students. Family Court Review is the flagship family law journal at Hofstra Law School and is the official journal of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).

Submission are being accepted through March 16, 2012.  Possible submission topics include:

International Adoption
Use of Mental Health Experts in Divorce
Domestic Violence in Same-Sex Partnerships,
Third Party Visitation Rights
Mediating in Child Protective Cases
Or, you may create your own!

Entries will be judged on the quality of legal analysis, originality, depth of research, timelines, creativity, and format. They must be no longer than 25 double spaced pages.

The First Prize winner will receive $500, a certificate of recognition, and consideration for publication of the article in the Family Court Review. Alternatively the winner may choose to receive complimentary conference registration for AFCC’s 49th Annual Conference on June 6 – 9, 2011 in Chicago Illinois. Honorable mentions also receive awards. A flyer containing additional details regarding the competition is attached to this email.

The preferred method for submission of entries is email. All emailed submissions must be sent in either Microsoft Word or PDF format to Family Court Review at fcr@hofstra.edu. If you have any questions, please contact the Managing Editor of Family Court Review at fcr@hofstra.edu.

The 2012 Tannenwald Writing Competition

The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel are sponsoring the 2012 Tannenwald Writing Competition.

The deadline for submitting papers is July 3, 2012, 9:00 p.m. EST.

For more information, click HERE or contact Nancy Abramowitz at (202) 274-4164 or nabramo@wcl.american.edu.

11.02.2011

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Third International Essay Contest

As part of its third annual SEPTEMBER SUSTAINABILITY MONTH, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its third International Essay Contest. This competition is open to both teachers and students anywhere in the world.

ESSAY TITLE: What does sustainability mean to you?

COMPETITION DEADLINE: December 31, 2011

HOW TO ENTER
This competition is open to teachers and students of all nationalities.

All teachers, at whatever level, are eligible. All students, from high school students through to graduate students, are eligible. Non-students are automatically disqualified.

Collaborative essays between students and teachers are welcome.

PRIZES

1st prize: $250 Amazon Gift Certificate

2nd prize: $150 Amazon Gift Certificate

3rd prize: $75 Amazon Gift Certificate

All winners also receive a copy of Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader

For more information, please click HERE.

11.01.2011

Suffolk County Women's Bar Association Essay Contest

THE SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST FOR TOURO COLLEGE JACOB D.FUCHSBERG LAW CENTER SCHOOL OF LAW - ALL STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.

One student from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center will receive a $500 cash award and a one year membership in the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association for the year following graduation. The winner will also be their guest at the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association Annual Installation Dinner in June, 2012 where the scholarship will be presented.

TOPIC
Although women comprise over 50% of the U.S. population, they hold only approximately 17% of the decision-making positions in such vital fields as medicine, law and business. How do you think this can be changed and how would you go about achieving this change?

FORM
Essay in 500 words or less. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, e-mail address, law school, law school class and phone number.

DEADLINE
April 16, 2012

SUBMIT YOUR ESSAYS TO THE SUFFOLK COUNTY WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION BY EMAIL WITH SUBJECT NOTED “SCHOLARSHIP ENTRY” TO mweinroth@hotmail.com WITH HARD COPY TO:

Margery Weinroth, Esq.
75 Aster Street
Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest

The 2012 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest was established in 1970 by the prominent environmental lawyer, the late Roscoe B. Hogan of Birmingham, Alabama, and served to provide law students the opportunity to investigate and offer solutions to the multitude of injustices inflicted on the environment.  The Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest has a broader scale by focusing on whether and how the courts can be used to obtain justice, including for injuries to the environment.

The contest is a $5,000 cash award given to the author of the winning essay.  The 2012 topic is: Are Factory Farms Hog-Tying People's Rights?

Essay submission deadline: March 31. 2012.  For more information about the contest, click HERE.

10.25.2011

Annual Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship Writing Competition

The Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association in conjunction with BMI announce the 2011 Annual Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship Writing Competition.

This is a unique opportunity to get your work published and receive a $2,500 scholarship.  Open to all law students attending eligible law schools.  For more information, see below.

Deadline: December 12, 2011.

10.24.2011

14th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

The 14th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition and Scholarship

The scholarships are a joint effort of the GRAMMY Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries to provide law students with opportunities in the field of entertainment law. 

The grand prize winner receives a $5,000 scholarship and the four runners-up each receive $1,500 scholarships.  All five winning articles will be published in a major law journal, will receive one GRAMMY awards show ticket, round-trip airfare to the GRAMMY awards, hotel accommodations and one MusiCares person of the year ticket.  For more information, click HERE.  

The deadline is January 2, 2012.

10.18.2011

American Bar Association Put a Dent in Your School Debt!

Enter for a chance to win up to $10,000 in the ABA Facebook Sweepstakes at www.facebook.com/abaforlawstudents! The American Bar Association will put a dime in the grand prize jackpot for every law student attending an ABA-accredited school who Likes ABA for Law Students on Facebook and submits an entry form.
 
You will also have a chance to win these weekly prizes:
  • Two $1,250 travel packages from Hertz, drawing is Oct. 24!
  • Six $500 gift certificates for bar review courses from BARBRI, drawing is Oct. 31!

Enter today at www.facebook.com/abaforlawstudents to be eligible for all weekly prizes! The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Oct. 31, 2011.

10.10.2011

Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition and Scholarship Awards

The American Bar Association Section of International Law is sponsoring the Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition and Scholarship Awards program to encourage law student interest and participation in the practice of International Law and the Section. 

Prizes include $1,000 in cash, free registration and travel to the Spring Meeting and the opportunity to be published in a Section publication. 

Deadline to enter is January 20, 2012.  Click HERE for more information and scroll down to Writing Competition.

10.06.2011

Columbian Lawyers Scholarship

The Columbian Lawyers Scholarship Corporation, Queens County, is currently accepting applications for their annual scholarships to be awarded at their Christmas Luncheon on December 3, 2011.

Applications will be accepted through November 12, 2011.

Please click on the below pictures for more information.



9.26.2011

Faith O'Neal Scholarship Sponsored By QCWBA

The Queens County Women's Bar Association (QCWBA) is sponsoring the Faith O'Neal Scholarship.

Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Judiciary Night on Thursday, November 17, 2011. 

Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2011.  For more information and to apply, please click HERE.

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is offering the Mark T. Banner Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of the Linn Inn's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers with commitment to ethics, professionalism and civility.

For more information and to apply, please click HERE.  

Applications are due by November 11, 2011.

ASECA Securities Law Writing Competition 2011

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. (ASECA) Annual Writing Competition.  Prizes are awarded for outstanding papers in the field of securities law.  Three prizes will be awarded at ASECA's annual dinner on Friday, February 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C.:  $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third place.

For more information, click HERE.  Deadline is November 18, 2011.

9.14.2011

2012 Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition

The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation is pleased to announce the 2012 Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition. All full-time and part-time J.D. and LL.M. candidates are eligible to submit entries.

The winning authors will receive a cash prize ($2,000 for first place and $1,000 for second place) and a trip to the FBA's Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C. The winning article may also be published by the FBA Section on Taxation.

For more information, click HERE and on the picture below.  The deadline for submissions is January 6, 2012.



9.12.2011

2011 Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship

The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the 2011 Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship.

A completed application and supporting documentation as detailed in the guidelines must be submitted to The New York Bar Foundation on or before Friday, September 30, 2011

One $1,500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a second- or third-year law student (as of fall semester 2011) who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine Power Tharp–academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and, if possible, an interest in real property law. A preference will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship will be applied to the student’s 2011-2012 academic year tuition.

For the application and complete scholarship guidelines, click HERE.  

The Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholar will be announced by November 15, 2011.    

9.06.2011

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition

The University of Oklahoma College of Law American Indian Law Review (AILR) is sponsoring its 2011-2012 Writing Competition.

Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian Law.  For more information, please click on the picture below.

All electronic entries must be received no later than 6 p.m. EST on January 31, 2012.  Any hardcopy entries must be postmarked by that date.

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship sponsored by Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's continuing commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.  The scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school and pursuing a career in intellectual property.  The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills.

For more information, please click HERE.

Applications are being accepted now through January 5, 2012.

8.18.2011

ABA Writing Competitions and Awards

ABA Writing Competitions and Awards 

For more information, visit: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/other_aba_essay_writing_competitions.html


Franchising
Chair’s Future Leader Award

Nomination deadline: September 1, 2011
Presented to a rising Forum member who has demonstrated a substantial commitment to the Forum by undertaking significant leadership efforts, such as mentoring other Forum members or law students interested in pursuing careers in franchise law; working on membership outreach; assisting with special projects; or helping with the Forum’s annual meeting. Tell me more

 
Franchising
Chair’s Explorers Award

Nomination deadline: September 1, 2011
Designed for newcomers to the Forum who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in franchise law. Nominees will be asked to identify any activities that demonstrate their commitment, including prior attendance at franchise related conferences, contributions to the Forum, goals for future involvement and any recommendations for Forum governance. Tell me more



Law and National Security
2011 National Security Law Student Writing Competition

Entry deadline: September 15, 2011

First Place: $500 and free registration, coach airfare and one night’s lodging for the 21st Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference in Washington, DC. Entries should address this year’s theme, “The Constitution and National Security – First Amendment Issues.” Tell me more



Taxation
11th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge

Entry deadline: November 18, 2011
As an alternative to traditional moot court competitions, solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice.  The competition is a great way for law students to showcase their knowledge in a real-world setting and gain valuable exposure to the tax law community. For more information, please contact the ABA Section of Taxation via email or at 202-662-8670. Tell me more



Construction Industry
2011 Law Student Writing Competition

Entry deadline: December 31, 2011
Prizes: $2,000 plus travel expenses and registration to attend the 2012 Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Students may submit articles on any topic related to construction law. The format of the articles should resemble the articles published in either of the Forum's two publications, The Construction Lawyer (law journal format) and Under Construction (newsletter format with articles of 1000-2000 words). For a copy of the rules, contact Amanda Raible or Marilyn Klinger



Business Law
Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

Entry deadline: January 20, 2012
This competition is designed to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject. Awards include cash prizes of $500 to $2,500. Each of the first, second and third place winners will receive all expenses paid by the Section to attend the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting to collect his/her prize. Tell me more

8.11.2011

New York Bar Foundation Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship

The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2012 Trusts and Estates Law Section FellowshipTwo fellowships, valued at $5,000 each, will take place in summer 2012 and are available to all 2L students enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the 2011/2012 academic year. One fellowship will take place in the chambers of Hon. Peter J. Kelly, Queens County Surrogate’s Court, and one Fellowship will take place in the chambers of Hon. Ava S. Raphael, Onondaga County Surrogate’s Court.

Please note the deadline for submission of all application materials is January 31, 2012. 

Click HERE for more information.  

8.03.2011

DISH Network® Sponsors “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition

DISH Network® Sponsors “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition
 
DISH Network, in conjunction with Redgrave LLP, is sponsoring the 2011 “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition. Authors must submit their papers by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on October 15, 2011.

Click on the pictures below to see a press release announcing the contest.

Additional contest information can be found on the contest website at: http://www.dishnetworkediscovery.com/main.html

Please direct all questions to contactus@dishnetworkdiscovery.com

 

7.21.2011

NYC Bar Association Boot Camp 2011

NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION

BOOT CAMP 2011: BASIC TRAINING FOR LAWYERS

Presented by:
The Committee on Career Advancement and Management and The Committee on Law Student Perspectives

This two-day program is being offered to provide recent law graduates and current law students with career planning information as well as practical and substantive insights into the practice of law.

September 20 Schedule:
1:00-2:30 PM The Effective Job Search
2:45-3:25 PM Ready to Start - Your First Assignment
3:40-4:30 PM Drafting Skills for a Corporate Associate
4:45-5:35 PM Drafting Skills for a Litigation Associate

September 22 Schedule:
1:00-1:45 PM Managing Student Debt
2:00-4:05 PM Communicating Electronically and Interpersonally As An Attorney
4:20-5:35 PM How to Succeed Inside the Courtroom-Basic Skills and Depositions

Students and Alumni from sponsoring law schools can attend the Boot Camp free of charge.  Touro Law Center is a sponsoring law school.  $110 for City Bar Members; $295 for Non-Members.  Transitional NY MCLE credits will be available for some sessions.

Registration available soon.  Please click here.

7.07.2011

MINORITY LAW STUDENT CONFERENCE DAY

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION'S COMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

NEW YORK MINORITY BAR LEADERS
 
Invites you to the first

MINORITY LAW STUDENT CONFERENCE DAY

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Time:  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location:  Fordham School of Law
(140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY  10023)


PROGRAM
What to Do with Your Law Degree
Hear from attorneys within diverse practice areas on what they did to land their positions and how
they have been successful at maintaining their positions.

Networking Luncheon

How to Prepare for Your Interview
Tips on how to prepare for your interviews, including resume writing, drafting a cover letter and thank
you letter and tips on what to do and what not to do, as well as what to wear and what not to wear.

TO RSVP
STUDENTS wanting to participate should write Diran Ajayi at vicepresident@nigerianlawyers.org.
If you are interested in having your resume reviewed prior to the conference, please submit your
resume along with your RSVP no later than July 15, 2011. Resumes received after July 15, 2011 will
not be reviewed.

ATTORNEYS who wish to serve as a panelist or advisor should RSVP to Rosevelie Márquez Morales
at president@prba.net. Please indicate your practice area and interest. You will be contacted to confirm
your participation.

6.30.2011

Post-Graduate Opportunity for Legal Fellowship Sponsorship in Education Advocacy for NYC Students at Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.


Advocates for Children of New York seeks to sponsor a rising 3L or eligible recent law school graduate for post-graduate public interest legal project fellowships (such as Equal Justice Works and Skadden) in education advocacy.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Deran Cadotte at afcfellowship@advocatesforchildren.orgwith the subject “Fellowship Sponsorship Application” as soon as possible, but no later than July 8th, 2011


Post-Graduate Opportunity for Legal Fellowship Sponsorship in Education Advocacy for NYC Students at Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.

Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. (AFC) seeks a Post-Graduate Legal Fellow to work in one or more of the following areas:

• Direct representation of individual children and parents in school-related matters, including special education hearings and suspension hearings;
• Community education and training for parents and professionals on students’ and parents’ rights; and/or
• Policy reform to address systemic barriers to quality education for New York City students.

AFC promotes access to the best education New York can provide for all students, especially students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. We use uniquely integrated strategies to advance systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of individual students.

Organizations such as Equal Justice Works and the law firm of Skadden, Arps offer fellowships to enable recent law school graduates to work full-time at public interest organizations for one or two years. AFC seeks to sponsor a recent law school graduate for a fellowship in education advocacy beginning in September 2012.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Deran Cadotte at afcfellowship@advocatesforchildren.org with the subject “Fellowship Sponsorship Application” as soon as possible, but no later than July 8th, 2011. AFC will review applications and make a decision on a rolling basis. Once AFC agrees to sponsor a candidate, AFC and the candidate will work together to apply in the fall for funding from the organizations offering fellowships. AFC will work with the candidate to craft a project that fits the interests of the candidate and helps to meet the community needs that AFC sees.

AFC is proud that our candidates have received Skadden or Equal Justice Works fellowships in four of the past five years. These fellowship projects have focused on early childhood education, students with behavioral challenges, students at charter schools, and students transitioning out of foster care. We are committed to providing strong supervision, training, and mentorship to our fellows.

Applicants must be entering their third year of law school or be recent law school graduates.

AFC is an affirmative action employer that actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff and especially encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or gender expressions, and persons of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

6.23.2011

NYCBA - Boot Camp 2011: Basic Training for Lawyers

New York City Bar Association - BOOT CAMP 2011 - FREE to Touro Law Alumni and Students .

BASIC TRAINING FOR LAWYERS

Presented by:

The Committee on Career Advancement and Management and

The Committee on Law Student Perspectives

This two-day program is being offered to provide recent law graduates and current law students with career planning information as well as practical and substantive insights into the practice of law.

September 20 Schedule:

1:00-2:30 PM The Effective Job Search

2:45-3:25 PM Ready to Start - Your First Assignment

3:40-4:30 PM Drafting Skills for a Corporate Associate

4:45-5:35 PM Drafting Skills for a Litigation Associate

September 22 Schedule:

1:00-1:45 PM Managing Student Debt

2:00-4:05 PM Communicating Electronically and Interpersonally As An Attorney

4:20-5:35 PM How to Succeed Inside the Courtroom-Basic Skills and Depositions

Students and Alumni from sponsoring law schools can attend the Boot Camp free of charge.  Touro Law Center is a sponsoring law school.  $110 for City Bar Members; $295 for Non-Members.

Transitional NY MCLE credits will be available for some sessions.

Registration available soon at www.nycbar.org/Events.

6.01.2011

ASECA - Securities Writing Competition 2011

The Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni
Securities Law Writing Competition - 2011

The ASECA's annual writing competition awards prizes for outstanding papers in the field of securities law.  Three prizes will be awarded.  Award winners will be invited to the ASECA's annual dinner on Friday, February 24, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

The deadline is November 18, 2011

Please click on the picture below for more information.


5.31.2011

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Now Available!

Application deadline is June 17, 2011.

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2011. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our following offices: Birmingham, AL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; or Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN.

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit: www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley at hbeasley@bakerdonelson.com or 205.328.0480.

5.12.2011

The Defense Association of New York Scholarship (DANY Scholarship)

The Defense Association of New York Scholarship (“DANY Scholarship”) has been established and funded for the purpose of awarding scholarships to law students and/or legal education programs selected by DANY Board of Directors to award law students who and legal education programs that share DANY’S objective of a well educated bar possessing the finest qualities and character. 

Application are to be received by August 15, 2011.

Click here for eligibility requirements and conditions.

4.29.2011

6th Annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

National Association of Women Lawyers
Sixth Annual
Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. 

Please click on the pictures below for the competition rules and application. 

The deadline has been extended to May 13, 2011.




4.13.2011

Queens County Bar Association Law Student Scholarship

The Queens County Bar Association will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving law student in the spring. Click on the link below for a copy of the QCBA application which consists of four (4) pages, excluding the cover page. Please complete the entire application. All information submitted will be held strictly confidential.

 http://www.qcba.org/files/2011%20Scholarship%20Application%20Fill-In%20Form.pdf


The scholarship will be based upon personal financial need, a commitment to community service and academic achievement as demonstrated by your personal statement and recommendation letters. If you have not been involved in community service or public interest law, you will not qualify. You must be currently enrolled in a law school in the Metropolitan Area or be a resident of Queens County. All are encouraged to apply.
The recommendation letters must be attached to the application. FAXES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Forward your completed application to: Scholarship Committee, Queens County Bar Association, 90-35 148th Street, Jamaica, New York 11435.

If you have any questions, please contact Arthur Terranova, Executive Director.

4.07.2011

2011-2012 PRBA Scholarship Awards Program for Latino law students

The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Fund, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of its applications for the 2011-2012 PRBA Scholarship Awards Program for Latino law students.

All Latino law students residing permanently, or attending law school, in New York State are eligible to apply for the Scholarship Awards, which range between $1,500 to $2,000, subject to certain restrictions.

All applicants will be reviewed based on academics, financial need and community involvement.

The scholarship awards will be presented during the PRBA's Annual Scholarship Gala to be held on May 12, 2011, at the Hilton, NYC, and photos of the recipients and their biographies will be published in the Scholarship Gala Journal.

For more information visit the website at http://www.prba.net/.  To apply, click the following link http://www.prba.net/main.cfm?actionId=globalShowStaticContent&screenKey=cmpContent&htmlKey=scholarshipprocess&s=prba

The deadline to submit your application has been extended to April 15, 2011. Please review and follow all directions as only completed applications will be considered.

Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Application

The Hudson County Bar Foundation will award scholarships to students who are attending law school or who have been accepted to law school for the September 2011 – May 2012 term.

The Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund is one of the oldest providers of financial assistance to Hudson County law students. Esteemed members and families of the Hudson County legal community have funded these 43 scholarships.

Students must be a bona fide resident of Hudson County; must demonstrate financial need; must provide two (2) current Letters of Recommendation and must account for appropriate academic standards.

Interested applicants can write to the Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee, 583 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 or call (201) 798-4708 or send an e-mail to hcba.law@verizon.net to request an application.

Click here for the application.  Click here to get to the web page.

All applications must be received on or before April 15, 2011.

4.06.2011

2011 NYSBA Committe on Animals and the Law Student Writing Competition

2011 Committee on Animals and the Law (“CAL”) of the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) Student Writing Competition.

Topic:  Any topic on Animal Law

Deadline:  June 30, 2011

Please click here for more information.

3.18.2011

James William Moore Federal Practice Award Twelfth Annual Award (2011)

Students must login to LexisNexis to access the full information for this competition: http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/content.aspx?articleid=683&topicid=11&WT.ad=120

James William Moore Federal Practice Award Twelfth Annual Award (2011)

LexisNexis® is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual James William Moore Federal Practice Award.

Named after the author of the leading treatise on federal civil practice and procedure, Moore’s Federal Practice®, the award is intended to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship in this complex and evolving area of the law. This year’s prize of $2,000 will be awarded in the fall of 2011.

One paper will be selected as winner of the Award, and the winning author will receive:

• A cash prize of $2,000

• A full set of Moore’s Federal Rules Pamphlets

• Publicity of his or her name in connection with the award

• In addition to the award given to the author, the winning entrant’s law review or journal will be awarded $1,000

Deadline for submission of articles to be considered for this year’s Award is June 1, 2011. Any submission postmarked later than June 1st will not be considered. Winners will be selected on or about October 1, 2011.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Landis at 800-424-0651, ext. 3300.

Union International des Avocats 2nd Jacques Leroy International Prize

The Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA - International Association of Lawyers) is launching the 2nd Jacques Leroy International Prize - Business and Human Rights for law student of less than 30 years.

Students who wish to compete for this prize must send a dissertation (plea, study, commentary of a practical case) that deals with the theme Human Rights and business, to the UIA before May 31, 2011.

The winner will be rewarded with participation in the UIA annual congress that will take place in Miami (United States) from October 31 to November 4, 2011, including travel costs, accommodation and a cash prize of € 1000, as well as free membership in the UIA for a year.

Download the competition flyer

Download the competition rules

Download the promotional poster

3.10.2011

2011 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest for Law Students

The American Bar Association Section of Family Law is pleased to present its Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest. This contest is held annually to encourage interest in the field of family law. Not only does the contest encourage innovative thought in family law, but it also provides an opportunity for recognition and publication in the scholarly journal Family Law Quarterly.

Applicants may submit an essay on any aspect of family law and entrants are encouraged to write on subjects of national interest. However, if the law in one state reflects a significant development or trend, that too could be an appropriate subject for an entry. With the vast scope of family law, the possibilities are endless.

The breadth of originality and analysis of past winners is a great testament to the quality of our nation's law schools and educators. Past topics of winning essays include transsexuals and the legal determination of sex, same-sex marriages, federal responsibility for indigent elderly, interpretation of Islamic marriage contracts, the Indian Child Welfare Act, polygamy and marital counseling laws.
Additional information about the Schwab Memorial Essay Contest can be found at here.  Please also click on the picture below.

Deadline for entries is April 29, 2011. (Students must apply for an entry number by April 22nd.)

If you have any questions regarding the essay contest, please contact Carrie Asalon of the ABA Section of Family Law at 312-988-5145 or e-mail carrie.asalon@americanbar.org.

3.08.2011

Biunno Scholarship Program 2011-2012

The Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) and its Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in conjunction with the Honorable Vincent J. Biunno Memorial Fund, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Biunno Scholarship Program for the 2011-2012 school year. 

The scholarships are designed to offer financial assistance to persons with disabilities who are currently attending law school.

Please click on the pictures below for more information.  The application deadline is May 6, 2011.



3.03.2011

2011 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring the Eighteenth Annual Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.  This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000.

Please click on the picture below for more information.

Deadline: May 20, 2011


2.17.2011

The Defense Association of New York Scholarship

The Defense Association of New York Scholarship (DANY Scholarship) has been established and funded for the purpose of awarding scholarships to law students and/or legal education programs selected by The Defense Association of New York (DANY) Board of Directors to award law students who and legal education programs that share DANY's objective of a well educated bar possessing the finest qualities and character.

Deadline: March 15, 2011

Please click here for more information.

Terasem 7th Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons

Call for Student Papers, Presentations and Journal Submissions:

Terasem Movement, Inc. hosts
7th Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons 
Terasem Island Amphitheatre, Second Life
December 10, 2011 from 1 - 4 PM EST

Student Papers and Presenations should be submitted no later than September 9, 2011.

Please click on the pictures below for more information on how to submit student papers, presentations and journals.




2.14.2011

The Brandeis Association of Queens County Scholarships

The Brandeis Association of Queens County provides scholarships to Jewish law students in the 2nd or 3rd year of study, who are residents of Queens County or who are attending law school in Queens County. In awarding the scholarships, consideration will be given to financial need, legal scholarship and community involvement.

Deadline for Submission: Post-marked by March 25, 2011.

Please click here to fill out the application.


2.11.2011

2011 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship

The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2011 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 Friday, April 1, 2011.

2.10.2011

Jerome M. Ginsberg Scholarship and the Hon. 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 2010-2011 school year.  The Brandeis Association will be awarding two scholarships of $2500 per student.

The Brandeis Association of Queens County provides scholarships to Jewish law students in the 2nd or 3rd year of study, who are residents of Queens County or who are attending law school in Queens County. In awarding the scholarships consideration will be given to financial need, legal scholarship and community involvement.

Deadline for Submission: Post-marked by March 25, 2011.  For more information about the scholarships, please click here.