ABA Section of International Law's Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & Scholarship Awards

ABA Section of International Law's Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & Scholarship Awards

The 2013 writing competition topic is "In Spring 2013, the US Supreme Court is likely to issue its decision on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 621 F. 3d 111 (2d Cir. 2010), cert. granted, 80 U.S.L.W. 3237 (U.S. Oct. 17, 2011) (No. 10-1491), involving a claim under the Alien Tort Statute, which allows US courts to recognize a cause of action for violation of the law of nations occurring within the territory of a sovereign nation other than the US. Here is your chance to weigh in as an amicus curiae on how the court should rule!

The winning essay will be published in an official Section Publication. Winners will also receive a complimentary registration to the Spring Meeting, coach airfare (21 day advance purchase) and lodging expenses of up to $1,000. Travel costs will be reimbursed after the Spring Meeting. Any taxes due on cash awards are the responsibility of the winners. Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2013.

For details, including the competition guidelines, please visit the Student Headquarters<http://www.americanbar.org/groups/international_law/students.html> or contact Membership Director Angela Benson at angela.benson@americanbar.org>.


The Bernadine Johnson-Marshall and Martha Bell Williams Scholarship

The Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Inc. (ABWL-NJ), founded in 1975, is the longest running women’s bar association in New Jersey.  As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, ABWL-NJ is dedicated to community involvement, education, diversity in the legal profession and initiatives designed to encourage greater participation of African-American women in the field of law.

The Bernadine Johnson-Marshall and Martha Bell Williams Scholarship program is one of several significant ABWL-NJ annual program activities.  Scholarships in their honor will again be awarded to female law students of African descent selected by the Scholarship Committee who are either: (1) enrolled at an accredited law school in New Jersey; or (2) New Jersey permanent residents enrolled at an accredited law school outside of New Jersey.  To be eligible, the student must be a 1L, 2L or Part-time 3L.  (Students expecting to graduate in 2013 are not eligible). Previous ABWL scholarship recipients will not be considered.  The upcoming awards will be presented to the selected law students at the ABWL-NJ Annual Scholarship Jazz Brunch, which will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, New Jersey 08817.

Completed applications can be sent via electronic mail to: 2013ABWLScholarship@gmail.com or via U.S. Postal Service mail to: ABWL-NJ, ATTN: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 22524, Trenton, New Jersey 08607.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY March 15, 2013.

Click HERE for the application.

2013 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest

2013 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest
The deadline for the intent-to-enter forms is next Thursday. I am asking you to please send a reminder to your students to turn them into Cassandra Goings if they are interested in entering.  Attached is the flyer and information about the rules and criteria are posted on the Public Justice website http://publicjustice.net/news-events/awards.

As a reminder, the Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest is a $5,000 cash award given to the author of the winning essay.  The 2013 topic is: Is Democracy for Sale?  Any student currently enrolled in an accredited American law school may submit a legal essay for the competition.  Essays can only be written during the academic year covered by the competition and may not be prepared as part of paid legal work outside of law school. 



2012-2013 Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition

Georgia State University College of Law invites submissions to its 2012-2013 Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition. Papers should address legal issues and challenges in the intellectual property field. 

  First Place: $3,000
  Second Place: $2,000
  Third Place: $1,000

Submission deadline this year is April 30, 2013

Winning papers will be published in the conference materials for the 2013 Corporate IP Institute, an annual two-day event with about 200 IP professionals discussing intellectual property issues, stories and strategies of corporations at Georgia State University College of Law. In addition, the first place winner may present her or his paper at the conference.  

For additional details, please visit http://law.gsu.edu/ipcomp. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  

The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Application

The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Application

This scholarship is limited to Berks County residents entering their second year of law school.

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to deserving Berks County residents entering their second year at an accredited law school, who demonstrate financial need, without discrimination to color, race, national origin or religion. No descendants of Leonard Quittner or M. Robert Ullman may be scholarship recipients.

To be considered for this scholarship, complete and submit the form (click HERE) electronically between January 15th and April 1.

This application and all required attachments must be submitted on-line by the deadline. If for some reason you are unable to submit this application and all attachments on-line, you may print the application, complete it, and send it and all required attachments in one envelope to the following address with a postmark of no later than the deadline.  If you mail in the application, and if all of the required attachments are not included in one envelope along with your application, your application will be marked as incomplete and will not be considered.  No exceptions will be made.

IADC Legal Writing Contest

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) invites you to participate in its 2013 Legal Writing Contest.  The IADC is a professional association that has been serving an invitation-only membership of international corporate and insurance civil defense lawyers since 1920.

Deadline for articles is Friday, May 17, 2013.  For more information, click HERE.

The 2013 Tannenwald Writing Competition

The 2013 Tannenwald Writing Competition

Sponsored by the Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel.

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

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

Deadline for submitting papers:  9:00 p.m. EST, July 1, 2013.

Mail papers to: Tannenwald Foundation, Ste. 700, 700 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, Attn:  Melnie Moore.

For more information contact: Nancy Abramowitz at 202.274.4164 (nabramo@wcl.american.edu).

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Notre Dame Law School is sponsoring the Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition.  All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate.

For more information about the competition, click HERE.  All entries must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2013.

The Columbian Lawyer's Association Scholarships

The Columbian Lawyer's Association if offering four scholarships of $2,500 each, to be awarded for the current school year and for each year of the students selected continue their studies. 

The scholarships will be awarded only to law students of some Italian heritage attending law schools within the City of New York and the Counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester.

Students, to be considered, must send a letter, to the undersigned, at the address below, indicating the source of their Italian heritage; the reason for the need of assistance; and a brief statement as to their goals and aspirations, on or before March 15, 2013.

See the letter below for more information.


Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award

In 1978 the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was established by Helen and Richard Fox and Friends to honor the memory of their son who, as a proud member of the Berks County Bar Association, served as a young attorney in the Public Defender’s Office.

The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day Event.  It is given to help fund a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania, resident embarking on his or her second year at an accredited Law School.

In June 2000, the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was transferred to the Berks County Community Foundation to manage and administer.

The Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to develop, manage and distribute funding to meet existing and emerging community needs.  Through permanent endowments created from charitable gifts, the Community Foundation makes grants from the earnings of the endowment.  By keeping the principal balance of the funds intact and spending only earnings, the Community Foundation ensures a lasting and stable vehicle for the support and development of Berks County.

Please visit www.bccf.org for an on-line application for the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship.  Complete applications must be submitted to Berks County Community Foundation between January 15th and April 1st.