ABA Cyberweek Ethical Dilemma Essay Contest 2013

Cyberweek Ethical Dilemma Essay Contest 2013

In conjunction with 2013 ABA Mediation Week, the Ethical Dilemma for Cyberweek 2013 concerns a mediation that is conducted online.  Students, let the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Ethics Committee know your thoughts.  The contest is limited to Students 18 years of age or older.  Each participant is asked to submit an online analysis of the mediator’s performance, in 750 words or less, to Cyberweek Ethical Dilemma during Cyberweek, November 4 to November 8, 2013.  Each submission will be read by two members of the Ethics Committee, scored, and the winning submission will receive $100.00 and will be published in an upcoming issue of the Section’s Just Resolutions eNewsletter.  Read the full contest rules. Each participant will receive a certificate of participation upon submission of their analysis. Read the full hypothetical.

NYCBA Brief Writing 101

Register for Brief Writing 101. Get your step-by-step guide to researching and drafting a professional quality brief.   Join Program Instructor, Frederick A. Brodie, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and learn:
  • The first steps to take when writing your brief
  • How to state the facts
  • To prepare your Argument
  • Effective ways to use cases in your briefs
  • Ruthlessly editing
  • How to finish your brief
  • How to handle page & word-count limits
  • And much more...
Brief Writing 101 is FREE EVENT for all New York Bar Members. 
Want to become a member, click here to take advantage
of this & other great programs we offer year round! 

Don’t delay, register now!  All registered attendees will receive 2.0 Skills Credit!  For more information or to register for the program, please click here or call 212-382-6663.   

In accordance with the CLE Board’s revised Regulations and Guidelines, if you attended this program in the past you may not be permitted to apply the CLE credit for this program to fulfill your current CLE requirements.

PALS 2014 Summer Civil Rights Fellowship Program

PALS 2014 Summer Civil Rights Fellowship Program
  The application period for the PALS Civil Rights Fellowship Program started
October 29, 2013 and will conclude on Sunday, December 1, 2013.   

The PALS Civil Rights Fellowship Program:
This program has been designed to provide deserving law students of color, that are committed to pursuing a career in public interest, with a unique summer opportunity to work at one of three premier civil rights organizations:   

 Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

Through its generous donors, PALS aims to support law students of color that are interested in becoming part of the next generation of civil rights attorneys by enabling them to have an invaluable summer professional experience.  
Fellowship Sponsors:
The PALS 2014 Summer Civil Rights Fellowship Program stipends of $5,000 each are made possible by the generosity of:

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP  
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP 
Sidley Austin LLP    
To learn more about this amazing fellowship please click on

for further information
The application period begins TODAY, October 29th, 2013 and concludes on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 11:59 pm.
Applications will be reviewed and decided on a rolling basis, students are encouraged to apply early. 

The Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section

The New York Bar Foundation is accepting grant applications for The Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section which is to be conducted in summer 2014.

A completed application and supporting documentation as detailed in the guidelines must be submitted to The New York Bar Foundation on or before December 31st, 2013.

One grant, valued at $5,000.00, will be awarded to a public interest intellectual property organization or charity to conduct the fellowship. The fellowship will take place in summer 2014 and the organization will offer the fellowship to students enrolled in law school located in New York State during the 2014 spring semester, as well as persons who received their JD any time within the last 3 years.  The fellow will assist the organization with matters relating to intellectual property law.

For the application and complete fellowship guidelines visit http://www.tnybf.org/ScholarshipFellowships.htm.  


2013-14 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce the 2013-14 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition.

Organized by ELI and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS), this annual competition invites law students from across the country to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. Our goal is to inform the ongoing debate about the constitutional legitimacy of environmental laws and to recognize students who have advanced the state of scholarship through original analysis of cutting-edge topics. The winner receives a $2000 cash prize, public recognition, an offer of publication in ELI’s flagship journal, the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR), and a one-year individual membership to ELI.

Last year’s competition produced winner James E. Flynn III of Georgia State University. His article, “The Fraudulent Misrepresentation of Climate Science,” will appear in the December 2013 issue of ELR.

A copy of the 2013-14 competition notice can be found at http://www.eli.org/writing_contest.cfm. Submissions are due on April 7, 2014. For more about the competition and past winners, please visit http://www.eli.org/program_areas/writing_competition_index.cfm.

2014 Law School Diversity Scholarship

The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce its second annual 2014 Law School Diversity Scholarship for law students. The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.
The Law School Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The second annual award will be awarded in 2014. All information can be found by visiting http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/2014-buckfire-buckfire-p-c-law-school-diversity-scholarship-and-application.cfm. We hope that this scholarship is something that you will offer to your students as a source for financial aid. 

Deadline: May 31, 2014