The 2014 Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship

The New York Bar Foundation is now accepting applications for The 2014 Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship. The fellowship is valued at $6,000 and will take place in summer 2014.  The fellowship is available to all 1L minority students currently enrolled in a law school in the State of New York. The fellowship will take place in New York City in the Chambers of Justice Marcy Friedman, Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, New York, New York County, 60 Centre Street, New York. 

Click on the following link for the guidelines, application, and listing of required documents to accompany the application for the fellowship: http://www.tnybf.org/.

Please note the deadline for submission of all application materials is January 31, 2014. 

2014 Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & Scholarship Awards

The American Bar Association Section of International Law is pleased to announce the 2014 Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & 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 a travel stipend up to $1,000 to the Spring Meeting in New York City and the opportunity to be published in a Section publication.

Deadline to enter is December 31, 2013.  New to the Competition this year includes a video component and a $500.00 prize for the law school with the most submissions.

Topic of Essay: The Edward Snowden Case

For more information including the competition guidelines please go to www.americanbar.org/intlaw or contact Director of Membership Angela Benson at angela.benson@americanbar.org


LGBTQ Scholarships

Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.


November 1, 2013 - January 21, 2014

For information about the Point Foundation LGBTQ scholarships, click on the following link: http://www.pointfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=378.


Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition

The Florida State University presents the 2014 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration.  

Beginning in 2014, the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, based in both the FSU College of Medicine and the FSU College of Law, will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions. This writing competition is made possible by a generous gift from Mollie and Paul Hill.

Deadline: January 2, 2014

For more information, click HERE.

2014 Minority Fellowship in Environmental Law

2015 Minority Fellowship in Environmental Law is sponsored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).

Award Criteria: Minority law students -- first-year, second-year and third year (evening only) -- are eligible for the fellowship program if they are either enrolled in a New York law school or were permanent residents of the state and enrolled in a law school in the United States. As fellows, they also participate in activities of the state and city bar associations.

Prize Awarded: $6,000 for use during the summer while working on environmental cases for government or not-for-profit law offices.

Click to view/download the 2014 Minority Fellowship Flyer or application.

2014 Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest

2014 Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest sponsored by the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). 

The first place winner will receive $1,000, the second place winner will receive $500, and the third place winner will receive $250.  The first place essay will be published by the NYSBA in The New York Environmental Lawyer, and the second and third place winning essays will be considered for publication.  All three will receive an invitation to the fall conference of the Environmental Law Section. 

Deadline is June 2, 2014.  For more information, visit http://www.nysba.org/Sections/Environmental/Section_Fellowships_and_Awards/Professor_William_R__Ginsberg_Memorial_Essay_Contest.html .


2014 Summer Law Internship Program - Statewide - Volunteer Law Students

2014 Summer Law Internship Program - Statewide - Volunteer Law Students

The Office of the New York State Attorney General is seeking talented law students for its 2014 Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP). The SLIP generally runs for 8 - 10 weeks between June and August. The 2014 SLIP will begin on June 2, 2014. Interns commit to work full-time for the entire duration of the program. These internships are either volunteer positions, externships for course credit, funded by a public service grant obtained by the student, or work study funded by a law school.

Placements are available statewide within the Divisions of Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Social Justice, State Counsel, Appeals and Opinions, Regional Affairs, and Administration. Law students are needed to assist attorneys in all phases of their work including but not limited to legal research, drafting of briefs, memos and pleadings, document review, obtaining records from clients, responding to discovery requests, preparing for depositions and trials, and performing some clerical work. We are seeking hardworking interns who are committed to public service and have excellent legal research and writing skills; fluency in other languages (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, etc.) in addition to English is a plus, but not required.

Students selected for the SLIP will be assigned to one of the bureaus in the main offices in either Manhattan or Albany, or to one of the smaller regional offices. The practice area of a bureau is generally reflected in its name.  Our regional offices are located in Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Harlem, Suffolk, Nassau, Plattsburgh, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, and Westchester. The regional offices are full-service locations that handle matters such as: consumer fraud complaints and mediations; consumer frauds and related criminal prosecutions; civil rights and labor law prosecutions; and the investigation and prosecution of environmental law violations. In addition, they handle State Counsel matters in defense of the state, its agencies and employees in lawsuits brought in state and federal courts. For more information about the work of a bureau or regional office, please click here to visit the Divisions Section of our website.

Applicants should only apply for those bureaus and/or regional offices of interest to them. Location preferences will be honored; however, bureau assignment may ultimately be made based upon the needs of the office.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability and is committed to workplace diversity.
Applications for the 2014 SLIP are being received online. To apply, please go to our website, www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings?field_job_post_cat_value=Student+Positions&title=&field_job_post_location_value=All.  Click on the link for the SLIP (make sure you are accessing the
link for law students), then click the bureau or regional office of interest; applicants will be taken to the online application page for that particular intern position.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a cover letter, resume, most recent law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), writing sample, and the contact information for three (3) references and/or letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead). Please Note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

♦ Please apply to no more than 5 bureaus/regional offices. Applications are submitted separately for each bureau/regional office and applicants will be notified of the decision on each application.
♦ Upon submission of an application, you will have the opportunity to apply for other available openings in different bureaus/regional offices.
♦ If applying to multiple bureaus/regional offices, we recommend that you submit the same cover letter for each application, ranking those bureaus/regional offices in order of your preference.
♦ Applications from first-year law students should be submitted December 1 or later, preferably
when first semester grades are available.

For questions about the SLIP, the application process or assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at Recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

* Please note that positions are filled on a rolling basis.

For more information, please visit the website, www.ag.ny.gov.


Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC

The Fund for American Studies is now accepting applications for the 2014 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC.  If you are interested in spending your summer in DC, please read on.

The Legal Studies Institute provides the opportunity for law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.

Outstanding students may also be nominated by faculty or administration for the program. Nominated students will receive priority consideration for admission and scholarships. You may nominate students by visiting the link: www.DCinternships.org/Nominate.

Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of February 6, 2014 to receive priority admissions consideration and a 5% discount on their tuition balance.

Should you have any questions, please contact LEGAL@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.


Labor and Employment Law Writing Competition

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2013-2014 writing competition.

This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2013. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible. Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country, but papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered. Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine. Entries will be evaluated on topic selection, analysis, quality of research, grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, overall appearance, and relevance to the practicing labor and employment law bar.

The following prizes may be awarded by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers: First Place: $1500, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, and its author will be a guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for publication.

To be considered, articles must be submitted by 6 p.m. EDST on May 15, 2014.

For more information, please visit: http://www.laborandemploymentcollege.org/products/writing%20competition.aspx.