Tannenwald Writing Competition

The 2014 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, 2014.

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

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


Equal Justice Works’ newest program, AmeriCorps JD!

AmeriCorps JD is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides law students with an opportunity to expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, military families, disaster victims, and other vulnerable populations.

This is an excellent opportunity for law students interested in public interest.

Participants in the AmeriCorps JD program will help resolve some of the most critical legal problems that prevent people from having decent jobs, safe housing, and stable family lives.  Priority will be given to applicants focusing on veterans’ issues although individuals with other focus areas are encouraged to apply. One innovation of this program is that law students will be starting internships on a rolling basis, including during the school year, providing more opportunities to serve than summer internships exclusively.  (This is an expansion of our former SummerCorps program.)

Law students who participate in AmeriCorps JD will have an opportunity to earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award – a voucher for education expenses – for dedicating 300 hours of service to a qualifying legal project with nonprofit programs or other qualifying organizations (as detailed  here<http://e2.ma/click/wgq2j/g0q3if/kriekc>), including legal aid organizations, veterans law clinics, courts and other state or local government agencies, or an academic institution.

Additional information:

  *   AmeriCorps JD applicants must be current students at Equal Justice Works  member law schools<http://e2.ma/click/wgq2j/g0q3if/0jjekc>.
  *   For service in the spring semester, applications are due January 15.
  *   For service in summer 2014, applications will open in March 2014 and will be due April 1.

To learn more about AmeriCorps JD, please visit  http://equaljusticeworks.org/americorpsjd>.

"At Equal Justice Works, we believe that many students begin law school with a desire to change lives.  AmeriCorps JD will allow students put that commitment into practice and have a positive impact on some of society’s most underserved communities."

The Women in the Profession Committee of the NYC Bar Book Series

JANUARY 23, 2014, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
NYC Bar Association/Women in the Profession Committee:  Book Series
BOOK: Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future by Richard Susskind
Program Moderator:
Professor Carol Buckler, Director, New York Law School Center for Professional Values and Practice
Martha Joerger, Client Relations Manager, Bryan Cave LLP
Danielle Rivner, Account Manager, Large Law Firm, for Thomson Reuters
Kimberly Williams, founder and CEO of RedShift Legal, Inc., a legal process outsourcing firm

The legal profession today is rapidly evolving, driven by technology, client demands, and expansion of the legal provider market. While every lawyer needs to understand the nature of these changes and how to adapt existing law practices, women lawyers in particular, especially those seeking alternative career paths, should be aware of the ground-floor opportunities and vast array of new legal jobs these changes will bring. No surprise then that Richard Susskind’s Tomorrow’s Lawyers has been described as required reading for all who will be navigating the new legal terrain. Susskind is a UK lawyer, speaker, and scholar, whose expertise focuses on the future of the profession and, in particular, the way in which technology is changing the work of lawyers. His slim and readable book is divided into three parts: (1) the future of legal services, including the key drivers of change and strategies for coping with that change; (2) the new legal landscape, including the future for law firms, the shifting role of in-house lawyers, and opportunities for greater access to justice; and (3) prospects for aspiring and entrepreneurial lawyers willing to capitalize on the “creative destruction” the profession is now experiencing.


The Future Leaders Scholarship 2014

The Brett Murphy Law Firm is offering an annual $2000 scholarship, called The Future Leaders Scholarship 2014, for law students who are working towards a Juris Doctorate Degree and who have an interest in personal injury law.

Scholarship applicants should visit http://www.washingtoninjury.com/library/future-leaders-scholarship to learn more about this scholarship and its requirements, and to access the scholarship application form. Brett Murphy will be accepting applications until July 15, 2014, and will notify the recipient on or about August 15, 2014.


NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Fifteenth Annual Law Student Writing Competition

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to announce its Fifteenth Annual Law Student Writing Competition.  

The contest announcement and rules for submission can be found at www.nysba.org/IPWritingCompetition

Cash awards, sponsored by prominent New York Law firms, will be presented to first and second place winners at the Section’s Annual Meeting in New York City on January 28, 2014. In addition, the article may be published in our section’s publication, Bright Ideas, which will be distributed to over two thousand Intellectual Property Law attorneys. 

The deadline for submissions is December 19, 2013.

Ladas Memorial Award Competition

The Ladas Memorial Award was established in memory of distinguished practitioner and author, Stephen P. Ladas, the Ladas Memorial Award Competition is an annual award that is presented in two categories–Student and Professional–for a paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to, or affects, trademarks.

The student and professional winners receive a U.S. $2,000 cash award; a set of Stephen P. Ladas’s three-volume treatise, Patents, Trademarks, and Related Rights; and an invitation to attend INTA’s Gala. The winning papers are also published in INTA’s legal journal, The Trademark Reporter.

Deadline: January 17, 2014

Please click on the following link for more information: http://www.inta.org/Academics/Documents/2014/2014_ladas_flyer.pdf.

2014 Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition

The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation is once again sponsoring an annual writing competition and invites law students to participate. The annual competition was recently renamed the Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition in honor of former IRS Commissioner (1973-1977) Don Alexander, who passed away in 2010. Mr. Alexander was a widely admired role model and advocate for writing skills and style in the area of tax law throughout his career.

All full-time and part-time law students currently seeking a juris doctor (J.D.) and all full-time law students currently seeking a master of laws (LL.M.) at an accredited law school are eligible to enter the competition. Students are allowed to submit any original paper conerning federal taxation, so long as it is not written as part of paid employment, concerning federal taxation. Papers should be between 20-50 pages, doubled spaced. Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible.

January 6, 2014

For more information, visit: http://www.fedbar.org/Sections/Section-on-Taxation/Writing-Competition.aspx

Bronx County Bar Association Scholarship

The Bronx County Bar Association will award two (2) scholarships, in the amount of $3,000.00 each, to eligible 1st, 2nd and 3rd year law school students who are domiciled in Bronx County. 

Applications must be received by February 4, 2014. Download application (after 11/15/2012.) The application is in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat you can download the free reader here.


2014 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship

Deadline Extended:

The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship.   

A completed application and supporting documentation as detailed in the guidelines must be submitted to The New York Bar Foundation on or before Sunday December 23, 2013.

The Fellowship, valued at $6,000, will be awarded to one (1) or two (2) students to spend the summer of 2014 (10 weeks) working on antitrust matters in the New York Office of New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region; or Department of Justice Antitrust Division, New York Field Office.  The Fellowship is open to all first-year (1L) and second-year (2L) students (as of the Fall 2014 semester) who are capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities and meet the criteria. 
Application and complete scholarship guidelines can be found at http://www.tnybf.org/ScholarshipFellowships.htm.  

The 2014 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship will be announced no later than FRIDAY, February 14, 2014.