The Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation, a non-profit charitable and educational organization created under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, was established in 1991.  The Foundation provides FCBA members with a vehicle for serving the community through volunteer efforts.  Over 2,000 private and government lawyers, law students, and others interested in the field of communications law belong to the FCBA and the Foundation.  The Foundation also funds and awards various scholarships and internship stipends to students in college and law school.

The FCBA Foundation will award scholarships to law students in their second and third years of study who are attending any accredited law school in the United States.  Competitive awards will be based upon the financial need of the applicant, and may range from $2,500 to $10,000 annually.  

Deadline: April 1, 2014 

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LSAC Diversity Writing Competition

The Law School Admission Council's (LSAC) Diversity Committee announces the Best Practices for Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color and Students from other Underrepresented Groups in Law School Writing Competition.

The LSAC is committed to fostering diversity in law schools and the legal profession.  Currently, through its Diversity Committee, LSAC is operating at least eight diversity initiatives.

For more information about LSAC's initiatives and their writing competition, click HERE.

Deadline: May 1, 2014

Second Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Journal Writing Competition

The Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association announces the Second Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Journal Writing Competition.

Topic: Any law or legal issue affecting seniors and/or persons with disabilities, with a specific focus on historically underserved populations.  

Deadline: June 1, 2014

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2014 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers 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. Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. The most recent winning paper was "Prosecutorial Indiscretion: District Attorneys' Misuse of Alabama's Chemical Endangerment Law to Criminalize Pregnant Women's Substance Abuse" written by Amy Kokot, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (pdf).

The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay in NAWL's Women Lawyers Journal in Fall 2014.

Deadline: May 1, 2014.

2014 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship

The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship. Established in 2004 by the law firm, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., the scholarship will be awarded to a law school student who excels in legal writing and advocacy skills. An essay that displays excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills must be submitted for consideration of this scholarship.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

For more information, please click HERE.

2014 Legal Studies Institute Internships and Scholarships

The Fund for American Studies is accepting applications for the 2014 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC.  Applications will be accepted through March 18, 2014.    

Eligibility Requirements: first and second year law students and members of Touro Law's student legal organizations who may be interested in jumpstarting their legal careers in Washington, D.C. 

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.

Students may apply online at www.DCinternships.org/LSI.  Generous scholarships are available!  

May 22 – August 1, 2014
Washington, D.C.
Final Deadline: March 18, 2014                     

·         Legal Internship: Participants will be placed in a 9-week summer legal internship where they will work full-time and gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Internship sites include law firms, courts, public interest organizations and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies. 

·         Briefings and Activities: Participants will attend private briefings at institutions of the judicial, legislative and executive branches and will meet with prominent judges, lawyers and judicial scholars. Previous guest speakers have included:

o    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
o    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey
o    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski
o    D.C. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg

·         Career Development Activities: Workshops will be held to help prepare participants for success in their law careers, and planned networking events will facilitate professional interaction.

·         Attorney Mentor Program: Each participant will be matched with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program.

·         Constitutional Law Course at Georgetown Law: You will be enrolled in a constitutional law course titled “Constitutional Interpretation: Originalism in Theory and Practice.” Classes will be held at Georgetown University Law Center and taught by Georgetown Law faculty. Students will receive credit from Ohio Northern University Pettit School of Law or from Georgetown University Law Center for an additional fee.

·         Housing: Students will live in fully-furnished apartments in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other Institute participants as roommates. The apartments provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.

·         Cost: The cost to attend LSI is $4,500 and includes housing and tuition for the constitutional law course.

·         Scholarships: 70% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.

“LSI was the most remarkable experience for which I could have asked. I met wonderful people, was placed in an intellectually stimulating internship, and was offered many professional opportunities. If I could, I would participate again in a heartbeat.”
Michelle Anderson, Louisiana State University Law Center
Legal Intern, D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings


BARBRI’s Public Interest Fellow Contest

Students can submit a video to BARBRI answering the question “Why Do I want to work for Save the Children” and the winner will secure a 1 year paid position with Saves the Children as well as a free BARBRI course.

·         The nonprofit organization: Save the Children
·         Where STC (and the job) is based: Westport, CT – the organization’s U.S. headquarters
·         What is the job: In-house counsel
·         The salary: $50,000 (one year position per the contest rules)
·         Do students have to take/pass the CT bar exam: No, because it is an in-house counsel position
·         How will the winning student get to CT: BARBRI will reimburse up to $5,000 for relocation costs
·         How will the three finalists get to STC for interviews: BARBRI will reimburse their travel costs (airfare etc.)

More information can be found at http://barbri.shycast.com/.