1-800-LAW-FIRM Law School Scholarship

1-800-LAW-FIRM Law School Scholarship Program Advisory Board challenges law school students to demonstrate how they would improve the legal system. The prize is a $10,000 law school scholarship.
The 1-800-LAW-FIRM Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students who are at least 18 years of age and who will be enrolled, or will be enrolling, at an accredited United States law school in 2014-2015. Applicants will be evaluated based on their essay which must demonstrate how they would improve the legal industry during their career.  To view terms and conditions, please click on the link provided. 
The deadline is October 5, 2014.

Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law Scholarship

The Appelman Law Firm, a Minneapolis law firm, announces their first Criminal Defense Law Scholarship. They are offering a $1,000 scholarship for the upcoming fall semester to a law students who meets the eligibility requirements.
The recipient must be a current law school student, or has been accepted to attend law school this fall. Recipients must fill out and submit the application by 05/31/2014

For more information, please visit http://aacriminallaw.com/press-media/2014-appelman-law-firm-criminal-defense-law-scholarship.


Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC Essay Contest

The law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to announce that they are offering eight scholarships to deserving law school students who author winning essays in their Second Annual Law School Scholarship Essay Contest.

 Deadline is June 9, 2014.


31st Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition

The Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association announces its 31st Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition.  The competition is open to law students and planning students writing on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law or environmental law. 

The deadline is June 6, 2014.

For more information, visit http://www.planning.org/divisions/planningandlaw/writingcompetition/.


American College of Employment Benefits Counsel Writing Competition

is pleased to announce the

SUBJECT: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law.
OPEN TO: Any J.D. and graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D) law students enrolled at any time between August 15, 2012 and August 15, 2013.
SUBMIT BY: June 1, 2013.
PRIZES: Clarin M. Schwartz Memorial Award $1,500; Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award $1,500.

Winners will be honored during the College’s annual black tie dinner on November 9, 2013 in New Orleans. They will receive a plaque and an employee benefits treatise published by BNA Books. If deemed suitable by the editors, one or more of the winning papers will be published by the BNA Pension and Benefits Reporter, the BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal or another employee benefits publication. The winning papers will also be distributed to the Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, who are experienced attorneys that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field in a wide range of practice settings including law and consulting firms, universities, labor unions, advocacy organizations and government agencies throughout the United States.
For more information, visit http://www.acebc.com/employee-benefits-writing-competition.

Defense Research Institute (DRI) Law Student Membership Benefits

DRI, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel, is an international membership organization.  DRI provides education, business development and networking opportunities to its members.  DRI has 25 substantive law committees focused on developing cutting edge dialogue, resources and educational seminars on various areas of practice.  Its members have access to tools, directories and resources designed to enhance their practice.  See  www.dri.org.   

Law student members receive complimentary registration to all DRI seminars, complimentary registration to the annual meeting, access to DRI tools, directories and resources, and are encouraged to participate on the Young Lawyers Committee. 

Get a head start on networking efforts and enjoy DRI membership benefits now!  If interested, please complete and submit the attached membership application with the annual fee payment of $20.00

ABA’s 2014 Energy Law Student Writing Competition

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee is pleased to announce the 2014 Energy Law Student Writing Competition.

2014 Topic: Any issue related to energy law—you may advocate a position, educate an audience on an issue, analyze a case, etc.  In addition to the cash awards, winning entries will be published nationwide, as they have in past years, in one of the ABA committee electronic publications.

Deadline: Submissions must be received via e‐mail by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, May 16, 2014.

For more information, please visit http://www.americanbar.org/groups/environment_energy_resources/membership/law_student_resources/writing_competitions.html.

Free Bar Prep Webinar from ABA, BARBRI

ATTENTION Graduating Students:

Studying for the bar exam?  Don’t miss this free webinar with strategies vetted by BARBRI®. 

Bar Exam Prep: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes
Thursday, May 22, 1 p.m. ET
Register at ambar.org/barprep

You'll hear real-life pointers recommended by new lawyers who successfully passed their bar exams on:
•   Developing a study schedule
•   Maintaining a positive mindset and attitude
•   Taking practice tests
•   Making effective use of your final week
•   Succeeding on exam day

Plus, you’ll receive a free ABA membership! Register at ambar.org/barprep and start your free membership in one simple step.

This webinar is brought to you by ABA's Young Lawyers Division and Law Student Division with thanks to BARBRI, our program sponsor.


Good Luck on Final Exams

The Office of Student Services wishes all students the best of luck on their final exams.