Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law

The Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law is part of the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Challenge to develop and execute initiatives to increase the diversity of its membership, leadership and programs. The primary goal of the Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law program is to increase representation of lawyers and students from a diverse range of backgrounds in health law. The Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law program will provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds an opportunity to experience health law practice.

The Fellowship
The Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law plans to place 2 Diversity Law students in an 8-week summer fellowship with a healthcare attorney or facility in New York City. 
  • $5,000 stipend
  • Luncheon with healthcare leaders and attorneys
The Fellowship is open to all students as of fall 2015 semester who are enrolled in law school in the State of New York, who intend to practice law in New York State upon graduation, and who are capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities. 

Fellowship Length
The Fellowship will take place during the summer of 2016 for a period pf eight weeks from June 8, 2016 to July 31, 2016.

All hard copy material submissions must be postmarked on or before November 30, 2015

For application and further information visit the link below.

The Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship

The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship, which has been established by The Foundation through gifts from the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association.

The Fellowship is open to all first-year and second-year students who are capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities and meet the criteria under the heading "Judging."

Payment of Fellowship
Each Fellow will receive $3,000 at the start of the Fellowship with the remaining $3,000paid to each Fellow at the end of the Fellowship.

All hard copy materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or before November 30, 2015.

For application and further information visit the link below.


Peck Law Firm Scholarship

The Peck Law Firm of Charleston, SC is proud to announce the 2016 Peck Law Firm Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship is dedicated to helping the scholarship winner pay for a law-related college, graduate school, or law school degree.
The Peck Law Firm helps men and women find solutions to their divorce, child custody, alimony, property division, and family law problems throughout the Low Country of South Carolina.

Who Can Apply?
This scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will have graduated from high school before July 1, 2016. Only students, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher and who are seeking a law-related degree, may apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Amount and Deadline
Any student seeking the scholarship must complete the on-line application, which appears below. All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on May 31, 2016. The winner will be announced on July 31 and will receive a one-time award of $2,000 to be used for school-related expenses.

Judging Criteria
This scholarship will be judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement and a written response of not more than 1,500 words to the essay question. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and resumes.

How to Apply?

Each applicant must fill out the form below and submit an essay of not more than 1,500 words in which the applicant answers the question: What effects will the legalization of gay marriage have on religion, culture, and/or family law in America?

2016-17 Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program

Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) seeks applications from current 3Ls and recent law school graduates to work for one year as a Reproductive Justice Federal Fellow at a selected placement organization in Washington, D.C.

In 2010, LSRJ launched the Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP) as a means to enhance the capacity of organizations working to influence law and policy as it relates to reproductive justice and to build a pipeline for future reproductive justice lawyers. The RJFP provides new lawyers with entry points and professional development opportunities in reproductive justice law and policy advocacy. LSRJ has now successfully selected and placed six classes of Reproductive Justice (RJ) fellows at non-profit organizations with offices in Washington D.C. For more information about the RJFP, visit: www.RJFP.lsrj.org.

The RJ Fellow will receive a $51,000 stipend and be placed at a selected organization in Washington D.C. from the end of August 2016 through August 2017. As a law school graduate with an understanding of the reproductive justice framework, the RJ Fellow will assist in research, interpretation, and application of law to aid the placement organization’s organizing, publication, and policy pursuits.

Applicants must meet the necessary qualifications and must be in their final year of law school or a recent law school graduate. (post- 2010)

All application material must be received by LSRJ by 5:00 pm PST on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Questions by email ONLY to RJFP@lsrj.org.

Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2015-2016

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is pleased to announce the Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2015-2016, which is co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor & Employment  Law.

Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2015. Graduate Students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible. Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar.

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
First Place: $3000, Second Place:$1000, Third Place: $500.
  • The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author will be a guest at the annual CLE program, of the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Articles must be submitted by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2016. 

More information regarding the competition rules can be found below.

Faith E. O'Neal Scholarship Scholarship

In 2005, in recognition of her outstanding work on behalf of the Queens County legal community and her overall professional excellence, the Queens County Women’s Bar Association established The Faith E. O’Neal Scholarship, honoring the memory of Faith E. O’Neal.

Faith was a dedicated member, board member and officer of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association. She served as the co-chair of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York’s Diversity Committee and a state delegate for the Queens County Women’s Bar Association. Faith was the President of the Law Secretaries and Law Assistants Collegium and the Association of Law Secretaries to the Justices of the Supreme and Surrogates Court.

Two scholarships, each in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) will be awarded to two outstanding law students who have demonstrated a sincere dedication to Public Interest.  

Eligible recipients are students enrolled at an ABA accredited law school that have completed their first full semester and are domiciled in Queens County, or attend a law school in Queens County. 

  • The scholarship committee shall make its determination based on community service, financial need, academics and a written personal statement. 
Completed applications must be received by November 11, 2015.

Application can be found below

For further information please visit: http://www.qcwba.org/faith-oneal-scholarship/.