12.28.2016

The New York Bar Foundation - Fellowship and Scholarship Offers



Through generous gifts from NYSBA Sections and donors, The New York Bar Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities to law students.

Please note, application deadlines vary.  For more information, applications, and guidelines visit The Foundation’s website at www.tnybf.org

ANTITRUST – Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship— (4) Value:  $6,000
The fellowship is open to all first-year (1L) and second-year (2L) students to spend the summer of 2017 (10 weeks) working on antitrust matters.

COMMERCIAL AND FEDERAL LITIGATION - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship—Value:  $6,000
The fellowship is available to all 1L students currently enrolled in a law school in the State of New York. The fellowship will take place in New York City.

Corporate Counsel - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Corporate Counsel Section Fellowship – Value: $6,000
The fellowship is available to all 2L students from a New York law school from under-represented groups capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities. The fellowship will take place at, The Urban Justice Center, New York City.

TRUSTS AND ESTATES LAW - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship – Value: $5,000.00 (4)
The fellowship will be awarded to first-year (1L) and second-year (2L) law students who are currently enrolled in law schools in the State of New York to work in trusts and estates law positions in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer of 2017. 

Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship – Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section – Value: $5,000.00 (1)
The fellowship will be presented to (1) student attending a law school in New York State to assist with the organization’s intellectual property law matters. The student must be enrolled in law school located in New York State during 2017 or have received their J.D. any time within the last 3 years to participate in the summer 2017 fellowship.

HEALTH LAW - Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law
The fellowship will be awarded to law students who are currently enrolled in law schools in the State of New York to work in Health law positions in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer of 2017. (More information will be announced at a later date.)

12.05.2016

WARREN & KALLIANOS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2016 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

The personal injury attorneys at Warren & Kallianos have seen the devastating outcomes of driver distraction far too many times. We want to raise awareness about this dangerous habit in an effort to end car crashes caused by inattention. We are proud to launch our annual scholarship program to assist young people in furthering their educations.

Eligibility to Enter the Scholarship Competition
We invite students from across the United States to enter the competition by submitting an essay. The contest is open to students who meet the following criteria:

High school juniors and seniors;
Students currently enrolled in 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities;
Applicants who are 17 years old or younger need to provide parental consent to enter. 
International students, those who are not U.S. citizens, and residents of U.S. territories are not eligible. 
Employees of Warren & Kallianos and their immediate family members are also not eligible.

Prizes
fIRST prize:      $1,500 Scholarship
second prize: $1,000 Scholarship
third prize:     $500 ScholarshiP


Application and Essay Requirements
Essays must address one of the above topics and contain at least 500 words, but no more than 1,000. Your essay must be your own original work. Plagiarism is a serious violation and will result in automatic disqualification.

Entries must be sent by email to: WarrenKallianosScholarship@gmail.com
Your submission must include:

Your essay as a Word document (in .doc or .docx format
            A digital photo of yourself (in .jpg or .png format)
      A copy of your school transcript or proof of enrollment
      A cover sheet with:
          Your name, address, and contact phone number
          A short bio (just two or three sentences) describing yourself
                    The name and address of your school
          A signature of a parent or guardian (if you are younger than 18)

Deadlines for Entering the Scholarship Competition
The deadline for submitting an essay to apply for a Driving Safety Scholarship is January 15, 2017.

12.01.2016

2016 Sattiraju Law Firm Employment Law Scholarship


Sattiraju Law Firm is pleased to announce the 2016 Sattiraju Law Firm Employment Law Scholarship. At the Sattiraju Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping hard-working people get the just pay and treatment they deserve. We want to expand our efforts of helping people by investing in the next generation of lawyers.

Even though all students with plans or who are currently attending law school are encouraged to apply, special consideration will be given to those who plan or are specializing in employment law or who are the immediate relative of a transport/truck driver that has been classified as an independent contractor. We believe employment law is an especially important area of law and want to encourage those who are committed to helping workers.

Who Is Eligible to Apply
Any student who will be attending an accredited college or university in the United States by Fall 2016 is eligible to apply. Applicants must have plans of attending law school in the future and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Award
The winning recipient of the scholarship will be announced on January 31, 2017. He or she will receive a $1,000 scholarship award, which will be paid directly to the college or university.

Deadlines
All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on December 30, 2016

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

How to Apply:
To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the application form below. You will need to answer a few essay prompts and submit an unofficial transcript.
For more information, please click on the link below:

10.01.2016

Employment Law Scholarship

The employment law attorneys at Strianese PLLC are interested in supporting students with strong academic credentials, demonstrating financial need, and an interest in attending law school and focusing on employment law issues.

PRIZE
The scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 and will be presented in the spring semester of 2017.

DEADLINE
The deadline for this scholarship is December 31, 2016.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The application is awarded primarily based upon merit & need.
  • Applicant must be attending college or law school by the Spring Semester of 2017.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. 
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
For further information and application please visit the link below.



7.28.2016

Albertson & Davidson's 2016 Scholarship

At the law firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP we understand that obtaining an education is the pathway to success for many young Americans, which is why we are pleased to announce that we will be awarding $2,500 college scholarship to the winner of our newly created essay contest. By creating this award, we hope to help the next generation of students realize their educational and professional goals.

Essay Question:
Courts in the United States have little power to change the terms of a valid will, even if some of its terms seem unfair to people who would normally expect to inherit assets. Do you think that it should be legal to disinherit your spouse or children, and should courts be able to change the terms of a will that they decide is unfair? Why or why not? 

Scholarship eligibility and application requirements:
The Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship is open to individuals who are currently attending or are planning on attending an accredited United States college or university during the fall 2016 semester.

Deadline:
Essays must be submitted by August 24,2016 to aldavscholarship@gmail.com.

For further information please visit: http://www.aldavlaw.com/scholarship/.

7.01.2016

Duffy Law Scholarship

At Duffy Law, LLC, LLC, our Connecticut criminal defense attorneys value education and helping those in need. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering a yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending college or graduate school in the near future.

ESSAY TOPIC

In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

"Why is it important to society that males and females be given equal opportunity to participate in youth and college sports?"

DEADLINE

Essays must be received by 9am EST July 15, 2016.

HOW IS THE WINNER CHOSEN?

The winner will be chosen according to the following set of criteria:

1. Application guidelines followed
2. Quality of writing
3. Thoughtfulness of answer

For further information please visit the link below.
http://www.duffylawct.com.

6.15.2016

2016 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.

Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.

PRIZE
The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Prize will be presented during the annual American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the Unites States in Washington, DC on November 5, 2016.

DEADLINE
The submission deadline is July 1, 2016.

Rules for the Warren E. Burger Prize writing competition are available on the American Inns of Court website at www.innsofcourt.org/burgerprize.

6.01.2016

Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition

The Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition was created to promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies. Students who have graduated from law school but who are not yet practicing law due to clerkships or other similar pursuits are also invited to submit papers.

FORM
Scholarly paper relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed, consisting of 9,000 - 13,000 words, including footnotes. Eligible papers must be typed, thoroughly cited and presented in a format suitable for publication, with no additional editing requirements. Papers must conform to bluebook requirements and may includes footnotes. Papers prepared for academic coursework are permitted.

SELECTION
All papers will be reviewed for their conformity to the above requirements and for their substantive treatment of the topic. Awards will be presented at the Religious Liberty Award Dinner in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

AWARDS
Top entries will receive the following awards:

First Place: $4000 cash award.

Second Place: $3000 cash award.

Third Place: $2000 cash award.

Honorable Mention: Four $1000 cash award.

SUBMISSION
All papers must be submitted on or before July 1, 2016.

5.27.2016

Stephen E. Herrmann Environmental Writing Award

The American College of Environmental Lawyers announces its annual Stephan E. Herrmann Environmental Writing Award for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Award:
The Herrmann Award is a stipend of $3,500 to the author of the winning submission, whether an article, note, case comment or essay, and $500 to the submitting law journal. The winner of the Herrmann Award will be invited to present his or her submission to the Fellows at the ACOEL Annual Meeting.

Eligibility:
Student edited law journals or equivalent publications published by accredited U.S. law schools are eligible to submit annually a single candidate article, note, case comment or essay selected for its ability to promote understanding of legal issues in the broad field of environmental law, including natural resources law or environmental or resources aspects of energy law.

Deadline:
The submission deadline is June 10, 2016.

More details and submission information are available in the link below.
http://www.acoel.org/file.axd?file=2016%2f3%2fHermann+Env.+Writing+Award+Notice.pdf.

5.26.2016

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.

Eligibility
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. 
Prizes
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.
Deadline
Articles must be submitted by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2016. 

More information regarding the competition rules can be found below.



www.laborandemploymentcollege.org

5.19.2016

SMITH-BABCOCK-WILLIAMS STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

The Competition honors the memory of three leading figures in American city planning law is open to law students and planning students writing on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government or environmental law.

SUBJECT MATTER
Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of significance in either city planning or associated areas of law.

PRIZE 
The winning entry will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer, the law journal of the American Bar Association's Section of State & Local Government Law. The Second Place paper will receive a prize of $400 and one Honorable Mention prize of $100 will be awarded.

DEADLINE
The deadline for submission of entries is June 3, 2016 and winners will be announced by August 22, 2016.

For further details regarding the competition please visit the link below.
https://www.planning.org/divisions/planningandlaw/writingcompetition/.

5.16.2016

Empowering Women Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm is pleased to announce our 2017 scholarship award for women studying law. The annual scholarship of $1500 will be awarded at the beginning of the fall semester (2017).

Deadline:
The application is due May 31, 2017.

Requirements:
This scholarship is judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement, school and community activities, and demonstrated leadership abilities. However, financial need will be given some consideration.

Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.

The applicant must be a current female law student.

For further information regarding the application please visit link below.
http://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-women-scholarship/.

5.06.2016

2016 Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest

The Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge law students to analyze environmental issues confronting us today.

Topic:
Any topic in environmental law.

Eligibility:
Contest open to all JD and LLM candidate students enrolled in New York State law school. Essays may have been submitted for course credit or for law reviews, but not as part of paid employment.

Length:
Maximum length, 35 double-spaced page.

Format:
Each entrant MUST submit a hard copt and an electronic version in Microsoft Work.

Awards:
The first place winner will receive a $1,000 prize, the second place winner will receive a $500 prize, and third place will receive $250. All winners will receive certificates.

To Enter:
Send hard copy to New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207, and email your entry to kplog@nysba.org.

Deadline: June 1, 2016.

For Further Information:
Contact Miriam E. Villani, Esq.
Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC
333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Suite 601
Uniondale, New York 11553
(516-228-1300)

5.02.2016

2016 Legal Writing Contest

The International Association of Defense Counsel announces its 2016 Legal Writing Contest, which is open to students in accredited law schools in the United States and Canada. IADC is an association of lawyers, barristers, solicitors, corporate counsel, and insurance executives from over 40 nations.

Topics
Entries must be the original work of a single author, not previously published, and they must cover the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, or other areas of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation.

Monetary Awards
An IADC committee will judge the contest and will reward monetary prizes of US $2,000 for the first place, US $1,000 for second, and $500 for third place. The judges also may award honorable mentions. Winning and honorable mention entries will be considered for publications in the IADC's quarterly Defense Counsel Journal.

Deadline for 2016 Entries
Entries must be received on or before Friday, May 20, 2016.


Further information regarding the contest is also available at http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/legal-writing-contest/.

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?

4.28.2016

Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC Scholarship

In order to try and make financial issues a little easier, the Weisblatt Law Firm is pleased to offer a $1000.00 scholarship. The ability to apply for this scholarship is open to any individual currently enrolled in a college or graduate program, or actively applying to attend one such program in 2016.

DEADLINE
The deadline is May 12, 2016.

TOPIC
To apply for the scholarships, applicants must submit a 750+ words essay on the following topic:

Would you rather venture into B2B (Business to Business) service based company or a service based B2C (Business to Consumer) company? Why?

For further information please visit the link below or contact the Weisblatt Law Firm at (713) 666- 1981.
http://weisblattlaw.com/the-weisblatt-law-firm-llc-1000-00-scholarship/.

4.21.2016

IBA 2016 Annual Conference Washington Scholarship Programme

The Corporate Law Section are pleased to announce that they are offering scholarships to attend the 2016 IBA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

The Scholarship will be awarded to young lawyers who wish to participate in the Annual Conference, but who may find financial difficulties in doing so. Applications are open to all qualified lawyers age 35 and under.

DEADLINE
The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, May 8, 2016.

For applications and further information visit below:
http://www.ibanet.org/Committees/Divisions/Washington_2016_Scholarship_Programme.aspx.

Biennia Scholarship Program 2017-2017

The Essex County Bar Association and its Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in conjunction with the Hon. Vincent J. Biunno Memorial Fund, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Biunno Scholarship Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarships are designed to offer financial assistance to persons with disabilities who are currently attending law school. For purposes of this scholarship, a disability is limited to a permanent physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual having such an impairment.

Criteria

1. Recipient must demonstrate a present and permanent physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual. Medical documentation establishing the nature and extent of the disability will be required.

2. Recipient must be a resident of New Jersey. There will be a preference given to Essex County residents.

3. Recipient must have attained a 3.0 or equivalent GPA in law school, or if they are an incoming student, a 3.0 undergraduate student.

4. A preference will be given to a person seeking to pursue a career in the field of advocacy for persons with disabilities.

5. A preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial needs.

Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted with all requested documentation no later than May 9, 2016. 

For further information or copies of the application email imendez@essexbar.com.

4.20.2016

Employment Law Scholarship

The employment law attorneys at Strianese PLLC are interested in supporting students with strong academic credentials, demonstrating financial need, and an interest in attending law school and focusing on employment law issues.

PRIZE
The scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 and will be presented in the spring semester of 2017.

DEADLINE
The deadline for this scholarship is December 31, 2016.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The application is awarded primarily based upon merit & need.
  • Applicant must be attending college or law school by the Spring Semester of 2017.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. 
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
For further information and application please visit the link below.





4.14.2016

33rd Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition

The Competition honors the memory of three leading figures in American city planning law is open to law students and planning students writing on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government or environmental law.

SUBJECT MATTER
Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of significance in either city planning or associated areas of law.

PRIZE 
The winning entry will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer, the law journal of the American Bar Association's Section of State & Local Government Law. The Second Place paper will receive a prize of $400 and one Honorable Mention prize of $100 will be awarded.

DEADLINE
The deadline for submission of entries is June 3, 2016 and winners will be announced by August 22, 2016.

For further details regarding the competition please visit the link below.
https://www.planning.org/divisions/planningandlaw/writingcompetition/.

4.13.2016

The Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

The Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics writing competition sponsored by the Notre Dame Law School will award the best submission on any legal ethics topic $2,500 prize.

Eligibility
Any student at an American or Canadian law school may submit an essay on any legal ethics topic. The essays will be judged on their clarity, coherence, creativity, insight, and mastery of the rules and cases relevant to the topic of the essay in question.

Deadline
The submission deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016.

For further information please visit the link below:
www.nd.edu/`ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf.

Questions and other inquires should be directed to the Notre Dame Law School at 574-631-6749.

4.12.2016

Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship

All awards are distributed at the discretion of the Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee. All applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to an accredited ABA approved law school at the time of the interview in order to be eligible for a scholarship award.

DEADLINE

All scholarship candidates MUST submit a COMPLETE and ACCURATE application and must include ALL required supplemental materials in a submission that must be postmarked no later than April 29, 2016 to be considered.

PROOF OF HUDSON COUNTY RESIDENCY

The Applicant must provide proof of Hudson County residency.


  • The Applicant must submit a typed, double-spaced Personal Statement. 
  • The Applicant must provide recommendation letters. 


For application and further details visit the link below.
http://www.hcbalaw.com/Foundation.aspx.