9.19.2017


Application Deadline Extended at Career Fair for Select Positions!
  • Did you miss the prescheduled interview application deadline for the Conference & Career Fair?
  • You're in luck! The deadline for positions with the organizations below has been extended to Wednesday, September 20 at 11:59 p.m.!
    • Alaska Legal Services Corporation
    • Farmworker Justice
    • Federal Public Defender of Kansas
    • Gideon's Promise
    • Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
    • Legal Assistance of Western New York
    • Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
    • Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel
    • Network for Victim Recovery
    • New Hampshire Legal Assistance
    • Northwest Justice Project
    • Philadelphia Legal Assistance
    • Public Justice Center
    • Southern Environmental Law Center
    • State of Alaska-Office of Public Advocacy
    • Wisconsin Judicare
  • This select group of employers have opted to reopen their application window as they are still looking for more candidates to fill their interview schedules.
  • Be sure to check out the registration and application guide to walk you through the process. Please remember that registration is a three-step process, you'll set up a profile, register for the event and then begin to apply to jobs and internships.
  • Questions: please email careerfair@equaljusticeworks.org.
Advocates for Children of New York-Internship Open House

  • Interested in education law and direct legal services?
  • On WednesdayOctober 4th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) will be hosting an Open House Information Session for law students interested in AFC’s Summer Legal Internship in Education Advocacy Program
  • The Open House will give law students the opportunity to learn about AFC, meet AFC staff, hear from former interns and ask questions about the internship program.
  • Location: 151 West 30th Street, 4th Floor. If students cannot come in person, they are welcome to participate via Google Hangout!
  • To reserve a spot: RSVP to Harold Hinds at hhinds@advocatesforchildren.org. Students planning on attending via Google Hangout should RSVP at least one day in advance.
  • Questions: feel free to contact me at hhinds@advocatesforchildren.org or Rohini Singh at rsingh@advocatesforchildren.org.
  • Deadline: for the first round of internship program applications is Tuesday, October 9, 2016 at 11:59pm.

9.14.2017

The Columbian Lawyers Scholarship Corporation, Queens County Annual Scholarship

The Columbian Lawyers Scholarship Corporation is now accepting applications for their annual scholarships to be awarded in December 2017.
  • Amount: The scholarships are generally in the sum of $4,000 to $5,000 for each recipient. There are typically (3) three scholarships offered each year
  • Criteria: The award is based upon need, scholarship, and extracurricular activities.
  • Requirements: Applicants must reside in Queens County. The student must also have Italian ancestry.
  • Deadline: November 21, 2017.
  • Application Requests: Please email laurie@rcsklaw.com or utilize attached application.
  • Where to submit application: Please submit the Columbian Lawyers Association Inc. Scholarship Application and all supporting material to the to the Columbian Lawyers Scholarship Committee, Attn: Thomas J. Rossi, Esq., 42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston NY 11363. 

9.13.2017

  • Market.biz will be offering a scholarship called “Market.biz $1500 Scholarship".
  • The scholarship is for $1500.00 and is renewable for each year you are in law school!
  • How to Apply: Write an essay about any of these three topics:
    • 1. How has technology changed the face of market research through the years?
    • 2. The Impact of Online Market Research on Society.
    • 3. Identify two poor market research techniques, and suggest how they could be improved?

  • It should be minimum 1,000 words long. Use facts, medical advice, products, references - whatever you need to create a useful text.
  • How to Submit: Send the PDF document to us at admin@market.biz with email title: “$1500 Scholarship Application”.
  • Deadline: Before 30th June 2017 for fall 2017 and October 30th, 2017 for spring 2018 scholarship (also every year).
  • Additional instructions and eligibility requirements can be seen by visiting https://market.biz/scholarship/
  • For the first time the Puerto Rican Bar Association, through its scholarship fund, will be awarding legacy scholarships in celebration of its 2017 Puerto Rican Bar Association Diamond Jubilee.
  • Each scholarship recipient will receive Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) yearly until graduation. The scholar will receive Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) per semester.
  • Requirements: To receive the award, the scholarship recipient must be of Puerto Rican or Latino descent, remain in good academic standing, and enrolled full-time at an accredited American Bar Association Law School in New York State.
  • Applicants must submit: An essay of 2,500 words or less discussing the importance of having Puerto Rican and Latino attorneys in the legal profession.
  • Where to submit application: All applications, essays, and required materials must be submitted in PDF format to Stephanie Correa, Esq. at corresponding-secretary@prbany.com and 5 hard copies with 5 USB drives or CDs to Carmen A. Pacheco, Esq., 340 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201.
  • Deadline: TWO DAYS AWAY. September 15, 2017.
  • Additional instructions and eligibility requirements can be seen by visiting http://prbascholarshipfund.org/how-to-apply/
$1500.00 (renewable) Scholarship Announcement
  • choosebestmattress.com is offering a scholarship called “ChooseBestMattress's $1500 Scholarship".
  • The scholarship is for $1500.00 and is renewable for each year you are in law school!
  • How to Apply: Write an essay about 1) "Tips to get A Good Night Sleep" or 2) “Correlation Between Mattress and Sleep”. It should be maximum 1,000 words long. Use facts, medical advice, products - whatever you need to create a useful essay.
  • How to Submit: Send the PDF document to Richard: richardmorse44@gmail.com with email title: “$1500 Scholarship Application”.
  • Deadline of submission: Before 30th October 2017 (Also Every Year).
  • Additional instructions and eligibility requirements can be seen by visiting https://choosebestmattress.com/scholarship/

9.12.2017

Summer Law Student Intern Program in Education Advocacy

Are you interested in experiencing a summer internship that will allow you to work closely with children?


  • You're in luck! Advocates for Children of New York is seeking applications for their 2018 summer legal internship program in education advocacy! 
  • In addition, AFC is also seeking spanish-speaking law students for its Summer Law Intern Program in Education Advocacy!
  • Who is AFC?: AFC is a not-for-profit organization that works to ensure a high-quality education for New York City students who face barriers to academic success, focusing on students from low-income backgrounds.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of practice areas involving education advocacy including disability rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, mental health advocacy, charter school law, the school to prison pipeline, poverty law, and racial justice. 
  • This unique experience will allow you to work throughout all stages of representation including case investigation, settlement negotiations, and administrative hearing preparation.
  • Deadline: Second-year students are strongly encouraged to apply in the first round of applications due by October 10th at 11:59pm.
  • The final application deadline for all law students is January 3, 2018,11:59 pm.
  • How to apply: Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to summerlawintern@advocatesforchildren.org.
  • Questions: Feel free to contact me at hhinds@advocatesforchildren.org or Rohini Singh at rsingh@advocatesforchildren.org.
  • Below, please find PDFs for more details on AFC and how to apply.

9.11.2017

Attention Touro Law Students!
  • Thinking about becoming a criminal defense attorney? 
  • Want to better understand the consequences of our currents administrations travel ban policy? 
  • Touro Law Center is proud to announce that alumni, Cory Morris, and Zachary Sega, a rising 2L, have written a terrific article in the Suffolk Trial Lawyer, which dissects the ramifications of the holding from Jae Lee v. United States, a case that focuses on the issue of deportation for noncitizens. 
  • To read the full edition of the Suffolk Trial Lawyer, click on the below link! (Article can be found on pages 18 and 23).



Reminder to ALL TOURO LAW STUDENTS AND ALUMNI!
  • The Queens County Bar Association LGBT Committee in cooperation with the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York will be holding the third annual mixer/networking event for law students living in Queens and neighboring areas.
  • The event will be taking place in TWO DAYS! On September 13, 2017, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
  • Don't miss out on this wonderful networking opportunity!
  • See attached flyer for more information.

9.07.2017

  • The Albany office of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York is seeking a candidate ASAP to participate in the application process for an exciting fellowship opportunity!
  • If the proposal is accepted, a talented new lawyer, committed to protecting and furthering the rights of LGBTQ people, will have the opportunity to lead an innovative project in the Capital District.
  • Criteria: To be eligible for the fellowship, candidates MUST graduate law school prior to the start of the fellowship (September 2018). Candidates MUST NOT have held a full-time permanent public interest attorney position previously, or participated in any other major fellowship program (except EJW AmeriCorps Fellowship).   
  • Salary$44,368 to $50,184 DOE.  LASNNY is a unionized program with excellent health insurance and fringe benefits, generous holidays and leave time. 
  • DeadlineSeptember 17, 2017 - Applications will be reviewed upon receipt
  • To apply: Please send letter of interest, with resume, writing sample, and three references to both Geri Pomerantz, Managing Attorney, at gpomerantz@lasnny.org  and Margaret Wood at mwood@lasnny.org
  • To learn more about the Equal Justice Works fellowship see http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships
  • For more information about LASNNY’s proposed LGBTQ Rights Project, contact Geri Pomerantz at 518-212-3798. 

  • Looking for a great resource for your job search?
  • The New York City Bar is inviting recent law graduates and current law school students to a one-day boot camp that provides pivotal career planning information and skill building.
  • Whether you are seeking a job at a large or small firm, government or public interest organization, hanging out your own shingle, or not sure what your next step should be, these sessions will provide information that will help you achieve success.
  • Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Fee: Students and Alumni of Sponsoring Law Schools admission is FREE!
  • Questions: Please contact the Membership Department at 212.382.6665 or membershipservices@nycbar.org. 
  • Registration information: CLICK HERE!

9.05.2017




  • Attention all Touro Law Students!
  • Thinking about heading out to California? Here is an opportunity to take advantage of a wonderful networking event.
  • Thanks to the generous donations of sponsors, the 11th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys is pleased to offer complimentary registrations for the ENTIRE conference program!
  • Location: Conference will take place at the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law located at 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866. The Gala Dinner will take place at Royal Restaurant, which is located at 1315 N Tustin St B, Orange, CA 92867.
  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017, to currently-enrolled law students.
  • Remember: Tickets are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis!
  • For more information about the conference and registration, visit www.ncvaa.org.
  • Questions: Please contact Teri Pham, CA, Conference Co-Chair at tpham@enensteinlaw.com

9.01.2017

The AABANY’s Diversity Career Fair and Expo
- Looking to secure a Summer Internship or Post Graduate Position?


  • The AABANY’s Diversity Career Fair and Expo will be hosting more than 20 employers from the public, private, and corporate sectors will participate, and 10 employers will conduct on-site interviews for positions for experienced attorneys, recent law school graduates, current law students, and interns.
  • Deadline: please submit applications to resume@aabany.org by September 7th.
  • The employers that have committed to participating this year, include all DA's Offices of the five boroughs of New York City; the U.S. Attorney's Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; the Legal Aid Society; the Sonia C. Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program; multiple law firms; and many more.
  • Remember: This is not a random resume drop; any complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered. 
  • Requirements: Pre-Screening process for the employers conducting on-site interviews are available at this link.
  • In the subject line, please list 2017 DCF Interviews, your name and the employers that you are applying to (e.g., “2017 DCF Interviews – Jane Doe – Kings and Queens DA”).  You must also complete an intake form.
  • Resume Book: If you are interested in having your resume included in the resume books that will be distributed to all participating employers, please send your resume to resume@aabany.org by September 14th, and include "2017 DCF Resume Book" in the subject line.
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8.31.2017



  • Are you looking to have some fun while making new connections?  Well you are in luck!
  • The Queens County Bar Association LGBT Committee in cooperation with the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York will be holding the third annual mixer/networking event for law students living in Queens and neighboring areas.
  • Why go you ask? You can build up your network of colleagues, establish yourself as the "go-to" attorney for a particular field of practice, meet potential clients, and find others to whom you can refer cases that are outside your specialty.
  • Date: September 13, 2017, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
  • Location: Austin's Ale House, 80-72 Austin Street, Kew Gardens, Queens.
  • Questions? Please feel free to contact tjburrows@aol.com or (917) 499-8198.

8.30.2017

PLD Fellowship Announcement

Attention to ALL Touro Law Students! 
  • The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association is accepting application submissions from current Touro Law students for its 2017-18 Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship
  • Award: One fellowship with a stipend of $2,500 is awarded.
  • The stipend includes a $1,500 award and a $1,000 stipend to attend the APA’s National Planning Conference!
  • Application Requirements: Applicants for the Fellowship Program MUST complete the attached application form submit all of the following electronically, except for the official transcript:
    1. A personal and background statement written by the student, describing his/her interest in a career in planning and the law, and describing what impact the student wants to make in the planning and law field. The statement should be single-spaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font, and no longer than 1,000 words. 
    2. One letter of recommendation in support of the student's application and career goals;
    3. Transcripts of current course of study: Students should include an unofficial transcript in the electronic application and have an official transcript sent under separate cover by mail. Second year law students should submit law school transcripts, second year planning students should submit planning school transcripts, and first year law or planning students should submit undergraduate transcripts. Students should request official transcripts with adequate time for receipt by the PLD Fellowship Program Administrator no later than September 15, 2017
    4. A resume of work experience and background; 
    5. Verification of student enrollment (for current students) or a copy of an acceptance letter from a PAB accredited graduate planning school or a law school (for incoming students); and 
    6. The student’s signature on the application form.
  • DEADLINE: Submissions are due on September 15, 2017.
  • See attached links for application information!
  • 2017-18 PLD Fellowship Application

7.20.2017

MaxFilings Scholarship Essay Contest

MaxFilings is offering a biannual collegiate scholarship opportunity in the amount of $1,000. To participate in the scholarship essay contest, applicant must answer the following question in 500 to 750 words: After college, do you plan to work for yourself or someone else? Why?

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Must be a U.S. resident or resident alien who is registered at a U.S. college or university.
  • Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship application signator.
  • Only one submission per student will be considered.
The deadline for submission is: January 19, 2018 

7.12.2017

Summer 2017 Volunteer Opportunity with LawHelpNY

LawHelpNY.org, a website designed to help low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems, is looking for law student, law graduate and attorney volunteers to staff the LiveHelp chat service. Volunteers staff LiveHelp, an online, real-time chat service that directs users towards relevant self-help materials, legal services organizations and court information.

Volunteer Positions: 
LiveHelp is offered Monday through Friday from 9am to 9pm. 
Staffing is broken into four 3-hour shifts: 9am to 12pm, 12pm to 3pm, 3pm to 6pm, and 6pm to 9pm. 
*The evening shift (6-9pm) is currently fully staffed.

Volunteer are required to:
1. View a two-hour online training session and successfully complete a follow-up small group training and practice chat. 

2. View supplemental online trainings on the civil legal issues most frequently inquired about on LawHelpNY, such as family and housing law.

3. Commit to at least one weekly three-hour shift for a minimum of ten weeks. 

4. Volunteers are responsible for tracking their own time and reporting that to LawHelpNY. 

5. Complete an exit survey at the end of their service.

  • Due to the significant investment in training and administration for each volunteer, it is expected that volunteers will commit to at least 30 hours of service as a LiveHelp operator. 
  • Volunteers work from their own computer, in any location where they can reliably access the Internet.
Upon satisfactory completion of the requisite number of hours and the exit survey, LawHelpNY will complete any required paperwork necessary to satisfy the pro bono requirement of the New York State Bar or your respective law school.

To apply, complete the LiveHelp Volunteer Questionnaire and email your resume to 
LiveHelp Coordinator Michelle Born at mborn@nylawhelp.org

For further information, please contact LiveHelp Coordinator Michelle Born at mborn@nylawhelp.org or 212-760-2554, ext. 495. 

7.11.2017

2017 Q3 Scholarship Contest: Nominate a Deserving Graduate


Participate in the 2017 Q3 Scholarship contest to nominate a deserving graduate to win a fully-sponsored place on the Global Vanguard Program in London, New York or Los Angeles. 

Instructions:
2. Enter your chosen participant's details in the online form
3. Tell us why your entrant deserves to win (up to 900 characters)

The CI Contest Jury will select three entries and each will be asked to make a 30-second video detailing why they are a deserving winner. 


We will post all three videos on our Facebook and Instagram channels, with the video with the most engagement (total likes and comments) winning a scholarship.


Deadline:

 All entries must be submitted by midnight on Friday, July 28th. 

* Nominees should be at least 18 years old and available to participate in Fall 2017 


To learn more about the program and to apply outside of the competition, visit:

7.03.2017

Fall 2017 Global Vanguard Program

The Global Vanguard Program is an internship-based program which includes access to market-leading online classroom-based sessions and remote coaching and support.


Places are available in 12 cities globally:
London, Paris, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney or Hong Kong.


With internship placements in 9 industries:

Banking & Financial Services, Marketing, Advertising and PR, Consulting and Professional Services,  Technology and Engineering, Entertainment, Media and Journalism, Law and Politics, Art, Fashion & Design,  Charities, NFPs & NGOs, Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship. 


Application deadline: Friday, July 28th. 
To apply please visit: www.city-internships.com/apply
Places are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so early application is advised.

6.30.2017

2018 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application


The 2018 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application 
Deadline Has Been Extended to:
Monday, July 31st

"Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected and appreciated, recognized as sources of strength of the Firm, and valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work." 

Eligibility:
Diverse law students who completed their first year of law school by June 2017

Award:
* Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 in their third year of law school
* A salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of their offices

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit: 

2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Application for the 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowships is currently open. Fellowship applicants are encouraged to attend an informational webinar prior to submitting an application. Sessions will occur from 3-4 pm EST. For additional information and registration please visit: http://ow.ly/7wb930dbEIK.

6.16.2017

Provident Metals Scholarship Essay Contest

Provident Metals has launched a scholarship program, which offers a $1,000 award to the winner of the biannual essay contest. 

For details and submission information please visit: https://www.providentmetals.com/scholarship.html 

6.14.2017

Scholarships Opportunities

Please check out this website: https://www.fastweb.com/ to get information about scholarships from outside organizations! 

2017 Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship Program


Cole Schotz P.C is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a second year, full-time law student in good standing. 

To be eligible the applicant must be:
  • A full-time student in good standing who will complete his/her first year of law school at an ABA accredited Law School by July 1, 2017.
  • Have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at his/her undergraduate school and law school. 
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America as well as attend an ABA accredited law school in a state where Cole Schotz’s offices are located: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York or Texas. 
  • The applicant must not be the recipient of another diversity scholarship award. 
The following items must be submitted, in addition to the application:
  • Official undergraduate transcript; 
  • Official first-year law school transcript;
  • Current resume;
  • A typed personal statement of 750 words or less. The statement must include information about (1) why the candidate wishes to pursue a career in law; and (2) how the candidate’s background, life experiences and/or goals as an attorney would improve diversity in the field of law; 
  • Proof of residency; 
  • List of all scholarships and grants you have received or will receive for the next academic year. Please provide the amount of each scholarship and grant. 
Submit the completed application and materials by Saturday, July 1, 2017, to:

Gayle P. Englert
Chief Human Resources Officer
Cole Schotz P.C.
Court Plaza North, 25 Main Street
P.O. Box 800
Hackensack, New Jersey 07602-0800

Via e-mail genglert@coleschotz.com



6.07.2017

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Annual Meeting and Educational Conference

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) will be sponsoring 10 to 15 students to attend the Annual Meeting and Educational Conference in August in Boston. The sponsorship will cover the conference attendance admission fee.  Students will have to pay for their travel and hotel.  This will be a great networking opportunity.

Further details are on the TAANA website: www.taana.org.   If you are interested, send an email to Elizabeth Beall at bealled@gmail.com requesting a TAANA Foundation sponsorship award for the TAANA Boston Meeting in August 2017 with a statement of interest in TAANA and why you want to attend this meeting. 

STEPHEN E. HERRMANN ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING AWARD



The American College of Environmental Lawyers (“ACOEL”) announces its annual Stephen E. Herrmann Environmental Writing Award (“Herrmann Award”).

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 and/or environmental or resources aspects of energy law. 



Entries must be received no later than June 10, 2017.  For additional details and instructions, click on the following link:

http://www.acoel.org/post/2017/03/29/STEPHEN-E-HERRMANN-ENVIRONMENTAL-WRITING-AWARD.aspx.