Eligibility. Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2016 are eligible to apply for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship.
Financial Award. The recipient of the Mark T. Banner Scholarship will receive $5,000 payable for the Fall semester of his or her second or third year of law school.
For additional details, including how to apply, selection criteria and for the application form, please visit the website.]]>
The application form and brochure describing the program may be viewed and downloaded from LSNJ’s website. You can also stop by the CDO and/or ask your CDO advisor. It is expected that there will be approximately 8 positions available at locations statewide. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as hiring decisions will be made on a continuing basis.
With 300+ guests including judges, intellectual property counsel, brand owners, engineers and others in the legal and business communities, this event offers outstanding networking and sponsorships opportunities for businesses and organizations to gain access to an elite group of attorneys in the field of intellectual property law as well as other professionals. 100% of proceeds will support an attorney position at Dade Legal Aid.
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STUDENTS MAY REGISTER FOR FREE using the code APSTUDENT15. To find out more about the American Society of International Law or to join, visit the website.
This year’s Research Forum, co-sponsored by ASIL Academic Partner American University Washington College of Law, will include expert-led discussions of 70 innovative papers, a talk with former International Court of Justice Judge Thomas Buergenthal, and a discussion of Dispute Settlement with Iran: From the Hostage Crisis to the Nuclear Accord with key negotiators from the U.S. Department of State.
The Forum will also include events designed to assist students and new professionals interested in pursuing a career in international law. The International Law Career Panel and Speed Mentoring Event will feature practitioners from a variety of international law fields and a networking reception. Two expert librarians will lead a session on International Law Research Strategies.
• 24 sessions (3 presenters/session)
• 2 lunch panels
• 2 receptions
• 1 keynote address
• 1 ticketed dinner
• 2 student-focused events
CONNECT WITH THE LATEST THOUGHT LEADERS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW!]]>
UM law students are invited to the sixth annual Speed Mentoring Event, which will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Miami office located at 201 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 3200, Miami, FL 33130, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event provides a fun-filled, low-pressure environment for law students to connect with highly respected lawyers and judges who practice throughout South Florida.
Modeled after “speed dating,” the Speed Mentoring Event gives law students the opportunity to meet with judges and attorneys in five-minute intervals to seek advice or simply get to know that practitioner. The Mentoring Committee will subsequently pair students with mentors based on preferences expressed by the participants and the similarities between a student’s interests and the mentor’s practice area(s). Members from the judiciary and lawyers from within the public and private sectors have participated in large numbers in past years. Register for the event before Friday October 23, 2015 using this link.
RSVP by Friday, October 23, 2015 to Ari Amar via email.
Drinks and appetizers will be served.]]>
For further details, please consult the competition webpage.
Who Can Participate: Currently enrolled law students, medical students, and doctoral candidates in related fields who attend an accredited graduate program of study in the United States.
What Topics: Any topic relating to disability law, including legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.
What is the Deadline: By Midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on January 15, 2016.
Where do I submit: Electronically here.
What Do I Win: $1,500 cash prize and Thomas Jefferson Law Review (TJLR) will consider the paper for publication under the TJLR’s editorial standards.
Two second place winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize. (Preference for these additional winners will be given to submissions from disciplines not represented by the grand prize winner.)
When Are Winners Announced: April 15, 2016.
Questions: Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp.
To be eligible for an award, individuals must be graduate or law students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada and must have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers’ rights. To receive an award, eligible candidates must meet a combination of criteria identified below:
Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) scores or otherwise.
Scholarship applications are being accepted through Monday, November 2, 2015.
Each student selected as a Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipient will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Up to five awards will be presented annually, and the winners will be notified in February 2016.
For more information, please click here to visit the website.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association is a private, non-profit Pennsylvania corporation established in 1966 to provide free legal services in civil cases to low-income people. The program serves the residents of four counties in Western Pennsylvania. The program’s mission is to meet the civil legal needs of the poor and vulnerable in our community through effective legal representation and education. For more information, please visit the website.
In 2016, the fellowship recipient will be paid a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes) for his or her public interest service. All stipend checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to Neighborhood Legal Services Association.
To be considered for a fellowship award, candidates must complete and submit an application on or before October 16, 2015.
Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation, an Advisory Committee will recommend the fellowship winners based upon academic merit, demonstrated commitment to public service, other information provided through the application process and interviews with finalist candidates. Family members of Advisory Committee members are not eligible for this fellowship. The Pittsburgh Foundation will notify chosen fellowship winners of its decision.
For a copy of the application materials, please visit the K&L Gates website or contact your advisor at the CDO.
The U.S. Constitution has long been interpreted by judges and understood by most Americans to support comprehensive environmental protection. However, arguments questioning the constitutional legitimacy or application of environmental law continue to be made. ELI and NAELS invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. This annual writing competition is made possible through the generous support of Beveridge & Diamond PC, one of the premier environmental law firms in the nation.
THE BEVERIDGE & DIAMOND CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW PRIZE: The author of the article deemed best by a panel of judges will receive $2000 cash, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI.
TOPIC: Any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law with a significant constitutional, “federalism,” or other cross-cutting component.
ELIGIBILITY: Students currently enrolled in law school (in the U.S. or abroad) are eligible, including students who will graduate in 2016. Any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay may be submitted, including writing submitted for academic credit. Jointly authored pieces are eligible only if all authors are students and consent to submit. Previously published pieces, or pieces that are already slated for publication, are ineligible.
DEADLINE: Entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm ET on Monday, April 4, 2016. Please email entries (and any questions) to Talia Fox. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by email.
Cover page. This separate page must include the following information:
Author’s name, year in law school, and expected graduation date (to facilitate impartial judging, the author’s name and law school must NOT appear anywhere else in the entry, other than on this cover page);
Law school name and address;
Author’s permanent and school mailing addresses, email address, and phone number (IMPORTANT: indicate effective dates for any contact information that is subject to change);
Abstract (limited to 100 words) describing the piece; and
Certification that the article has not been published and is not slated for future publication (while authors may submit their articles to other publishers or competitions, acceptance for publication elsewhere will disqualify an entry from further consideration).
Format. Submissions may be of any length up to a maximum of 50 pages (including footnotes), in a double-spaced, 8.5 x 11-inch page format with 12-point font (10-point for footnotes, single-spaced). Citation style should conform to the Bluebook. Submissions must be made by email attachment in Microsoft Word format, with the cover page as a separate attachment.
CRITERIA & PUBLICATION: The prize will be awarded to the student work that, in the judgment of our reviewers, best advances the state of scholarship and informs the debate on a current topic of constitutional environmental law. ELI reserves the right to determine that no submission will receive the prize. While only one cash prize is available, ELI may decide to extend multiple offers of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter. For more about ELI, including the results of past writing competitions, please visit the website.]]>