ABA New and Activities for Law Students


Section of Taxation Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship Application deadline: November 14 Addresses the need for tax legal assistance, and to foster an interest in tax-related public service among those individuals who participate.

Civil Liberties Union Legislative Office 2015 Summer Legal Internship (Washignton, DC) Application deadline: November 14 Legal interns will work on a wide variety of issues. Interns will work closely with Legislative Counsels and Lobbyists, whose area of focus matches the intern’s specific area of civil liberties interest.

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) Application deadline: January 6 This fellowship uses the conduct of lawyers and judges during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary legal ethics. Fellowships include an all-expenses-paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students work with leading faculty to explore both legal history and the ethical issues facing practicing attorneys today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered. Sponsored in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

2014-2015 Global Justice Fellowships Entry Deadline: Rolling Basis Awarded to highly qualified law students or recent graduates in support of atrocity prevention and accountability, with particular emphasis on the ABA-ICC Project. Fellowships are funded by the Planethood Foundation, an organization established by Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremburg prosecutor and his son, Don, to promote international justice, rule of law, and conflict resolution. For more information, please contact Michael Pates, Director, Center for Human Rights. Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and the Planethood Foundation.


14th Annual Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge Entry deadline: November 7 Award: $500. The Law Student Tax Challenge asks two-person teams of students to solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice.

13th Annual Health Law Writing Competition Entry deadline: December Award: Possible publication in The Health Lawyer, expenses paid trip to attend the Emerging Issues Conference, March 4-7, 2015 at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Business Law Section Mendes Hershman Writing Contest Entry deadline: January 9 Award: $2,500. Law Student Division members are encouraged to submit papers on a high quality business law topic written in the current or previous academic year, and approved for submission by a professor or law school dean.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law 1st Annual Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition Entry deadline: January 15 Designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities.

Pacific Legal Foundation’s Law Student Writing Competition Entry deadline: January 16 (5:00pm PST) Award: $3,000

Section of Family Law Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest Entry deadline: April 17 Award: Monetary prize, certificate of recognition, consideration of essay’s publication in the Family Law Quarterly and on the Section website, letter to law school dean regarding your achievement, and one year complimentary membership in the Section.


Client Counseling Competition Entry deadline: October 17 The Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which law students, acting as attorneys, are presented with a client matter. They conduct an interview with a person playing the role of the client and then explain how they would proceed further in the hypothetical situation.

National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) Entry deadline: October 31 The National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The competition involves writing a brief as either respondent or petitioner and then arguing the case in front of the mock court.


Application Deadline: October 15, 2014 The Forum Committee focuses on the legal, regulatory, and policy issues that arise in the air transportation and commercial space industries. Forum membership is primarily comprised of aviation and space lawyers from both the public and private sectors. They represent government agencies, including the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as well as airlines, aerospace manufacturers and service providers, travel distribution companies, travel agencies, tour operators, airports, the financial and insurance communities, and business and general aviation interests.