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Monday, August 22, 2016

Michael Weiner Scholarship For Labor Studies

Major League baseball players are honoring the life of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner through the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies. Awarded by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, this scholarship seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law school students dedicated to improving the lives of workers.

The Players Trust will award up to five $10,000 scholarships annually.


To learn more and to apply, please visit www.PlayersTrust.org
or contact DJ Albonico at (212)826-0809.


Applications must be submitted no later than
Monday, November 7, 2016.
2017 WRITING COMPETITION

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce                       awards to be presented for:

(a) the best book
(b) the best publishable article, book chapter, or substantial book review
(c) the best student note or comment on a topic dealing with consumer financial services law.  

The awards include cash payments of $2500, $2000, and $1000, respectively, a Certificate of Recognition from the College, and travel expenses to attend the Spring 2017 meeting of the College.  In any given year, depending on submissions, all three awards, or fewer, may be made.

Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation.  Works on subjects within these (or other) areas, however, will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.

Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2015, and December 1, 2016.  The deadline for submission is December 1, 2016.  Unpublished entries should be typed, double spaced, and in law review format.  

The winners will be honored at the annual meeting of the College held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, to be held in New Orleans in April 2017.

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to consumer financial services law over an extended period of time.  Its members include academics, present and former federal and state regulatory and enforcement officers, authors in the field, private practitioners, counsel for financial institutions and other service providers, and representatives of consumer protection and advocacy organizations.

Entries must be submitted in electronic format and should be sent to:

Richard P. Hackett, ACCFSL Writing Competition Chair
Hudson Cook, LLP
22 Free Street. Suite 205
Portland, Maine 04101
rhackett@hudco.com


More information on the College may be found at:   http://www.accfsl.org

Friday, August 12, 2016

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: CALL FOR PAPERS

McMahon DeGulis is pleased to collaborate with The Ohio State Bar Association Environmental Law Committee on the Annual Environmental Law: Call for Papers. Since 2010, we are pleased to bring the vitality of students and their research directly into the OSBA, applied especially to these very dynamic areas of law.
The OSBA Environmental Law Committee seeks papers that advance the application and practice of environmental, energy or resources law in the State of Ohio. The winner of this contest will receive the “OSBA Environmental Law Award” and a prize of $1,000, sponsored by McMahon DeGulis LLP. The second place winner will receive a prize of $250.
Winners are announced at the Annual OSBA Environment, Energy and Resources Law Seminar and will be published in the seminar materials.
Submission deadline is usually in late January. Please check back in the fall for details on the next Call for Papers.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

2016 Food Law Student Leadership Summit
Sept. 30th to Oct. 2nd
Drake Law School,  Des Moines, IA


A forum for law students from around the country who share a passion for
creating an equitable, transparent, healthy, and sustainable food system:
• Learn from policy practitioners, academics, activists, farmers, and more
• Build a network for food law and policy colleagues
• Work on policy solutions for today’s most pressing food challenges
• Tour local farms and farmers markets

LEARN MORE and APPLY:


Any law student (JD and LLM) at a U.S. law school is eligible to apply. Hotel accommodation and all
meals will be covered, and transportation scholarships are available. Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis beginning in June. Apply early as space is limited.

Monday, May 9, 2016

The 2017 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Is Now Available!

Application deadline is June 17, 2016.

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2016. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2017 in one of our Firm’s offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

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



Please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley with questions at hbeasley@bakerdonelson.com.    

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The 2017 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Is Now Available!

Application deadline is June 17, 2016.

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2016. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2017 in one of our Firm’s offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit:
http://www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices/

Monday, April 4, 2016

Judge John R. Brown Award

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation
1177 West Loop South, Tenth Floor
Houston, Texas 77027


2016 Rules for the Brown Award of $10,000 for Excellence in Legal Writing

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-third annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible to submit a paper for the Award. This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000. The 2015 Award was presented to Michael Clemente, Yale Law School, for his paper, A Reassessment of Common Law Protections for “Idiots.”

In order to be considered, two copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper. Only one paper may be submitted on behalf of any student and only one paper may be sponsored by any faculty member or legal professional. The submission must be postmarked no later than August 19, 2016. The student’s package must contain a separate sheet containing the title of the paper; the name, physical address, telephone number, and email address of the student; and the name, title, physical address, and email address of the student’s sponsor. There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. The Foundation will appoint a final judging panel consisting of a law school dean, a federal judge, and a law school professor. The Foundation will not return any material submitted to the Foundation.

The 2016 recipient of the Brown Award will be notified by January 31, 2017, and listed with the other finalists at the website www.brownsims.com-/about-brown-sims/affiliations/judge-john-r-brown-award.