Opportunities & Aid
The Expert Institute's Annual Legal Writing Scholarship -- $2,000
Clear, effective writing is the cornerstone of an exceptional lawyer, and a vital area of education for aspiring attorneys. While traditional forms of legal writing like case briefs and contracts endure, the internet has given legal professionals a new medium of communication that demands mastery as well. Blog posts are a new way for attorneys to educate and persuade, and to participate in a broader legal discourse with their peers. In recognition of the importance of online legal writing, The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,500 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation. If your article wins, you will receive a $2,000 scholarship. In addition, your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys.
To win, your article has to be logically rigorous and substantive, as well as engaging and entertaining. Ideally, lay people should be able to understand and enjoy the article, while lawyers should find it useful and insightful.
Eligibility and Topic:
J.D. Students – Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses
- Specific case references are required, and the article must contain specific examples
- Your article must be an unpublished, original submission. The Expert Institute reserves the right to publish in print and digital all or part of the essay or abstract at its discretion
- Citations should be inline – no footnotes or endnotes. Links to electronic sources are encouraged
- Articles must be 1,500 – 2,500 words in length, and written in a blog post format
Submission Must Include:
- Full name of author (First, Middle, and Last)
- Contact information for author, including e-mail address and phone number
- School name and mailing address
- A .doc or .docx file containing your article. PDFs and other document formats are not acceptable
Factors that will be considered during judgment include:
- Clarity, style, and poise of writing
- Originality of topic
- Thoroughness of research and quality of analysis
- Comprehensibility by lay and professional audiences
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Full information on the scholarship, as well as the online application form, can be found at the following address: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest/
Contact: The Expert Institute
2019–2020 FAFSA Available Now
The 2019–2020 FAFSA is now available at fafsa.gov! You need to complete and submit your 2019–2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2019 so it is processed and sent to Marquette by the February 1st Priority Deadline. You will need your FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA. To create or update an FSA ID, please go to fsaid.ed.gov.
Any required documents must also be submitted to Marquette Central within 30 days of the initial request for missing documents. Missing documents are listed on your "To Do List" in CheckMarq. Questions can be directed to Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000.Contact: Office of Student Financial Aid
Middleman Scholarship -- Up to $4,000
Middleman Scholarship—Up to $4,000
Don’t miss this scholarship opportunity! Write your essay over winter break.
WHAT IS IT? A one-time scholarship to be awarded to a Law Student who does more than just study — someone who is original, good-hearted, and has a good sense of humor.
AMOUNT? The scholarship will be between $2,000 to $4,000.
WHAT CAN THE MONEY BE USED FOR? Tuition
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Law students who will have completed a minimum of 27 credits at the completion of the Fall 2018 semester.
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT?
A simple essay that includes the following:
3. Phone number
4. Outside interests (PLEASE, no reference to law. We know you're accomplished in that respect.)
5. Why you should be awarded the scholarship
6. Class rank
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: January 15, 2019. So use your winter break to be creative!
Please submit your application via e-mail only to Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The scholarship award will be applied to the recipient’s tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year.
DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship -- $1,500
The DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship by Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP is a recurring scholarship worth $1,500 designed to help one law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: DEC 31, 2018
A winner will be announced on or before Jan 31, 2019
- Admitted to an accredited law school in the U.S.
- 3.5 or higher GPA
- Completed Application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
- Upload a 500-600 word original essay on what you hope to achieve in your legal career if awarded this scholarship.
- Upload School Transcript
- Upload Resume
For additional details, please visit: https://www.ddrlawyers.com/scholarship/Contact: Devin
The Expert Institute's 2018 Legal Writing Scholarship -- $2,000Monday, December 31, 2018 - 11:55pm • n/a
Clear, effective writing is the cornerstone of an exceptional lawyer, and a vital area of education for aspiring attorneys. While traditional forms of legal writing like case briefs and contracts endure, the internet has given legal professionals a new medium of communication that demands mastery as well. Blog posts are a new way for attorneys to educate and persuade, and to participate in a broader legal discourse with their peers. In recognition of the importance of online legal writing, The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,500 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation by December 31, 2018. If your article wins, you will receive a $2,000 scholarship. In addition, your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys. For additional details, please visit: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest/.Contact: Cody Porcoro
21st Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition -- $10,000Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
The Recording Academy™, in concert with some of the nation’s most prominent entertainment attorneys, established the Entertainment Law Initiative® to promote discussion and debate about the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today. Now in its 21st year, the program has grown to include a national legal writing competition and a GRAMMY® Week event.
ELI fosters future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation’s top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities. The ELI writing contest challenges students to identify, research, and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. A nationwide panel of music law experts will judge the papers in a blind process to select a winner and a runner up. This contest is open to Juris Doctorate (JD) and master of laws (LLM) candidates currently enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school.
The ELI event will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles and at this function the winner of the ELI Writing Competition will be recognized. This event also features recognition of a top music industry legal figure and serves as a key gathering of the industry’s legal and executive community during GRAMMY® Week. Further details and ticket information for this event will be announced soon.
In the meantime, law students are encouraged to participate in the ELI Writing Competition to further their knowledge, better connect to the music and legal community and also to get a chance to attend the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards® in Los Angeles in 2019.
Paper Submission Deadline: Jan. 2, 2019 @ 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST)
WINNER WILL RECEIVE
- $10,000 scholarship
- Two tickets to and recognition onstage at the 21st Annual ELI Event & Scholarship Presentation
- Two tickets to the MusiCares® Person of the Year gala honoring Dolly Parton on Feb. 8, 2019
- Two tickets to the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Feb. 10, 2019
- Round-trip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations for two to attend these events
RUNNER-UP WILL RECEIVE
- $2,500 scholarship
For complete rules and details, please visit: https://www.grammy.com/entertainment-law-initiativeContact: Luke Savage
Christensen Law Firm Scholarship -- $2,000Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 12:00am • n/a
The Christensen Law Firm Scholarship is a recurring scholarship worth $2,000 designed to help one incoming 1L or continuing law school student pay for their tuition costs.
Who is eligible: Incoming first year or continuing law students who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States, and hold a 3.5 minimum GPA.
Application instructions: Applications including all supporting documents must be submitted in full, online, by January 31, 2019 in order to be considered. A winner will be announced on, or before, February 28, 2019 at which point we will arrange to have $2,000 sent to the student's financial aid department to help pay for their tuition costs.
Application page: https://www.texasinjurylawhelp.com/christensen-law-firm-scholarship/Contact: Christensen Law Firm
Gerber & Holder Attorneys at Law Scholarship Essay Competition -- $1,000Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
Gerber & Holder Attorneys At Law, a top-rated Atlanta workers’ compensation law firm, is proud to support students of all ages and background in their pursuit of higher education. We offer this privately funded scholarship to help create opportunity for the next generation of Americans and because we know every little bit helps!
To enter our scholarship essay competition, answer the following question in 300-500 words:
With all of the dangerous jobs performed by individuals in society today—jobs such as loggers, linemen and construction—who do you think should be responsible for these workers’ safety? To whom does the responsibility fall for that worker’s life?
Deadline: January 31, 2019
For additional information, please visit https://www.gerberholderlaw.com/scholarships/Contact: Gerber & Holder Attorneys at Law
Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law -- $1,500Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
The American Constitution Society is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. Judge Cudahy’s distinguished contributions to the fields of regulatory and administrative law combined a keen grasp of legal doctrine, deep insight into the institutional forces that determine how doctrine is implemented, and an appreciation of the public impact of doctrinal and institutional choices, including the consequences for fundamental values such as fairness, participation, and transparency. This competition seeks to encourage and reward these qualities in the scholarship of others.
Award: The author of the winning paper in each category (lawyer and law student) will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the 2019 ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS.
Deadline: The submission period for the 2019 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law is now open. All submissions must be submitted to Cudahy@acslaw.org by Sunday February 3, 2019.
Eligibility: The competition is open to all lawyers and law students. Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students all are encouraged to participate. Coauthored submissions are eligible and if selected, the coauthors will share the prize. Submissions must be original academic works that are either unpublished or published no more than one year prior to the competition deadline (specifically, not before January 2018). If a submission has been published or accepted for publication, the author should include written consent from the journal to make sure it will consent to ACS posting the publication on its website, with appropriate attribution.
Content: Submissions should be related to American regulatory or administrative law, broadly construed. Appropriate subjects include empirical or comparative analyses of the effectiveness of specific regulatory regimes or deregulation; doctrinal investigations of the development of administrative law rules or principles by courts and administrative agencies and the effects of that development; and normative analyses of how particular regulatory or administrative regimes or deregulation advance or fail to advance values of fairness, participation, and transparency.
Format: A wide range of formats are eligible and encouraged, from traditional full-length law review articles to less academic, lightly-cited essays written to be accessible to a wide audience. Entries submitted must be in Word format and any citations in submissions should appear in footnotes, not endnotes. Submissions should be less than 25,000 words, not including footnotes. Shorter submissions are strongly encouraged.
Judging Process: All submissions will go through an initial screening process. Finalists from that process will be reviewed by the panel of judges. Submissions will be judged on their depth of analysis, quality of writing, readiness for publication, originality (in topic selection and treatment), and thoroughness of research. The winners will be announced at the 2019 ACS National Convention.
For additional information, please visit: https://www.acslaw.org/get-involved/awards-and-competitions/the-richard-d-cudahy-writing-competition-on-regulatory-and-administrative-law/Contact: American Constitution Society
Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition -- $3,000Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 10:30am • n/a
The American Constitution Society (ACS) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School ACS Chapter host an annual national student writing competition in honor of Constance Baker Motley’s legacy. As a civil rights attorney, first woman elected President of the Borough of Manhattan, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench, Motley’s life-long commitment to equality for all aligns with ACS’s mission to ensure that law is a force to improve the lives of all people. The deadline for the 2019 Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing competition is February 10, 2019.
ACS welcomes all student papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy. Entrants are encouraged to view this topic broadly, and we welcome submissions on a variety of substantive areas. Examples of possible topics include: census report, civil legal aid, civil liberties, constitutional convention, consumer rights, criminal justice, disability rights, freedom of speech, immigration, indigent defense, money in politics (including judicial elections), labor law, LGBTQ+ rights, privacy, protection of health, safety, and the environment, racial equality, religion, role of state attorneys general, second amendment and guns, separation of powers and federalism, women’s reproductive rights and reproductive freedom, voting and political process, and whistleblower protection.
Papers are judged on the quality of their analysis and writing. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. The student authors of the top three papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention in the summer of 2019 and a cash prize for their work. The winner will be awarded $3,000. Each of the two runners-up will receive $1,000. The top paper would be eligible for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.
For additional information, please visit: https://www.acslaw.org/get-involved/awards-and-competitions/constance-baker-motley-national-student-writing-competition/Contact: American Constitution Society
Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award -- $2,500Monday, April 1, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
It can take only one second for your life to change forever – something our clients know all too well. At Gainsberg Law, we fight for the futures of our clients, to help them regain what is lost, and to plan for their new lives ahead. We can offer this assistance because of the civil justice system, which allows people to seek redress when a wrong has been committed. To maintain that system, however, we need strong, passionate and dedicated lawyers who promise to uphold the law and protect the system.
We want to help those young lawyers pursue their dreams and protect the justice system. That is why we are proud to announce the Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award. Every year, we will select a student who is, or will be, enrolled in an accredited university or college in the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year. The winner will be announced in June 2019. Upon the student’s request, the non-transferable award can be paid directly to the school.
Scholarship award: $2,500
Eligibility and requirements:
To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than April 1, 2019:
- Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
- 2 recommendations from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school, or from a teacher from the previous year (for incoming students only)
- One essay up to 1,000 words on why you are interested in the law
- Academic Transcripts from the current academic year, 2018-2019
The scholarship will be awarded, and the student notified of his or her selection, by June 2019.
For additional information, please visit: https://www.gainsberglaw.com/scholarship/Contact: Neal Gainsberg
Taylor & Ring Victim Advocate Scholarship -- $5,000Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:55pm • TBD
Taylor & Ring announces their second annual Victim Advocate Scholarship. This annual award will be given to a student interested in pursuing the study of law with a specific goal of helping survivors of sexual assault, rape, child abuse, or sexual harassment in the workplace. The successful candidate needs to be currently enrolled in, or will be enrolled in, an accredited college or university or law school for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the student’s college or law school at his or her request, if necessary.
Scholarship amount: $5,000
- An essay of no more than 1000 words about what the civil justice systems means to you;
- Proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university or law school;
- A brief statement about your financial needs.
We may also ask the finalists for a letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher or professor or advisor.
Applications for the 2019 scholarship award are now being accepted. All applications must have been completed and submitted by April 25, 2019 in order to be eligible for consideration.
For more information, please visit: https://www.taylorring.com/scholarship/Contact: David Ring
Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office ScholarshipTuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
We are now accepting applications for our annual Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Annual Scholarship worth $1,000. This recurring scholarship will be awarded to one full-time student each spring. Students must be enrolled in an accredited high school, college, university or accredited law school and excels in leadership and academics while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0. Although pursuing a legal career is not required, it will be taken into consideration. We invite all eligible students to apply, and we look forward to reviewing your application.
- Application for this scholarship may be submitted by any US citizen enrolled as a full-time student from an accredited high school, community college, college or university or accredited law school.
- A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to substantiate application.
- Although not required, we recommend submitting at least one professional letter of recommendation along with a resume.
- Minimum GPA 3.0
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
For additional info, please visit: https://khmnlaw.com/scholarship-application/Contact: Jason Kohlmeyer
Crandall & Pera Law Legal Scholarship -- $3,000Friday, May 31, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
Crandall & Pera Law is a medical malpractice and catastrophic injury law firm with locations throughout Ohio and Kentucky. The Crandall & Pera Law Legal Scholarship awards $3000 annually to a student who has demonstrated an interest in a career as a trial lawyer, and a passion for representing injured individuals whose rights have been jeopardized. The scholarship is available to all pre-law, incoming and current students currently enrolled, or who will be enrolled, at an accredited law school for the upcoming semester, who can demonstrate financial need in the form of government-sponsored student loans, who have exemplified exceptional skills as orators and who consider helping those less fortunate a calling that they wish to answer. The student must also have a firm commitment to diversity and equality and be dedicated to protecting the rights of everyone regardless of race, sex, religion or sexual orientation.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must include the following:
- A resume, including a current photo
- An essay or letter of no more than 1200 words on how you meet the criteria
- Up to 3 recommendations from former/current employers, coaches, mentors and/or professors (family members and personal friends are not allowed)
- Undergraduate transcript
Submit applications using the form below. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2019.
For additional info, please visit: https://www.injuryverdicts.com/scholarship/Contact: Mike Edwards
Plattner Verderame Civil Justice Scholarship -- $2,500Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
Since Platter Verderame, P.C. was founded in 1991, we have committed ourselves to doing the right thing under the law for the people we serve. Without a strong civil justice system, our clients would have no rights for us to uphold, and no way to improve their lives now and in the future. Wrongdoers would not be held accountable, and safety for all Americans would be reduced. The best way to ensure the civil law that protects us all remains strong is to encourage the best and the brightest students to themselves pick up the torch of justice.
That is why we are proud to announce the Plattner Verderame Civil Justice Scholarship. This annual award will be given to a student interested in any aspect of social or civil justice, who is currently enrolled in, or will be enrolled in, an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the student’s college at his or her request.
Scholarship amount: $2,500
To apply for the scholarship, please submit the following to the form below:
- Proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.
- One recommendation letter from a current or previous year teacher or professor.
- A 1000-word essay about the American civil justice and jury system.
- All applications must be completed and submitted by June 2019 to be eligible for consideration.
For more information, please visit: https://plattner-verderame.com/scholarship/Contact: Plattner Verderame, P.C.
Legal Scholarship by Moses & Rooth, Attorneys at Law -- $1,000Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, a criminal defense and DUI law firm located in Orlando, Florida, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming 1L or currently enrolled law student. The scholarship is offered for the Fall 2019 academic semester.
Essay Topic: Should people be allowed to warn motorists about DUI checkpoints in America?
Scholarship Value: $1,000
Application Deadline: June 1, 2019
- This scholarship will only be awarded to one incoming 1L or a currently enrolled law student
- Hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA
- Must be a legal resident of the U.S.
For additional details, please visit: https://www.mosesandrooth.com/legal-scholarship/Contact: Moses & Rooth
Yeboah Law Group’s Annual Make a Difference Academic Scholarship -- $3,000Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
At the Yeboah Law Group, we work with people whose rights have been violated, and who have sustained serious, often life-threatening injuries caused by the carelessness or indifference of others. We know that what we do makes a difference in the lives of those we serve. Now, we want to help you do the same. To be eligible for the scholarship, please submit the following by June 1, 2019:
- Proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university
- 1 recommendation letter from a current professor (high school students may submit a letter from a teacher from the previous year)
- An essay of no more than 1000 words about how YOU plan on making a difference in your community or in any other community
Scholarship amount: $3,000
The scholarship will be awarded in August 2019 and the student will be notified of his or her selection in August 2019.
For additional info, please visit: https://yeboahlawgroup.com/scholarship/Contact: Samuel Yeboah
Silverman, McDonald & Friedman Educational Scholarship -- $5,000Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
Silverman, McDonald & Friedman proudly announce the annual Silverman, McDonald & Friedman Educational Scholarship. This yearly scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is dedicated to upholding the rights of the injured. The successful candidate will be enrolled, or have proof of future enrollment, in an accredited college, university or law school for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the student’s institution, at his or her request.
Scholarship amount: $5,000
To be eligible for the scholarship, please submit the following to the link below:
- An essay of no more than 500 words about what the civil justice systems means to you;
- Proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university or law school;
- A brief statement about your financial needs.
Finalists may be asked for a letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher or professor.
All applications must be completed and submitted by June of 2019 in order to be eligible for consideration. The winner will be notified by July of 2019. Winning essays may be posted on our website, with the student’s approval.Silverman, McDonald & Friedman
Scrofano Law PC Aspiring Public Defender Scholarship -- $1,500Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
Scrofano Law PC is a premiere DUI and criminal defense law firm in Washington, DC. At Scrofano Law PC, we believe that working as a public defender is one of the highest callings in the legal profession. Too often public defenders are overworked and under resourced. They face daily insurmountable odds in the courtroom and in a system that is often rigged against their clients. To give back to the legal community and express our admiration and appreciation to those who aspire to fight for the underdog, we have created a scholarship for law students interested in pursuing a career as a public defender.
Scholarship Amount: $1,500.00
- 1st or 2nd year law student
- Interest in legal career representing individuals rather than institutions
- Employed in summer position at a public defender’s office
Deadline: June 1 each year
Application Requirements: Resume, transcript, offer letter or other proof of internship at Public Defenders office that indicates whether paid or unpaid
In addition, please include an essay on the following topic: As a public defender or private criminal defense lawyer, you will often be asked the question: how can you defend people you know are guilty? Respond to that question in 500-700 words.
Submit all application materials in PDF format to email@example.com.
For additional info, please visit: https://www.scrofanolaw.com/firm-profile/scholarships/Contact: Joseph Scrofano
Cunningham & Mears Academic Scholarship -- $2,500Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
The Cunningham & Mears Academic Scholarship is an annual award of $2,500, presented by the firm, to a student who wishes to pursue the study of History or Law. The successful candidate must be enrolled in, or have proof of upcoming enrollment in, an accredited college, university, or law school for the upcoming academic school year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the institution upon the request of the student.
Scholarship amount: $2,500
Applicants must submit the following information in order to be considered eligible for the scholarship:
- Proof of enrollment in the institution
- A statement of financial need
- 1 letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your academic work
- An essay of no more than 1000 words about why you chose to study History or Law
- Applicants must fill out the form found here.
If you have any questions, you may contact us GivingBack@cunninghamandmears.com. All application information will be kept confidential until a winner is chosen.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship award. All applications must be completed and submitted in full by June 15, 2019 in order to be eligible for consideration. The award winner will be announced July 15, 2019.
For more info, please visit: https://www.cunninghamandmears.com/cunningham-mears-academic-scholarship/Contact: Cunningham & Mears
Annual Law Student Writing Competition -- $3,000Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2017-2018 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is an active student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2017. 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 novel issues, innovative ideas, or fresh perspectives on the following areas affecting labor and employment in the U.S. and/or abroad that would be noteworthy to the U.S.: 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. Papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered. Papers must be analytical in nature, not merely a summary of the law. Students must present and discuss competing points of view with respect to the issue addressed and must distinguish their conclusions from opposing positions with sound logic and reference to multiple primary and secondary sources. We discourage students from writing articles about a recent Supreme Court decision or a case pending before the Supreme Court, unless the article is novel and focuses upon case law or statutory developments subsequent to the Supreme Court’s decision.
Prizes are as follows: First Place: $3000; Second Place: $1000, and Third Place: $500. The firstplace winning article may be selected for publication in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author of the first-place paper will be a guest at the annual Continuing Legal Education program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing.
Submission date: June 15, 2019 by midnight (EDT)
Complete competition rules can be found on the College website at www.laborandemploymentcollege.org.Contact: Susan Wan
Wilshire Law Firm Legal Scholar Award -- $1,000Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
Wilshire Law Firm is committed to helping the next generation of attorneys succeed. Founding partner Bobby Saadian strongly believes that monetary concerns should never get in the way of an exceptional student interested in studying the law. And when that student’s intent is to help others through the legal system, then they should receive the support and resources that they need to pursue such a noble goal.
Becoming an attorney requires a significant financial investment. Students who demonstrate a dedication to their academic pursuits and their community are to be celebrated, not discouraged. To that end, Wilshire Law Firm is pleased to offer the Legal Scholar Award for currently enrolled law school students.
The Legal Scholar Award will be presented to a worthy student currently in law school. This $1,000 scholarship recognizes that individual’s academic achievement and spirit of giving back in spite of a heavy workload.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- Students must be a US citizen or a permanent resident.
- Student must have at least two semesters of law school left to complete.
- Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Must demonstrate involvement in community activities.
- Students must submit a 600-word essay explaining which field of law they’re interested in pursuing and why. Also, how they plan to use their law degree in that field upon graduation.
- Students are required to submit an unofficial copy of their law school transcripts.
Please send the application materials, via email or fax, on or before the June 28, 2019 deadline.
For additional info, please visit: https://wilshirelawfirm.com/scholarships/legal-scholar-award/Contact: Wilshire Law Firm
Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship -- $5,000Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
At Harris Lowry Manton LLP, we are guided by the principle that everyone is equal under the law, and that all people should have access to justice. In order ensure that our civil justice system is fair, just and open to all who need it, we need to support it from the ground up – and that means ensuring that strong, competent and educated attorneys are there for the people who need them the most.
That is why we are pleased to announce the Annual Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship. This award will be given to any incoming or current law student who is either currently enrolled, or who has accepted a place, in an accredited law school for the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year. This annual scholarship will be awarded at the end of July, and can be paid directly to the school upon the winner’s request. The award is non-transferable.
Scholarship award: $5,000
To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than June 30, 2019:
- Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
- One recommendation from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school (incoming IL students may submit a letter from a teacher from the previous year)
- An essay of no more than 1,000 words about the importance of the right to a trial by jury
For additional information, please visit: https://www.hlmlawfirm.com/annual-harris-lowry-manton-llp-academic-scholarship-award/Contact: Harris Lowry Manton LLP
Barry J. Nace Pursuit of Justice Scholarship -- $3,000Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a
Attorney Barry J. Nace has been at the forefront of groundbreaking litigation in state and federal courtrooms around the country. His dedication to offering hope to those who feel like they have nowhere to turn has inspired his sons – attorneys Christopher, Jonathan and Matt – to follow in his footsteps. To that end, the firm has created the Barry J. Nace Pursuit of Justice Scholarship, to be awarded annually to any student who believes that “justice for all” is a pledge we make to one another.
SCHOLARSHIP VALUE: $3,000
- Applicant must already be accepted into an undergraduate program at a university or college.
- Strong passion for civil justice
- Why do you require financial help? What would the $3,000 would be spent on? (Tuition, Housing, Books, Etc.)
- What drives your pursuit for civil justice? (Under 300 words please.)
- All applications must be received by June 30, 2019.
For more information, please visit: https://www.paulsonandnace.com/barry-j-nace-pursuit-of-justice-scholarship/Contact: Mike Edwards
2019 Tannenwald Writing Competition -- Up to $5,000Monday, July 8, 2019 - 8:00pm • n/a
Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full or part-time law school students, undergradate or graduate. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules.
Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.
Deadline for submitting papers: 9:00 p.m. EDT, July 8, 2019.
Competition Rules can be found at https://www.tannenwald.org/Competition-Rules.Contact: Nancy Abramowitz