EMPLOYMENT update:

 For more information and to apply to the opportunities below, please visit Symplicity and be sure to CHECK PRIOR BLOG POSTS! You can narrow your search by utilizing the “Blog post categories”

 

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) OFFICE OF ENFORCEMENT & COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE (OECA) – LAW CLERK HONORS PROGRAM FALL 2021 [DEADLINE: MAY 3, 2021]

Who: They are looking for students who have an interest in the environment, and would like to consider a public interest internship, as it introduces them to regulatory and policy work. Along with 2Ls, they will consider talented 1Ls.

Requirements/submission components: See Job ID# 11549 @ Symplicity

 

◊ If you have any QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK, please email lawcareer@fiu.edu


WRITING COMPETITION update:

INTA 2021 LADAS MEMORIAL AWARD COMPETITION [DEADLINE: MAR. 1, 2021]

Sponsored by the law firm of Ladas & Parry LLP, the Ladas Memorial Award is an annual international competition that is open to both students and professionals. It was established in memory of the outstanding practitioner and author, Stephen P. Ladas. Winners will be announced in early April 2021.

Topic: Subject of the paper must be trademark law or a matter that directly relates to, or affects, trademarks

Awards: INTA will award the authors of the top two papers in the student category and the top paper in the professional category

  • The student category winners will each receive US $1,250 and a complimentary registration to the 2021 Annual Meeting
  • The professional category winner will receive a complimentary registration to the 2021 Annual Meeting and a set of Stephen P. Ladas’s three-volume treatise, PatentsTrademarks, and Related Rights

Winning papers will also be considered for possible publication in The Trademark Reporter (TMR), INTA’s legal journal; publication will be subject to the TMR Committee’s editorial review and approval

Submission guidelines: To learn more about eligibility, please see the Ladas Memorial Award’s Official Rules and Requirements

Complete details & Application: Available @ inta.org/about/awards-competitions/ladas-memorial-award/

Contact: Email competitions@inta.org with any further questions


SCHOLARSHIP update:

RACHEL KREVANS SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: MAR. 15, 2021]

ChIPs is a nonprofit organization that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy. We seek to accelerate innovation through diversity of thought, participation and engagement. In this vein, we have announced our third annual Rachel Krevans Scholarship. The scholarship is for rising third year U.S. law students and encourages women to pursue IP law.

Rachel Krevans was a renowned intellectual property litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP whose career spanned nearly three decades of groundbreaking trials and high-profile patent disputes. She was repeatedly recognized as a top IP litigator and a leader in tech law. She was passionately dedicated to the advancement, promotion and retention of women in tech and IP fields.  Rachel served on the ChIPs Law Firm Advisory Board at ChIPs and was inducted into the ChIPs Hall of Fame in 2014.

Eligibility: To qualify for the Rachel Krevans Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Identify as a woman
  • Be enrolled at a U.S. law school entering her third or subsequent year
  • Be academically qualified
  • Demonstrate commitment to advancing and connecting women in technology, law and policy
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing IP

Award: Two awards of $5,000 each will be awarded to students entering their third or subsequent year of law school to be used toward tuition

Complete details & Application: Available @ chipsnetwork.org/empower-future-generations/rachel-krevans-scholarship/


EVENTS update:

CP&P VIRTUAL PUBLIC INTEREST & GOVERNMENT LAW RESOURCE FAIR [FEB. 26, 2021]

 

HOLLAND & KNIGHT PRESENTS NAVIGATING TECH IN THE LAW [MAR. 3-4, 2021]

Technology overlaps with many industries, and the legal world is no exception. Emerging technologies are rapidly transforming both the substance and practice of law in almost every area, including business law, financial services, intellectual property and litigation. As technology continues to evolve, fluency in key technological trends is now more important than ever, as it can inform decisions about what practice areas and specialties are positioned to evolve with these trends and help with mapping out a place within the landscape.

Holland & Knight invites Class of 2023 law students to join an informational series on the intersection of law and technology. Our presentations will discuss legal careers in tech, current tech trends in major practice areas and how some Holland & Knight attorneys have charted various paths in the tech space. In addition, 1L students interested in pursuing a career in tech are encouraged to attend.

We hope to virtually “see” you there!

Agenda:

  • Mar. 3 from 2-4:15 P.M. ET
    • A Glimpse into the Tech World  |  2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
    • Blockchain: An Exclusive Insight into the Intersection of Engineering and the Law  |  2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
    • Understanding Litigation Technology Trends  |  3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
  • Mar. 4 from 10 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. ET
    • Patent Practice Innovation  |  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Tech Startups and Securities Offerings  |  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Launching a Tech Career  |  12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Who: 1Ls

Where: Zoom

Registration: To register, please email Precillia Soares by Mar. 1.

 

TITANS OF TRIAL SPEAKERS – CROSS EXAMINATION [MAR. 3, 2021]

The FJA Research and Education Foundation’s Justice Network is pleased to present the second installment of the Titans of Trial Speaker Series. This presentation will feature seasoned trial attorneys Leslie Mitchell Kroger and David Prather sharing their expertise on cross examination.

Door prizes for students in attendance will be given after the presentation.

Where: Zoom

When: 5:30 P.M. ET

Registration: Available @ floridajustice.typeform.com/to/LinEUz0v

Contact: Please contact us if there are any questions at info@fjaref.org


WRITING COMPETITION update:

MENDES HERSHMAN STUDENT WRITING CONTEST [DEADLINE: FEB. 26, 2021 ON OR BEFORE MIDNIGHT CST]

The ABA Section of Business Law is sponsoring its annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law students for their writings on a business law subject of general and current interest.

Eligibility: To enter you must be at least 21 years of age, a legal US resident, and enrolled in an ABA-accredited JD or LLM degree program; students need not be members of the Section of Business Law to participate

Topic: A business law subject of general and current interest

Awards: The winner of the first-place paper will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Outstanding first-place papers may also be included in The Business Lawyer, a quarterly publication that is the premier business law journal in the country.

  • Second and third-place papers are eligible for publication in Business Law Today, the digital platform of curated, peer-reviewed content for the ABA Business Law Section.

Submission guidelines: Papers must be written in 2019-2020, or the current academic year. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic. The paper may be specifically prepared for this contest; submitted in a class, seminar, or as an independent study; or a proposed law review/journal note, comment or article. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes.

Complete details: Available @ americanbar.org/groups/business_law/initiatives_awards/mendes_hershman/


SCHOLARSHIP update:

MELMED LAW GROUP P.C. ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: FEB. 15, 2021]

Melmed Law Group, a boutique law firm based in Los Angeles, CA. The employment lawyers at Melmed Law Group P.C. proudly support the pursuit of success through higher education. We also understand that higher education can be a challenging financial investment for some, and we’d like to offer our support. To that end, our office offers an annual scholarship to one college student at the end of February of each year.

Eligibility: (1) Students must be a U.S Citizen or a permanent resident; (2) students must either be a law student or have completed at least one year of college or university and be currently enrolled

We are particularly interested in law students interested in employment and labor law since that is the main area of focus for our firm

Award: $5,000

Requirements:

Submission components: (1)  Proof of enrollment at a university/college; (2) unofficial transcript; & (3) PDF file in response to essay prompt:

Essay: Students must submit a 500-1,00 word essay on the topic of how they were impacted by an issue of workplace fairness. You can be creative: this can be a reaction to a news story, a personal anecdote, or anything else. What does workplace fairness mean to you in the context of a larger social and economic structure? We are looking for creative and exciting ideas.

Complete details: Available @ melmedlaw.com/scholarship/

 

THE NOSRATI LAW COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: FEB. 20, 2021 PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME]

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens; students who have already been a recipient of our scholarship, may not apply again

Award: $1,000

Requirements: 3.0 GPA or higher

Submission components: An essay at least 500 words in length and no more than 750 words on the specified topic: As you look ahead to finishing school and entering your chosen profession, what is it that will set you apart from others in the same field? Other questions to consider as you write: What will you do to bring unique value to your work? What will you do to prevent being just mediocre in your vocation?

  • Submit the essay in MS Word, Adobe PDF, or Plain Text format
  • Include your name, phone, and email address in your submission email
  • Include proof of your current school enrollment or acceptance for future enrollment
  • Include a copy of your most recent transcript
  • Send to: scholarships “at” nosratilaw.com

Complete details: Available @ nosratilaw.com/#scholarship


EVENTS update:

2021 LAVENDER LAW® CONFERENCE & CAREER FAIR [JULY 28-30, 2021]

Join your peers for the world’s largest LGBTQ+ legal conference and legal career fair, featuring:

  • 50+ Sessions
  • Your year’s worth of CLE credit available
  • 1,700+ Law Professionals and Students
  • Hundreds of In-House Counsel participants
  • 150+ Recruiting firms, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies

Hear from experts covering areas including

  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Transgender Law
  • In-house Counsel Challenges
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
  • Build your career and your professional network.

Who: Lavender Law® registration is free for law student members of the LGBT Bar. Please note that if you register for Lavender Law® as a law student, you are expected to attend. In order to receive this discount, you must first become a member of the LGBT Bar. The standard price for law student membership is $40 annually, though law students who are members of one of our affiliate law school groups or affiliate bar organizations receive a 50% discount for a total of $20 annually. Please feel free to contact Maddie Ivanovich with any questions regarding law student registration.

Registration: Available @ lgbtbar.org/annual/registration/2021-advance-registration/