SCHOLARSHIP update:   Recently updated !

GLOBAL CIVIC ENGAGEMENT MINI GRANTS [SPRING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 20, 2015]

The Center for Leadership & Service at FIU strives to support community service initiatives lead by students. If you or your organization has a new or ongoing community service project, the Center for Leadership & Service would like to support your community engagement mission.

The Global Civic Engagement Student Advisory Board is a program at the Center for Leadership and Service funded by Wells Fargo to expand global awareness and community engagement by supporting student-led service projects. Students are encouraged to develop projects that address issues regarding any social issue such as: public police, education, the arts, environment, economic development, community beautification, health and many more.

*Applications received after deadline will be reviewed upon available funding or during the next funding cycle*

Who: Applicants must be enrolled as an FIU student during the period of the project

Award: Selected project proposals may receive a mini-grant up to $1,000

Requirements: Only volunteer projects are eligible

Complete details: Available @ leadserve.fiu.edu/index.php/global-civic-engagement-mini-grants/

 

THE BABCOCK PARTNERS LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2015]

The Babcock Partners Law Student Scholarship is part of Babcock Partners commitment to helping those who demonstrate high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement with community service defray the costs of obtaining their legal education.

Who: Available for all currently enrolled law students (full-time and part-time)

Award: $1,000 – Scholarship award winner will be announcement on the website (link provided below) on April 15, 2015 and winners will be contacted directly at the time of the announcement

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Scholarship application (available for download @ babcockpartners.com/scholarship/) and (2) official transcript (scanned and sent to info@babcockpartners.com)

Complete details: Available @ babcockpartners.com/scholarship/

Contact: Please send any questions to info@babcockpartners.com

 

12TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ANIMAL LAW COMPETITIONS [DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 1, 2015]

There are still a few slots open for the competitions taking place February 27 to March 1, 2015, at Harvard Law School. The event is comprised of three separate competitions: (1) the Legislative Drafting & Lobbying Competition, (2) the Closing Argument Competition, and (3) the Appellate Moot Court Competition.

ALDF also has some SALDF chapter travel grants remaining. To request a grant, the chapter president or treasurer should email Kelly Levenda @ klevenda@aldf.org.

Complete details: Available @ aldf.org/resources/animal-law-events-opportunities/events/?id=915

Registration: Available @ law.lclark.edu/centers/animal_law_studies/events/national_animal_law_competition/archive/2015/

 

2015 ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND ADVANCEMENT OF ANIMAL LAW SCHOLARSHIPS [DEADLINE: APRIL 17, 2015]

Who: open to members of active Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters who have shown an outstanding commitment to animal law and intend to work in the field after graduation.

Award: Scholarships are for 1 year only. However, students are eligible to apply for continued funding.

  • Scholarships for 1Ls (and part-time students) are $2,500
  • Scholarships for 2Ls and 3Ls are $5,000

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) 2 letters of recommendation, at least 1 from a law school professor (letters of recommendation from ALDF staff are not permitted); (2) current academic transcript (unofficial is okay); (3) resume; and (4) complete answers to the following questions (there is no page limit – answers must be typed and double spaced – include your name, SALDF chapter, year in school, address, phone number and email address):

    1. Describe your interest in animal issues and tell us how your law school education will help you to be a better advocate for animals.
    2. Describe your role within your SALDF chapter.
    3. Describe any other animal law (or animal protection) activities and experience (academic, volunteer, activism, employment, etc.) to date.
    4. ALDF’s mission is to advance the lives and protect the interest of animals through the legal system. Describe how you see yourself contributing to this mission, and tell us how you will support the field of animal law after graduation.
    5. How will receiving this scholarship help you to achieve your goals?
    6. Recipients of the ALDF Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship are encouraged to serve as a SALDF advisor for two years after graduation. How do you envision yourself in this role and how would you contribute to your chapter’s ongoing vitality once you graduate?

Send to: Applications must be emailed to npallotta@aldf.org (preferred method);

OR faxed @ 503.231.1578); OR mailed to:
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Attn: Nicole Pallotta
919 SW Taylor, 4th Floor
Portland, OR 97205

Complete details: Available @ aldf.org/advancement-of-animal-law-scholarship/


WRITING COMPETITION update:   Recently updated !

2014-2015 LOUIS TERTOCHA FASHION LAW WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: MARCH 23, 2015]

Presented by the Florida Bar Entertainment, Art and Sports Law (EASL) Section.

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Submission guidelines:

Send to: brittany@fashionboss.com

Complete details: Available @ easl.info/uploads/EASL_2014-2015_Louis_Tertocha_Fashion_Law_Writing_Competition.pdf

Contact: Brittany Rawlings, Esq., Fashion Law Chair @ fashionlaw@fashionboss.com or @ 239.293.4391

 

THE ICC INSTITUTE PRIZE [DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2015]

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Contributing to the understanding and progress of international commercial law around the world, the Prize recognizes legal writing excellence in the field of international commercial law including arbitration.

The ICC Institute of World Business Law created the Prize of 10,000 € for an excellent thesis on International commercial law.

The ICC Institute of World Business Law Prize aims to contribute towards the understanding and progress of international commercial law around the world and to encourage those engaged in focused research on legal issues affecting international business. The ICC Institute Prize is designed to recognize excellent legal writing in the field of international commercial law, including arbitration.

Complete application form and Flyer: Available for download @ iccinstituteprize.org/


Career planning networking EVENT UPDATE:   Recently updated !

THE SPELLMAN-HOEVELER INNS OF COURT & DAILY BUSINESS REVIEW – PASSING OF THE GAVEL [MARCH 13, 2015]

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Where: Rusty Pelican – Grand Ballroom, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

When: 6:30 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Complete details and RSVP: Available @ cvent.com/events/2015-judicial-inspirations-passing-of-the-gavel/

 

FIU LAW OVADIA CP&P OFFICE – PUBLIC INTEREST & GOVERNMENT LAW RESOURCE FAIR [NEXT WEEK! JANUARY 29, 2015]

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FIU LAW SBA & THE OVADIA CP&P OFFICE – 2ND ANNUAL ALUMNI-STUDENT SPEED NETWORKING EVENT [FEBRUARY 18, 2015]

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Student RSVP: Available @ 2015colsbastudentspeednetworking.eventbrite.com

Alumni RSVP: Available @ 2015colsbaalumnispeednetworking.eventbrite.com