Thursday, May 21, 2015 – Employment, fellowship, and internship opportunities update: 1   Recently updated !

For more information and to apply to the opportunities below, please visit Symplicity @ law-fiu-csm.symplicity.com/students/

 

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HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR FOUNDATION (HNBF) – FUTURE LATINO LEADERS LAW CAMP COUNSELOR [DEADLINE: THIS FRIDAY MAY 22, 2015]

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Contact: For more information, please contact Raul A. Reichard, Interim Executive Director @ rreichard@hnbf.org

Complete information: Please see attachment below (at Comment section)

 

FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – LEGISLATIVE INTERN PROGRAM [DEADLINE: MAY 29, 2015]

Who: Must be a Florida resident or be enrolled in a Florida school at the time of application. Applicants must have received their bachelor’s degree prior to beginning the internship.

When: September 14, 2015 – March 25, 2016

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Application packet, (2) transcripts, (3) writing sample, and (4) test scores

Send to: Documents can be emailed to internprogram@myfloridahouse.gov, faxed to 850.410.0095, or sent via mail to 327 The Capitol, 402 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300

Contact: Lucy Ciccone, Staff Director

Complete details and all downloadable forms: Available @ myfloridahouse.gov/contentViewer.aspx?Category=PublicGuide&File=Applications_and_Opportunities_Legislative_Intern_Program.html

Application packet: Available @ myfloridahouse.gov/FileStores/Web/HouseContent/Approved/Public%20Guide/Uploads/Documents/intern/Intern_Application_Packet.pdf

Additional information: Brochure

 

THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY – FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES [DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2015 BY 11:59 P.M.]

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Each year, The Legal Aid Society sponsors candidates for the Public Service Fellowships such as the Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and Soros Fellowships. Please note, however, the Civil Practice is not seeking candidates for the 2015-2016 season.

Complete details: Available @ legal-aid.org/media/192071/fellowships.pdf

 

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SCHOLARSHIP update:   Recently updated !

CHARLES H. WALKER DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2015]

Consistent with their rich tradition and commitment to diversity and inclusion, Bricker & Eckler LLP is pleased to present the Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship for 2016.

Established to provide a second-year law student with a valuable employment experience early in their legal career, this scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who: demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community and an overall commitment to excellence, and who has exhibited meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion.

They proudly dedicate this scholarship in honor of their partner and trusted friend, Charles H. Walker, whose career and service to our community exemplify a strong commitment to both the legal profession and Bricker’s tradition of diversity and inclusion. For many years, he served as a recruiter and mentor to their younger attorneys and helped guide Bricker & Eckler’s diversity and inclusion commitment.

Who: Students who will be 2L students in the Fall of 2015 currently enrolled in an ABA-approved law school are eligible to apply for the scholarship

Award: 1 scholarship in the form of a $10,000 cash award (less any applicable taxes and withholdings) toward law school tuition and other law school related expenses will be awarded. *In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive a paid summer associate position for the summer of 2016.

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Application (link to download below), (2) resume, (3) writing sample, (3) LSAT score (optional), (4) official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (5) law school grades

Send to: To the attention of Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, Bricker & Eckler LLP, 100 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Scholarship finalists will be interviewed by members of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee, and they hope to make the final selection by August 3, 2015

Complete details and Application: Available @ bricker.com/about-us/WalkerScholarship.aspx


WRITING COMPETITION update:   Recently updated !

THE JAMES E. BECKLEY SECURITIES ARBITRATION AND LAW WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 BY 3 P.M. CDT]

The James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition is a writing contest for law students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law. The purposes of the competition are to promote greater interest in and understanding of the fields of securities arbitration and securities law and to encourage excellent legal writing skills in law students.

Topic: The submission may address any aspect of Securities Law; Securities Arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code. The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all students who attend a law school in the United States. Full-time students who are not law students but who write law-related papers as part of a course at an American law school are also eligible. Employees of The PIABA Foundation and PIABA, except for students working less than 20 hours per week, are not eligible to enter the competition.

Submission guidelines: Available @ piabafoundation.org/piabe-bar-journal/beckley-competition

Awards: The PIABA Bar Journal Board-of-Editors will publish the first place paper, and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions. Stipends are awarded as follows:

  • First Place – $1,000
  • Second Place – $750
  • Third place – $500

The first place winner is invited to accept the James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition Award in-person during the PIABA Annual Meeting President’s Dinner on October 23, 2015. Second and Third places, as well as, Honorable Mention(s) are announced at that time as well. Winners will be announced at the PIABA Annual Meeting and posted on The PIABA Foundation and PIABA websites.

Upon receipt of any entry, confirmation of receipt will be sent by email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact The PIABA Foundation @ 405.310.2444.

Complete details and Submission Form: Available @ piabafoundation.org/piabe-bar-journal/beckley-competition

 

2015 INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW (IHL) STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: OCTOBER 7, 2015 BY 12 P.M. EST]

American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society (ASIL), and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team are pleased to announce the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law.

Topic: The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL). The theme of the 2015 Competition is “The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender.” Papers should focus on ways in which IHL intersects with gender issues, such as the role of women as combatants, the gendered use of sexual violence during times of armed conflict, the impact of gender stereotyping on international humanitarian law, etc.

Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the U.S. or abroad

Submission guidelines:

Send to: Papers should be submitted via email to TeachingIHL@wcl.american.edu as Microsoft Word attachments. Each person submitting a paper must also fill out and submit a Submission Form (click here to download) and Confirmation of Enrollment (click here to download). Students experiencing difficulty using these forms should email questions to TeachingIHL@wcl.american.edu.

Students will receive an email confirmation that their submission was received no later than 24 hours after the submission deadline and should contact the organizers in the event they do not receive a confirmation email.

Awards: The winning author will receive a $500 cash prize and a 1-year ASIL student membership. The winning author will also have the opportunity to present his or paper through a virtual conference with a panel of experts.

Complete details: Available @ wcl.american.edu/humright/center/2015ihlstudentwritingcompetition.cfm