WRITING COMPETITION update:

AIPLA WRITING COMPETITION – ROBERT C. WATSON AWARD [DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2021]

AIPLA has sponsored this student competition for many years to encourage interest in intellectual property issues. Judges will consider the merit of the article as a contribution to the knowledge respecting intellectual property and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought or information not previously written or published by the author prior to July 1, 2020.

Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, the article must have been written solely by a student or students either in full-time attendance at a law school (day or evening) or prepared in connection with a law school course

Topic: A subject relating to the protection of intellectual property

Awards: The winner will receive reasonable expense reimbursement to attend the AIPLA Annual Meeting, Oct. 28 – 30, 2021 in Washington DC, to receive their award

Submission guidelines: (1) Papers should be approximately the equivalent of 10 law review pages, including footnotes (30 – 40 pages typed copy); (2) submission must be made in PDF or text format; (3) submission must include the submitter’s name, current address, current telephone number, and employment information, if applicable.

  • Send to: American intellectual Property Law Association, Watson Award Competition, watsonaward@aipla.org

Complete details: Available @ aipla.org/resources/programs-awards/robert-c.-watson-award


EVENTS update:

POLICE PRACTICES & RACIAL JUSTICE [JUNE 3, 2021]

Presented by ACLU of Florida Greater Miami Chapter. The panel will discuss several topics related to the efficacy of current police practices; available methods of civilian oversight of police and current roadblocks to meaningful oversight; the anticipated pitfalls and consequences from HB1, now the Anti-Protest law; and other concerns about civil liberties and racial justice both locally and state-wide.

Panelists include:

  • Florida State Senator Jason W. B. Pizzo. Chair, Committee on Criminal Justice
  • Isaiah Smalls II, Race and Culture Reporter, Miami Herald
  • Melba Pearson, Policy Director, FIU Center for the Administration of Justice
  • Carrie Boyd, Florida Public Policy Counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Rossana Arteaga-Gomez, Co-Chair, Miami ACLU legal panel and police practices committees, AXS Law Group

Moderated by: Nestor Ortiz, Statewide Initiatives Associate, ACLU of Florida

Where: Zoom

When: 6 P.M.

Registration (required): Available @ us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_li1lmLh4Sjq75_rWJJE20w

NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


WRITING COMPETITION update:

SMITH-DOHENY LEGAL ETHICS WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2021 AT 5 P.M. EST]

Eligibility: Any current student at an American or Canadian law school

Topic: Any legal ethics topic

Awards: $2,500

Submission guidelines: Minimum of 5,000 words/maximum of 15,000 words, inclusive of footnotes

Contact: Questions and other inquiries should be directed to the Notre Dame Law School @ 574.631.8621


SCHOLARSHIP update:

BCHBA SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS [DEADLINE: MAY 21, 2021]

Additional information: Available @ browardhispanicbar.com/our-events/

 

2022 BAKER DONELSON DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2021 EXTENDED TO JUNE 13, 2021 BY MIDNIGHT]

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, we are delighted to announce that the 2022 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship application is now available!

Eligibility: We will award three scholarships to three diverse rising 2L law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2021

Award: Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2022 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

Complete details & Application: Available @ bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship

Contact: Please direct all questions about our 2022 Diversity Scholarship to Helen Beasley @ hbeasley@bakerdonelson.com