Jobs & Scholarship Opportunities

 

  • SABA DC-Law Student Public Interest Fellowship-April 15, 2016
 SABA-DC provides financial assistance in the form of summer fellowships to law students working in the public interest sector for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C. area.
      Applicants must be current law school students in good standing who will be employed or interning in the public interest sector in the D.C. area this coming summer. Examples of qualified positions include: nonprofit organizations; legal service organizations; district attorneys and public defender offices; federal, state, and local government; federal and state judicial clerkships and internships; and public service law firms.  
      SABA-DC considers all of the materials submitted by the applicant, with particular wight given to the applicant’s essay and commitment to public service.  For students interested in applying, the application can be accessed here, and must be submitted to sabadcsecretary@gmail.com by April 15, 2016.  More information can be found on our website.

 

  • ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Annual Law Student Writing Competition-May 1, 2016
The competition is open to any law school student in good academic standing, over the age of 18, who is a member of the American Bar Association Law Student Division at the time of the deadline date for submission.
Only one entry may be submitted per entrant.

The submission deadline for the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Law Student Writing Competition is May 1, 2016.

Law students who submit an article will be eligible for a number of prizes. First prize includes $1,500 cash, airfare and hotel accommodations to the Section’s Annual Meeting in beautiful San Francisco, California, and possible publication in the prestigious ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Law Journal. Second prize is $500 and an honorable mention in the section magazine; third prize is an honorable mention in section magazine. Papers submitted for law school course credit or a law school publication (such as alaw review or journal) are also eligible.

Entries should be on a current topic in a legal area covered by one of the Section’s substantive lawcommittees and should be of national interest, rather than state specific. The Section will interpret the scope of the subject broadly to ensure that the Competition affords the greatest degree of flexibility in writing on these subject areas.

You can click here to view complete instructions and guidelines. Also click here to view the complete rules.

For more information on these programs, contact Linda Wiley, TIPS Membership Specialist and Staff Liaison to the Standing Committee on Law Students, at linda.wiley@americanbar.org or 312-988-5673

  • Reed Smith LLP 2016 Diverse Scholars Program-July 25, 2016

We are pleased to present Reed Smith’s 2016 Diverse Scholars Program.  Reed Smith has a strong commitment to diversity which has resulted in a firm in which diversity and inclusion permeate the culture.  Rewarding young future leaders for their efforts in the area of diversity and introducing them to the Reed Smith culture are two important goals of this program.

The Diverse Scholars Program provides two $20,000 awards to be used to defray necessary expenditures related to her/his legal education for the second year of law school, as well as a paid summer associate position after completion of the second year of law school.  The program is open to first-year law students who have demonstrated excellent academic scholarship and a commitment to diversity and  inclusion.

Scholarship applicants must submit a resume, a completed application (2016 Diverse Scholars Application), a personal statement, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a legal writing sample to: DiverseScholars@reedsmith.com.

Summer associate positions in 2017 are available in:  Chicago; Los Angeles; San Francisco; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Houston, and Washington, D.C.  Applications must be submitted on or before July 25, 2016.

Students may also visit the Diverse Scholars page located within the law students section at http://careers.reedsmith.comfor more information about our program and to download an application.  To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit http://diversity.reedsmith.com

If you have any questions about our Diverse Scholars Program please send an inquiry toDiverseScholars@reedsmith.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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