In the Spotlight
E-Legal will resume in August!
Scholarships, Writing Competitions
& Educational Opportunities
Please visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about the scholarship and to look at this opportunity to apply.Applications must be received by May 27.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
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Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application
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, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2013.
For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit: www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practicesThe Application deadline is June 21, 2013. For further assistance, please see the office of admissions.
2013 New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals
and the Law Student Writing Competition
The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association is very pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Student Writing Competition. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2013. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of achievement. The second place winner will receive $500 and a certificate of achievement. For a copy of the application please click here. For further assistance, please see the office of admissions.
Cole Schotz Diversity Program
The Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship is open to a second-year; full time law student in good standing. Consideration is given to the candidate’s academic achievement, involvement in community service, demonstrated leadership abilities and advancement of diversity in the legal profession. The recipient will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship.1ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for the Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTSApplicants must complete and submit on or before July 1, 2013 the accompanying application form by email with the following mandatory additional items:
Not open to current Cole Schotz employees, immediate family or household members.
You can find a copy of the application here, and for further assistance please see the office of admissions.
The Warren E. Burger Prize
The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that "promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession," the core mission of the American Inns of Court.Overview
The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in the competition. Please submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism.Prize
· The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000
· The essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review
· The prize will be presented to the recipient at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States
· Review and follow the Warren E. Burger Prize Rules
· Complete the Warren E. Burger Cover Page before submitting your essay
· Send a completed cover page with the required materials no later than July 15
· Submissions should be addressed Cindy Dennis, American Inns of Court, 1229 King Street, Second Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314
· For additional information, contact Cindy Dennis at (571) 319-4703, or e-mail Cindy
The winning essay will be selected by September 15.
All information can be found at this link
2013 Carole Bailey Scholarship
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.
Who may apply?
Any student who is:
1. enrolled or enrolling in any law school accredited by the American Bar Association for the 2013/2014 academic year; and,
2. able to demonstrate either an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service.
3. An interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not necessary for an applicant to be selected.
How to apply?
An application must include:
1. a curriculum vitae or résumé that contains the applicant’s current contact information, including email and phone number;
2. the applicant’s most recent transcript (undergraduate, graduate or law school);
3. a letter of recommendation from a professor or any other suitable person; and,
4. an original essay written by the applicant alone. The essay is limited to no more than 500 words and should address any interests, experiences or other qualifications considered relevant by the applicant that demonstrate an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service.
Submissions must be transmitted in PDF format only by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please (i) send only one (1) PDF file; (ii) identify each submission by noting “CFC Carole Bailey Scholarship Submission” in the “Subject” line. Unfortunately, the Bar Association cannot process incomplete applications, nor will the Association contact an individual noting deficiencies in the application. Submit your application by August 15, 2013.
How and when will I be notified if I am awarded the scholarship?
A representative of the Association will contact the recipient by email or telephone, and then by regular mail, on or before September 15, 2013. Applicants need not make follow-up inquiries about the status of their applications.
Externships AvailableSummer:Mary Kay, Inc., (North Dallas), is offering a fall (summer may also be available) externship opportunity to work with attorneys in their legal department. You will have the opportunity to develop legal research, writing and analytical skills in areas involving data privacy, anti-corruption laws, and corporate governance work. If interested, please email your resume to Cecily A. Becker, Director of the Extern Program, at email@example.com.US Dept. of Human & Health Services (Dallas). The Office of General Counsel in Region VI is offering a summer externship. You will have opportunity to research issues arising from statutes administered of affecting HHS; draft proposed opinions on individual cases, claims or other matters; and among other duties, participate in investigation and preparation of cases. Email resume, unofficial transcript and cover letter to Cecily Becker, Director of the Extern Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Patent Litigation Externship (Dallas). A north Dallas law firm is offering a summer externship in patent litigation. You will learn to evaluate patent claims, develop patent infringement analysis; draft and respond to discover and learn procedural and motion practice. Send cover letter and resume to Cecily Becker at email@example.com.Social Security/Disability Summer Externship (Plano). A summer externship opportunity is available to learn to review social security/disability cases from intake through the appeal process; interview potential clients and assess case viability, and develop writing skills through research and drafting of memos and pleadings. Email resume to Cecily Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.Employment Law Summer or Fall Externship (Ft Worth). A Fort Worth employment law firm is offering an externship opportunity for summer or fall. Student will have opportunity to assist plaintiff’s side employment cases and perform legal research, draft memos and pleadings, review discovery, and observe hearings and client meetings as available. If interested, email resume to Cecily Becker, at email@example.com.
Fall:Federal Magistrate Judge Jeffery L. Cureton in the Federal Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, seeks one to two interns for the fall 2013 semester. The intern will be responsible for researching, drafting, and otherwise assisting in the preparation of drafts of legal opinions. The intern will also have the opportunity to observe court proceedings in the federal magistrate court as well as the district court, including conferences, hearing, and trials. Internships are unpaid and require a minimum of 10 hours per week. For fall, a 3L student is preferred but 2Ls will also be considered. Email cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to Cureton_orders@txnd.uscourts.gov Put "TWU Fall 2013 Internship/Externship Application" in the subject line. Featured Job Opportunities
The Law Office of Daniel P. Webb (Grandbury, Texas), is looking for a summer law clerk.
Knowles Publishing, Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas), is looking for a paid legal researcher.
Parkland Hospital (Dallas, Texas), is looking for a paid summer interns. For more information on these and other positions, including instructions on how to apply, please login to Symplicity at https://law-texwes-csm.symplicity.com/students.
Cynthia AlkonAssociate Professor of Law
Professor Alkon had her article, “The Flawed U.S. Approach to Rule of Law Development,” published in 117 Penn State Law Review 797 (2013). The article was also posted on SSRN and ranked on SSRN’s Top Ten Download list for: ERN: Asia, the Middle East, & Oceania, and on the Top Ten Download list for Papers for Journal of PSN: Rule of Law (Topic).
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Pro Bono Opportunities(Please Note: Pro bono opportunities are available for 2L & 3L students only.)For ongoing pro bono opportunities & placements, check the related links section of the Equal Justice page.