Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

February

Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure
Description: The Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California; The paper must pertain to criminal law and/or to criminal procedure, with a particular focus on contemporary issues of concern in the State of California.
Requirements: Application, Essay answers, official transcripts
Award: Grand Prize - $1500 cash prize, publication in the Criminal Law Journal, one year student membership in the Criminal Law Section; Three Honorable Mention Prizes: $500 cash prize, publication in the Criminal Law Journal, one year membership in the Criminal Law Section
Deadline: February 29, 2016
More Information: http://criminallaw.calbar.ca.gov/#student

March

American Bankruptcy Institute Student Writing Competition
Description: The American Bankruptcy Institute is pleased to invite students to participate in its Seventh Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition and submit papers on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings.
Requirements: Write a paper addressing any business or consumer case, such as bankruptcy sales, plan confirmation and other topics that involve jurisdiction, litigation or evidence in the bankruptcy courts.
Award: 1st place-$2,000, publication in the ABI Journal and one-year ABI membership; 2nd place-$1,250, publication in an ABI committee newsletter and a one-year ABI membership; 3rd place-$750, publication in an ABI committee newsletter and a one-year ABI membership.
Deadline: March 1, 2016
More Information: http://papers.abi.org/

Illinois State Bar Association Law Student Division’s Public Service Award
Description: The Illinois State Bar Association Law Student Division’s Public Service Award is awarded annually to a law student participating in activities that enhance professional responsibility and provide service to the public. The award is based on extracurricular accomplishments and service related activities during the law school career.
Requirements: Name, ISBA member number, school, address, email, telephone, year in law school and type of student, and bar admission date of nominee (If not currently an ISBA Law Student Member, sign up for free for electronic membership or $12.00 for regular membership. Nominator. Describe in detail the nominee’s involvement in the public service activities. A listing of name(s) of organization(s), contact person, telephone number and amount of hours per week and if credits were received. Applicants are encouraged to emphasize volunteer public service activities.
Award: A finalist will be selected from each accredited law school affiliated with the ISBA Law Student Division from which qualified nominees are submitted. The final award recipient will be chosen from these finalists. Each winner will receive a commemorative plaque. All decisions are final. Nomination forms may be accessed on the website listed below.
Deadline: March 4, 2016
More Information: http://www.isba.org/awards/lawstudent

William C. Connor Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition
Description: The New York Intellectual Property Law Association created a writing competition for law students in recognition of Honorable William C. Connor for his significant contributions to the field of Intellectual property.
Requirements: Write an essay directed to any of the traditional subject areas of intellectual property, i.e., patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair trade practices and antitrust.
Award: 1st place-$1,500 cash and plaque at the NYIPLA Annual Meeting and Dinner to be held in New York City on May 17, 2016; Runner up-$1,000 and a plaque at the Annual Meeting and Dinner. See website for submission requirements.
Deadline: March 6, 2016
More Information: http://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/ConnerWritingCompetition.asp/AQF9pi

Berkeley Technology Law Journal Writing Competition
Description: The Berkeley Technology Law Journal is a student run publication of the UC Berkeley School of Law focused on intellectual property, high-tech and biotech.
Requirements: Write a paper on any topic at the intersection of law and technology.
Award: 1st place-$2,000 and publication in the Fall 2016 Issue of BTLJ; 2nd place-$750; 3rd place-$500
Deadline: March 7, 2016 (5:00 p.m.)
More Information: http://btlj.org/2016/01/spring-2016-writing-competition/