Mercer Law School

Writing & Scholarship Opportunities

2015 Selma Moidel Smith Writing Competition
2015 Selma Moidel Smith Writing Competition
2015 Public Interest Fellowship
2015 Public Interest Fellowship
Summer 2015 Legal Studies Institute Scholarship
2015 Selma Moidel Smith Writing Competition
Scholarship for NABL Municipal Bond Law Seminar
NAWL 2015 Selma Moidel Smith Writing Competition
 

2015 Selma Moidel Smith Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers ("NAWL") is a national organization devoted to promoting the interests and progress of women lawyers and women's legal rights. NAWL has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. 

 

Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law.  Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2014-15 school year. The essays must be the law student author's own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers written by students for coursework or independent study during the Summer, Fall or Spring semesters are eligible for submission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.

              

For questions on formatting and judging please visit www.nawl.org or contact the Writing Competition Chair, Professor Jennifer Martin at jmartin@stu.edu.

Entries must be received by May 1, 2015. Entries received after the deadline will be considered only at the discretion of NAWL. Entries must include a cover letter providing the title of the essay, school affiliation, email address, phone number, and mailing address of the author. Entries must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word via email to jmartin@stu.edu.

The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay in the Women Lawyers Journal

The National Association of Women Lawyers ("NAWL") is a national organization devoted to promoting the interests and progress of women lawyers and women's legal rights. NAWL has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. 

 

Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law.  Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2014-15 school year. The essays must be the law student author's own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers written by students for coursework or independent study during the Summer, Fall or Spring semesters are eligible for submission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.

              

For questions on formatting and judging please visit www.nawl.org or contact the Writing Competition Chair, Professor Jennifer Martin at jmartin@stu.edu.

Entries must be received by May 1, 2015. Entries received after the deadline will be considered only at the discretion of NAWL. Entries must include a cover letter providing the title of the essay, school affiliation, email address, phone number, and mailing address of the author. Entries must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word via email to jmartin@stu.edu.

The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay in the Women Lawyers Journal

For the 10th consecutive year, Goodwin Proctor LLP is offering "its 2015 Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color program, which provides awards of $7,500 to law students of color who demonstrate outstanding academic performance, leadership skills and a commitment to community service. The fellowships are designed to help support students who plan to work in public interest law positions in the summer following their first year of law school. This year, four fellowships will be awarded. Application forms and guidelines are available online at http://www.goodwinprocter.com/Careers/Law-Students/Public-Interest-Fellowship.aspx. The application deadline is March 13, 2015.

For the 10th consecutive year, Goodwin Proctor LLP is offering "its 2015 Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color program, which provides awards of $7,500 to law students of color who demonstrate outstanding academic performance, leadership skills and a commitment to community service. The fellowships are designed to help support students who plan to work in public interest law positions in the summer following their first year of law school. This year, four fellowships will be awarded. Application forms and guidelines are available online at http://www.goodwinprocter.com/Careers/Law-Students/Public-Interest-Fellowship.aspx. The application deadline is March 13, 2015.

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2015 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC.  Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the program includes academic credit, a guaranteed legal internship placement and fully furnished housing in the heart of Washington, D.C.  

This opportunity is open to 1Ls and 2Ls who may be interested in gaining hands-on legal experience in Washington, D.C. this summer. Students are encouraged to apply by the upcoming deadline of February 10, 2015 to receive priority admission consideration and a 5% tuition discount.

If you are interested in applying to this program, ask a professor to nominate you for scholarship consideration.

More information on the Legal Studies Institute can be found at www.DCinternships.org/LSI.