Recent Wayne Law Announcements

The following is a list of items included in recent Wayne Law Announcements emails. Items only are included in this list if the opportunities are still available.

ABA MEMBERSHIP

LL.M. students can join American Bar Association for free

New this year, LL.M. students (in addition to J.D. students) can join the American Bar Association without paying dues. Students also have the option to enroll as a premium member for $25. One benefit of the premium membership is a $250 discount on the BARBRI review course.

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WAYNE LAW STUDENTS CAN DOWNLOAD MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 FOR FREE

Current Wayne Law students are eligible for a free download of Microsoft Office 365 (Windows and Mac). Full instructions are available at computing.wayne.edu/downloadoffice. You can install the software on up to five computers. This program is compatible with Windows 7 or newer and Mac OS X 10.6 or newer. There are also apps for mobile devices running Android, Windows Phone and iOS.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

USAttorneys.com Accident Law Scholarship – Oct. 1 deadline

Amount: $1,500

Eligibility: United States citizens who are planning to attend an accredited American university or college or are currently enrolled are eligible to apply.

Required materials: 800 to 1,000-word legal essay on the following topic: Tell us how you have been personally impacted by an accident that has happened to you or someone you know, in what city the accident happened and how an accident attorney helped resolve the situation.

Submission: Email

Deadline: 12 midnight (Eastern Standard Time), Sunday, Oct. 1

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Biannual Brian Zeiger College Scholarship Essay Contest – Oct. 25 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Required materials: 500-word essay answering the following question: Regardless of age, sexual orientation, or gender, individuals in every community can be affected by domestic abuse or violence. In Pennsylvania, victims of domestic abuse or violence can obtain a Protection From Abuse order. Based on your research, who can obtain a Protection From Abuse order and what can a Protection From Abuse order do for individuals experiencing domestic violence or abuse?

Submission: Email

Deadline: 9 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), Wednesday, Oct. 25

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Staver Law Group National Scholarship – Dec. 1 deadline

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility:

  • United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Good character and strong motivation despite challenges

Required materials:

  • Application
  • Official transcript
  • 300 to 500-word essay exploring how personal injury lawyers play a role leading safety initiatives by helping those injured and how you as an individual can promote personal and community safety in your everyday life.

Submission: Email, online

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1

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Application

HSK Personal Injury Law Firm Car Accident Survivor Scholarship – Dec. 1 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled or have been accepted into an accredited college or university by the spring semester
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA

Required materials:

  • Application
  • Transcript
  • 500 to 1,000-word essay on one of the following topics:
    • In what ways have you adapted to your permanent disability/injuries after your wreck?
    • How have you brought awareness to the devastating effects of preventable car accidents (distracted driving, drunk driving, etc.)?
    • What actions should the government and/or private citizens take to prevent others from being injured in the way you have?

Submission: Online

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1

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Robert Hamparyan Injury Scholarship – Dec. 1 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at either a community college or university

Required materials: Minimum 500-word essay on the topic: What can we do to prevent individuals from driving while intoxicated?

Submission: Email, online

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1

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The Abels & Annes P.C. Scholarship Essay Contest – Dec. 15 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any law student who will be attending an accredited college, university or law school in 2018 in the United States

Required materials:

  • Application
  • 1,000-word maximum essay

Submission: Email

Deadline: 9 a.m. (Central Standard Time), Friday, Dec. 15

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The Price Hargett Petho & Anderson Scholarship Essay Contest – Dec. 15 deadline

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any law student who will be attending an accredited college, university or law school in 2018 in the United States

Required materials:

  • Application
  • 1,000-word maximum essay on access to legal services in the United States

Submission: Email

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 15

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FELLOWSHIPS

American Planning Association accepting applications for 2017-18 Curtin Fellowship – Sept. 15 deadline

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association is pleased to announce that it is accepting application submissions from law students for its 2017-18 Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship. The purpose of this program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. One fellowship with a stipend of $2,500 is awarded per academic year. The term of the fellowship is approximately ten months, from mid-October to mid-August, and will include approximately 100 to 200 total hours of work. The fellow will conduct his/her fellowship duties remotely, i.e., from where he/she lives or attends school. The deadline to apply for this fellowship is Friday, Sept. 15.

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INTERNSHIPS

ATTORNEY GENERAL HONORS PROGRAM, SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM AT DOJ WEBINAR – Aug. 24 RSVP deadline

Students who are interested in working for the federal government are encouraged to participate in a webinar about The Attorney General's Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program. The webinar will be hosted by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management and will provide an opportunity for students to ask questions about the programs and the application. Students can participate in one of two seminars, either Monday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. or Thursday, Aug. 31 at 11:30 a.m.

Registration: Email to OARMposition@usdoj.gov and include your name, law school, and the webinar date of your choice. Participation is limited to the first 100 respondents.

Deadline: Thursday, Aug. 24, or when filled.

More information: Honors Program,  Summer Law Intern Program

The Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program application will close on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

Students who cannot attend a webinar are encouraged to review the websites outlined below and the application tips and checklist here.

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