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  May 15, 2015 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
The 2015 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition
The James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition is a writing contest for law students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law. The PIABA Bar Journal Board-of-Editors will publish the first place paper, and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions. Winners will be announced at the PIABA Annual Meeting and posted on The PIABA Foundation and PIABA websites. Stipends are awarded as follows: First Place - $1000; Second Place - $750; and Third place - $500. The submission may address any aspect of Securities Law; Securities Arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code. The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen. The competition is open to all students who attend a law school in the United States. Employees of The PIABA Foundation and PIABA, except for students working less than 20 hours per week, are not eligible to enter the competition. Entries must be submitted no later than 3 pm CDT on September 18, 2015 through The Foundation Competition Submission Form. Please visit the website for all details.

Announcing the 2015 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition
American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law Lieber Society (ASIL), and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team are pleased to announce the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law. The theme of the 2015 Competition is The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender. Papers should focus on ways in which IHL intersects with gender issues, such as the role of women as combatants, the gendered use of sexual violence during times of armed conflict, the impact of gender stereotyping on international humanitarian law, etc. Students must be currently enrolled in a law degree program at a U.S. or foreign law school as of the submission deadline. Submissions must be unpublished papers written solely by the candidate in English. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by 12:00 PM (NOON) Eastern Standard Time (EST). The winning author will receive a $500 cash prize and a one-year ASIL student membership. The winning author will also have the opportunity to present his or paper through a virtual conference with a panel of experts.

6th Jacques Leroy International Prize in Business and Human Rights
This prize is to reward a law student for his research or work paper in a way of conciliation between Human Rights and Business world. Candidates must send a dissertation (study, case study, and plea) on the topic Human Rights in the Workplace and Supply Chain Monitoring: How can Compliance with Exacting Standards be Reconciled with the Use of Local SMEs in Emerging Countries? Entries must reach the UIA by July 31, 2015, at the latest. These documents may be written in English, French or Spanish. The winner will be rewarded with participation in the UIA annual congress that will take place in Valencia, Spain from October 28 to November 1, 2015 and a cash prize, as well as free membership in the UIA for a year. You may visit the website for additional details and to view the flyer.

ABA Offers Free Membership for Law Students
The American Bar Association will offer free membership to all students enrolled at ABA-approved law schools. The membership grants law students access to resources tailored to their interests and needs, opportunities to build their professional skills plus access to the ABA job listings, clerkships, internships and career events.

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  Monday, May 25:
The Stephen Coats Memorial Fellowship
The Stephen Coats Memorial Fellow is a one year fellowship to promote worker rights in Latin America and build transnational support for worker organizers in the region. This position requires knowledge of international labor rights and the challenges related to their application in Latin America. Ideal candidates will have worked with a labor union and/or a small, fast-paced NGO and is an independent, innovative and driven individual. Applicant must be fluent in Spanish, possess strong writing skills, and the ability to work effectively in diverse coalitions. The position is available with a preferred start date in June 2015. For additional information regarding eligibility, how to apply, etc., please visit the CDO Blog.

Wednesday, July 1:
Bricker & Eckler 2016 Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
Consistent with the rich tradition and commitment of the firm to diversity and inclusion, Bricker & Eckler LLP is pleased to present the Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship for 2016. Established to provide a second-year law student with a valuable employment experience early in their legal career, this scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who: demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community and an overall commitment to excellence, and who has exhibited meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion. Students who will be 2L students in the Fall of 2015 currently enrolled in an ABA-approved law school are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship in the form of a $10,000 cash award (less any applicable taxes and withholdings) toward law school tuition and other law school related expenses will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive a paid summer associate position for the summer of 2016. All applications must be complete when submitted and must be received by July 1, 2015. For more details and information, please visit Symplicity or the website.

Tuesday, July 7:
CAASE Legal Fellowships
CAASE is seeking to sponsor qualified individuals interested in applying for post-law-school fellowships through Equal Justice Works or the Skadden Foundation, to start in September 2015. They are seeking individuals who are either graduating from JD or LLM programs in May 2015, are completing current clerkships by September 2015, or who have graduated law school since May 2012 to apply as fellowship candidates through CAASE. Salary is dependent on the individual fellowship. Qualifications are 1) Juris Doctor by May 2015; and 2) eligibility and willingness to sit for the Illinois bar exam by September 2015. For additional information, please visit the website.

Wednesday, July 15:
Libertarian Public Interest Litigation Fellowship 2016 to 2017
Pacific Legal Foundation College of Public Interest Law offers 2 year litigation fellowships to graduates interested in rapidly gaining experience in the litigation of major constitutional cases. The fellowships are open to all graduating individuals of demonstrated high achievement and offer an exceptional opportunity as a stepping stone to private practice, public agency law, an academic career, or a permanent position with Pacific Legal Foundation. Applicants accepted for the College of Public Interest Law Fellowship will begin September, 2016. Fellows will work in the Sacramento, California, headquarters of Pacific Legal Foundation, the largest and oldest national public interest law foundation litigating in support of private property rights, environmental balance, individual liberties, limited government, and the free enterprise system. Guided by experienced attorneys, each Fellow will participate in hands-on litigation, including lead attorney responsibilities in both trial level and appellate cases; write publishable legal scholarship; and attend on-site training for MCLE credit. Applications are reviewed as they are received. See Symplicity Job Posting ID# 14423 for more details.


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