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Applications are now available on www.abwanewyork.org, for the 2017 Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarships. The Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) awards these scholarships to law students who demonstrate financial need, exhibit an interest in the public sector or civil rights law, and actively participate in community service. Students must be enrolled at an accredited law school in CT, NJ and NY. Applications must be received by February 1, 2017. Recipients of awards will be notified by March 21, 2017 and will be expected to attend ABWA’s 41th Anniversary Gala at the Rainbow Room on April 21 2017, to receive their award. More than one $3,000 scholarship will be awarded. Please click here for the application.
Albany Law School’s newest students were greeted with a standing ovation when they were sworn in by U.S. District Judge Mae D’Agostino on the final day of orientation, Monday, August 22, 2016.
This BLOG post is an excerpt from Albany Law School’s webpage: http://www.albanylaw.edu/about/news/current/Pages/Albany-Law-School-Welcomes-Class-of-2019.aspx
The class represented a 16% increase in size from last year, along with greater diversity and stronger academic indicators. Learn more about the Class of 2019:
- 50% women:50% men, ages ranging from 19 to 58 years old, with an average of 25.
- Some of the many languages spoken by the class include Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu, and Yoruba.
- Foreign-born students hail from Canada, France, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Peru.
- Fifty-nine undergraduate schools are represented, including Cornell University, Fordham University, Rutgers University, St. John’s University, University at Albany, and University of Notre Dame.
- One student won an Emmy Award in 2014 for Producer of Best Documentary and was nominated for an Academy Award. Others held jobs as investment manager, financial analyst, assistant dean of students, CPA, blueberry farmer, pharmacist, and U.S. Army Lt. Col.
“Remember, you’re professionals now, you’re embarking on this great career. So take advantage of everything that Albany Law School and its faculty have to offer to you.” ~U.S. District Judge Mae D’Agostino
A Message from Baker McKenzie:
The Baker McKenzie LLP networking roundtables series will take place in June 2016 and are open to current and rising first year law students. The second announcement below is for rising 2L (members of the Class of 2018) to apply now for a Summer 2017 Associate (paid) position at Baker Donelson. This includes a $10,000 Scholarship toward the third year of law school. The deadline to apply is June 17th 2016.
1L Diversity Roundtable and Networking Discussions
We welcome you to join Baker & McKenzie for a series of 1L Diversity Roundtable Discussions in June. These events will provide an opportunity to meet our lawyers and discuss topics related to our summer associate program, life as a first-year associate and the overall Firm culture. Continue reading
Dominican Bar Association (DBA): Let’s Chat: The Most Important Decisions About Your Career Are Made When You AREN’T in the Room
Monday, March 7; 6:00pm-8:30pm
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; 1540 Broadway, New York, NY
The inaugural panel of the Dominican Bar Association’s “Let’s Chat” series will provide practical advice for career advancement and focus on mastering the nuances necessary to becoming successful, no matter the stage in which your career is in. This panel will also create a safe space for professionals, at all levels, to engage in a candid and honest discussion about their challenges and goals as legal professionals.
Panelists: Carolina A. Fornos, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Rosevelie Marquez, East Coast Diversity Director, Sidley Austin LLP; Maritza Mejia-Ming, Counsel to the District Attorney, Kings County; Jose Luis Perez, Deputy General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
For more information and registration, please click here: http://bit.ly/1UoYSCP
New York Women’s Bar Association (NYWBA): Promoting Justice: Legal Issues Facing Transgender People
Wednesday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 16; 1:00pm-2:00pm
New York County Criminal Court; 100 Centre Street, Room 535, New York, NY
NYWBA’s LGBT and Criminal Law Committees, NYC Criminal Court Gender Fairness Committee, and LGBT Committee of the Assigned Counsel Plan Appellate Division, First Department are proud to co-sponsor a CLE Program on Legal Issues Facing Transgender People. Moderator: Hon. Lynn Kotler
Panelists: M. Dru Levasseur, Esq.; Demoya R. Gordon; RJ Thompson
To register, please click here: http://bit.ly/1S6C22e
The Office of the New York State Attorney General: Career Opportunities within The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG)
Wednesday, March 9; 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York Law School; 185 West Broadway, New York, NY
The Office of the New York State Attorney General in conjunction with the Metropolitan Black Bar Association will host an exciting panel discussion starting at 6 PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at New York Law School. The panel will feature executives, managers and attorneys from the various legal divisions who will discuss the OAG attorney experience, overview the work of the office and available career opportunities. A networking reception will immediately follow. Assistant Attorneys General at all levels in the OAG will be present to meet attendees and answer questions about the office. Attendees are asked to RSVP for this event by Tuesday, March 8th.
Sponsors: The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Nigerian Lawyers Association, Asian American Bar Association of New York, Caribbean Attorneys Network, South Asian Bar Association of New York, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Association of Black Women Attorneys, and Arab American Bar Association
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is pleased to continue its efforts by offering the Plaxen and Adler Scholarship, a private award granted annually to a law student who is dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of those in need. The scholarship details, including requirements and deadlines & previous year’s winner, can all be found in the link here.
Scholarship Value: $2,500
The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship will be awarded each year in perpetuity to a law student who:
- Wishes to pursue a career in trial advocacy
- Has a passion for a fair Civil Justice system
- Is interested in representing people who have been injured and who right their rights in jeopardy
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is committed to promoting diversity and equality for all people, and our scholarship is open to students throughout the country.