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The following is a listing of external scholarship and writing competition opportunities. While not exhaustive, this list can provide a good starting point in your search for outside funding of your legal education. Many scholarships can be found through the AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank.
2024 Local and State Government Law Section Carol Van Scoyoc Municipal Law Scholarship
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the Local and State Government Law Section Carol Van Scoyoc Municipal Law Scholarship. The scholarship has been established by the Foundation through a gift from the Local and State Government Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) to honor the memory of Carol Van Scoyoc, Esq., a former chair of the Section and recipient of the Association's Award for Excellence in Public Service, recognizing her extraordinary contributions to the legal profession and the public good.
Each year, a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student who best exemplifies the core values important to Carol: academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service and an interest in municipal law.
1. The scholarship is open to second and third year full-time and part-time law students, enrolled in a law school in New York State.
2. Students must have maintained a minimum 3.0 or equivalent GPA in law school and a ranking in the top quarter of their class as of the July 1 preceding their application.
3. Students must document their interest in public service and the pursuit of a career in the civil practice of municipal law.
4. While an applicant’s financial need will be considered, it is not required for selection.
Application and submission directions
Application deadline: October 27, 2023
2024 Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship, which has been established by The Foundation through a gift from the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and from Russell Tharp to honor the memory of Lorraine Power Tharp, Esq., a former Chair of the Section and a former President of the Association.
The $5,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a second- or third-year law student who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine – academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and, if possible, an interest in real property law.
Efforts will be made to honor Lorraine’s commitment to gender equality and diversity in the profession. To ensure geographic diversity, the Foundation will strive to select students attending New York State law schools in different counties each year, so that over time students from all areas of the state will be able to benefit from the scholarship.
A preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
1. The scholarship is open to all second- and third-year full time students enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the fall 2023 semester. If attending part-time, the scholarship is open to second-, third- and fourth-year students enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the fall 2023 semester.
2. The student must have attained a minimum 3.0 or equivalent GPA in law school and must have attained a ranking in the top quarter of the class.
3. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Application deadline: November 17, 2023
2024 Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship, which has been established by The Foundation through a gift from the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and from Rosalyn Mitzner to honor the memory of Melvyn Mitzner, a former Chair of the Section. The $5,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a second or third-year law student. Efforts will be made to honor Melvyn Mitzner’s commitment to professional achievement in the area of real property law including legal writing, lecturing and scholarship, and diversity in the profession. To ensure geographic diversity, the Foundation will strive to select students attending New York State law schools in different counties each year, so that over time students from all areas of the State will be able to benefit from the scholarship.
Labor and Employment Law Section: Dr. Emanuel Stein and Kenneth Stein Memorial Law Student Writing Competition
Dr. Emanuel Stein enjoyed an enviable national reputation as an outstanding labor arbitrator for more than 40 years, and was a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Throughout his career he held to the highest ethical and professional standards, strongly believing that the parties wanted the arbitrator to “Call them as you see them, and let the chips fall where they may.”
He served as a public member of the Regional War Labor Board in New York during World War II and the Wage Stabilization Board during the Korean Conflict. Dr. Stein was appointed by President Kennedy to investigate the dispute between Trans World Airlines and its navigators and to a panel to resolve a longshoremen’s strike on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. He also served on various state panels, including one that investigated conditions at New York’s race tracks. He was on the panels of the American Arbitration Association, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, as well as those of New York and New Jersey.
Submissions are being accepted for the Law Student Writing Competition. The winner of the Dr. Emanuel Stein Memorial first prize will have his/her article published in a future issue of the Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter. The second and third prize articles will also be published in a special edition of the Newsletter.
All participants will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the section.
Topic: Any current issue involving labor or employment law. The scope of permissible topics for the article is broad, i.e., any aspect of public or private labor or employment law.
Eligibility: All law school students.
Award: First Prize $3,000, Second Prize $2,000, Third Prize $1,000.
Application deadline: November 30, 2023
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All St. John's School of Law students are provided with complimentary Westlaw accounts. Westlaw is a tool for conducting legal research. It also gives you access to TWEN, a platform that hosts some webcourses and student organization information. You will receive your Westlaw registration code during your first semester at St. John's Law.
For questions about Westlaw registration contact the law library reference team at [email protected].
Instructions for Accessing TWEN
TWEN is a platform within Westlaw that hosts some websources and student organization information. Most faculty and student organizations use Canvas, but a few remain on TWEN. Once you have registered your Westlaw account, you can access TWEN via www.lawschool.westlaw.com.
If you have a class that is using TWEN for its webcourse, you will need to add your classes to your TWEN "My Courses" listing as follows:
West Study Aids Platform – Free for All Students!
This resource puts study aids of all kinds at your fingertips: videos, audio recordings, outlines, law summaries, and practice supplements.
How to access these great materials and create a personal account:
Once you have verified your email address you can access all the content available in your subscription and you can log-in independently from your school’s network.
West Academic eBook Resources
The St. John’s Law Student Emergency Fund was founded thanks to generous contributions from the St. John’s Law family. This fund aims to support students who are facing short-term financial emergencies. Applications are open to St. John’s Law students currently enrolled in classes.
You can apply for assistance now by completing the online application HERE.
Financial support will be offered to help cover unexpected and necessary student expenses. These needs may include (but are not limited to) funding for food, emergency medical expenses, technological needs to enable participation in classes and assignments, emergency travel due to illness or bereavement, or funding for course materials not otherwise available. Applications are available through the link below, and the committee will aim to respond to applicants within three business days. Only completed applications will be considered. If the committee asks for additional information or documentation, we ask that you respond to that request in a timely manner. Please be sure to check your St. John’s email regularly, as this is the account that will receive all official communications regarding the St. John’s Law Student Emergency Fund.
Please remember that the committee will work diligently to support students and find solutions to the varied challenges presented. But though the need is great, funds are limited. We want to help as many students as we can, and to accomplish that we ask that everyone be thoughtful and sincere about your requests. Everyone applying for support should also continue to pursue all other available options, including applying for emergency loan assistance through the Office of Student Financial Services which can be reached at [email protected].
If you are struggling with other non-financial challenges, please remember that the University continues to offer many forms of support. You can access the Center for Counseling & Consultation remotely by filling out this form. And you can always reach out to our law school Student Services team by emailing [email protected].
Thank you to AccessLex for their generous contribution of $25,000 to our Student Emergency Fund.