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Bonderman Travel Fellowship The Bonderman Travel Fellowship offers University of Washington graduate, professional, and select undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. Through the Honors Program and the Graduate School Bonderman Fellowships enable students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new ways. Fellows may not participate in a program or organization, engage in formal study at a foreign university, conduct research or other academic projects, or travel with an organized group. Bonderman Fellowships are intended to introduce students to cultures, peoples, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar. January 9 $20,000
National Association of Women Lawyers - 2017 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition NAWL 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. May 1 $500
AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund's 2017 Mike Eidson Scholarship The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff's lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 1, 2017. The Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention in Boston, MA in July 22,2017. May 1
International Association of Defense Counsel The IADC invites you to participate in its 2013 Legal Writing Contest. Prize-winning articles and honorable mentions will be considered for publication in the Defense Counsel Journal. 1st Prize: $2,000; 2nd Prize: $1,000; 3rd Prize: $500; and Honorable Mention. May 19
Food and Drug Law Institute Paper topics are limited to FDA and regulated agencies’ law and regulation. Topical focus should be on FDA regulated industries: food, drugs, animal drugs, biologics, cosmetics, diagnostics, dietary supplements, medical devices, and tobacco. June 12
Tannenwald Writing Competition Papers must focus primarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed US federal or state tax or US federal or state taxation system. July 5 $5,000, $2,500, $1,500 for the top three papers
Federal Claims Bar Association The United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association announces that its annual Law Student Writing Competition for the 2016-2017 academic year is underway. The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary bar association made up of nationwide members who practice law in the areas that lie within the specialized jurisdiction of the United States Court of Federal Claims. The goal of this competition is to encourage law student scholarship on current topics that lie within the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Federal Claims. July 14 $3,500
National Law Review Student Writing Competition The National Law Review(NLR)consolidates practice-oriented legal analysis from a variety of sources for easy access by lawyers, paralegals, law students, business executives, insurance professionals, accountants, compliance officers, human resource managers, and other professionals who wish to better understand specific legal issues relevant to their work. The NLR Law Student Writing Competition offers law students the opportunity to submit articles for publication consideration on the NLR Web site. Each month's entries will be judged and the top two to four articles chosen will be published on the NLR website. November 30
The Expert Institute Legal Blog Post Writing Contest To participate, submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through our online submission portal at the bottom of this page by December 31, 2017. If your article wins, you will receive a $2000 cash prize, and your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys. December 31 $2,000

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