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Worgul Law Firm Scholarship

Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC is accepting applications to their scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. Students who are accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college, university or graduate school are eligible to apply. The scholarship will help a deserving student to accomplish educational goals and prepare them for future career aspirations. More information: https://www.developingcareer.com/worgul-law-firm-scholarship/?ak=1

Rodin Center on Social Justice at the Law School

As most of you know, the Curt and Linda Rodin Center for Social Justice at the Law School launched last month. The purpose of the Center is to enhance and develop programs which focus on fairness, equity, and justice.

The goals of the Center are to build on the richness of existing programs within the law school, to enhance legal services and advocacy for underserved individuals and marginalized communities, and to expand efforts to instill in students an understanding and appreciation for the meaning and significance of a socially just society. One new opportunity is the establishment of the Rodin Social Justice Fellowship, which will be available to three students following their first year at the Law School. Applications for the fellowship will be available this summer. First-year students: please stay tuned to Law Announcements over the summer for the application and a detailed description of the fellowship. All students: please feel free to reach out to Professor Anita Weinberg, Director of the Rodin Center, to learn more about the Center. We welcome the opportunity to discuss our goals and also to hear from you about the type of work you would like to see the Center engage in. Contact Professor Anita Weinberg at aweinbe@luc.edu or 312-915-6482.

2018 Forensic Conference

The Cook County Public Defender's Office is holding their annual Forensic Conference at the Corboy Law Center (Room 211) on May 31st and June 1st. Please see the attached Agenda for more information.

All interested students/faculty/staff, please contact Gina Gerardi at ggerardi@luc.edu to attend.

Students: Please know that attending at least one complete lecture in this program will qualify as an “Extra-Curricular Event” credit towards a Certificate in Advocacy.

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Access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw for Continuing Law Students and 2018 Law Graduates

If you are taking classes over the summer, or even if you are graduating, you can still have access to your Loyola Law School Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw accounts. Please click below for detailed access policies for each service.

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Annals of Health Law Application Now Available!

The Annals of Health Law application is now available! The application can be found on the Annals of Health Law TWEN page. The materials are due by Sunday, June 3rd at 10 PM.

If you have any questions, please email Mary Hannosh at mhannosh@luc.edu.

Write-on Opportunities for Law Reviews and Journals

Interested in Public Interest Law Reporter, contact Joe Camper, jcamper@luc.edu, for an application, materials due Wednesday, June 6 at 7pm.

Journal of Regulatory Compliance Write-On

Write-on process for Journal of Regulatory Compliance now available, please add us on TWEN or contact Tierney Mason at tmason3@luc.edu with any questions.

The Goldie Initiative’s Scholar Program

The Goldie Initiative offers a prestigious scholarship program designed to develop the next generation of women executives in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry. The Goldie Initiative was founded by Goldie B. Wolfe Miller, a renowned commercial real estate broker and entrepreneur. Its mission is to prepare women for senior leadership roles in all sectors of CRE.

The Goldie Initiative does this by providing $10,000 scholarships to support graduate study, mentorship, and networking opportunities for women with high potential who are committed to becoming leaders in the real estate industry.

Scholarship application and information can be found here: http://www.gbwmi.org/scholarship.html.

Illinois Judges Foundation 2018 Harold Sullivan Scholarship Application

First and second year students are eligible to apply for 2018 Harold Sullivan Scholarship and the Illinois Judges Foundation will award up to two scholarships. The scholarship will be awarded at the Illinois Judges Foundation Annual Reception. More information about the award ceremony and past recipients can be found online at www.ijafoundation.org.

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National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Pipeline Diversity Scholarship

The NAMWOLF Pipeline Diversity Scholarship program is open to 2018–19 second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, HBCU, LGBT and female students. Any other 2018–19 second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. NAMWOLF will provide two (2) scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each for the 2018-19 law school year. Recipients will be invited to attend the NAMWOLF Annual Meeting September 26-29, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Recipients will be introduced to the NAMWOLF membership during the Annual Meeting.

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Higbee & Associates and the Foundation for Continuing Justice Student Writing Competition

Second Annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition and Scholarship for law students, sponsored by The Foundation for Continuing Justice and the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates. More than $3,000 will be awarded to 5 winners.

More information: http://www.recordgone.com/law-student-expungement-competition-2nd.htm

Varghese Summersett Criminal Justice Scholarship

Varghese Summersett PLLC, a criminal defense law firm in Fort Worth, Texas, is excited to offer a $1500 scholarship to a law school student. Applicants must submit a video educating the public about Texas' DWI laws or promoting safer drinking habits. For additional information or to apply, please visit Varghese Summersett Criminal Justice Scholarship.

Learn More and Apply: https://www.versustexas.com/criminal-justice-scholarship/

Jack Carey Scholarship Fund

The Jack Carey Scholarship Fund, which awards a scholarship stipend of $2500 three times a year to 2L or 3L students whom have interned at least one semester at the Cook County Public Defender's Office.

More information: http://cookcountypd.org/resources/scholarship/

Brownstone Law Scholarship

The scholarship is open to all current full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in an ABA accredited law school or accredited graduate program. More information: https://www.brownstonelaw.com/scholarships/2018-program/

On Campus Interview Program Important Dates

2018 On – Campus and Resume Collect Program Information

Law firms and other legal employers visit law schools nationwide during August to interview applicants for employment starting the following summer. Generally, the firms hire students to work the summer between their second and third year and if the students perform well, the firms often make offers to them for full-time employment upon graduation. Some employers choose not to conduct interviews on campus but are interested in receiving applications from Loyola students. To accommodate these employers, we have a “Resume Collect Program” where we collect materials from interested students through PEARSON and forward them to the employers. Some law firms will also interview and collect resumes from rising 3Ls for positions commencing the fall after graduation.

 

Important Dates & Deadlines

Thursday, July 5

• Students may begin to apply to OCI and Resume Collect employers listed on PEARSON

Sunday, July 15

• Deadline to apply to OCI and Resume Collect employers is at 11:59 p.m.Double-check to make sure that all of your materials have been properly uploaded on PEARSON. If there is an issue, contact us prior to the end of the day. OCI Student Agreement Form due to the Office of Career Services by email at law-career@luc.edu or in hardcopy.

Tuesday, August 7

• On campus interviews begin

 

Whom do employers typically hire through OCI?

Generally, participating law firms (typically large law firms) seek students with a high class rank (top 10-30%) and/or other distinguishing academic credentials such as Law Journal or Moot Court. Patent firms want a technical background. Government employers generally seek students who are committed to the work of the agency. Approximately 80% of the nation's law graduates, including those who graduate from Loyola, do not get hired through OCI. OCI is just one avenue to legal employment and, depending on your academic credentials, career goals and practice interests, it may not be the appropriate avenue for you.

If you are interested in applying to an employer that is not interviewing on-campus, send a cover letter and resume to that employer in July or early August. If the recruiter is interested in interviewing you, he/she will contact you directly. Go to www.nalpdirectory.com to do an advanced search of larger law firms in the city of your choice. In addition, you can review the the largest 250 law firms in the United States and find the contact information of the recruiter or hiring partner on the firm’s website or on nalpdirectory.com

How will the Office of Career Services communicate with me regarding OCI?

Please check your Loyola email daily for communications from the email address law-oci@luc.edu

More Information?

For more information including instructions on how to register, to view OCI employers and submit application materials for OCI through PEARSON, visit http://www.luc.edu/law/career/internal/oci_students.html

2018 Tannenwald Writing Competition

Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full or part-time law school students. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted.
 

Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers Scholarship

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Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp Annual Scholarship

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The Muller Firm, LTD Annual Scholarship

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Justice Robert E. Gordon Scholarship

The Board of Directors of the Jewish Judges Association of Illinois Foundation, Inc. is inviting applications for the Justice Robert E. Gordon Scholarship in the sum of $3,600. The Scholarship is available to law students who have been accepted or are attending an Illinois accredited law school, reside in Illinois and who have demonstrated accomplishment in academic studies, commitment to public service and financial need. Applications should be sent to: Jewish Judges Association of Illinois Foundation, Inc. 234 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1430, Chicago, Il. 60602. The Scholarship recipient will be recognized at the Jewish Judges Association annual dinner with the time and place to be announced.

 

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Fall 2018 Externship Reminders

The deadline for submission of the fall 2018 externship internal application is July 20, 2018. Students interested in an externship for the fall are encouraged to schedule a meeting with Professor Josie M. Gough, jgough@luc.edu, no later than July 2, 2018.

2018 Chapman and Cutler LLP Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. Diversity Scholarship

The recipient of the award will receive a $10,000 scholarship (less any applicable withholdings and taxes) to be used to cover law school expenses. Open to full-time JD students in good standing with a commitment to and support of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. More information: https://apps.viglobal.com/chapmanApplyScholarshipProgram/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=34d143c4-203a-4d50-8408-27b6efd8a8bc

The Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loan Repayment Webinar

How will you repay your student loans? Your current situation, your future aspirations and your financial goals are what should together determine your repayment strategy. This session outlines the features of each of the repayment plans that are available to borrowers and discusses methods to manage your loans like PSLF, consolidation, deferment and forbearance.

Register Here

2018 DSF Scholarship

Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award

This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who actively advocates for diversity within the Chicago area legal community and works to bring focus to those who do pro-bono work within their community. Students are required to submit an article on their views about “diversity within the legal community” and maintain a 3.8 GPA.

 

Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award

This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is interested in pursuing a career in public service or a student who is actively involved with a not-for-profit agency that represents the needy and the underprivileged. Eligible students maintain a 3.5 GPA. Law

 

Student with a Disability Scholarship Award

This Scholarship (an award of at least $500) was established with the support of attorney Stacy J. Campbell, an Associate with Hinshaw and Culbertson, and her fiance Dr. George F. Viamontes. There is no GPA requirement for this scholarship.

Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship

This Scholarship is awarded to third-year law students who have demonstrated academic ability and the need for financial assistance. This scholarship is intended to help off-set the cost of an Illinois State Bar Exam preparation course.

Note: The DSF reserves the right to waive the GPA requirements to well-deserving students who tirelessly advocate for diversity. You must have completed at least two semesters of law school (and have a transcript) to qualify for all but the LSAT scholarship.

To access the online application and complete information, please see our website at http://diversitychicago.org/dc/scholarships.