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Research shows that yoga enhances concentration, boosts mood, aids learning & memory, develops strength & flexibility, supports relaxation, increases physical fitness & body awareness, and is fun!
If you have not had an opportunity to attend a yoga class at the law school, it's not too late. Beginning, January 28, 45-minute yoga classes will be offered every Monday and Wednesday at noon in the Washer Lounge. The classes are free, no experience is required, and yoga mats are provided. All you need is comfortable clothing.
Sponsor: Notre Dame Law School
Criteria: All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Entries must be original, unpublished work.
Deadline: April 26, 2013
Amount of award: A prize of $2,500 will be awarded for one winning entry.
Submission info: www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf
To see a list of other writing competitions open to law students, go to http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/7044.
The Kentucky Bar Application now requires all applicants to provide documentation of U.S. citizenship or immigration status. If you are a U.S. citizen and were born in the United States, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions will accept a certified copy of your birth certificate. You should obtain a certified copy from the appropriate government office in the state where you were born.
If you were born in Kentucky, you may request a certified copy of your birth certificate by phone, internet, mail, or in person. The cost is $10 per copy. Additional fees apply if you request a copy by phone or internet. For more information, visit http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/birthcert.htm.
The Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions will not accept a hospital birth certificate, photocopies, notarized photocopies, or foreign birth certificates.
The Kentucky Bar Association encourages UofL Law students to enter the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition. This competition is open only to students at the three Kentucky law schools - UL, UK, and Chase!
First ($1,000), second ($300), and third place ($200) awards will be given. Entries must be received by June 1, 2013.
Students may enter their previously unpublished articles. Articles should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the "General Format" section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines at www.kybar.org/103.
Our very own Leah Rupp Smith won the 2012 KBA Writing Award with her entry titled "Standing Your Ground: The Happy Medium Buried in Kentucky's Common Law." Let's continue the tradition for 2013!
Sponsor: The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
Criteria: Papers must deal with employee benefits topics. As an illustrative example, a paper might address legal issues involving health benefits, pensions, 401(k) plans, severance, executive compensation, claims, appeals, current or former spouses' or domestic partners' benefits, collectively-bargained benefits, benefits in bankruptcy, ERISA litigation or fiduciary obligations.
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Amount of award: Two cash prizes of $1,500 for the top two submissions.
Submission information: See competition rules.
This scholarship is limited to Berks County, PA residents entering their second year of law school.
The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to deserving Berks County residents entering their second year at an accredited law school, who demonstrate financial need. Applications may be submitted electronically between January 15 and April 1. The application and instructions are available at http://www.bccf.org/pages/forms_new/Foxapplication.html.
Remember to continue visiting the writing competitions page on the Law School website to learn about new contests. http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/7044 The page is updated regularly and now includes information regarding the IADC 2013 Legal Writing Contest.
Sponsor: Int'l Association of Defense Counsel
General criteria: Entries must be the original work of a single author, not previously published, and must cover the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, or other areas of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation.
Deadline: May 17, 2013
Amount of award: $2,000 for first place; $1,000 for second place; and $500 for third place.
Submission information: http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/contest.aspx