Get Noticed: How NYSBA Student Scholarships, Fellowships, Writing Competitions and Mentorships Can Help You Succeed

By Michella Hand

September 22, 2021

Get Noticed: How NYSBA Student Scholarships, Fellowships, Writing Competitions and Mentorships Can Help You Succeed


By Michella Hand

Are you looking to start your legal career? The New York State Bar Association has the resources to help you succeed.

From writing competitions and scholarship funding to fellowships and internships with Fortune 500 companies, esteemed organizations and government institutions, NYSBA offers a wide variety of opportunities to help law students build their resume while also developing critical legal skills. Additionally, NYSBA’s sections offer various mentorship opportunities giving you the chance to gain real-world advice and guidance, while ensuring you receive the mentoring you need to maximize your potential. Take advantage of these opportunities that can help guide you on your way to become one of New York’s leading attorneys.

Scholarships for Nomination

Elder Law and Special Needs – Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Scholarship

Elder Law and Special Needs – T. David Stapleton Memorial Scholarship

Labor and Employment Law Section – Samuel M Kaynard Memorial Student Service Awards

Local and State Government Law Section – Carol Van Scoyoc Scholarship

Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship

Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship

Fellowships and Internships

Antitrust Law Section – Diversity Fellowship

Commercial and Federal Litigation Section – Diversity Fellowship

Corporate Counsel Section – Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program

Environmental & Energy Law Section – Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship

Health Law Section – Diversity Fellowship Program

Intellectual Property Law Section – Young Lawyer Fellowship

Trusts & Estates Law Section – Fellowship Program

Writing Competitions

Antitrust Law Section – Student Writing Competition

Business Law Section – Annual Law Student Writing Competition

Committee on Animals and the Law – Student Writing Competition

Dispute Resolution Section- Law Student Writing Competition

Elder and Special Needs Law Journal – Diversity Writing Competition

Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section – Phil Cowan – Judith Bresler Memorial Scholarship Writing Competition

Environmental Law Section – Professor William R Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest

International Section- Albert S Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award

Labor and Employment Law Section- Dr. Emanuel Stein and Kenneth Stein Memorial Law Student Writing Competition

Real Property Law Section Annual Student Writing Competition


Antitrust Law Section Mentorship Program

Business Law Section Mentorship Program

Elder Law & Special Needs Section Mentorship Program

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