Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students | St. John’s University

Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students | St. John’s University

Apply for the Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative

The Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative (BLPI),  will be a professionally moderated program designed to give diverse students who live or attend college in Brooklyn direct instruction on how to successfully apply to and fund a law school education. The program is being jointly run by the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA), the Brooklyn Bar Association(BBA) and the Defense Association of New York (DANY). Each participant will be matched with an attorney mentor. Participants who attend all sessions will be offered an opportunity to obtain a non-paying summer internship. Stipends may be available to defray certain transportation and ancillary costs associated with the internships.

Selected students will attend five (5) two-hour classroom sessions, once a month, starting February 27, 2017 that will be moderated by Paula Edgar, an attorney, diversity and inclusion coach and former law school administrator.

Classes will be held at the Brooklyn Bar Association’s landmark building located at 123 Remsen Street in downtown Brooklyn. These classes will be held from 5:30- 7:30 PM and will address the following topics:

  • February 27, 2017 – The Legal Profession – What is a lawyer? What do they do? – Panel discussion with judges and attorneys describing the areas in which they practice.
  • March 13, 2017 – Applying to Law School – Course selection- Time management – Writing skills – IRAC – The LSAT’s – Paying for law school – Guided questions and answer session with a college career counselor and a law school admissions officer.
  • March 27, 2017 – Networking and Mentoring – Each participant will be paired with an Attorney Mentor – Developing a resume and cover letter.
  • April 24, 2017 – Internships –Interview Skills – Professionalism.
  • May 22, 2017– Mock Interviews – Each participant will participate in simulated interviews and will receive immediate constructive feedback.
  • June -August 2017 – Summer Internship Program

Application deadline is February 10. Click HERE for the brochure containing additional information.

SEO College Scholars

SEO is seeking volunteers from a wide range of industries to share their knowledge and advice during a fun afternoon of networking practice with SEO College Scholars on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at NYU Law School, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY.

As part of a full day of career workshops, small groups of SEO’s youngest students (incoming freshmen and rising sophomores) will learn about career paths and practice networking with the volunteers who will facilitate career-related conversations with groups of students in order to inspire them and help them succeed!

To register, please email Vica Recinos at vrecinos@seo-usa.org and send a short bio, headshot and the following information: First and Last Name, Current Occupation (Title), Employer/ Organization

Deadline to Apply – David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest

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PRIZES:
CUNY and SUNY winners will be awarded $1000 each with one winner awarded the New York State (NYS) Community College Grand Prize of $1,500. The winners will also be honored at the Law Day ceremony at the Court of Appeals Hall an event at which the Chief Judge of the State of New York presides and the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Bench and Bar of New York attend. 

DEADLINE: April 5, 2013.

ESSAY TOPIC: ‘Cyberspace and the Law: What are Our Rights and Responsibilities?’ 
Students can choose one of the following questions to develop their essays:

Essay Question 1 – Cyberbullying: Examine the newly-enacted New York law governing cyberbullying and analyze current research on cyberbullying prevention. How do we balance the First Amendment free speech rights of students with the need to prevent the harm (including death) to students who are the targets of cyberbullies?

Essay Question 2 – Digital Piracy: One of the benefits of cyberspace is the ease with which we can maintain contact with our friends and share important aspects of our lives. However, sometimes the things we would like to share are copyrighted artistic works and file-sharing would run afoul of copyright laws. How can we ensure that the rights of both the copyright owners and those of lawful download owners are fair and balanced?

Essay Question 3 – Privacy in Peril: Privacy is the power to control how much other people know about us. Few of us realize the extent to which our Internet activities are tracked or know that our digital footprints remain traceable, often for long periods of time. How can we balance our digital lives and our personal privacy?

Essay Question 4 – Government Surveillance: The right to be free of unwarranted search and seizure is enshrined in the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. But new technologies such as manufacturer installed GPS systems in cars, cell phone tracking and the introduction of surveillance drones in the United States have made widespread law enforcement and governmental surveillance of the American population possible. Is this technology eroding our Fourth Amendment rights and forcing us to change our expectations about privacy in public spaces?

RULES AND RESOURCES:

– Visit www.nycourts.gov/history

– “Like” us on Facebook at The Historical Society of the New York Courts 

– Follow us on twitter: @NYLegal_History 

For information on upcoming events and court programs open to the public visit the calendar