Celebrate the MLK Holiday in Love, Peace, & Unity
“Let us hope that this spirit will become the order of the day. As Arnold Toynbee20 says: Love is the ultimate force that makes for the saving choice of life and good against the damning choice of death and evil. Therefore the first hope in our inventory must be the hope that love is going to have the last word. We can no longer afford to worship the God of hate or bow before the altar of retaliation. The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path of hate. Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world.”
* This is an excerpt from a lecture Dr. King delivered in the Auditorium of the University of Oslo.
Video of Martin Luther King Jr. receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
Fred Scheigert Scholarship
The Fred Scheigert Scholarship is offered through the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI). Please read through the guidelines before starting to complete the application. You will need to fill out the online application completely and provide all required supporting documentation as indicated. Scholarship applications for 2013-2014 must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time on March 15, 2013.
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F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Scholarships
The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association (the “Association”) is seeking applicants for its bar preparation scholarships. The Association provides scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for economically disadvantaged black third-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence. The awards will be presented at the 12th Annual William M. Holland Scholarship Luncheon that will be held on Saturday February 23, 2013, in Palm Beach, Florida.
The Association will award two $1,500 scholarships to eligible students and one $1,000 scholarship from the Law Office of Salesia V. Smith-Gordon to an eligible student from Florida A&M College of Law.
Applications are available in the information rack in front of Career Services.
Deadline: January 11, 2013
The Delaware Minority Job Fair
Delaware State Bar Association invites students to participate in the Job Fair’s 1L Resume Collect program. The Job Fair and its participating organizations (corporate, law firm, and public interest/sector legal employers) seek applications from highly-qualified 1L students with a demonstrated interest in career opportunities in Delaware. All interested students are invited to apply and must submit a resume, undergraduate transcript, and law school transcript (when available). The submission of a cover letter addressing the student’s commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion (through personal interests, leadership positions, volunteer work, and organizational activities) is strongly encouraged.
The application deadline is Monday, January 21, 2013. Please direct any questions regarding the Job Fair’s Resume Collect program to the Job Fair Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 651-3246
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12 Months of Diversity
12 Months of Diversity is a resource located in the Document Library of Symplicity. 12 Months of Diversity identifies scholarships, internships, job fairs, and conferences that are available to students throughout the year.
The month of December includes the application for the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Programs’ Postgraduate Scholarships for Careers in Athletics.
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AAPD’s Summer Internship Program
AAPD’s summer internship program makes the Washington, DC internship experience available to motivated people with disabilities, developing a new generation of leaders and offering host employers access to a talented, diverse work force. Each summer, AAPD places students and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations. AAPD provides accessible housing, a living stipend, and travel to and from Washington, DC for all summer interns.
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AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
Purpose: The purpose of the LCC Minority Outreach Program is to encourage law students of color to apply for summer clerkship opportunities at LCC law firms and legal departments. The outreach program seeks to introduce minority law students to the practice of law in the labor movement and to encourage them to join the ranks of union-side attorneys in the ongoing battle for social and economic justice.
Experience: During their clerkships, the students typically deal with important issues arising under a wide range of labor and employment laws, including the National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Also, in recent years, as immigrant workers have played a larger role in the labor movement, many students have gained exposure to a variety of immigration-related issues.
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Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association Gives Back
A Holiday Happy Hour to Benefit
Hope and Help Center of Central Florida