Archive for December, 2010

Planning on Taking the Bar with Screen-Access Software?

Friday, December 31st, 2010

If so, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) wants to hear from you…

Anyone who anticipates asking to take the bar, including the multistate bar exam and/or the multistate professional responsibility exam, with screen access software on or after July 2011 (that is, 1L’s and 2L’s as well as 3L’s), please contact NFB’s Chris Danielsen (). The NFB is contemplating using associational standing to seek national relief to require the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) to allow applicants to use their primary reading method in taking the examinations the NCBE controls.  This would not require that you be plaintiffs, but would support the ability to get a national ruling. Even if you are not sure which bar you intend to take, as long as the possibilities include one of the 53 jurisdictions that require the multistate bar exam, that should be sufficient.

NYU/Harvard Prelaw Summer Program

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Trials is a partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. It is a summer study program for students of modest means whose backgrounds are underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools.

For five weeks in July and August, Trials students take residence at Harvard or New York University. The residency alternates from year to year, with Harvard Law School hosting the program in 2011.

Deadline for applications is January 31st. For more info:

Travel Stipends for Conference Available!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Funding to Attend the 2011 NALSWD Conference – Register Now!

Due to the generosity of our donors, we are pleased to be able to offer funding to make it possible for students who cannot otherwise secure funding to attend the conference!

Funding is limited to $300 per student maximum. These stipends can be used to cover economy airfare and/or up to $75 towards lodging (equivalent to 2 nights at a hostel, but can be applied towards hotel costs).

All travel stipends will be issued as reimbursements after the conference, so please save all receipts if you want to apply for funding. Travel costs paid by your school, vocational rehabilitation, or anyone other than the student attending cannot be reimbursed. Award of stipends will be at the discretion of the Executive Board, but we hope to use our funding to bring as many students as possible to the conference!

For full details about this funding, go to (this page will be updated when and if details change).

To register your interest in receiving funding, please note that in the “Other Input?” section of your conference registration – on the Registration Form – and by emailing with your expected costs so we can arrange funding accordingly.

Register Now!

Full Information about the conference, including a Tentative ScheduleLodging Recommendations, a Conference FAQ, and – most importantly – the Registration Form, are now available online!

White House Summer Internships

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

See the press release below for instructions on how to apply for White House internships this summer (along with a short inspirational message from President Obama). The deadline is January 9th.


We are writing to let you know that the White House Internship Program’s summer 2011 application has been posted. The application deadline is Sunday, January 9. We hope that you can share the information with student leaders across your network. For more information and to apply, please visit

This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and I’m proud that they will have this opportunity to serve…I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country.”

—President Barack Obama, May 22, 2009

President Obama believes in the capacity of young people to move America forward. He is committed to providing young leaders from across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and fostering a continued commitment to public service through the White House Internship Program. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and prepare them for future roles in public service.

To learn more about the program, please visit

How To Apply:

Go to:

A completed application includes:

two essays

three letters of recommendation


The deadline for the Summer 2011 White House Internship Program is January 9, 2011