William T. Grant Scholars Program

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise.

Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development. Every year, four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period.

The application deadline for the 2010-2011 cycle is July 6, 2010. Awards will be announced in March 2011.

For more information, visit the William T. Grant Scholars Program website.

Criminal Law Student Paper Competition

The Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California invites submissions to its writing competition.  Papers pertaining to criminal law and/or to criminal procedure, with a particular focus on contemporary issues of concern in the State of California are sought.  Papers should be original and scholarly, between 1,500 and 4,000 words in length, including any citations, and should follow the citation style of The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation.

Papers submitted to the Competition must be in Word format and sent by e-mail attachment to each of the Criminal Law Journal co-editors:  Steve Katz ( skatz at da.lacounty.gov), and Lani Biafore ( biaforel at sacda.org).

Prizes will be awarded.  For more information, please see the call for papers.

WLA Conference Save-the-Date & Lunch/Dinner Registration

Please save the date for the Fourth Annual Women’s Law Association Conference – Women for Women: Advocating for Change, which will take place on Friday, February 19th in Ropes-Gray.  The Conference will feature keynote addresses by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, and Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General, as well as three impressive panels.  Please see our website for a full schedule of events.

All events are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for lunch and dinner.  Beginning Wednesday, February 3rd you may register for lunch and dinner on our website .

Women for Women: Advocating for Change will be an interesting day and an opportunity to showcase the many contributions of women to others in the courtroom, workplace and community – we look forward to your participation!