CAVC Judicial Conference Scholarship Competition

U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS (CAVC) 14TH JUDICIAL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

The CAVC Bar Association is pleased to announce a scholarship competition for law student applicants to attend the CAVC’s 14th Judicial Conference.  Selected scholarship recipients will receive paid registration ($290 value) and a travel stipend (up to$500 for those outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area).

This is a two-day conference to be held on April 11 and 12, 2019,at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Scholarship recipients will also receive free registration to the Bar Association’s half-day component which will immediately follow in the afternoon on April 12.

The CAVC Judicial Conference, which is expected to sell out, is held every three years and is an important opportunity for veterans law practitioners in all sectors (e.g., government, private sector, non-profit) to discuss issues facing today’s veterans.  The conference will include presentations from notable authorities in the field of veterans law. Past keynote speakers have included prior VA Secretaries and U.S. Supreme Court Justices.  More information regarding the conference may be found at www.uscourts.cavc.gov.

Students are encouraged to consult with their law school to determine if additional funds are available to subsidize travel costs.

Eligibility and Entry Requirements:

To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled at an ABA accredited law school. To enter, applicants must submit a written submission (about two pages).

In your written submission, please identify your name and law school.  Also describe any experience in veterans law or military service and state your personal interest in the field of veterans law or attending the conference.  In so doing, we suggest you also discuss one of the following topics:  (1) a challenge that the field faces or will face going forward, (2) a development in veterans law that interests you, or (3) the personal impact that you see yourself making in the field of veterans law.

Only one entry is permitted per applicant.

Entries must be transmitted via email for consideration to cavcbarscholarship@gmail.com, with the email subject line “CAVC Judicial Conference Scholarship Application.” The deadline for all entries is Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. The selected recipients will be notified on or after February 25, 2019, and will then be able to register free of charge for the two-day conference.  (Registration deadline is March 1, 2019.)  Good luck!

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