Charles E. Joseph created Working Now and Then, a resource on employment law and worker’s rights, to help workers protect their rights. Joseph has dedicated his career to fighting for workers’ rights, as founder of Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP, a New York firm that has recovered more than $120 million for workers. In 2019, Joseph created two scholarships to support future employment lawyers.
Working Now and Then offers scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students and law students. These scholarships support students considering a career in employment law. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and submit a completed application to be considered for the award.
Working Now and Then Undergraduate Scholarship
The Working Now and Then Undergraduate Scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate considering a career in employment law.
Deadline: December 1st
Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship
The Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship awards $1,000 to a law student preparing for a career as a plantiffs’ employment lawyer
Deadline: May 1st
Both scholarships require unofficial transcripts, a resume or CV, and a 750-word essay on workers’ rights. Working Now and Then publishes the winning essay and any honorable mentions on the site. The Law Students on Workers’ Rights series includes essays from the 2019 Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship.
Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship 2019: Hannah Begley, Stanford Law
Begley, a rising 3L at Stanford, shows great promise for a career in employment law. She is the co-director of the Workers’ Rights Pro Bono Project, where she offers free employment law advice to low-income workers in East Palo Alto.
Begley has also earned multiple prizes for her outstanding performance at Stanford, where she has taken classes in employment law, employment discrimination, and plaintiff-side legal ethics. This summer, Begley will be a summer associate at Altshuler Berzon LLP, one of the leading plaintiff-side public interest law firms in the country.