Opportunities & Aid

Ethics in Sports Law Writing Competition

Created in 2017 and supported by the generosity of the National Sports Law Institute Board of Advisors member Anne Wall, the "Ethics in Sports Law Award" recognizes the Marquette University Law School student who writes the best essay on a current ethical dilemma in amateur or professional sports as selected by the Competition Review Committee. Complete details on what is required to enter the award can be found online here

The award is open to 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls. Submissions are due on Monday, March 18, 2024, so there is a long time to consider whether you want to participate. Given past experience, we know that some students have worked on this over winter break so we are posting this opportunity early. Papers written in law school courses or for law review/journal requirements can be submitted to this competition. 

The winner will be announced in the spring semester, most likely during the Sports Law Annual Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 19, 2024.

Contact: Paul Anderson

Collegiate Issues in Sports Writing Competition

The “Collegiate Issues in Sports Law Writing Competition” recognizes the Marquette University Law School student who writes the best essay focused on important collegiate athletics related issues in the sport industry, as judged by the Competition Review Committee. It was created in 2020 with the generous support of Sports Law Program alum Christian Bray (L'14), and currently the Associate Athletic Director of Athletics Compliance at Harvard.

With so many current issues going on in the collegiate athletics industry there is plenty to write about. And of course, you can submit papers you have written in class, for law reviews and journals, or any other paper you want to put together. Complete details on what is required to enter the award can be found online here

The award is open to 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls. Submissions are not due until Friday, March 22, 2024. The winner will be announced during our Annual Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 19, 2024.

Contact: Paul Anderson

Indian Law Section Scholarship for Law Student in Wisconsin

The Indian Law Section (ILS) of the State Bar of Wisconsin was created in part to bring together those who have a special interest in Indian law. In order to foster this special interest, the ILS seeks to award a scholarship to a deserving law student who intends to practice Indian law in the state of Wisconsin. The award for 2024 will be $1,000.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than March 1, 2024 midnight central time. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. ILS will notify the recipient by the end of March. Application details and more information can be found here. 

Applications MUST include the following supporting documentation:

  1. Cover Letter/Personal Statement detailing:
    1. Commitment to practice Indian law in Wisconsin upon graduation;
    2. Academic background and achievement in Indian law; and
    3. Involvement in Indian law-related activities (including student and community organizations, and civic, charitable, legal, or social justice endeavors).
  2. Letter of good standing from the Applicant’s law school
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation (Professional and/or Academic)

Please Submit To: State Bar of Wisconsin Attn: Indian Law Section, c/o Christine Casey P.O. Box 7158 Madison, WI 53707-7158 ccasey@wisbar.org

Contact: Martina Gast

Update on FAFSA Delays and Financial Aid Priority Deadline

Marquette University's Office of Student Financial Aid is aware that families are experiencing difficulties completing their 2024-25 FAFSAs due to technical issues with the government’s updated online application. Due to these issues, the Feb. 1 priority deadline is not being enforced. 

In addition, the Department of Education has announced that they are not sharing FAFSA information with schools until mid-March, which will cause delays in initial financial aid offers being available to families. The Office of Student Financial Aid will work on getting offers to families as quickly as possible once FAFSA information is made available to schools. 

If your family has unusual or special financial circumstances, Marquette can review those once you have received your initial financial aid offer. Student Financial Aid continues to monitor this situation and will provide updates on its website and in Marquette Today as they become available. 

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 414.288.4000 or marquettecentral@marquette.edu.

 

Contact: Office of Financial Aid