Opportunities & Aid

DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship -- $1,500

The DDR Lawyers Legal Scholarship by Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP is a recurring scholarship worth $1,500 designed to help one law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DEC 31, 2018

A winner will be announced on or before Jan 31, 2019

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Admitted to an accredited law school in the U.S.
  • 3.5 or higher GPA

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed Application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Upload a 500-600 word original essay on what you hope to achieve in your legal career if awarded this scholarship.
  • Upload School Transcript
  • Upload Resume

For additional details, please visit: https://www.ddrlawyers.com/scholarship/

Contact: Devin

Stevens & McMillan Law Firm Scholarship -- $1,500

We are pleased to announce the return of the Stevens & McMillan $1,500 scholarship!  The scholarship contest is available to current college students or those planning on attending college in the 2018-2019 school year.

At Stevens & McMillan, we believe that everyone has the right to an education. We would not be where we are today without the help and support of our family, friends, and teachers. However, a quality education can be very expensive, and we want to do our part to help the next generation. So, to help deserving students realize their dreams, we created an annual $1,500 scholarship contest.

Click here to see our previous winners and honorable mentions.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants for the Stevens & McMillan Scholarship must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You must be in good academic standing if currently enrolled in college or high school; If you are under the age of 18, you must allow your parent or legal guardian to read all of the rules listed on this page and obtain their permission to participate;
  • You must be currently enrolled in an accredited college in the United States or planning to attend college no later than Fall of 2018;
  • You must submit a minimum 1,000 word essay concerning the topics below using Microsoft Word. At the end of the essay, please indicate in a separate paragraph your name, phone number, school, expected school in Fall of 2018 if different, and a statement that you agree to the contest rules.

All essays must be submitted by November 15, 2018. The winner will be selected by December 1, 2018 and the scholarship funds will be mailed to your school on or before December 15, 2018.

 

CONTEST WINNER(S)

The partners of Stevens & McMillan will make the final decision as to the winner of the scholarship. The essays will be judged on creativity and quality. A second-place winner and one or more honorable mentions may also be selected, but they will not be eligible for any scholarship or cash payment. Stevens & McMillan will publish the winning essay on one or more internet sites. Stevens & McMillan may also publish the second-place winning essay and one or more essays that won honorable mention. By submitting your essay, you agree to the contest rules including granting Stevens & McMillan the right to publish your article on multiple websites without payment unless you are the winner of the scholarship. If you receive first place, second place or honorable mention, and are published online, you may list it on your resume and we will verify the information to any prospective employer.

  

THE ESSAY

Choose any law or connected group of laws regarding at least one of the following topics:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Leave of absence violations

Describe how these laws have helped employees in the workplace.  You may use examples from your own family or friends, or you can compare and contrast modern employees to employees before these laws were enacted, or you can compare and contrast employees in the United States to employees in other countries, or you can use recent events in the news to illustrate your points. California students may use the comparable laws found under California’s FEHA. Candidates are expected to cite to relevant statutes and cases.

  

Stevens & McMillan is an employment law firm located in Southern California representing employees only. To contact us, call our office today at 1-800-738-3353.

For further information, click here.

Contact: Dan Stevens

The Expert Institute's Annual Legal Writing Scholarship -- $2,000

Clear, effective writing is the cornerstone of an exceptional lawyer, and a vital area of education for aspiring attorneys. While traditional forms of legal writing like case briefs and contracts endure, the internet has given legal professionals a new medium of communication that demands mastery as well. Blog posts are a new way for attorneys to educate and persuade, and to participate in a broader legal discourse with their peers. In recognition of the importance of online legal writing, The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,500 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation. If your article wins, you will receive a $2,000 scholarship. In addition, your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys.

Official Guidelines:

To win, your article has to be logically rigorous and substantive, as well as engaging and entertaining. Ideally, lay people should be able to understand and enjoy the article, while lawyers should find it useful and insightful.

Eligibility and Topic:

J.D. Students – Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses

Parameters:

  • Specific case references are required, and the article must contain specific examples
  • Your article must be an unpublished, original submission. The Expert Institute reserves the right to publish in print and digital all or part of the essay or abstract at its discretion
  • Citations should be inline – no footnotes or endnotes. Links to electronic sources are encouraged
  • Articles must be 1,500 – 2,500 words in length, and written in a blog post format

Submission Must Include:

  • Full name of author (First, Middle, and Last)
  • Contact information for author, including e-mail address and phone number
  • School name and mailing address
  • A .doc or .docx file containing your article. PDFs and other document formats are not acceptable

Judging:

Factors that will be considered during judgment include:

  • Clarity, style, and poise of writing
  • Originality of topic
  • Thoroughness of research and quality of analysis
  • Comprehensibility by lay and professional audiences

Deadline: December 31, 2018 

Full information on the scholarship, as well as the online application form, can be found at the following address: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest/

 

Contact: The Expert Institute

Office of Public Service is Hiring

The Office of Public Service is hiring for two positions, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic (MVLC) Shuttle Driver and Mobile Legal Clinic Driver. Both positions require applicants to have a good driving record and to complete necessary driver training. Drivers will have the ability to observe and participate in client meetings, work with attorneys, and see real world legal issues in play. Pre-law or law school candidates are encouraged to apply. 

The MVLC Shuttle Driver position requires availability from 3:15 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays to drive student volunteers to/from the legal clinic in a university mini van.  

The Mobile Legal Clinic Driver must be available for the majority of the dates listed below to drive the Mobile Legal Clinic to/from clinic sites. 

  • Monday, October 1 from 1 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 2 from 8 am to 11:30 pm
  • Friday, October 12 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 13 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, October 16 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 20 from 9 am to 12:30 pm
  • Monday, October 22 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 25 from 7:30 am to 11 am
  • Saturday, October 27 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Monday, November 5 from 1 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 6 from 8 am to 11:30 am
  • Thursday, November 8 from 9 am to 12:30 pm
  • Friday, November 9 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 10 from 8 am to 3:30 pm
  • Monday, November 12 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm

Interested candidates are asked to email Mindy Schroeder with a statement of interest, resume, and copy of their schedule.

Contact: Mindy Schroeder

2019–2020 FAFSA Available Now

The 2019–2020 FAFSA is now available at fafsa.gov! You need to complete and submit your 2019–2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2019 so it is processed and sent to Marquette by the February 1st Priority Deadline. You will need your FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA. To create or update an FSA ID, please go to fsaid.ed.gov.

Any required documents must also be submitted to Marquette Central within 30 days of the initial request for missing documents. Missing documents are listed on your "To Do List" in CheckMarq. Questions can be directed to Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000.

Contact: Office of Student Financial Aid

AARON J. BORIA, PLLC, SCHOLARSHIP

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:00am N/A

Scholarship for students interested in law. Please view the website here for more information: http://thelawyermichigan.com/aaron-j-boria-scholarship/ 

The winning essay will receive $500

Essay Requirements:

In 1,000 words or less tell us the following:

  • Why you are interested in the law
  • Tell us about your favorite community involvement and why it was your favorite.
  • Explain how higher education can help reduce crime in our communities.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students who are attending an accredited university in the United States with an interest in law school
  • Current law school students that are attending an American Bar Association Accredited law school may also apply
  • Undergraduates that apply must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Law school students that apply must have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Submit your most recent official college/high school transcript

Essay Submission:

Mail your essay and transcript to 472 Starkweather Street, Plymouth, MI 48170. 

Essays must be submitted by November 30th for the fall semester award and winners will be notified by mail after December 31st.

Essays must be submitted by March 30 for the spring semester award and winners will be notified by mail after April 30th.

Contact: Aaron J. Boria

Construction and Public Contract Law Section Scholarship--$2,000

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 5:00pm N/A

The Construction and Public Contract Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin encourages the exchange of ideas and continuing education among attorneys practicing in these fields, and advances the development and improvement of construction and public contract law. As part of its efforts, the Section is offering a pair of $2,000.00 scholarships to law students pursuing their law degrees at Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School. One scholarship will be awarded to a student at each law school. Each $2,000.00 scholarship will be paid to the law school toward the tuition of the chosen recipient. Following the announcement of the scholarship winners in December 2018, the awards will be applied to the recipients’ tuition accounts for the second semester of the 2018-19 school year.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must be enrolled at Marquette University Law School or the University of Wisconsin Law School as current, full-time students. Applicants are limited to the 2L and 3L classes. Though no minimum GPA is required, applicants must be in good academic standing. An interest in construction and public contracting law is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applicants must submit the following to Jane Corkery of the State Bar of Wisconsin (jcorkery@wisbar.org) no later than the deadline listed below:

  1. Personal essay (details below);
  2. Resume;
  3. Most recent law school transcript (unofficial);
  4. Letter of recommendation (from an employer, teacher, mentor, advisor, etc.); and
  5. Legal analysis essay (details below).

Materials should be submitted via email with PDF attachments. The subject line of the email should be formatted as such: “CPCL Scholarship – APPLICANT’S LAST NAME, APPLICANT’S FIRST NAME – APPLICANT’S LAW SCHOOL.”  (E.g., “CPCL Scholarship – Smith, Jane – Marquette” or “CPCL Scholarship – Smith, John – UW”.)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Completed application must be electronically transmitted no later than November 15, 2018. The scholarship recipient will be announced in December 2018.

PERSONAL ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants must submit a personal essay of no more than 500 words explaining why they are deserving of the scholarship. Though no specific topics are required to be covered, students may wish to discuss their particular interest in the legal fields of Construction and Public Contracting, their background and experience, their plans for the future, and/or any other topic they feel may differentiate themselves from other applicants. Each applicant must list his/her name, mailing address, email address, phone number and law school at the top of the first page. The applicant’s name must be listed at the top of each additional page, if necessary. The essay must be double-spaced and written in 12-point font.

LEGAL ARTICLE INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants must submit an article of no more than 2,000 words on a topic of their choice related to construction law or public contracting law.  The format of the article should resemble that of an article in the State Bar’s Wisconsin Lawyer magazine. Reasonable use of end notes and/or hyperlinks is encouraged, but full Law Review-level citation is not necessary. Each applicant must list his/her name, mailing address, email address, phone number and law school at the top of the first page, as well as the article’s title. The applicant’s name and the article’s title must be listed at the top of each additional page. The article must be double-spaced and written in 12-point font.

Contact: Jane Corkery

The Expert Institute's 2018 Legal Writing Scholarship -- $2,000

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 11:55pm n/a

Clear, effective writing is the cornerstone of an exceptional lawyer, and a vital area of education for aspiring attorneys. While traditional forms of legal writing like case briefs and contracts endure, the internet has given legal professionals a new medium of communication that demands mastery as well. Blog posts are a new way for attorneys to educate and persuade, and to participate in a broader legal discourse with their peers. In recognition of the importance of online legal writing, The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,500 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation by December 31, 2018. If your article wins, you will receive a $2,000 scholarship. In addition, your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys. For additional details, please visit: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest/.

Contact: Cody Porcoro

Christensen Law Firm Scholarship -- $2,000

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 12:00am n/a

The Christensen Law Firm Scholarship is a recurring scholarship worth $2,000 designed to help one incoming 1L or continuing law school student pay for their tuition costs.

Who is eligible: Incoming first year or continuing law students who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States, and hold a 3.5 minimum GPA.

Application instructions: Applications including all supporting documents must be submitted in full, online, by January 31, 2019 in order to be considered. A winner will be announced on, or before, February 28, 2019 at which point we will arrange to have $2,000 sent to the student's financial aid department to help pay for their tuition costs.

Application page: https://www.texasinjurylawhelp.com/christensen-law-firm-scholarship/

Contact: Christensen Law Firm

Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law -- $1,500

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 11:55pm n/a

The American Constitution Society is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. Judge Cudahy’s distinguished contributions to the fields of regulatory and administrative law combined a keen grasp of legal doctrine, deep insight into the institutional forces that determine how doctrine is implemented, and an appreciation of the public impact of doctrinal and institutional choices, including the consequences for fundamental values such as fairness, participation, and transparency. This competition seeks to encourage and reward these qualities in the scholarship of others.

Award: The author of the winning paper in each category (lawyer and law student) will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the 2019 ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS. 

Competition Details

Deadline: The submission period for the 2019 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law is now open. All submissions must be submitted to Cudahy@acslaw.org by Sunday February 3, 2019.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all lawyers and law students. Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students all are encouraged to participate. Coauthored submissions are eligible and if selected, the coauthors will share the prize. Submissions must be original academic works that are either unpublished or published no more than one year prior to the competition deadline (specifically, not before January 2018). If a submission has been published or accepted for publication, the author should include written consent from the journal to make sure it will consent to ACS posting the publication on its website, with appropriate attribution.

Content: Submissions should be related to American regulatory or administrative law, broadly construed. Appropriate subjects include empirical or comparative analyses of the effectiveness of specific regulatory regimes or deregulation; doctrinal investigations of the development of administrative law rules or principles by courts and administrative agencies and the effects of that development; and normative analyses of how particular regulatory or administrative regimes or deregulation advance or fail to advance values of fairness, participation, and transparency.

Format: A wide range of formats are eligible and encouraged, from traditional full-length law review articles to less academic, lightly-cited essays written to be accessible to a wide audience. Entries submitted must be in Word format and any citations in submissions should appear in footnotes, not endnotes.  Submissions should be less than 25,000 words, not including footnotes. Shorter submissions are strongly encouraged.

Judging Process: All submissions will go through an initial screening process. Finalists from that process will be reviewed by the panel of judges. Submissions will be judged on their depth of analysis, quality of writing, readiness for publication, originality (in topic selection and treatment), and thoroughness of research. The winners will be announced at the 2019 ACS National Convention.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.acslaw.org/get-involved/awards-and-competitions/the-richard-d-cudahy-writing-competition-on-regulatory-and-administrative-law/

Contact: American Constitution Society

Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition -- $3,000

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 10:30am n/a

The American Constitution Society (ACS) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School ACS Chapter host an annual national student writing competition in honor of Constance Baker Motley’s legacy. As a civil rights attorney, first woman elected President of the Borough of Manhattan, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench, Motley’s life-long commitment to equality for all aligns with ACS’s mission to ensure that law is a force to improve the lives of all people. The deadline for the 2019 Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing competition is February 10, 2019.

ACS welcomes all student papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy. Entrants are encouraged to view this topic broadly, and we welcome submissions on a variety of substantive areas. Examples of possible topics include: census report, civil legal aid, civil liberties, constitutional convention, consumer rights, criminal justice, disability rights, freedom of speech, immigration, indigent defense, money in politics (including judicial elections), labor law, LGBTQ+ rights, privacy, protection of health, safety, and the environment, racial equality, religion, role of state attorneys general, second amendment and guns, separation of powers and federalism, women’s reproductive rights and reproductive freedom, voting and political process, and whistleblower protection.

Papers are judged on the quality of their analysis and writing. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. The student authors of the top three papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention in the summer of 2019 and a cash prize for their work. The winner will be awarded $3,000. Each of the two runners-up will receive $1,000. The top paper would be eligible for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.acslaw.org/get-involved/awards-and-competitions/constance-baker-motley-national-student-writing-competition/

Contact: American Constitution Society

Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award -- $2,500

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 11:55pm n/a

It can take only one second for your life to change forever – something our clients know all too well. At Gainsberg Law, we fight for the futures of our clients, to help them regain what is lost, and to plan for their new lives ahead. We can offer this assistance because of the civil justice system, which allows people to seek redress when a wrong has been committed. To maintain that system, however, we need strong, passionate and dedicated lawyers who promise to uphold the law and protect the system.

We want to help those young lawyers pursue their dreams and protect the justice system. That is why we are proud to announce the Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award. Every year, we will select a student who is, or will be, enrolled in an accredited university or college in the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year. The winner will be announced in June 2019. Upon the student’s request, the non-transferable award can be paid directly to the school.

Scholarship award: $2,500

Eligibility and requirements:

To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than April 1, 2019:

  • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
  • 2 recommendations from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school, or from a teacher from the previous year (for incoming students only)
  • One essay up to 1,000 words on why you are interested in the law
  • Academic Transcripts from the current academic year, 2018-2019

The scholarship will be awarded, and the student notified of his or her selection, by June 2019.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.gainsberglaw.com/scholarship/

Contact: Neal Gainsberg

Taylor & Ring Victim Advocate Scholarship -- $5,000

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:55pm TBD

Taylor & Ring announces their second annual Victim Advocate Scholarship. This annual award will be given to a student interested in pursuing the study of law with a specific goal of helping survivors of sexual assault, rape, child abuse, or sexual harassment in the workplace. The successful candidate needs to be currently enrolled in, or will be enrolled in, an accredited college or university or law school for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the student’s college or law school at his or her request, if necessary.

Scholarship amount: $5,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • An essay of no more than 1000 words about what the civil justice systems means to you;
  • Proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university or law school;
  • A brief statement about your financial needs.

We may also ask the finalists for a letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher or professor or advisor.

Applications for the 2019 scholarship award are now being accepted. All applications must have been completed and submitted by April 25, 2019 in order to be eligible for consideration.

For more information, please visit: https://www.taylorring.com/scholarship/

Contact: David Ring

Crandall & Pera Law Legal Scholarship -- $3,000

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 11:55pm n/a

Crandall & Pera Law is a medical malpractice and catastrophic injury law firm with locations throughout Ohio and Kentucky. The Crandall & Pera Law Legal Scholarship awards $3000 annually to a student who has demonstrated an interest in a career as a trial lawyer, and a passion for representing injured individuals whose rights have been jeopardized. The scholarship is available to all pre-law, incoming and current students currently enrolled, or who will be enrolled, at an accredited law school for the upcoming semester, who can demonstrate financial need in the form of government-sponsored student loans, who have exemplified exceptional skills as orators and who consider helping those less fortunate a calling that they wish to answer. The student must also have a firm commitment to diversity and equality and be dedicated to protecting the rights of everyone regardless of race, sex, religion or sexual orientation.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications must include the following:

  • A resume, including a current photo
  • An essay or letter of no more than 1200 words on how you meet the criteria
  • Up to 3 recommendations from former/current employers, coaches, mentors and/or professors (family members and personal friends are not allowed)
  • Undergraduate transcript

Submit applications using the form below. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2019.

For additional info, please visit: https://www.injuryverdicts.com/scholarship/

Contact: Mike Edwards

Silverman, McDonald & Friedman Educational Scholarship -- $5,000

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:55pm n/a

Silverman, McDonald & Friedman proudly announce the annual Silverman, McDonald & Friedman Educational Scholarship. This yearly scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is dedicated to upholding the rights of the injured. The successful candidate will be enrolled, or have proof of future enrollment, in an accredited college, university or law school for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the student’s institution, at his or her request.

Scholarship amount: $5,000

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, please submit the following to the link below:

  • An essay of no more than 500 words about what the civil justice systems means to you;
  • Proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university or law school;
  • A brief statement about your financial needs.

Finalists may be asked for a letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher or professor.

All applications must be completed and submitted by June of 2019 in order to be eligible for consideration. The winner will be notified by July of 2019. Winning essays may be posted on our website, with the student’s approval.

Click here for more information.

Contact: Silverman, McDonald & Friedman

Scrofano Law PC Aspiring Public Defender Scholarship -- $1,500

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:55pm n/a

Scrofano Law PC is a premiere DUI and criminal defense law firm in Washington, DC. At Scrofano Law PC, we believe that working as a public defender is one of the highest callings in the legal profession. Too often public defenders are overworked and under resourced. They face daily insurmountable odds in the courtroom and in a system that is often rigged against their clients. To give back to the legal community and express our admiration and appreciation to those who aspire to fight for the underdog, we have created a scholarship for law students interested in pursuing a career as a public defender.

Scholarship Amount: $1,500.00

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 1st or 2nd year law student
  • Interest in legal career representing individuals rather than institutions
  • Employed in summer position at a public defender’s office

Deadline: June 1 each year

Application Requirements: Resume, transcript, offer letter or other proof of internship at Public Defenders office that indicates whether paid or unpaid

In addition, please include an essay on the following topic: As a public defender or private criminal defense lawyer, you will often be asked the question: how can you defend people you know are guilty? Respond to that question in 500-700 words.

Submit all application materials in PDF format to scholarship@scrofanolaw.com.

For additional info, please visit: https://www.scrofanolaw.com/firm-profile/scholarships/

Contact: Joseph Scrofano

Plattner Verderame Civil Justice Scholarship -- $2,500

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:55pm n/a

Since Platter Verderame, P.C. was founded in 1991, we have committed ourselves to doing the right thing under the law for the people we serve. Without a strong civil justice system, our clients would have no rights for us to uphold, and no way to improve their lives now and in the future. Wrongdoers would not be held accountable, and safety for all Americans would be reduced. The best way to ensure the civil law that protects us all remains strong is to encourage the best and the brightest students to themselves pick up the torch of justice.

That is why we are proud to announce the Plattner Verderame Civil Justice Scholarship. This annual award will be given to a student interested in any aspect of social or civil justice, who is currently enrolled in, or will be enrolled in, an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the student’s college at his or her request.

Scholarship amount: $2,500

Eligibility requirements

To apply for the scholarship, please submit the following to the form below:

  • Proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.
  • One recommendation letter from a current or previous year teacher or professor.
  • A 1000-word essay about the American civil justice and jury system.
  • All applications must be completed and submitted by June 2019 to be eligible for consideration.

For more information, please visit: https://plattner-verderame.com/scholarship/

Contact: Plattner Verderame, P.C.

Legal Scholarship by Moses & Rooth, Attorneys at Law -- $1,000

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:55pm n/a

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, a criminal defense and DUI law firm located in Orlando, Florida, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming 1L or currently enrolled law student. The scholarship is offered for the Fall 2019 academic semester.

Essay Topic: Should people be allowed to warn motorists about DUI checkpoints in America?

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This scholarship will only be awarded to one incoming 1L or a currently enrolled law student
  • Hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA
  • Must be a legal resident of the U.S.

For additional details, please visit: https://www.mosesandrooth.com/legal-scholarship/

Contact: Moses & Rooth

Cunningham & Mears Academic Scholarship -- $2,500

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 11:55pm n/a

The Cunningham & Mears Academic Scholarship is an annual award of $2,500, presented by the firm, to a student who wishes to pursue the study of History or Law. The successful candidate must be enrolled in, or have proof of upcoming enrollment in, an accredited college, university, or law school for the upcoming academic school year. The scholarship can be paid directly to the institution upon the request of the student.

Scholarship amount: $2,500

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must submit the following information in order to be considered eligible for the scholarship:

  • Proof of enrollment in the institution
  • A statement of financial need
  • 1 letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your academic work
  • An essay of no more than 1000 words about why you chose to study History or Law
  • Applicants must fill out the form found here

If you have any questions, you may contact us GivingBack@cunninghamandmears.com. All application information will be kept confidential until a winner is chosen.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship award. All applications must be completed and submitted in full by June 15, 2019 in order to be eligible for consideration. The award winner will be announced July 15, 2019.

For more info, please visit: https://www.cunninghamandmears.com/cunningham-mears-academic-scholarship/

Contact: Cunningham & Mears

Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship -- $5,000

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 11:55pm n/a

At Harris Lowry Manton LLP, we are guided by the principle that everyone is equal under the law, and that all people should have access to justice. In order ensure that our civil justice system is fair, just and open to all who need it, we need to support it from the ground up – and that means ensuring that strong, competent and educated attorneys are there for the people who need them the most.

That is why we are pleased to announce the Annual Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship. This award will be given to any incoming or current law student who is either currently enrolled, or who has accepted a place, in an accredited law school for the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year. This annual scholarship will be awarded at the end of July, and can be paid directly to the school upon the winner’s request. The award is non-transferable.

Scholarship award: $5,000

To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than June 30, 2019:

  • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
  • One recommendation from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school (incoming IL students may submit a letter from a teacher from the previous year)
  • An essay of no more than 1,000 words about the importance of the right to a trial by jury

For additional information, please visit: https://www.hlmlawfirm.com/annual-harris-lowry-manton-llp-academic-scholarship-award/

Contact: Harris Lowry Manton LLP

Barry J. Nace Pursuit of Justice Scholarship -- $3,000

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 11:55pm n/a

Attorney Barry J. Nace has been at the forefront of groundbreaking litigation in state and federal courtrooms around the country. His dedication to offering hope to those who feel like they have nowhere to turn has inspired his sons – attorneys Christopher, Jonathan and Matt – to follow in his footsteps. To that end, the firm has created the Barry J. Nace Pursuit of Justice Scholarship, to be awarded annually to any student who believes that “justice for all” is a pledge we make to one another. 

SCHOLARSHIP VALUE: $3,000

Requirements

  • Applicant must already be accepted into an undergraduate program at a university or college.
  • Strong passion for civil justice
  • Why do you require financial help? What would the $3,000 would be spent on? (Tuition, Housing, Books, Etc.)
  • What drives your pursuit for civil justice? (Under 300 words please.)
  • ​All applications must be received by June 30, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://www.paulsonandnace.com/barry-j-nace-pursuit-of-justice-scholarship/

Contact: Mike Edwards