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: JAN 31, 2020
The winner will be announced on or before Mar 31, 2020

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Admitted to an accredited law school in the U.S.
  • 3.5 or higher cumulative 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 information and to submit your application materials, please visit: https://www.ddrlawyers.com/scholarship/

Contact: DDR Lawyers

1Ls: Set Your Financial Goals and Earn Scholarship Credits

As discussed at last month’s Orientation Part II, AccessLex Institute's MAX program is available to all Marquette law students, free of charge. The next MAX lesson for 1Ls, Setting Your Financial Goals, will allow you to learn how to create, prioritize, and evaluate your short-, medium- and long-term financial goals.

If you want even more personal finance guidance, you can explore balancing emotion and logic when making personal finance decisions by attending The Psychology of Financial Decision-Making live webinar.   

Remember that every qualifying 1L MAX lesson, the 1L Survey, and each workshop/webinar will earn you an entry into the MAX scholarship drawings in December, March, and May. There’s $110,000 up for grabs for 1L students.

You can also tune into the latest episode of the LEX Talk Money Podcast: Not All Debt Is Created Equal.

If you haven’t yet set up your MAX account, you can do so at www.accesslex.org/MAXonline.

Contact: Dean Fodor

2Ls: Learn About Finances and Earn Scholarship Credits

As announced last month, AccessLex Institute’s MAX financial education program is available to all Marquette law students, free of charge.

Check out the full schedule of financial webinars and MAX lessons scheduled for this fall in your MAX account. If you haven’t yet set up your MAX account, you can do so at www.accesslex.org/MAXonline.

Remember that every qualifying 2L MAX lesson, the 2L Survey, and each workshop/webinar will earn you an entry in the MAX scholarship drawings in December, March and May. There’s $110,000 up for grabs for 2L students.

You can also tune into the latest episode of the LEX Talk Money Podcast: Not All Debt Is Created Equal

Contact: Dean Fodor

3Ls: Learn About Investing

As announced last month, AccessLex Institute’s MAX financial education program is available to all Marquette law students, free of charge.

This month’s 3L MAX lesson, Personal Risk Assessment, will help you identify your risk tolerance and how it impacts your investment strategies. Then, you can e-attend the “Foundations of Investing” webinar series offered in partnership with MAX by AccessLex®. This three-part series will provide you with the knowledge to begin putting your money to work for you as you begin life after law school. The series is being offered on a limited basis this fall. Register to reserve your spot now.

Participating in these webinars, completing 3L MAX lessons, and completing the 3L Survey will enter you into the MAX scholarship drawings in December, March, and May. If you win as a 3L, this money can be used to reduce your federal student loan balance.

If you haven’t yet set up your MAX account, you can do so at www.accesslex.org/MAXonline.

Contact: Dean Fodor

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm 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 $2,000.00 scholarship to law students pursuing their law degree at Marquette University Law School. The $2,000.00 scholarship will be paid to the law school toward the tuition of the chosen recipient. Following the announcement of the scholarship winner in December 2019, the award will be applied to the recipients’ tuition account for the second semester of the 2019-20 school year.

Please click here for additional information.

Deadline:  October 23, 2019

Contact: Bryant Park

Cherepinskiy Law Firm Legal Scholarship -- $1,000

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

Cherepinskiy Law Firm, PC offers its annual Legal Scholarship to one selected law school student. The scholarship award is $1,000. 

The last day to submit applications for the 2019–2020 school year is October 25, 2019.  Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection by November 25, 2019.

The scholarship award can be used exclusively for tuition and education-related expenses (e.g. textbooks, case books, supplies, etc.) The recipient of the scholarship award will receive a check in the amount of $1,000, which will be made payable directly to the recipient’s law school.

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

Contact: Alexandra Shef

Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association Scholarship

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 12:00pm N/A

The Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association has announced it will award a scholarship this fall to an individual pursuing an education in law, according to Tom Lawrence of Minocqua, Chairman of the Association's scholarship committee.

 

"We have had outstanding candidates for this scholarship in past years and expect to see a number of highly qualified applicants again this year," said Lawrence. "It gives us great pleasure as an Association to help a young person from our area gain entry to our profession."

 

The scholarship will be awarded on a combination of past and potential academic performance, financial need, course of study and residence in or significant connections to Oneida, Vilas or Forest Counties. Persons interested should apply for the scholarship by sending a letter and resume to Lawrence & Tyler, S.C., 8617 Hwy 51 North, Minocqua, WI 54548; or by e-mail to telawrence@lawtyler.com. Questions about the scholarship may be directed to Mr. Lawrence or to the other scholarship committee members, Todd McEldowney of Rhinelander, Bill Doerr of Eagle River.

 

Applications must be received by Friday, November 1, 2019. The scholarship recipient is scheduled to be determined at the Association's November meeting and awarded at the January, 2020 meeting.

Contact: Thomas E. Lawrence II

Justinian Society Scholarship -- $3,000

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 4:00pm n/a

Each year the Justinian Society of Lawyers presents a $3,000 scholarship to a third-year student of Italian heritage and ancestry. The Law School assists the Society in providing notice of the scholarship and in accepting applications, but members of the Society select the winner directly. The scholarship is paid by the Society to the Law School, to be credited directly to the selected student's tuition account. 

The scholarship has three primary criteria: 

  1. Italian ancestry
  2. Financial need
  3. Academic standing

To be considered for this scholarship students must submit a written application. The application should consist of a complete resume including class rank, and a personal statement that describes the applicant's Italian ancestry. The statement should also indicate how the applicant will utilize the scholarship to alleviate financial need. 

Students must submit the foregoing material (electronically is permitted) to Nancy Rogers in the Dean's Office Room 234 (nancy.rogers@marquette.eduno later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019. 

Justinian Society members will interview applicants at the Law School on Monday, November 11, 2019. 

Applicants' willing to take a leadersip role in the Justinian Society Association will be considered in making the final recommendation for the winner of the scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded at the annual holiday reception of the Society on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. The scholarship recipient is expected to attend.

Contact: Nancy Rogers

WeGreened.com Semi-Annual Scholarship 2H 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:00am N/A

North America Immigration Law Group (WeGreened.com) is seeking a passionate and motivated student who wishes to build his/her career in law. If you think this applies to you, then you are at the right platform because we are happy to assist you in achieving your academic goals with the field of law. We wholeheartedly believe in the need for a quality education in a student’s life and that this education is an important factor in determining the success of a student. With soaring education expenses, getting a quality education is not a cakewalk anymore.

Considering these factors, we want to lend a helping hand to enthusiastic students who are resolute about their career goals. We are offering a $2000 semi-annual scholarship to a deserving candidate who can demonstrate his/her outstanding skills within the field of law. Interested students will have the opportunity to earn this scholarship simply by writing an essay of 800-1000 words. We will select the best essay and award that applicant with the scholarship.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/30/2019
The winner will be announced on or before 12/18/2019

Eligibility Criteria:
● Must be a student enrolled in an accredited national university, law school, or liberal arts college within the U.S.
● Must be a liberal arts college student or a law school student
● Minimum G.P.A. requirement is 3.0
● Should be a full time student in the fall of 2019

For additional information and to submit your application materials, please visit: https://www.wegreened.com/scholarship

Contact: Mary Tsai

WeGreened.com Semi-Annual Scholarship -- $2,000

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

North America Immigration Law Group (WeGreened.com) is seeking a passionate and motivated student who wishes to build his/her career in law. We want to lend a helping hand to enthusiastic students who are resolute about their career goals. We are offering a $2,000 semi-annual scholarship to a deserving candidate who can demonstrate his/her outstanding skills within the field of law. Interested students will have the opportunity to earn this scholarship simply by writing an essay of 800-1000 words on one of the following topics:

  1. What are your views on the changes made in immigration laws? Do you think immigrants create or take away jobs in our country?
     
  2. Are you interested in studying immigration law? Why/Why not?
     
  3. Do you agree with the idea of revoking the Green Card Lottery program or limiting the quota for family-based immigration in order to increase the number of visas given for employment-based immigration? Please specify your reasons.

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

Contact: North America Immigration Law Group

AKC Campanion Animal Law Writing Contest -- $2,500

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

The American Kennel Club announces their Companion Animal Law Writing Contest for law students. This year’s contest focuses on two questions, the first one is state legislature’s animal control and enforcement laws’ bond-for-care provisions, and the second one is on fraudulent claims of emotional support and service animals. Submissions are due November 30, 2019. First prize is $2,500. For more information, please visit: https://cqrcengage.com/akc/file/C60zbHeAua7/writeaboutanimallaw.pdf

Contact: Emily Holmes

Denver Trial Lawyers Annual Scholarship Contest -- $2,000

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

The jury trial system is a vital part of America’s system of checks and balances. Checks and balances create a strong judicial system within our government which relies upon a jury trial option. The Founding Fathers believed that jury trials prevent tyranny by allowing the citizens serving on the jury to be the final decision makers. Jury trials are unique to America’s democracy and justice system, and are a constitutional right not found in many other countries. 

The best written and most compelling essay will be selected by the team at Denver Trial Lawyers and the winner will receive an award of $2,000 to be put towards their law school tuition. In addition, we will publish the winner's essay on our website and share it through all of our social media channels.

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW
Denver Trial Lawyers wants to know what does justice mean to you? Our Denver serious injury attorneys are asking YOU, the citizen, to write a compelling and strong 750+ word essay.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2019 semester.
Applicants must submit their essay and other required information by Monday, December 1, 2019.

Applications must be received no later than Monday, December 1, 2019. The winner will be selected and notified by no later than Monday, December 15, 2019.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application by completing the form found here:  https://www.denvertriallawyers.com/about-us/law-school-scholarship/

Contact: Rhiannon Stratton

LembergLaw Scholarship--$1,250

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 2:00pm N/A

Recognizing the critical role of immigrants in strengthening the fabric of our society, Lemberg Law has launched their $1,250 Law School Scholarship.

This scholarship is open to current or incoming law school students who are immigrants to the U.S. and who are U.S. citizens, DACA recipients, or legal permanent residents.

The scholarship application, due December 10, 2019, requires candidates submit an example of meme, graphic, or gif aimed at engaging the public with the topic of lemon law, debt collection harassment, or overtime pay. It should include both text and graphical elements, and measure approximately 2000 pixels x 2000 pixels (along with a caption).

For more information, visit https://www.lemberglaw.com/scholarship/scholarship-grad/

Contact: Ceasar DiMauro

Mesriani Law Group Scholarship--$500

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 12:00pm N/A

The MLG Scholarship For Future Litigation Lawyers

Mesriani Law Group understands the rigorous process that young law students go through to achieve their dreams of becoming practicing attorneys, along with the financial burdens that come with it. Many students often have to apply for financial aid and take out astronomical student loans, which is why grant programs are a great way to ease some of the difficulties associated with pursuing higher education.

In an effort to help bring forth excellent young lawyers to the forefront, MLG is offering a scholarship grant to determined and passionate future litigation lawyers.

A scholarship grant amounting to $500 shall be awarded to students who demonstrate the qualities and unimpeachable character embodied by every MLG lawyer:

  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Commitment to serve less fortunate litigants
  • Unquestionable integrity and moral character
  • Resilience in the face of adversity

MLG Scholarship Winner

The winner of the Mesriani Law Group Scholarship Offer shall receive the grant through check, which shall be written to the recipient’s school of choice. This grant shall be used exclusively for the winner’s current studies, including tuition and books.

Note: The winner will not be eligible to join the immediately succeeding scholarship grant.

Eligibility & Requirements

Apart from stellar academic performance and the aforementioned characteristics and qualities, eligible applicants for the MLG scholarship grant must also possess the following:

  • Must be enrolled in any of the accredited colleges or universities in the U.S.
  • Must be a current law school student or an undergraduate student interested in pursuing law school

To apply for our law scholarship grant, student applicants are required to submit the following:

  • An original essay advocating why they should be chosen as the winner the MLG scholarship grant
  • Proof of current enrollment
  • School I.D. and a government issued I.D. (i.e. driver’s license)
  • Curriculum vitae

Procedure & Deadline

All applicants must send their applications by way of the following:

  • E-mail to Tricia Hallare at tricia@mesriani.com; or
  • Registered/ordinary mail to 5723 Melrose Ave FL 2 Los Angeles, CA 90038

Deadline of submissions should be made on or before December 31, 2019.

The winner of the MLG scholarship will be notified via e-mail.

Contact: Tricia Hallare

Recording Academy Scholarship -- $10,000

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 12:00pm N/A

22nd ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT LAW INITIATIVE® WRITING COMPETITION

The Entertainment Law Initiative fosters future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation’s top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities. Now in its 22nd year, the program has grown to include a national legal writing competition

The ELI Writing Competition challenges students to identify, research, and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. A nationwide panel of music law experts will judge the papers in a blind process to select a winner and a runner up. This contest is open to Juris Doctorate (JD) and master of laws (LLM) candidates currently enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school.

More information can be found here.

ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE

  • $10,000 scholarship
  • Two tickets to and recognition onstage at the 22nd Annual Entertainment Law Initiative event & Scholarship Presentation on Jan. 24, 2020
  • Two tickets to the MusiCares® Person of the Year gala Jan. 24, 2020
  • Two tickets to the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Jan. 26, 2020
  • Round-trip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations for two to attend these events

TWO RUNNERS-UP WILL RECEIVE

  • $2,500 scholarship

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission Deadline

  • Jan. 2, 2020
  • 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST)

Winners Announced

  • Jan. 14, 2020

ELI Event & Scholarship Presentation, Los Angeles

  • Jan. 24, 2020

Click HERE for a downloadable PDF of ELI Writing Competition rules and submission instructions.

Contact: Luke Savage

Constantine Cannon Law School Scholarship -- $2,500

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 12:00pm n/a

Constantine Cannon is offering a scholarship contest to students who write an essay between 250 and 750 words that address one or more of the following questions:

  • What does it mean to be a whistleblower?
  • Tell us about a personal whistleblower experience.
  • Tell us about a whistleblower who has inspired you.
  • How important are whistleblowers to promoting transparency in government and protecting the health and safety of the public?
  • What is the best way to encourage whistleblowers to say something when they see something?

Prize Amount: First Place: $2,500, Second Place: $1,000, Third Place: $750, Fourth Place: $500, Fifth Place: $250

Requirements: Students either accepted or already enrolled in a US accredited law school.

Deadline: January 10, 2020 - Winner Announced February 15, 2020

Link for More Info: https://constantinecannon.com/2019/09/13/law-school-scholarship/

Contact: Danielle Hicks

Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest -- $5,000

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:00pm n/a

The Center for Alcohol Policy is now accepting entries for its 12th Annual National Essay Contest. The topic for this year’s contest is:

During the United States Supreme Court 2019 term, the Court announced in June its decision in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas. Based on the Court’s decision, what do you believe will be the next steps for alcohol policy in the United States?

WHO CAN ENTER: The contest is open to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of December 2019. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers, regulators and anyone with an interest in state-based alcohol regulation is invited to participate.  
 
HOW TO ENTER:
Essay submissions must be received by 5:30 p.m. EST on Jan. 17, 2020. Essays submitted after this deadline will not be considered. 

DEADLINE: The deadline for entries is Jan. 17, 2020. Winners will be announced soon after.
 
AWARDS: Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the amounts of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.

For additional guidelines and to submit your essay, please visit:  https://www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest/

Contact: Center for Alcohol Policy

DC Law Scholarship -- $2,000

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:55pm n/a

The DC Law Scholarship is a recurring scholarship worth $2,000 designed to help one continuing law student with their tuition costs. We welcome all eligible students to apply and look forward to reviewing your application.

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
A winner will be announced by Feb 28, 2020

Eligibility Requirements

  • 1L or continuing student at 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 the following question: How could we improve our rules of procedure and/or rules of evidence to provide for a more fair and just civil jury trial? You can respond in the context of the Federal Rules, or any state that you prefer.
  • Upload an Unofficial School Transcript
  • Upload your Resume

To apply, please visit:  https://www.texasjustice.com/dc-law-scholarship/

Contact: Erik Evensen

Marshall M. Schulman Writing Competition Scholarship--$1500

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:45pm N/A

MARSHALL M. SCHULMAN

2019-2020 COMPETITION FOR STUDENT PAPERS

IN CRIMINAL LAW AND/OR CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

The Criminal Law Section of the California Lawyer’s Association (formerly the Criminal Law Section of the California State Bar) is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Marshall M. Schulman Annual Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure. This is a nationwide competition; while the focus is on California law, past winners have included students attending schools from Hawaii to the East Coast.

 GRAND PRIZE

  •  $1500 cash prize
  • The Grand Prize –winning paper will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, the official quarterly publication of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • One-year student membership in the Criminal Law Section

THREE HONORABLE MENTION PRIZES: 

  • $500 cash prize
  • Each of the papers awarded Honorable Mention status will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, the official quarterly publication of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • One-year student membership in the Criminal Law Section

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for consideration, the paper must be written solely by a student enrolled in law school at the time the author submits a paper to this Competition. First-year law students are encouraged to submit entries.

CONTEST RULES

The paper must pertain to criminal law and/or to criminal procedure, with a particular focus on contemporary issues of concern in the State of California. The paper should be original and scholarly. It should be appropriately and carefully annotated to reflect the authorities that support the author’s opinions and findings, and upon which the author otherwise relies. It need not be a law review “note”-style document; past winners have included articles about new developments in criminal procedure, sentencing alternatives, and other topics that can be discussed with more brevity.

Papers should be between 1,500 and 4,500 words in length, including any citations, and should follow the citation style of The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation. Papers that have previously been published in a book, journal, magazine, or newspaper are not eligible.

Papers submitted to the Competition must be in Word format and sent by e-mail attachment to each of the following Criminal Law Journal co-editors: 

Papers submitted to the 2019-2020 Criminal Law Section Student Paper Competition must be e-mailed no later than midnight, Monday, March 2, 2020. Submissions must be accompanied by an e-mail cover letter verifying the author’s current law school enrollment and authorizing the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar to publish the paper in the Criminal Law Journal. 

JUDGING

The papers will be judged by members of the Criminal Law Executive Committee, who will evaluate the papers on their originality and informational value, as well as the quality of the author’s legal research, writing and analysis. The decision of the judges is final.  Papers must be of publishable quality, and the Criminal Law Section reserves the right not to award one or more of the listed prizes, if, in the sole opinion of the judges, the papers submitted in the Competition do not meet its standards.

The Criminal Law Section reserves the right to edit the papers that are selected for publication.

For more information about the competition, please see http://calawyers.org/Sections/Criminal-Law/Student-Writing-Competition

Contact: Anne Perry

Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Scholarship -- $1,000

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:00pm n/a

We are now accepting applications for our annual Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Annual Scholarship, worth $1,000. This recurring scholarship will be awarded to one full-time student each spring. Students must be enrolled in an accredited high school, college, university or accredited law school and excels in leadership and academics while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0. Although pursuing a legal career is not required, it will be taken into consideration. We invite all eligible students to apply, and we look forward to reviewing your application.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Application for this scholarship may be submitted by any US citizen enrolled as a full-time student from an accredited high school, community college, college or university or accredited law school.
  • A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to substantiate application.
  • Although not required, we recommend submitting at least one professional letter of recommendation along with a resume.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0

To apply, please visit:  https://khmnlaw.com/scholarship-application/

Deadline:  April 30, 2020

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.  Please do not call the firm regarding this scholarship. If you have questions regarding eligibility or your submitted application, we invite you to email us at seesley@khmnlaw.com.

Contact: Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office

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

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 12:00pm n/a

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, an Orlando Criminal Defense Law Firm, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming first year or continuing Law Student. The scholarship is offered for the fall 2020 academic semester.

Essay Topic: Explain what you intend to do with your law degree, and how society will benefit.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

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

Wagner & Wagner Civil Justice Scholarship -- $2,500

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 12:00pm n/a

Since 1945, Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law has helped to protect the rights of the injured. We take this role very seriously, because communities are always stronger when they work together. We believe that the legal community deserves our best and our brightest, to keep the civil justice system strong. For this reason, we are proud to offer the Wagner & Wagner Annual Scholarship Award. Each year, we will award $2,500 to an eligible law or pre-law student who is enrolled in, or has proof of upcoming enrollment in, an accredited college or university for the Fall semester. 

Scholarship award: $2,500

Deadline:  June 1, 2020

For more information, please visit:  https://www.wagnerinjury.com/civil-justice-scholarship-award/

Contact: Michael A. Wagner

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

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 12:00pm 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

Eligibility and requirements:

To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than June 1, 2020.

  • 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

The scholarship will be awarded, and the student notified of his or her selection, prior to August 1, 2020.

Please fill out the application form found here. Any applications submitted after June 1, 2020 will not be considered. No incomplete applications will be considered. For questions about the scholarship, please contact scholarship@hlmlawfirm.com.

Contact: Harris Lowry Manton LLP

Cunningham & Mears Academic Scholarship -- $2,500

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 12:00pm n/a

Benjamin Franklin once said, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” At Cunningham & Mears, we know that to be true. We also know that for some students, pursuing an education can be a financial challenge. We want to help students achieve their goals by lightening their burden.

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 fields below and upload the documentation there. If you have any questions, you may contact us GivingBack@cunninghamandmears.com. All application information will be kept confidential until a winner is chosen.

Please note: the award winner’s name and photo will be published on the site, and his or her essay may be used in an article about the scholarship.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 scholarship award. All applications must be completed and submitted in full by June 1, 2020 in order to be eligible for consideration. The award winner will be announced prior to August 1, 2020.

To apply, please visit:  https://www.cunninghamandmears.com/cunningham-mears-academic-scholarship/

Contact: Cunningham & Mears

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Writing Competition -- $3,000

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:00pm N/A

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers sponsors a writing competition for law students, in conjunction with the ABA's Section of Labor & Employment Lawyers. A distinguished panel of attorneys from around the country will review the submitted papers written on current and relevant topics of labor and employment law. Please visit here to view the Announcement and Rules for this Competition.

Prizes are as follows:

  • First Place: $3,000
  • Second Place: $1,000
  • Third Place: $500

The first-place winning article may be selected for publication in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author of the first-place paper will be a guest at the annual Continuing Legal Education program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing. 

Contact: Susan Wan