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            $1000 FAIR CASES LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: December 31, 2020
                 

Fair Cases Law Group, a Los Angeles Personal Injury Law Firm, is pleased to offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student who is currently attending or planning on attending law school.

AWARD AND KEY DATES

  • Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually
  • Once a winner has been selected, the scholarship award will be given to the student directly and is to be used for academic tuition only.
  • Application and supporting material must be submitted on or before December 31, 2020. 
  • Scholarship winner will be notified prior to January 31st annually.
  • Candidates who are offered The Fair Cases Law Group Scholarship must agree to the terms and conditions listed in order to receive the scholarship.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a brief essay between 350 to 700 words detailing your vision for your future, including an explanation of short-term and long-term goals, and how a J.D. degree will help you get to where you want to go. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completed Application
  • Essay
  • Current college or graduate school transcript or, if not already enrolled, your acceptance letter to a college or law school.
  • Proof of at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Candidates must “Like” the Fair Cases Law Group Facebook Page & “Share” the official Scholarship Link
  • Candidates should follow the Fair Cases Law Group Instagram page to see the announcement regarding the winners

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Award Amount: $1000

Application Information Here

 

            The Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship Award

Deadline: December 31, 2020
                 

The Dominguez Firm, LLP proudly supports the education and wellbeing of future generations in their pursuit of personal success. Attorney Juan J. Dominguez, the founder, CEO and managing partner of The Dominguez Firm, is passionate about educating students to ensure a bright future for our communities throughout California, across this country and abroad. The firm has a long and proud history of community involvement with charitable causes. Leading by example, the firm sponsors the below scholarships in hopes to encourage similar minded students to give back to their communities after completing their education.

Scholarship Eligibility

The Legal Scholarship Award will be presented to a worthy student accepted into or currently enrolled in law school. This $2,500 scholarship recognizes that individual’s academic achievements and unique goals despite their struggles or challenges.

General Rules:

  • Student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident;
  • Student must be either accepted or currently enrolled in law school;
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Student must demonstrate involvement in community activities;
  • Candidates should follow us on social media to stay updated regarding the winner.

Application Requirements:

  • Students must submit an essay between 500-700 words and/or a 1-2 minute video about themselves and why they chose to attend law school/become an attorney. Graphic and creative presentations are welcomed. Students should describe their desire to use the legal system to help others or improve society.
  • Students must send an unofficial copy of their school transcripts.

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Award Amount: $2500

Application Information Here

 

The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award 

Deadline: Rolling - Submissions due within 14 days of receipt of assignment. 

ELIGIBILITY

  • The contest is open to all students. Ambitious applicant are permitted to submit multiple articles. No co-authored essays are accepted.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Essays should have a minimum of 2,500 words. Links to all sources must be included in a footnote.

    Entrants may seek general feedback on their draft essays from professors, or colleagues. An essay submitted to the competition, however, must be entirely the entrant’s own work product and may not be written or edited by any other person.

    The essay should be typewritten, double-spaced on 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages. The number of words on each page should be entered on the bottom right hand corner of each copy. The total number of words should be entered on the last page. In computing the number of words, all articles and prepositions should be counted. Count numbers and abbreviations as words. For example, F.2d = 1 word; 746 F.2d 619 = 3 words.

FINANCIAL AWARD

  • * Cash awards totaling $5,000.

    * Authorship – publication credit

    * An opportunity to come work with our lawyers in New York City for a one day.

Deadline: Rolling - Submissions due within 14 days of receipt of assignment.
Award Amount: $5,000 
Application Information Here

 
 
 

 


 

RICHARD D. HAILEY SCHOLARSHIP

The American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Minority Caucus is pleased to announce that they will award one law student the RICHARD D. HAILEY SCHOLARSHIP.

 

In 1997, Mr. Hailey was appointed as the first African American president of the American Association for Justice.  He possesses over 35 years of legal experience and currently handles a wide variety of complex personal injury cases. Mr. Hailey is recognized nationwide as a trailblazer of justice and change. In 2000, Mr. Hailey traveled to South Africa to assist in the initial formation of the South African Trial Lawyers Association, which was the first organized bar in South Africa after it approved its new constitution under President Mandela. The Minority Caucus of the AAJ honors the accomplishments and trial advocacy skills of Mr. Hailey by providing annual scholarship.  

 

This May, AAJ’s Minority Caucus will award one $5,000 scholarship to a minority law student who is entering his or her 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of law school.  By awarding one deserving student the Richard D. Hailey Scholarship, they hope to accommodate a student of color by providing financial assistance to further develop his or her educational growth.

 

Applicants for the scholarship should demonstrate the following criteria:

·         Exhibit a strong interest in trial advocacy;

·         Express a desire to represent those who have been injured by negligence or misconduct of others; 

·         Promote accountability and safety;

·         A commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in the AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; and

·         A financial need for the scholarship.

 

Each application must include the following:

·         A resumé;

·         A 500-word essay explaining how you meet the scholarship’s criteria;

·         Up to three (3) letters of recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer; and

·         A completed form verifying your student status. See Attached Form.  

 

Please Note: Every applicant must be an AAJ law student member (https://www.justice.org/membership/join-american-association-justice) and enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

For all students who apply, please note that following the announcement of the winning scholarship recipient, he or she must attend the AAJ Annual Convention in San Diego, California from July 27th – 30th to receive the award.  Travel and accommodations will be provided.

 

Please submit all membership applications to: 

membership@justice.org 

OR

AAJ Membership Department 

777 6th Street NW

Suite 200

Washington, DC 20001

 

For more information, contact the AAJ Membership Department at membership@justice.org

Award Amount: $5,000
Application Information Here

 

 

 

             The Idaho Advocates Scholarship

Deadline: January 31st - Fall Term
                 June 30th - Spring Term
 

Here at the Advocates, we are committed to improving ourselves and our communities. One of the best ways to do this is through continuing education. We understand that law school can place a tremendous financial strain on both law students and their families.  To help with the costs of attending law school, we are offering the Idaho Advocates Scholarship. For further information about what to include in the essay submit to The Advocates, please visit our car accident page.

Scholarship Eligibility

All current or prospective students must be enrolled in an accredited law school located within the United States.

Scholarship Application:

  • Write a 300-500 words essay on the following topic:

What is the most common cause of distracted driving? How many car accidents are caused by distracted driving? What can you do to help prevent distracted driving?

  • Essays should follow a basic essay and paragraph format including an introduction with a thesis statement, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Bibliography must be included. 

Scholarship Terms and Conditions:

    • By submitting your essay, you agree to our terms, namely all the rights of ownership to the Advocates, regardless if you are selected as the scholarship recipient or not. We reserve the right to republish all submitted essays.
    • We will not provide this information to any 3rd party. Your name and the name of your school may be used if you are selected as a prizewinner, or if you are part of our honorable mentions.
    • If you do not fill out all necessary information, you will forfeit your consideration for this scholarship.
    • As previously mentioned, if you are selected as the prizewinner, we will contact you through email or phone, and the award will be sent to your accredited institution.
    • If you are selected as the scholarships winner, we will contact you for a profile photo to be included with your scholarship on our scholarship page.

DeadlineJanuary 31st - Fall Term

                 June 30th - Spring Term

Award Amount: $1000 offered biannually

Application Information Here 

 

The Reiff Law Firm Legal Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2021
 

Scholarship Eligibility

All applicants for the Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. You must demonstrate plans to enroll for admission‚ or have proof of current full-time enrollment at an accredited institution in pursuit of a J.D. If you have not yet received your acceptance into law school‚ you may still apply‚ but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment.
  3. Undergraduate students may apply; however, they should be able to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria outlined in bullet item two.
  4. Your GPA must meet a minimum score of 3.0.

The recipient must provide the following documents in order to be considered eligible:

  • A transcript reflecting the student’s current academic standing, including a minimum GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Proof of admission and enrollment at an accredited institution of higher education in pursuit of a J.D.
  • Proof that you are attending law school either this or next calendar year in the form of a transcript or acceptance letter.

Application Materials

All applicants need to submit the following application materials by July 1, 2021:

  • A completed Legal Scholarship Application (provided on our website).
  • A 650-word essay on what goals he or she hopes to accomplish through eventual employment in the legal field.
  • A valid transcript (college or university) reflecting current academic standing, including at least a 3.0 GPA, and proof of acceptance and/or enrollment.

Failure to include all required application materials will result in a rejection of the application.

Deadline: July 1, 2021
Award Amount: $1000
Application Information Here      

                     

                             PURSUING LAW SCHOLARSHIP 

DAGNY JOHNSON LAW GROUP

Deadline: December 1, 2020 
 

 

Our firm is committed to helping those that need appropriate representation. Dagney Johnson Law Group is interested in providing individuals with high-quality legal services, and seeks to support law students that share a similar vision of helping others.

SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST OVERVIEW

We are asking students to write a 300-400 word essay about the following:

Why did you choose to pursue a career in law?

We want students to describe any influences and experiences that shaped them into wanting to enter the legal profession. Students are encouraged to explain what they want to achieve once they become practicing attorneys as well.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into a law school in the United States as of the fall 2020 semester.

 

Deadline: December 1, 2020 
Award Amount: $2,500

Application Information Here   

 

Young, Marr & Associates Annual Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2021
 

The Philadelphia bankruptcy lawyers at Marr & Associates has been representing clients in bankruptcydisability, and criminal defense cases for over 30 years. We are pleased to announce the 2021 Young, Marr & Associates Legal Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship available to law students. Scholarship applicants must be either:

  1. Studying for an undergraduate degree in paralegal studies, political science, or pre-law.
  2. Earning a J.D. in any legal concentration.

Scholarship Eligibility

To apply for the scholarship, you must meet four requirements:

  1. You must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. You must either (1) be able to demonstrate that you intend to enroll, or (2) provide proof of full-time, current enrollment at an accredited educational institution where you are pursuing your J.D. *Note that you may apply while your acceptance into law school is pending, but may not receive the scholarship until supplying proof of acceptance and enrollment.
  3. If you meet the criteria above, you may apply if you are an undergraduate student.
  4. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

In addition to satisfying the requirements above, you must also provide the following materials:

  • Your academic transcripts, which must verify a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Proof of admission and enrollment at an accredited institution where you are pursuing a J.D.
  • Proof of your attendance at law school, whether this or the following calendar year. Acceptable forms of proof include your acceptance letter or transcripts.

Application Materials

Scholarship applicants must submit the following materials no later than August 1, 2021:

  • A completed Legal Scholarship Application (found on website).
  • A 650-word essay on the goals you hope you achieve by studying a legal profession.
  • A valid college transcript or university transcript that indicates your current academic standing. This must include a minimum 3.0 GPA, in addition to proof of acceptance and/or enrollment.

Note that failure to submit any of the above materials will disqualify you from consideration.

Deadline: August 1, 2021
Award Amount: $1000
Application Information Here