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The Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award for 2018

Gainsberg Law wants to help those young lawyers pursue their dreams and protect the justice system. That is why Gainsberg Law are proud to announce the Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award. Every year, Gainsberg Law 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 2018. Upon the student’s request, the non-transferrable award can be paid directly to the school.

Scholarship award: $2500

Eligibility and requirements:

To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than April 1, 2018:

  • 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, 2017-2018

The scholarship will be awarded, and the student notified of his or her selection, by June 2018.

Please send completed applications to givingbacknull@gainsberglaw.nullcom, or fill out the application form conveniently located here. Incomplete applications, and applications emailed or uploaded after April 1, 2018, will not be considered. Do not forget to upload your files below, if you choose to use the form. For questions about the scholarship, please contact givingbacknull@gainsberglaw.nullcom.


Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Fellowship Program

The Ohio State Bar Association Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Legacy Committee, with the support of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, has created an annual fellowship to be awarded to two exceptional first or second year students enrolled in an Ohio law school. The fellowship is funded by the Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Legacy Fund at the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF), honoring his commitment to the legal profession and his special interest in Ohio’s law students.

The fellowship award will be for $5,000 ($4,000 from the Moyer Legacy Fund of the OSBF and we have requested $1,000 in matching funds from your law school) to fund a summer opportunity advancing one of Chief Justice Moyer’s primary initiatives. These include:

  • providing citizens with improved access to the courts, alternative dispute resolution, and advanced technology
  • advancing the tenets for which he stood: civility, ethics, judicial independence and the rule of law
  • working with national and international organizations to promote the principles of judicial independence and the rule of law within the United States and throughout the world
  • promoting or sustaining civic education

The award requires that the student devote a minimum of 320 hours over the course of the summer to employment or supervised independent research. In evaluating Moyer Fellowship applications, the selection committee will give priority to projects and activities that involve original research and scholarship, consistent with the stated purpose of the Fellowship Program and legacy of Chief Justice Moyer.

The fellowship grant process is competitive and law students must submit a:

  • Law Student Application, including a comprehensive description of the proposed summer employment or independent as outlined in the attached application materials
  • Current Resume
  • Supervisor Agreement

Please review the instructions carefully before beginning the application and allow yourself, and your supervisor, ample time to complete the required information.

The deadline for submitting a completed application is March 12, 2018.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Simon’e Lightfoot at slightfootnull@ohiobar.nullorg. Questions should be directed to Moyer Legacy Committee Member, Rick Dove, at rick.dovenull@bpc.ohio.nullgov.


Plattner Verderame, P.C.’s Annual Civil Justice Scholarship

Since Platter Verderame, P.C. was founded in 1991, they have committed themselves to doing the right thing under the law for the people we serve. Without a strong civil justice system, Platter Verderame's clients would have no rights 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 Platter Verderame 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: $2500

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 2018 to be eligible for consideration.

Apply online here.


Scholarship from Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C.

The Law Office of Yuriy Moshes values higher education. In accordance with their values, the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes P.C. is proudly offering a scholarship to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated a pattern of commitment, promoting equality, and improving our nation’s communities. Presenting our scholarship to an undergraduate student enables our firm to “pay it forward” and recognize students who share our passions and values.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $1,000

Enrollment Requirement:

The applicant must be either currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited university or have been accepted to an accredited undergraduate degree program or law school in the United States. The applicant must be able to provide proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter. If the applicant is currently enrolled, the applicant must also be able to forward a copy of his or her transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable as long as they include identifying information about the student and are taken from the school’s electronic databases).

Essay Requirement:

Compose a 500-700-word essay relating to recent workplace sexual harassment scandals reported in the media including Harvey Weinstein and the #metoo movement.

As attorneys who work with victims of sexual harassment, we would like to know the applicant’s opinions on these recent events:

  • Why did the victims keep silent for so many years before speaking out?
  • Why did the movement begin? Is the movement really a movement or is it simply an avalanche of individual women’s stories?
  • And how can we prevent instances of workplace sexual harassment in the future?

The applicant’s essay should identify one public policy problem relating to the issue of workplace sexual harassment, propose a solution to that problem, and explain why the applicant believes the proposed solution will be effective.

CRITERIA UPON WHICH THE ESSAY WILL BE EVALUATED

  • The applicants responsiveness to the topic;
  • The quality of the applicant’s writing;
  • The originality of the argument and proposed solution; and
  • The applicant’s ability to think critically about a public policy concern.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

  • Send your essay to scholarshipnull@mosheslaw.nullcom with the word “SCHOLARSHIP” in the subject line;
  • In the body of your email, provide the following information about the applicant:
    • The applicant’s full legal name;
    • A current mailing address;
    • An email address that is acceptable for scholarship-related communications; and
    • A U.S. phone number that the applicant can be reached at.
  • Attach the essay portion of the application in a commonly accessible and readable file format such as either .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

DEADLINE AND AWARD SELECTION

  • The deadline for submissions is 08/31/2018
  • The winner will be announced by 11/30/2018. Scholarship recipients will receive the funds within 90 days of notification of award. This scholarship is applicable to ONE academic school year.

PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE

Privacy Policy:

By submitting a scholarship application for 2018-2019 academic year, the applicant automatically grants the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. permission to post the applicant’s name, college, photo (if submitted), and essay on Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C.’s website, blog or in other marketing materials or communications, regardless whether or not the candidate is awarded our scholarship. An application for our scholarship also grants the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. permission to call and/or send the applicant written or electronic communications pertaining to his or her scholarship application.

Terms of Use:

Any email and/or other electronic communications with Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C., the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. and/or its agents may be retained, including any attachments. Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. and its authorized agents will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer the applicant’s information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in the Privacy Policy. By submitting an application for our scholarship, the applicant gives us his or her express consent to confirm either attendance at and/or admission to the listed accredited university by contacting the institution’s office of admissions for verification.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Photos and essays submitted by an applicant must be the original work of the applicant. Only one submission will be accepted per student, per academic year. Duplicate scholarship applications will be disqualified. All scholarship awards are non-renewable. By submitting an application for the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. Scholarship, you certify that all the information you have is true and correct.


Mark Alvarado Scholarship

The Mark Alvarado Scholarship was created to help the future generations get the education they need to survive once they enter adulthood. It’s no secret that the cost of education is always increasing and Mark Alvarado has made it his mission to take at least a small part of the burden off of one student’s shoulder each year.

Applicants will have to submit a 500-word essay in order to apply for this scholarship. Full details can be found below.

Eligibility

You are eligible for the Mark Alvarado Scholarship if you meet one of the below criteria:

  1. You’re a current college or university student that has not reached your final year in your degree program.
  2. You’re a current high school senior that has already been accepted into a college or university.

Guidelines:

Mark Alvarado wants to hear your answer to the following question:

How can schools better prepare students for the workforce? For example, students in San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) are often going into a high tech workforce in the Silicon Valley, are they well prepared for this type of work?

Submission Deadline

January 31, 2019.

Winner Selection

Once the application period closes a committee will review all applications. A winner will be selected and contacted in February 2019. The winner will have two weeks to respond and the money will be awarded to their school’s financial aid department.

Application can be found here.


National Business Law Scholarship

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm's National Business Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in business law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in business law to Kristen.Brownnull@brownpc.nullcom. Cover letters should also include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street, City, State & Zip Code
  • Phone Number
  • University Name & City, State
  • Student ID
  • GPA (minimum 3.0)
  • Expected Graduation Date

Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in business law. Documents might include a transcript or class schedule showing business law courses completed or currently enrolled in, a letter of recommendation from a business law professor or a letter from someone who supervised the applicant in a business law-related job or internship.

 

The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 6, 2018 and the award will be announced on Friday, August 17, 2018.

 

Please feel free to direct questions to Kristen.Brownnull@brownpc.nullcom.


National Tax Law Scholarship

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm's National Tax Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to legal education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, bar review courses, or commuting expenses.

Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in tax law to Kristen.Brownnull@brownpc.nullcom. Cover letters should also include the following information:

· Name
· Email Address
· Street, City, State & Zip Code
· Phone Number
· University Name & City, State
· Student ID
· GPA (minimum 3.0)
· Expected Graduation Date

Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in tax law. Documents might include a transcript or class schedule showing tax law courses completed or currently enrolled in, a letter of recommendation from a tax law professor or a letter from someone who supervised the applicant in a tax-related job or internship.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 6, 2018 and the award will be announced on Friday, August 17, 2018.

Please feel free to direct questions to Kristen.Brownnull@brownpc.nullcom.


OACTA Law Student Diversity Scholarships

The Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) Law Student Diversity Scholarship program is open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students enrolled at Ohio law schools. Incoming second and third-year female law students enrolled at Ohio law schools are also eligible regardless of race or ethnicity.

Other criteria for the scholarship include:

  • Academic achievement in law school;
  • Professional interest in civil defense practice; and
  • Service to community and to the cause of diversity;

Up to two (2) scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded to successful applicants. Applicants are required to submit an application, law school transcript and a cover letter addressing the following: academic, personal and professional accomplishments, and why they should be selected as a recipient of the scholarship. Applicants may submit up to three letters of recommendation.

The completed application and all other requested material must be received by April 20, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in June and recognized at the OACTA Annual Meeting in November. Funding is provided by the OACTA Foundation.

Download the Scholarship Application
Complete the online Scholarship Application

View the Diversity Scholarship Recipients
 

National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA) & Sons of Italy Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent) enrolled in a law school program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2018 term. Applicant must be a rising first, second or third year law student.

Deadline: February 28, 2018. 

Application & Requirements:
  1. Application Form 
  2. Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution (undergraduate, graduate and law school) attended through Dec. 2017. 
  3. Test Scores: Submit copies of official results from all standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc) taken during the past 5 years. 
  4. Resume: Submit a current resume outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer service and honors. 
  5. Letters of Recommendation: Submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or educational administrators. 
  6. Essay: Submit an original essay of 500-750 words about a personal experience which demonstrated or generated pride in your Italian heritage. 
  7. Processing Fee ($35)

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship Program

The Law School Diversity Scholarship Program was created in 2013 as part of the law firm's commitment to helping law students who are in need of financial assistance achieve their academic and professional dreams.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, the student must be a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrate commitment to issues of diversity within their community.

The scholarship will award $2,000 to one student selected by our scholarship selection committee.

Law School Diversity Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a member of an ethnic or racial minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.
  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school.

Law School Diversity Scholarship Applications Requirements

In order to apply for the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2018 Law School Diversity Scholarship Program an applicant must submit the following items on or before April 1, 2018:

  • A completed scholarship application form. Click here to download the 2018 Law School Diversity Scholarship application.
  • A one page typed essay describing how you have utilized your time promoting ethnic diversity within your community. Alternatively, you may write about how you will use your law degree to promote ethnic diversity in the future.
  • A certified, official copy of law school transcript.

Lemberg Law “Land of Opportunity” $1,250 Law School Scholarship

Lemberg Law is offering a $1,250 scholarship to a law student who is an immigrant, who understands that America is the land of opportunity, and who is inspired to reflect on their knowledge of consumer law.

Applications for the Lemberg Law Land of Opportunity Scholarship are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 30, 2018.

Eligibility:

  • Students who are immigrants to the U.S., AND
  • Students who are U.S. citizens, DACA recipients, or legal permanent residents, AND
  • An undergraduate student (Class of 2018) who plans to enroll in a J.D., LL.M, or S.J.D. program in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 school year, OR
  • A current graduate student who will be enrolled full-time in a J.D., LL.M, or S.J.D. program in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 school year

Requirements:

A few bits of information and an essay (maximum of 2,000 characters, or about 400 words) comparing and contrasting any one aspect of U.S. federal consumer protection law with that in your country of origin.

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What happens after the April 30 deadline?

Members of the Lemberg Law team will review all of the submissions. They'll select the scholarship winner based on the originality, creativity, and quality of the submitted essay. They’ll notify the winner by May 31, 2018. When the Lemberg Law team receive the winner’s proof of immigration/citizenship status and proof of enrollment in a graduate program at their college or university, we’ll send a check to be used toward tuition and fees.


The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship

The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2500 annually to a law student who has demonstrated an interest in civil trial advocacy and a career as a civil trial lawyer, as well as the concept of a fair Civil Justice system, a just result for the injured, a desire to represent the injured and those whose rights are jeopardized. The scholarship is available to all students enrolled in law school as well as senior college students already accepted in an accredited law school, including those who are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in civil trial advocacy and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

How to Apply

Applications must include the following:

  • A resume
  • An essay or letter of no more than 1000 words on how you meet the criteria
  • Up to 3 recommendations

Submit applications to bplaxennull@plaxenadler.nullcom. Please use the subject line “Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Application 2018 – [Your Name Here]”. All applications must be submitted by May 15, 2018. Call Plaxen & Adler, P.A. for more information.

 

Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship

Purpose

The purpose of the Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance to law school students from Erie County, Pennsylvania, enrolled in accredited Law Schools.

Who is Eligible?

Residents of Erie County, Pennsylvania who will be entering their FIRST year at an ABA accredited law school are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Assuming the availability of funds, and provided that the student maintains a satisfactory academic record, the scholarship may be renewed for the student's second and third years.

Application

Applications will be accepted during April and May of each year. You may fill out the online application or request an application from the Erie County Law Foundation, 302 West Ninth Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16502, (814) 459-3111. You must also print and complete an the authorization and release form included with the application. Announcements of the availability of the scholarship are made annually. Applications and authorization and release forms must be completed and returned to the Erie County Law Foundation by May 31 of each year. 

For renewal of scholarships the same application procedures will apply. Determination of renewal will be based on law school academic records and funding, with the Scholarship Committee deciding whether the student’s academic progress is satisfactory.

The Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee will review all applications, making its decisions based on established criteria, focusing primarily on financial need, academic achievement and the applicant’s career statement. The Scholarship Committee is composed of Erie County Bar Foundation Trustees as well as members-at-large.

Application for the Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship


The Katzman Lampert & McClune Aviation Law Scholarship

There will always be a need for passionate, skilled lawyers willing to fight for the victims of aviation related crashes and disasters. Clients who have suffered an air-related injury or loss are particularly vulnerable, and the compassion and ability of their legal representatives can go a long way toward binding up their wounds and achieving justice on their behalf.

The aviation law firm of Katzman, Lampert, & McClune is deeply interested in helping students who have an interest in aviation focused law to receive a quality legal education and pursue the career they desire, in spite of any financial challenges they may face.

To that end, they are proud to administrate the Katzman, Lampert, & McClune Law Scholarship.

$2000 Scholarship awarded annually based on the following:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in law school and continue to be enrolled in the following academic year, or be applying to law school for enrollment in the following academic year.
  • Applicants must have an interest in, or a desire to pursue, a career in aviation-focused law.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applications must be received in full by May 31st of each year.

Application Process:

  • Submit a 700-800 word essay via email to klmlawscholarshipnull@gmail.nullcom, describing why you want to go to law school and pursue a career in aviation-focused law.
  • One winning finalist will be awarded a $2000 scholarship to be used for educational expenses at the law school of his or her choice.

Additional Application Information:

  • With your email application, include your name, email address, and phone number.
  • Attach your essay, most recent school transcript, and proof of law school enrollment to the email.
  • PDF attachments are preferred.

Deadline: May 31st of each year


The H&M Law Firm Scholarship

The H&M Law Firm is a premier Los Angeles criminal defense law firm. The H&M Law Firm firmly believes that they owe the next generation of scholars – the same opportunity they had. Many of their attorneys were able to go to college, and eventually law school – only thanks to the financial aid provided to them. Whether it was the good will of friends and family members, state financial aid, or merit/alumni donations from their university – it’s the only reason each of the H&M Law Firm's attorneys were able to get to where they are today. Their team of attorneys has created a renewable, and annual, scholarship in light of this.

$4000 – annual scholarship

  • This scholarship is an annual scholarship.
  • Applicants must apply by no later than 8/15 — of each year. It will be awarded on 8/25
  • This scholarship can be used for any type of educational expenses.
  • Winners of the scholarship can also intern at our law offices(if they wish) during their winter, or summer vacations.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of no less than 3.1
  • Applicants must send an unofficial transcript
  • Applicants must submit a 500 words essay, about what it means to give back to society, and how they intend on accomplishing this

There is no application fee. 

Applicants can send the essay, and their unofficial transcript, to SCHOLARSHIPnull@duilawyerslosangeles.nullcom


Law Preview Scholarships Sponsored By The National Diversity Scholarship Fund

Top law firms and companies understand that their lawyers must be diverse in order to best serve their clients. That is why many top 100 law firms and Fortune 500 have invested heavily to improve diversity among practicing attorneys and the legal community in general. These organizations understand that improving diversity in the legal profession requires more than just hiring and promoting diverse attorneys within their firms. It also requires a sustained commitment to increase the pipeline of diverse students who earn strong grades in law school and are, therefore, positioned to compete for the most sought-after jobs and become the profession's next generation of leaders and decision-makers.

Law Preview (the nation's largest law school prep course) has teamed up with Lexis Nexis, one of the world’s leading online research providers, to provide Law Preview Scholarships to select members of our entering class. Lexis Nexis has generously agreed to help entering students prepare for the unique challenges they will face during their 1L year at Cleveland-Marshall by paying the cost of tuition for a law school prep course. Visit the following URL to see if you meet the scholarship criteria: http://lawpreview.barbri.com/scholarships/.


THE SAMUEL KRUGLIAK LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

In 2003 the Samuel Krugliak Legal Scholarship was established to honor the firm’s founder, Sam Krugliak who passed away in April of that year. During his lifetime, Mr. Krugliak played active roles in the legal community serving as the past president of the Stark County Bar Association and former chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Ohio Supreme Court. Giving back to the community and civic involvement continues to be an inherent aspect of the firm’s culture today. The Samuel Krugliak Legal Scholarship is awarded to law students on an annual basis.

Consideration will be given to applicants who

1) are currently enrolled at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association;

2) have shown an active commitment to their community;

3) display strong academic achievement;

4) reside or have formerly resided in Stark, Wayne, Carroll, Holmes, Summit, Tuscarawas, Columbiana, or Mahoning Counties (the "Stark County Region") when not attending law school, and

5) desire to pursue the practice of law in the "Stark County Region."

Apply online here or applications can be downloaded from the Firm’s website at www.kwgd.com. Qualified candidates may submit an application online through the Firm’s website or by email to byeamannull@kwgd.nullcom, SUBJECT: Legal Scholarship or by mail to the attention of Legal Scholarship/BJY.

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