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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 Reeves Law Group Scholarship

For 2017 The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our fifth annual Scholarship Essay Contest.

The Reeves Law Group specializes in representing victims of accidents and other tragic circumstances. As lawyers, they feel fortunate to be advocates for those who have no voice of their own in our complex justice system.

America has a superb justice system, but it could use more exceptional individuals with passion for improving the conditions of the less fortunate through the legal system and other means. For the fifth annual scholarship contest the Reeves Law Group is again pleased to support a future lawyer who demonstrates through past, current and expected future deeds a genuine commitment to serve the less-fortunate.

Requirements

The Reeves Law Group would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative, starting with an introduction about who you are, your interests, and anything else you feel we should know about you. Then, please provide your entry in a 750-1000 words essay, or Prezi presentation. Graphic and creative presentations are welcome.

Judging Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Worthy deeds that you have already performed will be considered.

Scholarship Dates and Submission

When: We are now accepting submissions.

Where: Please send your story to scholarshipsnull@robertreeveslaw.nullcom

Deadline: The deadline for submitting essays is December 15, 2017.

You may send us your entry either as a link or attachment to your email. Include your name, mobile phone number and other contact information in the email.

Eligibility

To be eligible for our scholarship contest you must be: a legal US resident, and either a current (1) law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or (2) undergraduate student who has applied or will apply to law school. Students with full academic scholarships are not eligible to enter this contest.

Proof of enrollment must be provided. We will accept digital scans of any of the following as valid proof of enrollment (which you will need to attach to your email application):

  • Unofficial transcript (Applicant must submit by mail an un-opened copy of official transcripts if elected as a finalist).
  • Letter from Admissions confirming deposit on school letterhead
  • Official enrollment verification form
  • Acceptance letter on school letterhead

Additionally, you must:

  • Verify you have read and understand the Reeves Law Group Law School Scholarship requirements
  • Submit a readable copy of your entry (only one entry per law student is permitted).
  • Submit a clear headshot no smaller than 300 pixels (width) of yourself. The image file must be in the following format .PNG or .JPG.

Your application must be emailed no later than the December 15, 2017 deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Winner Notification

The winner will be notified by phone, email and/or U.S. mail after the judging has been completed.

Award Distribution

The winner will be selected by January 15. Students must provide proof of enrollment prior to disbursement of the award.

Use of Award Monies

The award winner understands and accepts that the scholarship monies will be sent directly to the winner’s school and shall be used only for tuition and education-related purposes.

Fine Print

Submissions: All content and creative work become the property of The Reeves Law Group upon submission and may be reposted or displayed online or through any media channels, in whole or part, without notification. When you send email communications to The Reeves Law Group, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications.

By submitting an application, the applicant grants The Reeves Law Group, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, school or university, applicant’s photo, and the winning entry in the firm’s website http://www.robertreeveslaw.com (The Reeves Law Group), and in other marketing platforms, including but not limited to blog, social media accounts, and related sites. The winning applicant also agrees to assist The Reeves Law Group and its agents with any tasks that the law firm deems reasonable or necessary to help with the above and other promotional activities.


Benson & Bingham First Annual Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria:

In 2017, Benson & Bingham decided to once again give back to the community with the inception of its first annual Law Scholarship. Benson & Bingham understand the rigors of law school accompanied with the expense to become an attorney, and felt obliged to help alleviate the financial strain with their annual scholarship offer.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship award, applicants must adhere to the following scholarship criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in or recently accepted to an accredited law school.
  • A United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A copy of your college transcript (unofficial) must accompany the application.
  • Proof of Law School acceptance or attendance must accompany the application.
  • Applications must be received electronically by August 31, 2017 to the following email address: scholarshipnull@bensonbingham.nullcom. In the subject line, please reference: Benson & Bingham First Annual Scholarship Application.
  • Questions regarding the application or process may be submitted to the above email address. Please, No Phone Calls.

Award:

One grand prize winner will receive a one-time payment of $2,000 to be applied to the law school of their admission/attendance. Essays may be published by Benson & Bingham, so please refrain from submitting anything personal, vulgar or inappropriate for the web. The winner of the award will be announced by October 31st, 2017.

Scholarship Guidelines:

Entrants for our scholarship must submit a minimum of a 600-word typed essay on one of the below topics to be judged by partners Joe Benson and Ben Bingham at the conclusion of the deadline:

  • The future of driver-less cars and how this will affect the field of personal injury.
  • Investigate and report on the past five years of historical motor vehicle accident data in any state, and analyze what state level laws or programs have been instituted during this time to decrease the rate of such accidents.
  • Comment and reflect on what personal injury marketing strategies in your local state have been most effective on you, and explain why.
  • How technology will affect the practice of law.
  • The ramifications of social media platforms on the pursuit of justice for Plaintiffs.

Judging the essay’s value will be contingent on the below qualities:

  • Originality of thought or provocativeness of article.
  • Attention to current law as well as statistical knowledge of the area of investigation.
  • Submissions must be 100% original and never published or disseminated at a previous time.
  • Candidates may site case law or historical record with appropriate citations to the source.

Benson & Bingham welcome any and all potential candidates who meet the above criteria and complete the application by August 31st, 2017. Good luck to all the applicants of our first annual scholarship. The winning entry's submission as well as a press release will accompany the award when the winner is announced on October 31st, 2017.

 

Timothy J. Ryan & Associates Law Scholarship

Timothy J. Ryan & Associates has a long history of providing community services through fundraisers and events, and theuy are now very proud to provide students aspiring to become lawyers with much-needed help through the Timothy J. Ryan & Associates Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity will be awarded to one law student each year and will be distributed based upon verifiable merit.

Please make sure to carefully review the scholarship eligibility requirements and applicant process below. Those planning to submit must remember to include:

  • Your last name as well as your first,
  • Email address,
  • Phone number including area code and,
  • Mailing address with your scholarship application submission.

The award recipient will receive the scholarship money 30-90 days after the deadline date. If you plan on participating, please note that your participation is also an agreement that you are giving Timothy J. Ryan & Associates full consent to contact you by mail, phone, and email. Also, if you win, you are providing your consent to use your first and last name, university law school or college identification as well as your submitted law essay on our website and for any promotional purposes we would like, without any further compensation or payment to you. If you have a preferred photo, please send it in with your law scholarship submission. The winner will be personally responsible for payment of any taxes due to the receipt of the law scholarship.

2017 Law Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Total Award: $1,000

Scholarship Submission Deadline: Must be received by December 31, 2017

This law scholarship is available to any and all law or university students who are currently attending and enrolled at a law school accredited by their state or an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or American University.

Application Instructions

Please complete a written essay, providing answers to the questions provided as well as provide proof of current attendance (transcripts work) at a college or university. Your answers should be 1,000 to 5,000 words, although no word count is required.

Submissions must be sent to us by either email or mail:

Email:
scholarshipnull@tjryanlaw.nullcom

Mail:

Timothy J. Ryan & Associates
8072 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92647

Make sure to include the following information in your application as it is required:

  • Your last and first name, address where you can receive mail, as well as contact details including your phone number and email address.
  • Current academic status statement and evidence that you are currently attending law school or an accredited college as set forth above. You current undergraduate or law school transcript can be submitted as evidence. By submitting you are giving us full consent to confirm your attendance and enrollment by contacting the college or University.
  • Your essay as a Word document.

2017 Essay Question

An employer hired a driver to operate a delivery van. Before the employer allowed the driver to operate the van, the employer checked the driver’s prior employers, required the driver to undergo a physical examination by a licensed doctor, and provided the driver with extensive training in car safety. Frank, the medical doctor who examined the driver, discovered that the driver had a sleeping disorder that caused the driver to randomly fall asleep and that the driver had on multiple occasions fallen asleep while driving. The driver pleaded with Frank not to tell the employer about the sleeping disorder. Frank agreed, and omitted this information from the driver’s physical examination form that he sent to the employer. Frank also sent a letter to the employer assuring him that the driver was medically fit to be a delivery driver. The employer then provided the driver with a daily route and paid him a weekly salary. While the driver was making deliveries for the employer, the delivery van left the road and struck a pedestrian, who suffered severe injuries as a result. The pedestrian filed a lawsuit for the damages as a result of the serious injuries sustained in the car accident against the driver, the employer, and Frank the doctor.

  1. Can the pedestrian prevail under the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur concerning Driver’s alleged negligence? Discuss.
  2. What arguments will the pedestrian make in support of his negligence claims, what defenses can be raised, and who is likely to win in a lawsuit filed by the pedestrian against: a. The employer? Discuss. b. Frank the doctor? Discuss.

Privacy Policy and User Communications

Privacy Policy: By submitting a law scholarship application, the applicant automatically provides Timothy J. Ryan & Associates, all representatives and/or agents all permissions to post the applicant’s name, school, image (if submitted) and winning essay on www.tjryanlaw.com or other marketing materials in the event he or she wins. We are also accepting permission to call and/or send you info pertaining to your application.

User Communications – When you send email communications to Timothy J. Ryan & Associates, representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Timothy J. Ryan & Associates, its agents and representatives will never knowingly sell or otherwise transfer your info other than in accordance with terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this law scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and regular attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.


Pew Law Center $1,000 Scholarship for College Students

The Pew Law Center is happy to provide a $1,000 scholarship to one deserving law student. Those planning to submit their application for this scholarship should include information including:

  • First and last name
  • Mailing address with scholarship application submission
  • Phone number with area code
  • Email address

The award recipient can expect to receive the scholarship money 30-90 days after the deadline date. By agreeing to participate in this scholarship, you are giving the Pew Law Center full consent to contact you by mail, phone and e-mail. If you are granted the scholarship, you are also giving us your permission to use your first and last name, law school, university and your submitted law essay on our website or for any promotional purposes without any further compensation or payment to you. If you would prefer us to use a specific photograph, please send that to us with your submission. If you win the scholarship, you will also be responsible for the payment of any taxes that may be due as a result of receiving the scholarship.

2017 Pew Law Center Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Award amount: $1,000
Deadline: Your application must be received by December 31, 2017

You are eligible to apply if you are a student who is currently attending or enrolled at a state-accredited law school or an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or American University. Please provide proof of current college attendance such as transcripts from your college or university.

What You Need to Do to Apply

Please write an essay of up to 2,000 words on the following topic:

Student loan debt is crushing young people today. The average class of 2015 graduate with student loan debt will have to pay back a little over $35,000, according to government data. Today, student loans constitute the second largest form of consumer debt right behind home mortgages. Currently, the law does not allow student loans to be discharged in a bankruptcy? Do you think that should change? Why or why not?

Please send your essay as a Microsoft Word document. We’ll take the following factors into consideration while evaluating your essay and determining the winner:

  • A strong understanding of the issue about which you are writing.
  • Quality of writing including clarity, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Creativity and originality. Do not repeat what you saw or read elsewhere and do not plagiarize material. If plagiarism is detected in your work, you will be immediately disqualified.
  • The passion you show for pursuing a career in law.
  • Make sure you research the subject carefully. Remember that bankruptcy laws vary by state.

In order to be eligible, you must be a resident of the United States. We are open to applicants of all academic levels and to applicants of all ages. You may also be a full-time or part-time student in order to qualify. We don’t require a minimum GPA for you to qualify for this scholarship.

Submissions should be sent via mail or email to:

Pew Law Center, PLLC
1811 South Alma School Road, Suite 260
Mesa, AZ 85210

Email:jjnull@pewlaw.nullcom

Privacy Policy

By submitting a scholarship application, the applicant automatically grants Pew Law Center, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, law school or university, photo (if submitted) and winning essay on pewlaw.com or in other marketing communications in the event he or she wins. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

User Communications

When you send email communications to Pew Law Center, the law firm, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Pew Law Center, its agents and representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.


Leukemia & Lymphoma Law School Scholarship

Each September, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society observes Blood Cancer Awareness Month in order to increase knowledge about blood cancers and to raise awareness about research to find new treatments and cures. The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship for a current or incoming law student who has been affected by these diseases to further the efforts by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
 
Richard M. Renkin supports many local and national service and charitable organizations, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is among the top. This scholarship was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who submits the required application and essay by the deadline.
 

Eligibility for Law School Scholarship:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current or incoming law student at an accredited U.S. law school who has been affected by or dealing with issues related to lymphoma or leukemia (either yourself or a family member).
  • Be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen.
  • Be able to show proof of academic achievement with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 from undergraduate or current law school work.

Requirements:

Applicants must submit the following by July 31st, 2017:

Rules:

Applicants must abide by the following contest rules:

  • Winners will provide personal information as needed to the Law Office of Renkin & Associates where appropriate.
  • Any taxes on scholarship are the sole responsibility of the contestant. Recipient is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.
  • By accepting a scholarship, the applicant will agree to allow the Law Office of Renkin & Associates to use his or her name, law school, and photograph to announce the scholarship award.
  • Scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and/or books.

Award:

Notification of award and payment will be as follows:

  • Award recipient will be notified of the selection on or around September 1, 2017.
  • A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s law school to cover tuition and/or books.

Deadline:

Completed application and materials may be mailed or e-mailed in PDF format to:

Paula Renkin
Law Office of Renkin & Associates
1620 5th Avenue #800
San Diego, CA 92101

All application materials must be received by the (date to be determined) deadline in order to be considered for the scholarship.

This scholarship is intended to assist a current or future law student who has been affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood diseases by helping to defray the cost of law school expenses. By creating the scholarship, Richard Renkin hopes to support a promising law student while raising awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Find more of Attorney Renkin’s story here:  Law School Scholarship to Promote Blood Cancer Awareness Press Release


The Thompson Hine 2017 Cleveland Diversity Scholarship Program

As part of Thompson Hine’s commitment to diversity and their responsibility to create and promote initiatives to fuel the pipeline of diverse lawyers, they are pleased to announce the launch of an annual Diversity Scholarship Program for law students.

A $10,000* Diversity Scholarship will be awarded to a second-year law student who is currently attending an accredited law school in the United States, and who can be classified as a member of a minority racial/ethnic group set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a member of the LGBT community. Interested students who qualify MUST apply for a Summer Associate position at Thompson Hine.

* Minus any applicable taxes and withholding

The scholarship will be awarded in the Summer of 2017.

Eligibility

To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be offered a position as a Summer Associate in Thompson Hine’s Cleveland office.
  • Be a minority law student as defined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 1602, i.e., Native American or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African- American or Black or Hispanic; or a member of the LGBT community.
  • receive a similar diversity award from another law firm for the same time period.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement, reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • a sincere and strong interest in joining Thompson Hine as an associate after law school graduation.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Summer Associate Program application form, including Diversity Scholarship section.
  • résumé
  • law school transcript

Applications for the Diversity Scholarship will be accepted and reviewed on a continual basis until the scholarship has been awarded and accepted.

Awarding Process

Awarding of the scholarship is conditioned upon the law student's acceptance of a position and completion of at least 8 weeks of service as a 2017 summer law clerk in Thompson Hine’s Cleveland office.

The scholarship will be awarded in two payments:

  • Thompson Hine will pay the recipient $5,000 at the successful completion of the 2017 Summer Program
  • A second payment of $5,000 will be issued if the recipient receives and accepts an offer of employment at Thompson Hine.

The 2017 Thompson Hine Cleveland Diversity Scholarship award is to be used for college or university tuition and related expenses. Expenses may include parking, transportation, books and materials, and college fees.

Questions?

Please contact Marcia Moreno, Diversity & Talent Manager, Thompson Hine LLP
 
216.566.7868

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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