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Law School Public Interest Programs - Term Time Fellowships/Scholarships

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Albany Law School

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Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

The Margaret and Edgar Sandman Fellowship Program

Established in 1992 by Morris Silverman, class of 36, and the children of Edgar and Margaret Sandman, up to two second-year students are selected each year to participate in this initiative. Fellows immerse themselves in a topic of law, host a roundtable discussion with key policy makers and advocates involved with the issue, and publish a report which is disseminated nationwide.




American University Washington College of Law

Law School Funded:

Public Interest/Public Service Scholars (PIPS) Program
http://www.wcl.american.edu/finaid/pipsscholarship.cfm

In 2001, WCL created the merit-based Public Interest/Public Service scholarship program to provide financial and programmatic support to students with both strong academic credentials and a clearly demonstrable desire and commitment to pursue a career in public interest or public service upon graduation. Every year, WCL will offer up to 10 full-tuition scholarships to entering full-time students. These students will receive individualized academic and career counseling, faculty and alumni mentoring and other support to ensure their experience at WCL will equip them to pursue and obtain rewarding and meaningful careers in non-profits, government, or private public interest law firms. They will also have many opportunities to develop relationships with other PIPS scholars while at WCL, ultimately graduating into a global network of other like-minded lawyers whom they can call upon throughout their professional careers.

Eligibility = Both strong academic credentials and a clearly demonstrable desire and commitment to pursue a career in public interest or public service upon graduation.

Commitment = Attend monthly meetings, Maintain a 3.0 GPA, Organize the Public Service Day at WCL, Participate w/ Public Interest Roundtables, Participate in Pro Bono Honors Pledge, Produce a piece of written scholarship on a public interest issue, Complete three years of the first five years after graduation in full-time public interest or public service employment.

WCL Restricted Scholarships
http://www.wcl.american.edu/finaid/restrict_funding.cfm

The Washington College of Law offers a limited number of scholarships established through the generosity of friends and alumni. Selection criteria for these scholarships may vary, but generally awards are based on need and academic achievement. These scholarships are awarded during the academic year.

The Peter M. Cicchino Awards
http://www.wcl.american.edu/publicinterest/cicchino_awards.cfm

The Peter M. Cicchino Awards for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest are given annually to three persons during the Cicchino Public Service Awards Dinner: a current second or third-year WCL student, an alumnus or alumna whose work is primarily in the United States, and an alumnus or alumna whose work is primarily abroad or in international law. The Cicchino Awards recognize and honor those students and alumni whose devotion to and creative service in the public interest exemplify the highest ideals of the Washington College of Law.

Public Interest Entrepreneur Award
http://www.wcl.american.edu/publicinterest/entrepreneur_award.cfm

To encourage an entrepreneurial public service spirit among WCL students, the Public Interest Entrepreneur Award is given to a current WCL student or to a group of students who have developed an independent project that demonstrates a creative approach to a pressing social justice issue, addresses the identified issue, and fills a gap in the need for legal services. To qualify, the project must demonstrate potential for continued work in the target area, and although it can be housed in an existing legal organization, it must have been created and maintained by the WCL student or group. This award is not necessarily given every year. It is given under the discretion of the awards committee whose decision is based on the quality of nominations received.

Graduate Student Funded:

The SBA, working with the administration, provides several stipends each year to students performing outstanding pro bono work.

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Appalachian School of Law

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

None




Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

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Arizona Summit Law School

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Ave Maria School of Law

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Barry University School of Law

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Baylor University Law School

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In 2004, Baylor Law School established the Equal Justice Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship awarded with a commitment from the student to work for at least three years in a Texas public interest setting following graduation. The intention was that the scholarship would serve the same purpose of an LRAP but would do so on the ‘front end.' Instead of assisting in the payment of loans that had accrued and would continue to accrue interest, the scholarship would minimize the number of loans that would need to be taken in the first place. This has enabled students to accept positions working with low-income Texans that they would not have been able to accept but for the scholarship because of the low salaries associated with these positions.

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Pro Bono Spring Break Partnering with the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, fourteen Baylor Law Students volunteered their time over Spring Break to work with various legal aid entities around the state. Eight students worked with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, which is the third largest legal services provider in the nation and the largest in the state of Texas. Three students worked with the Montgomery County's pro se assistance clinic, helping pro se litigants move their cases through the court system under the supervision of a Montgomery County staff attorney. In addition, two students worked with the Montgomery County Women’s Center helping clients with probate documents, and one student worked with the Livingston County’s Lone Star Legal Aid office. Due to the success of this program, we hope to annually provide this opportunity to students.




Boston College Law School

Law School Funded:

Each year, Boston College Law School awards three full-tuition Public Service Scholarships to highly qualified applicants who are committed to practicing law in service of the public after graduation. In keeping with Boston College Law School's mission of education for the service of others and in recognition of the fact that such work tends to be significantly under-compensated, this program supports students committed to careers in the public sector by mitigating the expense and associated debts of their legal education by offering three full-tuition scholarships annually. Recipients are selected by a scholarship committee appointed by the Dean.

Public Service Scholars are given a faculty mentor to support them throughout their three years at BC Law. Public Service Scholars are expected to work both of their summers during law school for a public interest organization (exceptions to this policy will be considered in extraordinary circumstances and must be authorized by the Scholarship Committee). Public Service Scholars are expected to take a substantial leadership role in the public interest community at the Law School. Examples of activities that would fulfill this expectation are:

  • assist in running the annual Public Interest Retreat;
  • organize the Law School's annual Diversity month;
  • assume a leadership role in PILF or other public interest organizations;
  • organize colloquia on public policy and law topics.

Public Service Scholars are expected to work for a public interest organization after graduation.

For information on how to apply please see: http://www.bc.edu/schools/law/admission/finaid/scholloans.html

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Boston University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Boston University School of Law is committed to supporting students who are dedicated to public interest law. Our Public Interest Scholars program provides significant financial support to a number of students who have demonstrated their desire to pursue a career in public interest law.

The definition of public interest law is broad and includes both domestic and international work; direct service, impact litigation, and policy work; and government and non-profit work. Recent public interest scholars have come to BU Law with career goals in international human rights, immigration law, public health, judicial clerkships, public defense, prosecution; government at all levels, housing policy, environmental policy, and criminal justice reform.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the Public Interest Scholarship must submit their scholarship applications with their applications for admission. Applications should be submitted by February 1. Scholarship offers may be made on a rolling basis.

In addition to the Public Interest Scholarship, recipients are granted a $4,000 stipend for their 1L and 2L summers to pursue public interest internships.

For additional information please see: http://www.bu.edu/law/prospective/financial_aid/scholarships/jd/public_interest/

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BU Law counsels students regarding fellowship opportunities and offers resources to help students identify term-time fellowships and awards.




Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School

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Brooklyn Law School

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The Public Service Grant program covers public interest and government employment both during the summer and term time.

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Other Funding Source:

Federal Work Study funds.




California Western School of Law

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Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

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Capital University Law School

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The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy (NCALP) Fellowship program is designed to provide students interested in this practice area with a specialized law school experience, including unique educational, extracurricular, and employment opportunities. The program was established with the goal of developing a cohort of highly trained legal advocates to advance the interests of children and their families in communities both locally and nationally.

Many factors place children and youth at risk of involvement with our nation's delinquency and child protection court systems, including child abuse and neglect, substance abuse, mental health needs, and educational issues. Of the 900,000 children served by the child welfare system, 114,000 foster care children wait for safe, permanent homes because their biological parents’ rights have been terminated. Thousands of these youths exit the foster care system without the skills needed for successful independent living, leaving them vulnerable to unemployment, homelessness, and criminal behavior.

Successful outcomes and futures for these children and youth are dependent on talented and dedicated legal professionals acting in all capacities within our child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Well-trained, highly qualified child advocates, agency counsel, government attorneys, and juvenile judges can make all the difference between a youth’s successful transition into adulthood and a youth’s continued struggle in the system.

For more information about the Fellowship program at Capital University Law School, contact:

The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy
Capital University Law School
303 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3200
ncalpfellowships@law.capital.edu
614-236-6730
http://law.capital.edu/AdoptionChildWelfareFellowships/

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Case Western Reserve University Law School

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Catholic University of America School of Law

Law School Funded:

O'Brien Scholarship for First-Year Students: First-year students are invited annually to apply for this $10,000 scholarship. The recipient is selected based on essays submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. Students are notified by the Office of Admission when the application may be submitted (typically in late May or early June).

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Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

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Charleston School of Law

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Charlotte School of Law

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City University of New York Law at Queens College

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Scholarships With Programmatic Requirements 2007-2008

Award made to those applicants with academic credentials as well as previous accomplishments in public service.
60 inclusive of all students not just 3L's
Grad Fellows

Award made to those applicants with academic credentials as well as previous accomplishments in public service.
60 inclusive of all students not just 3L's
Pipeline to Justice Fellows

Awards made to students from underrepresented groups who have been participants in the pre-law Pipeline to Justice Program.
60 inclusive of all students not just 3L's
Number of Public Interest Scholars or Fellows who Received Financial Assistance in 2007-08:60

Public interest scholarships without programmatic requirements

Dean's Scholar
Financial assistance outside of fellowships to students demonstrating strong public interest commitment.
14
Full tuition scholarship
Kyle Jewell
In conjunction with a summer fellowship to work with at risk children, students receive a scholarship that amounts to a tuition waiver.
4
Full tuition scholarship
Equity scholarship
For students interested in working in the area of educational equity
6
Full tuition scholarship

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

Project Equity - We have Project Equity, a program that gives funding ($10,000/year) to law students who are interested in addressing issues involving special education especially those faced by autistic students. Students receiving these fellowships will receive special course work and connect public interest organizations in the city that work with students in special education.




Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

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Columbia University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Tony Patino Fellowship - Awarded to entering students who have demonstrated leadership, character, academic acheivment and a commitment to public service and who intends to pursue a career in politics or government.

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

Equal Justice American usually provides four stipends of $1500 per semester per year for work in civil legal services offices.

ACLU National Office, Legal Department

One stipend of $1500 per semester to work in the legal department. The stipend is funded by a donation to the ACLU in honor of the father of the ACLU's Legal Director.




Cornell Law School

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Creighton University School of Law

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Harold Rock Scholarship Fund - Established by Harold Rock for a third year student who must be registered to work in the Legal Clinic.

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DePaul University College of Law

Law School Funded:

Public Interest Honors Scholars - The Scholars program is a program for Dean's Merit Scholarship recipients with excellent credentials and a demonstrated commitment to the public interest. As part of the program, the College of Law guarantees the students a scholarship for public service work during the summer after their first year. The program also includes a number of special events and faculty and alumni mentors for the scholars.

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Drake University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Drake Law School is committed to 6 full-tuition Public Service scholarships each year (2 for students in each class, 1L, 2L, and 3L) and to 4 three-quarter tuition Public Service scholarship each year (2 for students in each of the 2L and 3L classes).

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Since 1997, the law school has secured grant funding to support a Summer Poverty Law internship. This grant provides paid internship opportunities for Drake law students with Legal Services Corporation offices in Iowa and with local and state agencies representing children in need of assistance. Interns had full-time work (400 hr.) at $15 per hour. The internship qualifies under the Iowa Supreme Court Student Practice Rule as law school-supervised academic experiences because of faculty supervision; however, because students are paid through grant funds, the students do not receive academic credit. In addition, for more than ten years, the Law School has committed scholarship funds to support summer public interest internships. The law school authorized scholarship funding to support externships and Legal Clinic Howard Fellows internships. The externships permit work in a range of public interest programs anywhere in U.S.




Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law

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Duke University School of Law

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Duquesne University School of Law

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Elon University School of Law

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Leadership Fellows Program

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Emory University School of Law

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Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

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Florida A&M University College of Law

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Florida Coastal School of Law

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In the past, the law school has received a Public Service Fellows Grant from the Florida Bar Foundation. The grant is provided to allow law students the opportunity to work in public service agencies.




Florida International University College of Law

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Florida State University College of Law

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Florida State University College of Law awards several scholarships each year to students interested in public interest law.

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The Denise Diaz Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an entering first year female Hispanic law student dedicated to public service.

The Beverly S. McLear Scholarship is awarded to a second year female law student wishing to practice and capable of practicing environmental law in the area of public interest.




Fordham University School of Law

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George Mason University School of Law

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George Washington University Law School

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The Law School's J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Public Service Fellowship Program annually provides financial aid for as many as three third-year students (and evening students who have completed at least 56 credits) who agree to work 20 hours per week at public interest organizations in the Washington, D.C. area during the school year. Awardees can receive as much as $10,000 per year in tuition remission. Awardees are also eligible to receive up to four academic credits for their work experience through the Law School's Outside Placement program. Preference is given to employers who represent, directly or indirectly, indigent individuals or populations, interests that would not otherwise be adequately represented, and environmental organizations. For more details, see http://www.law.gwu.edu/Resources/Public+Interest+and+Pro+Bono/Financial+Assistance/Third+Year+Fellowships.htm.

With the Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation Scholarship, each year a third-year student is chosen by the clinical faculty to serve as student director, performing administrative duties in connection with the Public Justice Advocacy and Civil Litigation Clinics. The student director assigns and supervises student caseloads, controls client intake, and acts as a liaison between law students and staff attorneys. The student director receives a partial scholarship.




Georgetown University Law Center

Law School Funded:

Public Interest Law Scholars Program (PILS) - The Law Center's Public Interest Law Scholars Program (PILS) is designed for law students who want to dedicate most or all of their careers to public service. The Program provides financial scholarships and enriched educational opportunities to students committed to practice law in the public interest. For more information, see http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/pils/about/index.cfm

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Georgia State University College of Law

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Golden Gate University School of Law

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Scholarships:

Continuing Merit Scholarship
Law Review Journal Scholarship
Environmental Journal Scholarship
Diversity Scholarship
Environmental Law Scholarship
Law Scholarship Annual Fund
Faculty Merit Scholarship
Dean Merit Scholarship
Public Interest Law Scholarship

Term Time Fellowships/Grants:

Baxter Litigation Fellowship Program: Each year, one outstanding student in Litigation is selected to be the Judge Lee Baxter Graduate Fellow in Litigation in a post-graduate position. The fellow serves as a valuable member of the team that teaches J.D. students in the Litigation Program and assists in the preparation of the mock trial competition teams. The Baxter Fellow assists in teaching the Trial Advocacy and Mock Trial courses, coaching the mock trial competition teams, and is available to students for one on one help as they go through litigation courses.

Clinic Fellowship Program: Golden Gate University School of Law provides one- to two-year fellowships with the school's in-house clinics working on all clinic projects.

Environmental Law Scholars Stipend Program: Environmental Law Scholars are eligible for a one-time salary assistance stipend.

Federal Workstudy Program: Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded student financial aid program. The FWS program was designed to provide work experience while helping students offset the cost of education. Through this program, federal funds are used to pay a portion of the student's salary and the employer is responsible for the remainder. GGU Law offers the Public Interest Work Study program, which assists employers who cannot pay their share of the student's salary. Funding is limited under both programs. Priority is given to students who meet the FAFSA priority deadline and demonstrate financial need as defined by the federal processor and GGU Law. Students who accept FWS must submit a Work Study Interest form. Accepting FWS does reduce a students' additional loan eligibility for the remainder of the academic term. First year law students are not eligible to receive FWS.

Part-time Staff Graduate Fellowship Program: On-campus positions are available in the following departments: Law Admissions and Law Career Services.

Public Interest Law Scholars Stipend Program: Public Interest Law Scholars are eligible for a one-time salary assistance stipend.

Public Service Stipend Program: Golden Gate University School of Law provides a limited number of stipends to recent graduates who are performing on-going, legal volunteer work to a local, state, or federal court or government agency.

Seasonal Graduate Fellowship Program: On-campus positions are available in the following departments: Graduate Law Programs, Law Admissions, Law Career Services, Law Student Services, and Legal Research.

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Scholarships

Alumni Endowed Scholarship
Anthony Pagano Endowed Dean's Merit Scholarship
Barbara Mathews Women's Law Scholarship
Catherine Sherburne-Thompson Endowed Law Scholarship
Fredrick W. Bradley Endowed Law Scholarship
Handlery Endowed Scholarship
Helen & John Gorfinkel Endowed Law Scholarship
Hugh G. Major Endowed Women's Law Scholarship
James B. Smith Endowed Law Scholarship
Joseph & Ruth Zukor Endowed Law Scholarship
Joseph R. & June B. Rensch Endowed Law Scholarship
Kathryn Ringgold Endowed Law Scholarship
Kevin Connell Endowed Law Scholarship
Linda Caputo Endowed Law Scholarship
Louie Sbarbaro Endowed Law Scholarship
Martin Cohen Endowed Law Scholarship
Masud Mehran Endowed Law Fellowship
Michael A. Zamperini/W. Clay Burchell Endowed Scholarship
Paul S. Jordan Endowed Law Scholarship
Phillip Burton Endowed Law Scholarship
Richard W. Johnson Endowed Law Scholarship
Roderick Scott Polentz (JD 84) Memorial Endowed Law Scholarship
Union Bank of California Scholarship
William Enderlein Endowed Scholarship for International Studies
Seifer Endowed Law Scholarship

Term Time Fellowships/Grants

Federal Workstudy Program: Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded student financial aid program. The FWS program was designed to provide work experience while helping students offset the cost of education. Through this program, federal funds are used to pay a portion of the student's salary and the employer is responsible for the remainder. GGU Law offers the Public Interest Work Study program, which assists employers who cannot pay their share of the student's salary. Funding is limited under both programs. Priority is given to students who meet the FAFSA priority deadline and demonstrate financial need as defined by the federal processor and GGU Law. Students who accept FWS must submit a Work Study Interest form. Accepting FWS does reduce a students' additional loan eligibility for the remainder of the academic term. First year law students are not eligible to receive FWS.

Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF): PILF is dedicated to advancing public interest through law by encouraging and supporting members who give back to the community. PILF assists students in finding legal employment and involvement opportunities in public interest and in government. It also provides forums to hear from faculty and practicing attorneys about their public interest experiences and to discuss issues within public interest fields. PILF helps administer the Loan Repayment Assistance Program, which provides grants to help repay a portion of educational loans to School of Law graduates who work in low-paying public interest jobs. Each spring, PILF awards summer grants to current students working in public interest positions and holds an auction and raffle to raise money for these programs.




Gonzaga University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Gonzaga Law's Thomas More Scholarship Program provides 5 entering 1L students with an award of full tuition so that they may pursue careers in public service unencumbered by substantial law school debt. The scholarships are awarded for one academic year and may be renewed for successive years based on satisfactory academic performance and full participation in all required Thomas More activities. Scholars are expected to serve as leaders within the law school community both academically and by taking leadership roles in extracurricular and public service projects. Thomas More scholars work with program directors to create goals which assist each Scholar to realize his or her public service career aspirations. Scholars work toward their goals individually and collaboratively within a supportive community of similarly dedicated scholars designed to foster leadership and legal skills as well as academic excellence.

Graduate Student Funded:

Yes

Other Funding Source:

Thomas More Scholarship Program – This program provides approximately 15 students with full tuition waivers and a supportive community to enable students to realize their commitment to serving the public interest through law. Please visit the Thomas More Scholarship Program web site though www.law.gonzaga.edu.

The Gonzaga Center for Law and Justice, "The Clinic," makes work study stipends (paid at a rate of $12.00/hour)available to students who are work study qualified and who commit to a two semester sequence in the General Public Interest Practice Clinic.




Hamline University School of Law

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Students who are eligible may work at public interest organizations being paid through Hamline's Federal work study money. Additionally, Hamline offers the following returning student scholarships in recognition of public service:

Elsie Leavitt Blackhurst Public Service Award

Justice James C. Otis Memorial public interest scholarship

http://law.hamline.edu/current_new_students/returning_student_scholarships.html




Harvard University Law School

Law School Funded:

Funding is often available for our unique winter term clinical and writing projects for second and third year students. Students travel costs for the winter term are subsidized by the Office of Clinical Programs, the Human Rights Program, and the International Program. The Office of Clinical Programs has also provided travel funding for students providing pro bono service in the Gulf Coast.

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Hofstra University School of Law

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Howard University School of Law

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Illinois Institute of Technology: Chicago-Kent College of Law

Law School Funded:

In 2004-2005, the Illinois Technology Center for Law and the Public Interest employed a number of students with grant funds, gifts from individuals, firms or corporations. The predecessor of the Center for Access to Justice and Technology, then called the Justice Web Collaboratory, employed students using the same sources.

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Chicago-Kent offers the following public interest/ public service law-related scholarships:

The Richard A. Matasar Public Interest Law Scholarship provides tuition assistance to students planning to pursue careers in public interest law. The Law School Association, Board of Overseers and Chicago-Kent friends and alumnae established the scholarship with the goal of making public interest law an accessible career option for Chicago-Kent students.

The Ogilvie Scholarship fund was established by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Governor Richard B. Ogilvie, a 1949 graduate of Chicago-Kent. The fund provides financial aid to Chicago-Kent College of Law students who have superior academic records, demonstrated leadership ability, and an interest in entering public service.

The Marovitz scholarship, awarded once every three years, is a full scholarship that is tied to community service.




Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington)

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Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis

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Inter American University of Puerto Rico: Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law

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John Marshall Law School

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Graduate Student Funded:

Alumni Association Scholarship - Awarded to 2nd or 3rd year law students with a commitment to public service.

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Samuel T. Lawton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to 2nd or 3rd year law students with a commitment to public service.




John Marshall Law School – Atlanta

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Lewis & Clark Law School

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Scholarships: Lewis & Clark offers a variety of scholarships for upper-division students,many with a connection to a specific subject related to public interest law or for a general commitment to society and public sector work.

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Other Funding Source:

Federal Work Study Funds




Liberty University School of Law

Law School Funded:

None at this time.

Graduate Student Funded:

None at this time.

Other Funding Source:

None at this time.




Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Law School Funded:

For information, see http://students.law.lsu.edu/pils/

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Loyola Law School: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Law School Funded:

Public Service Corps Program, which began Winter 2002, was designed to give recent Loyola Law School graduates the opportunity to gain legal experience while awaiting Bar results. Fellows may work between 75-100 hours and will be compensated at the rate of $10.00/hour. Funding is provided by the law school.

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Loyola University Chicago: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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Public Service Scholarships - The School has two scholarships for entering students who have a demonstrated interest in/commitment to public service. The scholarships are funded by two private donors.

Hartigan Fellowship - Awarded to a student to work in public interest law section of career resources.




Loyola University New Orleans: Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

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Marquette University Law School

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Mercer University School of Law

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Michigan State University College of Law

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Mississippi College: Mississippi College School of Law

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None.




New England School of Law: New England School of Law

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New York Law School: New York Law School

Law School Funded:

Justice Action Center Carbonell Fellowship in Law and Policy: The Carbonell Fellowships rewards outstanding students for their commitment to social justice and gives them an opportunity to contribute to their field of interest. Carbonell Fellows play a central role in managing and shaping the Center, help manage the Center's relationship with alumni and other leaders in social justice law, organize events, and work closely with the Center’s faculty and staff.

John Marshall Harlan Scholars Program: the Harlan Scholars program is a rigorous academic honors program designed for students who have performed at the top of their law school class. Harlan Scholars receive a scholarship award and are invited to affiliate with one of the Law Schools academic centers, five of which provide the opportunity to focus on public interest issues.

Barbara Levine Memorial Scholarship- This donor scholarship us awarded to a second- or third-year student of proven academic merit and demonstrated commitment to public service.

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Other Funding Source:

Barbara Levine Memorial Scholarship- This donor scholarship us awarded to a second- or third-year student of proven academic merit and demonstrated commitment to public service.




New York University: New York University School of Law

Law School Funded:

InMotion- Each semester InMotion, which provides free legal services to low-income women throughout New York City, primarily in the areas of matrimonial, family and immigration law, hires an NYU Law Student to serve as the New York Women' s Bar Association Foundation (NYWBAF) Fellow. The position requires 10-20 hours per week and is paid $1,800 for the semester.

Graduate Student Funded:

Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Student Grants – 10 awards at $1,000 each

Other Funding Source:

Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship
Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program
Guarini Government Scholars Program
BLAPA Public Service Scholarship




North Carolina Central University School of Law

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Northeastern University: Northeastern University School of Law

Law School Funded:

During the most recent fiscal year, Northeastern awarded almost $790,000 in stipend assistance to support students undertaking public interest co-ops in the United States and abroad. The money came from a variety of sources including law school budget, federal work-study, and gifts from individuals, foundations and firms. In addition, approximately $34,000 in student generated funds were used to support students doing public interest legal internships.

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Public Interest Law Scholarship Program - The Public Interest Law Scholarship covers full tuition, renewable each year as long as the scholar remains in good academic standing, as well as a $3,000 stipend for one unpaid public interest co-op. It is the most generous and prestigious scholarship offered by the law school and recipients are among our strongest students. Not only do the recipients have academic profiles that boast strong scores and grades, they also have impressive backgrounds in fields that pertain to social justice and public service. Many have worked for years in areas including human rights, immigration, social work, child advocacy, prison reform, politics and welfare reform. The scholarship is funded by major donations from law school graduates and friends. Launched in 1999 by generous donors who believed that the mission of the law school naturally led to the need for such a scholarship, the first class of scholars graduated in 2003. Public interest law scholars are expected to participate and play a leadership role in a variety of public interest activities at the law school. For those who receive the Public Interest Law Scholarship, it is required that at least two of their four required co-ops be in public interest law. Once scholars have graduated from the School of Law, it is expected that a significant portion of their careers be dedicated to public interest law.




Northern Illinois University: Northern Illinois University College of Law

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Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

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Northwestern University: Northwestern University School of Law

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Public Interest Law Initiative, Equal Justice America

The Public Interest Law Initiative, a nonprofit agency in Chicago that awards funding to students working in public interest positions in Chicago, offers a number of term-time stipends to students from the law schools located in Chicago. Students at Northwestern have received these stipends on various occasions. The amount of the stipend is $2,250.

Equal Justice America, a national nonprofit organization that provides funding for law students working in public interest positions, has funded a number of Northwestern students for term-time positions. The number and amounts vary from year to year.




Notre Dame: Notre Dame Law School

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Nova Southeastern University: Shepard Broad Law Center

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The Florida Bar Foundation provides an annual award to fund fellowships for approximately 10-20 students. Half of the students perform general public interest work (primarily at Legal Aid) and the other half participate in alternative dispute resolution. Students are also required to take a course and/or participate in the Pro Bono Honor Program as a pre/co-requisite.




Ohio Northern Claude W. Pettit College of Law

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Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

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Oklahoma City University: Oklahoma City University School of Law

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Pace University School of Law

Law School Funded:

John Jay Legal Services Merit Scholarship - Awarded to a number of outstanding applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to community and public service and who are unusually well prepared to assume the responsibilities of actual law practice during law school.

The Louise and Lawrence Ottinger Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to entering students who have demonstrated a commitment to public interest law and exhibit financial need.

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Pennsylvania State University The Dickinson School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Law School has recently instituted a "Public Interest Scholars" program where select incoming students receive financial support based on the demonstrated commitment to public service.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

The George I. Bloom Scholarship

Given by the estate of the late George I. Bloom to highly qualified students who are residents of Pennsylvania and interested in careers in local, state, or federal government service

The William H. Dodd Prize

Given to the third-year student who exemplifies the highest ideals of the legal profession

The Gornall Scholarship

Given to a student who ranks in the top 25 percent of the class at the end of the first year of study and who demonstrates a commitment to the highest ethical standards and evidences a propensity to provide meaningful service to the community in which he or she ultimately elects to practice law

The Robert J. and Mary Ellen Landy Award

Given by the Landy children in honor of their parents, Robert J., Class of 1952, and Mary Ellen, to the student who has demonstrated excellence in the areas of ethics and professional responsibility and overall devotion to the highest ideals of the legal profession

The D. Arthur Magaziner Human Services Award

Given by the family of D. Arthur Magaziner to the third-year student who has demonstrated good character, sound academic performance, high ethical standards, fidelity to the highest goals of the profession, and commitment to selfless human service

The Judge Roy Wilkinson Jr. Scholarship

Given to a student demonstrating great promise of being an effective and socially responsible lawyer

The Honorable Leroy S. Zimmerman Public Service Scholarship

Given to a student who has achieved a superior academic record and who aspires to serve as an attorney for federal, state, or local government




Pepperdine University: Odell McConnell Law Center

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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

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Quinnipiac University School of Law

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Regent University: School of Law

Law School Funded:

None

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Roger Williams University: School of Law

Law School Funded:

Public Interest Scholarships - Public Interest Scholarships are awarded to students who not only show strong academic promise but who also have shown a strong commitment to public interest work and a willingness to enter into public interest law after graduation. These scholarships are awarded at the time of admission.

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Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Center for Law and Justice (Newark)

Law School Funded:

Kinoy/Stavis Scholarship - Awarded to the Kinoy/Stavis Fellows to support their commitment to public interest and to constitutional rights.

Marsha Wenk Scholarship - Awarded to the Marsha Wenk Fellow to provide financial support for public interest work performed during law school.

Martin Unger Scholarship - Awarded to a student with strong academic credentials, an interest in becoming a trial attorney, commitment to public service and financial need.

Philip J. Levin Scholarship - Awarded to students based on academic potential & demonstrated commitment to public service.

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Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey School of Law, Camden

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Saint John's University School of Law

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Saint Louis University: Saint Louis University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Students receiving full scholarships are required to participate in public interest activities each semester.

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Saint Mary's University of San Antonio: St. Mary’s University of San Antonio School of Law

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Saint Thomas University: St. Thomas University School of Law (FL)

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Samford University: Cumberland School of Law

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Santa Clara University: Santa Clara University School of Law

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Other Funding Source:

Public Interest and Social Justice Law Board - Scholarships will be awarded to entering students or those who are currently enrolled as students at Santa Clara University School of Law. Recipients will be selected according to criteria adopted by the Executive Board and the Dean's office, including commitment to public interest activities, career objectives, law school service, academic achievement, and financial need.




Seattle University: Seattle University School of Law

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Seton Hall University: Seton Hall University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Distinguished Public Interest Scholarship – This highly selective merit-based scholarship is awarded primarily on the merits of the Distinguished Public Interest Scholar Application, dedication to public interest, LSAT scores, undergraduate academic performance, interviews, and academic promise. Distinguished Public Interest Scholars receive full tuition scholarships for their first year of study at Seton Hall Law.

The Distinguished Public Interest Scholarship is awarded as a supplement to any initial Merit Scholarship awarded. The Distinguished Public Interest Scholarships are renewable if the student maintains continuous enrollment and maintains a required GPA standard.

As a Distinguished Public Interest Scholar, students will be paired with a faculty member to act as a mentor and advisor, and will participate in networking and informational events with prominent members of the legal community. In addition, Seton Hall Law's Public Interest Director will act as a mentor, providing recipients with information and resources about different areas of public interest practice, organizations, conferences and career fairs, job opportunities, and fellowships.

The Admissions Committee mails applications for both Distinguished Scholar Programs to selected applicants, as "invitations" to apply for these very selective scholarships.

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South Texas College: South Texas College of Law

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Southern Illinois University School of Law

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Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

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Southern University Law Center

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Southwestern University: Southwestern Law School

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Southwestern awards several Silbert Public Interest Fellowships each year. This Fellowship Program permits students who are selected as Silbert Public Interest Fellows to receive grants that enable them to work and gain legal experience at non-profit public interest organizations. Southwestern also offers a Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Issues (GLBT) Fellowship that funds students to work in a legal setting that serves the GLBT population.

Yanase Scholarship - Memorial Scholarship for evening students interested in public interest and government work.

Irwin Bloom Scholarship- Memorial Scholarship for students interested in public interest and government work.

Douglas Salem Scholarship - Memorial Scholarship for students interested in public interest law.

Dino Hirsch Scholarship - Memorial Scholarship for students interested in public interest law.




Stanford Law School

Law School Funded:

The Law School administers scholarships that support students committed to public service. We also name as Public Interest Fellows those third-year students who have a history of public service, provide leadership within the law school, and are committed to careers as lawyers in the public service. Fellows serve a variety of roles within the law school—they mentor first-year students, provide policy direction for the Center and the law school, have direct access to the law school administration regarding myriad issues related to public interest, and engage in direct programming with the assistance of the Center director and staff. Fellows receive exclusive access to co-curricular workshops and other special benefits, but do not receive any financial compensation.

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Stetson University: Stetson University College of Law

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The Public Service Fellow are students from varying backgrounds interested in participating and promoting public service law. Fellows receive a semester fellowship for a portion of their tuition. This Florida Bar Foundation sponsored program requires each fellow to work a minimum of 120 hours per semester in the public interest realm. Public Service Fellows projects span a variety of activities, including Street Law at local high schools; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program; Courthouse projects; and the Guardian ad Litem Program. Students are selected by an application process, based on several criteria including prior public service.

The Public Service Fellows Program is funded through the Florida Bar's IOLTA Program. Usually 6-10 students receive awards, although this varies depending on the amount of funding received.




Suffolk University Law School

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Byrne Scholarship– Awarded based on financial need, distinguished academic performance, and expressed desire to perform public service.

Other Funding Source:

www.law.suffolk.edu/offices/career/fellowships/fellowships.cfm




SUNY Buffalo Law School

Law School Funded:

The Law School funds one year-long Graduate Assistantship for Public Interest that includes a tuition waiver and stipend ($10,000).

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Syracuse University: College of Law

Law School Funded:

Criminal Justice Teaching Fellowship – A joint venture between the New York State office of the Attorney General, the Syracuse City School District and the College of Law to support Youth Courts and the "Students against violence initiative" (SAVI) program. CJT Fellows perform tasks necessary to operate the Student Courts in four Syracuse District High Schools. In addition, Fellows are responsible for organizing regular meetings to discuss problems with violence and abuse in their schools with the aim of the students planning strategies to address those problems. Fellowships are only available in the law student's third year.

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Syracuse University Graduate Schools: Syracuse University College of Law students are eligible for several scholarships made available through Syracuse University where public service is a criterion. Such scholarships include the George C. McCrillis Scholarship and the Emil and Maud Beck Family Scholarship. College of Law students have been awarded these scholarships in the past.




Temple University: James E. Beasley School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Public Interest Scholars - Established to recognize the generous gift to the law schcool by Temple alumnus Leonard Rubin, '49, these scholarships are awarded to incoming students who have a astrong commitment to public interest work, exhibit leadership potential, and intend to pursue careers in public interest law.

John W. Walter Scholarship for Public Interest Internships - The scholarship awards grants to students who are working in public interest positions and who exhibit Mr. Walter's commitment to serving indigent clients.

The Donald R. Price Scholarship Fund - This fund provides financial support to a second-year day or third year evening student with a demonstrated interest in public interest or pro bono work to pursue such work during the summer.

Daniel J. Schrull '35 and Frances G. Schrull Scholarship Fund - This fund provides financial aid to students, preferably from Pennsylvania, who demonstrate need and an interest in public service law.

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Texas A & M University School of Law

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Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

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Texas Tech University School of Law

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law: Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Law School provides matching grants to student-funded fellowships.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

Students raise funds to support students working in summer public interest jobs; the amount awarded varies based on fund-raising efforts. See - http://www.dsl.psu.edu/groups/pilf.cfm




Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Law School Funded:

Honors Scholarship

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Touro College: Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

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Tulane University: Tulane University School of Law

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University of Akron: C. Blake McDowell Law Center

Law School Funded:

Semester long Public Interest Fellowships

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

  • Student Bar Association (SBA) Auction
  • Samuel Willis Reece Foundation
  • Malkin-Koosed Public Interest Fellowship




University of Alabama: University of Alabama School of Law

Law School Funded:

Public Interest Summer Grants

Public Interest Scholarships

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University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Perry Rogers Scholarship - Full tuition 3-year scholarship, awarded each year up to 8 incoming students. In 2004-05, 3 students with strong public interest backgrounds received scholarships.

Other Funding Source:




University of Arkansas at Little Rock: William H. Bowen School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

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University of Arkansas School of Law

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University of Baltimore School of Law

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University of California - Irvine School of Law

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University of California - Los Angeles

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University of California at Davis: University of California at Davis School of Law

Law School Funded:

Stephanie J. Blank Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a strong commitment to public interest work and who is making satisfactory academic progress.

Maggie Schelen Public Service Scholarship

The Schelen Scholarship is awarded to one student annually who demonstrates strong commitment to public interest work and who is making satisfactory academic progress. The student receives approximately $500.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Each year two scholarships are awarded to entering first year students who exemplify the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.'s efforts to achieve social and political justice for the disadvantaged.

John F. Cheadle Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to one student who demonstrates a strong commitment to public interest work and who is making satisfactory academic progress.

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University of California, Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Law School Funded:

The School of Law awards numerous scholarships. For more information, please visit: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/191.htm

William K. Coblentz Civil Rights Endowment Student Research Fellowships provide students with a unique opportunity to develop important legal skills, build professional networks, and learn about substantive areas of law through Berkeley Law's cutting-edge research centers. The program supports research and activities relating to racial and ethnic justice in California and the nation. Six student Coblentz Fellows will be selected to work for one semester beginning the Fall of 2013, in one of four of Berkeley Law's research centers: the Center for the Study of Law and Society (CSLS), the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice (Henderson Center), the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, or the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy (Warren Institute). Selected Fellows will support ongoing or new research efforts being conducted by the center in which they are placed. Fellows can elect to work for their selected center in either the Fall or Spring semesters. Fellows will be expected to produce a brief report at the end of the semester describing the goals, scope and outcomes of the assigned project

The Coblentz Fellowship can be taken as a paid fellowship or for credit, but not for both. This determination, as well as start dates, will be made by each selected student prior to each appointment. Only matriculated rising 2L and 3L JD students, as well as LLM, JSP-PhD, and JSD students, are eligible to apply. The application process is managed by the Career Development Office, and typically opens in the summer. Please contact Alexander Lee at the CDO for more information ( alee@law.berkeley.edu).

Graduate Student Funded:

The Berkeley Law Foundation offers the Phoenix Fellowships for diversity and public interest law.

Other Funding Source:

There are a number of supplemental scholarships, beyond the need-based awards, available to help Berkeley Law students pay for their legal education. These financial aid options are provided by a number of sources, including the law school itself, the University of California, the U.S. government, and private organizations and agencies. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office website: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/58.htm




University of California-Hastings College of the Law

Law School Funded:

Numerous Scholarships including:

Tony Patino Scholarship: created to support law students who have demonstrated leadership ability and whose outstanding academic and personal histories show good moral character, ethical conduct, good citizenship, motivation and initiative. One of the factors in evaluating character is past participation in public service activities.

Oshima Family Scholarship Fund to help support UC Hastings students committed to public interest careers.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

CA Bar Foundation Public Interest Scholarship




University of Chicago: University of Chicago Law School

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




University of Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati College of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

Ohio Innocence Project

Childrens Law Center

White Fellowship




University of Colorado: School of Law

Law School Funded:

Dan Barash Scholarship - This scholarship was established in memory of Dan Barash ('02) by his parents, Norma & Paul Barash. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has participated in, or is participating in, a criminal clinic and intends to work for the Colorado Public defender or another indigent defense services provider.

Class of 1994 Seumsap Ly Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established by Seumsap's friends, family, and classmates to commemorate his life and recognize his personal, professional, and academic achievements. The recipient is a student who demonstrates a concern for Hmong or Asian issues and who has demonstrated service in the Asian community.

Davis Graham & Stubbs Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to second-or third-year students who demonstrate high academic achievement, a commitment to the improvement of the legal profession, and enlargement of their contributions to the public interest.

Gene R. Nichol Scholarship - This scholarship was established by the lawyer William R. 'Bill' Daniels who was Chairman of Daniels Communication, Inc. Mr. Daniels was an active civil leader in Denver and nationally, and was a benefactor to higher education. Because of his long-time admiration of Gene Nichol, former professor and Dean of the law school, Bill established this scholarship to recognize students with strong financial need and a commitment to public service.

William E. and Maxine Rentfro Law Diversity Scholarship - This was established by Professor Emeritus William Rentfro and his wife Maxine, and is awarded to a student with financial need and to assist in the achievement of a diverse student body. The scholarship is given to a student who is committed to protecting and preserving human and civil rights and assisting those seeking full participation in the American dream.

Brian Shaha Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to a student with a desire to work to provide legal services to indigent people upon graduation.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

Davis Graham & Stubbs Scholarship - Awarded to students who demonstrate high academic achievement and a commitment to the improvement of the legal profession and enlargement of its contributions to the public interest.

Gene R. Nichol Public Interest Scholarship

William E. and Maxine Rentfro Law diversity Scholarship - Awarded to a student who is committed to protecting and preserving human and civil rights and assisting those seeking full participation in the American dream.




University of Connecticut: University of Connecticut School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




University of Dayton: University of Dayton School of Law

Law School Funded:

The School offers 10-15 $1,000-1,500 scholarship annually for community involvement. For more information, contact Janet Hines, Director of Admissions at 937/229-3555. The amounts and number of scholarships awarded vary, depending on funds earmarked in the school budget.

Social Justice Scholarship - Eligibility for Social Justice Scholarship Consideration is limited to current first and second-year law students who are in good academic standing at the School of Law. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of commitment to public service/pro bono work and/or an expressed intention to undertake such work during the coming summer and possibly upon graduation. While it is not possible to provide an exhaustive list of the types of public service and pro bono work that would qualify a student for consideration of the Social Justice Awards, the following may be suggestive: Legal Aid and public defender offices; youth and family service organizations; or various nonprofit organizations (e.g., civil rights-civil liberties groups; religious organizations; environmental groups).

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

See http://law.slu.edu/organizations/pilg/fellowship.html




University of Denver: Sturm College of Law

Law School Funded:

Chancellor's Scholarship - The Chancellor's Scholarship program has for the last ten years provided up to 12 full tuition scholarships/year for students with superior academic and public service backgrounds, who make a non-binding commitment to using their law degree to advance public interest. Chancellor's Scholars are some of our most active students, and they are required to engage in public service as part of their scholarship.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

Federal work study public interest jobs




University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

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University of Florida: Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

The Florida Bar Foundation funds fellowships.

The Center for Governmental Responsibility awards approximately five to ten Public Service Law Fellowship (depending on funding).




University of Georgia School of Law

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

None




University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law

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University of Houston Law Center

Law School Funded:

Crowther Scholarship - Awarded to a student pursuing a career in public interest.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

Our generous friends and alumni fund:

Crowther Scholarship - Awarded to a student pursuing a career in public interest




University of Idaho: College of Law

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University of Illinois College of Law

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

The Bushong student award, a memorial fund created by Larry Travis Bushong, a 1983 College of Law graduate, and friends, is a writing competition wherein College of Law students will compete for a scholarship based on a written article or other paper dedicated to presenting topics relating to gay and lesbian legal rights issues.




University of Iowa College of Law

Law School Funded:

Iowa Law Foundation Public Interest Law Grant

The Iowa Law Foundation Board, at the recommendation of students and faculty, agreed that $20,000 of annual spendable earnings from non restricted endowed scholarship accounts be awarded in the form of grants to 3-5 third year students. The recipients must have demonstrated a commitment to pursing public interest work and have substantial indebtedness from student loans. If a recipient of this grant does not procure employment in public interest work their grant converts to a loan under the same terms of the ILSFL program. Recipients are selected by a committee of faculty and staff.

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University of Kansas: School of Law

Law School Funded:

Two endowed, named law school scholarships, the Karen Nordheden and Michael J. Hoeflich Scholarship Fund and Hon. Kay Royce Scholarship Fund are examples of scholarship support provided to students with proven interest in public interest careers. The expendable Suzanne Valdez and Stephen McAllister Scholarshipalso has a service component.

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

The Kansas Bar Association awards an annual scholarship to students of promise in this area, as does the Rice Foundation, which provides significant scholarships funds for law students. Careers for the Common Good provides awards to participating students who complete 300 service hours. The Wal-Mart Diversity Scholarships also provide support to students with a strong service record

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University of Kentucky College of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

The College of Law has received grants from the United States Department of Justice for the Rural Drug Prosecution Assistance Project ("RDPAP"). The purpose of the RDPAP is to enhance the ability of the criminal justice system in the rural parts of Kentucky to prosecute, defend, and adjudicate the increased volume of drug and drug-related crimes, by placing UK Law students and graduates as interns and employees with Commonwealth's Attorneys, Public Defenders and Circuit Court judges. Students employed through this program as public defenders would be working for the benefit of indigent defendants.




University of La Verne College of Law

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University of Louisville: Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




University of Maine School of Law

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University of Maryland: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Law School Funded:

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/students/resources/tuition/

Graduate Student Funded:

Contact Clinical Law Program for possible partnerships.

Other Funding Source:

Not applicable




University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth

Law School Funded:

Approximately 20%-25% of the members of each incoming class receive the law school's Public Interest Law Fellowship (PILF) scholarship. PILF participants are selected at the time of admission to the law school and receive a waiver of half of all tuition and academic fees. In exchange, PILF participants agree to pursue full-time careers as attorneys in public interest law for at least four years following admission to the bar. PILF participants are required to: (I) participate each semester in programs sponsored by the Career Services Office as well as any public interest program conducted at the law school; (II) perform on an annual basis public service hours; (III) enroll and participate for at least one semester in a Field Placement Program course in a public interest law placement or legal clinic through which they are encouraged to request certification under the state student practice rule; (IV) submit on annual basis to the Career Services Office a resume demonstrating a continued commitment to public interest law; (V) meet on an annual basis with either the Career Services Office staff or the Director of Law School Public Interest and External Partnerships to discuss career planning ideas; and (VI) participate at the time of graduation in an evaluation of the program and an exit interview.

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Other Funding Source:




University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

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University of Miami School of Law

Law School Funded:

HOPE Fellowship Program: All continuing students are eligible to apply for a $5,000 HOPE Fellowships for the Summer. Fellows are required to commit a minimum of 320 hours of service at a public interest agency/organization. Students must submit a proposal for a public interest placement, identify a unique project and demonstrate a commitment to public interest. Students secure positions worldwide and become part of the Public Interest Leadership Board (PILB), responsible for programming, education and advocacy in the subsequent school year.

The Miami Scholars Program targets candidates from across the United States who, in addition to excellent academic achievement and strong scores on the LSAT, have a demonstrated interest in public service. Miami Scholars serve on the Public Interest Leadership Board and play a key role in advancing public interest programming and opportunities at the School of Law. Each Miami Scholar is awarded an annual $25,000 Law School tuition scholarship provided a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better is maintained. Miami Scholars are guaranteed funding for a public interest summer position or a partial tuition scholarship for one summer of enrollment in either one of our summer abroad programs or on-campus summer session.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

The School of Law and the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center work with law students to identify funded opportunities in the public sector. Private funding, grants and federal work-study (where applicable) are explored.




University of Michigan: University of Michigan Law School

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




University of Minnesota: University of Minnesota Law School

Law School Funded:

Students planning on pursuing public interest careers do have preference for some of the scholarships awarded to incoming 1Ls.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




University of Mississippi School of Law

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University of Missouri - Columbia: School of Law

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University of Missouri Kansas City University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law

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University of Montana: University of Montana School of Law

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

None




University of Nebraska: University of Nebraska College of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




University of Nevada, Las Vegas: William S. Boyd School of Law

Law School Funded:

Community Free Legal Education Service Program Scholarships – annually three students receive $1,000 scholarships for outstanding service in the program. One student is chosen as the student who contributed the most to the program and community. That student receives a one-half tuition scholarship.

Community Service Scholarships – Several $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students who show a commitment to community service.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




University of New Hampshire School of Law

Law School Funded:

UNH School of Law Funded Tuition Scholarships:
UNH School of Law awards financial scholarships to law students demonstrating a deep commitment to public service. These school-funded scholarships help reduce the overall cost of tuition.

Bruce E. Friedman Scholarship
The Bruce E. Friedman Scholarship is a memorial endowment fund to honor a UNH School of Law professor and founder and director of the UNH School of Law Civil Practice Clinic. The Fund annually supports a scholarship to one or more current UNH law students who emulate and reflect moral and intellectual commitment to social justice and demonstrate a commitment to public interest law by preparing for a career that advances social justice through course work—combining legal knowledge with practical skills, project development, and exposure to practice models for the delivery of legal services.

The Robert M. Viles Public Interest Scholarship
Established to honor past president and long-time Dean of UNH School of Law, the Robert M. Viles Public Interest Scholarship provides full tuition plus a $10,000 stipend to a full-time first- year student at UNH School of Law who resides in the First Judicial Circuit. The law student recipient must have an interest in pursuing a career in community lawyering and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and a 154 LSAT score. Practical experience working in the public sector is valued as a strong asset.

Collaborative Funding

Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship Fund
Created to reward female law students demonstrating both community service focused on advancing women in society and solid academic achievement, the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship Fund is a collaborative effort between the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association and the University of New Hampshire School of Law. The scholarship is awarded annually to a "rising" second year UNH law student.

Privately Endowed Scholarships

The Doris Monroe Rapee Memorial Scholarship
The Doris Rapee Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a woman in the second or third year class at UNH School of Law who intends to pursue a career in the public sector. Preference is given to those students interested in government service on a local, state or federal level. Candidates are reviewed on the basis of (1) demonstrated commitment to public service, (2) her plans for a career in the public and government sector, and (3) her financial need.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

We have students working at places such as the NH Attorney General's office, Legal Advice and Referral Center, and the NH Civil Rights Commission.




University of New Mexico School of Law

Law School Funded:

  • Alfred and Miriam N. Grunsfeld Scholarship Fund
  • Anna K. Reisiger Scholarship Fund
  • C.M. Botts Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Carl P. and Erma Whitemore Dunifon Scholarship Fund
  • Dean Alfred L. Gausewitz Scholarship Fund
  • Donald D. Montoya Scholarship
  • Harriet P. Freeman Memorial Scholarship
  • Helen J. James Scholarship Fund
  • Helene Simson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Henry Glascock Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Hoshour Memorial Scholarship
  • Howard Bratton Scholarship
  • James E. Sperling Memorial Scholarship in Natural Resources Law
  • Judge J.V. Gallegos Endowed Scholarship
  • Judge Oliver Seth Endowed Scholarships
  • Julius and Bert Fine – Joe and Toni Fine Endowed Scholarship
  • Justice Irwin S. Moise Scholarship in Law
  • Law School Alumnae Scholarship Fund
  • Modesta E. Comeford Fund
  • Olaf A. Olson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Pearce C. Rodey Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Randolph L. Reese Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Robert Emmet and An Simms Clark Scholarship Fund
  • Rodey Merit Scholarship
  • Sam and Frances Joy Dazzo Scholarship Fund
  • The Roehl Advocate Endowment
  • Thomas J. Mabry, Sr. Scholarship Fund
  • Thomas M. Wilkerson Scholarship
  • Tim Vigil Scholarship Fund
  • W.E. and Hazel T. Bondurant Scholarship Fund

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of North Carolina: University of North Carolina School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Daniel Pollitt Fellowship awards one student each school year a scholarship to work part-time at the ACLU of North Carolina.

The J. Russell Kirby Public Service Scholarship

The Trey Cheek Memorial Public Interest Scholarship

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




University of North Dakota School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of Oklahoma College of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of Oregon: University of Oregon School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

Funds are offered through the Federal Work Study Program.




University of Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Law School

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of Pittsburgh: School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Law School offers up to four partial tuition scholarships ($10,000-$16,000) for incoming students pursuing public interest careers. These scholarships are renewable for all 3 years of law school. Additionally, the Law School's Center for International Legal Education (CILE) offers fellowships for students pursuing study, research or internships abroad.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

U.S. Schweitzer Fellowship Program – Pitt Law students have participated in the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program, which is designed to support students in providing direct service that addresses the health needs of underserved individuals and communities. The Schweitzer Fellows receive an annual stipend of $2,000.




University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of Richmond T. C. Williams School of Law

Law School Funded:

The University of Richmond School of Law does not have any term time fellowships at this time.

Graduate Student Funded:

The University of Richmond School of Law does not have any term time fellowships at this time.

Other Funding Source:

The University of Richmond School of Law does not have any term time fellowships at this time.




University of Saint Thomas: School of Law (MN)

Law School Funded:

The John R. Roach Fellows receive a substantial loan from the School of Law to be applied toward their tuition costs with the understanding that they will undertake public service upon graduation. If a fellow works in a public service job for three years after graduation from law school, the fellowship loan is forgiven in its entirety.

The Roach Fellowships fall under the umbrella of the School of Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program and follow the same policies on the issue of qualifying employment.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of San Diego School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of San Francisco School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

Numerous scholarships. Details can be found on the law school's website: http://www.law.usfca.edu/financialaid/jd/scholarships.html




University of South Carolina: University of South Carolina School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

A $1,000 fellowship is annually distributed to a deserving, rising 3L.




University of South Dakota School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




University of Tennessee College of Law

Law School Funded:

Kolwyck Equal Access to Justice Term-time Fellowships

In recent years income from the Kolwyck Fund has been sufficient to provide term-time fellowships for up to two law students each Fall and Spring semester dependent upon demand and availability, one assigned to Legal Aid of East Tennessee in Knoxville and one assigned to Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands in nearby Oak Ridge. These fellowships have helped the law school deepen its relationships with these programs, both important service providers for low-income people in the community and important sources of employment for graduates of the College who want to practice poverty law in Tennessee.

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

None




University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Law School Funded:

Baron & Budd Scholarships in Public Interest Law -Supports students to do pro bono work for at least 300 hours during the academic year for a non-profit public interest organization in central Texas. This program provided funding for 6 students in 2008-2009 and 4 students in 2009-2010.

Chris Marshall Endowed Presidential Scholarship - Supports students interested in public interest careers in Texas.

Equal Justice Scholarship – Provides full tuition and fees for three years to an entering student with strong academic credentials, demonstrated commitment to public service, and a specific intent to serve low-income individuals or groups following graduation. The scholarship recipient must commit to working after law school on a full-time basis for three years providing direct legal services to low-income individuals or groups at a non-profit organization in the United States.

Human Rights Scholars Program – The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice sponsors scholarships for students interested in working in and studying human rights. This program provided funding for 3 students in 2008-2009 and 3 students in 2009-2010.

Lois Donaldson Endowed Presidential Scholarship - Supp

orts students interested in public service careers.

Public Service Scholars Program – The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law sponsors scholarships to support public service-oriented students. This program provided funding for 5 students in 2008-2009 and 5 students in 2009-2010.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Law School Funded:

Legal Scholar Awards - Potential to be a legal scholar or an attorney who will use the law as a tool for social justice in the public interest

Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Joseph L Rauh Scholarships - Full DC resident tuition for entering student with the most extensive community service record and full DC resident tuition for the third-year student who received the top grade in her/his second-year clinic.

Mason Civil Rights Scholars - www.law.udc.edu/prospective/finaid_scholarships.html

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Law School Funded:

Pacific McGeorge offers a substantial number of scholarships in conjunction with the generosity of alumni and donors.

Additionally, The Pacific McGeorge Public Legal Services Society and Equal Justice Works offers three students grants to travel to Washington, D.C. in the fall in order to participate in the Equal Justice Works public service conference.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

A number of outside funding sources are available each semester to Pacific McGeorge students. Civic, trade, cultural, religious, community groups make opportunities known through Pacific McGeorge's Financial Aid Office.




University of Toledo: College of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

The Joel A. and Shirley A. Levine Fellowship in Alternative Dispute Resolution provides students with an opportunity to explore the world of Alternative Dispute Resolution through a direct placement in the field.




University of Tulsa: College of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of Virginia School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




University of Washington: University of Washington School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Gates Public Service Law Program provides full tuition, room and board and costs to 5 incoming students to the School of Law each year. The students make a commitment to practice public service law for a minimum of five years post graduation. http://www.law.washington.edu/GatesScholar/

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

None




University of Wisconsin: Law School

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




University of Wyoming School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Valparaiso University: Valparaiso University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Vanderbilt University Law School

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Vermont Law School

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Villanova University: Villanova University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Villanova University School of Law encourages students to pursue careers in public interest law. To facilitate such careers, VUSL has created the Public Interest Scholars Program. Each year, several students are offered a 50% tuition-waiver scholarship based on their past academic achievement, leadership, public interest work and commitment to contribute to public interest endeavors as future practitioners.

Scholars will receive a 50% tuition-waiver scholarship, will be assigned to a professor and a public interest mentor as advisors, and will receive career counseling from the Director of Public Service Careers and Pro Bono Programs. Scholars are required to perform 100 hours of pro bono service while in law school; to participate in one clinical course and either a second clinical course or a non-judicial externship for credit; to satisfy the law school's research paper writing requirement by writing on a public interest topic; and to work in a legal capacity for a public interest organization for at least one of his or her two summers at Villanova. Upon graduation, Scholars will be obligated to engage in at least three years of public interest legal employment within their first five years of post-law school employment. Students interested in the Public Interest Scholars Program should review our website materials: http://www.law.villanova.edu/admissions/publicinterestscholarsprogapp/default.asp.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Wake Forest University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Public Interest Research Fellowships (Community Law & Business Clinic)

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.




Washburn University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Washington and Lee University: School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Washington University: Washington University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

The Webster Society, named in honor of our distinguished alumnus, William H. Webster, JD '49, is a three-year scholarship program for students committed to public service. Webster Society Scholars are selected because of their outstanding credentials and their demonstrated commitment to public service. Each scholar receives a yearly full-tuition scholarship and a $5000 stipend.

Other Funding Source:




Wayne State University Law School

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

The Law School has exchange programs with the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands and Warwick University in England. Students selected for these programs pay tuition at Wayne State.

Other Funding Source:




West Virginia University College of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Western New England College: School of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Western State University College of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Whittier Law School: Whittier Law School

Law School Funded:

Whittier Public Interest Law Foundation Scholarship Program - already demonstrated commitment to WPILF activities and a public interest career

Center for Children's Rights - acceptance and enrollment in Center for Children's Rights Program

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Widener University School of Law--Delaware Campus

Law School Funded:

Students who qualify for work study may be paid throughout the school year for working in public interest externships, as long as they are not receiving academic credit.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Willamette University: Willamette University College of Law

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




William and Mary Law School

Law School Funded:

The Bell and Lowance scholarships are awarded based, in part, on commitment to public service. William & Mary law students also participate in the America Reads Challenge, which provides paid reading tutors for preschool and elementary students. Public Service Admission Ambassadors receive scholarship/fellowship funds and assist with William & Mary public service programs.

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

None




William Mitchell College of Law: William Mitchell College of Law

Law School Funded:

Mitchell manages a portion of its federal work-study allocation to include off-campus jobs with non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. The Public Health Law Center located at William Mitchell also employs law students as research assistants.

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed.

Other Funding Source:

Dayton-Hanson Elder law Scholarship – students enrolled at William Mitchell who demonstrate a commitment to elder law as shown through elder law and policy courses, public service, and scholarly research relating to elder law. Preference is given to 3rd and 4th year students.

James R. and Mary W. Frey Scholarship- first-year William Mitchell students who have a physical disability and demonstrate financial need, with preference going to students who have a future interest in public service. The donors request that preference be given to students with mobility impairments.

Professor Melvin Goldberg Scholarship- student who has completed the first or second year of law school in good academic standing and with an interest in a career in public interest law; preference is given to a student with an interest and experience in working to preserve the rights of underrepresented people. Dean of students in consultation with Paula Goldberg or her designees determined the recipient.

Ronald E. and Alverna L. Hachey Scholarship – second-year student with financial need, showing academic promise and an interest in a public service career. Other considerations being equal, with a preference for a qualified minority student.

Chief Justice Peter S. Popovich Scholarship - two students, who are residing in Minnesota, working full-time, attending law school in the part-time program, needing financial aid, and evidencing a strong commitment to community and public service.

David J. Prince Public Service Scholarship - all 3rd and 4th year students enrolled at William Mitchell. Students must be in good standing and show a commitment to pursuing public service following their graduation. This commitment will include demonstrated previous experience in public, either before or during law school, and a commitment to work in underserved communities. The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years and may be combined with other scholarship awards.

Nicholas V. Schaps, Jr. Memorial Scholarship - third or fourth year student who demonstrates a commitment to volunteerism and community service; with a minimum grade point average of 2.8 and with preference given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Deborah A. Schmedemann Scholarship - all students admitted to or enrolled at WMCL who are in good academic standing. The scholarship may be renewed for the student(s) in subsequent years and may be combined with other scholarship awards.

Susanne C. Sedgwick Scholarship– female part-time student with dependent children who has completed one year of law school and has an interest in public service; recipient must be in good academic standing and have financial need.

Michael J. Steenson Scholarship - preference is given to returning students in good academic standing who have financial need and demonstrate an interest in public service after law school. Additional preference is given to part-time students who are working. Scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years.

Jonathon Weitzman Leadership Award - returning students who demonstrate leadership and community involvement with preference given to those applying their legal education to serve underrepresented communities.




Yale University: Yale Law School

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:




Yeshiva University: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Law School Funded:

Public Service Scholars. During the admission process, the law school identifies and provides three-year scholarships for up to twenty in-coming students per year who demonstrate a commitment to public service and a high level of academic achievement.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

Updated: 8/1/2014

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