3.25.2015

Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship

The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and will be awarded to one (1) student.

Established in 2004 by the law firm, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., the scholarship will be awarded to a law school student who excels in legal writing and advocacy skills.  

An essay that displays excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills must be submitted for consideration of this scholarship.

DEADLINE:
Deadline for submission is 04/06/2015

The Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Program

The Puerto Rican Bar Association is pleased to announce the 2015 Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Program for Latino law students. The PRBA, founded in New York in 1957, is one of the oldest Latino bar associations in the United States.   

The PRBA awards individual scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 based on the funds raised by the PRBA.

All Latino students attending law school in New York or who are permanent residents of New York are eligible to apply.  PRBA selects recipients based on community involvement, financial need and academic promise.  All applicants must be entering their first, second, or third year (third year evening students who are entering their fourth year may also apply) of a JD degree program at an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school. Students working towards their LL.M. are NOT eligible for this award.

Deadline:  Received by Friday, April 18, 2015

All scholarship candidates must submit a complete and accurate application along with the required supplemental materials received by April 18, 2015 to be considered. 

PRBA Scholarship Fund
c/o Borah Goldstein
377 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10013 
Email:  scholarship@prba.net

The application can be found in the link below:
http://prbany.com   

3.24.2015

The 2015 Ms. JD Fellowship

Ms. JD partners with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to provide mentoring and professional development to our Fellowship class. In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events, each fellowship recipient is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award honorees, Spirit of Excellence Award recipients, and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners.

DEADLINE IS MARCH 27!

APPLICATIONS CAN BE FOUND BELOW:

2015 Mike Eidson Scholars

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it.  The scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.


In order to be awarded this scholarship, you must be present at our Annual Convention on July 12, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. Your travel and accommodations will be paid for as part of the award, but please note that all international travel requires a passport.

If you are interested in submitting an application to be considered for this scholarship, complete a form providing the following information and return to AAJ Education by mail at: AAJ Education, Mike Eidson Scholarship, 777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001, or by email at: education@justice.org by May 1, 2015.

1.     Name:                                                 

2.     Contact Info
Mailing Address (include an address where you can be reached during the summer):

Telephone:

E-mail address:


3.     Law School Name:

Graduation Date:

4.     Attach a brief letter explaining your interest in a career as a trial lawyer, and your dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and how you have demonstrated same.

5.     Describe, if applicable, any challenges and/or hardships you have faced in your pursuit of a career as a trial lawyer

MERIT

6.     List any awards or honors you have earned in law school.

7.     List your law school activities.

8.     Attach a current resume.


CERTIFICATION

I hereby certify that the information contained herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that this information may be shared with scholarship donors during the scholarship selection process.

I support AAJ’s mission, am dedicated to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution of the U.S., and am committed to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.


Date:                                       Signature: