Scholarships & Writing Competitions



Scholarship Information:

March 25, 2018

David Carliner Public Interest Award - The American Constitution Society's David Carliner Public Interest Award is for mid-career public interest attorneys with a cash prize of $10,000 and an additional award to the winner’s organization. Lawyers who graduated any time between May 2006 and May 2011 are eligible.

April 1, 2018

Blewett Scholarship - Scholarships awarded from the Fund are designated for graduates of Montana State University – Bozeman who will be enrolled at the Blewett School of Law. The Blewett Scholars shall be selected based upon academic merit and financial need. There will be three award recipients each year. The amount of the award is equal to half the cost of in-state tuition at the School of Law. The Blewett Scholarship application deadline has been extended to April 1.

April 6, 2018

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund - The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.

April 9, 2018

FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship - This scholarship is open to all students enrolled at an accredited law school in the United States who are entering their second or third years of study in the Fall of 2018 and have a demonstrated interest in communications law.  Awards ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, are payable to the law school to cover the student’s tuition and other education-related expenses in the 2018-2019 academic year.

May 2018

Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars - As a leading global law firm serving a worldwide client base, Latham is committed to fostering a diverse workforce with lawyers from varied backgrounds and cultures, of different ethnicities and sexual orientations. The program awards select second-year law school students from ABA-accredited law schools a $25,000 scholarship. The first $10,000 of the scholarship will be paid upon starting as a summer associate at Latham & Watkins, and the balance of $15,000 will be paid upon starting as a full-time associate at the firm.

June 1, 2018

Arnold & Itkin LLP Academic Scholarship - Arnold & Itkin LLP will award $5,000 to two current law students who share our passion for assisting the underprivileged and the victims of tragedy. Regardless of the area of law, the scholarship recipients should be focused on utilizing the legal system to support those less fortunate. All applicants should demonstrate both past and current dedication to victim advocacy and/or community service. 

July 15, 2018

Gardiner Foundation Scholarship - Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C.’s scholarship program is designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually to as many as five students.

July 31, 2018

Leukemia & Lymphoma Law School Scholarship - The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the 2017 Leukemia & Lymphoma Law School Scholarship.  This $1000 scholarship was established to provide financial support to a student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school. 

August 1, 2018

Christensen & Hymas Married Student Law Scholarship - Kenneth L. Christensen and D. Russell Hymas understand the struggles that come with balancing a quality family life and excelling in a challenging law program. This is why they choose to offer a generous scholarship to a deserving individual who has surmounted obstacles in order to maintain strong family values and a dedicated work ethic in their pursuit of an education in the legal field. $1,000 will be awarded to one student for use towards their law school costs.

August 4, 2018

Law Office of Amy Chapman Scholarship - The Law Office of Amy Chapman Scholarship aims to help and encourage students who are seeking a law degree after being affected by a DUI charge. We are seeking applications from students who have already been accepted into a U.S. law school and who will be starting their studies in the Fall of 2018. One applicant will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. 

August 6, 2018

National Business Law Scholarship - Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm's National Business Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in business law. 

August 6, 2018

National Tax Law Scholarship - Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm's National Tax Law Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a second or third year U.S. law student with a demonstrated interest in tax law. Last year's deadline was December 4.

August 31, 2018

Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmer Jr. Diversity Scholarship - This scholarship provides a $25,000 award to up to five outstanding second-year law students to offset the expenses of their legal education, and includes a paid summer associate position following completion of the second year of law school. The application process for the summer of 2019 will be open from June 1 through August 31, 2018.

September 15, 2018

Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship - At the Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan, their San Francisco personal injury attorneys see countless cases of people being injured in accidents that were caused by texting & driving. In an effort to raise awareness of the danger of texting & driving while simultaneously lightening the financial load of students and their families, the firm offers a bi-annual $1,000 Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship. Submission deadlines (2 per year): September 15, March 15.


Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship – Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC award three scholarships to diverse law students. Each recipient is awarded $10,000, to be paid during the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients are awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of the firm's offices. Last year's deadline was July 31.


A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship - Three awards worth $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded under the A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship. Applicants write an essay of at least 1,000 words about a topic related to transportation and shipping. Last year's deadline was March 10.


Laubacher Law Firm Domestic Violence Scholarship - This scholarship was created for students who have been impacted by domestic violence at some point in their life and is furthering their educational career in college or graduate school. Last year's deadline was July 31.


Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC Civil Justice Scholarship - This $500 scholarship is awarded once each year to help students cope with the rising cost of higher education. Scholarship candidates must possess an interest in social justice. Last year's deadline was August 1.


Wallin & Klarich Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to an entering first-year law school student who overcame obstacles to be admitted and now faces financial burden associated with receiving a degree. Successful applicant must be interested in practicing criminal justice in the future. Last year's deadline was November 30.


Udall Foundation's Native American Congressional Internship - Funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, this Udall Internship provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process. Interns learn first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. Last year's deadline was January 31.


Joe Rudd Scholarship and RMMLF Scholarship Awards - The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation has two Scholarship Programs for full time law students. A law student who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of natural resources law is eligible to apply. Recent awards have ranged from $1,000 to $10,500. Last year's deadline was February 28.

Writing Competitions


Competition Information:

April 1, 2018

Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition - The National LGBT Bar Association's competition is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing outstanding law student scholarship on the legal issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. The winning article is considered for publication in the Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality: A Review of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Law, the first and only student-edited law review devoted to the intersection of LGBT issues and the law in the United States.

April 30, 2018

Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition - Public Citizen provides a current law student or master of law student with a $5,000 prize for the winner of its Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition. This year's essay topic is “Non-disclosure provisions in Settlement Agreements: Should courts enforce public policy disfavoring them?" Applicants write a 6,000-25,000 word essay. Application deadline is April 30.

June 1, 2018

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing CompetitionThe American College of Employee Benefits Counsel sponsors a writing competition for law students to encourage them to learn about employee benefits. Up to two participants will be selected to receive $1,500 prizes. Papers may be on any topic in the field of employee benefits law. ACEBC Writing Prize Rules.

June 4, 2018

Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition - The Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association's competition is open to law students and planning students writing on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law or environmental law. Students are encouraged to submit relevant research papers and law review or journal notes prepared throughout the academic year. The winning entry will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer, the law journal of the American Bar Association's Section of State & Local Government Law. The Second Place paper will receive a prize of $400 and one Honorable Mention prize of $100 will also be awarded. 

June 15, 2018

ChapmanAlbin Law School Scholarship Essay Contest - The investment law firm of ChapmanAlbin provides a new or current law student with a $1,000 scholarship to be used towards tuition and/or expenses. Scholarship applicants write a 300-500 word essay. Application deadline is June 15.

June 30, 2018

Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition and Scholarship - Sponsored by The Foundation for Continuing Justice and the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates, the Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition and Scholarship awards more than $3,000 to five winners. The competition is intended to expand the awareness of consequences of criminal records and the laws that govern their retention, dissemination and expungement, as well as to research into the ways to improve related laws. Applicants choose from three essay topics and submit an essay between 2,000 and 5,000 words.

December 15, 2018

The Reeves Law Group ScholarshipThe Reeves Law Group is awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in their sixth annual Scholarship Essay Contest. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. 

December 31, 2018

The Expert Institute's Annual Legal Writing Scholarship - In recognition of the importance of online legal writing, The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses. 


The New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law Student Writing Competition - The Committee on Animals and the Law was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association's members and the public about non-human, animal related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system. Law students are invited to submit to the Committee on Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of Animal Law. Last year's deadline was July 14.


Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award - The International Association of Gaming Advisors will award prizes of $2,500 for each of the two best research papers written on a topic that either enhances the understanding of gaming law or recommends a beneficial change in gaming law. Last year's deadline was July 15.


The Fitch Law Firm 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest - The Fitch Law Firm is honored to offer a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $2,500.00 to one college student who wins The Fitch Law Firm 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest. All essays should be 1000-1500 words in length and pertain to the essay topic provided. Last year's deadline was December 15.