Friday, March 25, 2016

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines - Big Update

March

Gerrymander Standard Writing Competition
Description: The Supreme Court has long suggested there is a limit for what is acceptable partisan gerrymandering, but like obscenity so far the line is undefined and left to the courts to know it when they see it. The court has said that it is willing to hear constitutional challenges to partisan gerrymandering, but existing legal theories have been insufficient to empower citizens and advocates with the tools they need to overturn gerrymanders in court. We invite legal and social science practitioners, scholars and students to submit papers proposing a new definition of partisan gerrymandering or further developing an existing standard and pairing that definition with an effective legal theory to challenge unfair redistricting plans in court.
Requirements: Application, Transcripts, Resume, Personal Statement, Letters of recommendation, FAFSA form.
Award: First Place - $5,000; Second Place - $3,000; Third Place - $2,000
Deadline: March 27, 2016
More Information: http://goo.gl/6wluAk

Boone County Bar Association Scholarship
Description: The Boone County Bar Association awards scholarship(s) up to $1,000 each school year to student(s) that are accepted or currently attending American bar Association accredited law schools. The Applicant must either be a current Boone County resident or a resident of Boone County at the time of his or her high school graduation.
Requirements: Email achapman1@niu.edu for the application
Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2016
More Information: Must mail in application

StraightForward Media’s Law School Scholarship
Description: The StraightForward Media Law School Scholarship Program awards four scholarships a year (one every three months) exclusively to law students to help the lawyers of tomorrow complete schooling.
Requirements: Application, Essay.
Award: $500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
More Information: http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/scholarship/law-school/

IABA Scholarship (Iranian-American Bar Association)
Description: The IABA Foundation grants one or more scholarships each year to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Iranian-American community. Applicants must be of Iranian heritage and full-time students at an accredited law school in the United States.
Requirements: Please submit the following materials to scholarship@iabafoundation.org: 1) a resume detailing your education and work and community experience; 2) official law school and college transcripts; 3) a brief statement articulating why you chose to attend law school, why you would like to become an attorney, and how you will make a difference as an attorney on issue of concern and interest to the Iranian-American community; and 4) the application (found on the website).
Award: $500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
More Information: http://www.iabafoundation.org/scholarship/#%EF%BF%BD

April

Animal Legal Defense Fund Program Clerkship
Description: The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will complete legal research, work with ALDF’s litigation department in developing new cases, and learn how to prepare pleadings in cases currently handled by ALDF. The successful applicant must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law. The primary focus of this clerkship is on civil animal law issues, but there will be exposure to criminal anti-cruelty cases as well.
Requirements: See website for application details.
Award: This is an unpaid clerkship. There is a monthly stipend of $1,000 (the total stipend per semester is $3,000.) This is to assist you in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses.
Deadline: April 1, 2016
More Information: http://goo.gl/n76zG7

Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship
Description: The Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship is open to all students who are planning a career in Illinois Government at the local, state, or federal level. Applicants a job or internship in Illinois, paid or unpaid, in the public sector.
Requirements: Resume, names and addresses of the organizations to which you are applying for government employment, letters of recommendation.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: April 1, 2016
More Information: See admissions office for application information.

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship
Description: The George A. Strait Minority Scholarship is awarded to college graduates with law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines and are degree candidates in accredited library or law schools and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Candidates may apply for more than one scholarship where appropriate.
Requirements: Application, Personal Statement, Transcripts, Two letters of recommendation, Financial Aid information.
Award: Varies
Deadline: April 1, 2016
More Information: http://goo.gl/oxACKO

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Description: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level and who are active in the progressive movement.
Requirements: Application, Personal Statement, Transcripts, Three letters of recommendation, Resume, Financial Aid information.
Award: Varies but maximum grant is $10,000
Deadline: April 1, 2016
More Information: http://www.davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/

Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition
Description: ELI and NAELS invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. This annual writing competition is made possible through the generous support of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., one of the premier environmental law firms in the nation.
Requirements: Application, Personal Statement, Transcripts, Three letters of recommendation, Resume, Financial Aid information.
Award: $2000 cash, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI.
Deadline: April 4, 2016
More Information: http://goo.gl/0XdX3j

DuPage County Bar Foundation Scholarships
Description: The DCBF promotes the study of law via the Ambassador Scholarship and the William J. Bauer Scholarship. The DCBF Board awards these scholarships annually to one or more incoming second-year law students from DuPage County. In addition to existing awards, DCBF recently added an additional $2,000 award sponsored by the law firm Woodruff Johnson & Palermo.
Requirements: Application, Transcript, Resume, Financial Aid Notice, Personal Statement, Tax Form.
Award: Varies (Multiple Scholarships Available)
Deadline: April 4, 2016
More Information: http://goo.gl/Dmmlx3