Friday, April 1, 2016

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

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

Bohemian Lawyers Association Scholarship
Description: The Bohemian Lawyers’ Association is the oldest ethnic Bar Association in Illinois. All persons of Czech, Moravian, Ruthenian, Silesian or Slovak ancestry enrolled in an accredited law school in the greater Chicagoland area are eligible for a Bohemian Lawyers’ Association of Chicago annual scholarship.
Requirements: Application, Essay.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: April 9, 2016
More Information: http://www.bohemianlawyers.org/

DISH® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition
Description: For the 2015 competition, submissions must address the following topic: Courts are increasingly expecting "transparency" and "cooperation" among counsel during the discovery phase in civil litigation although we still expect lawyers to be advocates who are bound by strict confidentiality parameters regarding the secrecy of client confidences and work product protected by privilege. Identify the issues that you see impacted by these competing policy interests and provide your analysis and suggestions on how lawyers should navigate the civil discovery process to address these concerns.
Requirements: The paper’s length must not exceed 5,000 total words
Award: $3,500 cash award.
Deadline: April 11, 2016
More Information: http://www.dishediscovery.com/main.html