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New Scholarship Available: Reiff & Bily Legal Scholarship

REIFF & BILY LEGAL SCHOLARSIHP

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolling or enrolled law school student.

See website for more information.

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New Scholarships Available

U.S. COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS BAR ASSOCIATION CAROLE BAILEY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolling or enrolled law school student with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a public service legal career.

An interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not necessary for an applicant to be selected.

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APPELMAN LAW FIRM CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolling or enrolled law school student with a criminal record (information to be held in confidence).

See website for more information.

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VISION ZERO AUTO ACCIDENT PREVENTION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an entering or enrolled law school student with a clean driving record.

See website for more information.

  • Deadline: 2014/07/31
  • Awards: $1,000 (one)
  • Contact: John Sheehan
  • Phone: (617) 973-1593
  • Email:
  • Website: http://www.attorneysheehan.com/scholarship/
  • Address: Law Office of John J. Sheehan, 44 School St, Suite 815, Boston, MA 02108
  • Last updated: 2014/04/17
  • Keywords: entering 1l vision zero auto accident john sheehan

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New Scholarships and Fellowships Available

DWYER WILLIAMS POTTER ATTORNEYS, LLP SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an entering first-year law student who received their undergraduate degree from a college in Oregon.

See website for more information.

  • Deadline: 2014/07/01
  • Awards: $1,000 (one)
  • Contact: Tim Williams
  • Phone: (541) 617-0555
  • Email: Tim@rdwyer.com
  • Website: http://www.roydwyer.com/scholarship/
  • Address: Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP, 1051 NW Bond Street, Suite 310, Bend, OR 97701
  • Last updated: 2014/04/14
  • Keywords: entering dwyer williams potter oregon

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SFLRLA & BALIF LGBT PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FELLOWSHIP

This fellowship, jointly awarded by San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA) and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), was established to fund summer employment for a law school student.

Priority is given to an applicant with at least one of the following objectives in her/his expected summer work:

(1) development/expansion of legal services for LGBT community, especially within the Latino community; (2) education of LGBT community about legal rights; and (3) mentoring to law students.

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SFLRLA PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FELLOWSHIP

This fellowship, awarded by San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA), was established to fund summer employment for a law school student.

Priority is given to an applicant with at least one of the following objectives in her/his expected summer work:

(1) development/expansion of legal services specializing in housing, education, employment, discrimination, immigration, and naturalization; (2) education of Latino community about legal rights; and (3) mentoring to law students.

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SFLRLA PUBLIC INTEREST BAR REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, awarded by San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA), was established to finance a bar review course for a current third-year law student.

Priority is given to an applicant with at least one of the following objectives in their post-graduation employment:

(1) development/expansion of legal services specializing in housing, education, employment, discrimination, immigration, and naturalization; (2) education of Latino community about legal rights; and (3) mentoring to law students.

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New Scholarship Available: Davis Levin Livingston Public Interest Law Scholarship

DAVIS LEVIN LIVINGSTON PUBLIC INTEREST LAW SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a current or recently admitted law school student who intends to practice public interest law.

  • Deadline: 2014/07/01
  • Awards: $3,000 (variable)
  • Contact: Lynn Agbalog
  • Phone: (808) 450-3004
  • Email: lynne@davislevin.com
  • Website: http://www.davislevin.com/scholarship/
  • Address: Lynne Agbalaog, Davis Levin Livingston, 851 Fort Street, Suite 400, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Last updated: 2014/04/03
  • Keywords: 1l 2l davis levin livingston public interest

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New Scholarships Available: ECBA Biunno Scholarship and Arnold & Porter Diversity Scholarship

ESSEX COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (ECBA) BIUNNO SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a law student with a disability who is a New Jersey resident. Preference is given to a student who seeks to pursue a career in the field of advocacy for persons with disabilities.

See application for more information.

  • Deadline: 2014/05/09
  • Awards: variable (variable)
  • Contact: Iraida Mendez
  • Phone: (973) 622-6207
  • Email: imendez@essexbar.com
  • Website: http://finaid.berkeleylawblogs.org/files/2014/03/ECBA-Biunno-Scholarship.pdf
  • Address: Essex County Bar Association, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Historic Courthouse Rm B-01, 470 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102
  • Last updated: 2014/03/21
  • Keywords: disabled 1l 2l essex county bar association ecba biunno

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ARNOLD & PORTER DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarships are awarded to first-year law students who contribute to the diversity of the student body, demonstrate strong academic achievement, and demonstrate interest in promoting diversity in the legal profession.

See website for more information.

  • Deadline: 2014/04/15
  • Awards: $10,000 (variable)
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
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  • Website: http://arnoldporter.webfactional.com/environment/scholarship.html
  • Address: Arnold & Porter LLP, 555 Twelfth Street NW, Washington, DC 20004-1206
  • Last updated: 2014/03/21
  • Keywords: african asian disabled female hispanic latino lgbt lesbian gay bisexual transgender native 1l arnold & porter diversity

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University Bar Study Loan Application Is Now Available

Students graduating in May 2014 may borrow a University Bar Study Loan for the amount of $4,200 from Berkeley Law. These loans are to cover bar exam costs and living expenses while preparing for the examination.  The Bar Study Loan is not available to students who are blocked or have a university account that is past due.

The application is available for download from the Financial Aid Forms webpage.

INSTRUCTIONS

Please return all completed documents in person to the Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office (2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 500, Berkeley, CA) no later than April 25, 2014.   The office hours are Monday—Friday from 9:00 AM—4:00 PM.  Applications received by mail will not be processed! Please refer to the application for more instructional details.

LOAN REPAYMENT

Repayment of Bar Study Loan begins January 1, 2015 with the first payment due on February 1, 2015.

Payments are due on the first of each month until the loan is repaid in full. The interest rate is 8 % and the interest will be calculated beginning January 1, 2015.  The borrower will have 30 months to repay the loan but there is no penalty for early repayment.  Bar Study loans are no longer eligible for repayment assistance through Berkeley Law’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program and cannot be consolidated into the Federal Direct Loan program. ACS will be the servicer for this loan.

Remember:  Each applicant is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all submitted information.

Good luck on the bar exam!

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New Scholarship Available: Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County Scholarship

WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to currently enrolled or incoming law school students with demonstrable connections to San Luis Obispo County.

See website for more information.

  • Deadline: 2014/07/01
  • Awards: up to $750 (variable)
  • Contact: Lisa Sperow
  • Phone: (805) 756-2920
  • Email: esperow@calpoly.edu
  • Website: http://www.wlaslo.org/scholarships
  • Address: Lisa Sperow, Women Lawyers Association, Scholarship Chair, PO Box 14508, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
  • Last updated: 2014/03/19
  • Keywords: ca california entering 1l 2l women lawyers association wla san luis obispo

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New Scholarships Available for AAJ Members

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE (AAJ) TRIAL ADVOCACY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded a second or third-year law student member of AAJ.

Successful applicant must demonstrate commitment to AAJ’s mission, among other criteria. See website for more information.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE (AAJ) LEESFIELD SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by Ira Leesfield and AAJ, this scholarship was established to award $2,500 to a law student for attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. This scholarship is awarded a first or second-year law student member of AAJ.

See website for more information.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE (AAJ) RICHARD D. HAILEY LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an incoming or current African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American, Native American, or Bi-Racial law student member of the AAJ.

Successful applicant must demonstrate commitment to AAJ’s mission, among other criteria. See website for more information.

  • Deadline: 2014/05/01
  • Awards: $1,000 (six)
  • Contact: Catherine Rodman
  • Phone: (800) 424-2725, ext. 8612
  • Email: education@justice.org
  • Website: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1739.htm
  • Address: American Association for Justice, 777 6th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001
  • Last updated: 2014/03/11
  • Keywords: african asian hispanic latino native entering 1l 2l aaj richard d. hailey

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AAJ WOMEN FOR JUSTICE EDUCATION FUND’S MIKE EIDSON SCHOLARSHIP

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 is awarded annually to a rising 3L female student with demonstrated commitment to a career in criminal defense advocacy and defending the principles of the Constitution. See website for more information.

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New Scholarship Available for Students from Central Valley: Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship

FRANK H. LANG MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Lang, Richert & Patch is offering a merit-based scholarship to an entering or 1L law student who graduated from a high school in the Central Valley of California.

Successful applicant must be a high school graduate from one of the following California counties: Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, or Calaveras.

  • Deadline: 2014/05/01
  • Awards: $1,000
  • Contact: Sydney A. Smith
  • Phone: (559) 228-6700
  • Email: sas@lrplaw.net
  • Website: http://www.lrplaw.net/careers/frank-h-lang-merit-scholarship/
  • Address: Lang, Richert & Patch, ATTN: Sydney A. Smith, PO Box 40012; Fresno, CA 93755-0012
  • Last updated: 2014/03/10
  • Keywords: ca california entering 1l central valley fresno san joaquin frank h. lang

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New Scholarship Available: Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship

JUSTICE PAULINE DAVIS HANSON SCHOLARSHIP

Candidates must be female law students who have successfully completed at least one year of law school and have not graduated. Preference will be given to current or former residents of California’s Fresno, Kings, Madera or Tulare counties.

Primary considerations are academic achievement and the breadth and depth of the applicant’s extracurricular and community activities. Financial need and demonstrated leadership capabilities are also taken into consideration.

Completed applications must be received by the F.C.W.L. Scholarship Committee on or before 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2014

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