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New Scholarships Available: Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies and Wiley W. Manuel Sacramento County Scholarship

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION – MICHAEL WEINER SCHOLARSHIP FOR LABOR STUDIES

This scholarship is available to law students with demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the labor movement and on behalf of workers’ rights.

Applicant must have expected graduation dates that is no earlier than December 2016.

FRIENDS OF THE WILEY W. MANUEL BAR ASSOCIATION OF SACRAMENTO COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to law students with demonstrated strong ties to the Sacramento African-American community and interest in practicing law in the Sacramento area.

Applicants must have an expected graduation date that is no later than June 2017.

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Fees and Cost of Attendance for 2015-2016 Academic Year

The Cost of Attendance (COA) or budget for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment. The Higher Education Act of 1965 specifies that a student’s COA includes tuition and fees normally assessed for a student carrying the same academic workload and an allowance for living expenses, such as room and board, books and supplies, personal, and transportation costs. The law also provides limited allowances for loan fees, dependent-care costs, and expenses for disabled students. The following tables show the average expenses for a nine-month academic year based on 2015-2016 fee levels. Students should take into account their own spending and the possibility of unforeseen expenses.

More information can be found in the Fees & Cost of Attendance page.

J.D. Program Expenses
for CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Fall
2015
Spring
2016
Academic Year
2015-2016
Tuition and Fees (Total) $24,312.25 $24,312.25 $48,624.50
Living Expenses (Total) $12,162.00 $12,162.00 $24,324.00
Books & Supplies   $748.00   $748.00 $1,496.00
Health Insurance Fees*  $1,877.00  $1,877.00 $3,754.00
Total CA Resident Student Budget** $39,099.25 $39,099.25 $78,198.50
J.D. Program Expenses
for NON-RESIDENTS
Fall
2015
Spring
2016
Academic Year
2015-2016
Tuition and Fees (Total) $26,287.75 $26,287.75 $52,575.50
Living Expenses (Total) $12,162.00 $12,162.00 $24,324.00
Books & Supplies   $748.00   $748.00 $1,496.00
Health Insurance Fees*  $1,877.00  $1,877.00 $3,754.00
Total Non-Resident Student Budget** $41,074.75 $41,074.75 $82,149.50

*If you have comparable insurance, you may waive enrollment. Go to the University Health Services website for more information.

**New law students are also assessed a $27 Document Management Fee.

All fees are subject to change.

The estimated tuition and fees are contingent upon projections of competitors’ fees. Since 2007, Berkeley Law has limited its fee increases so that its resident fees will not exceed its policy benchmark of market rate.

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New Scholarship Available: Latham & Watkins – 2L Diversity Scholarship Program

Latham & Watkins – 2L Diversity Scholars Program

This scholarship is available to enrolled law students entering their second year of JD program in fall 2015. Successful applicants must demonstrate interest in practicing law at Latham and their commitment to diversity.

In addition to the award, recipients will be offered a summer associate position at Latham in summer 2016.

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New Scholarships Available

STEINGER, ISCOE & GREENE – LAW SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILD ADVOCATES

This scholarship is available for law student who is passionate about protecting children’s rights.

  • Deadline: 2015/07/31
  • Awards: $1,000 (one)
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  • Address: http://www.injurylawyers.com/child-advocate-scholarship/
  • Last updated: 2015/06/25
  • Keywords: entering 1l 2l steinger iscoe greene child advocacy

 

 

STEINGER, ISCOE & GREENE – LATIN HERITAGE LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for a law student of Hispanic descent.

 

 

KATZ & PHILLIPS, PA – BEATING HEART DISEASE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for a student who have either personall faced heart disease or have seen loved ones deal with the illness.

 

 

KATZ & PHILLIPS, PA – ASHLEY ROSE HONORARY DIABETES LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

This scholarship is available for law student with type 1 diabetes.

 

 

KATZ & PHILLIPS, PA – SINGLE-PARENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for a single parent law student.

 

 

THE TIX TEAM LAW SCHOLARSHIP FOR VETERANS

This scholarship is available for a law student who is active military or retired from military service.

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New Scholarship Available: Insler & Hermann, LLP – Disabled Law Student Scholarship

INSLER & HERMANN, LLP – DISABLED LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for a disabled law student.

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New Scholarship Available: Luvera Law Firm Scholarship

LUVERA LAW FIRM – ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for an entering or continuing law student with a demonstrated interest in the civil justice system and personal injury law.

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LOEWY LAW FIRM – PASSION FOR CIVIL RIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for an entering or continuing law student with a demonstrated interest in civil rights, social justice, and equality.

 

FRESNO COUNTY YOUNG LAWYERS ASSOCIATION – GEORGE HOPPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for a second or third year law student.

Successful applicant must demonstrate a connection to the San Joaquin Valley as well as a desire to practice law in Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings or Tulare counties.

In addition, applicant must be able to attend the annual Fresno County Young Lawyer Hopper Luncheon on September 25, 2015 in Fresno, California.

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION – JOHN LEWIS KING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a second or third year law student with a demonstrated connection to San Bernardino County.

 

LAW OFFICES OF KENNETH P. CARP – KENNETH P. CARP COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST

This scholarship is available for a entering or continuing college/university student. See website for more details.

  • Deadline: 2015/12/15
  • Awards: $1,000 (one)
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  • Website: http://www.kcarplaw.com/scholarship/
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  • Last updated: 2015/06/04
  • Keywords: entering 1l 2l kenneth carp

 

LAW OFFICE OF JULIE JOHNSON – JULIE JOHNSON LAW SCHOLARSHIP VIDEO ESSAY CONTEST

This scholarship is available for a female law student entering or continuing law school in fall of 2015. See website for more details.

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New Scholarship Available: Latina Lawyers Bar Association Scholarship

LATINA LAWYERS BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to currently enrolled California law school students or current applicants for the California State Bar with a preference for Latina law students/applicants.

Successful applicants must also demonstrate commitment to community service, the Latina community, potential for success, and financial need.

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Application for Continuing Student Scholarships Is Now Available

The online application for Berkeley Law Scholarships for Continuing Students for the 2015-2016 academic year is now available on our Forms page.  We encourage you to apply for scholarships that match your academic and career interests. This year we are offering over $150,000 in scholarships with individual awards of up to $19,000.  Click here to submit your application.

Eligibility Requirements

You must be a currently enrolled Berkeley Law JD student becoming a 2L or 3L in the 2015-2016 academic year. Transfer applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year are ineligible for consideration.

Please submit only once and be sure to include all required documents.  The deadline to submit your application and supporting documents is May 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM PST.

Good luck!

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New Scholarships Available: Filipino Bar Assoc of Northern CA Foundation Legal Scholarships

FILIPINO BAR ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOUNDATION LEGAL SCHOLARSHIPS

This scholarship is available for enrolling or enrolled law school students who demonstrate strong academic achievement and interest in serving the Filipino-American community.

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