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New Scholarships Available: Empowering Women in Law Scholarship and Mark T. Banner Scholarship

THE PEARCE LAW FIRM – EMPOWERING WOMEN IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolled female law school student with demonstrated leandership abilities and financial need.

  • Deadline: 2014/12/31
  • Awards: $2,000 (one)
  • Contact: communitypearcelaw@gmail.com
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • Website: http://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship
  • Address:
  • Last updated: 2014/10/01
  • Keywords: female 1l 2l 3l graduate pearce law firm women

THE RICHARD LINN AMERICAN INN OF COURT – MARK T. BANNER SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolled law school student with demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law.

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New Scholarship Available: Naqvi Law Scholarship

NAQVI LAW SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded a student with a demonstrated academic achievement.

  • Deadline: 2015/03/31
  • Awards: $2,000 (one)
  • Contact: Farhan Naqvi
  • Phone: (702) 553-1000
  • Email:
  • Website: http://naqvilaw.com/scholarship-application/
  • Address: Harhan Naqvi, 9500 W Flamingo Road #104, Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
  • Last updated: 2014/09/18
  • Keywords: 1l 2l 3l graduate naqvi
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New Scholarship Available: Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship

PRICE BENOWITZ SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolled law school student with a demonstrated interest in furthering a social justice agenda through prior educational, professional, and volunteer work experiences.

  • Deadline: 2014/12/15
  • Awards: $1,000 (one)
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email: hr@pricebenowitz.com
  • Website: http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/opportunities/
  • Address: Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship, ATTN: Firm Administrator, 409 7th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20004
  • Last updated: 2014/09/17
  • Keywords: public interest 1l 2l 3l graduate price benowitz social justice
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New Scholarships Available: 2014 SoftwareProviders.com Scholarship and Avvo JD Law Student Scholarship

2014 SOFTWAREPROVIDERS.COM SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student based on a written essay.

See website for more details.

AVVO JD LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The first annual Avvo Scholars Circle and Scholarship Program will be selecting ten law school students for the newly-created Avvo Scholars Circle. These students will have their scholarship essays published on Avvo’s Lawyernomics blog.

In addition, two students will receive a paid trip to attend Lawyernomics in Las Vegas in May 2015. One student will receive a $10,000 scholarship award as well as a speaker role at the Lawyernomics.

See website for more details.

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New Scholarship Available: Terry Eaton Attorney at Law Scholarship

TERRY EATON ATTORNEY AT LAW SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to African American and Hispanic students from single-mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and who have demonstrated ability to overcoming adversity and challeges related to their backgrounds.

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Budget Appeal Forms Now Available for 2014-15

Budget Appeal Forms, including an addendum for state bar exam fees, are now available on our Forms page and should be submitted to the Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office.  Submit the completed forms via email to financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu or via fax to (510) 666-3577.

Boalt students whose financial aid budgets do not reflect their actual costs may submit a budget appeal to increase costs for additional loan eligibility.

Please allow at least two weeks for processing.  If the appeal requires review by the Graduate Appeals Committee, processing time will be longer.

EXPLANATIONS AND TIPS FOR YOUR APPEAL

Transportation:
 If you drive and you are requesting an additional transportation allowance, you must explain the necessity for using private rather than public transportation.

Housing:
 Your name must be on the lease/rental agreement and on all utility bills. If the housing documentation indicates occupancy by more than one person, the total housing cost will be divided by the number indicated.

Medical:
 If you are requesting additional aid to pay medical expenses incurred prior to the
beginning of the current academic year, you must provide a current statement indicating the amount still outstanding.

Computer Purchase: The computer must be purchased during the enrollment period for which you are requesting the budget adjustment. You may only request a budget adjustment for a computer purchase once every three academic years.

Inadequately documented expenses will not be considered.

The following expenses are not allowable for funding with need-based financial aid:

  • Credit card payments
  • Job interview expenses
  • Bar review expenses
  • Educational loan repayment
  • Purchase/maintenance of a motor vehicles
  • Additional allowance for food
  • Discretionary (optional) medical or dental procedures

Requests for add-ons which exceed the maximum allowance will be referred to the Graduate Appeals Committee.

Appeals are scanned into our imaging system. In order to avoid readability problems we request that you use black ink only; do not use finepoint pen, or highlighter.  Submit all documentation on white 8 ½” x 11″ paper.

Questions?  Send us an email at financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu.

Best of luck!

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New Scholarship Available: Ellis Injury Law Diversity Scholarship Award

ELLIS INJURY LAW DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

This scholarship is awarded to law school students who are either members of ethnic/racial minority groups or have demonstrated commitment to diversity issues.

  • Deadline: 2014/12/31
  • Awards: $1,000 (three)
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 1-888-843-4597
  • Email: scholarships@alelaw.com
  • Website: http://ellisinjurylaw.com/scholarships/
  • Address: Ellis Law, 883 N Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245
  • Last updated: 2014/09/15
  • Keywords: african asian hispanic latino jewish native public interest entering 1l 2l 3l graduate ellis law diversity
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New Office Location!

Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office is happy to announce its new on-campus location starting Wednesday, October 1, 2014!

New Address:
Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office
396 Simon Hall
Berkeley, CA  94720-7200

Hours:
Mon – Thurs (Closed Fri)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Please be aware that there will be no office hours available from September 22 to September 30 as the move goes underway. However, please feel free to email financial-aid@law.berkeley.edu with any urgent questions.

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New Scholarship Available: Lamber Goodnow Injury Law Team – Law School Scholarship

LAMBER GOODNOW INJURY LAW TEAM – LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time law school student.

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New Scholarship Available: Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP – Diversity Scholars Award

CONSTANGY, BROOKS & SMITH, LLP – DIVERSITY SCHOLARS AWARD

This scholarship is awarded to an enrolled second-year law school student with a demonstrated commitment to diversity in the community.

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