Scholarships and Awards

The UofL School of Law annually commits more than $900,000 to financial aid in the form of recruiting, academic, research, need-based and activity scholarships or awards. Many of these have been funded through the generosity of law firms, corporations, alumni and other friends of the law school.

 

Each accepted applicant is automatically considered for scholarships and awards, and no separate application is required. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit of the applicant. To ensure consideration for all scholarships, candidates should take the LSAT as early as possible and submit their admissions application by the April 15 deadline.

 

We also make every effort to annouce scholarships from outside agencies which may be of interest to our students. These scholarships have their own applications, procedures, criteria, and deadline. 

 

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

 

Law Students

International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest

Amount: Varies

Deadline: May

Eligibility: For students who, at the time of submission of their entries, are enrolled as J.D. candidates in accredited law schools. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense, or management of the defense of civil litigation. 

Website: http://www.iadclaw.org/publications-news/publications/legal-writing-cont...

 

Dwyer Williams Potter Firm Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July

Eligibiltiy: For students anticipating attending law school in the fall of 2014, who have graduated from an Oregon University and can demonstrate high academic achievement.

Website: http://www.roydwyer.com/scholarship/

 

Davis Levin Livingston Law Firm Scholarship

Amount: $3000

Deadline: July

Eligibility: For a student who intends to practice public interest law. The recipient must be a current law school student, or has been accepted to attend law school this fall. Essay required. 

Website: http://www.davislevin.com/scholarship/ 

 

The Brett Murphy Future Leaders Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: July

Eligibility: For a full-time law student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited law school and has an interest in personal injury law. Entrants must submit a 500-word essay on how personal injury law positively affects social change.

Website: http://www.washingtoninjury.com/library/future-leaders-scholarship

 

The Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July

Eligibility: For a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education and demonstrate high academic achievement. Entrants must submit a 500 word essay on how he or she intends to impact his or her community through the law.

Website: http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/pages/legal-leaders-scholarship/

 

Brett Murphy Law Firm Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: August

Eligibility: Brett Murphy Law Firm is offering an annual scholarship, called The Future Leaders Scholarship 2014, for law students who are working towards a Juris Doctor Degree and who have an interest in personal injury law.  

Wesbite: http://www.washingtoninjury.com/library/future-leaders-scholarship 

 

The John M. Langston Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: October

Eligibility: For a current law student attending (or planning to attend) an accredited law school within the U.S. and can demonstrate high academic achievement. Essay is required.

Website: http://www.1888goodwin.com/innovation-scholarship/

 

Farzad Family Law Firm Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: December

Eligibility: For all pre-law and law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program in pre-law at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending a state accredited law school.

Website: http://farzadlaw.com/farzad-family-law-scholarship/

 

Diversity

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Amount: $15,000

Deadline: March 

Eligibilty: The ABA is offering 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school for the 2014-2015 academic year. This Scholarship Fund is intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to these students.

Website: http://www.ambar.org/DiversityScholarship