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Houston Bar Association Litigation Section
Criteria:1. Must be a 2L or 3L student at the time of application for the scholarship.
2. Must have a strong interest in a career in litigation.
3. Must have a record of academic merit both overall and in relevant coursework.
4. Must have participated in mock trial or moot court competitions.
5. Prior or current employment in a litigation-oriented position is desirable.
6. Financial need.
7. Must be available to attend a luncheon of the HBA Litigation Section on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
AWARD YEAR: 2015-2016 Academic Year
AWARD DETAILS: 2 scholarships of $3,500 each, to be applied towards spring 2016 tuition.
Applicants must provide the following:1. Completed application for the HBA Litigation Section Scholarship
3. Transcript (official not required—can print from STANLEY)
4. Financial Aid award letter for 2015-2016
Submit all required documentation to the Financial Aid Office.
DEADLINE: by 5:00pm on April 27, 2016DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
Tyler Flood Criminal Defense Scholarship
Tyler Flood is a 2001 graduate ofHouston College of Lawand is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice is located in Houston Texas and is dedicated exclusively to Intoxication related offenses. He is pleased to offer $1000 to provide financial assistance to a third year law student who intends on entering the practice area of Criminal Defense.
Applicants will submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on an area of interest to the applicant in Criminal Law, specifically Criminal Defense. The essay should also emphasize why the applicant deserves the award. Longer or shorter submissions are acceptable. Applicants are welcome to submit video essays.
Suggested Topics may include:
Award announced by:
For more information about Tyler Flood & Associates, please visit www.tylerflood.com. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The essay must be original content that has not been previously published.
Submissions should be mailed to:
Fleming Law Scholarship
Former Elected Harris County Attorney Michael Fleming and his firm have been helping people in the Houston area recover damages from personal injury and other legal matters for over 28 years. He is Board Certified as a specialist in personal injury with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His firm, Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. is pleased to offer a $1,000 annual scholarship to provide financial assistance to law students preparing to enter law school for the first time.
Applicants will submit an essay of approximately 500 words on an area of personal injury or civil litigation law with an emphasis on why they deserve the award. Longer or shorter submissions are acceptable. Applicants are welcome to submit video essays.
Deadline: July 1, 2016
For more information regarding the scholarship please visit:
1st Annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition
The foundation for continuing Justice and the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates are pleased to announce the 1st Annual criminal record Policy Essay Competition and scholarship for law students. This inaugural competition will award seven cash prizes. The completion is intended to expand the awareness of the consequences of criminal records and the laws that govern their retention, dissemination and expungement, as well as to encourage research into the ways to improve related laws.
Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2016
Eligibility, Requirements and Details:
Scholarship Application Attached for Immediate Distribution to
The Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas annually awards up to three $2,000 scholarships to students demonstrating academic excellence and commitment to the study and practice of tax law. Any student who is enrolled in an ABA accredited law school at the time the application is submitted and who intends to practice tax law in Texas is eligible to apply. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with their financial needs, facilitate and encourage students to enter the practice of tax law in Texas, and become active members of the State Bar Tax Section. Selection criteria of the scholarships include: merit, scholastic performance, financial need, and demonstrated experience and interest in the field of tax law. Consideration is also given to extracurricular activities both inside and outside law school, including but not limited to legal externships or internships with state or federal taxing authorities such as the Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, or Texas-based legal aid societies and clinics.
Applications must be postmarked or received by April 8, 2016. The scholarships will be awarded at the State Bar Annual Meeting in June 2016. Winners need not be present to accept the award.
Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
Application Requirements – Application Deadline: May 1, 2016
The Michigan Auto Law Scholarship Program is a competitive process. Applicants must submit the following items:
The winner of the 2016 scholarship will be announced in July of 2016
For more info and application for scholarship, please visit:
2016 Legal Scholarship Offered by Criminal Defense Attorneys Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law
Scholarship Value: $1,000
For more information, please visit www.mosesandrooth.com/2016-legal-scholarship
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2015-2016 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States.
Entries should address aspects of pubic or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, as statute or the need for statutory modification or a common law doctrine. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country.
1st Place: $3,000
Deadline: by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2016
The first place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author will be a guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Howard C Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Subject Matter of Essays:
The subject may be any aspect of family law. The primary focus of each essay should be an issue of law, although some interdisciplinary material may be useful in addressing a legal issue. Family law includes dissolution of marriage and other intimate relationships, relationships of persons of the same sex, parentage, custody, child support, division of property, alimony (maintenance), attorney's fees, adoption, dependency, termination of parental rights, rights pertaining to procreation, and alternative dispute resolution of Family Law issues. Family Law generally does not include Juvenile Justice, Probate, Labor, Immigration Law, and sociology topics unless those topics are related to more traditional Family Law subjects. Since winning entries may be published in Family Law Quarterly, entrants are encouraged to write on subjects of national interest. Essays on such subjects usually include citations to the law of several jurisdictions. However, if the law in one state reflects a significant development or trend, that too could be an appropriate subject for an entry.
Eligibility of Contestants:
Second or third-year full-time students; Second through fourth-year part-time students; or First-year students enrolled in schools where the subject of family law is part of the first-year curriculum; Citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S
First Place: $1,500.00
Deadline: April 29, 2016
More information, including the downloadable entry form can be found on:
The 2016 Tannenwald Writing Competition
Sponsored by the Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel
Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules (viewable at http://www.tannenwald.org).
Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.
Deadline for submitting papers: 9:00 p.m. EDT, July 1, 2016.
Mail papers to: Tannenwald Foundation, 700 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3980, Attn: Sandie Kiedrowski.
Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship
Scholarship eligibility and application requirements:
The Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship is open to individuals who are currently attending or are planning on attending an accredited United States college or university during the fall 2016 semester.
This scholarship is only available for students attending domestic US based colleges.
In order to participate in the essay contests, applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the question posed below as an attachment to email@example.com. In addition, applicants must provide the following information:
Upon receipt of their materials, our attorneys will review the submissions and determine a winner based on the quality of the response and the applicant’s demonstrated potential for academic success.
Please submit your essays by 8/24/16 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be notified by email on or around 9/01/2016.
If you can answer this question in 500 words, you may receive a $2,500 college scholarship! Your Essay Question:
Courts in the United States have little power to change the terms of a valid will, even if some of its terms seem unfair to people who would normally expect to inherit assets. Do you think that it should be legal to disinherit your spouse or children, and should courts be able to change the terms of a will that they decide is unfair? Why or why not?
Houtan Scholarship Fund
Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Practicing Law Institute Bar Review Program Tuition Scholarships
Description: PLI awards scholarships covering the full or partial tuition cost for attending its seminars. Law students generally receive full scholarships to most programs, except for a $25 application fee (below). Faculty usually receives 75% scholarships to most programs. Scholarships are also available to legal aid and government attorneys, judges, judicial clerks, and employees of nonprofit organizations.
Eligibility: Attend bar review course
Award: Seminar tuition
Contact: Mark Dighton, Director of Law School Relations
The Reeves Law Group Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Worthy deeds that you have already performed will be considered. Award: Eligibility: Deadline:
This scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Worthy deeds that you have already performed will be considered.