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The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-first annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible to receive the Award. This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000. The 2013 Award was presented to Marissa Doran of Yale University School of Law for her paper, Information Traps.

In order to be considered, four copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper. Only one paper may be submitted on behalf of any student and only one paper may be sponsored by any faculty member or legal professional. The submission must be postmarked no later than June 6, 2014. The student's package must contain a separate sheet containing the title of the paper; the name, physical address, telephone number, and email address of the student; and the name, title, physical address, and email address of the student's sponsor. There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. The Foundation will appoint a final judging panel consisting of a law school dean, a federal judge, and a law school professor. The Foundation will not return any material submitted to the Foundation. The 2014 recipient of the Brown Award will be notified by November 21, 2014, and listed with the other finalists at the website

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Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., 2nd annual Law School Scholarship Essay Contest

The link to all the scholarship information and rules are on this page:

There, you will be able to download the application form, and view all topics available to write about.

First prize is $2,500, second prize is $1,500, third prize is $500, and there will be five honorable mention prizes at $100 each

State Bar of Texas

Completed application must be returned either by: (1) mail to the State Bar of Texas Tax Section’s Scholarship Selection Committee, c/o Lisa M. Rossmiller, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, 1301 McKinney, Suite 5100, Houston, Texas 77010; or (2) email to Lisa M. Rossmiller at Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applications must be postmarked or time stamped by no later than June 1, 2014. The scholarships will be awarded at the State Bar Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas on June 27, 2014 (you need not be present to win).

Download the pdf application here

The Spouses of Houston Barristers

The Spouses of Houston Barristers, 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is once again seeking to provide financial assistance to 2nd & 3rd year ethnic minority law students, through awarding scholarships (up to $10,000/scholarship) for the 2014 fall semester. Last fall, they awarded another $20,000.00 in scholarships to deserving law students. Below is the link to the scholarship application page:

Feel free to contact Ms. Stacey Hanks, SHB Scholarship Committee Chair at if you have any questions.

The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation

The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation invites first and second year law students to apply for the DHLF Law Internship Program. Judges from Dallasarea civil and criminal courts will be participating.

Applicants must have completed first-year law school courses from an accredited law school, including civil procedure, legal research and legal writing courses.

Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum of a 4 week internship. The internships will commence no earlier than June 2, 2014 and must be completed no later than July 3, 2014.

Law Interns will receive a stipend of $2,000 for the 4 weeks.
Law Intern selection will be announced no later than April 18, 2014.

The following Application must be received on or before April 7, 2014:

  • Application Form
  • Resume
  • Law School Transcript
  • Short Personal Statement

Submit the attached materials in a single PDF labeled with your name to: Ms. Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira at

Incomplete applications or missing materials will not be considered.

Download the application in pdf format here

Intellectual Property Law Section State Bar of Texas 2014 Women and Minority Scholarship

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas will award two $5,000 scholarships, each to a woman and/or minority law student at this year’s State Bar IP Section Luncheon in June 2014. Any woman or member of a recognized minority group, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans who intends to practice IP law in the State of Texas, is eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in Texas at the time the application is submitted. Thus, persons who have been accepted to law school but have not yet started classes at the time the application is submitted are ineligible. However, persons who have graduated at the time the scholarship is awarded are eligible.

The purpose of this scholarship is to facilitate and encourage women and minorities to enter the practice of intellectual property law in Texas, and to become active members of the State Bar IP Section, by assisting these students with their financial needs. Selection criteria of the scholarships include: merit, scholastic performance, and financial need. Consideration is also given to extracurricular activities both inside and outside law school.

Interested students can obtain an application form online at Applications must be postmarked by no later than May 12, 2014.

  • Download the Application Here

The 2014 SLAGH Emerging Leader Award

The Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston

The Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston (SLAGH) recognizes that positive accomplishments of young LGBT leaders are vital to the success of the LGBT community as a whole. SLAGH is committed to supporting and cultivating emerging legal leaders. In order to promote the success of recent LGBT law school graduates and in response to a difficult financial climate, SLAGH created a monetary award program: The Emerging Leader Award. We encourage all eligible individuals to apply.

Eligibility Requirements
All December 2013 and May/Summer 2014 law school graduates from the University of Houston, South Texas College of Law and Texas Southern University are eligible to apply. Special attention will be paid to those applicants who are members of Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston. Membership to SLAGH is free to all students who are currently enrolled in a Houston area law school. Selection of award recipients will be based on both the financial need and the academic and extra-curricular achievements of the applicant.

Application Information
Once the submission period opens, each aspiring award recipient must submit a completed online application form, including 140-character responses, or tweets, to the first three questions and 150-word responses to the last two essay questions. A current resume and contact information for three references is also required to be submitted with your application. Candidates will receive a reply email when the application process has been completed and all documents have been received. SLAGH will announce the Award recipient at our annual meeting in April 2014 and present the monetary award at that time. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Instructions
After submitting the online application form described above, you will need to submit two documents to the e-mail address given below:

  1. a current resume; and
  2. a list of three references.

When submitting these items, please also include a very brief cover email or letter. Email Address:

Subject Line: Award Application.

Required Attachments: Current Resume and Contact Information for Three References (personal, academic or professional).

*** Please check back with us regarding the opening of the submission period for the 2014 Award or with any questions you might have. We can be reached at the e-mail address above.

Sutliff & Stout, PLLC: Technology for Texting and Driving Prevention

As personal injury lawyers who frequently represent victims of auto accident injuries, we see firsthand the devastating effects of texting and driving.

While there are hundreds, if not thousands of campaigns for texting and driving awareness, no one has come up with a way to definitively end the problem.

For this, the inaugural year of the annual Sutliff & Stout scholarship contest, we are asking students to come up with an idea and a prototype for technology that would prevent texting and driving altogether.

Applicants must be either high school seniors or college students who are either currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school, or will be entering a school for the upcoming semester.

Of the submissions that we receive, we will choose 3 winners:

  • First place = $1,000
  • Second place = $500
  • Third place = $250

Come up with an idea for technology which would effectively put an end to texting and driving. Then, create a prototype of that technology. This could be as simple as a cell phone lock-box, or as complex as a car which drains a cell phone’s battery. We would like to see how creative you can make your prototype. It does not necessarily need to work (clearly, that would be unfair of us to ask). We are interested in seeing how creative and inventive you can be.

Submissions will be Judged on:

  • Creativity
  • Potential effectiveness
  • Presentation

How to Apply:

  • Come up with an idea for technology that would end texting and driving
  • Create a prototype based on your idea
  • Upload at least 5 images of your prototype to Pinterest with a short description about your product. Name the board:
  • Technology for Texting and Driving Prevention
  • Send the link to your Pinterest board to info [at] sutliffstout [dot] com along with the following information:
  • Your full name
  • The name of the school you are or will be attending, along with proof of acceptance/enrollment
  • Your area of study

By submitting your application, you are giving Sutliff & Stout, PLLC the permission to use and display your images for marketing and promotional purposes.

Deadline: December 31st, 2014

A winner will be selected by January 31st, 2015

More information at:

National Scholarships


The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association is very pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Student Writing Competition. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2014

The Committee on Animals and the Law was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association’s members and the public about nonhuman, animal related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among law students in the area of animals and the law. This competition provides law students with an incentive and opportunity to learn more about this area of law.

Law students (which include J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D., and S.J.D. candidates) are invited to submit to the Committee on Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of Animal Law. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law. The winner will be chosen in accordance with the attached rules. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of achievement. The second place winner will receive $500 and a certificate of achievement.

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Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship Promotes

Public Interest Law
With a new scholarship, the Honolulu-based law firm of Davis Levin Livingston intends to support law students intending to pursue public interest law and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer.

“Advocate is a synonym for lawyer,” said Mark Davis, a partner in the firm. “And there is no role more admirable in the practice of law than that of a champion for those abused by the system or circumstance. This scholarship is our way of encouraging the next generation of enthusiastic advocates to join the battle.”

“It’s a fact that corporations and government agencies are willing to overlook injustices visited upon the public,” said Davis, “And it’s also a fact that a multi-million dollar settlement in a lawsuit can be, not only a remedy for an individual, but an incentive to change the status quo and recognize that malfeasance has consequences.”

Additional information is located at


  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States
  • Recipient is accepted, and will be attending their law school in the fall of the same year following the application
  • Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA


  • A completed
  • One to three (1-3) page typed essay
  • Recipient must have a stated intention of pursuing a legal career in public interest law.
  • An official and complete copy of undergraduate college transcripts
  • An acceptance letter from an accredited law school within the United States
  • Proof of legal residency in the U.S. (i.e., birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc.)


  • Davis Levin Livingston scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.
  • A check for $3,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s law school to cover these expenses.
  • Recipient is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.
  • Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship award recipient will be notified of the selection on or about August 1, 2014.


Completed applications must be submitted no later than July 1, 2014.

2014 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship and Application

The Michigan accident injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce its second annual 2014 Diversity Scholarship for law students. The personal injury law firm located in Southfield, Michigan represents victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice cases, nursing home neglect cases, dog bite injuries, and all other personal injury accident matters throughout the entire state. The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s continued commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.

The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethical or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The second annual award will be awarded in 2014.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2014

Download the application here

2013-2014 Carpey Law Legal Scholarship

One of Philadelphia’s leading personal injury attorney’s Stuart A. Carpey is offering a onetime $500 scholarship to one college/university student in the United States. Entry deadline is May 1, 2014.

The scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best essay on one of the topics noted below.

2014 Tannenwald Writing Competition


The Competition is open to law students, undergraduate (J.D.) or graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.), enrolled full or part-time in a U.S. law school during the 20 13-14 academic year; and other students enrolled during such academic year in a U.S. law school tax course as part of an MBA or Other non-law degree program. Submitted papers must focus primarily upon technical or policy oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system (including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters). For full details on this scholarship please view the link below:

  • Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.
  • Deadline for submitting papers: 9:00p.m. EDT, July 1, 2014.

For more information please contact:

Nancy Abramowitz, at (202) 274-4164 ( )

Download the pdf application here


2014 Law School Diversity Scholarship. 

The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.

The Law School Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The second annual award will be awarded in 2014. All information can be found by visiting 

If you have any further questions or comments regarding the Law School Diversity Scholarship please do not hesitate to call the office at 248-569-4646 or email at

Houtan Scholarship Fund

Description: The Houtan Scholarship Foundation seeks students from all origins, Iranian and non-Iranian, who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran's great culture, heritage, language and civilization.
Eligibility: Must have working knowledge of Farsi, interest in Iranian culture/heritage/literature, attending graduate school, academic success/significant improvement in academic success, financial need
Award: $2,500 per semester
Deadline: (Fall) June 1, (Spring) October 1
Contact: The Houtan Scholarship Foundation
300 Central Ave
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234
(609) 653-9317

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation

Description: The foundation is able to provide scholarships to Thetas in good standing for undergraduate and graduate education. Please refer to the website for an A to Z listing of scholarships and applications.
Eligibility: Women only, must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Scholarships are based on financial need, and be a KAT member in good standing.
Award: Varies by scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
8740 Founders Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268-1300
(317) 876-1870

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Description: The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family
Eligibility: New American, merit
Award: $20,000 (plus 50% of tuition)
Deadline: Varies

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
Deadline: Varies
Contact: Mark Dighton, Director of Law School Relations
(212) 8245841

Internation Scholarships


2014 International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest

The International Association of Defense Counsel invites you to participate in its 2014 Legal Writing Contest. The IADC is a professional association that has been serving an invitation-only membership of international corporate and insurance civil defense layers since 1920. Prize-winning articles and honorable mentions will be considered for publication in the defense counsel Journal, the IADC’s quarterly academic publication that reaches a broad legal audience from around the world.

First Prize

$2,000 and plaque

Second Prize

$1,000 and plaque

Third Prize

$500 and plaque

Honorable Mention



Deadlines for articles is Friday, May 16, 2014. Copies of contest rules, writing guidelines, and entry forms can be found on the IADC website at:



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