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Legal Blog Post Writing Contest (ALL)
Date Added: 09/11/2014
The Expert Institute invites you to participate in their writing contest. To participate, submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation. Judging: The Expert Institute editorial staff, as well as a panel of practicing trial lawyers will judge the contest. Factors that will be considered during judgment include: clarity, style, and poise of writing, originality of topic, thoroughness of research and quality of analysis, and comprehensibility by lay and professional audiences. Online submission and additional information can be obtained at DEADLINE: December 31, 2014.

Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholarship
Date Added: 09/11/2014
Constangy, Brooks & Smith will grant a Diversity Scholars Award to a deserving second-year law student. The Firm initiated this program in 2005 in order to recognize the achievements of law students who have demonstrated their interest in diversity. Constangy, Brooks & Smith is a premier labor and employment law firm, representing management for companies nationwide since 1946. Selection criteria is based on academic achievement; commitment to diversity in the student’s community, school or work environment; and personal achievement in overcoming challenges to reach his or her goals. Applications are available in the Office of Financial Assistance. DEADLINE: December 12, 2014

Terry Eaton Attorney at Law Scholarship
Date Added: 09/22/2014
This diversity scholarship is a great opportunity for African American and Hispanic students from single-mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and who have a demonstrated ability for overcoming adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds. This one-time $500 scholarship is open to law school students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, a demonstrated financial need, a 1,000-word personal statement, a current unofficial transcript, and one Letter of Recommendation. Further details on eligibility criteria, application requirements, and the application process are available by visiting: DEADLINE: January 5, 2015.

Date Added: 11/14/2014
As a memorial to the late Presiding Justice Hollis G. Best, his friends have established a scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by law students. The Best Scholarship is an annual award presented this year in the amount of $1,000, during the Spring 2015 semester. More than one scholarship may be awarded. Each candidate must be a law student who has successfully completed at least one year of law school. Strong preference will be given to current residents of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare or Tuolumne Counties. Primary considerations are academic achievement, extracurricular and community activities; financial need and demonstrated leadership capabilities are also taken into consideration. Applications are available in the Office of Financial Assistance. For additional information, please contact Margo Feldkamp at (559) 445-5625, or **DEADLINE: Received by January 16, 2015**

Legal Marketing Strategy Scholarship
Date Added: 11/14/2014
A new writing competition to challenge law students to think differently – what is your great law firm marketing idea? Recipient will be awarded on August 1, 2015 and a check for $1,000 will be mailed directly to the recipient’s law school for the 2015-2016 academic year. Additional information and online application can be found at: ****DEADLINE: July 31, 2015****

Ladah Law Firm Injury Scholarship
Date Added: 11/21/2014
Ladah Law Firm is pleased to announce the Injury Scholarship for the 2015 school year. This scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000 and will be presented in the fall 2015 semester, based on merit (minimum of 3.0 GPA) and need. Additional information, essay topics and online application are available at: DEADLINE: May 31, 2015

The Excel Builders Scholarship
Date Added: 11/07/2014
Excel Builders, a custom homes and remodeling agency, is proud to announce their first-ever scholarship for the 2015 year in the amount of $1,000. This is not your typical law-school writing contest, but rather a unique, and fun, way of helping Excel Builders understand how the nation’s students would have a Home of the Future. Essay topics are on luxury, sustainability and novelty. Additional information and online application available at: DEADLINE: December 30, 2014.

The Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Fund
Date Added: 11/07/2014
The Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Fund is a need-based program providing scholarships to Jewish permanent residents of Los Angeles County. Additional information and online applications can be found at the JVS website, beginning January 15, 2015. DEADLINE: March 31, 2015.

Bankruptcy Law Center Scholarship
Date Added: 11/07/2014
The Bankruptcy Law Center of San Diego is offering a $500 scholarship to the winner of their essay contest. The topic of the 750-word essay is on the student loan crisis; more specifically, do you believe amending the bankruptcy code to allow for discharge of student loans would alleviate the problem? Of not, what alternative solutions do you recommend? Online application available at: DEADLINE: June 15, 2015