External Scholarships

UCLA School of Law receives notices and information about various scholarships, fellowships and writing competitions sponsored by other law schools, universities, foundations, alumni associations, bar associations, etc. The Financial Aid Office will post such notices on this page as received.

Deadline: November 12, 2014
MARK T. BANNER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.  The recipient of the scholarship receives $5,000, to be applied to their legal education.  This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2015.
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Deadline: December 1, 2014
FISHER & TALWAR LEGAL INSPIRATION SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship is available to students pursuing a career in law. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on the topic, "Who or what is your inspiration for pursuing a career in law?"
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Deadline: December 12, 2014
CONSTANGY, BROOKS & SMITH DIVERSITY SCHOLARS AWARD
Constangy, Brooks & Smith initiated its Diversity Scholars Awards program to recognize the achievements of law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals. One student will receive a $2,500 scholarship. To be eligible, you must be a second-year student enrolled in an accredited law school.
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Deadline: December 15, 2014
FARZAD FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP
As strong advocates for higher learning, Farzad Family Law is proud to give back to aspiring lawyers through the Farzad Family Law Scholarship. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit. To apply, you will need to submit an essay on the question, “Should the right to marry for same-sex couples become a federal constitutional right by amendment to the United States Constitution or remain a State issue?”
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Deadline: December 31, 2014
THE PEARCE LAW FIRM - EMPOWERING WOMEN IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law. This award will be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000.00 & will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2015)
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Deadline: January 1, 2015
AVVO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This year marks the first annual Avvo Scholars Circle and Scholarship Program. Avvo has created this program to help inspire future generations of lawyers to innovate and impact change in the industry and our local communities. JD Law Students will have the opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship and be admitted to the newly-created Avvo Scholars Circle, Class of 2015.  In addition to being named to the Scholars Circle, one student will be selected for a 10-15 min speaking slot at Lawyernomics on the topic of their essay submission.
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Deadline: January 5, 2015
DONALD W. BANNER DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS
This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Recipients of the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship will receive $5,000 payable
for the Fall semester of their second or third year of law school.
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Deadline: February 6, 2015
The competition is open to all types of lawyers and law students. Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students all are encouraged to take part. The author of the winning paper in each category (lawyer and law student) will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the Summer 2015 ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS.
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Deadline: April 1, 2015
THE BEVERLY HILLS BAR FOUNDATION 6TH ANNUAL RULE OF LAW COMPETITION
The Beverly Hills Bar Foundation announces the 6th Annual Rule of Law Competition to promote appreciation and understanding of the rule of law. Entries are due no later than April 1, 2015. Prizes will be awarded at the 61st Annual Beverly Hills Bar Association Supreme Court Luncheon in June 2015. Grand Prize is $2,500.00,with two Honorable Award prizes of $500.00 each.
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Deadline: April 30, 2015
THE WALLIN & KLARICH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to all college seniors in California who will be attending an accredited California law school in the fall of 2015 and are interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice. To apply for this scholarship, the student must write a single 700-1000 word essay.  The applicant who is selected to receive the scholarship will be announced no later than June 30, 2015, and a $3,000 check will be issued to his or her prospective law school which must be applied toward law school tuition, books and/or other course required materials.
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Deadline: August 31, 2015
YANEZ & ASSOCIATES FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The essay contest is open to all current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission. There will be two winners. First place: $2,000.00 and second place: $1,000.00. The goal of the scholarship is to motivate students to pursue a career in family law. For details on how to submit your essay, please visit our website for details, terms and conditions.
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