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 Student Affairs Office will post such notices on this page as received.

Deadline: April 10, 2014
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers the George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy. Three scholarships of $5,000 each are available each year for full-time graduate students with a moderately-severe to profound hearing loss who use listening and spoken language and who are attending an accredited law school or a masters or doctoral program in public policy or public administration at an accredited university or college.
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Deadline: April 25, 2014
SMITH-DOHENY LEGAL ETHICS WRITING COMPETITION
This is an annual writing competition on the topic of legal ethics. All students with interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate. This competition is open to all law students at U.S. and Canadian law schools. Entries must be original, unpublished work, must not exceed 50 pages, and must be on 8.5x11 paper, double space, and standard font. A prize of $2500 will be awarded for one winning entry. Please include a cover letter with contact information and name of current law school.
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Deadline: April 30, 2014
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEES LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION
The National association of chapter 13 trustees has established this writing competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning consumer bankruptcy and the law. Entrants should submit an essay, article, or comment (no more than 15 pages long) on an issue concerning bankruptcy code. The winning entry will receive $1000 cash prize and it will be published in the NACIT Quarterly. 
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Deadline: April 30, 2014
WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES SCHOLARSHIP
The Los Angeles County Women Lawyers Association is now accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship awards. WLALA offers up to $1000 in scholarship awards to current law students or students accepted for enrollment in law school in Los Angeles County. Applicants must plan to practice law in Southern California upon graduation and they must be in the top 50% of their class.
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Deadline: April 30, 2014
COMEPTITION FOR LAW STUDENT BEST PAPER AWARD
The Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) awards prizes at each of its annual conferences for the three best research papers presented by law students from throughout the Americas. The next IABA Conference will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from June 24th to 29th, 2014. The central theme of the conference is “Development of National Law in accordance with International Law and the Study of Comparative Law.” The contestant must choose and expound upon one of the following topics: Twenty-First Century Challenges in Comparative Law or Use of International Rules in Nation’s Domestic System. Each award includes IABA membership, certificate or recognition, and possible publication of the winning papers in the IABA Newsletter.
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Deadline: May 1, 2014
THE RICHARD D. HAILEY LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP:

The American Association for Justice Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.
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Deadline: May 1, 2014
THE TRIAL ADVOCACY SCHOLARSHIP:

The Trial Advocacy Scholarship o
pen to all American Association for Justice Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.
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Deadline: May 1, 2014
THE LEESFIELD SCHOLARSHIP:
The Leesfield Scholarship is sponsored by American Association for Justice and AAJ member Ira Leesfield. This scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. Available to first and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.
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Deadline: May 1, 2014
THE MIKE EIDSON SCHOLARSHIP:

The Mike Eidson Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

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Deadline: May 1, 2014

FRANK H. LANG MERIT SCHOLARSHIP Awarded annually, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000 towards payment of law school tuition.  Application for the Scholarship is open to both current and incoming law students.  Students who will graduate by June 1, 2014 are not eligible to apply.  The Scholarship will be awarded only to persons who graduated from a high school in the Central Valley of California.
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Deadline: May 1, 2014
MICHIGAN AUTO LAW DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Annual Scholarship Program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career.  Students currently in their first or second year of law school as well as students entering law school in the fall of 2014 can apply.
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Deadline: May 1, 2014
AAJ WOMEN FOR JUSTICE EDUCATION FUND’S MIKE EIDSON SCHOLARSHIP 2014

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it.  The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
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Deadline: May 12, 2014
THE PUBLIC LAW SECTION STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION
The Public Law Section is seeking entries for its annual Student Writing Competition.  In addition to the cash prize, the winning entry will be published in the Public Law Journal.  Articles should pertain to  one of the following topics: Administrative Law; Constitutional Law; Municipal Law; Open Meeting laws; Political/Election Laws; Education Law; State and Federal Legislation; Public Employment and Labor Law; Government Contracts; Government Tort Liability and regulations; Land Use/Environmental issues; Public Law Ethics; or Public Finance.  Articles must be submitted and written by a student enrolled as of May 13, 2013, in good standing at a California law school’s Juris Doctor program that is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Articles should be no longer than 3000 words and no shorter than 2000 words. Winning entries will receive a $2000 cash prize.
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Deadline: May 15, 2014
COLLEGE OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS AND ABA SECTION OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW ANNUAL LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

This competition is focused around any aspect of public or private sector labor and/ or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Essays should not exceed 20 pages in length and the winner will receive $1500. There will also be a second place prize of $1000 and a $500 third place prize.

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Deadline: June 1, 2014
CROSNER LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Crosner Legal Scholarship is to be awarded to a young and brilliant student for the 2014-2015 academic year and consists of $1,000 payable through the law school for the student's behalf.  Applicants are required to submit a essay of no less than 500 words about the importance of education in America starting December 2013.

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Deadline: June 4, 2014

CALIFORNIA BAR FOUNDATION'S DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
The California Bar Foundation's Diversity Scholarship financially supports first-year California law students with the goal of furthering diversity in the legal profession.  Diversity includes a broad array of backgrounds and life experiences, including students from groups or with skills or attributes that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and specifically including students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  Rising first-year law students are invited to apply by the beginning of the summer prior to commencing their first semester of law school. The Diversity Scholarship provides $7,500 in restricted funding intended to cover costs associated with attending law school, i.e. tuition, fees, books and related educational expenses.
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Deadline: June 6, 2014
THE JUDGE JOHN R. BROWN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL WRITING
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. The winner will win $10,000. In order to be considered, four copies of a current legal writing must be submitted. 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. 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.
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Deadline: July 1, 2014
TANNENWALD WRITING COMPETITION
This competition is open to all full or part time law students and should be focused around any federal or state tax related topic. Papers should be 25- 50 pages in length and the winning entry will receive a cash prize of $5000. $2500 and $1500 will be given to the second and third place winners.

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Deadline: July 1, 2014

DWYER WILLIAMS POTTER SCHOLARSHIP

Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP is offering a scholarship available to students anticipating attending law school in the fall of 2014. The $1,000 scholarship is intended to help defray first-year expenses for students graduating from an Oregon University that have been accepted into an accredited law school anywhere in the United States.

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Deadline: July 1, 2014
DAVIS LEVIN LIVINGSTON PUBLIC INTEREST 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. This $3,000 scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.
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Deadline: July 15, 2014
CONSOLE AND HOLLAWELL LEGAL LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in law. This scholarship is available for full time students with GPA’s over 3.0. Applicants are required to submit a 500 word essay on how they intend to make the world a better place through their work in the law.

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Deadline: July 15, 2014
BRETT MURPHY LAW FIRM

The Brett Murphy Law Firm is offering an annual $2000 scholarship, called The Future Leaders Scholarship 2014, for law students who are working towards a Juris Doctorate Degree and who have an interest in personal injury law.  Scholarship applicants should go to The Bret Murphy Law Firm website to learn more about this scholarship and its requirements, and to access the scholarship application form.
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Deadline: August 1, 2014
THE NADRICH & COHEN CIVIL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This is an award to be given to full-time students for the 2014-2015 academic year.  These students are to have a commitment to the civil justice system. The scholarship consists of $1,000, payable through the educational institution on behalf of the student.  Student’s may apply for the scholarship fund, by submitting a 500-1000 word essay detailing the importance of jury trials in our society. Submissions will be judged and will succeed based on creativity, passion and overall interest in the subject. Essay submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2014 through August 1, 2014.
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Deadline: September, 2014
LATHAM & WATKINS DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program is designed to increase the number of diverse law students studying at ABA-accredited law schools who want to pursue a career in a global law firm, and intend to practice law in the United States. The program was launched in 2005, and for the first six years, the firm selected four Diversity Scholars each year to receive $10,000 scholarships. In 2012, the program was expanded to award six $10,000 scholarships to second-year students. Factors considered in choosing the Diversity Scholars include academic and leadership achievements, life experiences and challenges that have shaped values, and a desire to practice at a global law firm and contribute to its diversity objectives.
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