As the world’s largest trial bar, AAJ promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights—particularly the right to trial by jury—and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. AAJ fights daily to protect the civil justice system against corporations and powerful individuals.
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000.00, 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.
If you are interested in submitting an application to be considered for this scholarship, or wish to nominate someone for this scholarship, complete this form and return to Catherine Rodman, by mail at: AAJ Education, 777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2013.
Please click here to download the 2013 application form.
The Oliver W. Hill & Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship Committee is pleased to offer the following scholarship opportunity to minority law students attending law schools in Virginia and the Howard University School of Law. Attached, please find the scholarship package for the 12th Annual Oliver W. Hill & Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship Award.
Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Oliver W. Hill was a tireless and successful civil rights attorney who admirably served the City of Richmond, Commonwealth of Virginia and the country at large. Mr. Hill is perhaps most recognized for his role in one of the four companion cases in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education. After serving as an officer in the armed forces, the late Samuel W. Tucker joined Mr. Hill’s law firm and together they fearlessly and successfully combated “massive resistance” to the implementation of the Brown decision through a number of significant cases.
Since 2001, in recognition of the immeasurable contributions to our nation of Hill and Tucker, the Hill-Tucker Scholarship Committee in collaboration with other bar organizations have presented dozens of scholarships in the name of these two legal giants to a select group of law students. These students have demonstrated not only academic excellence, but a desire to further the dreams and visions of Mr. Hill and Mr. Tucker.
It is our hope that you will announce this scholarship opportunity to all of your minority law students. Completed applications, along with a letter of recommendation and original student essay, are due by close of business on Friday, March 22, 2013. We will award the scholarships during the annual Oliver W. Hill and Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship Dinner to be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:00pm at Club 533 in Richmond, Virginia.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact me at (804) 864-8949. We are looking forward to hearing from your students!
Blank Rome is seeking 1L (and 2E) minority law students to apply for Blank Rome’s Diversity Scholarship Program. The selected Blank Rome Scholar will be employed as a salaried Washington, D.C. Summer Associate in our highly regarded Summer Associate Program and will, in addition, receive a renewable $7,500 scholarship toward his or her second year at law school.
In addition, a Scholar who is offered and accepts a position to rejoin the Firm for a second summer will receive an additional $7,500 toward his or her third year of law school. The Scholar will also benefit from the active and committed mentorship of Blank Rome partners and associates throughout the program.
All current first year day and second year evening diverse students at UVA will be eligible to apply to the Blank Rome Diversity Scholarship Program. The application process will include submission of a resume, a short essay and a transcript of first semester grades with respect to 1L students (first year and first semester second year transcript for 2E students). Applications will be due towards the end of February and the Scholar will be selected sometime in March.
For more information visit the Blank Rome website here.
Consistent with our rich tradition and commitment to diversity and inclusion, Bricker & Eckler LLP is pleased to once again present the Charles H. Walker Minority Scholarship for 2013. Established to provide first-year minority law students with a valuable employment experience early in their legal career, this scholarship will be awarded to a minority candidate (as defined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions Regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 1602, i.e. Native American or Alaska native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American or Black and Hispanic) who demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community and an overall commitment to excellence.
Diversity and inclusion are not only driving forces for our firm’s future, but are an important part of our history. Bricker & Eckler was the first Columbus, Ohio majority law firm to hire an African-American attorney, as well as the first to elect an African American, Charles Walker, to the partnership. We proudly dedicate this scholarship in honor of our partner and trusted friend, Charles H. Walker, whose career and service to our community exemplify a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Minority students in their first year of legal studies currently enrolled in an ABA-approved law school are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship in the form of a $10,000 cash award (less any applicable taxes and withholdings) towards law school tuition and other law school related expenses will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive a paid summer associate position for the summer of 2013.
Eligible candidates should complete the application, which can be downloaded from the Firm’s website at www.bricker.com, and forward it with their résumé, writing sample, LSAT score, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and law school grades (when available) to the attention of Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, Bricker & Eckler LLP, 100 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215. All applications must be complete when submitted and must be received by February 15, 2013. Scholarship finalists will be interviewed by members of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee and we hope to make the final selection by the Spring.
All inquiries related to the Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Minority Scholarship should be directed to Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, email@example.com.
The Reider/Otis Scholarship will provide a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or straight student who has demonstrated a willingness to advance the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Available for undergraduate or graduate students who attend the University of Virginia on a full time basis, this scholarship will also consider activity in the musical arts. In case of a tie, two scholarships will be awarded at $2,500 each.
This application is an online form and will not be accepted in hard copy. In addition to this form, all applicants must have a non-relative submit a letter of recommendation online*. It is your responsibility to make sure your application is complete, including your letter of recommendation, by March 17, 2013. If you have questions, please contact Ori Dekel, Chair of the Reider/Otis Scholarship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity and inclusiveness are core values at Choate Hall & Stewart. As part of our long-standing commitment to hiring, developing and promoting outstanding lawyers who offer perspectives and talents shaped by a broad range of socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and personal backgrounds, we are proud to sponsor the Choate Hall & Stewart 1L Diversity Fellowship.
One Fellow will receive a paid position in Choate’s 2013 summer program and will be eligible for a stipend of up to $10,000, paid in two installments. The Fellow will receive the first installment, in the amount of $2,500, upon the completion of the 2013 summer program. The remaining $7,500 is contingent on the Fellow’s receiving and accepting an offer to participate in the entire 2014 summer program and completing that summer program. The second installment will paid upon the completion of the 2014 summer program.
This merit-based Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis. Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:
A selection panel consisting of the firm’s Managing Partners, Hiring Partners and members of the Diversity and Hiring Committees will evaluate applications, interview finalists and select the Diversity Fellow.
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Mike Kaufman, Director of Legal Recruiting, at email@example.com. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, please click here.
Dear First Year Law School Student :
Diversity and inclusion are core values at Baker & Hostetler LLP. The attorneys and staff at BakerHostetler
have made a long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion within our workforce and to recruiting,
retaining and promoting diverse attorneys and staff at all levels. We believe that identifying candidates early
in their careers is important and therefore we invite you to apply for our Paul D. White Scholarship Program.
The BakerHostetler Paul D. White Scholarship is available to men and women minority law students--Black or
African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Asian or American Indian/Alaskan
Native. The scholarship award includes a paid summer associate clerkship of an equivalent annual rate of
$130,000 and a $7,500 cash award. The summer associate clerkship will commence after the completion of
the recipient's first year of law school and the cash award will be paid at the end of the clerkship. In
appropriate cases, a summer associate clerkship may also be offered again at the end of the student's second
year of law school.
The following criteria may be utilized by BakerHostetler to review and select scholarship candidates: law
school performance; demonstrated leadership abilities (as evidenced by community and collegiate
involvement); collegiate academic record; extracurricular activities; work experience; and a written personal
statement. The top scholarship candidates will be interviewed by members of the Cleveland Office Hiring
If you are interested in applying for the Paul D. White Scholarship in BakerHostetler's Cleveland Office, please
complete the enclosed application and forward it with your resume and personal statement to the attention
of Kylie Wilhelmy, Legal Recruitment & Special Events Coordinator, BakerHostetler (PNC Center, 1900 East
9th Street, Suite 3200, Cleveland, OH 44114). All applications must be received no later than Tuesday,
January 22, 2013. The scholarship recipient will be notified by the end of February.
The law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter is currently seeking applicants for its minority student merit scholarship. This spring, the firm will award up to two (2) scholarships to two deserving first year minority law students.
Each $5,000 Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter Minority Merit Scholarship includes a paid summer clerkship position with the firm’s first-year summer associate class. All first-year law students of minority descent are eligible to apply
for the scholarship.
Scholarship application materials are due to Kegler Brown no later than January 7, 2013. Interested students should submit a résumé, application, undergraduate transcripts and first semester law school transcripts (when
available) to Cara M. Tammaro, Kegler Brown’s human resources manager. The application, submission details and additional information about the scholarship are available on our website. 2013 marks the tenth year for the Kegler Brown Minority Merit Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a minority student based on academic performance, accomplishments, activities and potential contributions to the legal community. Minority students from all law schools will be considered for the scholarship.
Kegler Brown maintains an internal diversity committee to formalize and further the firm's commitment to achieving diversity at all levels of the organization. A combined sub-group of the diversity and recruiting committees also is in place and is charged with setting and accomplishing goals related to increasing racial diversity. As a result, the firm has increased its efforts to recruit and to actively encourage the application and selection of minority candidates in the firm's summer associate program. The firm appreciates the importance of diversity and inclusion. Through
activities such as the Kegler Brown Minority Merit Scholarship and our Women Lawyers’ Initiative, Kegler Brown is continually promoting and developing a diverse future for the firm. Additionally, Kegler Brown is a founding member
of the Columbus Bar Association's Diversity Initiative, which is designed to significantly increase the number of minority attorneys recruited and retained by Columbus law firms.
About Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter
Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter is a full-service law firm more than 70 attorneys and offices in Columbus, Cleveland and Marion, Ohio. The firm specializes in the areas of corporate and tax law; construction law; estates and trusts; governmental relations and administrative law; labor and employee relations, litigation; and real estate and financing. Kegler Brown also is a founding member of the State Capital Group*, with member law firms
nationally and globally. To learn more, visit www.keglerbrown.com.
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, one of the largest law firms in the Midwest, is pleased to offer once again its Diversity Scholarship Program, including a unique opportunity for one first-year law student with global consumer products company, Procter & Gamble. One first-year scholarship recipient will be a salaried Summer Associate for both P&G and Dinsmore, splitting a 12-week period between both organizations' Cincinnati, Ohio offices.
In addition to working as a salaried Summer Associate, recipients will receive a scholarship between $5,000 and $10,000. Recipients will also be assigned a mentor who will serve as a dedicated resource for professional development.
We are specifically seeking applicants who have a strong record of academic or professional achievement, demonstrated leadership qualities, and a meaningful commitment to diversity.
First-year students may apply between December 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
For more information, visit: http://www.dinsmore.com/files/upload/pgdiversityscholar.pdf
Attached for promotion to your first-year law students, please find the 2013 Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. Diversity Scholarship application and instructions. New this year, in addition to receiving a one-year $5000
scholarship, the recipient will also receive a paid summer association position for 2013 with Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. Applications will be accepted December 1 through December 31, 2012. The application may also be
downloaded from the following URL: http://www.pbnlaw.com/Scholarship/Workplace_Diversity_Committee_-_Scholarship_Application.pdf/
The recipient will receive a one-year $5000 scholarship and a summer associate position for 2013 with Porzio, Bromberg & Newman. Eligible applicants must: 1) be a student in her/his first year of law school in Fall
2012; 2) have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 at her/his undergraduate institution; 3) be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America and a New Jersey resident; and 4) not be the
recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm. Students who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in law schools and law firms are encouraged to apply.
In addition to submitting a completed scholarship application, candidates must also submit an undergraduate transcript, a law school transcript, a current resume, and a typed essay of 750 words or less. The essay should
outline the candidate's plans and goals upon graduation from law school and illustrate how this scholarship will assist in furthering those goals. The essay should also address the candidate's views on diversity and how he/she
will contribute to advancing diversity in the legal profession. The application deadline is December 31, 2012.
Finalists for the scholarship will be selected and notified by January 7, 2013. Interviews with the finalists will take place January 7 - 18, 2013. The scholarship award recipient will be selected and notified by January 25, 2013.
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