News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

Take the Pledge and You Could get a $1000 Scholarship

money bagIn order to help make law education more affordable and to help spread awareness about Driving Under the Influence and Distracted Driving, the Arizona law firm of Cantor Crane is offering a $1,000 law student scholarship to help current, or soon-to-be, law students ease the burden of higher education costs. Cantor Crane specializes in personal injury law.

$$$ Scholarships Available to Students Interested in Getting a LLM in Environmental Law $$$

environmental lawThere are scholarships available for several places in Pace’s LL.M. in Environmental Law program for entry in the fall 2015 semester. For scholarship consideration, applications should be received by December 22, 2014. The graduate admissions committee will automatically consider all applications received by that date for the merit scholarships. Successful applicants will show a strong academic record as well as an interest in environmental law and policy. Directions on how to apply can be found here.

Students in Pace’s LL.M. in Environmental Law program may choose from three optional specializations: Climate and Energy Law, Land Use and Sustainable Development Law, or Global Environmental Law. Students also have the opportunity to participate in our United Nations Environmental Diplomacy Practicum and to intern at Pace’s Land Use Law Center and Energy and Climate Center. More information on Pace’s LL.M. program can be found here.

2014 Summer Public Interest Scholarships

Ms JD is giving five $500 scholarships to support their continued commitment to public interest work this summer.

Women law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working the summer of 2014 at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks at a government agency or nonprofit organization are eligible to apply. Unpaid judicial externs also qualify for these scholarships.

The deadline is Friday May 23, 2014.  For more information and how to apply [click here].

$$$$ 2014 Carole Bailey Scholarship $$$$

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.  Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 31, 2014.

Who may apply?  Any student who is: Enrolled or enrolling in any law school accredited by the American Bar Association for the 2014/2015 academic year; and, able to demonstrate either an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service.  An interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not necessary for an applicant to be selected.

For more information and to apply click [here].

Communications Scholarships

fcba_logoThe Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation is a non-profit charitable and educational organization. The Foundation provides FCBA members with a vehicle for serving the community through volunteer efforts. Over 2,000 private and government lawyers, law students, and others interested in the field of communications law belong to the FCBA and the Foundation.

During its FY 2014, the FCBA Foundation will award scholarships to law students in their second and third years of study who are attending any accredited law school in the United States.  Competitive awards will be based upon the financial need of the applicant, and may range from $2,500 to $10,000 annually.

This is both a merit and needs-based scholarship.  Applicants must demonstrate strength of character, superior academic achievement, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in communications law.  Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications law field; (2) dependence on financial assistance in order to attend law school; and (3) their law school record.

Applications for the FCBA Law School Scholarship funding should be submitted to Kerry Loughney, FCBA Foundation, 1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20036 or  Applications must be received by regular mail or email by Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  Applicants may be asked to interview with members of the Foundation Board; interviews may be conducted by telephone.  Winners will be notified by May 15, 2014.

To get an application for the scholarship click [here].