We all know the great expense involved in obtaining a legal education. Through my work with law school applicants in the last 15 years, I have heard some incredible stories by motivated and impressive applicants who are pursuing law school in order to serve others, and who are going into the career with open eyes as to the financial hardship they may face upon graduation. Therefore, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Law School Expert, I announced last year that I would be giving a law school scholarship to a deserving applicant. Applications were due July 15th.
A committee of three lawyers (a public interest lawyer, a law school assistant dean, and a BigLaw attorney) joined me to select the recipients. After reviewing the applicants’ law school applications and statements regarding their financial circumstances and career goals, we chose two applicants who are very deserving of assistance in pursuit of their dreams. Both recipients plan to serve immigrant communities. Therefore, I am very proud to announce that I am giving $10,000 to assist two 1L students. I hope this relatively modest financial assistance will enable them to focus on their studies and reach their goals of giving back to others through the legal profession.
Fall 2016 applicants who are interested in the scholarship should apply after being admitted to law school, after June 16, 2016 and before July 15, 2016. Applications will be posted on my website on June 1, 2016.
First, thank you! Your books have been invaluable through the application process.
I have a full-scholarship offer from a school ranked in the 50’s. I am submitting a general scholarship essay for a school in the 30’s. Do you think it is appropriate to reference this scholarship offer in the essay (with a light touch, of course)? Or do you think it’s better to leave that out and reach out to the 30’s school directly regarding my other offer?
Hi Patrick, thanks for your nice words. Depending on the prompt for the scholarship offer, it may be appropriate to include.