Scholarships, Writing Competitions, and Awards

There are a number of private law scholarships, writing competitions, and awards for which law students may apply.  Private scholarships can be an excellent way to help pay for your legal education.  Take the time to carefully review scholarship and writing opportunities and APPLY for ones for which you are eligible or match your specific practice area or career interests.  The odds are in your favor! 

Below is a list of scholarships administered and awarded by outside organizations.  In addition to our list, AccessLex, a non-profit dedicated to increasing access to legal education, has launched their Law School Scholarship Databank to help law students find the right scholarship for them. This interactive page allows you to filter through nearly 800 incoming and returning student scholarships and writing competitions totaling almost $300 million in aid.

Please note that deadlines and/or requirements may change, so you should consult the organization's website for the most up-to-date information.  These resources represent just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to scholarship and writing opportunities for law students, so be sure to conduct your own searches based on your specific interests and background. 

 

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Title Type Amount # Application Deadline Eligibility Notes
AAJ Trial Advocay Law Student Scholarship
  • Practice Area
$300012024-05-01
  • 2L
  • 3L
AAJ Leesfield Law Student Scholarship
  • Practice Area
$1500y2023-05-01
  • 1L
  • 2L
This scholarship awards $1,500 to a first- or second-year law student and is to help subsidize the Law Student Member's attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention.
AAJ Minority Caucus Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship
  • Diversity
$500012023-05-01
  • 1L
  • 2L
  • 3L
AAPJ (American Assoc. of Patent Judges) Hon. Frederick E. McKelvey Memorial Scholarship
  • Writing
  • Practice Area
$5002022-05-31
  • 1L
  • 2L
  • 3L
Aaron Wersing Employment Discrimination Scholarship Contest
  • Firms
  • Practice Area
$10002023-12-01
  • 1L
  • 2L
  • 3L
AAUW (American Association of University Women) Selected Professions Felloweships
  • Diversity
Varies2021-12-01
  • 1L
  • 2L
  • 3L
$5,000 - $18,000 Fellowships, Awarded to women in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low.
ABA Aviation and Space Law Committee Annual Law Student Writing Competition
  • Writing
$20002021-09-09
  • 1L
  • 2L
  • 3L
Email mcary@smu.edu for application materials; also posted on bulletin board in Storey Hall
ABA Forum on Construction Law Writing Competition
  • Writing
  • Practice Area
$10002024-06-30
  • 1L
  • 2L
  • 3L
ABA LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program
  • Diversity
  • Practice Area
$50002To be determined.
  • 1L
  • 2L
  • 3L
Eligibility specifics: the applicant must (i) be either a first, second or third year law student in good standing in an ABA accredited law school, or a recent law graduate from an ABA accredited law school still studying for the Bar Exam. (ii) have secured an internship or job for Summer 2021 (which can extend beyond the Summer) and/or the Fall of 2021 with a public interest organization engaged in legal or policy work with a direct impact on LGBTQ individuals.
ACCSFL (American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers) Writing Competition
  • Writing
  • Practice Area
$500032022-12-01
  • 1L
  • 2L
  • 3L
See also posting on Storey Hall bulletin board
Alaska Bar Association Law School Scholarships
  • Regional
Varies2022-03-01
  • 1L
  • 2L
Eligibility specfics: 1st or 2nd year law students who demonstrate ties to Alaska, and an intent to return to Alaska within two years of graduation.
Alabama Law Foundation, Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship
    $50002024-06-06
    • 2L
    Alexander Bolton Law Student Scholarship - Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)
    • General
    $250012022-09-30
    • 2L
    • 3L
    Eligibility specifics: rising 2L or 3L who has completed at least 20 hours of SMU Dedman School of Law’s required public service hours. See 9/7/22 email from Laura Burstein for application documents and full description
    Allison Soares Law School Scholarship for MBA students
    • Firms
    $10002023-07-01
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    Eligibility: JD/MBA students
    Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need Scholarship
    • Firms
    $20002024-11-04
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (ACCFSL) Writing Competition
    • Writing
    • Practice Area
    $100002021-12-01
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) Writing Competition
    • Writing
    Varies2021-01-15
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC) Writing Competition
    • Writing
    • Practice Area
    $180022023-06-01
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    American Constitution Society, Motley Writing Competition
    • Writing
    • Practice Area
    Varies22024-02-05
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    American Constitution Society, The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law
    • Writing
    • Practice Area
    $15002024-02-05
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    American Kennel Club Companion Animal Law Writing Contest
    • Writing
    $250022021-03-21
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    American Indian Law Review National Writing Competition
    • Writing
    $150032023-02-28
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    Andrew Cores Family Law Group Future Lawyers Scholarship
    • General
    • Firms
    $20002024-09-18
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    Arnold & Porter Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
    • Diversity
    $1000062021-03-15
    • 1L
    ASECA (Association of Securities & Exchange Commission Alumni Scholarships) Scholarship
    • Practice Area
    $375022023-01-06
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    Eligibility preference: a student who has interned or worked at the SEC, or is interested in SEC employment or the practice of securities law. See 12/20/22 email from Dean Yeager for details and application form.
    The Austin Bar Foundation’s LGBTQ+ Section Scholarship
    • Diversity
    $50002024-07-31
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    The Behan Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship
    • Firms
    $10002024-11-25
    • 1L
    • 2L
    • 3L
    Eligibility: You are a U.S. military Veteran, a current service member in the U.S. military, or the child of a Veteran or current service member
    The Bettersworth Law Firm Justice for All Scholarship
    • Firms
    $10002024-09-30
      The Biederman & Burleson Champions of Justice Scholarship
      • Firms
      $10002024-10-07
        Undergradute Students
        Blanch Law Firm Writing Scholarship
        • Writing
        • Firms
        $5000rolling
        • 1L
        • 2L
        • 3L
        Blackford & Flohr Annual Scholarship
        • General
        • Writing
        $5002022-02-28
        • 1L
        • 2L
        • 3L
        The Bihm Firm, LLC Conflict Conqueror Scholarship
        • Firms
        Varies2025-01-08
          Undergradute Students
          The Blossom Law Caregiver Scholarship
          • Firms
          $10002024-08-21
          • 1L
          • 2L
          • 3L
          Eligibility specifics: students who have a parent who has been the primary caregiver for a loved one or who have served as caregivers themselves
          bold.org "Be Bold" No-Essay scholarship
          • General
          $10000rolling
          • 1L
          • 2L
          • 3L
          Boland Injury Lawyers P.C. Essay Scholarship
          • Writing
          • Firms
          $5002024-12-31
          • 1L
          • 2L
          • 3L
          Undergraduate and Graduate Students
          Brandon Wong & Associates Difference Makers Scholarship
          • Firms
          $10002024-05-27
          • 1L
          • 2L
          • 3L
          The Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner Scholarship for 2023
          • General
          • Firms
          $10002023-04-30
          • 1L
          • 2L
          • 3L
          Breona Taylor and Kennet Walker Civil Rights Scholarship
          • Diversity
          See notes.2024-03-01
          • 1L
          • 2L
          • 3L
          Brooks Kushman Intellectual Property Writing Competition
          • Writing
          • Firms
          $25002024-02-17
          • 1L
          • 2L
          • 3L
          Brooks Kushman Patent Claims Drafting Competition
          • Writing
          • Firms
          $25002024-02-24
          • 1L
          • 2L
          • 3L
          Brooklyn Injury Attorneys P.C. Essay Scholarship
          • Writing
          • Firms
          $5002024-12-31
          • 1L
          • 2L
          • 3L
          Bronx Injury Lawyers P.C. Essay Scholarship
          • Writing
          • Firms
          $5002024-12-31
          • 1L
          • 2L
          • 3L
          Undergraduate and Graduate Students
          The Boucher LLP's Scholarship
          • Firms
          $20002024-07-15
            Undergradute Students
            Brown Trial Firm Scholarship Essay Contest - Cerebral Palsy
            • General
            • Firms
            $10002021-06-01
            • 1L
            • 2L
            • 3L
            Essay question about innovative therapies and activities for cerebral palsy
            Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Scholarship
            • Firms
            • Diversity
            $20002021-10-01
            • 1L
            • 2L
            • 3L
            Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship
            • Firms
            Varies2024-12-02
            • 1L
            • 2L
            • 3L
            Cancer Survivorship Scholarship, Law Offices of Tedone and Morton, P.C.
            • Firms
            $10002023-02-28
              Eligibility specifics: The applicant has a loved one who has previously battled or is currently battling cancer OR the applicant is currently battling or has previously battled cancer themselves.
              Cali Lemon Lawyers Scholarshisp
              • General
              • Firms
              $10002023-05-01
              • 1L
              • 2L
              • 3L
              Carole Willis Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship
              • General
              $22702024-05-01
              • 1L
              • 2L
              • 3L
              CATALYSTS Scholarship
              • General
              • Diversity
              $100022024-07-20
              • 1L
              • 2L
              • 3L
              Chan Law Firm Community Leadership Scholarship contest
              • General
              • Firms
              $10002022-12-31
              • 1L
              • 2L
              • 3L
              Chapman Albin Scholarship
              • General
              • Firms
              $10002023-07-14
              • 1L
              • 2L
              • 3L
              Chappell Smith & Arden Law Firm scholarship
              • Firms
              $15002023-05-01
              • 1L
              • 2L
              • 3L
              Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC)
              • General
              $60002024-02-15
              • 1L
              • 2L
              • 3L
              Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship
              • Firms
              • Diversity
              $50002021-07-01
              • 2L
              Eligibility specifics: full-time second-year law students attending a law school in a state in which Cole Schotz maintains an office.
              Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarship (Collin Allred Congressional District)
              • General
              • Diversity
              $200002021-04-30
              • 1L
              • 2L
              • 3L
              Eligibility Specifics: African American and Black graduating high school seniors; scholars pursuing undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees in a variety of fields.
              Craig Jordan Consumer Protection Writing Competition 2022
              • Writing
              • Practice Area
              $40002022-12-31
              • 1L
              • 2L
              • 3L
              Crowder Law Firm Scholarship
              • Firms
              • Practice Area
              $100022024-12-18
              • 1L
              • 2L
              • 3L
              Dallas Bar Association Energy Law Section
              • Practice Area
              $250per semester
                Students studying Energy Law; information emailed out from SMU Law
                Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section Student Scholarship
                • Practice Area
                $100022022-10-31
                • 3L
                Dallas Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Scholarship
                • Practice Area
                Varies2023-03-20
                • 2L
                • 3L
                Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
                • Diversity
                $5000spring
                • 1L
                • 3L
                Awarded to one 1L & one 3L - $5,000 each in Spring semester. Information emailed out from SMU Law.
                Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
                • General
                Varies642022-02-10
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                Dallas Women Lawyers Association (DWLA) Foundation's "Get Started Grant"
                • Regional
                $25002024-03-29
                • 3L
                Eligibility specifics: taking the Texas bar or UBE in summer 2024; demonstrated efforts in line with mission of DWLA
                Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C. Striving Solo Parent Scholarship
                • Firms
                $10002024-09-16
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                Eligibility specifics: single parent who returned to school to pursue a degree
                The Law Offices of David A. Kadzai, LLC First Generation College Student Scholarship
                • Firms
                • Diversity
                $25002024-10-02
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                Eligibility specifics: you must be a first-generation college student
                Dolan, Dobrinsky, Rosenblum & Bluestein (DDRB Lawyers Legal Scholarship)
                • Firms
                $15002024-09-13
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship
                • Firms
                • Practice Area
                $10002024-09-04
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys 2021 Scholarship
                • General
                $10002021-07-01
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                The Edwards Law Firm Community First Scholarship
                • Firms
                • Practice Area
                $10002023-06-27
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                The Edward M. Farmer's Supporting Our Heroes Scholarship
                • Firms
                • Diversity
                $10002024-08-07
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                Undergraduate and Graduate Students
                Elite Lawyer Scholarship
                • Firms
                $10002024-07-10
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                Emery Reddy Workers’ Compensation Law Firm Scholarship
                • Firms
                $300032023-11-30
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) Law Student Scholarship
                • Practice Area
                Variesmultiple2023-03-31
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                Eskew Law's Scholarship Contest
                • Firms
                $15002024-10-31
                • 1L
                • 2L
                • 3L
                Federal Bar Association, S.D. Tex. Chapter and the Blask Foundation’s Scholarship
                  See notes.2024-04-23
                  • 1L
                  • 2L
                  • 3L
                  Findmylawtutor.com Scholarship
                  • General
                  $500every 6 months
                  • 1L
                  • 2L
                  • 3L
                  Foray Firm Black Law Student Scholarship
                  • Firms
                  • Diversity
                  • Practice Area
                  $10002023-06-06
                  • 1L
                  • 2L
                  • 3L
                  Eligibility: African American law students with demonstrated interest in family law.
                  Flores Tawney & Acosta PC Diversity In Law Scholarship Contest
                  • Firms
                  • Diversity
                  $25002023-12-15
                  • 1L
                  • 2L
                  Eligibility: Member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession
                  Florin|Roebig Voting Rights Scholarship Essay Context
                  • Firms
                  $7502023-05-01
                  • 1L
                  • 2L
                  • 3L
                  Friedmann Firm LLC Scholarship
                  • General
                  • Firms
                  $7502024-12-31
                  • 1L
                  • 2L
                  • 3L
                  Frost Brown Todd Diversity Scholarship
                  • Firms
                  • Diversity
                  $200052021-07-02
                  • 1L
                  • 2L
                  • 3L
                  Email mcary@smu.edu for application materials; also posted on bulletin board in Storey Hall
                  Frank and Debbie Branson Trial Scholars
                  • General
                  $500rolling
                    Awarded to the student with the highest Trial Advocacy Grade
                    Forrest Smith Texas General Counsel Scholarship
                    • Regional
                    Varies42024-02-29
                    • 2L
                    20000
                    Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law - Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar Program
                    • Diversity
                    • Practice Area
                    $100002023-03-31
                      Eligibility specifics: individuals seeking admission to law school or who have been admitted to law school and will attend full time, but not yet enrolled, and who have an interest in exploring a possible career in patent law in the United States.
                      Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law
                      • General
                      • Practice Area
                      VariesTo be determined.
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Gerber & Holder Worker's Compensation Attorney's Scholarship Essay Contest
                      • Writing
                      • Firms
                      $10002024-05-20
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      George A. Strait Minority Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      • Diversity
                      $50002021-04-01
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      Goostree Law Group Bright Futures Scholarship
                      • General
                      • Firms
                      $25002024-09-23
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Eligibility specifics: demonstrated financial need; household income less than $75,000
                      GRAMMY Recording Academy Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Contest
                      • Writing
                      • Practice Area
                      $1000032023-01-03
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Grossman Law Offices Diversity at the Bar Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      • Diversity
                      $15002021-12-31
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Harriet E. Miers Writing Competition Award (State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section)
                      • Writing
                      $10002022-02-25
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      See also posting on Storey Hall bulletin board
                      Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship
                      • General
                      • Firms
                      $50002021-06-01
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Open to any incoming or current law student
                      HNBA (Hispanic National Bar Association) VIA Fund 2022 General Law School Scholarships
                      • Diversity
                      $2500102022-08-05
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Eligibility specifics: A current 1L, 2L or 3L law student in good standing of Hispanic or Latinx origin
                      Hofstra Law and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Family Law Writing Competition
                      • Writing
                      • Practice Area
                      Varies2021-02-01
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Hoggatt Injury Law Children of Injured Workers Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      $10002024-12-09
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Eligibility: your parent has been affected by a work-related injury
                      Human Rights Essay Contest of the State Bar of Texas International Law Section
                      • General
                      • Writing
                      • Regional
                      • Practice Area
                      $15002024-04-01
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
                      • Regional
                      • Practice Area
                      $500022024-05-01
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      email application to juanita.deloach@btlaw.com and Marylauren Ilagan at marylauren.ilagan@olaplex.com (entire applications only, i.e., applications including the recommendations, essays, and transcripts).
                      IMLA Charles W. Thompson, Jr. Local Government Law Scholarship
                      • Practice Area
                      $500032022-12-15
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      Eligibility specifics: demonstrated interest in local government law
                      Institute for Energy Law (IEL) Hartick Scholar Writing Competition
                      • Writing
                      $25002024-03-01
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Insurance Law Section State of the State Bar of Texas Writing Competition
                      • Writing
                      • Practice Area
                      $400032022-12-16
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      James Kennedy Law "One Tough Student" Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      $100022023-06-08
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Eligibility specifics: You or a family member was injured by a drunk driver; You have a need for financial assistance, with an annual family income of less than $75,000
                      Janean D. Watkins Aspiring Victim's Rights Advocate Scholarship
                      • General
                      $10002024-04-02
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney's Rising Stars Schoalrship
                      • Firms
                      $10002024-09-11
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      JD/MBA Law School Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      • Practice Area
                      $10002023-07-01
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Eligibility specifics: enrolled in joint JD/MBA program
                      Joel Stern Scholarship Fund
                      • Firms
                      • Diversity
                      $50002022-02-11
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      John T. Fields & Associates, LLC's Fight Against Domestic Violence Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      $20002024-10-14
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      JT Legal Group Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      $50002023-06-30
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation 30th Annual Brown Award
                      • Writing
                      $1500052023-05-31
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Joel White Scholarship
                      • Practice Area
                      $10002022-02-04
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      The Jordan Law Firm Diversity Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      • Diversity
                      $100012021-12-31
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Eligibility specifics: Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander
                      The Law Office of J. Kevin Clark's Empowering Families Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      $10002024-08-14
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      The Larson Law Office Scholarship
                      • General
                      • Firms
                      $10002023-07-01
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      The Law Offices of Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. Community Impact Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      $250022023-03-02
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      The Law Offices of Shane R. Kadlec Public Service Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      • Practice Area
                      $20002To be determined.
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Kanoski Bresney Stand Up To Distracted Driving scholarship
                      • Firms
                      $100052024-11-13
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Lazzari Memorial Prize: Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Writing Competition
                      • Writing
                      • Practice Area
                      $10002022-05-02
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Law Office of Philip W. Moore, Jr. Leadership Excellence Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      $10002023-09-19
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Lemon Law Experts' Scholarships
                      • General
                      • Firms
                      $100022021-08-31
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      The Lemon Law Firm Annual Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      $10002024-12-31
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Undergraduate student too.
                      Lighthouse Recovery Academic Scholarship
                      • General
                      $20002021-12-04
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Eligibility specifics: maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to those with a field of study in Addiction or Mental Health.
                      LMJ Scholarship Program
                      • Diversity
                      $100002024-04-14
                      • 1L
                      Undergraduate
                      Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law
                      • Writing
                      • Practice Area
                      Varies2021-06-15
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Eligibility specifics: Authors must have completed or be currently taking coursework in employment or labor law. Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration.
                      Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship
                      • General
                      • Firms
                      $10002023-06-22
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      MABA (Mexican American Bar Association) of Dallas Scholarship
                      • Diversity
                      $100032022-08-26
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Eligibility specifics: demonstrated commitment to serving the LatinX community, shown through academic, extracurricular, or professional record of service
                      Major League Baseball Players Association, Michael Weiner Scholarship
                      • General
                      • Practice Area
                      $100002024-03-01
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Mann Law Firm Legal Scholarship
                      • Writing
                      • Firms
                      $10002021-05-01
                      • 1L
                      Eligibility specifics: Commencing law school (1L) in August 2021; Written an article which has been published (in print or digital media).
                      Mark T. Banner IP Scholarship, Richard Linn American Inn of Court
                      • Practice Area
                      $100002022-12-02
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Mark Zboch Academic Scholarship
                      • General
                      $100012022-02-01
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Magana & Van Dyke Dominick Marsala Memorial Scholarship
                      • Firms
                      $10002024-08-28
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      Marshall M. Schulman Annual Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure
                      • Writing
                      • Practice Area
                      $15002022-04-15
                      • 1L
                      • 2L
                      • 3L
                      MCCA (Minority Corporate Counsel Association) LMJ Scholarship
                      • Diversity
                      $100002024-04-14
                        Eligibility specifics: open to women and diverse students who have: been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis; an outstanding or promising academic record; an interest in corporate law; demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; a financial need; and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The LMJ Scholarship grants scholarships of $10,000 to students for their first year of law school.
                        Miami Family Law Group,PLLC
                        • General
                        • Firms
                        $10002024-06-19
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies
                        • Practice Area
                        Varies2024-03-01
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Eligibility specifics: Demonstrated prior commitment to workers’ rights as shown by employment, volunteer work, or other relevant experience
                        Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
                        • Firms
                        • Diversity
                        $20002022-06-01
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        Milestone Trial LawHER Scholarship
                        • Firms
                        • Diversity
                        $100002021-08-01
                        • 3L
                        Eligibility: awarded to a rising 3L planning to become a plaintiff trial lawyer.
                        Minority Women in LAS Scholarship
                        • Diversity
                        $20002024-05-02
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Ms. JD's Public Interest Scholarship
                        • Diversity
                        See notes.To be determined.
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Moses & Rooth Law Offices Scholarship
                        • Firms
                        $10002023-05-01
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        MVP Accident Attorneys Scholarship Essay Contest
                        • General
                        • Firms
                        $10002022-11-21
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Nancy Etz Scholarship
                        • General
                        $10002021-02-01
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Natalie Joy Poremski Scholarship
                        • Diversity
                        $10002024-06-15
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        National LGBT Bar Association and Foundation Scholarship for LGBTQ+ and Ally Law Students
                        • Diversity
                        $2500032021-04-01
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest
                        • General
                        • Firms
                        $10002023-09-16
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Newland & Newland Single Parent Scholarship
                        • Diversity
                        $10002023-07-11
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Eligbility specifics: applicant must be a single parent or a child of a single parent
                        New Jersey Injury Lawyers P.C. Essay Scholarship
                        • Writing
                        • Firms
                        $5002024-12-31
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Undergraduate Students
                        New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law’s 2021 Student Writing Competition
                        • Writing
                        Varies2021-07-09
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Any topic on Animal Law. Email mcary@smu.edu for application materials; also posted on Storey Hall bulletin board
                        NextLevel Student Scholarship
                        • General
                        $10002023-10-03
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
                        • Writing
                        • Practice Area
                        $25002024-04-15
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        NYC Injury Attorneys P.C. Essay Scholarship
                        • Writing
                        • Firms
                        $5002024-12-31
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Oil and Gas Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
                        • Practice Area
                        Variesrolling
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Awarded to two highest grades in Oil and Gas per semester
                        Ottinger Employment Lawyers Law School Scholarship
                        • Firms
                        $150012023-12-01
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                         OVC, INC. “Market Yourself” Scholarship
                        • General
                        • Firms
                        $10002024-11-11
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        PA Medical Malpractice Injury Lawyers P.C. Essay Scholarship
                        • Writing
                        • Firms
                        $5002024-12-31
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Undergraduate Students
                        Paul D. White Scholarship Program - BakerHostetler
                        • Firms
                        • Diversity
                        $7500rolling
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        Perkins Coie 2L Diversity Fellowship
                        • Firms
                        • Diversity
                        $250002021-07-24
                        • 2L
                        Flyer also posted on Storey Hall bulletin board
                        Philadelphia Injury Lawyers P.C. Essay Scholarship
                        • Writing
                        • Firms
                        $5002024-07-31
                        • 1L
                        • 2L
                        • 3L
                        Undergraduate Students
                        The Law Office of Philip R. Nathe Scholarsjip
                        • Firms
                        $10002024-07-10
                          Undergraduate Students
                          Phillip Robinson Memorial Scholarship
                          • General
                          • Diversity
                          $42352024-04-02
                          • 1L
                          • 2L
                          • 3L
                          PIABA James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition
                          • Writing
                          $150032023-09-15
                          • 1L
                          • 2L
                          • 3L
                          Poulos and Coates Law School Scholarship Contest
                          • Writing
                          • Firms
                          $25002023-08-01
                          • 1L
                          • 2L
                          • 3L
                          Pullan & Young Supporting Prisoners' Families Scholarship
                          • Firms
                          $10002024-09-18
                          • 1L
                          • 2L
                          • 3L
                          The Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship
                          • Firms
                          $10002023-07-06
                          • 1L
                          • 2L
                          • 3L
                          Eligibility specifics: student must have been legally adopted by one or both of their parents
                          Redondo Law Firm Annual Scholarship Contest
                          • Writing
                          • Firms
                          $10002024-09-09
                          • 1L
                          • 2L
                          • 3L
                          College or University
                          Road to Recovery Schoalrship by Delivery Driver Accident Attorney
                            $20002024-07-15
                              Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties 2021
                              • Practice Area
                              $20002023-04-21
                              • 1L
                              Robert Wayne Pearce Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship
                              • Firms
                              • Practice Area
                              $25002024-12-01
                              • 1L
                              • 2L
                              • 3L
                              Roy Snell Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Writing Competition
                              • Writing
                              • Practice Area
                              $50002022-02-01
                              • 2L
                              • 3L
                              Registration Deadline: February 1st, 2022; Competition problem emailed out: February 2nd, 2022; Submission Deadline: Friday, March 18th, 2022
                              Salvi & Maher Scholarship
                              • Firms
                              $10002024-09-09
                              • 1L
                              • 2L
                              • 3L
                              Schaefer Halleen’s Social Equity Scholarship
                              • Firms
                              • Practice Area
                              $100022022-06-30
                              • 1L
                              • 2L
                              • 3L
                              Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt 1L Summer Associate Diversity Fellowship Program
                              • Firms
                              • Diversity
                              $10000 winter 2020-21
                              • 1L
                              Schwartz Injury Law Perseverance Scholarship
                              • Firms
                              $10002023-06-13
                              • 1L
                              • 2L
                              • 3L
                              Sidley Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship for Summer 2024
                              • Firms
                              • Diversity
                              $250002023-08-30
                              • 2L
                              Sieben Edmunds Miller Criminal Justice Scholarship
                              • Firms
                              • Practice Area
                              $20002022-12-30
                              • 1L
                              • 2L
                              • 3L
                              Skywalker Mission Education Scholarship
                              • General
                              $5002024-08-15
                              • 1L
                              • 2L
                              • 3L
                              Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor & Vega scholarship
                              • General
                              • Firms
                              $15002023-09-04
                              • 1L
                              • 2L
                              • 3L
                              SMU Black Alumni Scholarship Fund
                              • Diversity
                              Varies2023-01-17
                              • 1L
                              • 2L
                              • 3L
                              Eligibility: member of ABS; cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher; demonstrated financial need
                              SMU Latino Alumni Scholarship
                              • Diversity
                              Varies2022-01-31
                              • 1L
                              • 2L
                              • 3L
                              Eligibility Specifics: member of HLSA; cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher; demonstrated financial need
                              SMU Maguire Center Ethics Essay Prize
                                $100042023-03-31
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                The Spencer & Associates Community Leaders Scholarship
                                • Firms
                                $10002024-08-07
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                Sports Lawyers Association 11th Annual Law Student Writing Competition
                                • Writing
                                • Practice Area
                                $5000y2023-03-31
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                State Bar of Texas Insurance Law Section Writing Competition
                                • Regional
                                • Practice Area
                                $400032023-12-22
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                State Bar of Texas, Bar Exam Prep Scholarship Application
                                • Diversity
                                Varies2024-02-09
                                • 3L
                                The Stoddard Firm
                                • Writing
                                • Firms
                                $20002021-05-03
                                • 1L
                                Tannenwald Writing Competition Sponsored By The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship & The American College of Tax Counsel
                                • Writing
                                • Practice Area
                                Varies2024-07-10
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                Undergradute too
                                Law Students Pursuing Tax Law Scholarship, by the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas
                                • Practice Area
                                $200032024-04-30
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C. Cancer Survivorship Scholarship
                                • Firms
                                $10002022-09-07
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                Terry Bryant Law Firm Law School Scholarship
                                • Firms
                                $25002023-06-01
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                Texas Aggie Bar Association
                                • General
                                Varies2022-02-26
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                EMAIL mcary@smu.edu for PDF of application. Eligibility specifics: Former Aggie Student that has completed at least 40 undergraduate hours at Texas A&M University and will be beginning or currently in law school in the Fall of 2022
                                The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition
                                • Writing
                                $300032021-06-15
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law
                                • Diversity
                                Varies2024-02-28
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                The John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship
                                • General
                                $10002021-12-15
                                • 1L
                                • 2L
                                • 3L
                                Eligibility specifics: You or a loved one have been affected by leukemia.
                                The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship
                                • Practice Area
                                $2500rolling
                                  Eligibility specifics: interest in civil trial advocacy and a career as a civil trial lawyer
                                  The Richard Linn American Inn of Court – Mark T. Banner Scholarship
                                  • Practice Area
                                  $100002021-12-03
                                  • 1L
                                  • 2L
                                  • 3L
                                  Eligibility specifics: Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law. 
                                  The Sovereignty Symposium XXXIIII Writing Competition
                                  • Writing
                                  Varies2021-09-01
                                  • 1L
                                  • 2L
                                  • 3L
                                  Papers on any issue concerning Native American law. Email mcary@smu.edu for application; also posted on Storey Hall bulletin board.
                                  Tribeca Capital Group Scholarship
                                  • Firms
                                  $25002022-06-15
                                  • 1L
                                  • 2L
                                  • 3L
                                  Trandafir International Business Writing Competition
                                  • Writing
                                  $20002021-02-20
                                  • 1L
                                  • 2L
                                  • 3L
                                  TYLA Diversity Scholarship Program
                                  • Diversity
                                  Varies2023-10-13
                                  • 1L
                                  • 2L
                                  • 3L
                                  TEST
                                    See notes.To be determined.
                                      United States-Mexico Bar Association (USMBA) Writing Competition - "Legal Framework for the Fuel of North America"
                                      • Writing
                                      • Practice Area
                                      Varies2021-01-11
                                      • 1L
                                      • 2L
                                      • 3L
                                      Email Moira Cary (mcary@smu.edu) for application documents and prompt. See also: posting on billboard in Storey Hall.
                                      USMBA Phil Robbins Writing Competition "Legal Framework for the Fuel Market of North America"
                                      • Writing
                                      Varies2021-09-12
                                      • 1L
                                      • 2L
                                      • 3L
                                      USLAW Network Foundation Law School, Diversity Scholarship Program
                                      • Diversity
                                      $50002024-03-01
                                        Vinson &Elkins 1L Diversity Fellowships
                                        • Firms
                                        • Diversity
                                        Variesrolling
                                        • 1L
                                        Visionaries of Tomorrow Scholarship by Opocar
                                          $10002024-03-21
                                          • 1L
                                          • 2L
                                          • 3L
                                          • Writing
                                          $50002024-07-01
                                          • 1L
                                          • 2L
                                          • 3L
                                          Wilson W. Herndon Memorial Fund - Antitrust
                                          • Practice Area
                                          $500rolling
                                          • 2L
                                          • 3L
                                          Awarded to Law student that ranks highest in Antitrust Law
                                          Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, Mike Eidson Law Student Scholarship
                                          • Diversity
                                          • Practice Area
                                          $500012023-05-01
                                          • 1L
                                          • 2L
                                          • 3L
                                          Eligibility specifics: female student entering her third year of law school who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer
                                          Zelle LLP Diversity In Law Scholarship 
                                          • Firms
                                          • Diversity
                                          $150002023-01-17
                                          • 1L