MBBA LSAT Prep Scholarship Application (01/31/2017)

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The Friends of the MBBA provides financial support to create greater diversity and allow students to be able to afford education to the path of being Lawyers. The purpose of this scholarship is to cover the costs for preparatory courses for the LSAT.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • must be permanent residents of New York City
  • Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Relevant work experience
  • Community service
  • Financial need
  • Must be registered for an upcoming LSAT within the 2016-2017 test administration cycle
  • Submit a statement (750 words or less) on “Black Lawyers Matter.”
  • Current resume
  • Copy of undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate transcripts

Application material must be emailed to scholarship@mbbanyc.org

The Application: Click here

Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

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My (Un)Documented Life is a blog whose mission is to post up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants and to provide a sense of community to their diverse group of readers.

My (Un)Documented Life posts scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, ways for navigating the educational systems, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more information.

Opportunities showcased on the blog with upcoming deadlines includes the UCLA Law School Fellows Program, for those who are pursuing top law programs and legal careers, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, for those who will be transferring to 4-year colleges, and the Public Policy and International Affairs Program, for those who are pursuing graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs.

To view other opportunities posted on the My (Un)Documented Life blog click HERE.

Trial Advocacy Opportunity with the NYC Law Department (John Jay Students only)

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The New York City Law Deportment is in need of volunteers to serve as jurors for their trial advocacy program which supports junior attorneys at Fordham Law School. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about trial practice and to learn about the work that is done by the Law Department.

The program will be held on Friday, January 13 from 9 am until 5 pm at Fordham Law School.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

If you would like to volunteer your time on January 13th, please e-mail John Campbell at the Law Department at jcampbel@law.nyc.gov.  If you have any questions, you can e-mail or call John at 212-356-4081.  Please treat this as a firm commitment if you agree to volunteer because people are relying on your participation for the program to run effectively.

Law Student Diversity Scholarship (03/31/16)

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 Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to rising (2014–15) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. All rising second- and third year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools.

Requirements:

  • Full-time Student
  • Open to residents of all 50 states

Ethnicities:

  • African American
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native American/Alaskan

Eligible Major: Law

Scholarship Amount: 10,000

Application Deadline: March 31, 2016

Contact Number: (312) 795-1101

Application Website: http://www.dri.org/Committee?code=0440