Check back throughout the year for updates about outside scholarships for law students.

NOTE: Outside scholarships are counted as financial resources when calculating eligibility for funds based on your cost of attendance budget. Your cost of attendance budget, determined by enrollment and residency, is listed under the Financial Aid tab in COIN in myUMassD.

Wallin & Klarich Scholarship

Applications for the 2017-2018 Wallin & Klarich Scholarship are now being accepted.

  • $2,500 award

Applicants must:

  • have an interest in becoming a criminal justice attorney
  • be a first year law student in the 2017/2018 academic year at an accredited law school in the United States
  • have achieved a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate studies

More information & application

Application deadline: November 30, 2017.
Decision will be made by January 10, 2018.

Recipients will be asked to attend an award ceremony at the Annual Justinian Christmas Party to receive their scholarships.

For the People Scholarship

Morgan & Morgan is committed to giving back to the community. The For the People Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is accepted or currently enrolled in law school and is driven to fight for those who need it most.

  • $2,000 award
  • A video (3-5 minutes) or short essay (800-1,000 words) is required

More information & application

Completed applications must be submitted by December 1, 2017.
The scholarship winner will be notified by email on December 30, 2017.

Percy Martinez Law Scholarship

Percy Martinez has decided to create a Scholarship program for upcoming lawyers.

  • $500 award
  • A video (3-4 minutes) or short essay (400-600 words) is required

More information & application

Completed applications must be submitted by December 31, 2017.

The Expert Institute’s 2017 Annual Legal Writing Scholarship

The Expert Institute is offering a scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses.

  • $2,000 award
  • J.D. students – Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses

More information & application

Completed applications must be submitted by December 31, 2017.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship

The scholarship will award $2,000 to one student selected by the scholarship selection committee.

Application requirements:

  • Completed scholarship application form
  • 1 page typed essay describing how you have utilized your time promoting ethnic diversity within your community. Alternatively, you may write about how you will use your law degree to promote ethnic diversity in the future.
  • Certified, official copy of law school transcript

More information & application

Completed applications must be submitted by April 1, 2018.

Lemberg Law "Land of Opportunity" Scholarship

Lemberg Law is offering a scholarship to a law student who is an immigrant, who understands that America is the land of opportunity, and who is inspired to reflect on their knowledge of consumer law. 

  • $1,250 award
  • Essay Submission

More information and application

Completed applications are due by 11:59pm on April 30, 2018.

Annual Asian Heritage Law School Scholarship

Gabriel Cheong with Infinity Law Group LLC is offering an annual scholarship for law school students of Asian heritage to encourage more Asian Americans to choose a degree that will help them give back to the Asian community.

  • $1,000 award
  • Essay submission

More information & application

Completed applications must be submitted by August 1, 2018.

Other funding sources

Potential opportunities for additional financial support:

  • bar associations
  • corporations
  • organizations to which you or family members belong

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