External Scholarships

UCLA School of Law receives notices and information about various scholarships, fellowships and writing competitions sponsored by other law schools, universities, foundations, alumni associations, bar associations, etc. The Financial Aid Office will post applicable notices on this page as received.

Deadline: December 15, 2014
FARZAD FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP
As strong advocates for higher learning, Farzad Family Law is proud to give back to aspiring lawyers through the Farzad Family Law Scholarship. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit. To apply, you will need to submit an essay on the question, “Should the right to marry for same-sex couples become a federal constitutional right by amendment to the United States Constitution or remain a State issue?”
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Deadline: December 31, 2014
THE PEARCE LAW FIRM - EMPOWERING WOMEN IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law. This award will be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000.00 & will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2015)
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Deadline: January 1, 2015
AVVO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This year marks the first annual Avvo Scholars Circle and Scholarship Program. Avvo has created this program to help inspire future generations of lawyers to innovate and impact change in the industry and our local communities. JD Law Students will have the opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship and be admitted to the newly-created Avvo Scholars Circle, Class of 2015.  In addition to being named to the Scholars Circle, one student will be selected for a 10-15 min speaking slot at Lawyernomics on the topic of their essay submission.
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Deadline: January 5, 2015
DONALD W. BANNER DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FOR LAW STUDENTS
This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Recipients of the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship will receive $5,000 payable
for the Fall semester of their second or third year of law school.
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Deadline: January 12, 2015
FIRST ANNUAL ASIAN HERITAGE LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Gabriel Cheong with Infinity Law Group LLC has announced a new scholarship for law students of Asian heritage. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in January, 2015 and is intended to encourage more Asian Americans to consider law as a career option. The Asian Heritage Law Scholarship is open to any student who will be attending law school this spring. Candidates are asked to write a short essay describing how their background and experiences in the Asian American community influenced their choice to go to law school and how they plan to use their law degree
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Deadline: January 12, 2015
THE ROY A. GUSTAFSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is part of the larger VCCF Scholarship Program.  This scholarship award is for students who have successfully completed their first year at an accredited law school in California and who are eligible to continue at that same California law school next year.  Eligible applicants will have graduated from any public or private Ventura County high school and be currently attending any law school in the state of California.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need.  Interested applicants should apply online.
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Deadline: January 16, 2015
JUSTICE HOLLIS G. BEST SCHOLARSHIP
As a memorial to the late Presiding Justice Hollis G. Best, his friends have established a scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by law students. The Best Scholarship is an annual award presented this year in the amount of $1,000, during the Spring 2015 semester. More than one scholar-ship may be awarded. Each candidate must be a law student who has successfully completed at least one year of law school. Strong preference will be given to current residents of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare or Tuolumne Counties.
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Deadline: January 18, 2015
THE JAPANESE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation, located in Los Angeles, is pleased to offer five scholarships of $2,000 each.  The scholarships are open to law students with a demonstrated commitment to community service, including but not limited to a commitment to serving the Japanese American community and/or the API community. Additional factors may include financial need, adversity, academic achievement, and desire to practice law in the Southern California area.
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Deadline: February 6, 2015
LADAS MEMORIAL AWARD
The Ladas Memorial Award was established in memory of Stephen P. Ladas, distinguished practitioner and author. Funded by Ladas & Parry LLP, this yearly award is presented in Student and Professional categories for a paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.  The award in the student category is $2,500.
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Deadline: February 6, 2015
AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
The competition is open to all types of lawyers and law students. Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students all are encouraged to take part. The author of the winning paper in each category (lawyer and law student) will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the Summer 2015 ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS.
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Deadline: April 1, 2015
THE BEVERLY HILLS BAR FOUNDATION 6TH ANNUAL RULE OF LAW COMPETITION
The Beverly Hills Bar Foundation announces the 6th Annual Rule of Law Competition to promote appreciation and understanding of the rule of law. Entries are due no later than April 1, 2015. Prizes will be awarded at the 61st Annual Beverly Hills Bar Association Supreme Court Luncheon in June 2015. Grand Prize is $2,500.00,with two Honorable Award prizes of $500.00 each.
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Deadline: April 30, 2015
LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA AWARENESS/LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established the Law Office of Renkin & Associates to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school.  The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who submits the required application and essay by the deadline.
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Deadline: April 30, 2015
THE WALLIN & KLARICH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to all college seniors in California who will be attending an accredited California law school in the fall of 2015 and are interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice. To apply for this scholarship, the student must write a single 700-1000 word essay.  The applicant who is selected to receive the scholarship will be announced no later than June 30, 2015, and a $3,000 check will be issued to his or her prospective law school which must be applied toward law school tuition, books and/or other course required materials.
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Deadline: May 1, 2014
2015 LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, a Criminal Defense Law Firm located in Orlando, Florida is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming 1L or currently enrolled Law Student. Scholarship is offered for the Fall 2015 Academic Semester.
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Deadline: May 31, 2015

2015 BUCKFIRE & BUCKFIRE, P.C. LAW SCHOOL DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The second annual award will be awarded in 2015.
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Deadline: June 30, 2015
MARINE APPRECIATION LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by a family member serving in the Marine Corps and who is seeking to continue their education through law school. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who submits the required application and essay by the deadline.
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Deadline: July 15, 2015
2015 DAVIS LIVINGSTON PUBLIC INTEREST LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship intends to support first year law students intending to pursue public interest law and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer. The firm awarded two $3,000 scholarships in 2014 after finding two extremely worthy applicants.
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Deadline: July 31, 2015
JUVENILE JUSTICE LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. is offering the Juvenile Justice Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  This scholarship is intended to encourage and assist students with attending law school with an interest in juvenile justice, as well as raise awareness of the issue of prison sentences and reduced rights for minors that place youths on an institutionalized path towards spending a large part of their life in the criminal justice system.
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Deadline: August 31, 2015

YANEZ & ASSOCIATES FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The essay contest is open to all current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission. There will be two winners. First place: $2,000.00 and second place: $1,000.00. The goal of the scholarship is to motivate students to pursue a career in family law. For details on how to submit your essay, please visit our website for details, terms and conditions.
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Deadline: August 31, 2015
THE BAUMGARTNER LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to current or incoming law students based on need and commitment to helping others. One student will receive a $3,000 scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited Law School in the US, (persons who have applied to law school but have not yet been accepted may apply, however, the scholarship will only be awarded to someone enrolled in an accredited school at the time of scholarship selection).
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