Dean’s Scholarships are offered to highly qualified students in each entering first-year class. These scholarships vary in number and amount each year, and are renewable under the terms outlined below. As part of the Dean’s Scholarship program, we also offer at least two Dean’s Teach for America Scholarships. The terms and criteria for the Teach for America scholarships are the same as those for the Dean’s Scholarship program, except that only current or former Teach for America corps members will be considered. Every applicant accepted for admission to the J.D. program is automatically considered for available merit scholarships, and no additional application is required.
Every J.D. applicant accepted for admission is automatically considered for available merit scholarships, and no additional application is required. The following factors are considered when awarding merit scholarships:
Merit scholarships awarded to entering full-time J.D. students, including Dean’s Scholarships and Dean’s Teach for America Scholarships, are renewable for all three years of the J.D. program, provided the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and is in good academic standing. For part-time students, scholarships are for all four years of the J.D. program, provided the student maintains a continuous part-time course load and is in good academic standing. If the student transfers from the part-time program to the full-time program, the scholarship will expire upon graduation from the JD program or at the conclusion of the fourth year, whichever comes first.
Scholarships are paid in two equal installments each year, one each for the fall and spring semester. No payment is made for summer enrollment. The scholarship will be applied to the student’s university financial account.
Each year, the UHLC offers several scholarships to currently enrolled students. During this ceremony, the Law Center recognizes student achievements in a number of areas. Please pay particular attention to the criteria/description stated in each scholarship on this application. Deadline 2021: TBA
The 2020 Dean’s Awards Ceremony jas been cancelled due to COVI19..
Outside Scholarship Sources (JD & LLM)-All scholarship criteria and selection determinations are set by each individual donor (not the Law Center).
Applicants are encouraged to search for outside scholarships with individual organizations, sororities or fraternities, social clubs, religious or business organizations, employers of a parent, spouse or friend, foundations, town or city clubs, community organizations and civic groups such as the American Legion, YMCA, 4H Club, Elks, Kiwanis, Jaycees or girl & boy scouts. Any organization connected with your field of interest. Other options:
Law Preview Scholarships Sponsored by Thompson & Knight
Law Preview (the nation's largest law school prep course) has teamed up with Thompson & Knight to provide Law Preview Scholarships to ten (10) members of our entering class. Select members of our entering class can attend a law school prep course this summer at no cost. To learn more about this scholarship opportunity and see if you qualify, visit the following URL: bit.ly/UHLC-LP-Scholarships.
Law Preview’s “One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship
Each year, BARBRI Law Preview honors 10 future change agents who are heading to law school. Ten finalists will be rewarded with scholarships to help pay for the first year of law school: First Place ($10k), Second Place ($5k) and Eight Runners-up ($1k). You can review scholarship details here: http://bit.ly/10K_Scholarship.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (The CB) announces Sept. 1 for a new loan repayment program benefitting recently appointed peace officers who have student loan debt.
All scholarship criteria and selection determinations are set by each individual donor (not the Law Center).
Outside Scholarships (JD & LLM) - All scholarship criteria and selection determinations are set by each individual donor (not the Law Center).
All award criteria and selection determinations are set by each individual donor (not the Law Center).
North American Consortium Legal Education $900 - $1500 The North American Consortium of Legal Education (NACLE) sponsors the present writing competition to address topics related to “USMCA, Energy, and Environment, and Health Challenges: A legal context in complex times of COVID-19.” Deadline: October 27, 2020.
New York State Bar Association: Albert S. Pegram International Writing Competition Award $2,000 and publication of the article (subject to editorial approval) in the New York International Law Review. Deadline: November 6, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.
vLex International Law & Technology Writing Competition 2021 The International Law and Technology Writing Competition is open for submissions of blog-style articles of 1,000 words, from students around the world. Grand prize of £1,500 (approximately $1,940 US) and a 3-month internship. Deadline: December 1, 2020.
State Bar of Texas: Insurance Law Section – 2020 Student Writing Competition $500-$4000 - Student-authored papers on an insurance law, insurance coverage, and/or insurance-law related topic of the student’s choice and at the student’s discretion. Deadline: December 10, 2020
Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition in Administration Law $1,500 and special recognition at the 2021 American Constitution Society National Convention. Deadline: Sunday February 7, 2021
American Indian Law Review 2020-2021 Competition $250 - $1000 The first-place winner’s paper will receive publication by the American Indian Law Review, an official periodical of the University of Oklahoma College of Law with international readership. Deadline: February 26, 2021 by 6:00 p.m. EST
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2021 $500 - $3000 and author of first place paper will be a guest at the ABA Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference. Deadline: June 15, 2021
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