Pride Foundation Scholarships Deadline is January 11th!

The Pride Foundation offers 60 scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students associated with the northwest. Some of these are particularly relevant to students interested in law. Below are examples of two relevant scholarships. Students can submit a single application to be considered for all 60 scholarships! See a list of all scholarship funds and apply here!

Davis Wright Tremaine Pride Foundation Scholarship for Oregon Residents pursuing a juris doctorate at an American Bar Association Accredited law school.

To be eligible, a candidate must:

  1.  Identify as a member of the LGBTQ community
  2.  Be a resident of Oregon (must have lived in Oregon for more than one year)
  3.  Be an incoming first year student pursuing a juris doctorate at an ABA accredited law school
  4.  Demonstrate the intent to practice law in Oregon after graduating law school

Political Leadership Scholarship for students studying law, political science, public policy, or public administration with the goal of improving rights for LGBTQ people. Preference is given to LGBTQ students of color and low-income or first-generation college students.

Law School Funding and Application Webinars

AccessLex is offering two free webinars in the coming weeks. AccessLex is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aspiring law students with the information they need to make strategic decisions about their educations. RSVP using the links below!

Webinar: Financing Your Legal Education

In this session, we’ll discuss the costs of pursuing a legal education, describe the financial aid application process, review the available financing options and identify ways your students can be financially prepared to achieve their goals.

Webinar: Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach

Presented by AccessLex’s Director of Diversity Programs, this presentation reviews the essential components of a successful law school application – and offers tips and strategies for applicants.

Information Session: Financing Your Legal Education – Oct 18 2018

AccessLex will be stopping by the Undergraduate Law Society to discuss questions you should be asking before, during and after law school, and to offer tools to help you make informed financial decisions every step of the way.

The presentation will take place from 5pm-6pm in room 282 of the Knight Law Center.

AccessLex is a non-profit organization that aims inform students of the economic realities of law school without limiting their aspirations. They offer a number of resources including Analytix, which breaks down and compares law school statistics, as well as AccessConnex, a free student loan helpline for law students.

$10,000 Law School Scholarship Opportunity

BARBRI Law Preview and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity have partnered to offer a $10,000 scholarship to help a student pay for the first year of law school.

“One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship details:

  • Complete your scholarship application online.
  • Submit a 500-word essay or less online by April 15, 2018, in response to:
    How you hope to use your law degree to change our world and how would $10,000 towards your 1L tuition change your world?
  • 10 finalists will be selected by Law Preview panelists and will be notified on or before April 25, 2018.
  • Finalists will be announced on lawpreview.com soon after.
  • The $10,000 scholarship recipient will be chosen by Law Preview, and the award will be paid directly to his or her law school. Notification will take place on or before June 10, 2018.

View the official rules and apply today!

Financing Your Legal Education Webinars

Law school is an investment — both in time and money — so it’s important for your aspiring law students to understand their options in terms of financing that investment. Upcoming Financing Your Legal Education webinars by AccessLex will review cost of attendance, financing options, the financial aid application process and more. Follow the links below to register!

LSAT Prep Scholarship Available

financing_law_schoolThe Equality and Diversity Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association is awarding scholarships for law school applicants who will enhance diversity in Oregon’s legal community. The scholarships will be applied toward a private LSAT preparation course.

Applicants should submit the application by Friday, March 4, 2016, to ensure consideration.

Read eligibility requirements and download the scholarship application below.

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Preparing for Success in Law School: Expert Advice for Undergraduates

application_processspartan-helmet-ogWednesday, February 24, 2016
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PST

This webinar will offer expert advice to undergraduates (and those in the work force) who are in the early phases of considering law school.  MSU Law’s two expert presenters – a highly experienced pre-law advisor from a public flagship university and a veteran dean of law admissions and admission consultant – will address the following topics:

  • Courses, experiences and skills that can provide a strong foundation for success in law school
  • Recommendations for learning about legal careers and suggestions for learning about the costs and returns of a legal education
  • A timeline for preparing for and applying to law school
  • Strategies to position yourself for admission and scholarship opportunities at the law schools of your choice

Register for the event here!

Missed the event? A recording of the webinar will be available here.