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There are wide range of scholarships available for law school. Below is a listing of scholarships that focus on enhancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

  • Social Justice Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate strong academic potential and bring to the College a broad range of personal backgrounds and intellectual experiences. The College seeks to assemble a class that is both academically qualified and broadly diverse. Social justice embodies the fair and equitable distribution of social, political, economic and other benefits and burdens to all individuals within a state or society. The legal profession is deeply committed to social justice and to the institutions, programs and movements that seek fairness, equity, inclusion and self determination for those communities that are currently or have been historically minorities, marginalized or under resourced. Students that have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to social justice through employment, volunteer efforts, community engagement, or public service are eligible for consideration. 
  • Access Scholarships are awarded to increase the access to legal education for students from all backgrounds. Students that were Pell eligible during their undergraduate education, are U.S. citizens or an eligible non-citizen, and demonstration financial need as determined by FAFSA are eligible to be considered for an Access Scholarship. Factors may also include status as a first generation college student, parental income at high school graduation, or extraordinary financial hardship. 
  • Leadership Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate strong leadership potential. The scholarships are based on leadership qualities, professional and personal life accomplishments, past academic achievement, and commitment to making a difference in communities and organizations. 

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund is intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to the scholarship recipients. Only entering, first-year law students may apply. Applicants must have received a minimum GPA of 2.5 at their undergraduate institution and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Award: $5,000 (renewable)
Legal Opportunity Scholarship Committee
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312)-988-5642



ATLA Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarships
Up to six $1,000 tuition assistance scholarships will be awarded. These scholarships are open to all first and second year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and Bi-Racial ATLA Law student Members. Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who best meet, but not limited to, the following criteria: exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy, express a desire to represent victims, demonstrate a commitment to ATLA and dedication to its mission through involvement in an ATLA student chapter and Minority Caucus activities show a financial need for scholarship.
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
ATLA Minority Caucus
ATTN: Michelle Haynes
1050 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 800-424-2725, ext. 278 or 202-944-2827


Black Law Students Association Jones Day Robert M. Duncan Scholarship
The Black Law Students Association of The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law (BLSA) and Jones Day have partnered to award the one-year $10,000 BLSA-Jones Day Judge Robert M. Duncan Scholarship to an undergraduate student interested in pursuing his or her legal education at the Moritz College of Law. This Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated strong academic performance, interest or leadership with respect to communities of color, and an aspiration to pursue a legal career. As set forth in the attached application, the applicant must receive, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college during or before Fall Semester 2011 and must matriculate to the Moritz College of Law in Fall Semester of 2011 as a first-year student. The application can be found hereFor more information on the Moritz College of Law BLSA, please visit their website.


Latino Lawyers Association Law School Scholarship Fund
The LLA Law School Scholarship Program each year awards scholarships to deserving Latino students entering their first, second, or third year of law school. The scholarships are awarded to Latino students based upon three primary factors:
• demonstrated commitment to work with the Latino community
• financial need
• academic achievement
Latino Lawyers Association Law School Scholarship Fund
c/o Maribel Medina
333 South Hope Street, 38th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90017


Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
The Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program promotes academic excellence and diversity in law schools by awarding ten newly accepted law students with scholarships to help defray their educational expenses. The LMJ Scholarships will provide ten selected students with $10,000 a year for three years. In addition, approximately 7-8 students will also receive a one-time scholarship gift of $10,000 in support of their law school education.
Award: $10,000
Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)
MCCA LMJ Scholarship Program
Scholarships and Grants Administration
United Negro College Fund, Inc.
ATTN: Kimberly Hall
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 703-205-3443


Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Minority Law Student Scholarship Program
The $10,000 Law Scholarship will be awarded to minority students developing a career in intellectual property law or holding a past or present, full or part-time position in an area related to intellectual property law. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and outstanding academic performance in the undergraduate, graduate and law school levels (if applicable). General factors such as leadership skills, community activities or special accomplishments will also be taken into consideration.
Award: $10,000
The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
ATTN: AIPLEF Scholarship
90 William Street, Suite 1203
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-573-8888


Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter: Minority Merit Scholarship
2012 marks the ninth year for the Kegler Brown Minority Merit Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a minority student based on academic performance, accomplishments, activities and potential contributions to the legal community. Minority students from all law schools will be considered for the scholarship.
Contact: Cara Tammaro
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