The Donald Memorial Legal Scholarship

The Donald Memorial Legal Scholarship was established by Houston criminal defense attorney Lisa Shapiro Strauss in honor of her late grandfather, Martin Donald. Mr. Donald was a Holocaust survivor, fighter, and honorable man – who embodied strength, character and justice.  Any student pursuing a college education in criminal justice law who has at minimum a 3.0 GPA is eligible to apply.

A $2,000 award will be given to one winning student. Essay Topic What are your reasons for pursuing a career in criminal justice law? Explain your views on reforming the criminal justice system and any new ideas in doing so. The essay should be between 1,000-1,500 words.

Application Deadline December 10, 2015

Visit to download an application and for application instructions.

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Law Offices of Billy Skinner Spring Student Scholarship

The Law Offices of Billy Skinner is offering a $1,000 scholarship to current (and aspiring) law students.

Deadline for spring applications is December 15th.

Details may be found at scholarship page.

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Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship by Kraut Law Group

Kraut Law Group in Los Angeles, CA announces a recurring scholarship worth $500 for aspiring lawyers this Fall semester.

Who is eligible: All students, graduate and undergraduate, who are enrolled in a law related program and have aspirations of becoming a lawyer are encouraged to apply.

Application instructions: Applications must be submitted in full, online, by Dec 31, 2015 in order to be considered.

Award: One applicant will be chosen and awarded $500 after the application deadline, between the dates of January 1, 2016 and February 29, 2016.

Additional instructions and eligibility requirements can be seen by visiting the scholarship application page and clicking on “Requirements”.

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Jonathan M. Feigenbaum, Esq. Scholarship

2015 Student Scholarship Video Contest  

Application deadline:  August 15th

Every year Jonathan M. Feigenbaum, Esq. offers a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. law student who can submit the best video essay demonstrating why he or she chose a career in law. More details can be found here.

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Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers announce Akron Law Student as scholarship recipient

From the Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers Blog:

We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2015 Michigan Workers Comp Law Scholarship is Christopher A. Nagy. He is a student at the University of Akron School of Law and recently completed his second year.

Eligibility requirements included being a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, enrollment in an ABA accredited law school within the United States, and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Mr. Nagy was selected based upon the strength of his essay and accomplishments.

We asked law students to give their point of view on how current laws impact employees’ legal rights regarding workplace injuries. Do they feel their state’s laws are too strict or too lenient regarding workers’ compensation?

Our attorneys are particularly impressed with Mr. Nagy’s insight and suggestions for improvement to Ohio’s workers’ compensation system. Some of the issues raised in his essay are listed below and impact workers’ compensation systems across the U.S.:

• Recognizing that claimants often have a difficult time proving an aggravation of a pre-existing condition.

• Seeing a need to update laws based upon machinery and industrial practices dating back several decades.

• Acknowledging that claimants with mental health conditions are sometimes overlooked and a change of thinking might be necessary.

• Examining inconsistencies among hearing officers and suggesting a more uniform standard.

We wish Christopher continued success as he pursues his law degree at the University of Akron. Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers offer the Workers’ Comp Law Scholarship every year with a June 1st deadline. Here’s more information including eligibility and an application.

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