Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Writing Competition for a $5,000 Scholarship

As part of LSAC’s ongoing commitment to promoting diversity in law schools and the legal profession, we sponsor a biennial Diversity and Inclusion writing competition designed to advance the dialogue about recruitment and retention strategies that can attract a more diverse class of law students. 

The writing prompt for this year’s competition is “why a diverse and inclusive bar is essential to equality, justice, and the rule of law.” The competition is open to all currently enrolled law students, and submissions are due to LSAC no later than March 31, 2020. Winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. 

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Werman Salas P.C. Labor And Employment Law Scholarship

Werman Salas P.C. is very excited to announce a scholarship opportunity to students at the University of Akron.  

Name of Scholarship: Werman Salas P.C. Labor And Employment Law Scholarship.

Award: $1,000

Short Description: Applicants must submit a combined personal statement and essay (under 800 words) describing their interest in labor or employment law, workers’ rights, or economic policy relating to overtime pay, minimum wages, or gender-based pay disparities; and how that interest informs their future employment goals.

Eligibility Requirements

In order for students to participate in this scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Must be currently attending an American University or College and enrolled in any undergraduate program

Submit an online submission for the chosen topic via email and provide their Name, Address, Phone Number and Proof of Enrollment

Must provide the essay submission attached (as a .pdf) to the application email

The application deadline is September 1, 2020

For more information, please see our scholarship website at

Mark T. Banner Scholarship Opportunity

This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.

The recipient of the scholarship receives $10,000 to be applied to their legal education. This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through at least the Fall semester 2020. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

• Commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law.

• Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.

• Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).

• Written and oral communication skills.

• Leadership qualities and community involvement.

• Member of a historically underrepresented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability).

Applications need to be submitted by December 6, 2019. The application is available on the Linn Inn of Court’s website