Tag Archive: law school scholarships

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Where to Find Law School Scholarships

Law school is expensive. Like, really expensive (here’s a cheery article on the subject). Unless you have a treasure trove of hidden cash stashed away somewhere, you are probably going to rely on some combination of scholarships, financial aid, and student loans to finance your legal education. This post is about the first of those financing options—scholarships. In general, students either receive scholarships from their schools or from outside organizations.

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Blueprint LSAT Prep Instructor: How I Chose Columbia Law

Yuko Sin is an instructor and blogger for Blueprint LSAT Prep. He is starting at Columbia Law School this fall, and will be writing a series of law school-related posts about his experiences. Here’s part one.

Believe it or not, some people will choose a law school based purely on the school’s place in the US News Rankings. Some think they’re being more clever by using the “Specialty Rankings.” Still others are attracted to such fringe benefits as having to swear off sex and booze – I’m looking at you BYU applicants.

For me, choosing a law school was all about cost of attendance versus job placement. I found that indeed, Puffy Daddy was right, it is all about the Benjamins.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.9.13

A) Conditional scholarships may be on their way out. Learn why. Wall Street Journal.

B) ACLU is declaring war on several states that have a ban on same-sex marriage. JD Journal.

C) Small privacy-rights organization asks the Supreme Court to block NSA telephone surveillance. They are in for an uphill battle. The National Law Journal.

D) The United States is no longer the most obese country! Hip hip hooray! Thank you Mexico. Huffington Post.

E) Spot on accurate depictions that you are almost 30. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.8.13

A) Are some law schools likely to withdraw their offers of merit-based scholarships? Above the Law.

B) Some law schools, on the other hand, are practically giving away free money. Inside Higher Ed.

C) UCLA and Southwestern are teaming up to have their law students get some real-world experience while supporting non-profits. LA Times.

D) The George Zimmerman trial is currently underway — keep track of all the updates. CNN.

E) This epic story of two high school athletes promises to tug at the heartstrings. Don’t forget the tissues. ESPN.

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Don’t Expect Law School Scholarships to Fall in Your Lap

Last week, we were reminded of the Sandy Cohen Public Defender Fellowship, rewarded to a Berkeley Law student working in the Orange County public defender’s office, and named after the eponymous character from The O.C. Really. This isn’t exactly breaking news, but given that the number of law school applicants has been plummeting, we wouldn’t be surprised to see even more of these. Law school tuition is bad enough, having nearly doubled in the last eleven years, leaving little money for room and board. So how about the Ally McBeal Nutritional Supplement Fund to help students stay fed? Or what about all the poor sorority girls who thought Legally Blonde was a documentary? The Elle Woods Expectations Management Grant will help to lessen the blow.

But in all seriousness, now more than ever you prospective law students should be on the lookout for scholarships.