Max J. Madrid Law Diversity Scholarship

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Class Level
1L

Basic Eligibility: Persons in their first or second year of law school may apply if they are from a diverse background that historically has been underrepresented within the legal profession.

Selection Criteria

  • Strong academic achievement in college and law school
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with employment and/or community service experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in research and communication skills, including written and oral
  • Compelling statement of the applicant\'s desire and the ability to overcome obstacles
  • The student must be in good standing, and the chosen law school must be ABA-accredited

Application Process: All applications must be submitted by email to Susan Harris at susanh@modrall.com. The deadline for receipt of applications for the scholarship is January 30, 2021. For an application to be considered complete and reviewed, it must include all of the following:
  • A personal statement of 500 to 700 words addressing eligibility and the selection
  • criteria
  • A current resume showing applicant\'s education, job history, and community
  • involvement
  • A five to ten page writing sample, unedited by any third party, preferably on a legal topic
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) from undergraduate and graduate or law programs
  • Two academic, professional and/or employment references with full contact information

Selected candidates who are finalists for the scholarship will be contacted to schedule interviews.

Award
$10,000
Application Period
October 18, 2021 - January 16, 2022
Deadline
January 28, 2022

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