The Kline School of law has launched two new scholarship programs that will be available to new JD students, starting with the entering class of 2018-19.
The Courtroom Scholarship Program will enhance opportunities for students seeking to take part in the school’s Trial Advocacy program, which has been ranked 15th in the U.S. by U.S. News.
Scholarships ranging up to full tuition will be awarded to as many as five students admitted annually who demonstrate outstanding skills in undergraduate mock trial competitions. Eligible students must participate in American Mock Trial Association undergraduate competitions, and scholarships will be awarded based solely on experience and success in those contests.
Recipients will not only be matched with a mentor who is an accomplished trial lawyer, they will get selection priority for all Trial Advocacy courses.
The Public Interest Scholarship Program will support students who share the law school’s commitment to pro bono service and legal practice that promotes the public good.
Up to five students will be eligible to receive scholarships in amounts ranging up to full tuition each calendar year.
Recipients will have selection priority for public interest clinics and co-op placements and they will be paired with two mentors: a public interest lawyer and a member of the law school’s public interest faculty.