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If you’re a law student with an interest in diversity-related issues, you should apply for Zelle’s Diversity in Law Scholarship.

The Scholarship is designed to encourage and assist students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives, as well as students with a proven interest in diversity-related issues, in pursuing the law as a profession.

Application Deadline: March 29, 2021

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Benefits

The recipient gets a total of $15,000.00 to be applied towards the selected recipient’s law school tuition, fees, and text books.

  • One half of the scholarship is paid during the student’s second year of law school.
  • The other half of the scholarship paid for the student’s third year of law school. However, to receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student’s second year of law school.

Eligibility

Requirements/Specifications

The applicants must either be a:

  • First-year law student pursuing his/her Juris Doctor degree who are currently enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school and who have completed at least one semester of law school; or 
  • Part-time (four-year program) or joint-degree student currently enrolled in their second year of law school at an ABA-accredited law school.

Applicants also must either:

  • Be a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or 
  • Demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship. 

Applicants will also be selected by certain criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • Writing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • An interest in litigation (including antitrust and insurance litigation)
  • Financial need, and
  • A desire to practice in one the cities where Zelle maintains an office

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Application Instructions

  • To apply, complete and submit the attached application and required documents to Zelle LLP by March 29, 2021 at 12pm EST
  • Completed applications may be submitted by electronic mail to diversity@zelle.com

About the Zelle's Diversity in Law Scholarship

The Scholarship is designed to encourage and assist students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives, as well as students with a proven interest in diversity-related issues, in pursuing the law as a profession.

Zelle LLP is a law firm committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession.

Key Dates and Order of Program

The deadline for the submission of  the application and required documents is March 29, 2021 at 12pm EST

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