Eligible applicants must be all of the following:
A U.S. citizen or permanent resident who self-identifies as female.
Enrolled in a 3L law school program for the fall 2024 semester.
In good academic standing.
Planning to become a plaintiff trial lawyer.
- A 1,000-1,500 word essay (writing prompt below) with this file name format: First Name_Last Name_Essay.
- A separate Word doc or PDF with the following information:
- First and last name.
- Preferred email address.
- Phone number.
- Name of academic institution and law school program.
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA.
- Cumulative law school GPA.
- LSAT score.
- Law firm where job has been accepted post-graduation (if applicable).
- How you heard about this scholarship.
Five finalists will be asked to submit a 5-7-minute video. Further instructions will follow the announcement of the finalists.
As an aspiring plaintiff trial lawyer, you must recognize that a civil justice system that simply dispenses cash at the end of litigation is an incomplete system. In order to enact a justice-based standard of care in the space, the trial bar and judiciary have a duty to acknowledge the settlement planning profession as part of the civil justice system.
In a 1,500-word essay, present a well-researched argument exploring what effect the profession of settlement planning has on our civil justice system and its stakeholders.