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On this page you can find information and resources available to students for academic achievement and wellness while in law school.
Here’s a resource list for law school specific contacts in Student Services; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Academic Support, and more.
Access the Wellness Guide for Law Students
If you would like to contact Student Services or Academic Support, you can find our contact information here.
Academic Accommodation Tip Sheet (Spring 2023)
Bar Exam Accommodation Tip Sheet (2023)
Library Resources and Textbook Access
Mental Health Support
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The following is a listing of external scholarship and writing competition opportunities. While not exhaustive, this list can provide a good starting point in your search for outside funding of your legal education. Many scholarships can be found through the AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank.
Bronx County Bar Association Academic Scholarships
The Bronx County Bar Association is proud to announce that for the academic year commencing September 2023, we will again award the Hon. Peggy Bernheim Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $6,000 and the Craig Lensch Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $6,000.
These scholarships are available to eligible, deserving first and second year law students, or third year law students expecting to graduate in May or June 2023 who are domiciled in Bronx County. The scholarships will be presented at our Annual Dinner on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the Marina del Rey. Recipients MUST attend the Dinner to receive their award.
Information and submission directions
Application deadline: March 24, 2023
Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law Writing Competition
The Competition is intended to encourage and reward writing on the subject of real property law by St. John’s Law students, and to foster additional scholarship and interest in this area. Entrants must be enrolled as J.D. or L.L.M. students at St. John’s University School of Law in good standing at the time of the submission and at the time of the selection of a winner. To be eligible for submission, a paper must be the student’s original writing on a topic relating to real property or land use law. “Real property or land use” shall be interpreted broadly to include related areas such as, inter alia, environmental, finance and banking law, if the paper topic has significant implications for real property or land use law.
Award: The winner will receive: (i) a $500 cash prize, (ii) recognition via the Mattone Institute’s newsletter and social media platforms, and (iii) assistance and support from the Director and other relevant members of the Law School administration and faculty for the publication of the winning paper in relevant law reviews and journals. No representation or warranty is made that any winning article will in fact be published in one or more publications.
Application deadline: March 31, 2023
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) LMJ Scholarship
The LMJ Scholarship is a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students. The scholarship is open to women and diverse students who have: been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis; an outstanding or promising academic record; an interest in corporate law; demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; a financial need; and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The LMJ Scholarship grants scholarships of $10,000 to students for their first year of law school. In addition to financial support, LMJ scholars are connected with peers, alumni, and mentors, who are available to provide professional support, such as guidance on addressing academic or personal obstacles that arise over the course of their legal careers.
Who Is Eligible To Apply?
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
Demonstrated community service and leadership qualities
Application deadline: April 3, 2023
Trepp Education Segment Scholarship
The Trepp Education Segment is accepting applications for the inaugural Trepp Inc. Education Segment Scholarship.
Award: Scholarship(s) are up to $10,000 USD for tuition and will be awarded based on merit.
Application deadline: April 7, 2023
Trepp Future CRE Leaders Awards Program
Through the TreppEducation segment, the Future CRE Leaders Awards program is designed to recognize outstanding and innovative individuals who are looking to make an impact in the commercial real estate sector upon graduating from their studies.
2023 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship. Established in 2004 by the law firm, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., the scholarship will be awarded to a law school student who excels in legal writing and advocacy skills. Previous winners of this scholarship have gone on to hold positions at law firms such as Cravath and Cadwalader, and as in-house counsel at organizations including Cancer Genetics, Inc. and NY Arc. An essay that displays excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills must be submitted for consideration of this scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and will be awarded to one (1) student. The scholarship will be applied to the student’s tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year.
The scholarship is open to all second-year (2L) students as of spring 2023 semester enrolled in a law school in the State of New York.
Women Economic Developers of Long Island Madelyn Orsini Award
The Madelyn Orsini Award is presented annually to a female student who demonstrates the values of the WEDLI organization by her commitment to leadership and community service on Long Island.
WEDLI members are not eligible for the award; family members are eligible.
Award: The annual award is a minimum amount of $1,000 and can be awarded to one or more recipients.
Application deadline: April 14, 2023
Robin Mangaser Tizon Memorial Scholarship
The Robin Mangaser Tizon Memorial Law Scholarship is sponsored by the NFALA Foundation in collaboration with FALA New York. Robin was a beloved wife, daughter, sister and proud Filipina-American lawyer. Throughout her life, Robin devoted herself to advocacy of many causes, including Filipino veterans’ rights, adolescents with cancer, and immigrants’ rights. She also had musical talent and a fine eye for design, enlivening any event with her singing, dancing, and keyboard skills. After overcoming stage III ovarian cancer at the age of 23, Robin achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer, graduating from Rutgers School of Law-Camden in 2013 with a joint JD/MBA degree. As one of the first members and original Co-Chair of the Public Relations Committee since FALA New York’s inception, Robin was instrumental in establishing the FALA New York brand and lasting communications strategy. Throughout her long battle with cancer, Robin remained committed to her duties at FALA New York.
This scholarship was established to honor Robin’s memory and support talented law students who embody her spirit and commitment to service. Each scholarship recipient will receive $800 to $1,000, depending on the number of recipients selected in a given year.
NFALA Foundation scholarships are made available, on a competitive basis, to students who are enrolled in their Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), or Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) at an accredited U.S. law school (Spring 2023 first time enrollees should submit a statement from your law school certifying that you are a law degree candidate enrolled at least part-time).
The NFALA Foundation strongly encourages applications from applicants reflecting diverse cultural and experiential backgrounds, people with disabilities and of diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, work experiences, national origins, sexual orientations and ages.
Application deadline: April 28, 2023 by 5:00PM
LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program
This scholarship is intended for law students and/or recent law school graduates studying for the Bar who are either LGBTQ+ or who will be working in the LGBTQ+ space doing public interest work. The Scholarship will provide financial support to a first, second or third year law student, or recent law graduate to enable the student or recent law graduate to work in the LGBTQ+ public interest arena.
One or more scholarships of up to $5000 each are awarded annually, subject to the availability of funds and the recommendation of the Commission’s Scholarship Committee.
Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of their complete application and all supporting materials, and demonstrated commitment to improve the legal and social standing of the LGBTQ community, including LGBTQ individuals. Every effort will be made to award two scholarships and to reflect diversity in the award recipients. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Award: up to $5,000
Application deadline: April 28, 2023
MAX by AccessLex Hannah R. Arterian Memorial Scholarship
Hannah R. Arterian served as a distinguished member of the AccessLex Institute Board of Directors from 2011 to 2020, including two terms as Board Chair. Hannah was an unflinching advocate for the Company's nonprofit mission and its vision to empower the next generation of lawyers through research, policy advocacy, and student-focused initiatives. An ever-present participant in the Company's annual events, a staunch supporter of the Company's resources and programs that directly serve law students, and a champion for the creation of the MAX by AccessLex® program, we are honored to announce the inaugural MAX by AccessLex® Hannah R. Arterian Memorial Scholarship.
Annually, one 1L MAX participant who completes the eight-part Financial Foundations course and attends at least two MAX events will be automatically entered to win a $50,000 scholarship toward their remaining law school tuition. The first drawing of the Scholarship will take place on May 1, 2023 and will thereby stand apart from the annual MAX by AccessLex® Grand Prize Scholarship Drawing on April 1.
The MAX by AccessLex® (“MAX”) Scholarship Drawing (“Drawing”) is open to individuals who:
(a) are U.S. citizens or lawful residents currently residing in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, and who are at least 18 years old (19 years old in Alabama and Nebraska, and 21 years old in Mississippi) as of the date of entry;
(b) are enrolled as first year (“1L”), law students at participating MAX law schools; and
(c) register on the MAX Drawing website (https://askedna.accesslex.org) during the Drawing Entry Period (“Students” or “Entrants”). Employees, Officers and Directors of Sponsor and any affiliate thereof and members of their immediate families (defined for these Official Rules as spouses, parents, children, siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or individuals living in the same household (whether related or not) of any of the above are not eligible to win.
Opportunity to obtain entries for the Drawing begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on 07/01/2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on 04/30/2023 (the “Drawing Entry Period”).
Scholarship Drawing & Official Rules
Deadline: April 30, 2023
Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship
Each year, AAJ's Minority Caucus awards a $5,000 scholarship to a minority Law Student member entering their first, second, or third year of law school. Additionally, the winner receives a registration and travel stipend to attend the AAJ Annual Convention.
The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best:
To apply, you must be an AAJ Law Student member (join here), be enrolled in an ABA-approved law school, and submit a complete application package.
Application deadline: May 1, 2023
Mike Eidson Law Student Scholarship
Each year, the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus awards a $5,000 scholarship to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. Additionally, the winner receives a registration and travel stipend to attend the AAJ Annual Convention.
Trial Advocacy Law Student Scholarship
Open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second or third year of law school, this $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a commitment to AAJ and its mission, a desire to represent victims, interest and skill in trial advocacy, and financial need.
Leesfield Law Student Scholarship
Sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $1,500 to a first- or second-year law student and is to help subsidize the Law Student Member's attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention.
AAJ's Annual Convention is a wonderful opportunity for law students to build the foundation for success as a trial lawyer. Network with top trial lawyers from around the country, learn about cutting-edge trial advocacy issues at CLE programs, and meet members of AAJ's New Lawyer Division (NLD).
Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship
Charles E. Joseph has dedicated his career to fighting for workers’ rights as a plaintiff’s employment lawyer. His work has protected victims of discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage theft. Charles E. Joseph founded Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP, a New York firm that has recovered more than $140 million for workers. He also created Working Now and Then, a resource on employment law and worker’s rights.
In order to encourage future employment lawyers, the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a law student who plans to work in plaintiff’s employment law.
Trial LawHER Scholarship
For future women trial lawyers, the power of settlement planning is backed by Milestone and placed in your hands.
Milestone has established the Trial LawHER Scholarship to help a rising 3L female law student achieve her goal of becoming a plaintiff trial lawyer. This scholarship intends to elevate a rising woman leader in the plaintiff trial lawyer space and educate future trial lawyers around the importance and impact of settlement planning.
Eligible applicants must be all of the following:
Application deadline: May 1, 2023
2023 Brandeis Association Scholarship Fund
The Brandeis Association is proud to announce that this year we will be awarding three (3) scholarships of $5,000 for the 2022-2023 school year:
Only one application is necessary for all three scholarships. Scholarships will be presented at our Brandeis Association Scholarship Fund Event on June 11, 2023.
Scholarship Eligibility: Jewish law students who live in Queens County or attend law school in New York City, or attend Pace Law School, Touro Law School, or the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and who are 2L or 3L at the time of application.
Only online applications shall be accepted this year no hard copies of the application shall be mailed to the committee.
Application and submission directions
Application deadline: May 12, 2023
Terry Bryant Law Firm Law School Scholarship
The accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant is proud to announce the availability of a $2,500 scholarship to be awarded to a student who has been accepted to or is currently enrolled in an ABA- or AALS-accredited law school. We believe that attorneys can be agents of change and advocates for those who deserve a voice. We’ve centered our practice around this philosophy, and we’re hopeful that tomorrow’s lawyers will continue this mission.
The Terry Bryant Law School Scholarship is available to all future or current law school students, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicants must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0 and must be currently attending or planning to enter a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
Application deadline: June 1, 2023
2023 Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) is sponsoring this Writing Competition to encourage law students who are interested in careers in customs and international trade law. The topic is an in-depth analysis of a current issue relevant to customs and international trade law.
Who is Eligible
Entrants must be enrolled in a J.D. or L.L.M. program at any of U.S. law school during the 2022-23 school year.
For any questions related to the competition, please email the faculty advisor, Professor Kathleen Claussen at [email protected]
Award: $1,000 First Prize; $500 Second Prize
Application deadline: June 12, 2023
2023 Cole Schotz P.C. Diversity Scholarship Program
Cole Schotz P.C. is committed to the advancement of diverse law students. Fostering diversity in the legal profession contributes to the quality of the profession and strengthens our ability to serve our clients and communities. As part of Cole Schotz’s continuing commitment to diversity equity and inclusion in the legal community, we have created the Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship.
The Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship is open to a second-year, full time law student in good standing. Consideration is given to the candidate’s academic achievement, involvement in community service, social justice activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and advancement of diversity in the legal profession. (These values are weighted collectively; no one value is predominate). The recipient will receive a one-time $10,000 scholarship.
To be eligible for the Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Application deadline: July 1, 2023
All St. John’s School of Law students are provided with complimentary WestLaw accounts. WestLaw is a wonderful tool for doing online research and also gives you access to the Academic TWEN pages. You will receive your WestLaw account information and TWEN registration key before your first day of class.
Instructions for Accessing TWEN
TWEN is an online system where professors will create special course webpages where students can find assignments, access course materials, and submit assignments. TWEN can only be accessed via www.lawschool.westlaw.com using the Westlaw TWEN Key Number. You will receive a personal TWEN Key Number before or at your Orientation. For questions about your TWEN Key Number, please contact Sheila Aronson: [email protected]. To register your password go to www.lawschool.westlaw.com and click “REGISTER” and follow the steps. You will receive a confirmation message and a follow up email.
Once you have registered for TWEN, you will need to add your classes to your TWEN “My Courses” listing as follows:
Additional information on Registering for and using TWEN can be found here.
Some professors may use Canvas (a learning management system) instead of TWEN. To learn how to use Canvas, please take Canvas the student training course.
West Study Aids Platform – Free for All Students!
This resource puts study aids of all kinds at your fingertips: videos, audio recordings, outlines, law summaries, and practice supplements.
How to access these great materials and create a personal account:
Once you have verified your email address you can access all the content available in your subscription and you can log-in independently from your school’s network.
West Academic eBook Resources
The St. John’s Law Student Emergency Fund was founded thanks to generous contributions from the St. John’s Law family. This fund aims to support students who are facing short-term financial emergencies. Applications are open to St. John’s Law students currently enrolled in classes.
You can apply for assistance now by completing the online application HERE.
Financial support will be offered to help cover unexpected and necessary student expenses. These needs may include (but are not limited to) funding for food, emergency medical expenses, technological needs to enable participation in classes and assignments, emergency travel due to illness or bereavement, or funding for course materials not otherwise available. Applications are available through the link below, and the committee will aim to respond to applicants within three business days. Only completed applications will be considered. If the committee asks for additional information or documentation, we ask that you respond to that request in a timely manner. Please be sure to check your St. John’s email regularly, as this is the account that will receive all official communications regarding the St. John’s Law Student Emergency Fund.
Please remember that the committee will work diligently to support students and find solutions to the varied challenges presented. But though the need is great, funds are limited. We want to help as many students as we can, and to accomplish that we ask that everyone be thoughtful and sincere about your requests. Everyone applying for support should also continue to pursue all other available options, including applying for emergency loan assistance through the Office of Student Financial Services which can be reached at [email protected].
If you are struggling with other non-financial challenges, please remember that the University continues to offer many forms of support. You can access the Center for Counseling & Consultation remotely by filling out this form. And you can always reach out to our law school Student Services team by emailing [email protected].
Thank you to AccessLex for their generous contribution of $25,000 to our Student Emergency Fund.