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The 2016 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Is Now Available!

Application deadline is June 19, 2015.

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2015. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2016 in one of our Firm’s offices.  Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student’s third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit:
http://www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices/

Please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley with questions at hbeasley@bakerdonelson.com or 205.244.3833.

Reminder: SCWLA Deadline This Friday!

Each year the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (“SCWLA”)provides a scholarship to a current 1L or 2L student for the following school year. If you are interested in applying please email Women in Law at uscwomeninlaw@gmail.com.

The SCWLA Foundation Scholarships are intended to:
1. Recognize law students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and an aptitude for leadership and philanthropy;

2. Promote excellence in legal studies by providing assistance to deserving students; and

3. Advance the missions of both the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the SCWLA Foundation, which include: enhancing the welfare and development of women lawyers and supporting their interests and encouraging philanthropy by women lawyers in South Carolina for the benefit of the greater community.

One scholarship per law school is given each year, contingent on the applicant pool and scholarship funds raised by the SCWLA Foundation. Finalists will be the guests of honor at the SCWLA CLE Convention in Fall 2015. Anticipated amount of the 2015 scholarship is at least $1,500.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and philanthropic potential, and a strong commitment to the profession. Involvement in programs that advance or support women in the profession and in the community and participation in community service activities are given particular consideration.

Scholarship applications must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than March 20, 2015.

For the most up to date information, please see the following Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/783234578396827/

Intellectual Property Law Scholarship Available

The Mark T. Banner Scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.

The recipient of the scholarship receives $5,000 to be applied to their legal education.  This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2015.  Scholarship recipients are selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

• Commitment to the pursuit of a career in intellectual property law.

• Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism.

• Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school).

• Written and oral communication skills.

• Leadership qualities and community involvement.

• Member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability).

Applications need to be submitted by November 12, 2014.  The application is available on the Linn Inn of Court’s website athttp://www.linninn.org/Pages/scholarship.shtml.