Timothy J. Ryan & Associates Law Scholarship

Our personal injury lawyers hold a strong belief that helping needy students continue their education is the responsibility of successful law firms and legal organizations. Having practiced law for over 30 years, attorney Timothy J. Ryan has placed great value on his own education, making difficult sacrifices on his path to and beyond California’s courts. If you are a student intending to do the same, Timothy J. Ryan & Associates wants to help.

Timothy J. Ryan & Associates has a long history of providing community services through fundraisers and events, and we are now very proud to provide students aspiring to become lawyers with much-needed help through the Timothy J. Ryan & Associates Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity will be awarded to one law student each year and will be distributed based upon verifiable merit.

Please make sure to carefully review the scholarship eligibility requirements and applicant process below. Those planning to submit must remember to include:

  • Your last name as well as your first,
  • Email address,
  • Phone number including area code and,
  • Mailing address with your scholarship application submission.

The award recipient will receive the scholarship money 30-90 days after the deadline date. If you plan on participating, please note that your participation is also an agreement that you are giving Timothy J. Ryan & Associates full consent to contact you by mail, phone, and email. Also, if you win, you are providing your consent to use your first and last name, university law school or college identification as well as your submitted law essay on our website and for any promotional purposes we would like, without any further compensation or payment to you. If you have a preferred photo, please send it in with your law scholarship submission. The winner will be personally responsible for payment of any taxes due to the receipt of the law scholarship.

2016 Law Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

Total Award: $1,000.

Scholarship Submission Deadline: Must be received by March 1st, 2016.

This law scholarship is available to any and all law or university students who are currently attending and enrolled at a law school accredited by their state or an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or American University.

Application Instructions:

Please complete a written essay, providing answers to the questions provided as well as provide proof of current attendance (transcripts work) at a college or university. Your answers should be 1,000 to 5,000 words, although no word count is required.

Submissions must be sent to us by either email or mail: 
Timothy J. Ryan & Associates
8072 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647 

Make sure to include the following information in your application as it is required:

  • Your last and first name, address where you can receive mail, as well as contact details including your phone number and email address.
  • Current academic status statement and evidence that you are currently attending law school or an accredited college as set forth above. You current undergraduate or law school transcript can be submitted as evidence. By submitting you are giving us full consent to confirm your attendance and enrollment by contacting the college or University.
  • Your essay as a Word document.

2016 Essay Question:

An employer hired a driver to operate a delivery van. Before the employer allowed the driver to operate the van, the employer checked the driver’s prior employers, required the driver to undergo a physical examination by a licensed doctor, and provided the driver with extensive training in car safety. Frank, the medical doctor who examined the driver, discovered that the driver had a sleeping disorder that caused the driver to randomly fall asleep and that the driver had on multiple occasions fallen asleep while driving. The driver pleaded with Frank not to tell the employer about the sleeping disorder. Frank agreed, and omitted this information from the driver’s physical examination form that he sent to the employer. Frank also sent a letter to the employer assuring him that the driver was medically fit to be a delivery driver. The employer then provided the driver with a daily route and paid him a weekly salary. While the driver was making deliveries for the employer, the delivery van left the road and struck a pedestrian, who suffered severe injuries as a result. The pedestrian filed a lawsuit for the damages as a result of the serious injuries sustained in the car accident against the driver, the employer, and Frank the doctor.

  1. Can the pedestrian prevail under the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur concerning Driver’s alleged negligence? Discuss.
  2. What arguments will the pedestrian make in support of his negligence claims, what defenses can be raised, and who is likely to win in a lawsuit filed by the pedestrian against: a. The employer? Discuss. b. Frank the doctor? Discuss.

Privacy Policy and User Communications:

Privacy Policy: By submitting a law scholarship application, the applicant automatically provides Timothy J. Ryan & Associates, all representatives and/or agents all permissions to post the applicant’s name, school, image (if submitted) and winning essay on www.tjryanlaw.com or other marketing materials in the event he or she wins. We are also accepting permission to call and/or send you info pertaining to your application.

User Communications – When you send email communications to Timothy J. Ryan & Associates, representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Timothy J. Ryan & Associates, its agents and representatives will never knowingly sell or otherwise transfer your info other than in accordance with terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this law scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and regular attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.