Scholarship Opportunity for Law Students Interested in Labor & Employment Law

Who is awarding this scholarship? The Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar.

Who can apply for this scholarship?

  • Current 2Ls and 3Ls
  • Enrolled in a Juris Doctor degree-seeking program at a Florida Law School (students visiting from an out-of-state school are not eligible)
  • With a demonstrated interest in Labor & Employment Law

What is being awarded?

  • $1000 to one student or $500 split between two equal candidates
  • The scholarship check is accompanied by a recognition plaque from the Section
  • Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed (up to $350) to attend the Section’s Award Ceremony & Hall of Fame Induction, held on June 26, 2019 in Boca Raton, during the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention (travel expenses can include one night of conference hotel expense)

What must I do to be considered for the scholarship?

  • Prepare a cover page that includes
    • Your contact information, school, and year (2L or 3L)
    • Completed & anticipated labor and employment related course work (identifying when courses were taken or will be taken)
    • Relevant professional experience (this can include job/intern placements for the summer of 2019)
    • Your involvement in school organizations (including Law Reviews and Journals) and any pro bono/volunteer activity

In lieu of the above you may submit a resume or CV, which is supplemented with your relevant course work.

  • A 250-500 word statement expressing your interest in Labor & Employment Law
  • Your name should be on each page of your submission
  • Your school name MUST be in the subject line of the email sent via email.

When is the application deadline? February 15, 2019

When will I be notified?

  • April 2019 – Candidates will be selected by the Law School Liaison Committee of the Labor & Employment Section of the Florida Bar and are subject to the approval of each candidate’s Law School