Hofstra Law

Federal Circuit Bar Association Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship


Deadline Date: Apr 15th, 2014
Posted Date: Jan 3rd, 2012


Deadline: April 15

Students (a) pursuing a juris doctor degree, (b) enrolling for the upcoming academic year (i.e., 2014/2015) in any law school accredited by the American Bar Association, (c) having financial need, and (d) showing a demonstrable interest in one of the many topics that lie within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (e.g., international trade, government contracts, patents, trademarks, certain money claims against the United States government, federal personnel, and veterans’ benefits). Students with interests solely in such areas as family, public interest, bankruptcy, or criminal law, for example, need not apply. Students pursuing advanced degrees (e.g., LL.M.) need not apply. Law schools should limit applications to no more than five students from their school in any one year.

How to apply? An application must include a single PDF format file that includes each of the following: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate and law school transcripts; and (3) an original, typed essay written by the applicant alone. The essay is limited to no more than 450 words, on one page, and should address the applicant’s financial need, any interests in particular areas of the law, and any specific qualifications for a particular scholarship considered relevant by the applicant (i.e., please highlight which scholarship you feel you are best qualified to receive). Applications may include unofficial transcripts, and need not include a letter of recommendation. For those applicants who will begin law school in the upcoming (i.e., 2014/2015) academic year and cannot provide a law school transcripts, please submit a copy of your letter of acceptance to law school. 

Award: Varies


Joseph Reisman, joseph.reisman@knobbe.com, 

Jennifer Doan, jdoan@haltomdoan.com