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Law Scholarships

The following Northern California law school scholarships are available for Empire College School of Law students to apply for. Empire law students are notified during the Spring Semester about approaching scholarship application deadlines and processes.

DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP:

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The Dean’s Scholarship was established by Dean Broderick in 2001. The scholarship is funded by late registration fees and fees that are collected for late examinations.

The purpose of the fund is to award law school scholarships in California annually to one or more law students enrolled at Empire College School of Law to assist them in the completion of their legal education. The amount awarded to each scholarship recipient will be within the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee is comprised of three faculty members.

The Scholarship Committee will consider the following attributes when selecting recipients for scholarships for law students in California:

  • Financial need;
  • Community involvement;
  • School leadership; and
  • Academic promise.

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship should complete and submit the Application for Dean’s Scholarship form, available in the Law School office.

KATHERINE THORNHILL SCHOLARSHIP:

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Katherine Thornhill is a graduate of Empire College School of Law, Class of 1991. The Katherine Thornhill scholarship was established to provide scholarships for students attending Empire College School of Law. The awards are based on financial need. The amount of the scholarship varies from year-to-year.

OLGA GRACEY SCHOLARSHIP:

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The Olga Gracey Scholarship was established by the Student Bar Association of Empire College School of Law in March 1981 in memory of Olga Gracey, a first-year law student who died tragically in a fire in February of the same year. Students, friends, and family members contributed to the original trust fund. During the academic year of 1993-1994, Professor Nancy Ryan donated a percentage of the proceeds from her seminars to this scholarship fund.

The purpose of the trust is to award a scholarship annually to qualified first-year law students enrolled at Empire College School of Law. The amount awarded to each scholarship recipient is to equal the cost of all textbooks required for the first-year course of study for the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded.

The Scholarship Committee is comprised of three faculty members. The criteria for the selection of each scholarship applicant is as follows:

  1. Each recipient must be a woman;
  2. She must be self-supporting; and
  3. She must be enrolled in her first year of study at Empire College School of Law.

In addition, the Scholarship Committee will consider the following attributes when selecting a scholarship recipient:

  • Financial need;
  • Apparent social commitment; and
  • Academic promise.

THIRD-PARTY SCHOLARSHIPS

The following law scholarships in California have been received by Empire College School of Law alumni and may benefit Law School students.


Alicia Bronbach, Esq.

(Class of 2006)
One of the advantages of Empire as a night vs. traditional law school is the real-life experience that most students have between college and law school. Being a second-career lawyer, you bring a lot more value to the table and to a prospective employer than you may appreciate.

Jacqueline Rosario, Esq

(Class of 2014)
I wanted to be an attorney because I wanted to make a difference in this world, and I feel that I am doing that. It is very rewarding, and I am blessed to be living my dream. I recommend to everybody considering law school that if you want to do this and have the will to do it, do it.

Chris Van Nuys

Operations Manager, LEMO USA, Inc. (Class of 2019)
Empire Law School provided the instruction, guidance, and motivation that I needed to pass the California State Bar Examination on the first try, despite the rigors of managing a full-time career and family commitments in parallel. I would absolutely recommend Empire Law School to anyone looking for relevant and masterful instruction in the subjects of law.