Representing Real People Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 2
Award Deadline: Jul 1, 2024

Patrick Malone & Associates is offering two scholarships of $5,000 each to law students committed to a career representing individuals.  We call this our “Representing Real People” scholarship. Our goal is to make a dent in the high cost of law school for students who want to represent individuals, to make it a little easier to choose such a career path.

What legal career paths qualify? Here are examples:

  • Law school graduate
  • Family law
  • Employment law representing employees (not employers)
  • Landlord-tenant law representing tenants
  • Personal injury law representing injured individuals and families
  • Elder law
  • Immigration law representing individuals
  • Disability rights
  • Estates and trusts, and any probate matters representing individuals
  • Public interest law focused on individual rights

One of our two scholarships is designated for students attending law school in or near the District of Columbia, our law firm’s home base. The other can be used at any law school in the United States.

Eligibility:

  • Recipient must be accepted at an accredited U.S. law school and plan to attend in the fall of the year of application.
  • Recipient must intend to pursue a legal career representing individuals, especially those of limited financial means within the United States.

Instructions:

  1. Interested applicants should download an application form here and fill it out completely.
  2. Submit completed form by July 1 to PM&A at the address shown on the form, along with:
    • Personal essay
    • Proof of acceptance to or current attendance at a U.S. accredited law school.
    • Official transcript for all completed terms in law school up to date of application.
    • Official complete transcript for all undergraduate college attendance.

Deadline and more details:

  • Deadline for completed application and all supporting material is July 1 of the year for which the application is made.
  • Notification of the scholarship award decision will be made on the firm’s website by September 1.
  • Scholarship will be paid to the award recipient’s law school to cover tuition and other fees.
  • Patrick Malone & Associates reserves the right to withhold awarding a scholarship in any year in which we do not receive sufficient high quality applications.
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