"No other print or online resource has as many funding sources as this thorough directory." --Job Quest
By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber
Foreword by Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law
244 pages, paperback
Are your working on a degree in law? Congratulations. You have made a wise decision. Not only will you find a legal career personally and intellectually challenging, you will also find it financially rewarding. In fact, in a recent Occupational Employment Statisics Survey, law was listed as one of the twelve highest paying professions in the United States. Plus, the National Association of Law Placement, in its 2014 salary survey, found that the median first-year salary of law school graduates at firms of all sizes was $125,000.
Law School Is Expensive
Getting a law degree, however, is expensive. It can cost well about $100,000. That's more than most students can afford to pay on their own. As a result, more than 94% reported borrowing at least some money last year to attend law school. But borrowing is not the only way to pay for a law degree. There are hundreds of fellowships, grants, awards, and other types of funding opportunities, representing millions of dollars, also available.
Money Is Available
Unfortunately, many law students are unaware of these funding opportunities. Don't be one of them. How to Pay for Your Law Degree makes it easy to find the money you need. Described here are the nearly 750 biggest and best fellowships, internships, writing and other competitions,and research grants available specifically to law students to support their study, training, research, and creative activities. All areas of law are covered, from administrative law to trusts and estates, and nearly 50 specialties in between. Best of all, this is "free money." Not one dollar will ever need to be repaid!
What Information Is Provided?
Entries are grouped by type of funding (e.g., fellowships, internships) and detailed descriptions are provided for each. Every piece of information is here that you'll need to decide if a program is right for you. In seconds, you can read about the purpose, eligibility, monetary award, duration, special features, limitations, number awarded, and deadline date for any program that interests you. In addition, complete contact information is included: addresses, telephone numbers, e-mails, and web sites.
The directory has been designed so you can quickly identify available funding not only by type but--by using the extensive indexes--also by
where the money can be spent
Not only does How to Pay for Your Law Degree provide the most comprehensive coverage of funding available to law students, but it also offers the most informative program descriptions, averaging more than twice the detail given in any other source--in print or online. There's no other directory like this one!
Want to Look inside the Book?
Still not sure this book is right for you? Need to know more about what the directory can do for you? Want to see the kind of information you'll get? Here's your chance to look inside the book and see the first 15 pages, including the table of contents, introduction, author bios, and a sample entry from the book.
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