Brandeis Law offers institutional scholarship funding to incoming students to help defer the cost of tuition. Applicants are automatically considered for all available institutional scholarship funding with no separate application required. While not the only factors considered by the Admissions Committee in allocating scholarship funding, an applicant’s LSAT score and undergraduate GPA will be strongly taken into account. Brandeis Law does not consider financial need in making scholarship offers.
Scholarship offers are made on a rolling basis as part of the admissions process. Applications that are complete and ready for review by the Early Bird application deadline of January 1, 2024, are given priority in allocating institutional scholarship funding. Applications that are incomplete as of the Early Bird application deadline but complete and ready for review by the regular application deadline of April 1, 2024, will be considered for institutional scholarship funding to the extent that funding remains available. Applications that are incomplete as of the regular application deadline are generally ineligible for institutional scholarship funding.
In addition to scholarship, Brandeis Law offers several funded fellowship opportunities to upper-level students. The Human Rights Advocacy Program, Ordered Liberty Program and Resilience Justice Program each offer fellowships designed to support the programs' work and engagement with the greater legal community.
Other fellowship opportunities may center around impactful but unpaid professional work experiences. The Breonna Taylor Legacy Fellowship, first awarded in 2023, provides a $9,000 stipend to selected third-year students who accept a legal volunteer position over the summer with a social justice nonprofit organization or agency. Likewise, the Kentucky Bar Foundation IOLTA Fellowship, Ellen Ewing Fellowship, and Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Fellowships provide available funding for students to work at the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office or other positions in service to the public interest.
Institutional scholarship is not the only potential source of funding for students. Many public agencies, charitable organizations and private firms also offer scholarship opportunities to students pursuing a legal education. We encourage prospective and current students alike to explore the AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank, a searchable and filterable database of hundreds of available scholarship opportunities and writing competitions, curated by the nonprofit AccessLex Institute.
External scholarship opportunities may be open to incoming law students or those currently enrolled at law school. Each scholarship establishes its own application requirements, preferred qualifications and terms of eligibility. In some cases, students who have applied to law school but have not yet been accepted may apply for a scholarship but must be accepted to and enroll in a JD program by the time the scholarship is awarded. The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law makes no representations or warranties as to the continued availability or terms of any external scholarship opportunity.
For additional information about general external scholarship opportunities, please visit the University of Louisville’s Student Financial Aid Office website.