Scholarships & Awards

Louisville Law offers scholarship funding on the basis of academic merit. Admitted applicants are automatically considered for available merit-based scholarship funding; no separate application is required. While not the only factors considered by the Admissions Committee in allocating scholarship funds, an applicant’s LSAT score and undergraduate GPA will be strongly taken into account.

Scholarship decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications that are complete by our priority application deadline of January 15 are given priority scholarship consideration, and an offer of merit-based scholarship, if any, will accompany an offer of admission. Applications that are not complete as of January 15 but are complete by our regular application deadline of April 15 will be considered for merit-based scholarships to the extent that such funding remains available. For these candidates, further information on the scholarship review process will accompany an offer of admission. Applications that are not complete as of April 15 are not eligible for merit-based scholarship funding.

Human Rights Fellowship

Louisville Law’s Human Rights Fellowship identifies and distinguishes student leaders prepared to work with the Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program (HRAP) throughout all three years of law school. HRAP engages actively with nonprofit organizations and community stakeholders to advance the human rights of immigrants, refugees and other noncitizens with respect to health care, education, access to legal and vocational services and more. Human Rights Fellows work closely with faculty members, community leaders and fellow law students who share a passion for justice and commitment to action.

Human Rights Fellows receive annual academic stipends, renewable for each of their three years in the JD program. Students who wish to be considered must apply for the Human Rights Fellowship separately after being admitted to the law school. Application requirements and deadlines will be provided to admitted students by the Assistant Dean for Admissions & Enrollment Management and posted on the Admitted Students portal.

External Scholarships

The law school itself is not the only potential source of scholarship funding for our students. Many public agencies, charitable organizations and private firms also offer scholarship opportunities to students pursuing a JD, including those already enrolled. These external scholarships each have their own applications, procedures, criteria and deadlines. We encourage prospective and current students alike to explore the list of external scholarships known to us at this time.

For additional information about general external scholarship opportunities, please visit the University of Louisville’s Student Financial Aid Office website.