Scholarships & Awards

Louisville Law offers scholarship funding to incoming students to help defer the cost of attendance. 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. Louisville Law does not consider financial need in making scholarship determinations.

Scholarship determinations are made on a rolling basis as part of the admissions process. Applications that are complete and ready for review by the priority application deadline of January 15 at 5:00 PM Eastern are given priority in allocating institutional scholarship funding. Applications that are incomplete as of the priority application deadline but complete and ready for review by the regular application deadline April 15 at 5:00 PM Eastern will be considered for institutional scholarship funding to the extent that such funding remains available. Applications that are incomplete as of the regular application deadline are generally ineligible for institutional 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 their time in 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. In return, Human Rights Fellows receive annual academic stipends, renewable for each of the three years of the JD program.

Applicants who are interested in the Human Rights Fellowship are strongly encouraged to meet the priority application deadline. The fellowship selection process typically begins in February, with selected fellows notified in March or April. Those who wish to be considered must apply for the Human Rights Fellowship separately and may only do so after they have been admitted to the law school. Additional information will be provided to admitted students prior to the beginning of the fellowship selection process.

External Scholarships

The law school itself is not the only potential source of scholarship 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.