May 03, 2018

Annual Meeting Scholarship

American Bar Association
Forum on Communications Law

Annual Meeting Scholarship

The ABA Forum on Communications Law will award two or three full-ride scholarships to law students to attend the Forum's Annual Conference and the Media Advocacy Workshop. The scholarship includes your registration fee (including meals), lodging for the Forum conference and the Media Advocacy Workshop, airfare, and ground transportation.

Application Deadline:
November 30, 2018

This is a firm deadline. Applications received after 11:59pm (Central Time) on November 30, 2018 wil not be considered. Time received will be determined by the ABA email date stamp so please plan accordingly for server delays and time zone differences.

Annual Meeting Registration

Registration and other detailed information for the Forum on Communication Law Annual Meeting and Media Advocacy Workshop will be released in late October.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

The Forum awards up to three scholarships for each annual conference: one scholarship is for a minority student (the Forum's Governing Committee looks for applicants who will add diversity to the current membership of the Forum and the communications law bar in general), and one or two scholarships are open to the general pool of applicants.

The applicant who receives the highest scores from our Governing Committee reviewers will be designated the Forum's "Dick Goehler Scholar." This honor is named for the late Dick Goehler, a former Chair of the Forum and a mentor to many new lawyers and law students interested in communications law.

Applicants must be a registered law student at an ABA-approved law school and must be a member of the ABA Law Student Division* to be considered.

*Note: Membership in the ABA Law Student Division is FREE!  Please select the ABA Forum on Communications Law as your first choice for Section, Division, and Forum membership.  It's all FREE!!

Purpose of the Scholarship

The scholarships are intended for those who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference, and those who have not previously received financial assistance from the Forum to attend the annual conference (such as moot court participants). Please note that preference may be given to upper-class law students and to applicants who have not previously attended the annual conference.

Application Process and Instructions

Application Deadline:
November 30, 2018

This is a firm deadline. Applications received after 11:59pm (Central Time) on November 30, 2018 wil not be considered. Time received will be determined by the ABA email date stamp so please plan accordingly for server delays and time zone differences.

All applicants must complete the Application Form and submit the documentation described in that Form. Please read carefully and follow all of the instructions provided in the Application Form.

Applicants will be advised as to the status of the application after Friday, December 14, 2018

Contact for More Information

Scholarship Chair
Leonard M. Niehoff
University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
lniehoff@umich.edu

Forum Staff
Bernadette Steele

Forums Manager
American Bar Association
Forum on Communications Law
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312.988.5658