Who Can Apply:
- Easing barriers to higher education, especially for underserved and underrepresented students, is critical to making a legal education accessible. Law school, in particular, presents a significant financial burden due to high tuition, academic rigor, and the opportunity costs of not fully devoting to your coursework.
- This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr., the only Tennessean to serve on every level of the state’s judiciary and the first African-American Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
- Any BIPOC individual currently in the law school application process may apply for the scholarship.
Submission: To apply, please answer the below essay questions and please also upload a copy of your resume.
(1) Tell us what matters most to you, and why? (500 word maximum)
(2) What are the most valuable insights you’ve learned from the law school application process? How these insights will help you in your transition to law school? (500 word maximum)
Deadline: July 15, 2023