DALLAS, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BARBRI Law Preview, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, and the American Bar Association (ABA) are challenging incoming law students to positively impact our world.
Through the annual "One Lawyer Can Change the World $10,000 Scholarship" opportunity, one student will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship to go toward his or her first year law school tuition. And for the first time since the inception of the scholarship, a second scholarship of $5,000 will also be awarded.
The scholarship competition invites students from across the nation to submit a 250-word essay online by April 15, 2017, in response: "How you hope to use your law degree to change our world and how would $10,000 towards your 1L tuition change your world?" Ten finalists will be selected by BARBRI Law Preview panelists, and the scholarship recipients will be chosen by the Chair of ABA's Young Lawyers Division with the award paid directly to the winners' law schools. In addition to the opportunity to win a scholarship, all applicants will receive free ABA membership, and the top 10 applicants will receive a complimentary ABA premium 1-year membership. Scholarship winners will be announced on or before June 10, 2017.
"A legal education can be an expensive journey," said Don Macaulay, president and founder of BARBRI Law Preview. "We are very excited to partner with the ABA to offer an opportunity to deserving students to attend law school and ultimately impact their world."
About Law Preview
Since 1998, thousands of incoming law students have taken Law Preview, a week-long intensive study course prior to entering law school. Offered as law professor-led sessions in multiple locations around the country, BARBRI Law Preview teaches students how to brief cases, write outlines, study effectively, take tests and manage their time – all critical skills for success in law school. In addition to the skills portion, the course provides an overview of the six core law school subjects that are required for most students in their first year.
Law Preview has demonstrated success in enabling stronger early academic performance in law school and beyond. An independent study reported that of students who had completed Law Preview, 19 percent finished in the top five percent of their 1L classes and nearly 40 percent finished in the top 10 percent. From a post-school perspective, 88 percent of those who had completed Law Preview passed the bar exam on the first try and 84 percent reported being employed in the legal services industry, or as a judicial clerk, within nine months of graduation.
About The BARBRI Group
The BARBRI Group companies meet the legal education needs of law students and attorneys throughout their careers. At the core of The BARBRI Group Companies is BARBRI Bar Review, which has helped more than 1.3 million U.S. lawyers pass the exam. The company also provides specialized ongoing skills training and certifications in areas such as financial crime, eDiscovery and cyber awareness, security and protection. The BARBRI Group affiliated companies work to improve legal and professional learning in the United States and around the world by providing superior opportunities for law schools and law firms as well as law- and finance-related businesses to prosper. Founded in 1967, The BARBRI Group is headquartered in Dallas with offices throughout the United States and around the world.
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