BARBRI Law Preview and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity offer $10K law school scholarship

Incoming law students invited to relate how they would positively impact world as lawyers; Deadline for entry, April 15, 2018

DALLAS – BARBRI Law Preview, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity are inviting incoming law students to proclaim how they would, as lawyers, positively impact the world.

Through the 3rd 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.

“From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to sincerely thank BARBRI for this incredibly generous scholarship,” said Amanda I. Sarmiento, 2017 scholarship winner, currently attending Texas A&M University School of Law.  “This scholarship will allow me the opportunity and privilege of impacting the lives of so many for years to come.”

The scholarship challenges students from across the nation to submit a 500-word or less essay online by April 15, 2018, in response to: “How you hope to use your law degree to change our world and how would $10,000 towards your 1L tuition change your world?” BARBRI Law Preview panelists will select 10 finalists by April 25, and announce them on lawpreview.com. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the panel by June 10, 2018, with the award paid directly to the winner’s law school.

“We’re very excited about sponsoring our annual scholarship, and appreciate the opportunity to partner with an organization such as Phi Alpha Delta to offer this to incoming law students,” said Don Macaulay, president and founder of BARBRI Law Preview.  “Each year, we see more participation from deserving students, and find their essays on how they could positively impact our world as lawyers both enlightening and inspiring.”

About Law Preview

Law Preview is an innovative, comprehensive law school prep course that has proven to enhance early law school academic success. Offered as week-long, law professor-led sessions in locations around the country, 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 classroom course also provides an overview of the six core law school subjects that are required for most students in their first year.

 

About The BARBRI Group

The BARBRI Group companies meet the legal education needs of law students and attorneys throughout their careers and work to improve legal and professional learning by providing superior opportunities for law schools, law firms and law- and finance-related businesses. At the core of The BARBRI Group Companies is BARBRI Bar Review, which has helped more than 1.3 million lawyers around the world pass a U.S. bar exam. The company also provides online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for U.S. law schools, and specialized ongoing training and certifications in areas such as financial crime prevention, eDiscovery, and cyber awareness, security and protection. The BARBRI Group, founded in 1967, is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company headquartered in Dallas with offices throughout the United States and around the world.

BARBRI Law Preview and ABA recognize next “Lawyer to Change the World” with $10K scholarship

Winner Amanda Sarmiento will receive scholarship toward Texas A&M University School of Law first year tuition

DALLAS — BARBRI Law Preview, part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, and the American Bar Association (ABA) are pleased to announce Texas native Amanda Sarmiento as the winner of the 2017 Law Preview One Lawyer Can Change the World $10,000 scholarship. The scholarship will go towards Sarmiento’s first year tuition at Texas A&M University School of Law as she pursues her dream of becoming an immigration lawyer.

“Every person in this country is affected in some way by immigration. The topic is at the forefront of political discourse and a hot button issue in our society,” Sarmiento says. “This BARBRI scholarship will greatly benefit me in my quest to create meaningful immigration legislation, and in doing so, change the world, and allow me the opportunity and privilege of impacting the lives of so many for years to come.”

Incoming Loyola University Chicago School of Law student Katie McLaughlin was awarded the runner-up scholarship of $5,000 toward her first year tuition.

“I have come to believe that one lawyer really can change the world,” McLaughlin says. “BARBRI and the ABA are dedicated to empowering individuals to do just that. Words cannot express how grateful and humbled I am to be so generously supported in pursuit of my dreams.”

Now in its second year, the Law Preview 1L scholarship opportunity challenges incoming law students to write an essay describing how as lawyers they would change the world. Finalists were selected by a team of BARBRI Law Preview panelists, and winners chosen by the Chair of ABA’s Young Lawyers Division. All 1,200 applicants will receive free ABA membership, and the top 10 applicants will receive a complimentary ABA premium one-year membership.

“We continue to be impressed and motivated by the words we read from these future lawyers,” says BARBRI Law Preview President Don Macaulay, “and consider it both our privilege and obligation to support and contribute towards the realization of their dreams and goals.”

Law Preview is an innovative, comprehensive law school prep course that has proven to enhance early law school academic success. Offered as week-long, law professor-led sessions in 21 locations around the country, 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 classroom course also provides an overview of the six core law school subjects that are required for most students in their first year.

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.

BARBRI Law Preview and American Bar Association to offer $15K in law school scholarships

DALLAS – 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.

BARBRI Law Preview partners with preeminent law schools and firms to offer scholarships for comprehensive law school prep course

Dallas – BARBRI Law Preview, part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is partnering with leading law schools, law firms, companies and bar associations to award Law Preview scholarships to students preparing to enter select law schools. Law Preview is an innovative, comprehensive law school prep course that has proven to improve the academic performance of incoming law students.

Sponsoring organizations will fund full scholarships for law students preparing to enter one of the participating schools. Students must apply for the scholarship by May 15, 2016. Scholarship winners will attend a BARBRI Law Preview live lecture summer session where they will learn from the nation’s leading law school professors and attorney lecturers what to expect and how to succeed in law school. Some sponsors will also make further investments by mentoring scholarship recipients throughout their 1L year.

Since 1998, thousands of incoming law students have taken the week-long intensive study course prior to entering law school. BARBRI’s Law Preview, offered as law professor-led sessions in 21 locations around the country, 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 classroom course also 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.

Scholarship information and a complete list of sponsoring firms and participating law schools can be found at scholarships.

About The BARBRI Group

The BARBRI Group companies meet the legal education needs of law students and attorneys throughout their careers with expert instruction and innovative technologies. At the core of The BARBRI Group Companies is BARBRI Bar Review, which has helped more than one million U.S. lawyers pass the exam. In addition to law school and bar review offerings, the company provides specialized ongoing skills training and certifications in areas such as financial crime and eDiscovery. The BARBRI Group affiliated companies work to improve legal learning in the United States and around the world by providing superior opportunities for law schools, law firms and law-related businesses to prosper. Founded in 1967, The BARBRI Group is headquartered in Dallas with offices throughout the United States and around the world.