Financial Support

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University of Miami School of Law Students have access to various funding sources to support public interest work during law school and after graduation. UM is dedicated to supporting our students and has a number of fellowships and scholarships providing financial support to entering students, continuing students and graduates who are dedicated to public interest/public service.

Many graduates embark on their legal careers by obtaining a postgraduate fellowship. Our students and alumni have an outstanding tradition of obtaining these competitive national postgraduate opportunities. Students are encouraged to check for information on postgraduate fellowships in www.psjd.org, a national database of information about public service opportunities hosted by the National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP). For more information on financing a public interest career, click here.

Miami Law students interested in pursuing postgraduate fellowships are encouraged to meet with Dean Marni Lennon. The CDO and HOPE are dedicated to helping students identify fellowships, develop project proposals and conduct mock interviews.

Miami Scholars

The Miami Scholars Program targets law school applicants from across the United States who, in addition to excellent academic achievement and strong LSAT scores, have a demonstrated interest in public service. Each Miami Scholar is awarded a $30,000 per year Law School tuition scholarship. Miami Scholars retain their scholarships by staying in the top half of their class.

Click here for more information about the program

Additional Opportunities

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act is legislation that forgives student debt and limits monthly loan payments – becomes fully effective on July 1, 2009. Signed into law nearly two years ago, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) will now help thousands of recent graduates cope with student debt and enter public service. Click here for more.

For additional information, please e-mail umhope@law.miami.edu.