Jackson Lewis Scholarship
Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With over 770 attorneys practicing in 55 locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" named Jackson Lewis the 2014 "Law Firm of the Year" in the Litigation-Labor and Employment category. The firm was also named a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” in Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor & Employment. The firm’s wide range of specialized areas of practice provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the United States, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 550 class actions.
The Jackson Lewis Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who has a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law. The scholarship award is $5,000 and is funded by the Jackson Lewis law firm.
Application Requirements: Students interested in applying for the scholarship must be current Saint Louis University School of Law students who will be graduating in May 2015 and who will be enrolled as students at the law school in the fall of 2014. Preference will be given to a student who is pursuing the Concentration in Employment Law.
Applications are due, IN TRIPLICATE, no later than MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014 by 4:30 P.M., and should be turned in to Laura Bresnahan, Room 939. Applications may be submitted at any time prior to the due date.
Application Process: In order for a law student to be considered for the scholarship, the following three items must be submitted, IN TRIPLICATE:
- A current resume including contact information, school and work history; and
- A two to three page essay (double-spaced), explaining the applicant’s interest and experience, if any, in the field of labor and employment law and why they believe that they should be awarded this scholarship.
- A completed Jackson Lewis Scholarship Application form.
Selection and Notification:
The scholarship Selection Committee, composed of the Co-Directors and one faculty member of the Wefel Center for Employment Law, will determine who is eligible to receive the scholarship. The Committee’s selection will be final.
When the Selection Committee has determined the scholarship recipient, a Committee member will contact and inform the recipient that he or she is eligible to receive the scholarship. The Committee will also inform a representative of the Jackson Lewis law firm of the student selected for the scholarship. The Scholarship will be announced publicly at the Academic Awards Ceremony on April 11, 2014 and the recipient will be expected to attend.
The student will also sign an agreement by which he or she agrees to repay the scholarship amount if the student fails to complete the J.D. Degree at Saint Louis University.
Scholarship payments are usually allotted in one lump sum during late June or early July. Scholarship recipients will be notified as to the timing of the distribution.