Launched in the 2010-2011 academic year, Lawrence Scholars in Law (LSL) connects alumni with current students who are considering a career in law.  Discussions focus on how alumni went from Lawrence to law school to various law careers, what the job market is like for attorneys today and what law school graduates do until they land a job. Summits often include a question-and-answer session with students.

“You can do anything with a law degree,” said Jeffrey D. Riester ’70. “You can be in the legislature, do public service or work for a company in its law department. One of the best things you will leave LU with is the flexibility and willingness to reinvent yourself as life goes along, and that happens a lot with people who have law degrees.”

Angela Ting ’11 met Bill Baer ’72 at a Lawrence Scholars in Law summit in 2010. She is now a legal assistant at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., where she works with Baer in the same antitrust practice group. “The power of the LU connection!” she said.

Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend

Request for Proposals 2015

Lawrence University is pleased to announce the availability of the Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend, established in 2000 in honor and memory of Mr. Dennis Huebner ’96.  The stipend can offset or cover expenses related to exploring or pursuing opportunities related to a career in the legal profession.  

Dennis Huebner of Necedah, Wisconsin graduated from Lawrence in 1996 with a degree in government and an intent to study law to prepare for a career in politics and government. Following his tragic death in 1999 an anonymous donor created the fund in his memory.

The amount distributed is typically $500 to $2000, depending on the nature of the funding request.

The minimum eligibility requirements are junior standing, a 3.0 Grade Point Average and the desire to pursue a law degree. Applicants can request funding to help cover and/or offset the costs of a variety of expenditures, including:

  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) fees
  • Law School application fees
  • Supplemental living expenses for a summer legal internship
  • Projects that will further your preparation for the professional study of law

Application Procedures

Submit the following:

(1) Maximum 500-word statement of purpose that explains your interest in the legal profession
(2) A current resume that details extra-curricular activities and awards
(3) Proposed budget listing projected expenditures
(4) Two faculty letters of recommendation
(5) Current transcript


Submit completed applications to the Donor Engagement Office (Hurvis Center, 2nd floor) by March 2, 2015.  For additional information, please contact janice.staedt@lawrence.edu.

Note:  Students who receive Huebner Awards are required to provide a written assessment of the value of this award in enhancing their preparation for and interest in enrolling in law school.  This assessment must be sent to the Donor Engagement Office via email (janice.staedt@lawrence.edu) by the end of Term I, following the summer award.

Applications will be considered and funding decisions made by representatives of a Lawrence faculty/staff review panel.

 

2014 Award Recipient

Fabian Sivnert ’16

2013 Award Recipient

Alan Duff ’14

Alan Duff plans to pursue further education in law upon graduation from Lawrence.  The grant that Alan received supported his internship with the law firm of Peterson, Berk & Cross which allowed him to gain valuable experience in the field.

 

Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend Application Deadline – March 2, 2015

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