In collaboration with the Law Alumni Endowment, the pre-law program offers all pre-law students the opportunity to apply for and receive awards based on the criteria explained below.
SJU Law Alumni Non-profit/Public Service Internship Award
Through the generosity of SJU law alumni, up to two students who have secured a full-time, unpaid summer law-related internship within the nonprofit, government, and public service sector will be awarded support in the amount of $3,200. Applicants must secure an internship for the summer prior to submitting their application.
The SJU Law Alumni Award and Kenneth Mines Award
The Saint Joseph's University Law Alumni Association offers monetary awards for students/ alums who have been accepted to law school. These one-time awards will be paid to students when they matriculate to law school.
The Law Alumni Award offers a one-time award of up to $3,500 to an outstanding student/recent alum who has been accepted and plans to enroll in law school. The Kenneth Mines Award (up to $2,500) is a one-time award that was established in memory of St. Joseph’s graduate Kenneth Mines. Mines worked as a public defender and was unfortunately killed by a client he was attempting to help. This award honors a student who exhibits the Jesuit virtues of scholarship and service to others.
Applications for both awards are due in March each year. Please note, in order to apply, you must have been accepted into law school, so be sure to apply to schools in enough time to receive at least one acceptance. All finalists will interview with the SJU Law Alumni Association selection committee by Zoom. The following are requirements for both the SJU Law Alumni Award and the Kenneth Mines Award (described below):
- Excellent academic credentials
- Evidence of leadership potential and community service
- For the Kenneth Mines Award, a commitment to the Jesuit values of service and scholarship
- Be a current SJU student or recent alumnus/a
- Be accepted at an accredited law school
- be U.S. citizenship or hold permanent resident visa
- In addition to the above criteria, demonstrated financial need may be considered.
Justice and Ethics in the Law Award
The SJU Law Alumni Award for Justice & Ethics in the Law (JEL) celebrates academic achievement, commitment to academic excellence and contribution to ethics and justice in the law. The candidate will have demonstrated his/her qualifications through a combination of courses, service work, experiential learning, independent research, engagement with campus events, activism, and/or leadership. Selection will be made by a committee of the JEL faculty.