With a new scholarship, the Honolulu-based law firm of Davis Levin Livingston intends to support law students intending to pursue public interest law and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer.
“Advocate is a synonym for lawyer,” said Mark Davis, a partner in the firm. “And there is no role more admirable in the practice of law than that of a champion for those abused by the system or circumstance. This scholarship is our way of encouraging the next generation of enthusiastic advocates to join the battle.”
“It’s a fact that corporations and government agencies are willing to overlook injustices visited upon the public,” said Davis, “And it’s also a fact that a multi-million dollar settlement in a lawsuit can be, not only a remedy for an individual, but an incentive to change the status quo and recognize that malfeasance has consequences.”
- Recipient is a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the United States
- Recipient is accepted, and will be attending law school in the fall of the same year following the application
- Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA
- A completed Scholarship Application Form
- One to three (1-3) page typed essay
- Recipient must have a stated intention of pursuing a legal career in public interest law.
- An official and complete copy of undergraduate college transcripts
- An acceptance letter from an accredited law school within the United States
- Proof of legal residency in the U.S. (i.e., birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc.)
- Davis Levin Livingston scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses.
- A check for $3,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s law school to cover these expenses.
- Recipient is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.
- Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship award recipient will be notified of the selection on or about August 1, 2014.
Completed applications must be submitted no later than July 1, 2014. Application materials should be mailed (or e-mailed in PDF format) to: