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October 14 2021
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BESLA Scholarship Legal Writing Competition


Annually, BESLA awards a scholarship to one student at each of the nationÔÇÖs historically black laws schools. These schools are: (1) Florida A&M University School of Law; (2) Howard University School of Law; (3) North Carolina Central University School of Law; (4) Southern University Law Center; (5) Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.Each candidate must be a minority student enrolled in law school on a full-time basis. The candidate must have completed at least one (1) full year of law school at an accredited law school. The candidate must have a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.8 and meet two or more of the following requirements: (1) Completed an intellectual property, sports and/or entertainment law course; (2) Completed an internship in sports, entertainment, or related field including, but not limited to new media, digital media, legislative affairs related to the sports/entertainment/related industries, intellectual property; (3) Is a member in good standing of the schoolÔÇÖs sports and entertainment club.For more info, visit the scholarship webpage. (

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
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  • CheckmarkRestricted by race for Black students
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Law/Legal Services

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