The Diana Pratt Legal Research and Writing Annual Merit Awards are administered by the Wayne Law Scholarship Office to students who meet the award criteria. An annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a requirement for all monetary awards. Beyond the FAFSA, no additional application is required.
This merit award is given for the best appellate brief in the Advanced Legal Writing course.
These awards are made to the first-year students who negotiated and drafted the best contracts in the first-year Legal Research and Writing course.
Established in the memory of Patrick J. Burkett, '81, this award is presented to the top first-year law student in the Legal Research and Writing course. Donors to the scholarship include the Sommers, Schwartz, Silver & Schwartz Foundation; shareholders and employees of Sommers, Schwartz, Silver & Schwartz PC; and family and friends.