Academic awards and prizes
These scholarships and prizes are awarded 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.
These awards, established by the law firm of Barris, Sott, Denn and Driker in memory of Donald E. Barris, '40, are given to the best teams in the Mock Trial (formerly Student Trial Advocacy Program) fall and winter competitions.
This scholarship was established by the law firm of Bockoff and Mall, through Richard A. Bockoff, '66, and Sanford Mall, '96. It is awarded to J.D. students who are outstanding scholars in trusts, estate planning, or estate and gift taxation.
This $1,000 award was created by Wayne Law class of 1998 alumnae Dianna Collins, Marcy, Hahn, Stacey King, Samantha Lord and Mary Margaret O’Donnell in honor of their enduring friendship. It is awarded to a first-year law student in good standing to provide financial assistance and to inspire all students to value friendship, strive to live life to its fullest potential and aspire to achieve their own brass ring, whatever form that may take.
Established in 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 Sommers Schwartz Silver & Schwartz Foundations; shareholders and employees of Sommers, Schwartz, Silver & Schwartz PC; and family and friends.
This scholarship, established by Cynthia Faulhaber, '82, is awarded to the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law in Society.
Established by the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Freeman in honor of their son, Dr. Alwyn Freeman, this award is made to a student interested in international law. The fellowship covers tuition, travel and some living expenses for summer study at the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands.
This scholarship is funded by the Charles H. Gershenson Trust in memory of Charles H. Gershenson. It is awarded to students with high credentials and outstanding character.
This scholarship is in memory of Leonard R. Gilman, who was the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. It will be awarded to an upper-class student who has financial need, a strong interest in criminal law, and has demonstrated scholarly achievement, character and leadership. Applicants must have at least a B average.
This scholarship was established in memory of the late Professor Joseph Grano and is awarded on the basis of merit to an outstanding student in constitutional law or criminal procedure.
This scholarship was established by the Kienbaum Opperwall, Hardy & Pelton PLC law firm. It is intended to recognize high scholastic achievement by upper-level law students, particularly in the study of labor law.
This award, in honor of Norman I. Leemon, '42, is given to a law student for outstanding achievement in a real estate financing, land use, urban housing or real estate taxation course.
This scholarship is funded by the Charles H. Gershenson Trust in honor of Frederica K. Lombard, former Law School associate dean and professor of law. It is awarded to students of the highest caliber with strong academic credentials.
This scholarship is funded by the Charles H. Gershenson Trust in honor of Joan Mahoney, former dean and professor of law. It is awarded to students of the highest caliber with strong academic credentials.
Established by friends of the late Walter Nussbaum, '50, this award is made to a student who excels in the Professional Responsibility and the Legal Profession course.
This scholarship was funded by the Charles H. Gershenson Trust in honor of James K. Robinson, former Law School dean and professor of law. It is awarded to students of the highest caliber with strong academic credentials.
This scholarship was created by David and Susan Rogers in memory of Richard H. Rogers, who was unable to attend college due to financial hardship. Mr. Rogers understood the value of an education and provided for his family as a successful small business owner. This scholarship will be awarded to an upper-class student who demonstrates significant financial need and is in the top 20 percent of his or her class.
Established by the late Professor Emeritus Boaz Siegel upon his retirement from the Law School in 1972, this award is made for the best papers or outstanding performance in the fields of pension, health and welfare, employment or labor law.
Established by the late Ira J. Spoon, '45, this award recognizes the student who wrote the best paper on subject of urban development.
This scholarship, in memory of Ferne Walter, is awarded to a student of high scholastic achievement.