The Dean’s Fellows awards are full-tuition scholarships that recognize applicants who:

  • possess a record of extraordinary scholarly achievement and leadership,
  • have a demonstrated commitment to community through volunteerism, public service or civic activities, and
  • show strong potential to be leaders during and after law school.

These awards may be renewed annually if the student’s class rank at the law school is in the top seventy-five percent of the class each year.

Full-time applicants enrolling as first-year students are eligible. Of the 12-15 scholarships to be awarded, two will be designated for students who plan to pursue the Health Law Concentration, two for those interested in the Civil Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Concentration, and the remaining scholarships will be for those planning to be generalists or specialists in areas other than the two specified.

Academic Guidelines:
Recent recipients of these prestigious awards typically fell within the following academic credential ranges:

  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA: 3.3 - 4.0
  • LSAT score: 155 - 170

Public Service Component:
Quinnipiac University School of Law is dedicated to serving the surrounding community through public service, volunteerism and civic activities. In support of this, Dean's Fellows make a commitment to complete a total of 30 hours of service work over their three years at the law school. This requirement can be satisfied through work in the community, through a student organization's public service requirement or by serving as an Admissions Ambassador.

Application Deadline and Additional Requirements:
The application deadline for Dean's Fellows candidates is Feb. 1. To become a candidate for a Dean's Fellows Scholarship, please address the reasons why you should be considered for the award in your application for law school admission.  You should include: previous leadership experience; scholarly pursuits; civic and volunteer activities; and plans for what you hope to do with your law degree.  An additional essay may be submitted. 

Campus Interviews and Program
Finalists for Dean’s Fellows will be invited to the Quinnipiac campus April 9-10, 2016 for selection interviews and a special program designed to introduce them to our academic offerings and facilities and to meet with faculty, students and deans. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid by Quinnipiac University School of Law. To be eligible for a Dean’s Fellows award, finalists must attend this program.

Other Benefits
In addition to receiving a monetary award, Dean's Fellows awards also include the following:

  1. An educational stipend ($1,500)
  2. Opportunities for work as a Faculty Research Assistant (if desired)
  3. Networking opportunities with Dean's Council members (select judges/attorneys) or other attorneys with leading law firms in the region
  4. "Breakfast with the Dean" once per semester

Admissions Application and Viewbook
If you need to request an admissions application, please visit the LSAC website. For a viewbook, please submit a request online

If you have additional questions about the Dean’s Fellows awards, please contact us at 203-582-3400 or by email.

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