University of Pittsburgh

Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy Offering Graduate Prizes

Publish Date/Time: 
March 6, 2014

The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy is offering prizes this year for two outstanding graduates entering career in legal and public service: The Dick Thornburgh Prize for Legal Service and The J. Evans Rose, Jr. Prize for Public Service.

The J. Evans Rose, Jr. Prize for Public Service, will be presented to a student whose goal is to pursue a career in public service. The Dick Thornburgh Prize for Legal Service, will be presented to a student who has worked in the field of legal services for low-income individuals through a legal services organization while in law school and intends to continue on this career path. The selection process and criteria for each of these one-time financial awards of $4000 per student is determined by the Dean of the School of Law in consultation with Mr. Thornburgh.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligibility Requirements for The J. Evans Rose, Jr. Prize for Public Service:

1. Graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in May 2014

2. Accepted a position in public/government service following graduation.

3. Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to public service

Eligibility Requirements for The Dick Thornburgh Prize for Legal Service:

1. Graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in May 2014

2. Has worked in the field of legal services for low-income individuals through a legal services organization while in law school and intends to continue in this career path

3. Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to legal service

Application:

Submit

1. A cover letter indicating post-graduation plans along with interest and commitment to public and legal assistance services, and

2. A resume to the Law School Financial Aid Office no later than 5 p.m. on April 17th.

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