ARCHIVED: AALL Scholarship Applications Now Available

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December 3, 1997


Applications for the American Association of Law Libraries Scholarships, providing financial support for graduate study in law and law librarianship, are now available.

This year, with the addition of the newly named James F. Connolly Congressional Information Scholarship (CIS), a total of seven scholarship categories are offered.

The James F. Connolly CIS Scholarship will be awarded to a law librarian who is interested in pursuing a law degree, with preference given to those demonstrating interest in government publications.

The George A. Strait Minority Stipend will be awarded to degree candidates in accredited library or law schools with law library experience who are members of a minority group.

Other scholarships made possible by funding from The John Johnson

LEXIS-NEXIS Memorial Fund will include: Type I, Library Degree for Law School Graduates; Type II, Library School Graduates Attending Law School; Type III, Library Degree for Non-Law School Graduates; Type IV, Library School Graduates Seeking a Non-Law Degree; and Type V, Law Librarians in Continuing Education Courses.

Last year, $35,000 was awarded in scholarship funds. Application forms are available at the American Association of Law Libraries Web site, AALLNET (www.aallnet.org), and from the AALL Executive Staff Office, 312/939-4764. The deadline for all applications is April 1, 1998.

The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Today, with almost 4,700 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.