Member Grants, Scholarships and Prizes

NNLSO Members may be eligible for a number of scholarships, grants and prizes outlined below.

If you have any ideas on  how grant money would be helpful/beneficial to you, please contact us.

NNLSO Research Grant Program

NNLSO is pleased to offer research grants of up to $2,000.00, in support of the creation of publishable research papers for our NNLSO Journal.  The NNLSO Research Grant Program provides funds to members of the organization to assist NNLSO and the law school community in gaining needed quantifiable information that can be used to inform those who make significant decisions regarding legal education.

Of particular interest are proposals for research in the area of Bar Passage data collection and reporting.  NNLSO will also consider other topics, and encourages interested parties to submit proposals.

Research grants are intended to help recipients cover the direct costs of research projects, including temporary assistance, printing, postage, and preparation of papers and reports. In addition, the Grant will also provide a stipend for the grant recipient.  Grants are not awarded for program start-up expenses for a particular law school, doctrinal studies, or projects that involve experimental activities. Proposals will be judged on the importance of the questions addressed and the quality of the research designs.

Proposal Requirements

Proposals should include a full description of the nature of the project and its relevance.  Completed projects should conform to the guidelines below.

  • Manuscripts for research articles should be no longer than 3,500 words.
  • All submissions must be sent as an attachment via e-mail.
  • References should be formatted in author-date style and follow guidelines provided on page 526 of The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition, published by the University of Chicago Press. A list of references should appear at the end of the article. Text citations also follow the author-date format; examples may be found on page 641 of the Manual. For more information or for samples, please contact the editor.
  • In addition to being placed in the manuscript, the data for essential tables and charts should also be included in a separate Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet) file.
  • Articles are accepted for publication with the understanding that the editors reserve the right to edit for clarity and style.
  • Authors whose manuscripts are selected for submission will be asked to submit a short biographical statement and an abstract of their article, both no more than 35 words.
  • Do not submit articles that are under consideration for publication in another periodical.

Proposal Submissions

Submit manuscripts, letters, and direct inquiries to:

Judith Calvert
Assistant Dean and Registrar
Yale Law School
PO Box 208215
New Haven CT 06520

judith.calvert@yale.edu
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NNLSO reserves the right to withhold project funding if progress reports are not submitted on time. Project milestones and executive summaries may be posted on the NNLSO website. NNLSO expects that authors will adapt their work for publication in the NNLSO Journal, as needed. Recipients are also asked to acknowledge NNLSO’s support of their projects in all written and oral presentations.

Annual Conference First-Time Attendee Grants

Annual Conference First-Time Attendee Grants

The National Network of Law School Officers (NNLSO) is committed to the professional development of its members. NNLSO First-Time Attendee grants are available to encourage attendance at the annual NNLSO meeting held in conjunction with the AACRAO annual conference.

  • Awarded to applicants who have never attended the annual conference.
  • Six grants of up to $1000 are available.
  • The deadline to apply each year is January 31.

How Do I Apply?

Complete the application form and send it to the address below. You must include an explanation as to why you are requesting the grant; a statement addressing why you should be selected; and a letter from your Dean supporting your application.

Applications may be submitted electronically or by mail to:

Judith Calvert
Assistant Dean and Registrar
Yale Law School
PO Box 208215
New Haven CT 06520-8215

judith.calvert@yale.edu

Grants for a Regional Conference

NNLSO encourages regional meetings of member schools to get to know each other and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Up to $1,000 is available to defray expenses associated with these meetings. If you are interested in hosting a regional meeting at your school, please contact GaeLynn Kuchar, who chairs the Standing Committee on Membership and Outreach, or any member of that committee to propose a date and a budget for the meeting, as well as a list of the member schools that will be invited to participate. The Membership and Outreach Committee will then submit the proposal to the NNLSO Treasurer for appropriate action.

Click here to find the list of members of the Standing Committee on Membership and Outreach and their contact information.

Vanguard Prize

The NNLSO Vanguard Prize was inaugurated in 2012 to recognize individuals for outstanding professional achievement in support of student services. The Prize may be awarded on an annual or alternate year basis to one NNLSO member; previous recipients and members of the NNLSO Executive Committee are not eligible. The procedures for nominating individuals from NNLSO member schools will be announced during the fall of each academic year.

The Prize carries a cash award of $500, which is disbursed to the recipient’s law school to be earmarked for professional development related to the recipient’s office, including but not limited to expenses associated with attending the annual AACRAO/NNLSO meeting or enhancing student services.

In years when the Prize is awarded, the ceremony takes place during the NNLSO Annual Business Meeting Luncheon held in conjunction with the AACRAO Annual meeting.

The deadline for each year’s nominations is announced during the fall of the academic year.

Past Vanguard Prize Winners

2014: Sean Pine Treacy, Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Registration, University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law

2013: Denise Boessen, Registrar, University of Missouri School of Law

2012: Judith Calvert, Assistant Dean and Registrar, Yale Law School