Updated Oct. 7, 2015
American Association of Law Libraries
AALL awards scholarships to students seeking an education in librarianship or in law. The deadline for applications is generally early April. Student membership in AALL is $59.
AALL LexisNexis™ Call for Papers Awards
In conjunction with LexisNexis, AALL offers a $650 award for winners of its annual competition relating to law librarianship. The competition aims to promote scholarship among practicing law librarians and in areas of interest to the profession. Papers generally must be received by early March.
American Library Association
ALA provides more than $300,000 annually in scholarships to library and information students. The deadline for applications is generally early March. Student membership in ALA is $33.
College of William and Mary School of Law
The School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia offers a Law Library Fellowship. Students with a master's in library/information science who wish to obtain a J.D. are eligible to apply. Address questions to Jim Heller, Director of the Law Library: 757-221-3252.
Colorado Association of Law Libraries
CoALL sponsors a Scholarship Program to provide funds for members attending library school. The scholarship amount is $500 and the application deadline is in Novemberh. Visit the CoALL website for more information and the application form.
Cornell Law Library
Sponsors a two-year diversity fellowship.
"The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent JD/MLS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic law libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow, under the close supervision of the Associate Director, the unique opportunity to work in a variety of functional areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program for each Fellow will be developed to balance individual goals and interests with the Cornell Law Library's needs for new initiatives. In addition, the Fellow's professional interests will be supported with conference travel funding, a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, participation on library committees, and possible administrative assignments.
Available Aug. 1, 2015; negotiable start date. Contact Thomas Mills, Associate Director for Collections & Faculty Services,at 607-255-5859, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgetown Library Resident Program
The Edward Bennett Williams Law Library at Georgetown University Library offers a resident program, which is designed to attract candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to the challenging and rewarding profession of law librarianship.
Law Librarians of New England
LLNE offers $500 scholarships to chapter members who are taking either library or law school courses. According to the Guidelines for Scholarships for Students Pursuing a Degree in Library Science or Law, preference is given to "candidates who are taking or have taken a course in Legal Bibliography, Law Librarianship, or Advanced Legal Research." Applications are reviewed in September and January.
Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries
The SEAALL Student Scholarships are designed to encourage library school students to pursue a career in law librarianship. The Scholarship Committee will award grants to the student or students whom the Scholarship Committee determines has indicated a genuine interest in the profession of law librarianship and is likely to pursue a career in law librarianship. Award recipients will also be given a one-year membership to SEAALL.
Special Libraries Association
SLA grants up to three $6000 scholarships each year. The deadline for applications is generally October 31. Student membership in SLA is $35.00.
University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law Library
The University of Arizona Cracchiolo Law Library and the School of Information and Library Science offer a 2-year fellowship in law librarianship.
In order to be considered for the fellowship you must have a JD and be accepted for admission by the School of Information Resources and Library Science for its Master’s program at the University of Arizona.
In return for working 20 hours a week in the law library you receive reduced tuition, benefits, and a salary of $12,000 a year. There are a few incidental university fees that the fellow must pay and the free tuition is considered income for IRS tax purposes.
Address letter to Professor Mike Chiorazzi, Assoc. Dean Information Services, Law Library, University Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Daniel Cracchiolo Law Library, Tucson, AZ 85718. (520) 621-5477.
University of Buffalo Law Library
The University at Buffalo Law Library seeks exceptional candidates for a graduate assistant position in Reference and Document Delivery. A 12-month, renewable appointment, requiring 20 hours per week of service. Applicants must be enrolled in the joint JD/MLS program, or hold either the JD or MLS degree while completing the complementary program. Applicants should have completed the first year Research and Writing course or one or more Legal Bibliography courses in the MLS program. Also required: knowledge of legal research and the Internet; demonstrated ability to interact well with individuals. Applicants must be available the week prior to the beginning of the fall semester for training. Applications, including a cover letter and resume, must be submitted in early April to James Milles, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library, Associate Professor of Law, University at Buffalo Law School, 208 O'Brian Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Graduate Assistantship at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library is an
exciting learning opportunity for a student with a law degree and currently
enrolled in the graduate degree program of the UNC-CH
School of Information and Library
Science (SILS). The program is designed to prepare the Graduate Assistant
(GA) for the profession by getting practical hands-on training in an academic
law library. The student is able to put theory into practice and discover the
aspects of law librarianship they find most interesting - whether it is helping
people with questions at the reference desk, cataloging and acquiring materials
for the collection, or maintaining the computer system and web pages for the
University of TexasThe Tarlton Law Library, in cooperation with the University of Texas School of Information, awards the Tarlton Fellowship to scholars with JD degrees pursuing careers in law librarianship. The Fellowship was created to encourage scholars interested in law librarianship and legal informatics to pursue careers in law libraries. Recipients receive a monthly stipend, in-state tuition to the University of Texas graduate School of Information, and select University benefits (including health insurance). Fellows work 20 hours/week at the Law Library throughout the Fellowship and are expected to contribute to a number of Library projects, as well as to participate in reference and outreach services. Fellows are appointed on a semester basis and typically work for 2 academic years.
University of Washington
The University of Washington offers a graduate staff assistantship for one student entering the UW Law Librarianship program. The person selected as the Graduate Assistant will work 10 hours per week for Professor Hazelton, Associate Dean for Library and Computing Services at the Law School and Director of the Law Librarianship Program. The other 10 hours a week will be spent in the Gallagher Law Library Intern Program with the other law librarianship students. Tasks vary from updating and creating new web content to research and writing projects to working in all law library departments.
This is a nine-month appointment (may be extended into the summer quarter
with permission of Professor Hazelton) and will average 20 hours per week.
Successful applicants must show:
He or she should also be computer-proficient and comfortable using Microsoft Office programs. Some knowledge of web page management (FrontPage, FTP), database, and/or desktop publishing experience desired.
This position is open only to MLIS students enrolled in the law
librarianship program in the Information School as of autumn quarter. The
graduate assistant is eligible for tuition waiver and benefits. Questions
regarding salary and benefits should be directed to
Crystal Yost, Human Resources
Coordinator, 206-543-4738. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 10
credits each quarter to be eligible.
Note: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and
is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop
During October and November 2004 the Conference of Law Library Educators sought to compile a list of libraries willing to be a host site for a library internship / practicum / fieldwork experience. Information was solicited via postings to the LAW-LIB, SLA-LAW, and LLAGNY listservs. Respondents were asked merely to indicate their willingness to host an intern, and to provide the name of a contact person. Therefore, the libraries on this list should be viewed as potential hosts, to be contacted by interested students. No representation is made as to either whether an institution will be available at a particular point in time or whether the internship will be paid or for academic credit.
The New England Law Librarian Consortium (NELLCO) website includes information on internship opportunities among its member libraries. Member libraries are located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Libraries are listed by state and then city and institutional name. One international listing, Egypt, follows Wyoming.
Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library
Ross-Blakley Law Library
James E. Rogers College of Law Library
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
San Bernardino County Law Library
California Western School of Law
San Diego County Public Law Library
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
National Indian Law Library/NARF
Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP
Westminster Law Library
University of Connecticut School of Law Library
Collier Shanon Scott, PLLC
Law Library of Congress
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP
Dougherty County Law Library
Alexander Campbell King Law Library
Georgia State University College of Law Library
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
University of Illinois
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Drake University Law Library
Salmon P. Chase College of Law Library
Anne Arundel County Public Law Library
Maryland State Law Library
Thurgood Marshall Law Library
Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
The Honorable Thomas E. Brennan Law Library
Thomson-West Library Services
Minnesota State Law Library
Washington County Law Library
New Jersey Courts
Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc.
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP
U.S. Attorneys Office, District of New Jersey
Charles B. Sears Law Library
New York State Supreme Court Law Library, Queens
Civil Court of the City of New York
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Kaye Scholer LLP
New York County District Attorney’s Office
Reed Smith LLP
U.S. Court of International Trade
Katherine R. Everett Law Library
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
University of Akron School of Law Library
Marx Law Library
Cleveland Law Library
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library
The Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library
Perkins Coie LLP
Widener University School of Law
University of South Carolina
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Travis County Law Libraries
Texas Tech University Law Library
Grayson County Law Library
Virginia State Law Library
Verizon Legal Department
King County Law Library
Seattle University Law Library
Wyoming State Law Library