In collaboration with the Law Alumni Endowment, the Pre-Law Program offers all pre-law students the opportunity to apply for and receive awards based on the criteria explained below.

Law and Justice Internship Award:

If you are currently interning and your experience focuses on justice, ethics, or law, considering applying for a  Law and Justice Internship award (up to $300). Applications will be based on the extent to which the work intersected with justice, ethics, and law and your ability to explain how the internship impacted your understanding of law, justice, and/or ethics.  Awards are not based on the costs of travel and priority will be given to students registered for the Philadelphia Area Internship (POL/HIS 491). See the application for more information.  The award is supported by the SJU Law Alumni Endowment. Questions? Contact Dr. Susan Liebell, Faculty Pre-Law Advisor (


The SJU Law Alumni Award

The Saint Joseph's University Law Alumni Association offers monetary awards for students or recent graduates who have been accepted to a law school.  The Law Alumni Award ($4,000) is a one-time awards that will be paid to students when they matriculate to law school.  Deadline for applications is in mid-February each year.  Please note, in order to apply, you must have been accepted into law school, so be sure to apply to schools in enough time to receive at least one acceptance.  All finalists will interview with the SJU Law Alumni Association selection committee on campus, or, at the discretion of the committee, by Zoom or Skype.  The following are requirements for both the SJU Law Alumni Award and the Kenneth Mines Award (described below):

  • Must be an SJU student/recent SJU alumnus/a who has been accepted into an accredited law school.
  • Must have excellent academic credentials
  • Must exhibit leadership potential
  • Participation in community service activities is preferred
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident green card.


Kenneth Mines Award

The Kenneth Mines Award ($2,200) is a one-time award that was established in memory of SJU graduate Kenneth Mines.  Mines worked as a public defender and was unfortunately killed by a client he was attempting to help.  This award honors a student who exhibits the Jesuit virtues of scholarship and service to others.  The application for the Kenneth Mines Award is the same as the Law Alumni Award.  Please use the same link and you will be considered for both.


Justice and Ethics in the Law Award

The SJU Law Alumni Award for Justice & Ethics in the Law (JEL) celebrates academic achievement, commitment to academic excellence, and contribution to ethics and justice in the law. The candidate will have demonstrated his/her qualifications through a combination of courses, service work, experiential learning, independent research, engagement with campus events, activism, and/or leadership.  Selection will be made by a committee of the JEL faculty.  The recipient receives $500.