The CBF does not accept applications for the CBF Moses Scholarship. Every three years the Moses Scholarship rotates to a different Chicago law school, and the law school’s administration selects the Scholarship recipient.
The law school administration must select a recipient who qualifies for full-time admission under law school standards and demonstrates, above and beyond other potential recipients, the following:
- A solid commitment to public interest issues over a significant period of time as demonstrated by past and present activities
- The desire to practice public interest law, i.e., to improve access to justice for low-income and disadvantaged people who are in the most critical need of the protections of our civil legal system [Not included in this definition of public interest law are judicial clerkships, government work, private practice, pro bono work in a traditional law firm setting, academics, or prosecutor positions (e.g., state’s attorney)]
- A commitment to a specific public interest path or goal as demonstrated by an application essay and a personal interview (In the interest of efficiency, the law school may wish to interview only finalists for the Scholarship.)
- The ability to achieve success as a lawyer, as demonstrated by past academic performance, taking into account any personal obstacles that the candidate may have overcome and other relevant considerations
- Financial need, taking into account other means of funding tuition, such as scholarship awards or personal assets