2017 CLOC Scholarship Application

About the Scholarship:

This scholarship is for graduate degree (J.D., MBA, and other) students who are interested in a career in Legal Operations.

Legal Operations professionals bring the leadership, knowledge and experience necessary to drive peak in-house legal department performance. They offer a deep understanding of the industry; expert knowledge of best practices and enabling technologies; team development skills; and core competence in implementing policies, processes, and technologies to increase value to the Company while driving down costs and fostering a globally connected culture.

The scholarship is for $10,000. Multiple recipients may be selected. The scholarship grant may only be used for educational expenses such as tuition, course materials, books, etc.


To be eligible, you must: (1) be a current or entering student at an accredited graduate university in the United States and (2) be interested in pursuing a career in Legal Operations.

How to Apply:

Complete the online form by the application deadline – March 6, 2017.

Your application must include:

  • An essay about yourself and your interest in a career in Legal Operations (attachment)
  • An up-to-date resume (attachment)
  • A copy of your most recent unofficial transcript (attachment)
  • Your University Financial Aid Office contact information (email and phone number)

Scholarship Dates:

The scholarship application is now open.

Applications must be submitted no later than March 6, 2017.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-May and the grant will be paid out at the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year.

Judging Criteria:

The scholarship will be awarded to the most promising applicants whose essays best show a genuine interest in a Legal Operations career. The Committee will also consider prior work experience in Legal Operations or related fields.