2020 Scholarship Applications are now closed!

CLOC Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for graduate degree (J.D., MBA, and other) students who have a business/metrics driven focus as it relates to the practice of law or have demonstrated an interest in Legal Operations. Candidates interested in the business of managing in-house legal department operations and driving the evolution of legal service delivery models are encouraged to apply.

CLOC will award up to 10 scholarships for $6,000 in 2020. Note: You must be a current student in the 2020/21 academic calendar year to apply. If you graduate in spring 2020, you are not eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend CLOC's annual Institute May 12-14, 2020 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. All travel and hotel costs will be covered by CLOC and recipients who attend the Institute will be required to write two blog posts about their experience. All scholarship winners will also receive a one year membership to CLOC. Finally, each scholarship recipient will be paired with the CLOC regional leader closest to their current school for career guidance and mentorship.


  • The scholarship grant may only be used for educational expenses such as tuition, course materials, books, etc.
  • An applicant can only receive the scholarship one time.
  • An applicant may reapply for the scholarship if they have not previously been awarded the scholarship.


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 or business/metrics driven focus in the field of law.

Please note: As a U.S. based non-profit and because scholarships are awarded directly to the institution (not the scholarship recipient personally), CLOC is only able to provide scholarships to students attending school in the U.S. at this time. CLOC values the contributions of students across the world and other opportunities to participate with CLOC are open to regional students for the London or Sydney Institutes, as well as regional meetings.

Application Process

Your application must include:

  • Your University Financial Aid Office contact information (email and phone number)
  • Your personal financial need information
  • The following attachments:
    • An essay about yourself and your interest in a career in Legal Operations
    • An up-to-date resume
    • A copy of your undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcript

Scholarship Deadlines

  • The 2020 Scholarship application window is open November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020. All interested applicants must apply by January 31, 2020.

Judging Criteria:

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

If you have any questions, contact info@cloc.org .

Thank you to CLOC's 2020/21 Scholarship Committee

Mimi Bowen

Legal Operations Director, Sun Life Financial

CLOC Toronto Regional Lead

Laura Dieudonné

General Manager of Legal Operations, Delta Air Lines

CLOC Atlanta Regional Lead

Kristi Gedid

Senior Director of Global Legal Operations, Mylan

CLOC Pittsburg Regional Lead

Daniel Yi

Senior Counsel for Innovation, United States Department of Justice

CLOC Washington D.C. Regional Lead

See the 2019 Winners!

See the 2018 Winners!