S.J. Quinney College of Law

Celebrating 100 Years of
Legal Education (1913-2013)

Roger and Madeleine Traynor Scholarship for Excellence in Legal Writing

The Roger and Madeleine Traynor Scholarship will be awarded to a second year law student who has demonstrated distinction in legal writing and scholarship. The purpose of this merit scholarship is to encourage law students to give endurance to their original insights by clarifying them in writing.

The Roger and Madeleine Traynor Scholarship was established in memory of Justice Traynor and in honor of his wife Madeleine by a generous gift from her. California Supreme Court Justice Roger J. Traynor is considered by many to be one of the greatest state Supreme Court justices in history. He was a native of Park City, Utah, and served on the California Supreme Court for thirty years (1940-1970).

Cash Award
One Semester Tuition Benefit

Applicants must be in their third year, must have outstanding law school academic records and demonstrated excellence in legal writing and scholarship. Evidence of excellence in legal writing and scholarship may include exceptional performance in the first year legal writing program, active membership on a legal publication board, and/or acceptance of an article for publication by a scholarly journal.

Application Requirements and Deadline
All current second year students who will be in their third year during the subsequent academic year and who would like to be considered for the Traynor Scholarship shall complete and submit the application form. No letters of recommendation please.

Due: Summer Semester

For Further Information
Please contact Associate Dean Barbara Dickey