Capital City Lawyers’ Association’s 2010 Book Award

October 1, 2010Duke Law News

The CCLA is the African-American Bar Association in Raleigh. North Carolina. It is our goal and mission to improve the quality of life in our community through education, service, and scholarship. The CCLA will award one $500 Book Award to three deserving law school students. The award recipients will be selected from 2L, 3L, and 4L African-American students who attend either North Carolina Central University School of Law, UNC School of Law, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law or Duke University School of Law.

To be considered for a Book Award, applicants must submit a printed or typed Book Award application, resume, and a one page personal statement that addresses the following issues:

(i) how do you intend to use your legal training and skills to assist others, and

(ii) how does your background demonstrate your commitment to working with low income populations and/or traditionally underserved communities.


Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2010. Only complete applications will be considered for a Book Award.

The Book Award winners will consist of the three applicants who best show a demonstrated interest in using their legal knowledge and training to assist others that are low income or are members of traditionally underserved populations. Book Award winners will be notified by telephone of their selection. Recipients will receive their awards at a CCLA event held in Raleigh on November 18, 2010. For more information or if you have questions, please call (919)395-8880.

Students can stop by the Office of Financial Aid for a paper copy of the application.
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