Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Dr. Bruce AntkowiakProfessor of LawPhone: 724-805-2940
The Saint Vincent Law Scholar Program has been established to recognize students whose performance at Saint Vincent during their first three years of matriculation identifies them as outstanding candidates for the study and practice of law. The Program is administered by the Law Scholar Committee, a group comprised of the Deans of the four schools and the pre-law advisor.
The Committee will review applications for this designation in the fall of the student’s senior year and will award this designation after a thorough and rigorous review of the student’s record of academic achievement, scholarly commitment, and adherence to the highest ethical standards the College may require. The Committee anticipates granting this designation very selectively.
Students granted this designation will receive a special letter of recommendation to the law schools to which they have applied explaining the criteria for the granting of the designation and specifying the reasons in support of the Committee’s actions. This letter may be used in addition to or in lieu of any other required letter of recommendation the law school may require.
To be eligible to apply for the designation as a Saint Vincent Law Scholar, a student must meet the following prerequisites:
If a student has completed the majority of these course requirements and is then taking or registered for courses to complete this requirement by graduation, the Committee may deem this prerequisite fulfilled.
Upon satisfactory completion of the above prerequisites, a student’s application for consideration as a Saint Vincent Law Scholar will be assessed using the following criteria:
Any questions concerning this Program should be directed to the pre-law advisor.