The Darrow Scholarship at Michigan Law is a special merit award presented to a small number of select recipients in each entering class. Darrow Scholars are chosen by a faculty committee for their outstanding scholastic achievements and proven capacity for leadership, as well as for the sense that they will one day go on to a remarkable career. Recent Darrow graduates have gone on to clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court; teach at top law schools across the country; and practice law at the U.S. Department of Justice and other key government agencies, at the most select private law firms, and at the most significant public interest organizations.
The Darrow Scholarships are named for Clarence Darrow, a former Michigan Law student who was renowned as a courageous defender of human rights and as perhaps the greatest trial lawyer in U.S. history. Darrow's celebrated career exemplifies his outstanding professional success in both the private practice of law and the promotion of social justice that characterizes our most committed and talented graduates.
Darrow Scholarships vary in amount, but can cover as much as full tuition plus a stipend for three years at the Law School. All admitted applicants are considered automatically for a Darrow Scholarship.