The NCAWA is not just for practicing attorneys!  We actively encourage law students to become involved in the organization.  Our large attorney network has expertise and experience that is invaluable for a newer attorney. 
Here are a few reasons law students join the NCAWA:
  • FREE membership while in law school;
  • Networking opportunities for career and professional development;
  • Mentoring and career guidance, including resume review and mock interviews;
  • Leadership development;
  • Access to the NCAWA job bank;
  • Opportunities to publish an article in Self-Evident, the NCAWA newsletter;
  • and much more!

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the NCAWA offers a $500 scholarship to a deserving female student at each of North Carolina's seven law schools. The scholarship committee at each law school establishes selection criteria based on NCAWA’s goals and mission. Ideal candidates are leaders in their schools as well as their communities. Candidates should be aware of the obstacles women attorneys face and display a willingness to overcome those obstacles while encouraging other women to do the same. The annual scholarship is awarded each fall to one law student at each law school in North Carolina.  

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please contact the Scholarship Division of your Financial Aid Office.  Each recipient must be a rising 2L or 3L.  Funds are dispersed in the fall of each year.

For more information about the scholarship program, please contact Pam Butler. Continue to check the NCAWA website for updates on the selection process and announcement of recipients!  

North Carolina Law Schools

For more information about law school student groups for women law students:  
Campbell University School of Law
Women in Law

Duke University School of Law
Women Law Students Association

Elon University School of Law

North Carolina Central University School of Law
Women's Law Caucus

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Law School
Women in Law

Wake Forest University School of Law 
Women in Law