Law School Scholarship for Navy Veterans

$600 Scholarship – Current and Incoming Students (2017)

Attorney James T. Flaherty, a 6-year veteran of the United States Navy, understands the financial pressures faced by Navy veterans pursuing a law degree. James earned a Navy ROTC scholarship that paid for his undergraduate education at Tufts University. After his service in the Navy, which included tours of duty in Vietnam and the Pentagon, Attorney Flaherty enrolled at SUNY Buffalo School of Law. The Attorney James T. Flaherty Scholarship was established to help ease financial strain for U.S. Navy veterans who want to attend law school.


To apply for this scholarship, you must satisfy the following requirements:

-Be accepted or enrolled in an accredited law school;
-Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA;
-Be a veteran of the United States Navy.

Format & Topic

The 2017 Scholarship Format is a 1-2 minute Video Essay

The Topic is: “What Experience in your U.S. Navy career had the most impact on your desire to study law?”

We plan to publish the best videos we receive. Please note that if you submit a video application, you are consenting to have it published on our website and/or through other online and social media channels unless you specifically request otherwise.

Please have your video uploaded and the URL emailed to us by February 1st, 2017 at 9am.

Application Process (Closed)

Please upload your video to one of these platforms:

After you have uploaded your video, please submit the URL to us via the Flaherty Legal Group website Contact Form by 9AM EST February 1, 2017.

With the submission, applicants must include: Full name, date of birth, home address, email address, contact phone numbers, current school attended and (intended) course of study.

After the application period has closed, we will review submissions and decide on a winner by March 1st, 2017.
We will notify the winner by telephone or email and make a public announcement on Attorney Flaherty’s Facebook page.

All media enquiries can be submitted via the Flaherty Legal Group website Contact Form.

About Attorney James Flaherty

Jim Flaherty practices divorce and family law in West Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 4 decades of experience, Attorney Flaherty helps clients throughout the state of CT, from Avon to Cheshire, Canton to Glastonbury, Simsbury to Old Saybrook, and all towns in between as they navigate the inherent challenges of domestic legal matters.

James Flaherty handles complex family law cases using a team-based approach with his talented partners at Flaherty Legal Group – Sandi Girolamo and Pamela Magnano. Recognized by clients, peers, and prominent legal ratings services for legal ability, ethical standards, and experience, James Flaherty is a lawyer who emphasizes communication, courtesy, accuracy, professionalism, and quality of representation with every person with whom he works.