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P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Studies Fund

Thank you for your interest in our law scholarship. Pertti Lindfors, a Finnish-American attorney in San Francisco, established the Pertti Lindfors Legal Studies Fund to encourage cross-cultural study and understanding by law students in Finland and the United States.

Scholarship awards range from $1,000-$3,000.

The application deadlines for the P.J.C. Legal Studies scholarships are October 1 and February 1.

Read about recent scholarship recipients in our spring newsletters.

Click here for general scholarship info

Juhani Lautjärvi

Student Story: Juhani Lautjärvi

Juhani Lautjärvi holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Helsinki and a Master of Science in economics from the Aalto University School of Business. He is pursuing a post-graduate LL.M. degree at Columbia Law School in New York City.

Application Process

The scholarship application must be submitted with required support documents by 11:59 P.M. PST on FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

  • February applications are evaluated in the spring and awarded for the following fall or spring term.
  • Letters notifying applicants of their status are mailed in mid-April.
  • Monies will be forwarded after proof of enrollment for the eligible term has been received by FFN.

Requirements and Criteria

Applicant must have U.S. or Finnish citizenship.

Participant is a Finnish citizen who has completed at least one year of studies at a law faculty in Finland and has either applied to and is awaiting acceptance to, has been accepted to, or is currently enrolled in a law school within the United States that is approved by the American Bar Association, OR…

Participant is an American student who has completed at least one year of studies at a law school in the U.S. and has either applied to and is awaiting acceptance to, has been accepted to, or, is currently enrolled in the law faculty of a Finnish university.