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P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Studies Fund

The next application deadline is February 1, 2024.

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

Mr. Lindfors passed away in November 2022, but his generous gift sustains this scholarship. To learn more about Mr. Lindfors, continue reading the article that appeared in the Spring 2023 issue of The Finnish Line:

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, 2024.

  • October applications are evaluated in the fall and awarded for the following year.
  • Letters notifying applicants of their status are mailed in late fall.
  • 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 or in the EU, 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.