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Furman Academic Scholars Program

Modeled on graduate-level programs in the arts and sciences, Furman Academic Scholarships are awarded to a select group of students who show particular promise and interest in becoming legal academics.

Faculty Mentors
Each Furman Scholar is assigned one or more faculty mentors, chosen in consultation with the scholar on the basis of shared intellectual interests. With the advice and guidance of their mentors, scholars construct a program specially suited their interests. Upon graduation it is fair to say that all scholars have at least three faculty members who are in their corner.

Intellectual Life
During all three years, Furman Scholars are invited to attend faculty colloquia, workshops, conferences, and other intellectual events at the Law School or the University.

Career Guidance
In addition to intellectual training, the Law School provides intensive career guidance and support. This includes not only assistance on the teaching market but also for interim positions like clerkships and government posts that many candidates may seek in preparation for a career in teaching.

Learn more about the Furman Academic Scholars program.