GARIBALDI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for ADR
offers the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Scholarship. This
scholarship is intended to foster the Garibaldi Inn's commitment to
the development of alternative dispute resolution, along with the
vision and mission of the American Inns of Court, which includes
the promotion of professionalism, ethics, civility, and
Our Inn is named for Justice Marie L. Garibaldi, the first woman
appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court. Justice Garibaldi
was an active proponent of expanding dispute resolution mechanisms
in New Jersey, and our Inn continues to support and innovate in the
field of complementary and alternative dispute resolution.
The Garibaldi Inn meets monthly from September through May, on
every second Thursday, generally at the Basking Ridge Country Club,
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Up to three individual recipients will be annually awarded the
Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Scholarships. Each individual
award is anticipated to range between $750 and $1,000.
Law students who are entering or currently enrolled in a JD (or
combined JD and other graduate degree) program at one New Jersey's
law schools (Rutgers-Newark, Rutgers-Camden, and Seton Hall) and
who will continue in that program through the academic year are
eligible to apply for the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi
Applicants for the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Scholarship will
be selected for a scholarship award based on the following
- Academic merit (undergraduate and graduate)
- Written communications skills
- Leadership qualities and community involvement
- Genuine interest in alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
Applications will be accepted from October 1 through February 1
of the next calendar year. Scholarships are anticipated to be
awarded in April. Applicants must submit the following
- A letter (limited to 2 pages) containing the applicant's name,
address, and contact information. The applicant's
letter/application should be in the form of a personal statement
and address the applicant's background, reason for attending law
school, and describe the applicant's interest in ADR.
- A copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
- No more than two letters of recommendation (from unrelated
persons) addressing the applicant's academic achievements,
professional achievements, skills, public interest/community
service achievements, and/or any other accomplishments or
achievements of the applicant.
All applications that are not submitted by the above deadline or
are not in accordance with the requirements listed above will not
be considered. All scholarships are awarded and distributed
at the sole discretion of the Garibaldi Inn.
Applications should be submitted in both electronic and hard
copy format to:
Ms. Patricia Daly
Schumann Hanlon Margulies, LLC
30 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Selection of Recipients
- On or before September 30, an annual announcement of the
scholarship will be made to each New Jersey law school.
- Applications will be received by the Executive Director.
- The Garibaldi Inn Scholarship Committee will be delegated the
responsibility to review the applications and rank applicants based
on the announced criteria. The Scholarship Committee will
number no less than five (5) members and include at least three (3)
members who are not members of the Executive Committee. All
of the members of the Scholarship Committee shall be annually
appointed by the President of the Garibaldi Inn.
- The proposed scholarship recipients will be recommended to the
Executive Committee, which will have the sole discretion and
authority to award the scholarships.