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 excellence.

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 Scholarship.

Selection Criteria

Applicants for the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Scholarship will be selected for a scholarship award based on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Written communications skills
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement
  • Genuine interest in alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

Application Process

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 items:

  • 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.
  • Resumé
  • 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

            Suite 990

            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.