The Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program was established to reaffirm a commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession, particularly in Northern California.
The program was created ten years ago in response to the passage of SP-1, the University of California Regent's resolution to end affirmative action and race-based admissions at UC Schools. Since the program’s inception, over 50 scholarships have been awarded. The vast majority of scholarships awarded were $10,000 yearly. Awards are given based on financial need, commitment to and involvement in public service, barriers faced in life, and scholastics.
Past recipients of these scholarships have become associates with some of the top law firms in the Bay Area, including Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, Keker & Van Nest, LLP, Bingham McCutchen and Morrison & Foerster.
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Completed application packets must be received by May 15, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
*Applicants must from a minority group that is underrepresented in Bay Area law schools.
*Applicants must have received a letter of admission from one of the following ABA accredited Northern California Law Schools:
Stanford Law School (www.law.stanford.edu)
University of California at Berkeley (www.law.berkeley.edu)
University of California at Davis (www.law.ucdavis.edu)
University of San Francisco (www.usfca.edu/law)
Santa Clara University School of Law (www.scu.edu/law)
University of the Pacific (www.mcgeorge.edu)
Golden Gate University School of Law (www.ggu.edu/schools/law)