While fields like law have become increasingly diverse in recent years, partners and associates are still predominantly white and male, especially at elite firms.
For example, while 40% of summer associates at US law firms are people of color, only 10% of partners are BIPOC. Similarly, partner positions are far more male-dominated than associate positions which have more female representation.
This scholarship aims to support first-generation law students who are passionate about using their careers to help others.
Any first-generation law student who is at least 25 years old may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about your experience after receiving your undergraduate degree and why you decided to return to school to pursue law.