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Summer 2022 Law Student Scholarship Program

Awarded by the Labor and Employment Law Section & the California Lawyers Foundation

The Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, and the California Lawyers Foundation are committed to fostering the career growth of persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups who are interested in practicing labor and employment law in areas that support and promote the goal of diversity in the labor and employment law field. We will be awarding scholarships to diverse law students for Summer 2022, each in an amount up to $8,000. The purpose of the scholarships is to provide funding to diverse law students to engage in legal endeavors in an employment or labor related field that are non-compensated or undercompensated.

Scholarship Criteria

  • In addition to the completed application and personal statement, please submit a current résumé.
  • Priority may be given to applicants who are working for at least 8 weeks and without full funding for their summer positions.  
  • Application materials must be submitted by March 22, 2022. 
  • In order to receive a law student summer scholarship, please note that you must agree to be included in the Labor and Employment Law Section’s promotional materials.
  • This scholarship is non-transferrable.  If you do not complete your summer position, you must agree to return the funds to the California Lawyers Foundation. 
  • Please note that all scholarships will be awarded from the California Lawyers Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit.*

Summer 2022 Bar Studies Scholarship

Awarded by the Labor and Employment Law Section & the California Lawyers Foundation

The Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, and the California Lawyers Foundation are committed to fostering the career growth of persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups who are interested in practicing labor and employment law in areas that support and promote the goal of diversity in the labor and employment law field. We are pleased to announce a bar stipend for outstanding law students and graduates enrolled at a California or ABA accredited law school in California with a demonstrated commitment to labor and employment law. 

We will be awarding bar scholarships to law students and graduates to prepare for the July 2022 Bar Exam, each in an amount of $2,000.  The bar stipend may be used towards the expenses related to preparation for the California Bar Examination, including but not limited to examination and preparation course fees.

Scholarship Criteria

  • In addition to the completed application and personal statement, please submit a current résumé.
  • You must be registered to take the July 2022 California Bar Exam with the intention to live and work in California. 
  • Application materials must be submitted by April 5, 2022. 
  • If awarded the scholarship, you must provide proof of registration for the July 2022 California Bar Exam. 
  • In order to receive a law student summer scholarship, please note that you must agree to be included in the Labor and Employment Law Section’s promotional materials.
  • This scholarship is non-transferrable.  If you do not take the July 2022 California Bar Exam, you must agree to return the funds to the California Lawyers Foundation. 
  • Please note that all scholarships will be awarded from the California Lawyers Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit.*

*Note: Scholarships (and fellowships) are generally tax-free, provided certain conditions are satisfied. If you are selected to receive a scholarship, there may be circumstances where you will need to pay taxes on the scholarship.  

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Summer Bar Scholarship Program Application
Summer Law Scholarship Program Application

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