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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 2023 or February 2024 Bar Exam. 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.

Summer Bar Scholarship Program Application

    Employment Information

    Personal Statement

    Please submit a short statement of interest that addresses the following:

    1. your commitment to labor and employment law;

    2. your financial need;

    3. how your background and/or experiences would help us meet our goal of increasing diversity within the labor and employment bar; and

    4. any hardship experienced in pursuing an education that you would like the committee to consider.

    Personal Statement. Please upload a PDF.

    Your statement will be evaluated on whether it:

    • states your intent and ability to succeed through the Diversity Scholarship and its goals;

    • addresses your plans for the future;

    • details a timeframe for achieving your goals; and

    • is logically written, flows smoothly through the subject matter, and is free of misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

    Resume. Please submit a current resume with your application.

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    Enter the email associated with you account. You will then receive a link in your inbox to reset your password.

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    CLA Membership is $99 and includes one section. Additional sections are $99 each.