News About the Academic Outreach Center
November 2020 - Gift Boosts Law Fellows Program Initiatives in 2021
CLA School of Law’s trailblazing Law Fellows Program has received a generous gift of $25,000 from the litigation firm Larson LLP to provide robust support to the program’s approximately 100 new law fellows and other initiatives in 2021.
April 2020 - Law Fellows Program Wins ABA Diversity Award
UCLA School of Law's trailblazing Law Fellows Program has won the 2020 Diversity Leadership Award from the American Bar Association's litigation section.
January 2019 - California ChangeLawyers Increases Support for UCLA Law's Central Valley Outreach
UCLA School of Law's Law Fellows Program has received a boost in support from California ChangeLawyers for its recruiting and outreach efforts in California's Central Valley.
For the seventh straight year, California ChangeLawyers, formerly known as the California Bar Foundation, has offered its largest award to support UCLA Law's efforts to train high-potential undergraduate students from the diverse and underserved Central Valley to become more competitive law school applicants. The grant is for $25,000.
November 2018 - Law Fellows Program Receives $250,000 Grant to Boost Diversity in the Law
The Law Fellows Program at UCLA School of Law has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence to continue its trailblazing efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession.
November 2018 - Law Fellows Leader Trujillo-Cox '97 Wins Inaugural CLEO EDGE Award
Leo Trujillo-Cox ’97, the founding executive director of UCLA School of Law’s Law Fellows Program, has won a prestigious national honor for his decades of leadership in diversifying the legal profession.
August 2018 - Law Fellows Program Wins Top Award for Shepherding Legal Progress in California
The Law Fellows Program at UCLA School of Law and its founding executive director, Leo Trujillo-Cox '97, have received the ChangeLawyer Award for 2018 in honor of their decades of work promoting increased diversity in the legal profession and championing underrepresented college students who are interested in pursuing careers in the law.
August 2018 - UCLA Law Fellows Program wins award for advancing equity in profession
The Law Fellows Program at UCLA School of Law and its founding executive director, Leo Trujillo-Cox, have received the ChangeLawyer Award for 2018 in honor of their decades of work promoting increased diversity in the legal profession and championing underrepresented college students who are interested in pursuing careers in the law.
April 2018 - Immigration Inspiration: UCLA Law Alum Luis Perez Wins Long Fight for Residency
April 11, 2018 - On Feb. 1, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla raised his right hand to personally swear in the newest member of the state bar. But the man across from him was no ordinary young lawyer.
Luis Perez became the first undocumented immigrant to earn a degree from UCLA School of Law when he graduated in 2010. His arduous path had taken him from the schoolyards of Jalisco, Mexico, to UCLA Law to meetings with high-profile politicians and national leaders in immigration advocacy. And just a few weeks after he stood before Padilla and beside an American flag, he finally won the right to remain in the United States permanently, thanks to assistance from many members of the law school family.