May 12, 2011 -- UCLA School of Law’s Law Fellows Program was honored as the 2011 Diversity Grant Recipient by Toyota Motor Sales and the Association of Corporate Counsel of America, Southern California Chapter. The program received a $10,000 grant award for its commitment to increasing diversity in the legal profession.
The Law Fellows Program, now in its 14th year, is nationally recognized as one of the most comprehensive and innovative pipeline-building initiatives in legal education. The program engages high-potential undergraduates and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds in academic and career programming designed to increase their competitiveness for admission to law school, demystify legal education and facilitate their entry into the profession.
Through a series of Saturday Academies, Law Fellows study law school-level cases and interact with attorneys from various practice areas. Close to 1,100 students, from dozens of undergraduate institutions throughout Southern California, have participated in the program. Law Fellows have enjoyed exceptional success in the law school admissions process. To date, nearly 375 fellows have either completed law school or are currently enrolled, with 257 fellows attending California law schools. Law Fellows have also received positions with many prestigious law firms and organizations.