August 29, 2012 -- The Academic Outreach Resource Center has received a gift of $25,000 in support of current and former foster youth at UCLA who have participated in the law school’s Law Fellows Program. The gift establishes the Edelstein Law Scholars Fund to provide foster students with the necessary resources to excel in their undergraduate studies and increase their academic competitiveness for admission to law school.
The fund will enable the Law Fellows Program to provide eligible students with private tutoring for the LSAT and to develop a range of support initiatives with UCLA’s Bruin Guardian Scholars Program, aimed at serving this underrepresented student population. These efforts will help to increase the representation of former foster youth in law school and within the legal profession.
The fund was created by Susan B. Edelstein, executive director of UCLA TIES for Families, in honor of Ms. Edelstein’s late husband and UCLA Law alumnus, Gerald Edelstein ’66.