January 16, 2013 -- UCLA School of Law’s Law Fellows Program will be honored with the 2013 Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline. The Alexander Award honors individuals and organizations demonstrating success working along the educational pipeline in a collaborative approach involving more than one segment of the continuum, from preschool to high school to college to law school to the practice. The award will be presented to the Law Fellows Program’s Founding Executive Director, Leo Trujillo-Cox, at the ABA’s Midyear Meeting in Dallas, Texas on Friday, February 8, 2013.
Three UCLA Law alumni were instrumental in the program’s selection for this honor. Ireneo A. Reus, III ’04 nominated the Law Fellows Program for the award, and Cheryl M. Lott ’04 and Diego Cartagena ’03, both Law Fellows Program participants, wrote letters of support.
The Law Fellows Program, which 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, is now in its 16th year and is nationally recognized as the most comprehensive and innovative pipeline-building initiative in legal education.