The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) and the AABA Law Foundation will be accepting applications for the 2017 AABA Law Foundation law student scholarships until the deadline, January 31, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded at the AABA Annual Dinner in March 2017.
All current law students are eligible to apply. Selection criteria include community service or public interest work for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community or other underrepresented communities; demonstrated leadership in the APA community; demonstrated financial need; and commitment to the Bay Area. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Through the generosity of AABA members and participants in AABA events and programs throughout the year, AABA raises money for the AABA Law Foundation—and awards the following scholarships to deserving law students:
Each year, the Foundation awards the Asian Pacific American Judges’ Scholarship through contributions from Asian Pacific American judges. The Honorable Delbert C. Gee, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, has been instrumental in organizing the contributions. The Foundation would like to thank and honor this year’s contributing judges.
Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. Family Scholarship, in memory of Mr. Ocampo’s parents and in honor of immigrants like them, for the enormous sacrifices they made and the untold hardships they endured in search of a better life for their families.
Joe Morozumi was one of the first and finest Asian American trial lawyers in the Bay Area. Interned with his family during World War II, Joe Morozumi was fiercely committed to the fight for reparations, and he was also one of the earliest Asian American attorneys to represent political activists pro bono. Joe was an inspirational role model—he was a fearless, tireless, zealous advocate for justice for the poor and the powerless. Through the generosity of Michael G.W. Lee, Joan Haratani, and Dale Minami, the Foundation awards the Joe Morozumi Scholarship to honor his spirit, passion for justice, and his advocacy for the poor and the underrepresented.
Through the generosity of AABA members and participants in AABA events and programs throughout the year, AABA raises money for the AABA Law Foundation—and awards the AABA Law Foundation Scholarship to a deserving law student.
AABA recognizes the importance of fostering the growth of law students to improve the future development of the Asian Pacific American bar. AABA will award scholarships to deserving law students who are committed to advocating and improving their communities.
The AABA Law Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation dedicated to serving the community and law students through its Foundation Scholarship awards: the Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. Family Scholarship; the Joe Morozumi Scholarship; the AABA Law Foundation Scholarship; and the Asian Pacific American Judges Scholarship, developed to recognize and honor the past and present API judges of the Bay Area.
The Garrick S. Lew Fellowship awards $10,000 to a 3L law student committed to a criminal defense practice after graduation. The Fellowship is funded through a grant from the Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee (MTYKL) Foundation’s Garrick S. Lew Legacy Fund to the AABA Law Foundation, which administers the Fellowship and selects the recipients. The MTYKL Foundation created the Garrick S. Lew Legacy Fund in conjunction with the Lew family to support efforts that continue Garrick’s legacy of advocating for our Asian American communities, AAPIs in the legal profession and criminal defense.
State Bar of California Foundation and AABA 3L Diversity Scholarship
This scholarship opportunity is for a 3L student who plans to sit for the July 2017 California Bar Exam and is for a 3L student committed to community service or public interest work for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community or other underrepresented communities; demonstrates leadership in the APA community; demonstrates financial need; and shows commitment to the Northern California Bay Area. By alleviating the costs associated with taking the California Bar Exam, the 3L Diversity Scholarship addresses a critical financial need for many aspiring diverse public interest lawyers. Through the 3L Diversity Scholarship, each spring the Foundation and AABA awards Bar Exam review courses (valued at more than $4,000) and cash awards to recent and soon-to-be graduates of California law schools.
For information about other law student scholarships, please visit the AABA Law Student Scholarships page.