February 14, 2019

Noteworthy News


Each year the Business Law Section appoints up to 12 diverse, outstanding lawyers to participate in two-year terms as Business Law Section Fellows. The Fellows Program springboards participants into leadership roles within the Section by providing mentors, travel subsidies, and involvement opportunities. Through the program, the Section hopes to increase diversity in the Section and identify new leaders to participate in the Section’s Committees. Learn more.

The deadline for 2019-2021 Business Law Fellows applications is May 1, 2019.


The ABA Business Law Section is proud to continue to support the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund. The mission of the Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to attend and completing law school. The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 10 - 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial aid over the course of their three years in law school. Since its inception, more than 350 students from across the country have received the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship.

This year, the Business Law Section has pledged to match up to $20,000 of Business Law Section member donations. So far, the Section has matched $9,000 in Section member donations. You have the opportunity to help empower the next generation of minority attorneys. Please answer the Business Law Section’s challenge by giving your donation today at https://donate.americanbar.org/losf. If you have any questions about the Scholarship Fund or would like to make a multi-year pledge, please contact Chanta Williams at (312) 988-5567 or at Chanta.Williams@americanbar.org.