ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The legal profession is one of the most powerful forces of change in our country. It is most effective when it fully reflects the diversity of the society it serves. In nearly 20 years, donors have invested $5.7 million in cultivating the talents of 380 minority law students through the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund.
Each year, up to 20 incoming diverse law students receive $15,000 of financial assistance to help cover the rising costs of law school. These exceptional recipients have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the legal profession.
Former ABA President William G. Paul and founder of the Scholarship Fund is asking ABA leaders in the House of Delegates to match his $50,000 contribution. With his and your generous gifts, we can raise one-third of the funds needed to operate this program.
You should take great pride as these talented young people infuse our profession with their resolve, life experience, and legal acuity. Our Scholarship alumni are pursuing justice in 33 states across the country.
- 45% for public interest organizations
- 42% in law firms
- 13% as corporate counsel