Farella Braun + Martel LLP represents a diverse group of clients in one of the most diverse regions of this country, and we believe our firm’s success is founded upon our diverse workforce. We strive to cultivate an inclusive culture at all levels within our firm and are committed to increasing the diversity of the legal profession through the hiring of law students and attorneys from diverse backgrounds. As part of our continued commitment, we are awarding Diversity Scholarships to support outstanding, diverse Bay Area law students. This year, Farella Braun + Martel will award a total of $30,000 in scholarship grants to be divided equally among three first-year law student recipients.
Scholarship applicants must be current first-year, full- or part-time (attending first-year classes) law students who are students of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, disabled, or whose background or experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity of the legal profession. Recipients must currently attend one of the following local law schools: University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall); University of California Davis School of Law (King Hall); University of California Hastings College of the Law; Santa Clara University School of Law; Stanford Law School; or University of San Francisco School of Law.
Our scholarship committee is composed of attorneys and staff at the firm. Firm clients may co-sponsor the scholarship, and our committee may also include representatives of those clients. Scholarship applicants agree that all application materials may be reviewed by committee members, including representatives of client co-sponsors. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based upon a combination of merit and financial need. With respect to merit, the committee will consider each applicant’s academic accomplishments, background, activities, obligations and commitment to community service. Need, as interpreted by the committee, will be determined based upon: the applicant’s and the applicant’s family’s income; the applicant’s sources of financial aid, including loans, grants, fellowships and scholarships, if any; assets, if any; expenses; and expected income during the summer of 2015. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working and living in the Bay Area.
All completed applications must be received by March 6, 2015. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 6, 2015 and will receive their scholarship checks shortly thereafter.
We are hosting a kick-off party at our offices on February 12, 2015. More information regarding the kick-off party can be found on the event invitation.
Additional information on diversity at Farella Braun + Martel may be found in our Diversity Statement and the 2014 Scholarship Press Release. For more information, please contact Diversity Scholarship Program Coordinator Priscilla Zaccalini at .