Farella’s Diversity Scholarship Program assists Bay Area diverse law students in pursuing their legal careers. Recipients are in their first year of law school and are selected based on academic and personal accomplishments and financial need. Since 2001, Farella has awarded $590,000 in scholarships to 89 first-year law students in the Bay Area.
The deadline for submitting applications is March 02, 2023.
- Applicants must be current first-year, full- or part-time law students (attending first-year classes), and should be currently attending one of the following law schools: University of California Berkeley School of Law; University of California Davis School of Law (King Hall); UC College of the Law (formerly 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.
- Applicants must be students who identify as a member of a historically underrepresented community, including any student that identifies as BIPOC, any member of the LGBTQIA+ community, any member of the disabled community, and/or any student with a background or experience that would otherwise contribute to the diversity of the legal profession.
Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on a combination of merit and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working and living in the Bay Area.
As part of the application process, we also strongly recommend that applicants attend our 2023 Diversity Scholarship Program Mixer at Farella’s San Francisco office on February 15 where applicants can meet and connect with Farella attorneys.