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UCLA Law Fellows Program Receives Pipeline Diversity Award by the Hispanic National Bar Foundation


October 15, 2008 -- The Law Fellows Program, UCLA Law's cornerstone academic outreach initiative, was awarded the Pipeline Diversity Award by the Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF).  Leo Trujillo-Cox, the program's director and founder accepted the award on behalf of UCLA Law during a reception at the HNBA's Annual Convention and Youth Conference in Hollywood, California on September 6, 2008. Mr. Trujillo-Cox is also executive director of academic outreach and development and associate director of admissions and recruitment at UCLA School of Law.

The HNBF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the tools and resources for the next generation of Latino leaders.  The HNBF has played an important role in the education of Hispanic attorneys and law students throughout the United States and Puerto Rico for the past 15 years.

The Law Fellows Program, now in its eleventh year, is a pioneering academic development initiative designed to ensure equity, access and excellence in legal education. The program encourages and prepares a diverse group of high potential undergraduates and recent graduates to pursue higher education and careers in law. The Law Fellows Program has become nationally recognized as one of the most comprehensive and cutting-edge outreach initiatives in legal education, and has been acknowledged as a model by the California State Legislature, University of California Office of the President, Law School Admission Council, U.S. Office for Civil Rights, ABA and many peer law schools.