September 22, 2011 -- UCLA School of Law’s Academic Outreach Resource Center has received a gift of $50,000 from The Riordan Foundation. The gift will support the center’s commitment to engaging in a broad range of outreach efforts designed to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply to and attend law school. It will also support the law school’s Law Fellows Program.
The Academic Outreach Resource Center equips talented and motivated students with an academically-based program, sound counseling, test preparation and mentorship to better prepare participants to successfully gain admission to, and succeed in law school. The center works to engage students throughout the educational pipeline with the learning tools that will help them take maximum advantage of opportunities available. The Academic Outreach Resource Center launched the Law Fellows Program in 1997. The program is designed to encourage and prepare high-potential undergraduate and graduate students for a career in law, as well as to increase the diversity of the law school pool and to demystify the law school experience.
To date, the program has had close to 1,000 participants. Approximately 450 participants have graduated from or are currently enrolled in more than 60 law schools across the country and 107 have attended or are currently enrolled in UCLA Law.