November 9, 2011 -- The Law Fellows Program is pleased to announce that law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has donated $7,500 to support a one-time scholarship for all 13 Law Fellows in UCLA Law’s first-year class.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, which is recognized among the world’s leading global law firms, has been a continued and strong supporter of the Law Fellows Program and the program’s objective to ensure access to legal education and diversity within the profession. The scholarship program with Orrick was initiated in 2003 by UCLA Law alumnus Duane Beasley ’00, a senior associate in Orrick’s Structured Finance Group.
The Law Fellows Program, now in its 14th year, is nationally recognized as one of the most comprehensive and innovative pipeline-building initiatives in legal education. The program engages high-potential undergraduates and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds in academic and career programming designed to increase their competitiveness for admission to law school, demystify legal education and facilitate their entry into the profession. To date, nearly 375 fellows have either completed law school or are currently enrolled, with 257 fellows attending California law schools. Law Fellows have also received positions with many prestigious law firms and organizations.