Farella Braun + Martel will award a total of $45,000 in scholarship grants to be divided equally among three first-year law student recipients. Our firm represents a diverse group of clients in one of the most diverse regions of this country, and we believe our firm' success is founded upon our diverse workforce. We strive to cultivate an inclusive culture at all levels within our firm and are committed to diversifying the pipeline of talent in the legal profession by awarding scholarships to support outstanding, diverse Bay Area law students.
- Applicants must be current first-year, full- or part-time (attending first-year classes) law students, 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); 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 either a student of color, member of the LGBTQIA+ community, disabled, and/or have a background or experience that would otherwise contribute to the diversity of the legal profession.
A group of our attorneys and staff make up the panel of judges who will review the applications. The panel may also include client representatives who co-sponsor the scholarship program. Scholarship applications and materials will be reviewed by all of these panelists.
Scholarship recipients will be chosen based upon a combination of merit and financial need. With respect to merit, the panel of judges will consider each applicant' academic accomplishments, background, activities, obligations, and their commitment to community service. Financial need will be determined based upon the following: the applicant' and the applicant' family' income; the applicant' sources of financial aid, including loans, grants, fellowships and scholarships, if any; assets, if any; expenses; and expected income during the summer of 2021. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating a commitment to working and living in the Bay Area after the completion of their legal studies.