AILA DEI Law Student Scholarships
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
The AILA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion scholarship program reaffirms our commitment to increasing diversity within AILA, legal education, and the legal profession. These scholarships provide financial assistance to qualified AILA law student members that identify with a group that is underrepresented in the legal profession and our organization, and specifically includes future AILA members from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Each scholarship includes a full payment of $750 issued directly to the awardee. The scholarship money will be taxed based on current IRS guidelines.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria Include:
* Current AILA law student membership is required. All memberships will be verified during the selection process. Join AILA for FREE online by completing a short application and submitting your current law student transcripts.
* Plus One or More of the Following Criteria:
- Recipient is a member of a diverse population group or has other diversity and inclusion factors, including but not limited to, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, education, other factors;
- Financial need;
- Demonstration of diversity and inclusion obstacles and how they were overcome/overcoming; and/or
- Active service in immigration law field / interest in working in immigration law field.
* Be an AILA law student member in good standing.
Submit your scholarship application by Friday, July 30, 2021.
Pre-Law Diversity Fellowship
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine is a national law firm with more than 550 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. DWT’s Pre-Law Diversity Fellowship was created by a team of DWT associates and staff who are intentionally dedicated to seeing the firm’s diversity, inclusion, and equity values put into practical action.
Application Deadline: April 8, 2021
2021 LSAT Prep Scholarship
Multnomah Bar Association
The Multnomah Bar Association’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee seeks to foster and expand diversity in the Multnomah County legal community and the state of Oregon. To achieve this goal, the MBA ED&I Committee awards scholarships for LSAT preparation courses to law school applicants whose future involvement in the law will enhance the diversity of our bench and bar.
Applications be submitted by Friday, March 5.
2021 Summer Internship Law Clerk
Liberty Mutual Insurance / NAPABA
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is pleased to partner with Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Legal Department (Liberty Mutual), a Fortune 100 Company, to provide an exciting opportunity for one enthusiastic second-year law student who is interested in making an immediate and valued contribution. As a Law Clerk you will provide technical support to staff litigation attorneys, perform legal research and assist in drafting and filing legal trial documents. Through this partnership, NAPABA and Liberty Mutual will select one Law Clerk for one of Liberty's 60+ litigation offices for a 10 to 12-week summer clerkship offering competitive pay. Due to COVID, this position may be remote where Liberty's Field Legal operation has thrived with technology and innovation, promising to make a remote clerkship opportunity robust and meaningful.
All materials must be received by 5pm EST on March 1, 2021.
NAPABA Summer Intern
McGuireWoods / Napaba Law Foundation
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is pleased to partner with the NAPABA Law Foundation and McGuireWoods to offer an internship opportunity that supports the development of students interested in the legal profession and will help students develop a commitment to advocacy on behalf of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The program seeks to achieve these goals by providing undergraduate and law school students with meaningful internship experiences at the Washington, DC offices of NAPABA and NLF.
All materials must be received by 5pm EST on April 1, 2021.