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La Raza Lawyers Supreme Court Summer Clerkship

Category
Scholarship

Dates
Deadline Date: Sep 30th, 2011
Posted Date: Sep 26th, 2011
Criteria

Description
Who Should Apply
The Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Supreme  Court Summer Clerkship program is for 1st year students to experience working with Supreme Court Lawyers while earning a scholarship for the summer.  One student will be placed with Supreme Court Associate Justice Carlos Moreno for the summer.  That student will also receive a $5,000 scholarship from La Raza Lawyers to cover their expenses for the summer.  Candidates may be interviewed by Justice Moreno’s staff and be evaluated based on community activities and writing ability.  Given the historic under-representation of minority lawyers in large law firms, the Program seeks to provide a means for exposing Latino law students to a high profile legal experience.

The Foundation created the scholarship fund in 2007.  The first recipient of the scholarship was Daniel Zazueta from Santa Clara University, who was placed with Justice Moreno’s chambers for the 2008 summer.

Award
$5,000

Contact Information
La Raza Lawyers of California 
C/O Rob Fabela 
4848 San Felipe Road 
San Jose, CA
95135 

Phone:  408-691-7689 
Email:  Rob.Fabela@sanjoseca.gov  
Website: http://www.larazafoundation.org/ 

Additional Information
The targeted students for this scholarship are Latino.