Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. Law Student Scholarship/Bar Grant
Apr 3rd, 2015
Sep 20th, 2011
Letter of Recommendation
Other: Personal Statement
The Dolores Randolph Bauer Memorial
Dolores Bauer was a member of the
organization during its inaugural years and remained a dedicated and active
member until her untimely death in 1980. After graduating from Loyola Law
School, Ms. Bauer worked for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles during the
early 1970’s. She joined the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office in 1973
where she remained until 1978 when she opened her own office. She
remained in private practice until she passed away.
The Bauer Memorial Scholarships are
awarded to second and third year law students who have demonstrated outstanding
scholastic achievement, superior writing ability, community involvement and
Vera Brown-Curtis Hayes Memorial
The Vera Brown-Curtis Hayes
Scholarship was established in honor of Vera Brown-Curtis Hayes, a lawyer and
teacher, and passionate defender of the legal rights of underserved African-
After receiving a B.A. in English
from Fisk University and a Masters in Education from Michigan State University,
Vera Brown-Curtis Hayes taught school while studying law at night at Whittier
College School of Law. She received her Juris Doctorate in 1981 and co-founded
the law firm of Mallory, Brown-Curtis & Mallory in 1986.
A committed leader to many community
service organizations, Vera served as President to both the Black Women Lawyers
Association of Los Angeles (“BWL”) and the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law.
As a member of BWL, Vera helped to establish the BWL Foundation, which is the
charitable arm that awards scholarships to deserving law students annually.
Scholarships are limited to 2nd and
3rd year law students (and 4th year law students enrolled in part-time or
evening programs) who attend an accredited law school and intend to practice
law in the Southern California area.