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The Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation is taking applications for its 41st scholarships. This opportunity is open to full-time and part-time law students in their second, third, or fourth year who attend an accredited law school and intend on practicing law in the Southern California area. The scholarship is available to both women and men. Past recipients have won between $3,000 to $5,000 in scholarship money.

Professor Tracie R. Porter of Western State College of Law is chair of the scholarship selection committee and can be reached at BWLFScholarshipSelection… for questions. For the application and essay problem criteria, visit for the application and essay problem criteria.

The deadline to apply is April 16.

• PracticePro has added IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law to its 1L diversity scholarship program, which includes law schools in California, Illinois, Texas, and and the Washington, D.C area. Participating schools are listed here. If your school is not listed, you can contact them through that address as well. For IIT Chicago-Kent, the deadline for application is April 15. Dates at other schools vary. Check the site for details. The scholarship is offered through a partnership with McDermott Will & Emery.

• The winners in the 7th annual Transactional LawMeet Competition were:

  • National champions: UCLA School of Law and University of Colorado School of Law
  • National semifinalists: University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Washington School of Law
  • Best draft: Northwestern University School of Law and University of Colorado School of Law

Upcoming webinars:

  • April 14: Making The Grade With Growth Mindsets
  • April 26: Demystifying Clerkships: State and Appellate Courts
  • April 29: Building Professional Relationships: Tips for New Lawyers


ABA Law Student Division The Law Student Division empowers law student by providing them with meaningful connections to practicing professionals, job resources, relevant programming, and practical skills competitions. We represent the law student community by advocating for policies that improve legal education, champion diversity, and strengthen public service.