We’re pleased to announce that the application period for the 2023 Anderson & Kreiger Legal Diversity Fund stipends begins on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. A&K will award financial stipends to aspiring lawyers who demonstrate financial need and who identify as part of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in the legal profession. The firm will award one $50,000 stipend to a current law school student and five $5,000 stipends to college students with an interest in pursuing a legal career. All college students who receive a stipend will also be eligible for free or discounted LSAT tutoring services other services to aid college students in applying for law school. A&K is in the process of developing these services and more information will be available at the time stipends are awarded.
The stipends are intended to help address the challenges faced by students who lack the financial capital to focus exclusively on schooling like some of their peers and whose financial situation may limit their range of legal career options. The program also aims to address systematic weaknesses in connecting these students with other members of the legal community, potential employers, mentors and clients, which is a strong predictor of success in the legal profession.
Applicants can submit their application, personal statement and current resume by going to https://andersonkreiger.com/about-ak/diversity-fund/ no later than Friday, March 31, 2023. A transcript and letters of recommendation, which may written by anyone who knows the applicant, including a community member or family member, are optional.
An independent selection committee consisting of lawyers from the public, non-profit and private sectors will make final award decisions. The members of the 2023 selection committee are:
We intend to make award decisions by May 31, 2023.
In addition to the stipend, the law school recipient will receive the following benefits:
In addition to the stipend and any LSAT tutoring/law school application services, the college recipients will receive: