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USLAW NETWORK creates nonprofit foundation to fund scholarships for diverse law school students
POSTED JUNE 24, 2020
USLAW NETWORK announces the creation of the USLAW NETWORK Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization. The USLAW NETWORK Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including the funding of scholarships to provide financial assistance to diverse law students in their pursuit of a legal education at an American Bar Association-accredited U.S. law school. The Foundation’s governing board will include the directors of the USLAW NETWORK.
“We are extremely proud that USLAW, through its Diversity Council, has created this essential and timely scholarship opportunity,” said Noble F. Allen (pictured), Chair of the USLAW NETWORK Diversity Council and partner in USLAW member firm Hinckley Allen in Connecticut. “The scholarships will afford qualified diverse law students from all over the United States additional and necessary financial resources to pursue their legal education, and eventually becoming outstanding legal advocates in their respective communities.”
The USLAW Diversity Council, which is tasked with addressing the important issues of diversity and inclusion as they relate to USLAW member firms, practice groups, and clients, will help facilitate the scholarship application process. USLAW expects to begin accepting scholarship applications in spring 2021 for the 2021-22 academic year.
The Diversity Council also provides a forum within USLAW that allows USLAW stakeholders to collaborate and exchange best practices in matters relating to recruitment, hiring and retention of diverse attorneys and staff, and to help facilitate a diverse and inclusive culture within USLAW. Under the leadership of the USLAW Diversity Council, USLAW partnered with Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 2019 to host its first recruiting forum.