Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
In furtherance of its commitment to support the next generation of leaders, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) awards several $1,000 scholarships and $2,000 fellowships each year to law students and this year, recent law school graduates, with a demonstrated interest in advancing the Chinese American and/or broader Asian Pacific American community. SCCLA invites current law students (including LLM students) and law school graduates from the class of 2020 to apply.
SCCLA awards scholarships based on an evaluation of (1) financial need, (2) academic accomplishments, and (3) active involvement and/or expected future contributions to the Chinese American and/or Asian Pacific American community, particularly in the Greater Los Angeles area. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend SCCLA's 2020 Virtual Scholarship Awards Ceremony, currently anticipated to be held in November 2020.
SCCLA fellowships fund law student internships at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) during the 2020-2021 fall, spring, and summer school sessions. Successful applicants must serve as a legal intern at AAAJ-LA for a minimum of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks (150 hours).
Applications must be submitted electronically HERE by
Monday, November 2 at 5:30 PM PDT
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SCCLA & KABA are proud to announce a mock interview and resume review program to help the next generation of young lawyers put their best foot forward during the pandemic. As law students prepare for OCI and job interviews, many of which will likely be via video, we're seeking attorney volunteers to conduct mock video interviews and review resumes.
To participate, please complete this short form:
Law students: stay tuned for a registration link for this program and our kickoff event the week of October 19, where you'll learn interview tips from a panel of attorneys.
Please join SCCLA for a free CLE as we co-sponsor the FBA-LA’s program on “Nuts & Bolts of 1983 Civil Rights Litigation: What Lawyers Need to Know,” moderated by the Honorable Karen Stevenson, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California. Register at:
SCCLA is co-sponsoring a free elimination of bias CLE this Thursday along with the Federal Bar Association – Los Angeles Chapter. This CLE is the first presentation in a “Race, Policing, and the Law” webinar series, focusing on the history of policing and racial justice (and, in many instances, injustice) in Los Angeles.
APABA's Judicial Pipeline Project (2020 Class) - Apply by June 8, 2020
APABA is now accepting applications for its 2020 Judicial Pipeline Project, an effort to:
Among the Pipeline Project’s features:
APABA has hosted its Pipeline Project since 2016. Sister bar members who have been members of the California Bar for at least 10 years can apply HERE until June 8, 2020.
Questions? Contact Public Appointments and Judicial Endorsements Committee Chair Roger Hsieh.
The 2020 SCCLA Scholarship & Fellowship Application is now open!
*Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Scholarship & Fellowship is postponed until further notice. The Scholarship Application period will reopen upon confirmation of a new date for our 45th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet. If you already submitted a Scholarship / Fellowship application prior to April 6, 2020, we encourage you to resubmit your applications once the application period is reopened. Thank you.
SCCLA annually awards several $1,000 Scholarships and $2,000 Fellowships to local law students with a demonstrated interest in the Asian Pacific American community and/or causes. SCCLA Scholarships are awarded based on (1) financial need, (2) academic accomplishments, and/or (3) active involvement or future contribution to the Chinese American and/or Asian Pacific American community. SCCLA Fellowships are awarded to law students who have secured a law clerk position at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA for an upcoming semester. LLMs and Law students at all levels are encouraged to apply.
Law students must submit all applications electronically HERE by
Monday, April 6 at 5:30 PM.
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