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Diversity & Inclusion

The University of the Pacific community — including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni — believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and co-curricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention.

McGeorge campus in residential Sacramento fosters a vibrant, supportive and welcoming community, which celebrates the many definitions of diversity in our student body and community.


SCBA 1L Summer Diversity Fellowship program — The SCBA 1L Summer Diversity Fellowship Program is an opportunity for first-year students to gain paid legal experience at Sacramento law firms this summer. The program lasts for approximately 10 weeks and includes educational and networking components. Application deadline is Jan. 13, 2017 | Email the McGeorge CDO for additional information

Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program — The Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program aims to increase diversity in law schools and, eventually, in the legal profession by subsidizing the LSAT preparatory course and law school application expenses of talented, diverse college students who may have difficulty paying the expenses associated with applying to law school. Application deadline is Jan. 13, 2017 | Additional information (pdf)

Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation Scholarship — The foundation is pleased to offer five scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for deserving students in furtherance of their legal education. Application deadline is Jan. 20, 2017 | Application & Instructions (pdf)

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Diversity Initiatives Summer Intern — The summer intern works under the supervision of the Diversity Initiatives staff. The intern will be expected to work a 37.5-hour week and the compensation will be $22 per hour. The intern will work at the LSAC headquarters in Newtown, Penn., and housing assistance will be provided, if needed. Application deadline is Feb. 10, 2017 | Additional information (pdf)

3L Diversity Scholarship — For 3Ls who plan to take the July 2017 California bar exam. Application deadline is Feb. 14, 2017 | Additional information

Hon. Mario G. Olmos Memorial Scholarship — Depending on the number of scholarships awarded, the scholarships can vary in amount. Most recently the amounts have varied from $1,000 to $3,000. Application deadline is Feb. 17, 2017 | Additional information & Application (pdf)

LSAC's Diversity Committee Writing Competition on — One winning paper will be selected from each of the three qualifying categories of eligible students (1L, 2L, 3L/4L). Each winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Application deadline is March 31, 2017 | Additional information & Application (pdf)

South Asian Bar Association — Northern California Foundation Public Interest Fellowship Application — A fellowship for a law student or a recent graduate working at a public interest or government agency. | Additional information & Application (pdf)

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