Are you a law student or a prospective law student? Are you not sure if the legal field is for you because of the high cost of tuition? Are you in need of some financial assistance to help you get started? Check out this video where previous scholarship recipients talk about their experiences receiving finanaidtance and how it impacted their work.

The impact of scholarships cannot be overstated. Our advice to all prospective law students is to apply for as many scholarships as possible before school starts and during your first years of law school. Law school tuition is historically a huge barrier for people of color entering the field of law. As you can see in the video, Latinx people make up a small percentage of the active lawyers in Washington. We need that to change. From our experience, people want attorneys that look, speak, and connect like them.

LBAW also offers free Spanish-speaking legal clinics each month at El Centro De La Raza. Attorney Andre Dayani regularly volunteers at the clinic and has helped hundreds of people navigate their legal issues.

Ready to Apply? Check out LBAW’s scholarship here!

Scholarship Awards

The scholarship amounts may differ year to year, but generally, the Law Student Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $3,000, and the LSAT Scholarship awards range up to $1,500. The High School Student Scholarship awards range up to $1,500, as determined annually by the scholarship committee, depending on the number of scholarships awarded and resources available.

The High School Student Scholarship applications are due on January 15, 2023 to [email protected]

Applications for the LSAT and Law Student Scholarships are due on January 15, 2023 to [email protected] Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions?

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Andre Dayani is the lead criminal defense attorney at Dayani Law Firm. He works with his wife and law partner Lauren. Contact him by email at [email protected]