At UC Hastings’ Center for Business Law (“CBL”), we believe that it is incumbent on each of us to do redouble our efforts to meaningfully address the lack of equity and equality in America. While today’s business lawyer sits at the nexus of the most critical issues facing modern enterprises, the diversity and opportunity gap in this practice is glaring.
CBL is ideally situated to develop a new generation of future leaders in business law. With our new CBL Scholars Program, CBL will provide financial assistance and hands-on academic and professional mentorship to students entering the business law community from disadvantaged educational, economic, social, or physical backgrounds– including, but not limited to, those students enrolled in UC Hastings’ Legal Employment Opportunity Program.
To capitalize on the San Francisco Bay Area’s prominence in the technology and venture capital ecosystems, the CBL Scholars Program will initially be tailored to students with a demonstrable interest in this space. CBL Scholars will have unique internship opportunities and direct access to the extensive network that UC Hastings has among senior legal leaders across these industries.
The CBL Scholars Program tackles an ambitious agenda that aims to have a real impact in addressing the systemic inequalities which stunt the growth of meaningful diversity within the business law community. To realize the promise of the CBL Scholars Program, we need your support!
To step up and support the CBL Scholars Program, please contact:
*You can also make a donation via the following link: MAKE A GIFT TO THE CBL SCHOLARS PROGRAM.
**Gifts made payable to the UC Hastings Foundation are tax deductible under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3. The UC Hastings Foundation tax ID number is 23-7135898.
****Check out the profile of our first two CBL Scholars: Jayshawn Anderson and Mounika Yepuri. We believe that they embody all the qualities that will define future leaders in business law and we are thrilled to partner with them in building the CBL Scholars Program.