Attention 1L and 2L Law Students!
LGBT Bar LA offers the Donald L. Snow Scholarship, which is awarded annually to deserving local law students. The Donald L. Snow Scholarship was made possible by a generous bequest from LGBT Bar LA member Donald Snow. For several years Mr. Snow was President of the Lambda Democratic Club in Long Beach and helped obtain direct financial assistance for people living with AIDS. Through these efforts and others, Mr. Snow served as a leader and spokesperson for LGBT rights.
Because of this gift and this continuing endowment, LGBT Bar LA is able to award scholarships to locally enrolled law students who demonstrate financial need and either (1) are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, or (2) have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the promotion of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender persons.
Applicants for the Donald L. Snow Scholarship must be enrolled and in good academic standing at an accredited law school located in Los Angeles County or Orange County at the time of the application and at the time of the award.
Applications for the Donald L. Snow Scholarship will be distributed at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. We anticipate awarding the Donald L. Snow Scholarship at LGBT Bar LA's 2017 Gala in Spring 2017.
Law Student Social and Networking Events
Each year LGBT Bar LA hosts two special social events specifically for LGBT law students. Each is designed to provide a safe, congenial setting to encourage law students to socialize, exchange ideas and network with working attorneys who happen to be LGBT Bar LA members. Both events are free to law students whether you are an LGBT Bar LA member or not.
- The annual LGBT Bar LA Summer Associates Reception
- The Rand Schrader Law Student Reception in the Fall
Both of these great events are enthusiastically attended by numerous LGBT Bar LA members and non-members and give you, the law student ample opportunity to make contacts, forge new friendships and alliances and become more informed about social, economic and political matters that directly affect our community.
Law students are encouraged to become LGBT Bar LA members so that they have access to the full spectrum of LGBT Bar LA educational and social activities, advocacy campaigns and related organizations throughout Southern California.