Monetary giving is also critical to Southwestern’s deep commitment to helping create lawyers dedicated to doing good and serving the under-represented in our communities. Southwestern students perform 20,000 pro-bono hours of community service each year and in the past five years have served over 1400 Legal Clinic clients. These programs and the students need your generous support. To learn more about supporting Southwestern, click here. To make an online donation, click here.
- Give To Scholarship Funds – Southwestern has many established scholarship funds designed to support students of color and LGBTI students. Consider establishing a new scholarship fund or donating to an existing one such as:
- the Gerry Abbenhuys Memorial Scholarship Fund for minority students with financial need
- the Daniel Aragon Alumni Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund for active members of OUTLaw, Southwestern’s LGBTI student association
- the Vincent & Kylo Blanco Book Scholarship Fund for Native American law students
- the Black Law Students Association Scholarship Fund
- the Bernard Burch Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund for minority students who are working parents enrolled in the Evening program
- the Hon. Robert and Gloria Devich Scholarship Fund for continuing Mexican American students.
- Support Programs – Many programs at Southwestern are designed to assist the less fortunate in and around Los Angeles. The Public Interest Law Summer Grant Program, for instance, provides monetary awards to students who seek a summer law clerkship with a nonprofit organization that provides free or low-cost legal assistance to low income or marginalized individuals or underserved communities. The Legal Clinics enable students to provide pro bono legal assistance to those who cannot afford a lawyer. To donate money to a specific program, click here and designate the program in the “Other” field under Gift Designation.