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Sheppard Mullin Establishes Endowed Scholarship at UCLA School of Law


Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce the creation of the Sheppard Mullin Endowed Scholarship in Law at UCLA School of Law. The firm will fund the scholarship with an initial $100,000.  The scholarship will exist in perpetuity.

“As an alumnus, I am especially proud of our longstanding relationship with UCLA School of Law,” said Sheppard Mullin Chairman Guy Halgren. “This new partnership is driven by our mutual commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and our dedication to creating opportunities for students from underserved communities who are facing challenges.  Law school students are the future of our profession so it is important that we proactively help promising new students and champion the next generation of great lawyers.”

UCLA School of Law Dean Jennifer L. Mnookin said, “The Sheppard Mullin Endowed Scholarship in Law supports UCLA School of Law’s core values of excellence and access and allows us to continue to provide meaningful aid to exceptional students who have overcome significant obstacles and adversity in their lives. It is our deep belief that a top-notch legal education should be available to applicants from all backgrounds, and scholarships like the Sheppard Mullin Endowed Scholarship in Law make it possible for UCLA Law to continue offering a world-class legal education in a diverse, collaborative, and cutting-edge environment. We are truly grateful for the strong partnership that we have with Sheppard Mullin and our many alumni who practice at the firm.”

The scholarships will be awarded to students at the beginning of their law school careers and the application process will take place at the admissions stage. Focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion, Sheppard Mullin and UCLA School of Law will work together to select students who demonstrate significant financial need and have overcome considerable obstacles in life such as socio-economic disadvantage, disability, being the first in their family to attend college, attending under-resourced schools, or other considerable hardships and challenges.

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