We believe in the limitless potential of First Gen, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ lawyers whose lived experiences are underrepresented in the halls of power.

Impact by the Numbers

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$16M
in total funding since 1990
$6.3M
in Scholarships
1300+
Fellows and Scholars
$500K
Awarded in 2021
98%
Awarded to BIPOC students
99%
Awarded to First Gen students
90%
Awards to Female-Identified Students
$210K
Fellowships Awarded in 2020
42
Total Fellows
10
Deportation Defense Fellows
86%
BIPOC Fellows

How We Work

Harnessing the power of lawyers for social change.

1L Scholarships
3L Scholarships
Fellowships
Legal Empowerment Fund Grants
Next Gen Awards
Leadership Development
Community Conversations

First Year Law Student Scholarship

Each year ChangeLawyers awards over $250,000 in scholarships to promising first-year law students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the legal field.

Meet the Scholars

Third Year Law Student Scholarship

Partnering with affinity bar associations across California to provide critical financial support to students preparing for the Bar Exam, ChangeLawyers boosts pass rates for BIPOC test takers

Meet the Scholars

ChangeLawyers funds fellowships for early-career attorneys to work with progressive organizations to work on pressing issues including immigration and criminal justice reform.

Meet the Fellows

A new fund to harnessing the power of lawyers for good. We envision funding diverse leaders, building capacity of smaller and newer legal organizations, and fostering movement lawyering.

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A celebration of the next generation of ChangeLawyers scholars. Held twice a year, these events feature a scholarship ceremony and a keynote conversation by a legal legend.

Next Gen Awards

Trainings for outsiders who want a seat at the table, on tops ranging from Imposter Syndrome, Interviewing 101, and How to Confront workplace microaggressions.

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Dialogues with community leaders and activists about the most pressing equity challenges of our time.

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How We Work

Harnessing the power of lawyers for social change.

1L Scholarships

First Year Law Student Scholarship

Each year ChangeLawyers awards over $250,000 in scholarships to promising first-year law students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the legal field.

Meet the Scholars

3L Scholarships

Third Year Law Student Scholarship

Partnering with affinity bar associations across California to provide critical financial support to students preparing for the Bar Exam, ChangeLawyers boosts pass rates for BIPOC test takers

Meet the Scholars

Fellowships

ChangeLawyers funds fellowships for early-career attorneys to work with progressive organizations to work on pressing issues including immigration and criminal justice reform.

Meet the Fellows

Legal Empowerment Fund Grants

A new fund to harnessing the power of lawyers for good. We envision funding diverse leaders, building capacity of smaller and newer legal organizations, and fostering movement lawyering.

Learn more

Next Gen Awards

A celebration of the next generation of ChangeLawyers scholars. Held twice a year, these events feature a scholarship ceremony and a keynote conversation by a legal legend.

Next Gen Awards

Leadership Development

Trainings for outsiders who want a seat at the table, on tops ranging from Imposter Syndrome, Interviewing 101, and How to Confront workplace microaggressions.

Register

Community Conversations

Dialogues with community leaders and activists about the most pressing equity challenges of our time.

Register

Community Resources

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