Utah law firms pledge support of this new program to broaden opportunities for underrepresented populations within the Utah legal community
PROVO, Utah, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU Law) and the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (Utah Law) today announced a collaboration with leading Utah law firms to create the Achievement Fellowships Program. Under this program, students will receive full-tuition awards and access to mentorship activities to attract, recognize and support students who have qualified for admission to law school in the face of significant challenges or hardships.
Durham Jones & Pinegar, Greenberg Traurig, Kirton McConkie, Parsons Behle & Latimer, Snell & Wilmer, and Strong & Hanni have already committed to support the program, and more firms are expected to join. Thanks to funding from the firms, recipients of the Achievement Fellowship will receive full tuition for each of three academic years beginning with students entering fall 2021. In addition to funding tuition, the firms have committed to mentoring the Achievement Fellows.
SOURCE BYU Law
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