The Multnomah Bar Association (MBA), in partnership with the University of Oregon School of Law, provides a unique Portland summer fellowship opportunity for a law student who has successfully completed all requirements for the first year (1L) of law school and is in good academic standing. The Multnomah Bar Fellows Program is designed to foster a “new generation of excellent lawyers who will enhance the diversity of Multnomah County’s legal community.” More details about the Program and about the Multnomah Bar Association and its commitment to diversity can be found here (http://www.mbabar.org/assets/documents/diversity/fellowsprogramannouncement.pdf).
Eligibility: Must be an incoming 1L student entering the University of Oregon School of Law in Fall 2018.
Award: An MBA Fellow receives a merit scholarship of $20,000.00. Half of the amount is applied towards tuition in the Fall 2018 semester and half is applied in the Spring 2019 semester. (To ensure that the scholarship is renewed in the successive second (2L) and third (3L) years, a Fellow must present a minimum law school GPA of 2.50 at the end of each academic year.) In addition to financial support in the first year of law school, the Multnomah Bar Fellows Program also provides summer internship opportunities in Portland, as well as mentoring from established practitioners in Portland/Multnomah County.
How to Apply: If you are applying to the University of Oregon School of Law J.D. Program, you may also simultaneously apply to the MBA Bar Fellows Program. Please write an essay of (750 to 1500 words) describing how your experience, background, and interests make you a strong candidate for the Program. Please include a current resume. Your name (as stated on your resume) must be included on your essay. Email your essay and resume to:firstname.lastname@example.org.
We review applications for the MBA Bar Fellowships on a rolling basis and will continue to do so until the Fellowships are filled. Finalists for Fellowships will be notified by the Admissions Office of their selection and, as part of the selection process, will be interviewed either on campus or remotely. All candidates will be notified when the process has been completed and MBA Bar Fellows finalists have accepted their offers.