A RACE TO EQUALIZE LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
According to the Hispanic National Bar Association, while making up 18% of our country's population, Hispanics comprise only about 5% of the nation's lawyers. Now more than ever, we see the necessity in having a legal profession that is more reflective of our nation’s ethnic diversity. Diversity in the legal field will increase public trust in our legal system, assist law firms develop more innovative approaches to legal problems, and increase judicial diversity. Change won’t happen overnight, but with its ¡Andale! Scholarship, the LBA aims to help equalize law school admissions for latinos. Help us achieve our goal!
OUR INAUGURAL ¡ANDALE! 5K FUNDED 17 SCHOLARSHIPS
The ¡Andale! Scholarship helps recipients pay for LSAT preparation courses and related LSAT fees, an obstacle for many aspiring attorneys wishing to go to law school. Through your support, last year we raised over $40,000, which allowed us to fund 17 scholarships.
A significant barrier for many Hispanics who wish to pursue a legal education is their inability to afford an LSAT preparation course, which would lead to higher LSAT scores and ultimate a higher chance of getting accepted into law school. This race will raise funds for scholarships to pay for Hispanic college students to offset the costs of LSAT preparation courses.
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Siria Gutierrez, Esq.
Leslie Nino Piro, Esq. & John Piro, Esq.
The Nevada Latino Bar Association is committed to helping diversify the legal profession and increase the number of Latino lawyers serving our community. Through discussions with various education professionals, members of the LBA Board of Directors learned that a significant barrier for many Latinos who wish to pursue a legal education is their inability to afford an LSAT preparation course.
With this in mind, the LBA founded the ¡Andale! Scholarship to provide financial support for college students and graduates to pay for LSAT preparation courses.