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Marshall-Motley Scholars Info Session - Aspiring Civil Rights Lawyer

Oct 10

Event Info

Event Date: 
10 Oct
Online Event

Event Contact

Cindy Cogdill
(212) 854-5155

Come learn about Legal Defense Fund's Marshall-Motley Scholars Program.

Zoom Link


Adria Kimbrough, Student Recruiting Manager, Marshall-Motley Scholars Program  

Kendall Long, 2L NYU Law, Marshall-Motley Scholar

"The support offered by the MMSP is an intentional effort to address the racial and economic barriers that often deter students from pursuing their dreams of becoming civil rights attorneys, and a targeted effort to support the civil rights ecosystem in the South.

Over the next five years, the MMSP will afford 50 aspiring civil rights lawyers:

  • A full law school scholarship for tuition, room, board, and incidentals to alleviate the debt burden that can prevent future lawyers from pursuing a career in racial justice;
  • Summer internships at LDF and other national civil rights organizations with offices in the South to begin their training as civil rights lawyers early in their law school careers;
  • A two-year postgraduate fellowship at a national, regional, or local civil rights organization with a racial justice law practice in the South; and
  • Access to special training sponsored by the LDF and the National Academy of Sciences.

In return, the Scholars will commit to serving as civil rights lawyers based in the South, engaged in a law practice focused on achieving racial justice for 8 years following the conclusion of their fellowship. The MMSP will continue to offer support for the newly emerging civil rights lawyers as they develop their practice and form a distinguished regional network of legal practitioners."

The Scholars Program welcomes applicants of all races and ethnicities. 

The application opens in November and is due in February 2023. Students and alumni/ae applying to law school this admissions cycle are eligible to apply.

The event will be recorded for those who cannot attend in person and sent to subscribers of the prelaw listserv. Please register only if you plan to attend in person.