The law firm of Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle LLP has been a cornerstone of the San Mateo County legal community since founding partner George R. Corey hung his shingle in 1964. Partners Stevan N. Luzaich, Dario de Ghetaldi, and Amanda L. Riddle, joined the firm in 1973, 1989, and 2001, respectively. CLD&R’s partners believe that the continuing strength of the legal profession lies in its future members. They know that engaging with other lawyers who bring varying perspectives benefits the collective pursuit for justice. The goal of this scholarship is to foster the advancement of diversity in the legal profession for generations to come. To learn more about CLD&R go to www.coreylaw.com.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Application.

AWARD CRITERIA:

  • Student at any of the following schools who have completed their first year of law school and is currently enrolled for their second, third, or fourth year[i]:
    • UC College of the Law, San Francisco
    • University of San Francisco School of Law
    • Santa Clara University School of Law
    • University of California – Berkeley School of Law
    • Stanford Law School
    • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession, as well as people identifying as a person with disabilities, openly LGBTQ, and/or a military veteran.
  • Exhibition of financial need.
  • Both part-time and full-time students are eligible.

APPLICATION: The application has four (4) parts.

  • Part One Personal Information:
    • Name
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Current Address
    • Undergraduate College
    • Undergraduate Degree
    • Non-JD Graduate Institution (if applicable)
    • Non-JD Graduate Degree (if applicable)
    • Military Service (if applicable)
    • Law School
    • Current GPA
    • Anticipated Graduation Date
    • Law School Involvement/Clubs/Boards (paragraph response)
    • Public Interest Experience (paragraph response)
  • Part Two Resume:  Please submit a current resume detailing your educational and recent work experience, indicating whether the position is/was paid or unpaid.
  • Part Three – Narrative Statements (250-500 words each):
    • Please share your professional career goals.
    • Please share the basis for your financial need.
    • Please share how your diverse background will benefit the legal profession.
  • Part Four Letters of Recommendation: Please submit at least two and up to three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a professor or past employer.

SUBMISSION OF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:

  • Please complete the Scholarship Application in its entirety.
  • Email your complete application as a single PDF file attachment to smcountybar@smcba.org, if you are unable to access the application online. Compile a complete scholarship application with all of the above materials. Please submit all materials simultaneously. Partial applications will not be considered.
  • The deadline to submit your 2023-2024 Academic Year Scholarship Application is 5 p.m. PST on Friday, January 5, 2024. Late applications will not be considered.

AFTER SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION:
If the committee has selected you to move forward to the interview stage, you will be contacted no later than two (2) months after the submission deadline. The interview may be in-person or via zoom.  Late applications will not be considered.


[i] Before receiving scholarship funds, recipients will be required to demonstrate enrollment in a Bay Area-based ABA-accredited law school.  Students who leave law school after being admitted will be required to return all or a proportional amount of scholarship funds.