A scholarship named after Munger, Tolles & Olson will be presented to Joanna Shalleck-Klein of Stanford Law School as part of the California Bar Foundation’s Public Interest Scholarship Program. The scholarship, one of six top awards to be presented through the California Bar Foundation, is given to academically gifted California law school students with financial need who are interested in pursuing public interest law.
Ms. Shalleck-Klein and 28 other scholarship recipients will be honored at an awards reception on October 1 in San Francisco, CA. The top awards are named after law firms that have made multi-year commitments to the scholarship program, including $10,000 gifts this year. The public interest students will receive up to $7,500 in scholarships to help with education expenses.
The California Bar Foundation is committed to building a better justice system for all Californians by investing in the next generation of public interest lawyers, educating Californians about their rights and responsibilities under the law, and promoting philanthropy throughout the legal community. A nonprofit founded in 1990 and affiliated with the State Bar of California, the Foundation annually awards grants to California organizations conducting innovative law-related projects and scholarships to California law school students intending to pursue public interest law careers. For more information, please visit their website at www.calbarfoundation.org.