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FEBRUARY 2016 - Public Interest Grant
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WLALA Foundation's Public Interest Grant 

 

The WLALA Foundation of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for its Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant program for current law students.  Grant applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016.  Additional information and application materials are available at https://wlala.site-ym.com/?66.

The Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant will fund one or two projects to be completed during the summer of 2016.  Grants are awarded to law students for projects that make governmental and social service agencies more accessible and responsive to individuals or groups whose needs are not adequately met. The maximum amount of the Grant is $5,000. The Grant may be received in addition to school-based or other summer public interest funding, but may not be used to duplicate a project that would otherwise already be covered by existing funding. 

The WLALA Foundation is specifically interested in proposals that will produce some tangible materials or other “product,” such as information booklets, brochures, educational curricula, and videos. Projects must benefit residents of the greater Los Angeles area. Strong preference is given to applicants who have the support of a sponsoring organization, but the Grant is not intended to fund a summer clerkship or externship at an organization. It is advantageous, however, for an applicant to have arranged in advance for an organization or suitable individual to supervise and guide his or her work on a project. 

Please help the WLALA Foundation by announcing the Grant program in relevant publications and by making available the linked information packet to individuals who may be interested in applying for a grant for the summer of 2016. The application form may be photocopied. 

Questions about the WLALA Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant should be directed to the Co-Chairs of WLALA’s Grant Committee:

Ruth Pinkel                     
Phone: (213) 894-6077             
ruth.pinkel@usdoj.gov

Meehan Rasch                   
Phone: (213) 830-7317      
meehan.rasch@jud.ca.gov

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