Law Fellows Central Valley Program

Established in 2013, with a grant from the California Bar Foundation, the UCLA Law Fellows Central Valley Program selects 20-30 Fellows through a competitive application process. Fellows attend two full-day Saturday Academies held at the University of California, Merced in April and June. The Academies offer academic enrichment through law school‐level instruction, taught by law faculty, workshops on law school admissions, personal statements, financial aid, and a scholarship for an LSAT preparation course. Additionally, practicing attorneys and judges from the local legal community provide insight into their respective practice areas and share their personal, academic and professional experiences.

The Central Valley Program is implemented by UCLA Law’s Academic Outreach Resource Center, under the leadership of Founding Executive Director Leo Trujillo-Cox.

"We are excited for this opportunity to expand the UCLA Law Fellows Program, and look forward to working with UC Merced to engage a wide variety of students and encourage them to apply to and attend law school," Leo Trujillo-Cox said. "California’s Central Valley is one of the fastest growing regions of the state, but it is also one of the most underserved. The LFP-CV will play an important role in helping to increase the pool of attorneys and expand the delivery of legal services in the Central Valley."