The Puerto Rican Bar Association is dedicated to the professional development of its law students.
As a commitment to our law students, as well as a promoter of legal education, the PRBA is a proud sponsor and/or supporter of the following programs:
The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Award ($2,500 - $5,000):
Deadline April 19, 2013
All Latino law students permanently residing and/or attending law school in New York State are eligible to apply. PRBA selects recipients based on community involvement, financial need and academic promise.
Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program: Deadline December 31st, 2012
"The Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage (“AJHH”), the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”), the Asian American Law Fund of New York (“AALFNY”), the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (“MBBA”), the Nigerian Lawyers Association (“NLA”), the Puerto Rican Bar Association (“PRBA”), and the South Asian Bar Association (“SABANY”) have joined together to form the Joint Minority Judicial Internship Program (the “Program”) to offer law students who have completed at least one year of law school the opportunity to continue their legal education as summer judicial interns in New York metropolitan area courthouses. Judicial internships are exceptional learning opportunities that offer tremendous insight into the process of judicial decision-making. They offer an opportunity to strengthen analytic and legal writing skills."
Summer Justice Academy for High School Students: Deadline Summer
The New York Chapter of the National Association of Women Judges, together with Pace Law School, announce the joint sponsorship of the third annual Summer Justice Academy for Young Women, July 11-15, 2011. The Justice Academy is a unique, one-week, intensive immersion program introducing 40 minority and disadvantaged high school students to different legal fields and professions, and to the elements of legal analysis. Its mission is to inspire and empower these young women from Westchester County and New York City to pursue education leading to careers in law. Students are taught mainly by women judges, law professors and practicing lawyers who donate their time. The faculty also serves as role models to young women who may not be receiving sufficient support to enable them to persevere in higher education leading to professional careers. In addition to classes the students take at the Pace Law School campus, this year the Justice Academy students will visit the Westchester County Courthouse and Washington, D.C., taking guided tours of the Capitol Building, the United States Supreme Court and, possibly, the White House.
The New “Justice Edwin Torres Scholarship: Deadline
Supreme Court Justice Edwin Torres has exemplified virtue, wisdom, temperance, courage and justice in the pursuit of public service. In tribute to his distinguished career and his 30 years on the bench, we have created a new scholarship award in his name with a preference for applicants from El Barrio.