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Public Interest Scholarships

California Western offers several scholarships that support students interesting in serving under-resourced populations.  These include intern funds and awards for mediation.

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The Jane Bishop Intern Program Endowment Fund

The Jane Bishop Intern Program Endowment Fund supports California Western students who demonstrate an interest in public interest law and who intern with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. Preference is given to students with an interest in homeless advocacy. The fund (and internship) are named for the late Jane Bishop, a passionate advocate for the homeless who served as a committed volunteer to the Legal Aid Society for nearly 30 years.

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The Anson Levitan Intern Program Fund

The Anson Levitan Intern Program Fund supports California Western students who demonstrate an interest in public interest law and who intern with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. The fund (and internship) are named for the late Anson Levitan to honor his vision of encouraging law students to consider careers in the public interest.

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The Erica N. Brown Gardner Mediation Award

The Erica N. Brown Gardner Mediation Award empowers law students (working in pairs) to mediate disputes between adolescent detainees at the San Diego Juvenile Hall and the Girls Rehabilitation Facility. Disputes range from theft of personal property to gang-related issues. Your gift will help provide much-needed conflict resolution services to the juveniles who participate in this program, helping them adjust to the realities of their new life situations while providing law students hands-on experience in mediation.