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Crowell & Moring Endows Diversity Scholarship at the University of California Irvine

Orange County – July 12, 2019: Crowell & Moring has endowed a scholarship fund at the University of California Irvine, School of Law, to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The fund, which helps with tuition and law school costs for the academic year, will provide a $5,000 scholarship to a qualified, incoming first-year law student.

“Our firm values diversity and cultural integrity, and we are proud to promote this by supporting the next generation of lawyers at one of the top law schools in the country,” said Chahira Solh, head of the firm’s Orange County office.

Crowell & Moring is consistently recognized for its diversity and inclusion efforts. The firm received a 100 percent ranking for the eighth consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index and is included among the "Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother for the seventh consecutive year.

“We are thrilled to be able to award this scholarship,” said UCI Law Dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law L. Song Richardson. “This meaningful commitment by Crowell & Moring fosters a wonderful partnership with UCI Law to further diversity in the legal profession.”

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must be admitted as incoming first-year UCI law students in the class of 2023 and submit a personal statement demonstrating an interest in promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The scholarship will be renewed for the same amount in the recipient’s second and third year as long as the recipient is enrolled at UCI Law as a full-time student, in good academic standing, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

The University of California, Irvine School of Law was established in 2009 as the first new public law school in California in more than 40 years. In 2019, UCI Law was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as number 23 out of 192 law schools fully accredited by the American Bar Association.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 550 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels. Visit the firm at  


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