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Committed to the Advancement of Latinos in the Legal Profession and the Empowerment of the Latino Community Through Service and Advocacy

Law Student Resources

MABA is committed to the advancement of Latinos in the legal profession and the empowerment of the Latino community through service and advocacy. As one of the largest and most prominent Latino bar associations in the country, we remain committed to providing our students with the resources and support they need to succeed in law school and beyond. We offer a variety of opportunities for students to become involved with MABA, including networking events, our Attorney Mentorship Program, Judicial Mentorship Program, and access to scholarships and fellowships.

Membership for students is free. Click here to apply for a Free Student Membership Now!

To learn more, please email us at or call us at (213) 749-2889.

Attorney Mentorship Program

The Mexican American Bar Association is proud to announce the creation of its MABA Attorney Mentorship Program (AMP).

This program provides MABA’s student members with the opportunity to build lasting relationships with prominent and experienced MABA attorneys who provide study, career, and job-search advice and guidance to Latino law students.

The goal of the program is simple: to match members of the Los Angeles legal community with energetic law students sharing similar professional aspirations or academic interests. Attorneys serve as role models, offer academic and career advice, and guide students as they develop important professional networks.


If you are willing and interested in filling this important role of a mentor in the life of one or more law students, please download and fill out the Judicial Officer & Attorney Mentor Form, and email it to MABA at

To download the Judicial Officer & Attorney Mentor Form, click here


If you are a student interested in being matched with a prominent MABA attorney, please click here to download the Student Mentee Form, fill it out, and email it to MABA at

In order to participate, students must be registered MABA members. Membership is free for students! If you are not a MABA student member, click here to join.

MABA Judicial Externship Program

About the Program: In 2013, the Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County launched its Judicial Externship and Scholarship Program for law students from the greater Los Angeles area. The Program’s mission is to increase access to highly sought-after judicial externship positions for qualifying law students intending to practice in Los Angeles after their graduation. Students are chosen in a rigorous selection process and interviewed by the participating judges who decide which student will be placed in their chambers for the summer. The participants spend ten weeks conducting research, writing, and attending federal judicial proceedings. They are also awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

Since its inception, over 60 students have participated in the Program and over $65,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded. Importantly, five former program participants have obtained federal or appellate clerkships. Program alumni have successfully secured additional federal judicial externships and worked as student law clerks with the Office of the Federal Public Defender and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California after their MABA program externships.

How to Apply: Summer 2024 JEP Application

Questions: Any questions about the program may be directed to MABA Judicial Externship Program Co-Chairs Marisa Hern├índez-Stern at and Joseph Guzman at 

MABA’s Vice-Chair program 

At each local law school. This program, now in its third year, seeks to provide leadership experience to Latino/a law students at Southern California law schools, as well as foster a closer connection between Latino/a law students and the general MABA membership.

2023 Application: 2023 MABA Vice-Chair Application.pdf

Scholarships & Fellowships

Click here to learn more about the many scholarship programs MABA offers.

CELA Annual Conference Scholarship

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SEIU Law Fellow Opportunity

Click Here for information about this program.

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MTO Fellows Program 

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