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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 admin@mabaattorneys.com 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.


MENTORS:

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 admin@mabaattorneys.com

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


MENTEES:

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 admin@mabaattorneys.com

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: Founded by MABA in 2012, the MABA Judicial Externship Program secures federal judicial externships for a selected group of Latino/a law students, providing them invaluable exposure and experience in federal courts. The 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.

The program was started to address the critical need of increasing the number of Latino/as exposed to federal practice, but importantly to provide Latino/a students an opportunity that many would not otherwise have in the competitive environment of federal judicial externships. The Program strives to provide Latino/a students with exposure to federal civil and criminal litigation, with an aim of encouraging these students to eventually consider applying for federal externships and pursuing federal practice. 

How to Apply: Applications for Summer 2022 are now available. To download an application, please click here.

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Information Sessions

MABA Judicial Externship Panel Information Session (10/26/21 12:00 PM -1:00 PM)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86568769598?pwd=dmJUejNEbU9BdElKak1QSFJaYjRWZz09

MABA Judicial Externship Panel Information Session (10/26/21 6:30 PM -7:30 PM)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89283467326?pwd=TDljMXJhb1UxOXhBWEJDeDE1cCtTZz09

MABA Judicial Externship Panel Information Session (11/09/21 12:00 PM -1:00 PM)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83834243418?pwd=b2FIMXdsU2xGcU5Nb0NGaHpvUWRXQT09

MABA Judicial Externship Panel Information Session (11/09/21 6:30 PM -7:30 PM)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88465389274?pwd=d3JLdmN3b0hnR3NvU0hkWkVWWWFRUT09


Questions: Any questions about the program may be directed to MABA Judicial Externship Program Co-Chairs Marisa Hern├índez-Stern at marisa.mabalaco@gmail.com and Joseph Guzman at jsguzman5@gmail.com 


Scholarships & Fellowships

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

ACLU Summer Brown Bag Series for Interns/Law Students

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ACLU Fall 2022 Fellowship Sponsorship. National Prison Project

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Starting Remotely During Covid-19

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2021 HNBA/Liberty Mutual 2L Summer Law Clerk Program

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CELA Annual Conference Scholarship

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SEIU Law Fellow Opportunity

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San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association: Judicial Internships and Externships 

2022 EXTERNSHIPS (SAN FRANCISCO SUPERIOR COURT – COMPLEX LITIGATION AND TRIALS)
 

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Andrew Y.S. Cheng is accepting applications for a Summer 2021 externship at the Civic Center Courthouse, 400 McAllister Street, Department 613. 

Judge Cheng is one of two designated complex litigation judges at San Francisco Superior Court. The complex department handles all aspects of cases designated as complex – class actions, wage and hour (PAGA), mass tort, civil rights, constitutional, securities, antitrust, environmental, etc. All applicants invited for an interview shall submit a writing sample.

Interested applicants should submit their resumes and cover letters by e-mail to:  
acheng@sftc.org no later than December 10, 2021.

 

2022 Summer Judicial Internship- Diversity Project

 

The SJID Project provides summer judicial internships to diverse law students from communities underrepresented in the legal community. The project is national in scope and will place law students as judicial interns in the chambers of federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, magistrate, and select state court judges. Apply here! 


Law Students: AILA’s Free Roundtable

AILA’s Law Student Engagement Committee invite you to join them for their free Law Student Session on Nonprofit v. Private Practice in Immigration Law on December 1 at 1:00 pm (ET). Geared toward law students and new practitioners, this special session will compare working in the private practice sector to working at a nonprofit and describe how to succeed no matter which path you take. 

 Learn more about this opportunity to engage with experienced attorneys and gain insight into what it’s really like to practice in these areas.  

Click here to register.


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