Enhancing the Diversity of the Legal Profession through Education since 1991

The Mexican American Bar Foundation

is a tax-exempt section 

501(c)(3) charitable corporation dedicated to providing financial assistance to men and women of Latino heritage who intend to pursue careers in the law.


Our Mission - To Enhance the Diversity of the Legal Profession through Education. 

The mission of the Mexican American Bar Foundation, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable corporation organized and operated by volunteer lawyers and judges, is to enhance the diversity of the legal profession through education. We do this by supporting the dreams of young women and men of Latino heritage who are pursuing careers in the law.


We are dedicated to assisting students attending ABA-accredited law schools in Los Angeles County, including Loyola, Pepperdine, Southwestern, UCLA, and USC, as well as UC Irvine in Orange County. Most of our scholars are the sons and daughters of low-income immigrants. Our scholars are selected based on their academic achievement, community service, leadership, financial need, and success in overcoming hardships.  Typically, they are the first members of their families to attend college, and of course, law school.  


Our History - 29 Years of Service

With annual tuition starting in the $45,000 range for public and private institutions alike, law school is expensive.  That is why, since our founding in 1991, the Foundation has awarded over $3.3 million, mostly in the form of 509 scholarships to law students, plus stipends to graduates studying for the California Bar Exam.  In 2020 alone, our 29th year, MABF awarded 28 scholarships and 1 bar stipend totaling approximately $255,000.  


We operate without full-time staff, fancy offices, or expense accounts.  In fact, less than 15 percent of Foundation revenue is spent on overhead. 


Mil Gracias / Thank You

to our 2021 Sponsors!


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You can make a donation by clicking on the

Give Today button or by mailing your tax-deductible contribution to:


c/o Martorell Law APC
Playa District
6100 Center Drive, Suite 1130
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Questions: Contact our Gala Director

Paty Higuera, Esq.

at info@themabf.org


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