Enhancing the Diversity of the Legal Profession through Education since 1991
Our History - 28 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 $2.9 million, mostly in the form of 481 scholarships to law students, plus stipends to graduates studying for the California Bar Exam. In 2019 alone, our 28th year, MABF awarded 25 scholarships and 38 bar stipends totaling approximately $270,000.
We operate without full-time staff, fancy offices, or expense accounts. In fact, less than 15 percent of Foundation revenue is spent on overhead.