© 2019 MABF                                                                                       

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. 


Elizabeth Atlee

Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at CBRE

Professional Achievement Award

Alfred Fraijo Jr.

Partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

 Community Impact Award

Christopher David Ruiz Cameron

Justice Marshall F. McComb Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School

Legacy Award


Steven Ramirez Espinoza

(MABF Scholar 1994 & 1995)

Distinguished Alumnus Scholar Speaker 


...until our Gala - Help us reach our Goal!

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