The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) is delighted to announce the creation of the Rutan & Tucker Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. The $100,000 endowed scholarship is generously being funded by Rutan & Tucker, LLP (Rutan & Tucker), a law firm located in Orange County, California.
“We are incredibly grateful for Rutan & Tucker’s important and generous gift,” said L. Song Richardson, Dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law at UCI Law. “Rutan & Tucker has been a forward-looking partner of UCI Law and our students since the school’s earliest days. This new gift provides valuable resources that will help ensure access to a UCI Law education for the broadest possible group of students.”
The scholarship will support a second-year UCI Law student who has demonstrated a financial need — its goal is to alleviate the financial burdens that might be a barrier for the recipients’ continued enrollment. In addition, the gift aims to expand diversity of the legal community by supporting students that demonstrate a commitment to promoting social and economic diversity.