Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP is committed to increasing the diversity of the legal profession, particularly in our areas of practice - complex civil, intellectual property, and white-collar criminal litigation.

As part of our commitment to enhance that diversity, we invite qualified candidates to apply to our annual diversity scholars program. In recent years, we’ve awarded more than $200,000 in scholarship money to numerous recipients, who represent a range of diversity. This year, Keker, Van Nest & Peters will award up to $75,000 in scholarship grants to up to three recipients. The exact amount and number of scholarships will depend on the number, qualifications and financial needs of applicants.

Required Qualifications

Qualified scholarship applicants must be current first-year law students who are students of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, disabled, or whose background or experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity of litigators in our community. While financial need is not required, it will be strongly considered. Other factors considered will include the applicant’s personal background, academic record, employment history, clinical or other non-academic legal experience, community service, and demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in complex litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area after graduation. Employees of Keker, Van Nest & Peters, family members of employees, and persons with pending or accepted offers of employment are not eligible.

Scholarship applications are now being accepted. The deadline for submitting applications is February 10, 2020. Email completed applications to: ScholarshipApplications@keker.com.


Previous Award Recipients from left to right: Mark Richards, UC Hastings College of the Law, Setareh Homayoninejad, UC Berkeley School of Law, José Martinez, Stanford Law School, and Maritza Martin, UC Berkeley School of Law.

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