March 6, 2021

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NAACP Authorized Defense and Educational Fund Launches Scholarship for Civil Rights Attorneys-To-Be

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has introduced a teaching application and scholarship fund for aspiring civil legal rights lawyers seeking to struggle racism in the U.S. South.

The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP) is intended to assistance 50 civil legal rights attorneys-in-teaching – which include entire regulation school scholarships, summer months internships, submit-grad fellowships – about the upcoming 20 yrs.

This comes with the knowing that these legal professionals-in-training will apply civil legal rights law for racial justice in the South for at minimum eight a long time after their fellowship.

Sherrilyn Ifill 

The plan is funded by a $40 million donation from an anonymous donor.

“The vast majority of Black men and women in this nation however stay in the South and continuously encounter impediments to voting, education and learning fairness, and racial and economic justice,” stated Sherrilyn Ifill, LDF’s President and Director-Counsel. “For this rationale, LDF’s docket and litigation exercise has often been rooted principally in the South.

“With the MMSP, and the opening of our new regional business office in Atlanta, LDF is deepening its longstanding existence in the South to aid leverage the expertise, passion, and dedication of a new cohort of civil rights lawyers focused to serving the the vast majority of Black men and women in the country.”

The application is named after the 1st Black Supreme Court docket Justice Thurgood Marshall and Constance Baker Motley, the to start with Black female to turn out to be a federal choose.

Pupils beginning legislation college in the 2021 tutorial calendar year are qualified. Apps are because of February 16.