Fund Details
Don H. Liu Scholars Program

Brief Description:

Founded in 2014 by two past presidents of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”), the Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Inc. (the “Program”) seeks to identify, cultivate and inspire future Asian American leaders within the legal profession in order to address the single most important reality facing Asian American professionals today – the barrier to advancement.

Asian Americans remain grossly underrepresented in positions of influence, leadership and power within the legal profession. The number of Asian American partners in law firms and general counsel in our largest corporations do not reflect the diversity found in today’s law schools or the ranks of junior associates at law firms. It is the mission of the Program to increase these numbers.

In 2024, the Selection Committee will choose up to three 1Ls who possess the greatest potential to both excel in the classroom and succeed at a top law firm or Fortune 500 corporation. The Program will also provide mentorship and assistance with career development, including identifying potential internships.



Special Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Asian descent;
  • Be enrolled full-time as a 1L in a J.D. program at an ABA-accredited and approved law school in the U.S.;
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic accomplishments and leadership;
  • Demonstrate financial need; and
  • Intend to practice in the private sector in the New York City metropolitan area following graduation.


Begin Accepting Applications Date:
9/06/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone) :
1/08/2024 11:59 PM