Aspiring law students with track records in community service, social justice and the public interest no longer have to pay $75 to apply to the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law.
The new waiver, according to Dean Avi Soifer, reflects the law school’s mission of “developing highly qualified, ethical professionals through excellence in public service as well as through our teaching and legal scholarship.”
“We want to continue to attract highly qualified applicants who will be leaders in the practice of law and related careers that advance justice,” he continued.
Applicants qualify if they’re former or current members of service organizations including the U.S. military, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Teach for America and the Truman Scholarship Foundation. They also qualify if they’ve worked with under-served communities through another established public service organization or in some employment demonstrating a strong commitment to social justice, the public interest and service to legally and economically disadvantaged communities.
Applications are now available online. For more information, visit https://www.law.hawaii.edu/feewaivers.
Photo: Sailor talks with Guatemalan children on a community service trip. (Courtesy of Official US Navy Imagery via Flickr)
— Alia Wong