LatCrit Student Scholars and Finalists

The LatCrit Student Scholar Program (SSP) is a joint project with LatCrit's sponsoring schools. The SSP offers students and recent graduates pursuing intellectual agendas in race, ethnicity, and the law the chance to join the LatCrit community. In order to be considered for the program, applicants are asked to submit a portfolio of materials, including a previously unpublished paper, a statement of purpose, and a curriculum vita. A panel of distinguished LatCrit faculty from around the United States and elsewhere examines these student portfolios and selects three to five students to be designated LatCrit Student Scholars and/or SSP Finalists. LatCrit Student Scholars are invited to present their work at the biennial LatCrit conference, receive financial support toward their conference-related travel and hotel expenses, and are mentored by established LatCrit scholars working within their field of interest. The program is open to students, and those who have graduated within the past three years, writing in English, at any accredited degree program around the world.

At least nine SSP alumni are now in full-time law faculty positions in the United States or Canada, and many others are actively engaged in social justice lawyering.