Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights Scholars will be selected from among the group of students admitted for the Class of 2017. Each Scholar selected receives a grant (without regard to financial need) in the amount of full tuition. Many Scholars apply for federal or private student loans to cover living expenses. The selection committee considers the academic achievement and promise of applicants carefully. The committee also considers a candidate’s demonstrated commitment to public service in Latino communities and his or her potential for leadership.
The Institute values diversity and strives to select scholars that are diverse in terms of race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geographic origins, and ideology. We consider personal/family history of educational or socio-economic disadvantage and we seek to enroll students from a broad spectrum of society including members of all groups under-represented in the profession. Preliminary screening of applications is done by the directors of the Institute. Based on this screening, candidates will be invited to the Law School for interviews with a panel consisting of representatives from the Bickel & Brewer Firm and Foundation and NYU faculty members. At the end of the interview, the panel will select the new Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights Scholars.