Welcoming New Tony Patiño Fellows

The Fellowship community is pleased to welcome five new Fellows from the class of 2022: Alex Beer of the University of Chicago; Loren Hampton and Ashcon Minoiefar of UC Hastings; and Tanner Lockhead and Zeinab Khalil of Columbia.

The video includes a compilation of the new Fellows’ acceptance speeches. Click below to view photos from Selection Day events at Hastings, Chicago and Columbia.

A Merit-Based Fellowship

The Tony Patiño Fellowship is one of the largest private, merit-based scholarships for legal education in the United States.

The Fellowship application is open to admitted law students at three prestigious law schools: the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, Columbia Law School in New York City, and the University of Chicago Law School.

A Community of Leaders

The Tony Patiño Fellowship is a diverse community of legally trained professionals living and working across the U.S. and worldwide. 

The Fellowship is comprised of more than 200 lawyers, judges and other legally trained individuals who share the honor of having received the prestigious Tony Patiño merit award as law school students.

The Selection Process

Students admitted to Columbia Law School, University of California Hastings College of the Law, and the University of Chicago Law School can download an application from their law school website.

Applicants must submit a completed application, including a personal statement, references and recommendations. Applications are submitted directly to the law schools and evaluated by the Fellowship Board of Directors.