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.