The Maurer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington has announced its partnership with the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, to create the Julian Bond Law Scholars program. Selected scholars must be high-performing law students who are deeply committed to causes of social justice and inequality.
“Applicants of all races are automatically considered by the admissions office for the scholarship as part of their admission to the law school,” said Greg Canada, assistant dean of admissions at the Maurer School of Law, in an e-mail.
Bond would no doubt approve. A co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Bond was a prominent civil rights leader, legislator, and NAACP chair. According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, he was also a long-time faculty member at the University of Virginia. Bond died in 2015.
According to the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, the law school has a long history of graduating students who are committed to equality and justice. It is ranked 25th in the nation and No. 1 in Indiana. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes itself as “dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.”
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