Applications for the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California Legal Scholarships Now Available!
May 02, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Current law students in good academic standing and those admitted to law school for the 2012-
2013 academic year are encouraged to apply for the Filipino Bar Association of Northern
California (FBANC) Legal Scholarships. This year, FBANC will present two scholarships, the
FBANC Scholarship and the Raymond L. Ocampo, Jr. Family Scholarship. Each scholarship
will be awarded in the amount of $5,000.
The scholarship(s) will be awarded at FBANC’s 32nd Annual Installation Dinner. In order to
receive a scholarship, the law student must attend this dinner, which is tentatively scheduled for
Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Four Seas Restaurant in Chinatown, 731 Grant Ave, San
Francisco, California. The date and location of the FBANC dinner are subject to change.
SUBMITTED APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. CONTACT INFORMATION SHEET (attached).
2. CURRENT LAW SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT, or ADMIT LETTER FROM LAW SCHOOL.
3. RESUME (no more than one page).
4. ESSAY. Essays must be double-spaced, no smaller than 12-point type in Times New Roman
or similar font, and may not be longer than two (2) pages.
The essay must address the following issue:
The Bay Area is home to over 400,000 Filipinos, which comprises over 1/3 of the Filipino
population in the United States. As a young attorney, you will have the opportunity to further
social justice and the public interest in order to benefit the Filipino community. Please discuss
how you feel your practice of law will invoke the socio-political philosophies of Jose Rizal. In
the alternative, you may pick another Filipino or Filipino-American national hero.
In addition, you may address one or more of the following topics:
1. Please discuss how you believe your practice of law will reflect the idea of “rebellious lawyering” as described by Professor Bill Ong Hing.
2. Please discuss your own personal philosophy of service in the Filipino community.
3. Please identify the most pressing social and legal problems within the Filipino community and discuss how your legal career will attempt to address these issues.
4. In addressing the above question, explain why you went to law school and why you wish to be an attorney.
Candidates will be judged on their ability to address the question presented thoughtfully and
concisely, their demonstrated interest in serving the Filipino-American community, their 2
persuasiveness, and their desire to serve the Filipino-American community as an FBANC
attorney. The FBANC Scholarship Committee may conduct interviews for finalists as necessary.
Completed application packets must be received on or before 5/15/2012. Please direct all
inquiries and/or completed applications by email (preferred), facsimile or first-class mail (no
phone calls please) to:
Law Office of Lien L. Uy
St. Suite 1213
Oakland, CA 94612