Students Facing COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges Clamor for Scholarship Reprieve

Scholarship Reprieve

SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2020) – Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo and Assistant Dean of Financial Aid, Jorge Garcia, are making personal appeals for additional scholarship support to address the growing needs of students impacted by the social, and economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Dean Garcia's letter asking for support to address the most immediate scholarship needs for our students.   

Scholarship Reprieve

Dean Garcia wants you to know how critical your scholarship support has become for our current and returning students and for the law school as a whole. More than ever before, your support of the Dean’s Scholarship Initiative will provide essential financial support for returning students whose families have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 Scholarship Reinforcements will provide a lifeline for students who are committed to completing their law degrees—no matter what! Students urgently need your help! Please do what you can.

Incoming Student Bar Association (SBA) President 2L Robbie Ponce thanks donors for much-needed scholarship support in a Thank You video.

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About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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