MIAMI – LATIN Americans are under-represented in the field of law, a problem that personal injury law firm Steinger, Greene & FeinerSteinger, Greene & Feiner has decided to address. The firm announced the creation of a new scholarship for law students this week, aimed at students of Hispanic descent.
The Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship will grant $1,000 to a high achieving student seeking a law degree. Firm founder Michael Steinger says the scholarship will help level the playing field for Latinos/Latinas—a much needed step.
“Here in the Miami area we have a very strong Latin community,” Steinger said. “The number of Latin lawyers is not proportionate to that community. That needs to change and the change is long overdue.”
But Steinger says that equal representation is not the only reason for the scholarship.
“Young Hispanic leaders are full of brilliant, innovative ideas,” he said. “We see that in the business world, in community projects and across Miami. This is a generation that deserves to be heard and we believe their leadership will only improve the practice of law in Florida.”
Steinger welcomes all high-achieving students of Hispanic heritage to apply. Applicants must currently be enrolled in either an accredited law school or an undergraduate university planning to attend law school within 6 months.
“We’re excited to see the essays and applications that come in,” Steinger said. “We wish the best of luck to all the applicants.”
Scholarship details and an application form may be found at: http:/googlex.in/injurylawyers/latin-heritage-scholarship/