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Allen Matkins Establishes Diversity Scholarships at UCLA, UC Hastings Law School

“To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.”

Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole (1938) (via

Fully endowed – and funded by Allen Matkins – scholarships have been announced at both UCLA and UC Hastings law schools “to further support diversity and inclusion within the legal community,” according to a news release.

With company has long-standing California roots, and its educational award will be known as “The Allen Matkins Endowed Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion in Law.”

The scholarship stems from the firm’s work begun in 2020, when the Allen Matkins Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt private charity. The foundation’s mission statement:

“To increase diversity within the legal profession and related industries by funding scholarships and awarding grants to worthy causes that advance the development of aspiring legal and business professionals of color.” 
“Our endowed scholarship donations to UCLA and UC Hastings directly reflect Allen Matkins’ pledge to [make] a difference in promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal community,” says Jeffrey R. Patterson, Managing Partner at Allen Matkins said in the release.


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