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Thank you to our Sponsors


You did it! Thank you to our amazing donors who made our 4th annual fundraiser such a success! Congratulations to honorees Justice Carlos Moreno and law firm partner honoree Reef Smith, LLP; our legal community needs more changemakers like you. It's not too late to donate so you can help our next cohort of fellows become successful law school applicants.


Carlos Moreno

A key board member for LEAP is the Honorable Carlos R. Moreno, former California Supreme Court Justice and former US Ambassador to Belize. Justice Moreno brings a high level of expertise to LEAP from a 25-year career on the judiciary, where he authored more than 140 majority opinions on a wide range of precedent-setting cases, including opinions implicating LGBT rights, arbitration, and insurance policy coverage.

Justice Moreno is a first-generation Mexican American, the third Latino to serve on the Supreme Court of California, and a former president of the Mexican American Bar Association. Justice Moreno brings invaluable expertise to our core objective to elevate diversity in the US legal system. He also currently serves on the boards of the Arroyo Vista Family Health Center and the Western Justice Center Foundation.


Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith, LLP., is a founding law firm partner with LEAP, and our first-ever Partner Firm Honoree, a testament to their steadfast commitment to LEAP. The firm has provided financial support, attorney mentor support and has been instrumental in the success of LEAP’s Public Interest Summer Grant program.

Their unwavering support has propelled our mission forward, enabling us to provide invaluable resources and opportunities to aspiring legal professionals.
In honoring Reed Smith, we celebrate a legacy of impact, a legacy that will change the face of the legal profession for generations to come.

Making Law School Possible

“LEAP has expanded my personal and professional networks by connecting me to current practicing attorneys and law students. As a current LEAP fellow, I cannot imagine applying to law school without the support from my attorney mentors and law student mentor. “
“Thanks to LEAP my network is bigger, my expertise greater, and my opportunities more widespread.”

-Astrid, 1L at Loyola

“As a first-generation student, mentorship is extremely important, so I am very grateful to have an attorney mentor who is there to guide me through the law school process. My mentor has shared so much knowledge about her field of law that I would not have learned elsewhere.”