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Building Bridges of Opportunity

The Social Work and Law Symposium (SWLS) is a meaningful mechanism to bring together students, professionals, and the broader community for the benefit of vulnerable and marginalized persons experiencing complex problems that intersect with the legal system. The SWLS Leadership seeks to maximize participation and benefit of the symposium by increasing representation from historically underserved communities, justice-involved persons/groups, and from persons experiencing temporary financial hardship. 

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Become a Sponsor

An SWLS Sponsor supports efforts to provide our Access & Inclusion Scholarship to students and professionals desiring to attend the annual symposium. Our affiliated sponsors collaborate with the SWLS Leadership to select scholarship awardees who are most likely to make practical and effective use of the learning experience offered by the annual symposium event. Your generous support will help strengthen our inter-disciplinary community bond towards our shared vision for a more just society for those in service to and involved with the legal system.  

If interested, please complete the fields to express your interest to become an affiliated sponsor.

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Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

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Access & Inclusion Scholarship

The Access & Inclusion Scholarship is intended to support individuals desiring and planning to attend the symposium event and are met with financial barriers to participation. Reasonable disclosure of financial need must be provided for the purposes of recipient selection.  

If interested, please click below to review the additional information outlining eligibility, selection criteria and other pertinent details. You may also complete the scholarship application for consideration.

Become a Brief Mentor

The Bridge to Justice Brief Mentoring Program connects seasoned professionals with students and early career practitioners before and/or after the annual Social Work and Law Symposium. Brief Mentors are paired with students and early career professionals that express interest in their areas of practice and expertise. The Brief Mentor provides a on-time session of support that includes career guidance or advice, problem-solving or decision-making support as well as sharing of resources or suggestions for identifying a more permanent mentor in their local area who would facilitate success in the academic journey or pursuit of a justice-oriented career.  

If interested, please click below to review the additional information outlining other pertinent details. You may also complete the interest form for consideration.

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