Earl Warren Legal Training Program
The Earl Warren Legal Training Program was begun in 1972 for the purpose of increasing the number of black attorneys in the United States. The program provides financial aid on the basis of need to qualified law students for the three full years of law school. Emphasis is placed on scholarships for applicants who wish to enroll in law schools in the South. The program seeks to retain professional and personal relations with minority lawyers and holds training institutes for young and experienced minority lawyers. Begun as a special project of the NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND, the program is now a separate corporation (The Earl Warren Training Program, Inc.).
The program was founded by JACK GREENBERG, professor of law at Columbia Law School, who served as director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund at the time (1961–1984). In 2001, Greenberg was the recipient of the Annual Award for Leadership in Human Rights, presented by the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.