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Introducing The Lateral Link Scholarship Fund At Harvard Law School

Michael Allen, a Harvard Law School ’04 alum, and founder and managing principal of Lateral Link, has made a commitment of $250,000 to establish a new financial aid fund at HLS called the Lateral Link Scholarship Fund.

Lateral Link will donate ten percent of its fees earned through the firm’s placement of HLS alumni.

“I value what HLS and its alumni have afforded me since graduation,” Allen said. “I wanted to give back to the Law School by creating a fund that could be used to provide financial assistance to current students. For every talented graduate who is placed by the firm, support will be directed back to future attorneys studying at Harvard Law School.”

“With this commitment, Michael Allen has taken a distinctive approach to supporting the next generation of leaders at HLS,” said Steven Oliveira, Associate Dean and Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at Harvard Law School. “We are deeply grateful that a young alumnus has chosen to give back to the Law School, and to present and future legal scholars.”

The Lateral Link Scholarship Fund requires no donations on your part. You can contribute simply by referring our services to colleagues and friends and by keeping us in mind when planning a lateral move. Lateral Link will donate 10 percent of the fees earned from placing HLS alumni to this fund to help financially disadvantaged students.

Since launching the Lateral Link Scholarship fund only a few weeks ago, Allen is happy to update Lateral Link’s quick progress in meeting its $250,000 commitment. Lateral Link has already contributed $20,000 to HLS with the placement of a partner at top ten Am Law firm, garnering $20,000 for scholarship aid at Harvard Law School.

In addition, on Wednesday of this week, Lateral Link just established a similar commitment with USC Gould School of Law with the Lateral Link Endowed Scholarship Fund. USC Law alumni can give back to their school as well by recommending our services to their alumni.

Please contact Michael Allen at or 213.785.2344 for more information.