SUMMER Programs:

The Cornell university prelaw program

The Cornell University PreLaw Summer Program is an intensive prelaw program taught in New York City. Though the program will not be offered again until summer 2022 due to COVID-19, you can still choose from hundreds of online courses taught by Cornell faculty for summer 2021. Normally, this program is grounded in a 4-credit course, “Introduction to the American Legal System,” taught using the Socratic method used at most U.S. law schools. The program also includes an internship placement at a law firm or in the legal department of a corporation, government agency, or nonprofit organization, and is designed for undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year or higher by the summer of entry as well as for college graduates who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of America’s legal system,

The duke dc summer institute

The Duke DC Summer Institute offers short (2-week) courses taught by Duke Law faculty on topics of broad interest to college and graduate students, as well as professionals working in DC. The Institute is particularly designed for individuals considering law school or careers in the public sector and others interested in how the law shapes policy and regulation in the United States. Courses taught in the evening accommodate students and professionals as a complement to Capitol Hill and other DC-based positions and summer internships. Registration is now open, and there are two summer sessions offered in June and July of 2021.

the ohio state university at oxford university pre-law program

The Ohio State University at Oxford University Summer Pre-Law Program is unfortunately cancelled for summer 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with all summer education abroad programs. Usually, this program offers students insight to the British and American legal systems through a combination of class work, guest lectures, and excursions in Oxford and London. Updates on summer 2022 programs will be posted as soon as they are available.

The donald j. weidner summer for undergraduates program at the fsu college of law

The Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program at the FSU College of Law is a national program that allows undergraduate students to take daily classes taught by law school professors, speak with admissions staff, and participate in informative workshops focused on future law careers. This year, the program will be held virtually from June 1-June 25 of 2021. This 4-week program offers classroom experience, information on the law school admissions process, and insight into possible law career; the program seeks to immerse students from any major and background in the legal profession. The deadline to apply is April 2.

the law school preparation academy at the university of texas at san antonio institute for law and public affairs

The Summer Law School Preparation Academy at the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Law and Public Affairs offers an enhanced PreLaw curriculum, supplemented by guest speakers and practical experiences, in support of the Institute for Law and Public Affairs’ goal of increasing the number of Texas students who gain admission to and excel in law school. The SLSPA is open to undergraduate students attending any accredited college or university. Students will be enrolled in two 3-credit courses that will count for the Certificate in Legal studies. Registration is open; the priority application deadline is March 15, and the regular application deadline is April 15.

University of colorado law school: fall mini law school

The University of Colorado Law School is hosting a seven-week Mini Law School Online beginning September 1st. This fall’s curriculum will focus on the basic principles that a first year law student will learn, helping to give your students a preview of what law school is like. Each week, a Colorado Law professor will present on topics including Criminal Law, Law and Ethics, or the Basics of the U.S. Legal System. Registration is now open, and all participants in the Mini Law School who apply to the University of Colorado Law School during the 2021-2022 application cycle will have their application fees waived.

Miami Law Online Legal Academy

This summer, the University of Miami School of Law is hosting a three-week online Summer Legal Academy. The program is aimed to introduce college students to the law, and will take place from July 5 through July 23. With classes taught by Miami Law faculty, students will be exposed to curriculum consisting of Torts, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and Criminal Law. The application form and additional information can be found on the Miami School of Law website.

 

SUMMER Programs FOR UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS:

the king hall outreach program (khop) at the uc davis school of law

The King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP) at the UC Davis School of Law helps college students from underrepresented communities prepare for the law school admissions process. The program hosts eligible college juniors and seniors for a series of weekend summer sessions in which students gain valuable knowledge about the law school admission process, learn writing, analytical, and logical reasoning skills, develop study techniques for taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and explore career paths available to law school graduates. Applications will be open in April 2021.

the charles hamilton houston law school preparatory institute at the university oof baltimore school of law

The Charles Hamilton Houston Law School Preparatory Institute at the University of Baltimore School of Law is now accepting applications; it is a 7-week summer program held at Georgetown University Law Center and aims to prepare students of color with the skills necessary to succeed in law school. The curriculum introduces students to American jurisprudence, federal and state court systems, critical legal vocabulary, the civil litigation process, and case analysis methods. Students gain a preliminary understanding of Legal Research & Writing and are taught by notable attorneys and leaders in the legal field.

cleo (the council on legal education opportunity)

CLEO (the Council on Legal Education Opportunity) is committed to diversifying the legal profession by expanding legal education opportunities to minority, low-income and disadvantaged groups. It is A multi-week online program designed to prepare participants to be more competitive law school students. CLEO provides training and workshops to graduations seniors or graduates who are interested in attending law school and pursuing a career in the legal profession. The program will be held from May 24-July 2, 2021, and the application deadline is April 30. CLEO also offers an ASAP (Achieving Successfulness in the Application Process) program. The summer 2021 program is designed for college juniors, seniors and post-graduates who intend to apply for law school in 2021 or 2022. The extended deadline date is June 4, 2021, and the cost to apply is $60. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of participation, please contact Professor Hatcher for more information. You can find dates, details, and information on the application process here.

prelaw undergraduate (plus) programs

PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Programs are targeted, but not restricted, to college students from racial and ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the legal profession. These 4-week programs provide an intense focus on the skills required to succeed in law school, the law school admission process, and legal career opportunities. The programs are designed for students in the first 2 years of college, and a list of participating law schools are listed on their website. Applications are now open.

university of houston prelaw pipeline

University of Houston Law School PreLaw Pipeline is a program held at the University of Houston Law Center, with internship locations within the Houston metro area. The program is specifically designed to provide resources to undergraduate students who are first generation, low income, or members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession who are interested in pursuing a career in law.Due to COVID-19, all 2021 programs will be held online; each program’s application page has information regarding modes of instruction and changes regarding the pandemic.

the iit chicago-kent prelaw undergraduate scholars program

The IIT Chicago-Kent PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars Program is a 3-week summer institute which will: (1) introduce participants to law school and the legal profession; (2) provide participants with substantive skills to strengthen their preparation for law school; and (3) educate and prepare participants for the law school application and admission process. The program is primarily directed at undergraduate college students from disadvantaged groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person PLUS Programs will be held virtually between June 1 and June 18, 2021. Applications are due Friday, March 5, 2021.

lawbound

LAWbound is an initiative of the LatinoJustice and provides targeted services that address some of the most common barriers to admission to law school. The program aims to increase the number of Latinos who successfully stay on the path to law school, and helps students effectively navigate the law school admissions process. The program is offered in the summer (August) as well as in the winter (January). There is no updated information regarding the application for 2021, but updates will be made as soon as information becomes available.

prelaw summer institute for american indians and alaska natives

PreLaw Summer Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives is an intensive 2-month program which prepares American Indian and Alaska Native individuals for the rigors of law school by essentially replicating the first semester of law school. The course load consists of 3 substantive law courses, including Indian Law, Torts, and one other core curriculum subject which varies from year to year. Participants also will be enrolled in an advocacy/legal writing course in which they will prepare a complete appellate moot court case including the writing of a legal memorandum and brief, and presenting an oral argument at the end of the 2 months. PLSI 2021 will be held virtually, and the dates will remain the same.

the ronald h. brown law school preparatory program at st. john's law school

The Ronald H. Brown Law School Preparatory Program at St. John’s Law School is proud to announce that it will be one of the host law schools for the 2021 LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program. The program aims to encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds, especially those who are the first members of their family to attend college, to apply to law school and pursue the study and practice of law. The program will be held online in 2021, and is dedicated to working with students who have aa genuine interest in attending law school, have two or more years until the completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree, and are members a group underrepresented in legal academia and the legal profession. Applications are open, and the priority deadline is March 1, 2021; the final deadline is March 15, 2021.

seo (sponsors for educational opportunity) law

SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity) Law is a summer internship and professional development program targeting talented Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergrads. This nonprofit organization offers accepted law school students a paid internship at a top law firm, immersive mentorship and networking, and law school prep and training. As of right now, the 2021 program will be held online and all team members will work remotely.

training and recruitment initiative for admission to leading law schools (trials)

Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools (TRIALS) is a 5- week fully subsidized residential summer study program for students of modest means whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools. The program is a partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. The location alternates between Boston and New York City.

explore law program

The Penn State Law in University Park, PA Explore Law Program helps to increase underrepresented college students’ access to legal education and law school by providing instruction surrounding the law school admissions process, LSAT preparation, law school classes, experience with financial aid, mock law school classes, and legal career opportunities for J.D.s. Applications are now open for undergraduate students, regardless of undergraduate school, major, or state of residence. This program will be held virtually and the deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. 

lexscholars by accesslex

Now in its second year, the application cycle for LexScholars by AccessLex opens Monday, March 15. LexScholars is an innovative diversity pipeline determined to learn about effective methods for increasing law school diversity and provide students with resources and guidance to pursue their goals of attending law school. Students who attend will have access to a free online Kaplan LSAT course, law school admissions counseling, and financial educational resources.