SUMMER Programs:

The Cornell university prelaw program

The Cornell University PreLaw Summer Program is an intensive prelaw program taught in New York City. 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. More information on dates and program subject matter will be provided once information is made available. 

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. More information on dates and program subject matter will be provided once information is made available. 

THE Donald j. weidner summer program

The Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program at the FSU College of Law will take place from June 1-June 24 2022. This four-week national program 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 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 1.

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. More information on dates and program subject matter will be provided once information is made available. 

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 January 19-March 2, 2022. This program'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 Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and others courses.

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. With classes taught by Miami Law faculty, students will be exposed to curriculum consisting of Torts, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and Criminal Law. More information on dates and program subject matter will be provided once information is made available. 

 

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. More information on dates and program subject matter will be provided once information is made available. 

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. More information can be requested from the program's website. More information on dates and program subject matter will be provided once information is made available. 

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 23-June 30, 2022, and the application deadline is April 30. The retreat will take place from July1-July 2, 2022. CLEO also offers an ASAP (Achieving Successfulness in the Application Process) program. More information on the 2022 session will be updated as it becomes available. Please contact Professor Hatcher for more information.

prelaw undergraduate (plus) programs

PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Programs intensely 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 one year away from applying to law school. Host law schools participating in the 2022 program include: Boston University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, Tulane University School of Law, University of Puerto Rico School of Law, The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, and the University of Oregon School of Law. Information on specific programs and application deadlines can be found here. There is no cost to apply or to attend if you are selected, and all PLUS participants who complete the program will receive $1,000 stipend and an LSAC fee waiver. Contact diversityoffice@LSAC.org with any questions.

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 2022 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. More information on dates and program subject matter will be provided once information is made available. 

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. There is no updated information regarding the application for 2022, 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. More information on dates and program subject matter will be provided once information is made available. 

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 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 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. More information on dates and program subject matter will be provided once information is made available. 

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, there is no information regarding the 2022 program, but more information will be provided once it is announced. 

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.  The application deadline for the Summer 2022 TRIALS program is February 28.

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. More information on dates and program subject matter will be provided once information is made available. 

lexscholars by accesslex

Now in its second year, the application cycle for LexScholars by AccessLex opens March of 2022, for Fall 2023 law school admissions. 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.