Pre-Law: Mid-March Edition
March 18, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources
FROM THE ADVISER:
This week, I’d like to highlight three opportunities for those interested in law school. First, AccessLex Institute’s LexScholars (new window) program is a diversity pipeline initiative targeting prospective law students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Participants will benefit from access to various free resources, including: online Kaplan LSAT course, law school admissions counseling throughout the application process, and ongoing access to financial education and law school informational resources. Additionally, some participants will receive stipends and other financial aid. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; so, the sooner applicants submit all required materials, the better their chances of being selected for the program.
Second, the Pipeline to Practice Foundation (new window) seeks to support members of groups that are historically underrepresented in the legal profession. The Foundation believes that diversity can be defined along several dimensions, including: race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, first generation graduate, physical abilities, and military service. If you will begin your first year of law school in the fall of 2021 at an ABA-approved law school, and feel that your participation will diversify the legal profession, draft a diversity statement that does not exceed 500 words and submit it with the online application prior to May 1, 2021. The Program Participant Selection Committee will notify all applicants of its decision by June 15, 2021. Participants are provided with, among other benefits, programming and attorney mentors throughout law school. Additionally, the Foundation has partnered with BARBRI to ensure that its students receive free access to BARBRI Law Preview’s law school prep course (before law school) and a BARBRI Bar Review course (when they graduate).
Third, BARBRI’s “One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship (new window) is aimed at 1Ls who plan to use their law degree to become change agents. The program supports ten entering law students with the following financial awards: one first prize student gets a $10k scholarship; one second prize student gets a $5k scholarship; and eight runners-Up get $1k scholarships. All scholarship awards are paid directly to each Finalist’s law school on August 1st as a credit towards their 1L fall semester tuition.
Be sure to check out these opportunities if they sound enticing. I’m happy to look over students’ application materials for any of these or other programs they’re interested in.
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Article of the Week
What Accounts for the Increase in Law School Applications This Year?
(Verdict) It looks as if more people are interested in law school again after a steep decline and then a flat period over the past decade. Read here. (new window)
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