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Preparatory Programs for Minority and/or Low Income Pre-law Students


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For current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in college ...

Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) 
PLUS Programs are four-week residential summer programs, funded by grants from the Law School Admission Council, where participants are taught important fundamentals to law school and LSAT success.
    The primary purpose of the PLUS Program is to help increase the number of law students from historically underrepresented groups.  To that end, the program is open to the following persons:
    • Those belonging to groups historically underrepresented in law school;
    • Those attending historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs);
    • Those attending American Indian tribal colleges;
    • Those attending predominantly Hispanic colleges or universities; and
    • Those who have experienced significant economic or educational disadvantages.

    Scholars spend the duration of the program taking part in various activities that will expose them to the rigors of law school and prepare them for the LSAT.  Program activities will take place in the classroom and in “the field” in seeking to fully engage Scholars.  Scholars will be provided room, board, and a yet to be determined stipend ($850 in 2006).

    University of Arkansas-Little Rock Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program

University of California-Davis King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP)

Chicago- Kent PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars program

Florida State Summer for Undergraduates Program

University of Iowa - Philip G. Hubbard Law School Preparation Program

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Summer Pre-Law Institute

Santa Clara Univeristy Pre Law Undergraduate Scholars Program

Villanova University Pre-Law Program 


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Re: Preparatory Programs for Minority and/or Low Income Pre-law Students
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007, 07:35:42 AM »
My name is TruOne and I support this post!

I participated in a PLUS Program the summer after my Jr. year and it was worth every minute. It pretty much takes away the "Fear" of law school. Plus you spend a month with students who are just like you, but from all over the country.

Regardless of which school you sign up for, I say just sign up for the program!


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Re: Preparatory Programs for Minority and/or Low Income Pre-law Students
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2007, 06:07:00 PM »
I'll have to doublecheck this (or TruOne maybe you can clear this up), but I think participation in a PLUS program also waives all registration fees with LSDAS. LSAC provides a free lsat prep book, fee-waived lsat registration, and many law schools automatically waive their fees for PLUS program participants. All in all, the program can save hundreds of dollars for anyone who does it.

To add on to the list...

Thanks for adding.

Forgot some others ...


Galbraith Scholars program (semi law related)

American Bar Foundation Summer Research Diversity Fellowship

UTSA Law School Prep Academy (for TX residents)