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Leo

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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
     
http://www.law.ualr.edu/admissions/PLUS/

University of California-Davis King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP)
http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/admissions/files/KHOPFinalApplication.doc

Chicago- Kent PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars program
http://www.kentlaw.edu/adm/plus/

Florida State Summer for Undergraduates Program
http://www.law.fsu.edu/summer_undergraduates/index.html

University of Iowa - Philip G. Hubbard Law School Preparation Program
http://www.law.uiowa.edu/hubbard/

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Summer Pre-Law Institute
http://law.unl.edu/inside.asp?d=prelaw-institute

Santa Clara Univeristy Pre Law Undergraduate Scholars Program
http://www.scu.edu/law/admissions/plus_program.html

Villanova University Pre-Law Program
http://www.law.villanova.edu/admissions/prelawprogram/ 
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Re: Preparatory Programs for Minority and/or Low Income Pre-law Students
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007, 10:35:42 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, 09:07:00 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...

http://cleoscholars.com/pre_law_programs/sophsuminst.cfm

Thanks for adding.

Forgot some others ...

TENNESSEE INSTITUTE FOR PRE-LAW (for TN residents)
http://www.law.memphis.edu/admissions/tip.htm

Galbraith Scholars program (semi law related)
http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/inequality/Summer/Galbraith.htm

American Bar Foundation Summer Research Diversity Fellowship
http://www.abf-sociolegal.org/sumfel.html

UTSA Law School Prep Academy (for TX residents)
http://utsa.edu/ilpa/SLSPA%20Info.html