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Diversity Resources

Below are links to programs and resources geared towards providing preparation for law school for students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. Watch the listserv for announcements of key dates when they are made available each year.

 

American Bar Association's links for diverse students

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/

General links posted by the ABA's Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline


AccessLex Diversity Pipeline Program Directory

https://www.accesslex.org/accesslex-diversity-pipeline-program-directory

National directory of pipeline programs (Note: Free summer programs are generally consolidated on the LSAC website under PLUS programs, and noted below here; it will generally be more effective look there first.)


Council on Legal Education Opportunity

https://cleoinc.org/

CLEO is committed to diversifying the legal profession by expanding legal education opportunities to minority, low-income and disadvantaged groups. Note: charges fees for information/programs that may be available for free elsewhere


IDEAL Program

https://www.fordham.edu/info/29446/ideal_pipeline_program

Three summer, diversity opportunity directed at second semester sophomores, in aniticipation of the summer before Junior year;  sponsored by Fordham Law School

 

Law School Admissions Council - Diversity Initiatives

https://www.lsac.org/discover-law/diversity-law-school/raciallyethnically-diverse-applicants

Provides information for racially/ethnically diverse applicants


Law School Admissions Council – Summer PLUS Programs

https://www.lsac.org/discover-law/diversity-law-school/prelaw-undergraduate-scholars-plus-programs

Offers an immersive summer prelaw experience for rising undergraduate sophomores and juniors from groups who are underrepresented in the legal profession


Lawbound

https://www.latinojustice.org/en/lawbound

An initiative of LatinoJustice that provides a week long training program

 

National Black Pre-Law Conference

https://blackprelawconference.org/

Provides information regarding law school admissions and experience, as well as career choices

 

NYC Bar Association DPI (Diversity Pipeline Initiatives) Committee

https://www.nycbar.org/serving-the-community/diversity-and-inclusion/student-pipeline-programs/programs

>>LSAT/Law School Prep Conference - Annual one one-day conference for college students and recent graduates provides information on LSAT, applying to law school, and the law school experience. Program includes a networking and admissions fair.

>>Launching Your Career Seminar Series - Six weekly sessions covering professional skills

 

SEO – For current law school applicants

>>Big law placement before 1L year - https://www.seo-usa.org/law/our-program/fellowship/

>>CATALYST LSAT prep and application support - https://www.seo-usa.org/law/our-program/catalyst/

 

TRIALS – Free LSAT Prep

https://trials.atfoundation.org/program

Fully subsidized summer study program for students of modest means whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools. Partnership of Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, and Advantage Testing Foundation. (Note: This is a limited, competitive opportunity. Hunter College offers a highly regarded, partially subsidized LSAT class through the Pre-Law Program.)

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