Each year, as part of the Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, LSAC partners with member law schools to provide selected students with a unique immersive learning experience designed to prepare them for law school success. The LSAC PLUS Programs are aimed at rising undergraduate sophomores and juniors from minoritized groups who have been underrepresented in the legal profession, with the goal of advancing LSAC’s mission of building a future of justice that mirrors the diversity of society. This summer, the LSAC PLUS Program will again be delivered via a remote learning model, LSAC PLUS Online. Host law schools are currently accepting applications.
The PLUS Program will help participants explore their interest in the law, understand the skills needed to succeed in law school, gain insights on the legal profession and future career options, and learn more about navigating the law school admission process. Participants also build confidence and community through supportive networking and mentoring relationships with diverse legal professionals, faculty, and peers as they immerse in a program that specifically acknowledges and addresses the challenges faced by minoritized students on the path to law school and the legal profession.
There is no cost to attend, and participants are eligible to receive a $1,000 stipend and an LSAC fee waiver. LSAC will provide laptops and internet access, for the duration of the PLUS Online program at no charge, for admitted students in need of such assistance.
A few things to consider:
- Students should review each host program website and applications details. The programs differ on curriculum emphasis, program dates, and application deadlines.
- Students will have to apply separately to each program in which they are interested. They are welcome to apply to one or to all, but please note that the University of Puerto Rico program is only open to students residing in Puerto Rico.
- Program schedules are not finalized, and each may be different. However, all of the programs will offer at least 50 hours of synchronous remote learning sessions, such as a mix of classes and other sessions like “visits” with judges. The programs will last four to five weeks.