Centro Legal de la Raza's Diversity Legal Pipeline - Summer 2020
Thank you for your interest in Centro Legal de la Raza: Diversity Legal Pipeline! The Diversity Legal Pipeline (DLP) is designed to provide underrepresented students with pre-law support and mentoring. The DLP has a proactive approach to encourage underrepresented students to gain a better understanding of the law school application process. During the program students will receive admissions workshops, an LSAT overview, a simulated law class, presentation on careers in Law, a law school and law firm visit, several attorney panels, and more.

There is no cost to participate in the Diversity Legal Pipeline!

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE (UPDATE):
The 2020 DLP will be held in Downtown Oakland near Lake Merritt from June 15-19th. We will serve breakfast and coffee starting at 8:30am each day and the program will officially start at 9am. The program will end at 4:30 pm each day. Wednesday's schedule is different to accommodate a trip to San Francisco: On Wednesday we will meet at Fruitvale BART station at 8:00 to travel to San Francisco and we will end the program at 6pm in the city.

For any further information please contact Raymundo Jacquez, Program Director, at rjacquez@centrolegal.org or 510.274.2415.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION:

1) Candidate must have completed at least two years of community college or university at the time of application. College graduates may apply within three years of graduation.

2). Open to all regardless of citizenship.

3). Must reside in California. Priority will be given to those currently attending a community college or university in the San Francisco Bay Area.

4). Must attend the entire week of program from June 15-19th 2020.

5) Application Deadline: March 31, 2020 by 5pm.



NOTE: THERE ARE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS AND AN ESSAY TO COMPLETE. IT WOULD BE BEST TO ANSWER THE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS AND ESSAY IN A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT OR GOOGLE DOCUMENT WHERE YOU CAN EDIT AND SAVE YOUR RESPONSES. ONCE YOU ARE DONE, YOU MAY COME BACK TO THE APPLICATION, COPY AND PASTE YOUR RESPONSES FROM YOUR SAVED WORK. THEN CLICK SUBMIT ONCE ALL OF THE REQUIRED INFORMATION HAVE BEEN ANSWERED! GOOD LUCK!

SECTION 1: ABOUT YOU
Name *
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Home Address, City, Zip Code *
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Date of Birth *
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Gender *
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Do you speak another language besides English? *
If so, what language do you speak?
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Emergency Contact Information *
Please name, phone number, and relationship to contact in case of an emergency
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How did you hear about the YLA Diversity Legal Pipeline? *
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SECTION 2: ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
What college/university are you currently attending or have graduated from? *
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What is your current major or major you graduated with? *
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Academic Status
What year did you graduate with your bachelors or are you projected to graduate with your bachelors? *
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What is your cumulative undergraduate GPA? *
Please list your cumulative undergraduate GPA, inclusive of all coursework and colleges/universities attended.
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GPA Comments
If you would like to explain something about your GPA you may do so here but please no more than 50 words.
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Have you participated in any other pre-law pipeline programs? *
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When are you planning to apply to law school? *
Have you taken the official LSAT? *
Have you taken an LSAT prepcourse? *
If you took a prepcourse, which one?
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Please list dates of any extracurricular activities, summer programs, distinctions or honors, and student organizations you are currently in or have participated in. *
Please focus solely on your achievements in college.
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PART 3: INCOME & DEMOGRAPHICS
Please indicate the amount of your family's/parent's yearly income. *
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What is your family's household size? *
How many people in the household includes you, and all other adults and children that are dependent on the household income.
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Please indicate the amount of your yearly income if you file taxes on your own. *
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Do you have dependents? *
If you file taxes on your own and are independent from your parents for financial aid purposes, then how many people do you support?
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Are you a first generation college student?
Highest Level of Education Completed by Guardian One *
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Highest Level of Education Completed by Guardian Two *
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Are you or either of your parents immigrants to the US?
Are you an AB540/Dreamer student?
Were you a foster youth?
Is there anything else you would like us to consider regarding your socio-economic circumstances/challenges? (optional)
For example, did you or either of your parents/guardians receive any form of government assistance or public housing? How would you explain your financial situation either growing up or in college?
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PART 4: ESSAY QUESTIONS
What is your motivation for attending law school and as a licensed Attorney in California, what is the impact you would like to make? *
Please give a well thought out response under 500 words maximum. If you need more time, best thing to do is answer the question on a word document. Copy and paste from word document to here when you are ready to submit the application.
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What strengths and characteristics will you bring to the YLA Diversity Legal Pipeline? *
Please give a well thought out response under 500 words maximum. If you need more time, best thing to do is answer the question on a word document. Copy and paste from word document to here when you are ready to submit the application.
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Besides financial reasons, what other challenges do you have in applying and attending law school? *
Please give a well thought out response under 500 words maximum. If you need more time, best thing to do is answer the question on a word document. Copy and paste from word document to here when you are ready to submit the application.
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Talk about a historical or present person that graduated from law school and used their law degree to make an impact in society, or who motivated you to want to be an attorney *
A present person can be a contemporary popular figure or even someone you know personally who may have mentored/inspired you for example. Please give a well thought out response under 500 words maximum. If you need more time, best thing to do is answer the question on a word document. Copy and paste from word document to here when you are ready to submit the application.
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Is there anything else you would like us to know when considering your application? (optional)
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Photo/video release: I understand that portions of the Diversity Legal Pipeline may be photographed and/or video recorded. I authorize Centro Legal de la Raza, its funders, and any partnering organization, to freely and without compensation use such photos/recordings on their websites, brochures, and any other materials as they see fit, without any restrictions, and hereby release any and all claims whatsoever deriving from their use. *
Please write your full name as your e-signature.
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All the information I included on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the DLP is a five day program and participants are expected to attend all five days. *
Typing your name below indicates that you understand the commitment outlined above. It also certifies that all information on this application is complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
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