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We created this spreadsheet for the UH Manoa Pre-Law Advising Center.
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- Elisabeth Steele Hutchison,
University of Hawai'i at Manoa | William S. Richardson School of Law
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Applicants: Please contact individual law schools for the most accurate information.
Law School or OrganizationProgramEligibilityURLDate Accessed
American Indian Law Center, Inc PLSI Pre-Law Summer Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives "Any American Indian or Alaska Native who plans to attend law school may
benefit greatly from attending the Institute the summer before."
Baruch College - CUNYThe Max Berger Pre-law Fellows Program"The Max Berger Pre-law Fellows Program is an intensive law school preparatory program geared towards assisting and propelling high potential Baruch College students to gain admission to the nation's top law schools. Max Berger Pre-law Fellows are chosen from Baruch College freshmen, sophomores and juniors who demonstrate a high level of academic promise and desire to pursue a career in the legal profession."
California Western School of LawSummer Enrichment ProgramIt is a 6-week program both for admitted Fall students as well as undergraduates at San Diego State and University of California San Diego, all for course credit.
Cornell University Law SchoolCornell University Prelaw Program in New York City"The program is designed for undergraduates who will complete their sophomore year or higher by June 2017, and for college graduates who wish to gain an accurate, comprehensive understanding of America's legal system. "
Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)Attitude is Essential"All students who intend to start law school in the fall of 2017."
Delaware Law School, Widener UniversityDelaware Law School Jurist Academy 2017
"Law School Prep Program for Rising College Juniors and Seniors"
Florida State University College of LawDonald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates"College students enrolled at two-and four-year institutions, in all
majors and from all backgrounds, are invited to apply following their
freshman year. We particularly welcome students from groups historically
underrepresented in the legal profession."
Harvard University Law SchoolTrials"Trials is a unique partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School,
and the Advantage Testing Foundation. It is a fully subsidized summer
study program for students of modest means whose backgrounds are
currently underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools."
Indiana CLEO Summer Insititute"In addition to the eligibility requirements by statute (IC-33-24-13), the ICLEO Fellowship is only available to students who plan to attend an ABA-accredited law school in Indiana. Applicants should be Indiana residents, graduates from an Indiana college or graduates (in the last five years) from an Indiana high school attending college out of state. Out of state applicants may apply, but preference is given to applicants with strong Indiana roots. In order to attend the summer Institute if selected you must be admitted to an Indiana law school by the time the Advisory Committee reviews in late March. You need not be admitted at the time of the application."
ITT Chicago-Kent College of LawPre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program"All students are encouraged to apply who will not have received their
bachelor degree by the start of the program, but preference will be
given to those who will have completed their first and second years of
college by the start of the program."
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of LawRobert H. McKinney School of Law Summer Law and Leadership Academy"To be eligible you must: Be a current undergraduate student who has completed at least 50 credits
Have a minimum 2.7 GPA"
The JD ProjectLaw School Bootcamp"The Law School Boot Camp is a 8 week online distance learning program designed to provide that intense preparation.
Must be admitted to law school, be on a wait-list or have an active
application on file at a law school.​ Scholarships are available." back for update
Mitchell Hamline School of LawSummer Partnership in Law (SPIL) "The Summer Partnership in Law (SPIL) program offers undergraduate
students and graduates a law school experience to help them learn if
law school is for them. " School for additional information
New York State Judicial Institute, Pace Law SchoolNew York Legal Education Opportunity Program (NY LEO)"Through an intense six-week summer program, the NY LEO Program assists minority, low-income and economically or educationally disadvantaged college graduates in acquiring the fundamental and practical skills necessary to succeed in law school. The program is available to qualified candidates who will attend law school in New York."
Ohio Northern University Pettit College of LawSummer Starter Program"The Summer Starter Program is a unique opportunity for students whose outstanding undergraduate performance indicates probable academic success in law school despite a lower LSAT scores. This 8 week program, consisting of two first year courses (7 credit hours), provides our students with the one-on-one attention necessary to be successful in law school. From individual weekly meetings with your academic support advisor, to weekly group TA (teaching assistant) sessions, you will learn the needed study skills that will set you apart from those students entering through the fall. Many of our Summer Starter students end up in the top of the class at the end of their first year. This, in addition to hard work, can be credited to the skills and confidence acquired from completing the Summer Starter Program. Once you have completed the program, you are automatically enrolled into the fall entering class. No reapplying required!"
Penn State Law in University ParkExplore Law"Join us for Explore Law, a tuition-free, residency program held at Penn State Law in University Park, Pa., available to any undergraduate student--regardless of location, major, or residence--who is interested in learning more about law school. Explore Law will give you the opportunity to learn about multiple fields of law and myriad law careers from law professors, judges, and practicing attorneys. The program will help prepare you with detailed information on the admissions process, how to write an excellent personal statement on your law school application, and how to finance your degree. Explore Law is designed exclusively to mentor and build relationships with all students who may be interested in studying law. The tuition-free program includes housing and is open to all undergraduate students regardless of major, but priority may be given to students from underrepresented groups. "
Rutgers University, Camden School of LawSummer Jump Start"The Summer Jump Start law class is available to all Rutgers Law School admitted students in Camden or Newark, however the class is only available at the Camden campus..."
SEO Corporate Law Internship ProgramSEO Corporate Law Internship Program"While all are welcome to apply, we target U.S. Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors). All undergraduate candidates must be attending an accredited, four-year, U.S. college or university...All majors are welcome..."
Seton Hall Law SchoolThe Summer Institute of Pre-Legal Studies (Pre-Legal) "The program, which is hosted by Seton Hall Law School, seeks to increase the number of disadvantaged students who apply and gain admission to law school."
St. John's University School of LawThe Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development"A national leader on issues of racial and ethnic diversity, The RHB Center offers cutting-edge academic events as well as signature pipeline programs, such as the award-winning Prep Program for College Students, designed to increase diversity in the legal profession, the legal academy, and higher education administration."
St. Mary's University School of LawMinority Pre-Law Student Symposium"The symposium is for minority high school and college students interested in pursuing a legal education. Students spend a Saturday on the St. Mary’s campus learning about the law school application process, admissions, financial aid, student life and career options." school or check back for future update. Can't find direct link.
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawThe Discover Law Scholars Program at the University of Buffalo School of Law"SUNY Buffalo Law School is a four-week summer residency program for 20 academically promising college students who have completed their freshman or sophomore year, but who will not begin their junior year before the end of the program. "
Stetson University College of LawStetson University Summer Pre-Law Institute"Students enrolled in the Institute will spend four weeks on the DeLand campus taking a critical thinking and writing course designed for pre-law students and two-weeks at the College of Law in an immersion program designed to introduce students to the law school experience and the practice of law."
The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of LawSummer Pre-Law Program at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England"All interested and qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors are
encouraged to apply. Qualified juniors and seniors at other U.S.
colleges or universities are also welcome to apply. "
UALR William H. Bowen School of LawPre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program"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 and universities (HBCUs);Those attending American Indian tribal colleges;Those attending Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs); andThose who have experienced significant economic or educational disadvantages.
The program is principally targeted at students completing their
freshman and sophomore years in college. However, a small number of
students completing their junior year are accepted as well.'t find the eligibility info . Link still works, but the page has not been updated since 2009.
University of Maine School of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law
The University of Texas School of Law (This is a regional program targeted to Texas students)
University of Wisconsin Law School Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program"The Law School Admission Council's Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) programs are targeted, but not restricted, to college students from racial and ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the legal profession. the programs are designed for students in the first two years of college, and preference will be given to students who have signed up for"
University of Baltimore School of LawCharles Hamilton Houston Scholars Program"The Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship Program helps under-represented college freshmen and sophomores develop the
academic skills needed to  improve undergraduate performance and enhance
their opportunity for admission to and success in law school."
University of California Davis School of LawKHOP - King Hall Outreach Program"You are eligible to apply for inclusion in KHOP if you meet all of the following criteria:
You currently attend a four-year college as a sophomore or have two
years before graduating from your undergraduate institution. (This
includes students who will be transferring from a community college to a
four year college or university beginning the immediate Fall following
the first KHOP summer program.)You currently attend college or will be transferring to a college
within the greater Sacramento area (no more than 3 hours from
Sacramento) by this upcoming Fall.You are considered a first-generation college student (no parent or legal guardian has a bachelor's degree) OR
you come from an economically underserved community or disadvantaged background, defined as your
parents' household income being less than or equal to 200% of the
federal poverty guidelines ( ) for the corresponding household size.You have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher as calculated on the LSAC
4.33 scale and guidelines (A+ count as 4.33, NP/NC count as 0.0, etc.)
as indicator of potential for academic success.You intend to apply to law school, but no earlier than Fall of your last (senior) year of college.
Higher consideration given to students previously identified by current or previous enrollment in a TRIO
program (i.e. EOP, Upward Bound, Academic Talent Search,SSS, McNair,
etc) or other college outreach programs such as STEP, PUENTE, MESA,
CAMP, etc."
University of California-Irvine School of LawUC Irvine School of Law’s Pre-Law Outreach Program"You are a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college or university (this includes a community college)
You do not plan to submit any applications to law school until Fall 2015 or later
You have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
You are from a disadvantaged background, which may include one or more of the following factors (you only need to meet one of these requirements):
Family income within 200% of the federal poverty guidelines per
First-generation college student
Limited familial exposure to post-college education and career opportunities
English is not the primary language in the home of origin
Overcoming educational hardships and challenges
You must attend all six Saturday sessions of POP 2014,9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day: June 21 and 28, July 12, 19, 26, and August 2. There are no exceptions for those studying abroad."
University of Houston Law CenterUHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program"The UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program is a preparatory program specifically
designed to provide resources to undergraduate students who are first
generation, low income, or members of groups underrepresented in the
legal profession who are interested in pursuing a career in law."
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Special Summer Program (SSP)"Each summer, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law operates a
conditional admissions program also known as the Special Summer Program
(SSP) for minority, disadvantaged, or disabled applicants who do not
meet the minimum standards of the entering class, but who show potential
for the study of law. "
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawTennessee Institute for Pre-Law (TIP) Program "The Tennessee Institute for Pre-Law Program (TIP) program is an "admission by performance" program for Tennessee residents and border county residents who are not admitted through the regular admissions process, but who show potential for academic success in the study of law and bring diversity to the class. TIP seeks to matriculate students from diverse backgrounds and circumstances who are capable of successfully participating in law school curricular and co-curricular programs.
University of Minnesota Law SchoolMinnesota Pre Law Scholars Program (MPLS)"College students considering law school, especially rising-seniors and
those from groups historically underrepresented in law school are
encouraged to apply. The program is open to undergraduate students (and
recent alums) from any undergraduate institution."
University of Missouri- Kansas CityUMKC PLUS"The PLUS Program is designed for college students who have
completed 24-60 college credit hours; are currently enrolled in a college or
university; are registered with; and have an interest in law as
a career. Students from
all academic majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply." info is on a PDF
University of Texas - El PasoLSPI College Summer Program,
"The LSPI is open to UTEP undergraduate students of any major."
University of Texas at San AntonioSummer Law School Preparation Academy"Applications are released in January and due March 1 for priority consideration, and April 15 for regular consideration; applications received after April 15 will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Applicants must include a 1 to 2 page personal statement describing their interest in the SLSPA and in law school, a résumé, and at least one letter of recommendation. While there is no GPA requirement, an applicant’s overall GPA will factor heavily into the admissions decision. Students with less competitive GPA’s may want to discuss in their personal statements other factors that have affected their academic performance and reasons why their GPA may not be indicative of their abilities.

The SLSPA is open to undergraduate students attending any accredited college or university."
Wake Forest University School of LawWake Forest Law School Summer Pre-Law Program for Undergraduate"The goal of the program is to give college students a realistic view of
law student life and to educate them about the career opportunities of
Vermont Law SchoolNew Frontiers in Environmental Justice "ew Frontiers provides undergraduate
students interested in environmental issues an opportunity to learn how
our system of government is designed to work; to explore how it actually
Yale Law SchoolUndergraduate Summer Fellowship- The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School"Fellowships are offered to students at Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Princeton (undergraduate and graduate), Spelman, Stanford, and Yale. The Liman Summer Fellowship offers students an opportunity to participate in public interest law projects."