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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"Freshmen, sophomores and juniors currently enrolled at Baruch College

Overall minimum GPA of 3.5 (applicants that do not meet the GPA criteria are still encouraged to apply)

Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate involvement in clubs and organizations, leadership positions, volunteer work and community service"
California Western School of LawSummer Enrichment Program"All students admitted to California Western are eligible to enroll and will receive three units of credit upon successful completion of the course and matriculation at California Western."
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."

"Applicants must have been admitted to a law school, submit an online application, and pay a $100 registration fee."
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"The PLUS program is for college students who will not have received their bachelor degree by the start of the program; however, preference is given to those who will have completed their first or second year. Students who have already completed a bachelor degree are not eligible for 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 32 credits
Have a minimum 2.5 GPA"
Mitchell Hamline School of LawSummer Partnership in Law (SPIL) Not Found
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"Summertime at ONU. It’s warm, it’s quiet, and the College of Law is full of passionate first year students looking for a head start to their legal educations. They belong to the Summer Starter Program, a unique opportunity for students whose outstanding undergraduate performance indicates probable academic success in law school despite a lower LSAT score.

The eight-week Summer Starter Program consists of two first-year courses (seven credit hours) and provides our students with the one-onone attention necessary to be successful in law school."
Penn State Law in University ParkExplore 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"Registration for the Summer Jump Start program is on a first-come basis. While Rutgers Law may add another section once the initial 50 seats are filled, there is no guarantee of a second section. This is not a conditional-admissions program; only admitted students to the Camden location may begin in the summer."
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 Minority Pre-Law Symposium provides prospective law students the opportunity to meet with Dedman School of Law students, faculty, administrators, and alumni. Our hope is that you will gain a better understanding of the law school application and admissions process and learn more about pursuing a legal career. This program is not limited to minority students. Students of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend."
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"The courses are designed for students who have completed at least two full years of university study. Applicants must provide an application letter, all post-secondary transcripts, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and references from two professors familiar with their work."
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"KHOP Summer Session participants meet meet all of the following criteria:

Currently attend, or have recently transferred to, a four-year college with one or two years before graduation OR have graduated from a four-year institution within the past 12 months. Community college students who are transferring to a four-year college or university beginning in the Fall following the KHOP Summer Session program are eligible.
Be considered a first-generation college student (no parent or legal guardian has a bachelor’s degree) OR come from an economically under-served community or background defined as having a household income less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher as calculated on a 4.33 scale. Cumulative GPA includes grades received from your current college, prior and current community college(s) and any other college(s) you have attended.
Intend to apply to law school, but are not currently in the process of applying for 2017 enrollment.
Have not previously completed an outreach program at UC Davis School of Law. Prior applicants who meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to re-apply.
Be able to attend all KHOP Summer Session meetings."
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 2018 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 2017, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. each day: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. There are no exceptions for those studying abroad."
University of Houston Law CenterUHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program"This Program welcomes all undergraduate students who are first generation, low income, or members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession with a genuine interest in attending law school and pursuing a legal career. To be considered for the Program, students must hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better."
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Special Summer Program (SSP)"Each summer, Detroit Mercy Law operates a conditional admission program also known as the Special Summer Program (SSP) for applicants whose academic history and/or LSAT score(s) do not meet the minimum standards of the entering class, but who show potential for the study of law. Participants who satisfactorily demonstrate ability in the SSP are only eligible for admission to the American JD degree program at Detroit Mercy Law. The SSP begins in late May and is approximately eight weeks long."
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawTennessee Institute for Pre-Law (TIP) Program "The Applicant must be:

A Tennessee or Border County Resident (Crittenden County in Arkansas and De Soto, Marshall, Tate & Tunica Counties in Mississippi);
A graduating college senior or applicant who will have obtained a baccalaureate degree prior to program commencement; and
Able to demonstrate diversity."
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"Students apply for Phase I as sophomores and attend the Academy during the summer between their sophomore and junior years. The SLSPA is open to undergraduate students attending any accredited college or university. Non-UTSA students admitted to the SLSPA will also need to complete an application for admission to UTSA as a transient student by May 1, and meet the requirements for admission."
Wake Forest University School of LawWake Forest Law School Summer Pre-Law Program for Undergraduate"Wake Forest Law offers a Summer Pre-law for Undergraduates Program to provide college students with a realistic view of law student life and educate them about the career opportunities of lawyers."
Vermont Law SchoolNew Frontiers in Environmental Justice "New Frontiers provides undergraduate students interested in environmental issues an opportunity to learn about the intersection of law, justice, and the environment."
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."