COVID-19 Resources for Law School Candidates

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COVID-19 Resources

Helping You Navigate Law School Admission
During the Coronavirus Crisis

LSAC is creating, tracking, and compiling resources to help you navigate this challenging time. The list of resources will change as we receive updates and new opportunities become available.

Law School Admission

LSAC Webinar Series: Law School Admission in the Time of COVID-19

Learn what LSAC and law schools are doing to help candidates during this difficult time, and get live answers to your questions.

View Past Episodes

Admission Process FAQs

Get quick answers to some of the top questions candidates have been asking during our webinar series.

Read the Latest FAQs

Introducing LSAT-Flex

LSAC is offering an online, remotely proctored version of the LSAT — called the LSAT-Flex — in light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.

Learn More About LSAT-Flex

Legal Talk Today Podcast - June 10, 2020: LSAC President and CEO Kellye Testy Explains the New LSAT-Flex

Get Updated About How COVID-19 Is Affecting the LSAT

Free LSAT Prep

Get to Know the Format & Content of LSAT-Flex Using Official LSAT Prep on LawHub

Develop a Personalized LSAT Practice Plan with Khan Academy

General Tools and Resources

Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project by AALS

The year 2020 will be known not only for the coronavirus pandemic that swept across the globe but also for the antiracist protests that focused attention on the violent racism that continues in the United States. In response, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) has compiled antiracist resources and statements from U.S. law school leaders who are engaging their institutions in the fight for justice and equality.

Visit the Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project

National Mentor Program by the ABA’s Commission on Disability Rights

This program provides prospective law students the opportunity to gain insight into the legal profession from an experienced attorney who practices in an area of interest, or who shares similar personal experiences with the mentee, such as a disability.

Learn More About the National Mentor Program

COVID-19 Resources for Students with Disabilities by NCCSD

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) is a federally funded project under the Department of Education through the Association on Higher Education and Disability. It is currently compiling COVID-19 information and resources covering online learning, food insecurity and homelessness, and mental health.

Get NCCSD COVID-19 Resources for Students with Disabilities

U.S. Visa and Entry Restrictions Information

The National Association of International Educators (NAFSA) is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. The organization is actively tracking the U.S. visa and entry restrictions related to COVID-19.

Get NAFSA COVID-19 Resources for International Students

Financial Assistance

How the COVID-19 Crisis Is Affecting Law School Financial Aid

Applicants to law school have always been concerned about how to pay for their education, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating those concerns. How are law school admission and financial aid offices dealing with these changing times?

Learn from Law School Financial Aid Experts

LSAC Fee Waiver Program

LSAC is more committed than ever to our mission to reduce barriers for determined prospective law students.

Learn About the Eligibility Criteria

Federal Student Aid

The U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid is providing information about how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting financial aid programs and student loans, as well as student and borrower FAQs and updates regarding the CARES Act.

Get COVID-19 Updates from Federal Student Aid

To understand the impact on your specific student loans or to discuss payment options, contact your loan servicer directly.

Find Your Loan Servicer

Virtual Prelaw Programs

LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program

The LSAC PLUS Program, in partnership with designated host law schools, offers an immersive summer prelaw experience for aspiring lawyers. The program curriculum focuses on strengthening the academic skills you will need to succeed in law school, while providing insight and guidance to help prepare you for navigating the admission process. For summer 2021, the program will be delivered via a remote learning model. 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. Applications are now open.

Learn more about the LSAC PLUS Program

Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO)

A national nonprofit organization founded in 1968, CLEO works to expand opportunities for minorities and low-income students to attend law school. In response to COVID-19, CLEO will be taking its summer programs online.

Learn More About CLEO’s Online Programs

LexScholars Program by AccessLex

This diversity pipeline initiative is aimed at learning more about effective methods for increasing law school diversity by providing aspiring lawyers with resources and guidance to pursue their goal of attending law school. Participants will benefit from access to resources like law school admission counseling, financial education, wellness training, and writing skills development. Application will open in March 2021.

Learn More About the LexScholars Program