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. The PLUS Program will also help you explore your career options for after law school and provide invaluable networking opportunities along the way.
The LSAC PLUS programs are specifically aimed at rising undergraduate sophomores and juniors from groups who are underrepresented in the legal profession. However, anyone can apply and, during the application process, applicants have the opportunity to demonstrate ways in which they can benefit from the program. There is no cost to attend, and participants receive a $1,000 stipend.
This past summer, 185 undergraduate students joined the remote learning model, PLUS Online, with seven host law schools. Students participated in a sample first-year legal course, a legal writing course, and sessions about career opportunities in the legal profession. In addition, students were invited to participate in LSAC’s Prelaw Focus: PLUS Webinar Series which featured topics such as “An Introduction to the LSAT” and “Navigating the Law School Admission Process.”
For summer 2021, the LSAC PLUS Program will again 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.
PLUS Online program dates will be available soon. Applications will open on January 15, 2021.
2021 PLUS Programs
- Duke University School of Law
- The University of Akron School of Law
- The University of Alabama School of Law
Director: Joshua Porter
- University of Houston Law Center
- The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
- University of Oregon School of Law
- University of Puerto Rico School of Law
- St. John’s University School of Law
Director: Elaine Chiu