You Are the Future of a Diverse and Inclusive Legal Profession
Each year, LSAC partners with host law schools to prepare aspiring legal professionals for law school success. Through a unique immersive learning experience, the LSAC PLUS Program offers selected participants a window into what law school is really like while providing supportive insights about the law school enrollment journey.
The PLUS Program is aimed at undergraduate students from minoritized groups who are underrepresented in the legal profession and one year away from applying to law school. There is no cost to apply or to attend the program if selected. All PLUS participants who successfully complete the program will receive a $1,000 stipend and an LSAC fee waiver.
In addition to gaining insights on the law school admission process, future career options, and more, participants build confidence and community through supportive networking and mentoring relationships as they immerse in a program that intentionally addresses the challenges faced by minoritized students on their prelaw through practice journey.
2023 LSAC PLUS Programs
We are grateful for the partnership and support of our host law schools who help make the LSAC PLUS Program possible. This year, we are excited to welcome these returning host law schools.
The 2023 PLUS Program application period is now closed.
You’ll need an LSAC JD Account before you begin the application process. Click Apply Now to create an account. If you already have an LSAC JD Account, have your L account number handy to begin the application process.
Boston University School of Law
Application Deadline: March 22, 2023
BU Summer Pre-Law Academy, designed for students one year away from applying to law school, is focused on countering structural and environmental forces that unevenly tax students of color. The program will expose students to scholarship, including Critical Race Theory, produced by academics and activists of color that illuminates the racialized (and often overlooked) dimensions of law and legal education.
Learn more about Boston University School of Law's PLUS program
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Application Deadline: April 17, 2023
The Preparing Aspiring Law Students (PALS) Program is designed for first-generation and economically disadvantaged students enrolled at HBCUs or minority-serving colleges and/or universities with preference given to applicants who will be rising seniors. PALS will acknowledge the existence of stereotypes regarding the performance and expectations of all applicants to law school. The program will provide participants with the tools they need to navigate the law school admission process and be financially, psychologically, and academically prepared for success.
Learn more about North Carolina Central University School of Law's PLUS program
Seattle University School of Law
Application Deadline: May 12, 2023
The LSAC PLUS Program at Washington Law Schools is designed for diverse and first-generation rising sophomores and juniors at Heritage University in Central Washington and the surrounding area. This collaborative program aims to foster a strong sense of professional and personal belonging, community support, and purpose that will inspire participants to leave the Central Washington region to attend law school, then hopefully return to the area to practice law once they graduate.
Tulane University School of Law
Application Deadline: April 28, 2023
The LSAC PLUS Program at Tulane Law School is designed for diverse students from Louisiana and the surrounding states that are one year away from applying to law school. The program will provide participants with the information, resources, support, and confidence they will need to be successful in the law school application process and the transition to law school.
Learn more about Tulane University Law School's PLUS program
University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Application Deadline: March 15, 2023
The PLUS Program at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law will be conducted in Spanish and is designed for students who will be starting their second or third year of undergraduate studies in the University of Puerto Rico system. Its main objective is to support minoritized students throughout their law school enrollment journey and legal career, and provide an immersive educational experience focused on legal skills that exposes students to law school life and to the legal profession.
Learn more about the University of Puerto Rico School of Law's PLUS program
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Application Deadline: April 14, 2023
The LSAC PLUS Program at Memphis Law School is designed for currently enrolled college freshmen and sophomores from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. The program will help students develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the law school application process. Participants will have the opportunity to network with practicing lawyers, court representatives, current law students, and law school admission counselors.
Learn more about The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law's PLUS program
University of Oregon School of Law
Application Deadline: April 15, 2023
LSAC PLUS Online at Oregon Law School is designed to support undergraduate students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession, those with socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, and those facing other significant barriers to enter into legal practice. Participants will receive an introduction to, and the opportunity to practice and enhance, the skills required for success in law school and the legal profession.
Learn more about University of Oregon School of Law's PLUS program
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find my JD account number for the application?
To begin the PLUS Program application process, the first step is to set up an LSAC JD Account. Click the Apply Now link on this page to get started. Once you have created an account, you will receive your account number which begins with an “L.” Please note that your account number will populate into the application.
Can I apply to multiple PLUS Programs?
Yes, you can apply to multiple PLUS Programs. However, please note that each school may have different application deadlines, program durations, and participant eligibility requirements. Follow the links above for detailed program information available on each school’s website.
Can I apply to PLUS Programs by order of preference? If so, will I be automatically given my first preference?
There is no specific option for order of preference when you choose to apply to multiple programs. However, you will have the option to indicate your first-choice program during the application process. You may provide this information by completing question #2 under the Program Participation section. If you submit a first-choice program and are accepted into that program, you will be placed accordingly.
If I am accepted into a PLUS Program, what are my next steps?
If you are admitted into a program, the host law school will communicate with you via email to share next steps and provide contact information so you can ask questions. LSAC will also reach out to you to request additional information. Please follow all instructions to ensure you are enrolled in the PLUS Program and that you’re prepared for your first day!
Can I apply for an online or hybrid program if I don’t have access to a laptop and/or Wi-Fi?
Absolutely! LSAC will provide loaner laptops with internet service to any accepted virtual PLUS Program participants in need of this assistance (University of Oregon School of Law). Please note that we are unable to provide internet access only.
LSAC PLUS Program Support
We're here to help. If you have any questions, please contact us at diversityoffice@LSAC.org.