Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Programs

This is important: All of us at LSAC are saddened by the COVID-19 outbreaks affecting so many communities around the world. Our hearts go out to all of the individuals and families that have been affected. In response to this evolving emergency situation and at the guidance from public health authorities, LSAC and the 2020 PLUS Program law schools have made the difficult decision to cancel this summer’s residential program. We are working closely with the law schools to explore alternative ways to deliver the experience and learning offered by the PLUS Program.
 

If you submitted an application for a 2020 PLUS Program, the law school may contact you directly regarding your application. We will share any program updates as more information becomes available.

LSAC’s Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) programs are targeted, but not restricted, to college students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the legal profession. The programs are designed for students in the first two years of college.

The four-week programs provide an intense focus on the skills required to succeed in law school, the law school admission process, and a legal career. There is no cost to attend, and participants receive a $1,000 stipend.

Interested students should contact the schools directly for application information, including deadlines and selection criteria.

2020 PLUS Programs

The University of Akron School of Law

Application Deadline: March 13 (priority); March 27 (final)
Program Dates: May 31-June 27
Program Director: Brant Lee
Phone: 330.972.6616
Email: LawPLUS@uakron.edu

Program Website

The University of Alabama School of Law

Application Deadline: March 31
Program Dates: May 31-June 26
Program Director: Brandi A. Russell
Phone: 205.348.7945
Email: brussell@law.ua.edu

Program Website

Duke University School of Law

Application Deadline: March 16
Program Dates: May 31-June 26
Program Director: Ebony Bryant
Phone: 919.613.7022
Email: dlpp@law.duke.edu

Program Website

University of Houston Law Center

Application Deadline: February 1 (priority); March 1 (final)
Program Dates: June 1-July 24
Program Director: Kristen Guiseppi
Email: uhprelaw@uh.edu

Program Website

The University of Memphis—Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Application Deadline: March 20
Program Dates: June 1-27
Program Director: Demetria D. Frank
Phone: 901.678.4948
Email: lawdiversity@memphis.edu

Program Website

University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Application Deadline: April 15
Program Dates: June 8-July 3
Program Director: Hiram Meléndez-Juarbe
Phone: 787.999.9620
Email: plus.derecho@upr.edu

Program Website

St. John’s University School of Law

Application Deadline: February 28
Program Dates: June-July
Program Director: Kamille Dean
Phone: 718.990.6469
Email: wolffk@stjohns.edu

Program Website