LSAC Grant Programs

LSAC Outreach Grants

Up to $10,000
Contact: Vivian Bowden,

LSAC's Board of Trustees has made available funds to support cooperative outreach and applicant-pool expansion events. These grants are designed to encourage law schools to work together to promote legal education. At least three LSAC-member schools must work together on each event. Examples of eligible events include law fairs, conferences, workshops, or other events that are a combination of these types.

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Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Programs

Up to $100,000
Contact: Kent D. Lollis,

This program is targeted to racially and ethnically diverse students in the first two years of college who wish to develop the skills required to succeed in law school. Each program establishes its own admission criteria and selects participants.

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LSAC Diversity Matters Grants

Up to $3,000
Contact: Isabelle Ramos,

Law schools are encouraged to host events that motivate students who are underrepresented in the legal profession—including racial and ethnic groups, the LGBTQ community, and Indigenous Canadians—to consider law as a career. This initiative is designed to expand the pipeline to include students in community college, early college, high school, and middle school by introducing these populations to the legal profession, the law school admission process, and to skills tested on both the LSAT and in the law school classroom.

Law schools that use this grant most effectively will then be eligible for the annual Diversity Matters Award. Their programs will be promoted in national media and serve as models for other law schools.

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