LSAC Grant Programs

LSAC Outreach Grants

Up to $10,000
Contact: Gisele Joachim,

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

Contact: Ferris Smith,

LSAC’s PLUS Program is designed to increase the number of lawyers from underrepresented groups by introducing first- and second-year college students to the skills important for success in law school. The program is funded by LSAC’s Diversity Initiatives Fund, and all LSAC member law schools are eligible to submit proposals.

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LSAC DEI Pipeline Grants

Up to $9,000 per year
Contact: D’Wayn Mapp,

LSAC’s mission is to advance law and justice by encouraging diverse, talented individuals to study law and by supporting their enrollment and learning journeys from prelaw through practice. We are dedicated to issuing grants to institutions for initiatives and projects that focus on and impact diversity in the law school pipeline. LSAC will consider grant proposals from institutions for projects that: (i) center on the experiences and needs of minoritized prelaw students, (ii) encourage and empower minoritized students to pursue a legal education, (iii) aim to increase the enrollment and success of minoritized students in law school, and (iv) focus on attracting students based on low socioeconomic status, geography, and/or first-generation status, and other special circumstances such as experiencing homelessness, undocumented status, students connected to the foster care system, and students diagnosed with disabilities.

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