NY Courts Legal Education Opportunity Program, for students graduating this year and applying to law school

Note: Applications are still being accepted, on a rolling basis.

Program Information


To be eligible to participate, a student must:

  • be from a group traditionally underrepresented in the law;
  • receive their college degree by the beginning of the summer program;
  • have been accepted by or have an application pending at a New York law school; and
  • plan to attend law school in New York or be a New York State resident

Financial Assistance

The NY LEO Program is provided free of charge to participants. Covered expenses include:

  • tuition
  • courses and textbooks
  • dormitory room
  • meal plan
  • access to libraries & computer facilities
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Law School Admissions Council PLUS Program; information session 2/28

LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Programs - Discover More

The LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program is a unique immersive learning experience specifically aimed at undergraduate students from minoritized groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession. Each year, several member law schools host PLUS Programs and we are pleased to announce that our host law schools are currently accepting applications for their 2023 programs.  

The PLUS Program helps participants explore their interest in law, understand the skills needed to succeed in law school, gain insights on the legal profession and future career options, and learn more about navigating the law school admission process. Participants also build confidence and community through supportive networking and mentoring relationships with diverse legal professionals, faculty, and peers as they engage in a program that specifically acknowledges and addresses the challenges faced by minoritized students on the path to law school.

There is no cost to apply or to attend the program if selected. We invite you to learn more about the PLUS Program and this year’s host law schools. For more information, students can attend a webinar on Tuesday, February 28, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, which will provide program details as well as insights from a panel of PLUS alumni. Students can register for the webinar with their LawHub account.

We appreciate your enduring support and collaboration in building a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. Please feel free to reach out to DiversityOffice@LSAC.org with any questions you may have.


Angela Winfield
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Law School Admission Council

New York Law School, Summer Program for Rising Juniors

Summer Pre-Law Pipeline Program
The New York Law School (NYLS) Summer Pre-Law Program is designed to provide students from underrepresented communities with a dedicated set of opportunities to explore the law and create a pathway to earn their J.D. degree at NYLS.The Summer Pre-Law Program is open to rising college juniors who study in the New York City metropolitan area, or elsewhere in New York, and participants will attend courses at NYLS for two consecutive summers. We work directly with undergraduate partner institutions to identify candidates, so we encourage you to pass along this information to interested students and those eager to pursue a career in the legal field. The program runs for four weeks the summer before students’ junior year and four weeks the summer before students’ senior year. As part of the program, NYLS also checks in with participating students throughout their junior and senior years and provides them with law school-related resources.This year’s program begins on June 5, 2023 and ends on June 29, 2023. The curriculum, which includes four hours of class per day, four days a week, was developed and is taught by NYLS faculty members. It includes these topics: Is Studying Law for You?Developing Characteristics of the Successful Law StudentDeveloping Law School Thinking Skills:Thinking about meaningReading for comprehensionPutting your thoughts into words with precisionReasoning by syllogismReasoning by analogyIntroduction to Legal MethodWritten Legal CommunicationProfessional DevelopmentProject-Based CapstonePreparing for the LSAT The Project-Based Capstone represents the culmination of students’ work during each summer session and will engage students in simulated arguments on behalf of a “client.” This year’s program will be taught in a hybrid virtual and in-person format, and the schedule will be as follows:
Week 1: June 5–8 (in-person)
Week 2: June 12–15 (virtual)
Week 3: June 19–22 (virtual)
Week 4: June 26–29 (in-person)
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 10, 2023.
Application decisions will be communicated to each applicant no later than April 8, 2023. Please contact Ella Mae Estrada, Associate Dean and Vice PresidentEnrollment Management, Student Financial Services and Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, at 212.431.2888 with any questions.
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