Resources & Fellowships

Pre-Law Resources 



Pre-Law Summer Programs & Fellowships

Program Dates: May 18-22, 2020
Application Deadline: March 23, 2020

Explore Law 2020 is a free, five-day residency program held at Penn State Law in University Park, PA, for undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about law school.

Explore Law is designed to mentor and prepare students who are considering applying to law school. All undergraduate students (including those graduating in 2020) age 18 and up are welcome to apply. Students who are members of groups typically underrepresented in the legal profession are specifically encouraged to apply.

Application for the Explore Law Program at Penn State is now closed

Program Dates: June 21st - July 25th
Application Deadline: February 21, 2020

Trials a fully subsidized 5-week residential summer study program for students of modest familial income whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools. Where students receive free intensive LSAT training.

Application for TRIALs is now closed


Program Dates: March 2020-September 2020
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

The new Weekend Prep Program is designed for college graduates and/or college seniors graduating by June 2020 who are interested in attending law school in the fall of 2021. This program is financially sponsored through a generous grant by AccessLex Institute and is a free program. Enrolled students will be in LSAT classes and other workshops and events on most Saturdays from late March through September.  Applicants should be prepared to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week to LSAT study and to taking the actual LSAT in September or October of 2020.  This program will offer similar benefits to the Summer LSAT Boot Camp program including high-quality exam preparation and law school advising.  All sessions will take place at St. John’s University School of Law in Jamaica, New York and the program requires that students commute to the Queens campus on a weekly basis.  The program also includes a Diversity Admissions Fair in late October to early November 2020.

Summer Prep Program Foundations for Men- FREE Tuition

Program Dates: June 2020- July 2020
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

This seven week program is designed for any male college student from a diverse background who will have completed their college freshmen year by the end of May 2020. It is sponsored by the LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program and is a (mostly) free program.  Students are responsible for the transportation costs of getting themselves to and from New York City to be in the program.  This innovative pipeline program features a unique academic and professionalism course that is taught by expert faculty and focuses on critical reading, writing and thinking skills as well as professionalism skills such as time management and speaking up.  Additionally, students are matched to four week, full-time legal internships in the New York City area where they work closely with lawyers and/or judges. 

Summer LSAT Boot Camp ($3000 Tuition-Financial Aid Available)

Program Dates: June 2020- July 2020
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

For seven weeks, students have on-site, in-person LSAT classes and diagnostics, learn in-depth about the law school admission process and work with professionals on their essays and resumes. After the on-site program ends, students continue with a proven online LSAT training program, take the October LSAT and return for a Diversity Admissions Fair in late October to early November. There is dormitory housing available in bedrooms that are shared by two people.  The housing is an extra fee of $325 per week.

Limited Financial Assistance

The Ron Brown Prep Program has limited funds to provide financial assistance for tuition and housing costs for the Summer LSAT Boot Camp. Apply for financial aid by clicking for more information below.


Program Dates: June 1 - June 26, 2020
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

This program brings to campus undergraduate students from throughout the country for a month-long immersion into legal study. The largest and oldest of its kind, the primary goal of the program is to acquaint students with the study of law and to assist them in acquiring skills that will benefit their undergraduate and future law school studies.

College students enrolled at two-and four-year institutions, in all majors and from all backgrounds, are invited to apply following their freshman year. We particularly welcome students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. Because one purpose of the program is to help students direct their remaining time in college to best prepare for law school, only rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to participate. Students who will have earned their bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the program will not be eligible for admission.

Application to PLUS is now closed