LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program

LSAC PLUS Online | Program Schedule | Application

Out of concern for the health and safety of our community, as well as the uncertainty of the evolving COVID-19 situation, LSAC PLUS Online program will be conducted one hundred percent virtually. For inquiries about LSAC PLUS Online, please contact PLUS@law.ua.edu.

Introduction

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Sponsored by the Law School Admission Council, LSAC PLUS Online at the University of Alabama School of Law

“LSAC PLUS Online” offers a unique and unforgettable experience for college students who are interested in the legal profession. This paid four-week summer program is designed to prepare students for law school or a career in the legal profession by helping them to develop essential core competencies needed to succeed in these areas. The LSAC Plus Online program is primarily directed at undergraduate college students from groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession.

The LSAC PLUS Online program will (1) provide participants with a deeper understanding of legal education via the program’s rigorous doctrinal and experiential skills-based curriculum; (2) help participants develop essential core competencies needed to succeed in the law school application and admissions process, as well as insight into navigating the process; and (3) expose students to a wide range of career paths within the legal profession.

Program Description

During the four-week program, the LSAC PLUS Online Scholars will be enrolled in several core courses which combine lecture and guest speakers. Students will also network with practicing lawyers, judicial representatives and law school admissions and career counselors. The rigorous curriculum, application and admissions training, and professional and personal development opportunities will help position students from diverse groups to compete for admissions to, enroll in, and thrive during law school.

All courses are taught by a highly skilled staff, including Alabama Law faculty and staff, practicing attorneys, judges, and upper-level law students.

Stipend

All LSAC PLUS Online Scholars will be eligible to receive a $1,000 stipend. This stipend will be paid out at the completion of the program. To remain eligible to receive all stipend payments, Scholars must attend required program classes and events, and must comply with all LSAC PLUS Online program policies.

Laptops

LSAC will provide laptops and internet access, for the duration of the PLUS Online program at no charge, for admitted students in need of such assistance.

Student Eligibility and Application Process

This program targets college students who have just completed either their first or second year with at least a 2.5 GPA. All interested students currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program are encouraged to apply. Students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the program. To apply, interested students must submit the following materials, which must be received by March 31, 2021:

  1. Completed application form.Please type or print legibly.
  2. Resume. Please attach a résumé that includes any scholastic honors and awards that you have received. Also highlight significant extracurricular and community activities in which you have been involved.
  3. Official or unofficial undergraduate transcript.You are required to submit a transcript from your current undergraduate institution verifying that you have at least a 2.5 grade point average and are currently in good standing. You must include a copy of your undergraduate transcript in order for your application to be complete.  Your application will not be considered without a copy of your transcript.
  4. Letter of recommendation.Students will be required to submit one letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation should discuss your academic potential, writing ability, and professional promise. Although a letter of recommendation is optional, it is strongly preferred. However, a list of at three references is required.

All application materials should be received by UA Law on or before the application deadline.