AccessLex Diversity Pathway Program
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education LAWbound program builds upon PRLDEF's current pre-law programming with the primary objective of identifying Latino students early in their college career and providing targeted services that address some of the most common barriers to admission to law school. Our goal is simple. To increase the number of Latinos who go to law school. PRLDEF's systematic approach is designed to empower Latino students to both strive for success on the traditional combination of indicators for success in law school (LSAT, UGPA) with components that demonstrate their legal aptitude, promise and commitment to the law. The program plan encompasses: 1) outreach, recruitment and college activities; 2) The Luis J. DeGraffe Summer Academy; 3) mentoring and networking; and 4) wrap around programming that improves access to law school and lawyering.