People of color and economically-disadvantaged students have long been denied access to legal education. In order to diversify the profession, legal education stakeholders have created programs aimed at aiding prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds through the legal education “pipeline,” from pre-application to the profession. In order to understand characteristics of these programs, AccessLex Institute released Priming the Pump: How Pipeline Programs Seek to Enhance Legal Education Diversity. This brief provides an overview of legal education pipeline programs and a discussion of their program components. The immediate goal of this research is to provide useful information to prospective students, their advisors, and others concerned about legal education diversity. The ultimate goals for future research are to identify components shared by the most effective and impactful pipeline programs, and to encourage other programs to adopt those best practices.