LexPreLaw Program Design and Eligibility
LexPreLaw Program Design and Eligibility

LexPreLaw Program Design and Eligibility

130 spots remain for the 2024-25 LexPreLaw program.

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Program Design

LexPreLaw uses a cohort-based model of engaging and observing participants. In 2024, LexPreLaw will enroll 225 aspiring lawyers who already possess or will obtain a bachelor’s degree by August 2025 and who plan to seek law school admission for the Fall 2025 entering class.

  • What will they receive:

    Admission Counseling Group (50 participants):

    • Ongoing admission counseling throughout the application process, beginning in June 2024
    • 8-week online LSAT prep course from Kaplan, with multiple start dates during summer 2024
    • Guided access to financial education and law school informational resources from AccessLex
    • Financial assistance
    • Exclusive access to special events, program staff, and current and past LexPreLaw participants

    LSAT Prep Only Group (125 participants):

    • 8-week online LSAT prep course from Kaplan, with multiple start dates during summer 2024
    • Guided access to financial education and law school informational resources from AccessLex
    • Financial assistance
    • Exclusive access to special events, program staff, and current and past LexPreLaw participants

    Financial Assistance Only Group (50 participants):

    • Guided access to financial education and law school informational resources from AccessLex
    • Financial assistance
    • Exclusive access to special events, program staff, and current and past LexPreLaw participants

As a condition of participation in LexPreLaw, participants are required to submit monthly reports detailing their experiences during the law school admission process. An online reporting form will be forwarded to participants via email each month, beginning in September 2024 and continuing through August of the following year. Participants will complete and submit reporting forms online. The participant research agreement outlines the complete scope of ongoing obligations and responsibilities associated with LexPreLaw participation. 

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Eligibility

During the 2024-2025 cycle, LexPreLaw will enroll 225 participants. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a member of a racial, ethnic, and/or socioeconomic group that is underrepresented in legal education.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or will receive a bachelor’s degree by August 2025.
  • Plan to seek law school admission for the Fall 2025 entering class.
  • Have an existing LSAT score and have scored no higher than the 25th percentile.
  • Have not previously enrolled in a J.D. program at an ABA-approved law school.
  • Submit all required application materials while slots are still available.

All applicants will be required to agree to the terms outlined in the Applicant Consent Form, and to consent to the terms of AccessLex Institute's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

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Selection Process

LexPreLaw slots will be filled on a first-come, first-selected basis. The earlier all required application materials are submitted, including two recommender assessments, the better the applicant's chances of being selected. Applicants will identify the Group to which they are applying on the application. When all slots in the Admission Counseling Group are filled, pending applicants for that Group will be automatically considered for available slots in the LSAT Prep Only Group. When all slots in the LSAT Prep Only Group are filled, pending applicants for the Group will be automatically considered for available slots in the Financial Assistance Only Group.

  • Admission Counseling Group: The first 50 applicants who submit all required documents and select this Group as their preference will receive a Kaplan online LSAT course and comprehensive law school admission counseling, in addition to guided access to informational resources, and financial assistance from AccessLex.  
  • LSAT Prep Only Group: The next 125 applicants who submit all required documents and select this Group as their preference will receive a Kaplan online LSAT course, guided access informational resources, and financial assistance from AccessLex.
  • Financial Assistance Only Group: The next 50 applicants who submit all required documents and select this Group as their preference will receive guided access to informational resources and financial assistance from AccessLex.

The sooner all required documents are submitted, the better the applicant's chance of being selected for LexPreLaw. 

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LexPreLaw Application

Applying to LexPreLaw is a two-part process:

The Preliminary Application

A preliminary application must be completed to determine initial eligibility for the program. The preliminary application can be completed by anyone and will be accessible on this webpage beginning March 18, 2024.

For the Preliminary Application, the following is needed:

  • Basic information regarding the applicant’s age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, and family background;
  • Basic information about the applicant’s educational background, including cumulative undergraduate GPA (from the college/university that awarded or will award the applicant’s bachelor’s degree);
  • The applicant’s highest LSAT score and score percentile;
  • The amount and term of the applicant’s latest Pell Grant award (if the applicant is claiming such award); 
  • An email address where the applicant can receive LexPreLaw information (including a link to the Final Application); and
  • The names and email addresses of two to three recommenders.

Preliminary Applications are reviewed by program staff on a rolling basis, generally within three business days of submission. If the applicant meets the preliminary eligibility criteria, they will receive a unique link via email to submit the Final Application.

The Final Application

A link to the Final Application will be delivered to applicants via email upon a determination of preliminary eligibility.

In the Final Application, applicants must upload an academic transcript (to affirm receipt of a bachelor’s degree by August 2025) and full LSAT score report demonstrating their highest LSAT score and score percentile. Upon submission of the Final Application, each recommender listed in the applicant's Preliminary Application will be emailed a link to the Recommender Assessment form.

For the Final Application, the following is needed:

  • A clear electronic official or unofficial copy of the applicant’s college/university transcript (from the college/university where the applicant obtained/will obtain a bachelor’s degree) to be uploaded to the application; and
  • A clear electronic copy of the applicant’s full LSAT score report to be uploaded to the application

An applicant will be considered for selection once their Final Application and at least two Recommender Assessment forms are submitted on their behalf. 

LexPreLaw participants are selected on a first-come, first-selected basis. The earlier an applicant submits all required application materials (including the Final Application and Recommender Assessments), the better their chances of selection.

For more information on the LexPreLaw, eligibility, or the application process, please review our FAQs page. Or, email us questions at LexScholars@accesslex.org.