LexScholars Program Design and Eligibility
LexScholars Program Design and Eligibility

LexScholars Program Design and Eligibility

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Program Design

LexScholars uses a cohort-based model of engaging and observing participants. In 2022, LexScholars will enroll 180 participants:

  • Who will they be: 180 aspiring lawyers who already possess or will obtain a bachelor’s degree by August 2023 and who plan to seek law school admission for the Fall 2023 entering class.
  • What will they receive:
    LSAT Prep and Admission Counseling Group (75 participants):
    • Kaplan Online LSAT course, beginning on July 5, 2022
    • Ongoing admission counseling throughout the application process, beginning on July 1, 2022
    • Ongoing access to financial education and law school informational resources from AccessLex

    LSAT Prep Only Group (105 participants):

    • Kaplan Online LSAT course, beginning in late July 2022
    • Ongoing access to financial education and law school informational resources from AccessLex
  • How will they be selected: LexScholars slots will be filled on a first-come, first-selected basis. The earlier all required application materials are submitted, 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 LSAT Prep and Admission Counseling Group are filled, pending applicants for that Group will be automatically considered for available slots in the LSAT Prep Only Group.

 

As a condition of participation in LexScholars, participants will be required to submit monthly reports and complete surveys 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 and continuing through August of the following year. Participants will complete and submit reporting forms and surveys online. The participant research agreement will outline the complete scope of ongoing obligations and responsibilities associated with LexScholars participation. See a copy of the research agreement here.

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Eligibility

During the 2022-2023 cycle, LexScholars will enroll 180 participants. To be eligible, applicants must:

 

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

Eligible LexScholars applicants will be selected for the program in the order in which they submit all required application documents, including two recommender assessments.

  • LSAT Prep and Admission Counseling Group: The first 75 applicants to submit all required documents and select this Group as their preference will receive a Kaplan online LSAT course, comprehensive law school admission counseling, and ongoing access to financial education and law school informational resources.  
  • LSAT Prep Only Group: The first 105 applicants to submit all required documents and select this Group as their preference will receive a Kaplan online LSAT course and ongoing access to financial education and law school informational resources. Applicants who are not chosen for the LSAT Prep and Admission Counseling Group will be considered for these slots.

 

The sooner all required documents are submitted, the better the applicant's chance of being selected for LexScholars. Applicants without an LSAT score and previous LexScholars participants should still plan to apply early and will be placed in a queue for review beginning June 1st.

 

Important Dates

Application Opens: March 21 

Application Deadline: Slots are filled on a first-come, first-selected basis. The sooner one applies, the better.

Admission Counseling Begins: July 1

Kaplan LSAT Online Course Opens: July 5

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LexScholars Application

Applying to LexScholars 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 21, 2022.

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 the zip code of the applicant’s high school and cumulative undergraduate GPA (from the college/university that awarded or will award the applicant’s bachelor’s degree);
  • The applicant’s highest LSAT score (or ACT, GRE, SAT, or GMAT score, if the applicant has not taken the LSAT);
  • 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 LexScholars 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 be emailed a unique link to submit the Final Application.

The Final Application

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

In the Final Application, applicants must upload an academic transcript and standardized test (e.g., LSAT, ACT, SAT) score report. 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:

  1. a clear electronic 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
  2. a clear electronic copy of the applicant’s LSAT score report (ACT, GRE, GMAT, or SAT are also accepted, if applicant has not taken the LSAT) 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. Applicants who do not submit an LSAT score will be placed in line for selection beginning June 1.

LexScholars 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 being selected.

 

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For more information on the LexScholars by AccessLex® program, eligibility or the application process, please review our FAQs page. Or, email us questions on any aspect of the LexScholars program at LexScholars@accesslex.org.