LexScholars by AccessLex
LexScholars by AccessLex

LexScholars by AccessLex®

The legal profession is one of the least diverse professions in the United States. The demographics of the profession are a direct reflection of unequal access to legal education. Let’s change that.


is a diversity initiative aimed at learning more about effective methods for increasing law school diversity by providing more than 1,200 aspiring lawyers with resources and guidance to pursue their goal of attending law school.

Who is LexScholars designed for? 

LexScholars targets prospective law students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds who possess potential for law school success but may be unlikely to gain admission due to unfavorable standardized test scores. LexScholars participants will have endured and overcome disadvantages and demonstrated a clear commitment to pursuing admission to law school.

What does a LexScholar receive? 

LexScholars participants will benefit from access to various resources, including LSAT preparation; law school admission counseling; financial education; and writing skills development. There are no costs associated with LexScholars. Some participants will receive stipends and other financial aid.

Read our evaluation of the LexScholars Year 1 Pilot Cycle in the new LexScholars Annual Report!

LexPostBacc Program and Additional Law School Partnership Opportunities


We offer law schools the following opportunities to partner with LexScholars to help foster increased enrollment and academic success among underrepresented students:

LexScholars Post Baccalaureate Program

LexPostBacc Program

The LexPostBacc Program provides law schools with a means of offering deferred admission to promising applicants who may need additional preparation and exposure prior to starting law school.
Additional Law School Opportunities

Additional Law School Partnership Opportunities

The LexScholars Referring School Program and the LexScholars Supporting School Initiative provide two additional ways that law schools can partner with LexScholars to to help foster increased enrollment and academic success among underrepresented students.
Malkia King, Future 1L Law Student

"I am so grateful to be a part of the LexScholars program! I went from wanting to get into law school, to actually being admitted to my top choice school! AccessLex Institute’s commitment to increasing diversity in law school and in the legal community gives hope to those who think law school is not possible. LexScholars turned my lifelong dream into a reality."

Malkia King