LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) program
The PLUS program offers an innovative and supportive environment for students with diverse backgrounds who want to explore a legal education.
The University of Akron School of Law is proud to offer LSAC PLUS online at Akron Law from June 1st – June 25th, 2021. We look forward to hosting this fourth year of the PLUS program in its virtual format.
This program is open to undergraduate freshman and sophomore students with diverse backgrounds who want to explore a legal education. We look forward to receiving your application and hope to see you this summer!
Completed applications must be received by March 31, 2021. Application review will begin in April, with decisions to follow.
Now accepting applications for summer 2021!
The deadline to apply is March 31, this deadline is for all application components including your resume, letter of recommendation, and unofficial transcript.
VIDEO: Hear what recent participants had to say about the PLUS program at Akron Law.
Prelaw PLUS immersion program earns rave reviews
The 20 minority students and others from less privileged backgrounds who participated in the 2018 program gave it high marks.
LSAC PLUS online is specifically-designed for current freshman and sophomore college students.
During this 4-week virtual program you will:
- Take part in legal courses, taught by Akron Law professors, while learning how law impacts our daily lives.
- Enjoy virtual outings and networking opportunities. Explore the local court system and law firms, and network with lawyers from across the country in varying legal fields.
- Be introduced to the law school application process and be positioned for success when you begin it yourself!
- Gain the confidence and skills needed to enroll and succeed in law school.
Our curriculum is designed to challenge you. We require 80% attendance and participation to receive credit for LSAC PLUS online. Please know that the schedule will include four weeks of programming and a Monday-Friday schedule. While the schedule is not yet finalized, we encourage you to plan for classes to begin between 8 – 9 a.m. EST and to last through early afternoon.
- The program is focused on, but not restricted to, college students from underrepresented groups.
- Applicants must be currently-enrolled college students with at least 24 and no more than 72 credit hours completed.