Past Event

Deadline: Law School Pathways Program Application

July 23, 2021

The Law School Pathways Program (LSPP)! Housed at Columbia Law School, LSPP is designed to foster ties between Columbia University and its surrounding communities, increase true diversity and representation within the legal profession, and uplift traditionally underrepresented communities. 

LSPP is aimed at empowering first-generation, low-income, and minority students from the Harlem/Bronx/Uptown area who are considering attending law school. The year-long program will bring participants to Columbia Law School for “Saturday Academies.” Programming will feature counseling on the law school application process and mentorship from attorneys and law students. Participants will receive free LSAT preparation resources, networking opportunities, and admissions advising. The ultimate goal of this Program is to diversify the legal profession and empower traditionally underrepresented students to become successful law school applicants -- and ultimately, successful lawyers.

Applications are now open to join the inaugural cohort of LSPP Fellows.

To be eligible for the program, you must: 

  • Be from the Harlem/Bronx/Uptown area, or have a significant connection to one of these communities. 
  • Identify as a first-generation, low-income, justice-impacted, and/or minority student. 
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or expect to have a Bachelor’s degree by the Fall of 2022. 
  • Expect to apply to law school in the Fall of 2022. 

Note: You do not need to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.