There are several resources to assist prospective law students in researching the law school admissions process. In addition to law school websites, visit the following websites for admissions information, including information specifically for prospective law students of color:
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is a nonprofit corporation that provides unique, state-of-the-art products and services to ease the admission process for law schools and their applicants worldwide. The Council is best known for administering the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), with about 100,000 tests administered annually at testing centers worldwide. LSAC also funds diversity and other outreach grant programs, and it publishes LSAT preparation books and law school guides. At the core of each of LSCA’s services is an ongoing commitment to expanding educational opportunities for underrepresented minorities, educationally disadvantaged persons, and people with disabilities.
The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Destination Law School (DLS) program provides information and resources about law school and the legal profession to diverse undergraduate students in colleges located in the Bay Area. The purpose of this program is to increase the number of diverse graduates that are going into law school.
Download the Destination Law School (DLS) Pre-Law Tool Kit.
For more information about DLS, email email@example.com.
For People of Color, Inc. (“FPOC”) provides free, high-quality law school admissions consulting services to thousands of prospective law school applicants. FPOC is widely recognized as a leader in its efforts to diversify the profession. Its workshops and publications are credited with assisting students gain admission to the country’s most selective law schools. FPOC authored a landmark publication entitled “A Guide to the Law School Application Process For People of Color” which is available, for free, via FPOC’s website. FPOC compliments this guide with a series of annual conferences—held in law schools throughout the country—that attract thousands of prospective law students. FPOC also published two other popular publications, “A Guide to the Bar Examination Process For People of Color” and “A Guide to the Judicial Clerkship Application Process For People of Color.” You can learn more about FPOC’s services, upcoming events, and download their guides at www.forpeopleofcolor.org. You may also contact Eric.Barba@forpeopleofcolor.org for additional information.