The Discover Law Scholars Program at the University at Buffalo School of Law is a four-week summer residency program for 20 academically promising college students who have completed their freshman or sophomore year, but who will not begin their junior year before the end of the program. Preference is given to students of color and first-generation college students, with special consideration given to applicants who are DiscoverLaw.org registrants.
As a regional program, primary consideration will be given to western and central New York residents as well as students in northeastern Pennsylvania and eastern New York. However, if you do not live in these areas, your application will still be considered and you are encouraged to apply.
Academically promising students have a GPA of 3.0 or above. However, the selection committee will give favorable consideration to students who can demonstrate a record of academic achievement despite economic challenges, social or cultural disadvantages, linguistic barriers, or extraordinary family or personal responsibilities. Selection will also take into account exceptional personal talents, interesting or demanding work or service experience, rigorousness of undergraduate course of study, leadership potential and the ability to communicate effectively.
Students must submit a completed application package, which will include background information, a personal statement of their interest in the Discover Law Scholars Program, an official transcript, two letters of recommendation and a resume. Completed applications will be reviewed for selection immediately after the application deadline of April 15, 2017.
Through the program, participating students will: