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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for this program?

You are eligible for this program if you are a student of color or a student who is in the first generation of your family to attend college. In addition, you must be a college student who has completed your freshman year prior to the commencement of the program.

You must also have an interest in law and a record of achievement. No particular academic major is required.

What factors will be considered in the selection process?

The selection committee will make its decision based on a complete review of your application. The quality of your written personal statement, letters of recommendation and your undergraduate GPA will be considered in the selection process. Selected students will be notified by email.

When does the program begin and end?

The 2020 program dates are May 30 to June 25. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

How long is the Discover Law Scholars Program?

The Discover Law Scholars Program is a four-week virtual program.

Do I have to attend all classes in the program?

This is a rigorous academic program and full attendance from all participants on each day is mandatory. Full participation is expected. You must complete all assignments on time, not be late for class and attend all virtual activities. If you do not demonstrate an active engagement throughout the four-week program, you may be dismissed.

How long are classes each day?

Since classes will be held virtually, we will do our best to minimize participant fatigue and schedule breaks where appropriate. The schedule has not been finalized, but this section will be updated once we have more details.

Will someone be available to assist me if I have any academic difficulty or personal concerns during the 4-week program?

Yes. You will find that the law faculty and instructors will be very helpful in your efforts to develop the skills for law school success. Questions or concerns also can be brought to the attention of Tolu Odunsi, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, who will be available daily during program times. In addition, there will be a law student assistant to address your concerns and guide your preparation of class assignments.