This summer, 32 law school-bound college students will be participating in the Law School Admission Council PLUS Online program from July 20 through Aug. 14. Sponsored by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), PLUS Online will be administered by the DDCE’s Longhorn Center for Academic Equity (LCAE), the free program aims to prepare diverse populations of students for law school and beyond.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LCAE is temporarily altering its traditional summer program to online learning, providing four weeks of virtual classes led by top Texas Law faculty, networking activities, workshops, panel discussions and the culminating oral arguments. Several legal professionals, including Texas Law alumni, are volunteering as panelists and presenters during the online professional networking sessions.
Participants include 12 students from UT Austin, Huston-Tillotson, Austin Community College (four from each school), and 20 students from schools across the nation. UT Austin is one of seven institutions teaming up with LSAC to offer PLUS Online programming this summer. Guided by faculty and staff within the LCAE and Texas Law, students will learn how to successfully prepare for law school, including completing an intense legal reading and writing course, and they will discover the wide range of career paths within the legal profession.
The program also provides a Prelaw Focus: PLUS Webinar Series designed to support students in navigating their law school journeys. The series, which runs through mid-August, will feature topics including the LSAT, preparing for the law school admission process, and how to finance a legal education. For more information about LSAC’s PLUS programs including PLUS Online and Prelaw Focus: PLUS Webinar Series please contact LSAC at diversityoffice@LSAC.org.