LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program

The University of Oregon LSAC PLUS Program provides an introduction to, and the opportunity to practice and enhance, the skills required for success in law school and the legal profession.

The PLUS Program is generously sponsored by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and is provided at no cost to participants. All eligible participants will receive a $1,000 stipend.

The program is primarily designed to support undergraduate students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession, those with socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, and students facing other significant barriers to entering into legal practice. Any students currently enrolled in their freshman or sophomore year at a four-year college or university, technical college, or community college are welcome to apply.

The PLUS Program is a rigorous, four-week academic experience that offers:

  • Expert instruction, information, and strategies designed to increase preparedness for entrance to, and success in, law school and the legal profession;
  • Opportunities for hands-on practice, skill development, and essential feedback to increase confidence that participants belong and can succeed in law school; and
  • Community engagement, volunteer experiences, resources, and networking to gain exposure to members of the legal profession and better understand the constituents they serve.

PLUS student Sarah Shiang in the Oregon Law shirt given to participants

"Thank you for your time, hard work, and dedication to making the PLUS 2020 program possible for students like me. I'm very grateful to have had the experience to meet students from all over the country and learn more about the legal profession. It also meant a lot to me that the professors took time out of their busy schedules to provide feedback on my writing, on top of teaching and holding office hours."

– Sarah Shiang

 "I loved the leadership sessions, office hours with the professors, and TA office hours. I learned so much from all three of those aspects of the program and spent invaluable time with both the professors and my TA. The entire program was a wonderful experience and I am so thankful for the opportunity to participate. Every session we had I learned something new and interesting."

– Jordan Goodwin 


 

The Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program is a grant program sponsored by the Law School Admission Council and administered through the University of Oregon School of Law.