Office of Diversity Affairs

Legal Education Access Program

Next Session: July 27 - August 1, 2014
LEAP is a program for college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates interested in pursuing a legal career. This program will support diversity in the legal profession by inspiring students from groups historically under-represented in the law to become lawyers.

The program will bring together students from diverse backgrounds and provide them with the training necessary to successfully prepare and navigate the road to law school. The program will also introduce students to the law school application process and extinguish any apprehensions about applying and gaining admission.

This program will help students prepare for mastering the LSAT, give an overview of first-year law classes, and provide techniques for success as a law student. The program also includes legal field trips to Chicago area law firms and the court systems to provide students a perspective on how The John Marshall Law School operates and thrives in one of the nation's largest legal markets.

Students will be able to enjoy the sites of Chicago: Navy Pier; Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, and a Chicago White Sox baseball game at Cellular Field.

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Program Fees

Application Fee: $25
Registration Fee: $100 (upon acceptance)
Includes housing, meals, and evening activities. Transportation to and from Chicago not included.

If you have any questions please contact diversity@jmls.edu or call 312.987.1411.

*Your $25 app fee will be credited toward your registration fee, if you are accepted and you register before Friday, May 2, 2014.

Housing and Transportation

Students accepted to the program will be housed in University Center's Residence Hall at 525 S. State St., one block from The John Marshall Law School, and provided with a seven-day CTA pass.

**Prior to arrival for the program, students will be provided with required reading and additional assignments to be completed.