Apply Now for LSAC PLUS Online, Hosted by St. John’s Law

Students interested in law school are invited to apply to the 2021 LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program Online at St. John’s Law. An award-winning pipeline initiative of the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights, LSAC PLUS Online serves college students from historically underrepresented groups who want to pursue a career in the law. LSAC PLUS Online takes a creative approach to immersing students in legal education by balancing classroom academics with practical understanding of the legal profession.
Programming will begin on June 7th, 2021 and end on July 30th, 2021. It will be full-time, and all virtual.
LSAC PLUS Online consists of a three-week academic portion and a four-week internship portion. For participation in the program, LSAC is providing each student with a $1000 stipend for the PLUS Online academic portion and the Ron Brown Prep Program will be providing each student with a stipend for the internship portion.
This innovative pipeline programming features a legal writing course and a doctrinal legal course taught by expert faculty, and focuses on critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. There will be a series of workshops that offers not only an exposure to the law, but also to law school and the application process.
In addition, there will be community building activities to enhance other skills and abilities, such as teamwork and collaboration, and stimulate emotional support as students embark on their legal journey. Subsequently, students are matched to legal internships where they will transition from the virtual classroom to the virtual workplace and work closely with lawyers and/or judges.
To date, over 300 Ron Brown Prep Program alumni have attended more than 50 top law schools across the country, including: Harvard; Yale; Boston College; Columbia; Cornell; Fordham; Emory; Georgetown; Howard; NYU; St. John’s; UC Berkeley; UCLA; U of Michigan; and Vanderbilt.
The Summer 2021 application period is open now! The deadline for applications is February 16th, 2021. The applications and instructions are available at our website. We invite you or your students to learn more about us by visiting our websiteTwitter and Instagram.
This project received funding from the Law School Admission Council, Inc. (LSAC). The opinions and conclusions contained in this document are the opinions and conclusions of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of LSAC. You may also visit LSAC.org/PLUS to learn more.
If you have questions, please contact us at ronbrowncenter@stjohns.edu 
Together, we’ll further the mission of increasing racial and socioeconomic diversity in law schools and in the legal profession. The world is diverse. The law should be too.

By Judy Bernier
Judy Bernier Experiential Education Assistant Judy Bernier