Administrators and educators at The University of Akron School of Law are preparing to launch a brand new summer program designed to generate interest in law school among students from diverse or underrepresented socio-economic backgrounds.
This after the school received a $300,000 grant from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) to fund the four-week summer immersion initiative.
LSAC’s DiscoverLaw.org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) program seeks to increase diversity in the legal profession by giving underrepresented rising sophomores and rising juniors the tools they need to successfully apply to law school.
“We’re really excited about this grant,” said Akron Law Dean Christopher J. Peters. “We underwent a very competitive process to receive it.
“This year, only five schools were awarded this funding and fewer than 30 law schools have received these diversity grants since they first became available in 2002.”
Akron Law was the only Ohio law school to receive a grant this year.
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