Pre-Law Outreach Program

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The UC Irvine School of Law Pre-Law Outreach Program (“POP”)  helps students from disadvantaged backgrounds understand the demands of law school, prepare for the law school application and admissions process, and further inspiring them to one day use their legal skills to give back to the community. POP is sponsored by the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund and Blueprint LSAT, Inc

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For over a decade, POP has provided education and inspiration to more than 500 undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The summer session is filled with workshops and panels designed to set them up for success by breaking down the law school application process, introducing participants to practitioners working in various practice areas, building their confidence about their strengths and experiences, and helping them set attainable goals. 

There is NO CHARGE for students admitted to the program, which provides:

  • Detailed information on the law school admissions process
  • Detailed information about the costs of law school and available financial aid
  • Advice about excelling in law school from law students, faculty, and recent graduates
  • Information about careers in law from practicing lawyers in many fields
  • A certificate for a free online LSAT Review course provided by Blueprint LSAT, Inc.

Feedback from POP participants has been extremely positive. Immediately, following the program, participants reported that they feel prepared to apply to law school. Several months after POP concluded, participants reported that they had improved their study habits and GPA's, enrolled in additional co-curricular activities, and sought out legal internships in order to be more competitive law school applicants. Additionally, POP graduates have volunteered to assist as interpreters with Public Counsel, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and UCI Law's Pro Bono Program.

Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2024. 5 pm PT.

POP 2024 will take place in-person at UCI School of Law located in Irvine, CA.

Eligibility Requirements for POP Summer 2024:

  1. You are a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college or university (this includes a community college).
  2. You do not plan to submit any applications to law school until Fall 2025 (to begin law shool in Fall 2026) or later.
  3. You have a cumulative UGPA of 3.0 or higher.
  4. You are from a disadvantaged background, which may include one or more of the following factors (you only need to meet one of these requirements):
    • Your family's income falls within 200% of the federal poverty guidelines per aspe.hhs.gov/poverty
    • You identify as a first-generation college student
    • You have limited familial exposure to post-college education and career opportunities
    • English is not the primary language spoken in your home
    • Your life experience includes overcoming educational hardships and challenges
  5. You must be available to attend all six Saturday sessions of POP 2024 in-person, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. PST each day: June 15, 22 and 29; July 13, 20 and 27. There are no exceptions for those studying abroad or traveling from out of town. Your success in the program and eligibility to receive the prep course is contingent on active participation throughout the entire program.

Questions? Read the FAQ. If you have a question not addressed here or in the FAQ, please email  admissions@law.uci.edu.

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