Law Exploration Advancing Diversity

Did you know that the shut-out rates (students who did not get into any law schools) for our students of color are drastically higher than for our white students?  Based on a study conducted by AccessLex which studied students who applied to law schools in 2016-2017, shut-out rates are:

  • African American Students

  • Latinx Students

  • Asian Students

  • White Students


Launched in the Fall of 2019, The LEAD Program at SJU is a collaboration between the SJU Pre-Law Program and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity.  It was created to specifically combat those shut-out rates and support our students of color who are interested in law from day one on campus.  Over the course of four years, students will have the opportunity to build relationship with each other, take advantage of alumni mentors, attend important law events, and have personalized academic and career support provided by the pre-law advisors.

Are you interested in learning more or in joining LEAD?  Fill out this form and someone will reach out to you.

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