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The JD Advising Scholars Program was instrumental to my early success in law school. I was not only assigned a tutor, but I was also given study aids, invited to exclusive networking events, and paired with a mentor from Skadden (who sponsored my scholarship). By leveraging these resources, I finished my first semester of law school with grades substantially higher than the median in my class. Additionally, the strong connection I had with my mentor, along with my grades, ultimately helped me secure a 1L summer associate position with Skadden in their Los Angeles office! I truly believe that if it wasn’t for the JD Advising Scholars program, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

-R.G., UCLA School of Law

JD Advising’s Scholars Program

We want to help promote diversity in law school and get students off on the right foot! Our Scholars Program is here to help!

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JD Advising Scholars Program Details

For those who are selected for the JD Advising Scholars program, you get the following, free of charge:

  • 10 hours of one-on-one tutoring before and throughout the first semester of law school (valued at over $2,000!) 
  • JD Advising One-Sheets
  • JD Advising law school study aids (outlines, flashcards, short-answer questions, multiple-choice questions, and more!)
  • An opportunity to connect with law firms, attorneys, and judges!

Please apply below. You will be expected to fill out an application and upload your resume, undergraduate transcript (an official or unofficial copy is fine), and proof of acceptance into law school. (If proof of acceptance is pending, you can update your application by emailing us when you are accepted!) A short video stating why you want to join the program is optional. We are looking forward to reviewing your application!


In order to be eligible for the JD Advising Scholars Program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be an incoming first-year student enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school’s J.D. program for Fall 2023
  • Must have a minimum of either a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or a 160 LSAT score
  • Must identify as a member of an underrepresented racial, ethnic, or gender group, a member of the LGBTQ community, or disabled

Our application has closed for 2023!