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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

The JD Advising Scholars Program offers selected students a comprehensive support package to kickstart their law school journey. Participants receive the following benefits at no cost:

  • 10 hours of one-on-one tutoring: Personalized guidance both before and throughout your first semester of law school, with a value of over $2,000.
  • Exclusive Study Materials: Gain access to JD Advising’s renowned one-sheets and a variety of study aids including detailed outlines, flashcards, short-answer questions, and multiple-choice questions.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with a network of law firms, attorneys, and judges, opening doors to future career opportunities.

Application Requirements

To apply to the JD Advising Scholars Program, you must submit:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Resume
  • Transcripts: Copies from undergraduate and any graduate studies (official or unofficial).
  • Proof of Law School Acceptance
  • Personal Introduction: A 2-minute video describing your unique perspective influenced by adaptability, cultural fluency, resilience, and life experiences, along with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Alternatively, an essay on the same topics is acceptable if you cannot submit a video.Note that all accepted candidates must complete the free online Law School Prep Course by September 1st. You may start and finish the course at your convenience.


JD Advising Scholars Program Eligibility

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 2024
  • Must have a minimum of either a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or a 160 LSAT score
  • Must have a demonstrated history of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in your experiences or perspectives.

Applications for 2024 are now open! Please click the button below to apply. Interviews will be extended on a rolling basis beginning in the spring. The priority deadline for the program is May 15, 2024. The final deadline for the program is July 1, 2024. Decisions of admission be sent via email starting in June 2024.

This is a free program open to all students but honors diverse backgrounds and experiences, including those of first-generation college and law students, individuals from low-income families, members of historically underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and all who show a demonstrated commitment to diversity.

NEW PATHFINDERS PROGRAM: Enrolling in our JD Advising Scholars Program automatically enrolls you to apply for our NEW Pathfinders Program. This program provides similar benefits as our Scholars Program but is less rigorous. You can apply for our Pathfinders Program here.

“JD Advising was a fantastic resource for both my academic and professional development during my 1L year. I was paired with a tutor who was a great resource during the first few months of my fall semester. As a first-generation student, one-on-one tutoring not only served to break down complex legal concepts but also afforded me the opportunity to learn from a tutor who had excelled during law school. Furthermore, JD Advising provided me with substantial resources during the 1L summer application process and helped me navigate the uncertainty of the first-year job placement.”

—Juan M. MorenoColumbia Law School