BU Summer Pre-Law Academy

BU Summer Pre-Law Academy (BU-SPLA), an LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, is a residential four-week summer program that will take place in June of 2023. BU-SPLA is focused on countering structural and environmental forces that unevenly tax students of color and first-generation college graduates.

To accomplish this end, BU-SPLA will expose undergraduate students to legal cases, advocacy, and Critical Race Theory. Students will experience the Socratic classroom, read and brief cases, work in collaborative groups to represent a “client,” and make persuasive arguments. Students will also learn about the law admissions process and will be mentored while working on a personal statement, a diversity statement, and a resume.

There is no cost to apply to or attend the program. Travel to and from Boston, housing during the program, and many meals will be covered. The program will host several social events on campus and outings in Boston. Additionally, all PLUS participants who successfully complete the program will receive a $1000 stipend and an LSAC fee waiver.

BU Law faculty and staff will come together to teach and support BU-SPLA students and to provide a real glimpse into what it is like to be a law student at BU Law. We can’t wait to welcome you to campus!

The application opens on January 17, 2023. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2023.

 Apply online at LSAC

Join us for an informational webinar about the 2023 program:

Register for the February webinar: https://bostonu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KIY8qtJPQSe401MD6FuV3Q
February 16, 2023, at 12:00pm EST


Chloe Mathews

2023 BU-SPLA Director
Senior Associate Director of Admissions & Diversity Initiatives

This program received funding from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The opinions and conclusions contained in this document are the opinions and conclusions of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of LSAC.

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