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August 25, 2022

LEAP Receives California Lawyers Foundation Award

  LEAP is honored to receive the first Heather L. Rosing Pathway Partner Award from the California Lawyers Association. The award honors an organization or individual who has promoted the importance…
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July 5, 2022

Foundation-Funded LEAP Program Supports First-Generation Law School Applicants

When Cindy M. Lopez set out to become the first person in her family to attend law school in the 1980s, there was no one there to review her personal…
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February 16, 2022

Follow Our Fellows, Season 1, Episode 3

Twists and Turns of 1L Year: My first semester of law school was a rollercoaster. It had the highs, the lows, and of course the twists and turns. I’ll start…
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November 4, 2021

Follow Our Fellows, Season 1, Episode 2

Nani has started her law school journey at Berkeley Law. For many of our fellows, the beginning of their law school career is an extremely reflective time as most are…
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October 8, 2021

Justice Sotoymayor gives career advice to LEAP Fellow

LEAP fellow and first-year law student Vanessa Ibarra had the opportunity to ask U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor a question during the American Bar Association Equity Summit a few…
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September 20, 2021

Follow Our Fellows-Season 1, Episode 1

As the school year begins, we have asked some of our 1L students to share their experiences with the LEAP community throughout the year to get a better understanding of…
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July 19, 2021

Tips For Taking the LSAT

Tips For Test Taking: It’s that time of year: hopeful law school applicants will be sitting down next month to take the all important LSAT. Below are some tips to…
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May 3, 2021

In Honor of Mental Health Month

In honor of Mental Health Month, LEAP’s attorney mentors weigh in on how they de-stress. When life becomes overwhelming, it is important to have tactics and tools to lift you…
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December 28, 2020

NPR’s Nina Totenberg Discusses Our Impact

LEAP is honored to be featured in a Law section cover story by Marisa Manzi and Nina Totenberg on NPR.org. The article discussed the deep need for law school diversity…
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November 9, 2020

How to Manage Stress as a Law Student and Practicing Attorney

LEAP Mentor and Reed Smith Associate Lavinia Osilesi has learned to manage stress well during her time as a lawyer. Below, read her top recommendations that anyone can implement to…
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