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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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October 12, 2020

LEAP Mentor Spotlight

The LEAP fellowship program employs a unique dual mentoring approach. Each Fellow is paired with both a current law student and a practicing attorney. Below, get to know three of…
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July 24, 2020

Job Searches for Law Students During a Pandemic

We are 4 months into mask wearing, constant hand washing, and social distancing. With all of these changes, sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to job search during a…
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May 26, 2020

LEAP in the News

We’re proud to share that Legal Education Access Pipeline was profiled in a recent article published in U.S. News and World Report Law Admissions Lowdown Blog. Author Gabriel Kuris interviewed…
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May 6, 2020

Lessons Learned From A Loyola 1L

As she is wrapping up her first year at Loyola Law School, LEAP mentor Mi Tran took some time to reflect on the last year and offer sage advice for…