The Bench works to diversify the legal profession. You can give underrepresented students the support and mentorship they need to attend law school and become agents of social change.
Who’s on The Bench?
The Bench is made up of warriors for social change – just like you. This community knows that underrepresented students often are not given equal opportunities. Yet, these students make up some of the brightest minds and are ready to advocate for social change, too!
As a part of The Bench, your monthly gift provides equal opportunity for another student who’s ready to become a changemaker!
They’re Ready to Take Up (Deserved and Earned) Space in the Law Field
We experienced, firsthand, how difficult it was to get into law school. We knew we had to create social change to bring equal access to education to underrepresented students.
Students today deserve to take up space in the law field. Because of your generosity, LEAP can support our fellows in earning their place.
In January of 2020, we welcomed our first cohort of fellows into the LEAP Fellowship Program. We brought the resources and support to students who had no one else to turn to when applying for law school.
From Cohort #1 and Cohort #2, 100% of our Fellows were accepted into law schools across the country with the help of LEAP and people like you, who make the program possible.
It’s Time to Level the Playing Field
You know the system is broken. You may have even experienced it yourself.
Underrepresented students, whether they’re members of the LGBTQ+ community, first-generation college students, students of color, or students who are economically challenged, are playing on an uneven field with their peers.
The Bench is your way to make change. It’s a way to break barriers for our Fellows within the LEAP program, who are the future of the law profession.
100% of your monthly gift as a part of The Bench goes directly toward:
Preparing Our Fellows for the LSAT and Applying to Law Schools
We spend several months preparing them for the LSAT with a full preparation course.
Mentoring Future Lawyers to be Agents for Social Change
Fellows are paired with a current law student and a practicing attorney to get insight into life in the law field.
Providing Workshops for Skills-Development
At our monthly workshops, Fellows learn how to put together a complete law school application and build core lawyering skills to excel in school.
On The Bench, You’ll Witness Successes Like These…
When you join The Bench, you’ll gain exclusive access to impact stories from our Fellows like Pablo, who said:
”LEAP gave me the chance to compete with the top students in the country for a law school seat and I wouldn’t have been as successful as I have been if LEAP wasn’t there to support me every step of the way.
We’re Saving a Seat for You!
LEAP is making the legal pipeline more accessible for underrepresented students. And as a member of The Bench, you’re leaving your legacy for future generations as they enter into the law field.
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