What We Do

Our Mission

The mission of LEAP is to diversify the legal profession by preparing underrepresented students to become successful law school applicants, lawyers, and agents of social change.

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LEAP facilitates a

nine month fellowship program

to build equity in the legal field.

We support students who are historically underrepresented in the field: people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, first-generation college students, and people who are socioeconomically-disadvantaged.

LEAP provides comprehensive programming through focused workshops, LSAT prep courses, mentoring, and a moot court competition. Programming is designed to prepare participants for a successful career in law by helping them successfully apply to law school, excel as law students, and flourish in their legal communities afterward.

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OUR APPROACH

The model and curriculum for LEAP is based on best practices, research into what is most essential to student success, and learnings from experience in the college access space.

Core programming during the fellowship includes weekend workshops, individualized mentoring, soft skills development, hands-on exposure to the legal profession, and admissions counseling. A thematic thread of the social justice applications of legal training is woven throughout programming.