The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) earmarks a portion of its funds to promote broad-based diversity in legal education and the legal profession. LSAC’s minority program grants take many forms, which are outlined below. For additional information about each of the programs, use the links or the contacts below.
Diversity Initiatives Fund General Grants
No set maximum amount
Contact: Kent D. Lollis, DiversityOffice@LSAC.org, Subject: DIF Grant
For projects designed to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue legal education and to increase the enrollment and successful law school completion of minority students. Grant applications are reviewed twice a year and application deadlines are January 1 and June 1. The approval process requires review by the LSAC Diversity Committee and the LSAC Board of Trustees, and is completed within six months after submitting an application.
DiscoverLaw.org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program
Up to $100,000
Contact: Kent D. Lollis, klollis@LSAC.org
This program is targeted to racial and ethnic students in the first two years of college who wish to develop the skills required to succeed in law school. Preference will be given to students who have registered for DiscoverLaw.org. Each program establishes its own admission criteria and selects participants.
DiscoverLaw.org Months: Diversity Outreach for High School and Early College Students
Up to $2,750 total
Contact: Diversity Initiatives Office at 215.968.1338 or DiscoverLaw@LSAC.org
Starting on January 15 through March 15, LSAC will be joined by law schools across the country to observe DiscoverLaw.org Months.
Your law school is eligible for a maximum of $2,750 to program events that address early outreach, awareness, and preparation aimed at racially and ethnically diverse students who are first- and second-year undergraduates. The LSAC Diversity Committee and the Board of Trustees hope that law schools will take advantage of this opportunity to extend outreach efforts to minority students in high school and those in the first two years of college.
Photo Release Form
You will receive a copy of the Photo Release Form in your event approval email. If you plan to take photos at your event and submit them to LSAC, the form will be required from each attendee. Authorized photos of DiscoverLaw.org Months events will be used on our website, as well as our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Report and Reimbursement Form
For your convenience, we will send you the Report and Reimbursement Form via email the day after your event. If you do not receive it, please contact DiscoverLaw@LSAC.org.
Law schools needing to submit Report and Reimbursements Forms should contact DiscoverLaw@LSAC.org as well.