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Harvard Future Leaders in Law

The Future Leaders in Law Program will bring together individuals with a range of lived experiences, primarily individuals from first-generation and less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, for a weeklong residential fellowship at Harvard Law School (HLS) to help prepare them to apply for admission to law schools around the nation. While on campus, Future Leaders in Law Fellows (Fellows) will engage with HLS faculty, staff, students, and alumni. During this weeklong residency and over the course of the yearlong program, participants will benefit from test and application preparation services, mentorship and networking opportunities, field trips, as well as academic and professional skill-building elements. 

This program will be fully funded, with all costs covered to participate, including transportation and lodging, and preparation materials.  We will provide need-based assistance for law school application fees and LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) reports, and the LSAT administration.  In addition, a $3,000 stipend will be awarded upon program completion. 

Applicants for the Future Leaders in Law Program must be in pursuit of an undergraduate degree with an expected graduation date of 2024 or 2025 or be a recent graduate (Class of 2021, Class of 2022, and Class of 2023), have a 3.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA, intend to apply for a J.D. program for matriculation starting Fall 2026, be at least 18 years old as of the program start date, and commit to attending and participating in all core program components.