Trials is a residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated college students of modest means gain admission to the nation’s leading law schools.
This rigorous five-week summer course enhances opportunities for students of underrepresented backgrounds by bolstering their skills and focusing their goals.
Our application asks you to frame your academic credentials in the context of your personal circumstances by inviting you to share information about your college transcript, your extracurricular and work activities, your parents or guardians and family, and the experiences that have led you to consider a legal education.
The first step is to open a candidate file by supplying some basic information in Part I of the online application––contact information, your most recent school attended, and your undergraduate GPA to date. We encourage you to submit Part I as soon as possible. Upon receipt and approval of Part I, a Trials representative will contact you with directions for accessing Part II. In Part II, we request additional academic and biographical data.
We will also ask you to submit a 2-page personal statement. The personal statement is your opportunity to share information that has not appeared elsewhere on the application––information that you think we should know when making an admissions decision. You may want to use this space to tell us why you’re interested in attending law school, to explain an inconsistency in your academic record, or to describe your professional goals. Whatever you decide to write about, we hope your statement will help us achieve a fuller understanding of who you are and why you want to attend Trials.
After reviewing applications, we will contact final round applicants to request official transcripts and letters of recommendations and to conduct personal interviews. Interviews are held via Skype. The purpose of the interview is to allow us to address any questions about your application we may have and to make sure you understand and are committed to the Trials program.
Applications to the 2017 Trials program must be submitted by February 28th.
You will receive a decision by April 15th of the year for which you are applying. If you have any questions along the way, please contact us.
We look forward to receiving your application.