The University of Virginia School of Law is debuting a pipeline initiative that will help low-income and first-generation applicants in their quest to become competitive candidates for the nation’s top law schools.
Scholars of Law Roadmap Program at UVA
The School of Law is accepting applications for its summer program and internship. They offer generous financial and counseling support, and you’ll get the chance to explore law school and the legal profession.
The University of Virginia School of Law has established scholarships for its first-year students. The funds will help increase access for under-resourced law students. It is more comprehensive than the other programs that are currently available.
The law school is committed to supporting our Roadmap Scholars at every stage of the process. It is committed to providing them with resources to learn about law school, gain hands-on experience in the field, prepare for high-stakes testing, and navigate the admissions process.
The $200,000 generous funding from The Jefferson Trust was made possible by donors from UVA. The donor-led initiative supports its alumni in innovative ways.
This seed funding will advance each part of the scholars’ experience. The law school thanked the Trust for believing in its vision and helping to see it through.
The Beneficiaries First Stage
This initiative targets students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in studying law. The initiative aims to inform these prospective applicants about opportunities to study law and the necessary steps to apply.
The University will give the Roadmap Scholars a four-week residency in Charlottesville after their sophomore year to introduce them to the legal profession and law school.
The Law School will undertake the cost of travel and boarding. Along with a $3,000 stipend, they will also organize a range of mini-courses in different areas to help the Scholars understand the requirements.
The Second Stage
It offers a stipend to take a preparatory law course in addition to an LSAT prep course. UVA Law students and alumni will mentor the scholars to be more competitive when applying for law school. They will also receive counsel and advice from a faculty member at their home institution and a monthly meeting with the program’s director.
The first step should be locating qualified scholars during their junior year, they’ll attend a 2-week in-person application boot camp in Charlottesville and finally take on a legal internship at the private, public or nonprofit sector. It includes a stipend, housing, and travel.
Scholars will also have the opportunity to participate in an orientation for their internships, which are available during the two weeks at UVA Law.
Goluboff said that the initiative marks a long-term commitment to help grow the Roadmap network and support the next generation of scholars. She said that scholars will bond with members of UVA Law for many years.
Goluboff expects the initiative to help people from different backgrounds become lawyers. The goal is to give access to these students not only to law school but also to the legal profession, which will help society as a whole.
Jefferson, the new assistant dean of the Law School, can lead innovative initiatives. He spearheaded the design for this one.
It is a fantastic opportunity for students to prepare themselves for law school because of how competitive it is to get into top schools. Jefferson advised students to take advantage of this program.