The application filing period for KHOP 2013 is now closed. The application for KHOP 2014 will be available in early 2014. If you will be a junior or senior this coming Fall and are NOT applying for fall 2014 law enrollment, consider applying to participate in Pre-Law Boot Camp for Spring 2014.
Questions regarding the application or program should be directed to the Outreach Office by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 530-754-7776.
Program Summer Dates
KHOP 2013 - July 6 through August 2, 2013
KHOP 2014* - Early July through early August, 2014
* Specific dates to be determined, however if accepted to the program you must commit to participate in the second summer.
KHOP is an intensive law school preparation program that requires you to make a two-year commitment during your junior and senior years. By participating in KHOP, you will know or have mastered:
- Study techniques for taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and hints on how to avoid exam anxiety.
- Writing, analytical and logical reasoning skills that will enhance your academic performance as an undergraduate student.
- Law school application "do's" and "don'ts" along with information about the expectations of admissions committees.
- The different career paths of law school graduates.
- The program is specifically designed to help you anticipate, plan for and even practice what is expected of you as a law school candidate and student.
Designed for Your Success
Your KHOP commitment involves two academic years and two consecutive summers: one four-week session each summer from early July to early August where you are "in residence" at UC Davis. During the two summer sessions, you will take classes in writing, logic, and LSAT prep, sit in on presentations, participate in Moot Court and Mock Trial, and meet with tutors and admission professionals who can help shape your academic and career decisions. During the academic year, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops/presentations on the application process, and take practice LSAT exams under test conditions. You will also have the opportunity to meet law professors, attorneys, and admissions professionals from various law schools. This program is designed for students who are serious about going to law school. With that in mind, if you are unsure if a career in law is right for you we encourage you to take advantage of free resources such as DiscoverLaw.org, American Bar Association Pre-Law, & NALP's Pre-Law Portal to help you decide.
You are eligible to apply for inclusion in KHOP if you meet all of the following criteria:
- You currently attend a four-year college as a sophomore or have two years before graduating from your undergraduate institution. Current community college students who will transfer to a four-year college or university beginning the immediate Fall following the first KHOP summer program are eligible to apply.
- You currently attend college or will transfer to a college within the greater Sacramento area (no more than 3 hours from Sacramento/Davis) by this upcoming Fall.
- You are considered a first-generation college student (no parent or legal guardian has a bachelor's degree) OR you come from an economically underserved community or background, defined as your parents' household income being less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/ ) for the corresponding household size.
- You have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher as calculated on the LSAC 4.33 scale and guidelines (A+ count as 4.33, NP/NC count as 0.0, etc.) as indicator of potential for academic success.
- You intend to apply to law school, but no earlier than Fall of your last (senior) year of college.
Higher consideration given to students previously identified by current or previous enrollment in a TRIO program (i.e. EOP, Upward Bound, Academic Talent Search, SSS, McNair, etc) or other college outreach programs such as STEP, PUENTE, MESA, CAMP, etc.
There are no application or tuition fees to participate the program. Program participants are required to stay in housing arranged by KHOP throughout the four-week program. Room and board and field trip admittance/transportation are paid by the program. If admitted to the program, participants are responsible for all associated costs relating to: travel to/from the program and its classes, the order/collection of official transcripts for both years, business attire, note-taking materials, weekend lunches and miscellaneous expenses. If selected to participate in KHOP, you are not allowed to take outside classes or work. We understand that many students depend on financial aid and work in the summer. Students who successfully complete the summer program will receive up to a $1400 stipend based on participation. *Please note that due to the continual budget changes and constraints, costs/fees are subject to change with minimal notice.
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- Pre-Application Checklist
- Recommendation Waiver Form : REQUIRED: This form must come with each letter of recommendation. Letters received without this form are RETURNED to your recommender and NOT included in your application.
- Evaluation Form
During the filing period (early 2014) we ask that all supporting documentation (e.g. personal statement, unofficial transcripts, etc) be emailed with your application to email@example.com. Required application materials that cannot be submitted electronically (e.g. letters of recommendation, tax forms, etc.) must be mailed or submitted in person. Letters of recommendation MUST be submitted as a hard copy. We do not accept faxes. All hardcopy documents should be submitted to the Outreach Office to this address:UC Davis School of Law
ATTN: Admission Outreach Office, Rm. 1380A
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616
Though most questions regarding the application and program can be answered by phone or email, feel free to stop by the Outreach Office in King Hall room 1380A located within the Admission & Financial Aid suite of the first floor of the Law School (King Hall). To ensure a staff member is available to speak with you, please call or email us in advance. Thank you.