The application filing period for KHOP 2013 is now closed. If you will be a junior or senior this coming Fall semester/quarter and are NOT applying for Fall 2014 law school 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 email@example.com or by phone 530-754-7776.
Program Summer Dates
KHOP 2014* - Early July through early August, 2014
KHOP is an intensive law school preparation program. KHOP participants 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
KHOP participation involves a four to eight week commitment during the summer. KHOP is designed to improve your writing, logical reasoning and LSAT skills while exposing you to opportunities in the field of law. Students participate in a Moot Court or Mock Trial simulation, and meet with tutors and admission professionals who can help shape your academic and career decisions. During the academic year, you may have the opportunity to attend workshops/presentations on the application process and take practice LSAT exams under test conditions. You may 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.
KHOP participants meet meet all of the following criteria:
- Currently attend a four-year college as a sophomore or have two years before graduating from your undergraduate institution. Current community college students who are transferring to a four-year college or university beginning the immediate Fall following the KHOP summer program are eligible.
- Currently attend college or will transfer to a college within the greater Sacramento area (no more than 3 hours from Sacramento/Davis) by the upcoming Fall.
- Are considered a first-generation college student (no parent or legal guardian has a bachelor's degree) OR come from an economically under-served community or background. The student's parents' household income must be less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/ ) for the corresponding household size to be considered at an economic disadvantage.
- 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.
- Intend to apply to law school, but no earlier than Fall of their senior year of college.
Greater 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.
While there is no fee to apply, 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. A living stipend may be available. Please note that due to the continual budget changes and constraints that the costs/fees are subject to change with minimal notice.
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.UC Davis School of Law | Admission and Financial Aid Suite, Rm. 1380A| 400 Mrak Hall Drive | Davis, CA 95616