Applications for 2014 Pre-Law Boot Camp will be available in Fall 2013. The deadline to apply is in early January 2014.
Questions regarding the application or program should be directed to the Outreach Office by email firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone 530-754-7776, or in-person to the Outreach Office, room 1380A, located in the Admission and Financial Aid Suite of King Hall during business hours Monday through Friday except on University Holidays.
The UC Davis School of Law Pre-Law Boot Camp is designed to assist high potential undergraduate students from underrepresented communities with their undergraduate performance and preparation for admission to law school. The program consists of a series of full-day Saturday presentations and workshops throughout the spring semester. During the program, participants prepare for the law school application process, gain insight into the law school experience and receive exposure to legal fields.
At no cost to the participant, Boot Camp participants attend and/or receive:
- Workshops on pre-law preparation and law school admission
- Presentations by law school professors, attorneys and law students
- Individual pre-law advising including their own pre-law action plan
- Critiqued writing assignments
- Possible scholarship assistance for an LSAT prep course
You are eligible to apply if you meet all of the following criteria:
- You currently attend a four-year college as a junior or senior. You do not need to be a UC Davis student to apply.
- 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 having a household income less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/12poverty.shtml/ ).
- You have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher calculated using the LSAC 4.33 scale and guidelines (e.g. A+ count as 4.33, NP/NC count as 0.00, etc.) as indicator of potential for academic success. Please note that your cumulative GPA includes grades received from your current college, community college and any other colleges you have attended.
- You intend to apply to law school, but not currently in the process of applying for 2014 enrollment.
- You have not previously completed PLBC or KHOP.
- You can attend ALL Saturday sessions of the program.
Spring 2014 Dates
Specific dates TBA, but held on 3-5 Saturdays from February through March/April.
Applications will be available in the fall semester. In the meantime, prepare for the application process by maintaining a competitive GPA, identify a professor who would write you a letter of recommendation, and obtain a copy of your and your parents' 2012 federal tax 1040 form or equivalent documentation.