Penn State undergrads invited to apply to Penn State Law’s Explore Law Program

December 14, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Law will host its free, annual, weeklong residency program for undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about law school the week of May 16 on Penn State’s University Park campus. Undergraduates at all Penn State campuses, including World Campus, are invited to apply. Applications for the 2016 Explore Law Program are due March 14.

The Explore Law program is aimed at introducing undergraduates to the study of law, providing support for students interested in a law degree, and helping students network and form friendships with other students of diverse backgrounds who share similar career goals. The program is completely cost-free for participants, with Penn State Law covering the tuition, meals, and room and board.

During the Explore Law experience, students will delve into the study of law, the analytical thinking skills of a lawyer, and the American legal system. Students also learn how to brief a case, analyze a statute, and negotiate and think like a lawyer. This taste of law school also comes with some LSAT practice and insight, allowing participants to begin studying for the LSAT with the help of an expert. 

“The Explore Law Program is a must for anyone considering the career field of law,” said Souriya Maniwan, a Penn State World Campus undergraduate student from California. “The multiple speakers give a great introduction to various fields of law, and the LSAT prep saved me from attending a prep course.”

In addition to Penn State undergraduates, the program is open to undergraduate students at any college or university in Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey who are considering attending law school. One of the primary goals of the program is to assist students from groups that are underrepresented in law schools and the legal profession and who may not have a mentor to teach them about a career in law, so priority may be given to applicants from underrepresented groups.

More information about Explore Law, including a sample itinerary and list of frequently asked questions, is available on the Penn State Law website.

Last Updated January 15, 2016