|The Office of Admissions embraces diversity at all levels and is dedicated to contributing to the environment of inclusion that exists at St. Thomas. Believing that diversity matters, we are always willing to inform and educate advisors and prospective applicants of the many opportunities that exist at the law school and in the Twin Cities.|
Our annual recruitment efforts include attending and supporting events that reach students from all backgrounds. Several of these events can be found on our recruitment calendar.
Building Bridges LSAT Preparation Scholarship
The Office of Admissions is committed to creating new opportunities for anyone who has ever considered a legal career. Recognizing the importance of preparing for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), we have partnered with Kaplan Test Preparation to create a scholarship opportunity for worthy candidates through the Building Bridges LSAT Preparation Scholarship program.
The Building Bridges LSAT Preparation Scholarship provides a free Kaplan LSAT preparation course to successful applicants prior to the June LSAT administration. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide access to higher education for those students with financial need who have overcome personal and systemic obstacles to achieve success, while giving back to their communities. The scholarship recipients will be required to meet with the UST admissions office as well as the Dean of Students and Multicultural Affairs to discuss the law school admissions process and preparing for law school.
Application Requirements for the Building Bridges LSAT Preparation Scholarship.
The Scholarships have been awarded for the December 2013 LSAT. Please check back after January 1st, 2014 for the updated Building Bridges application. For more information on Building Bridges LSAT Preparation Scholarship or to request an application, please contact the Admissions Office.
Legal Education Awareness Program
The University of St. Thomas School of Law together with the other Minnesota law schools sponsors a program to encourage high school junior and seniors as well as undergraduate freshman and sophomore students of color to consider a career as a lawyer. This event rotates amongst the four schools.
LEAP generally includes a mock law school class; mock trial or appellate hearing; roundtable and panel discussions with current law students from all four law schools and practicing attorneys and judges in the Twin Cities. Students have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions about their backgrounds and experiences in law school and their careers. The program also includes separate sessions on undergraduate admissions for high school students and law school admissions for undergraduate students.
For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.
Other Diversity Resources for Prospective Students