NCCU School of Law Awarded Grant to Assist Underrepresented Law School Applicants

Posted December 01, 2021, 11:02AM

The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Law School Admission Council to provide historically underrepresented aspiring lawyers the tools needed to navigate the law school admission process and for continued success as law students.

The Preparing Aspiring Law Students (PALS) Program aims to further assist first-generation college students and students who are economically disadvantaged with successfully gaining admission into law school.

According to a recent American Bar Foundation study, the law student population in 2019 was 7.8% African American, 12.7% Hispanic and 6.3% Asian.

“We’re excited and grateful to the Law School Admission Council for the opportunity to offer a Pre-Law Undergraduate Program at NC Central University,” said Browne C. Lewis, dean, North Carolina Central University School of Law. “This is a chance for the Law School to contribute to the lives of aspiring law students and a way for those students to enrich the life of our Law School.”

NCCU will work closely to facilitate the program for the 30 selected students with the state’s 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the only state-designated historically American Indian university.  

NCCU School of Law staff will provide students key information to complete the law school admission process successfully. Participants will also learn essential strategies to become financially, psychologically and academically prepared for law school.

For more information about the program and to apply, visit

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