Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program

Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program

PLUS Program Application Process

“Looking back on it now, I probably wouldn’t have been in law school without the PLUS program. It changed my life. I think a lot of diverse students just really need someone to believe in us and our ability as lawyers. And Chicago-Kent did that.”
—Cristina McNeiley ’20

Chicago-Kent’s Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, the longest-running PLUS program in the country, offers a unique and unforgettable experience for college students who are interested in the legal profession. This rigorous three-week summer program is designed to prepare students for law school or a career in the legal profession by giving them a taste of what law school is like. The program also familiarizes students with the law school application process, and exposes them to a wide range of career paths within the legal profession. It targets groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession.

The program is free to participants. This is a full-time commitment; participants must attend all classes and participate in all program activities. Therefore, students MUST be available during the day and some evenings and have no outside commitments that would prevent them from giving the program their full attention and daily attendance. Students must also agree to provide PLUS administrators with education and career updates after completion of the program.

The PLUS Program is for college students who will not have received their bachelor's degree by the start of the program; however, preference is given to those who will have completed their first or second year. Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree are not eligible for the program. 

Because the PLUS Program is primarily designed to provide exposure to law school, the legal profession, and general professionalism and work skills that students may not have gained at this stage in their educational career, preference will be given to those students who would benefit the most from the PLUS experience.

The 2023 program will take place from Sunday, June 4 to Friday, June 23, 2023. Applications will be due Friday, March 10, 2023.

If you have questions, please contact the PLUS Program at plus@kentlaw.iit.edu.