Nov. 21, 2016 — The Pre-Law Pipeline Program at the University of Houston Law Center has been awarded a $125,000 grant from a non-profit, law school organization to expand its efforts to increase diversity among law school applicants.
The Pipeline Program, which successfully completed its second session this summer, is for undergraduate students who are first generation, low income, or members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession. It provides students with law school preparatory resources, including LSAT preparation, introductory law school classes, internships, and professional development sessions. This year's program included 19 undergraduate students from schools around the country.
"The Law Center is honored to receive this prestigious grant from Access Group," said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. "Although the University of Houston's PreLaw Pipeline Program is only two years old, this grant is a strong endorsement of the program's achievements and expected achievements in the future. "
"Access Group is very pleased to award grants to organizations that advance opportunities for historically underrepresented students to attend, and succeed in, law school," said Christopher P. Chapman, president and chief executive officer of Access Group.
Founded in 1983, Access Group, Inc. is comprised of nearly 200 nonprofit and state-affiliated ABA-approved law schools. It works to further access, affordability and the value of legal education, specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly, through research, policy advocacy, and direct member and student educational services.