Pre-Law Pathway

Don't Crimp the Pipe, or Dam the River, at the Law School Door

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Law Review Article

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diversity pathway programs


These researchers review a history of pipeline programs and retell personal experiences related to participation in these programs. The researchers examine impactful college pipeline programs such as Talent Search and Upward Bound focused on elements that make them successful. These programs are built to ensure not only academic success but promotes an environment of emotional and cultural success as well. Often, diverse students will face unique challenges once they get to law school and programs need to prepare students for that eventuality. Gomez and colleagues also advocate for a 3+3 accelerated BA/JD degree.