The Yale Law School Launchpad Scholars Program, powered by Latham & Watkins, is focused on increasing opportunity and equity in education and the legal profession. With rising law school application costs and other barriers limiting access to the legal profession, a law degree can be out of reach for some students. This innovative program aims to ensure that excellent applicants from all backgrounds can maximize their potential as law students and legal professionals, empowering them to become leaders in their future careers.

Participants will receive tools and resources — including one-on-one mentorship, LSAT preparation, and step-by-step guidance — so they can successfully apply to the law schools of their choosing. The goal of the program is to further diversify the legal profession and ensure that excellent applicants from all backgrounds are able to maximize their potential as law students, legal professionals, and future leaders.

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About the Program

LSAT preparation, workshops, mentorship, a weeklong residential program, and more.

How to Apply

Information on the application process, key dates, and eligibility.


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Applications to the Launchpad Scholars Program are open as of March 6, 2023. We invite interested applicants to attend an information session and complete our inquiry form.

The Launchpad Scholars Program will meet prospective students where they are and provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to enroll in law school, thrive while there, and go on to become leaders in their chosen fields.”

Heather K. Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law