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Law Welcomes PLUS Program Students

Jun 9, 2010

The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law welcomed 25 students into its inaugural Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) program on June 7.

The program lasts until July 2 and provides an intense focus on the skills required to succeed in law school, the law school admission process and legal career opportunities. The students will also participate in field trips to the Ohio Supreme Court in Columbus, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, local courts, and the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky.

To fund this program, the Pettit College of Law received a grant from the Law School Admissions Council. Schools selected for such grants can receive up to $100,000 per year for a maximum of three years.

Ohio Northern, one of three law schools nationwide to receive the PLUS grant, was selected based on the strength of its program combined with the law school’s commitment, geographic location and target population.

The participating students are from a number of institutions across the country, including Morehouse College, Spelman College, Syracuse University, Alcorn State University, University of Houston, and University of California, Berkeley.

PLUS programs are targeted to, but not restricted to, college students from racial and ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the legal profession. The programs are designed for students in the first two years of college, and preference is given to students who have registered with DiscoverLaw.org. The students will live in Campus Village Apartments.

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