“I decided to pursue law school to gain the skillset needed to expand protections for immigrant and refugee communities in the U.S. and abroad.” — Arabi Hassan, Harvard Law Student

"I decided to pursue law school to gain the skillset needed to expand protections for immigrant and refugee communities in the U.S. and abroad.” — Arabi Hassan, Harvard Law Student

Immigrants Rising’s Pre-Law Bootcamp is a three-day program designed to provide undocumented young people interested in applying to law school with extra support navigating the process and a community of other pre-law students and legal professionals. If you’re ready to hustle on law school applications, join us!

Program Requirements

  • Foreign-born
  • Do not have permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the U.S.
  • Thinking about applying to law school for Fall 2021
  • Already familiar with the overall law school application process

Program Benefits

  • Learn the specifics of the law school admissions process through the lens of an undocumented candidate
  • Build community with other undocumented pre-law folks
  • Network with undocumented law students and legal professionals
  • Decide whether they are ready to apply to law school in Fall 2021
  • Eligible to apply for Immigrants Rising’s 2021 Pre-Law Fund

The application is currently closed.

Please stay tuned for our next Pre-Law Bootcamp session!





Immigration law can feel like a confusing puzzle, but don’t worry, we’re here to help you understand your unique situation, figure out how you can get your papers and connect you to the support you need. Explore our resources, designed for and by undocumented people, to learn about your immigration options and the other U.S. laws that may impact your life.

CHECK OUT OUR RESOURCEs

IMMIGRATION OPTIONS EVERY UNDOCUMENTED PERSON SHOULD KNOW
Find out what your options are for gaining longer-term status.

STEPS TO RENEW DACA | APPLY FOR DACA FOR THE FIRST TIME
Follow this step-by-step guide to renewing your DACA status or applying for DACA for the first time.

GETTING LEGAL HELP
Learn how you can find reliable legal help.

Explore our full set of resources

Have Questions?

“I realized that I am not alone on this journey. So many other undocumented folks also want to become lawyers.” — Stephanie Medina, Pre-Law Fund Grantee

"I realized that I am not alone on this journey. So many other undocumented folks also want to become lawyers." — Stephanie Medina, Pre-Law Fund Grantee

Immigrants Rising’s Pre-Law Fund will provide grants to low-income immigrants who are planning to attend law school. We provide grants of up to $2,500 to cover LSAT preparation (courses, tutoring, self-study materials, etc) and law school application fees. In addition to financial support, recipients will be connected to Immigrants Rising’s network of legal professionals.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have participated in all 3 days of Immigrants Rising’s Pre-Law Bootcamp
  • Foreign-born
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Do not have permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the U.S.
  • Currently attending or have graduated from a college or university
  • Intend to apply to law school in Fall 2021
  • At least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent on a 4.0 scale in college (or provide an explanation of extenuating circumstances if GPA is lower than 3.0)

Pre-Law Fund Application Instructions
Pre-Law Fund Frequently Asked Questions

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THANK YOU!

The Pre-Law Fund is made possible because of the generous financial support of these incredible donors: Kathryn Abrams, Jonathan Blazer and Karen Gersten-Rothenberg, Tanya Broder & Ted Wang, Marc Chambers, DeYoe Wealth Management, Inc. (in honor of Helen Lawrence), Stefano DeZerega & Johanna Hartwig, Yuen & Sandra Gin, The Arturo & Rosa González Family Giving Fund, The Larry Hillblom Foundation, Christine Hoang & Paul Nakada, Barry Hovis, Elizabeth J. Kramer Charitable Fund, Francine J. Lipman, Michael A. Olivas & Augustina H. Reyes, Snehal Patel & Ami Sanghvi, Jorge Ramos, Christopher & Jeannie Rhee, Jay Sherwin, Stephen and Zorinne Schwartz Family Fund, Debra Taube, Margaret Wong, and Steve Yale-Loehr.

Want to make a donation to support the Pre-Law Fund? Please contact Katharine Gin.

Be Honest When Filling Out the Intake

Fellow, High School Engagement, Legal Services Team

"I wish someone had told me to fill out the intake out when I was 18. I’m 22 now. If I hadn’t been afraid of telling people about my experiences, if I had been completely honest, I would already have U.S. citizenship now."

A World of Resources

Fellow, Legal Services Team

"The people working on the Immigrants Rising's Legal Intake Service do a really good job of including information that's relevant to you. It opens you up to a world that you may not have been aware of. And within that world there are links to other resources."

Change Takes Time

Fellow, Legal Services Team

"Things can change. You may find yourself eligible for something in the future. I was undocumented for almost 28 years. So it's a long process. But in the end, it's a positive process."

Convincing My Mom to Get Her Papers

Fellow, High School Engagement, Legal Services Team

"It was so difficult to convince my mom to go through without me. She felt like she was failing me. I told her, ‘No, mom. It’s the system that continues to fail us."

Finding A Space To Be Ourselves

Entrepreneur, Fellow, High School Engagement, Legal Services Team

"It was the first time that I was in a space where I could truly be myself. I felt safe and not ashamed and not scared to talk about my journey."

Denia Perez

Creative Writing Class, Fellow, High School Engagement, Legal Services Team, Scholar, Staff

"Immigrants are resourceful, resilient people who have the same dreams as generations who came before us"