“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

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Get info relevant to undocumented students

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Become part of our growing network

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Be in community while you apply to law school(s)

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Become eligible for the Pre-Law Fund1

Immigrants Rising’s Pre-Law Program is for current undergraduate students and those with a bachelor’s degree, who are interested in applying to law school. Whether you’ve just started exploring the possibility of law school or are ready to apply in the upcoming academic year, we’re confident that we’ll have something for you!

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Pre-Law 101 Webinar

Are you curious about law school but not yet sure if it’s for you? Attend this webinar to get a glimpse of the law school admissions process and what pursuing a legal career entails—through the lens of an undocumented person! Join the webinar on February 9, 2023.

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Pre-Law Bootcamp

If you know you want to pursue a legal career, but are unsure about the steps you need to take and/or when you want to apply to law schools—this program is for you! Our four-day Pre-Law Bootcamp is 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. Learn more.

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Pre-Law Fund

Pre-Law Bootcamp participants can receive financial support to apply to law schools in the upcoming academic year! Through our Pre-Law Fund, we offer $2,500 grants to low-income immigrants to cover the cost of LSAT preparations and law school applications. Learn more.

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Pre-Law Program Alumni Network

By participating in our Pre-Law Program, you will be part of a growing alumni network of undocumented pre-law students, law school students, and legal professionals!


[1] Pre-Law Fund is available to only those who have completed the Pre-Law Bootcamp.

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Jesús Flores Rodríguez

Legal Services Team, Staff

"Being undocumented was something that I wanted to heal from. The journey that I took with Immigrants Rising showed me that being undocumented does not take away my voice."

“After attending the Pre-Law Bootcamp, I am even more determined to become an attorney to confront the systemic injustices and advocate for human rights.” — Ana Hyo Young, 2021 Pre-Law Bootcamp Participant

“After attending the Pre-Law Bootcamp, I am even more determined to become an attorney to confront the systemic injustices and advocate for human rights.” — Ana Hyo Young, 2021 Pre-Law Bootcamp Participant

Immigrants Rising’s Pre-Law Bootcamp is a four-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 2022
  • 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 2023
  • Eligible to apply for Immigrants Rising’s 2022 Pre-Law Fund

2022 Bootcamp Dates

  • Day 1: Saturday, February 12, 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT
  • Day 2: Sunday, February 13, 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT
  • Day 3: Saturday, February 19, 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT
  • Day 4: Sunday, February 20, 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT

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
Follow this step-by-step guide to renewing your DACA status.

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 4 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 2022
  • 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)

The application is currently closed.


THANK YOU!

This year’s Pre-Law Fund is made possible because of the generous financial support of these incredible donors: Kathryn Abrams, Tanya Broder & Theodore Wang, Yuen & Sandra Gin, The Arturo & Rosa González Family Giving Fund, Johanna Hartwig & Stefano DeZerega, Barry Hovis, Elizabeth J. Kramer Charitable Fund, Francine Lipman, Nakada Hoang Donor Advised Fund, Snehal Patel & Ami Sanghvi, Jorge Ramos, Jeannie & Christopher Rhee, Stephen & Zorinne Schwartz Family Fund, Jay Sherwin, Margaret Wong, and Steve Yale-Loehr.

Want to make a donation to support the Pre-Law Fund? Please contact Beleza Chan.

Be Honest When Filling Out the Intake

High School Engagement, Legal Services Team, Program Participant

"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

Legal Services Team, Program Participant

"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

Legal Services Team, Program Participant

"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

High School Engagement, Legal Services Team, Program Participant

"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."