The Bar Association of San Francisco's (BASF) Destination Law School (DLS) program provides information and resources about law school and the legal profession to diverse undergraduate students in colleges located in the Bay Area. The purpose of this program is to increase the number of diverse graduates that are going into law school.
Through partnerships with Bay Area colleges and law schools the goal of DLS is to help students better realize a career in the legal profession.
How Does it Work?
The program provides the information and resources in a hands-on and practical manner through presentations on college campuses and workshops at BASF.
College Dialogue Sessions: BASF is working with pre-law and student advisors; college professors; career counselors and minority student group leaders to arrange presentations on Bay Area campuses. These groups are collaborating with BASF to provide insight into the DLS program by identifying specific topics of interest to college students that will help draw students into the program.
BASF Workshops: In addition, BASF produces a series of workshops at BASF, located in San Francisco's financial district. Download the schedule of our 2012-2013 workshops (159KBPDF) and register online for these free workshops.
DLS Pre-Law Tool Kit:
Take a look at BASF's award winning guide to preparing for and applying to law school. This tool kit has been viewed online more than 37,000 times. Download the DLS Pre-Law Tool Kit. (4.4MBPDF)
What is the Curriculum?
In an effort to provide useful and meaningful information and resources about law school and the legal profession to diverse undergraduate students, this program will provide concrete information about appropriate undergraduate courses, volunteer opportunities, the LSAT testing process, law school application process, the law school experience, the various areas of legal practice and the judicial process.
Through panel presentations and workshops, undergraduate students will gain a better understanding of their interest in law and how best to navigate the process of entering law school. DLS hopes to inspire young adults and provide them with tools and information to pursue their goals of practicing law.
Download the DLS Pre-Law Tool Kit. (4.4MBPDF)
BASF's Destination Law School (DLS) program will host a series of pre-law workshops between the months of October and April. Each workshop will focus on a specific topic, with written materials and guest facilitators.
Upcoming 2012-2013 Workshops
These workshops are free. To register for the BASF DLS Workshops, please visit our online calendar.
DLS will host panel presentations by lawyers, law students and/or judges with BASF’s DLS Pre-Law Tool Kit at the following colleges during the 2012-2013 academic year:
If you are a college student interested in learning more about these presentations at your school email DLS@sfbar.org or visit our DLS page on Facebook.
LSAT Preparation Course and Scholarships
Each summer, Kaplan Test Prep offers a special rate for DLS students for a 15-week LSAT preparation course. Students may apply for a scholarship to cover the full cost of the preparation course. Check back in Spring 2013 for more information.
To learn more about the future plans of Destination Law School and how to get involved, please email Lauren Luke at firstname.lastname@example.org