Destination Law School (DLS)
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, online and in person 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.
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, and the various areas of legal practice.
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)
Are you considering law school but do not know where to start? We can help! Complete the intake form and our DLS program manager, Yolanda Jackson will work with you to determine what steps you can take to reach your ultimate goal of attending law school.
Check out our video interviews of local students who talk about adversity they face:
Check out the Destination Law School video about the Law School Admissions process, featuring:
Learn more about the law school application process by viewing "The 180" Recordings” from Kaplan
Destination Law School host panel presentations by lawyers and law students with our DLS Pre-Law Tool Kit at various colleges during the academic year. RSVP to Yolanda Jackson to attend any of the following presentations:
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Destination Law School has held panel presentations at the following locations for the 2015-2016 school year:
Email Yolanda Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending a campus tour.
Thank you to the following law school sponsors of the Destination Law School program:
Golden Gate University School of Law