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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.

More information on volunteer opportunities and sponsorship opportunities for DLS is also available.

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:

Destination Law School Tool KitTake a look at BASF's award winning guide to preparing for and applying to law school.

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)

Develop Your Personalized Law School Plan

Are you considering law school but do not know where to start? We can help! Complete the intake form and our DLS program manager, Samantha Akwei will work with you to determine what steps you can take to reach your ultimate goal of attending law school.


Destination Law School Videos

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:

  • Gerald Heppler -Associate Director of Admissions at Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Kory Hawkins - Associate Director of Admissions at UC Hastings College of the Law
  • Bryan Hinkle -Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management at Santa Clara Law
  • Kristen Mercado- Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at UC Davis School of Law
  • Gloria Switzer - Assistant Dean for Admissions at Western State College of Law

Learn more about the law school application process by viewing "The 180" Recordings” from Kaplan

Law School Campus Tours


Email Samantha Akwei at if you are interested in attending a campus tour.


For information on internships, please contact Samantha Akwei at

Law School Sponsors

Thank you to the following law school sponsors of the Destination Law School program:

Golden Gate University School of Law
University of San Francisco School of Law
Southwestern Law School
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
UC Davis School of Law
UC Hastings College of the Law
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law


Diverse college students interested in having a diverse mentor, please fill out the form and email it to Samantha Akwei at