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The Dillard University Center for Law and Public Interest Pre-Law Program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for careers in law and to contribute to the larger societal goal of diversifying the legal profession. Our goal is simple: to become the nation's premier undergraduate institution for producing African American attorneys. With an intensive co-curricular program tailored to enhance the in-class experience, committed students leave Dillard University prepared to enter law school.


$50.00 Cost for a student to participate in the Center for Public Interest and the Law Book Club and dinner discussions

$300.00 Cost for a student to participate in the University's Two Day Intensive Law School Admissions Workshop

$400.00 Cost for one (1) member of the Dillard University Mock Trial Team to attend the American Mock Trial Association Regional Competition

$450.00 Team registration fee for American Mock Trial Association Regional Competition

$550.00 Cost for LSAT Prep for a student in the University's LSAT Boot Camp

$1,000.00 Cost for a student to gain paid experience working with a public interest or nonprofit legal organization

$1,000.00 Cost for a student to attend a pre-law summer program sponsored by an ABA-approved law school.

$8,126.00 A semester of tuition for a prospective or current pre-law student


The Take a Student to Lunch program matches one Dillard University pre-law student with one legal professional working in a practice area of interest to the student. Over lunch, the legal professional will share with the student about their practice areas and the steps and skills necessary to become successful in the legal profession. The student will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the professional in a one-on-one personal setting. Additionally, having a business lunch will also give students an opportunity to learn the importance of professionalism and business etiquette.

The Brown Bag Lunch and Speaker Series introduces students to various facets of law. Over lunch, small groups of attorneys meet with students on campus to discuss their experiences in the legal field. Brown Bag lunches provide an opportunity for students to learn more about how one becomes a lawyer and what a lawyer does on a day-to-day basis. Brown Bag lunches are also a great way for new community partners to meet our students, visit our campus, and learn more about Dillard University's pre-law programming.

The Day in the Life of a Lawyer brings Dillard University students inside law firms and other legal organizations to gain more insight into what lawyers do every day. Students will spend 1-2 hours observing the inner workings of a law practice and hearing from lawyers about their experiences.

The Sponsor an Intern program provides an opportunity for Dillard pre-law students to obtain real world experience in a legal environment and exposure to the inherent opportunities and challenges of practicing law through work experiences, coaching and networking. Employers can hire Dillard pre-law students for part time or full time internships that provide assistance to administrative staff, associates and law clerks. Internship duties can range from filing to delivery of court summons, to data and fact research on actual cases. In addition to administrative support, students have the opportunity to develop valuable mentoring relationships with attorneys, judges and law clerks.

If you or your firm are interested in learning more about any of these programs, or if you have other ideas to help our students succeed, please contact Adria Kimbrough, at (504) 816-4637.

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