Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Are you interested in law school? Apply to the Trials Summer 2022 Program (partnered with NYU & Harvard Law)!

Trials is a unique partnership of Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. It is a fully subsidized summer study program for students of modest means whose backgrounds are historically underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools. Trials is a full scholarship program. Students are not responsible for any tuition, fees, or related expenses.

For five weeks in the summer, Trials students take residence at Harvard or New York University (residency alternates from year to year). Each week, instructors from Advantage Testing prepare Trials students for the LSAT and maintain a rigorous practice testing schedule, frequently sitting for full-length official LSATs under simulated testing conditions. Working closely with their instructors, students learn to develop an individualized study plan, focus their preparation, and apply the core principles they master.

Trials students also:

  • Attend lectures presented by prominent lawyers, public figures, and legal scholars, including distinguished faculty from both NYU Law and Harvard Law School. 
  • Experience communities similar to those they will encounter in law school and form study groups to challenge, motivate, and inspire one another.
  • Take part in informal discussions with instructors to learn more about the law, their peers, and themselves.
  • Enter the field in Boston and New York City to meet with and observe lawyers at work, garnering practical experience that complements the academic curriculum.

In addition to the academic curriculum of the program, every Trials student will receive:

  • $3,000 stipend to replace or supplement summer employment income
  • Transportation to and from the host university campus
  • Campus housing and daily meals for the duration of the five-week program
  • Access to the host university’s library, computer centers, and gym