Prelaw Diversity Resources

The American Bar Association expresses a strong commitment to full and equal participation in the the legal profession by all persons, and this extends to those applying to and enrolling in law school. While demographics among those entering the legal profession still do not reflect those of society as a whole, there are a variety of resources available to support law school candidates whose experiences historically have been underrepresented in the legal profession.

The list of resources below is organized according to various identities and experiences, though these categories are not mutually exclusive of one another.

This is an evolving list, and suggestions for improvement are welcome!

General Resources

Race/Ethnicity

LGBTQIA

Student Veterans

  • LSAC Information on Financial Aid resources – includes information the Post 9-11 GI Bill, as well as the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill – assists eligible individuals with tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance, annual books and supplies stipend, and a one-time rural benefit payment for eligible individuals
  • Yellow Ribbon Program – assists with funding tuition and fee expenses not covered by the 9/11 GI Bill
  • ABA Coordinating Committee on Veterans Benefits & Services – compiles resources designed to provide attorneys and veterans with assistance related to challenges in obtaining medical care, disability benefits, reemployment rights, consumer, housing, criminal and family law matters, and in obtaining legal counsel
  • Pro Bono Resources for Veterans – a directory of pro bono (free) legal resources available to veterans
  • ABA Veterans’ Claims Assistance Network – provides unrepresented veterans who have pending disability benefits claims with the opportunity to work with lawyers who will help the veterans complete their claims packages for expedited review by the VA—at no cost to the veterans

Students with Disabilities