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Stephen and Sandra Sheller Diversity Pipeline Program

Program Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020

A 2019 summer immersion student argues a case during mock trial at the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy.
A 2019 summer immersion participant argues a case during a mock trial exercise at the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy in Center City Philadelphia.

Are you thinking about applying to law school? The Kline School of Law offers a free three-week summer immersion program for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds considering law school.

Get a head-start on the essentials of legal study, explore diverse fields within the legal profession and build your resume while enjoying Philadelphia, one of the most dynamic and multicultural cities in the world.

The program includes:

  • 60 hours in class with Kline law professors
  • Law firm and courtroom visits
  • LSAT prep
  • Law school application guidance
  • Guest speakers from various legal fields


Participants will live in dorms on the Drexel University campus for the duration of the program. Breakfast and lunch are included for each day of in-class programming. Travel and airfare are not included.

Kline School of Law alumni discuss their academic and career paths with 2019 summer immersion program participants.
Kline School of Law alumni discuss their academic and career paths with 2019 program participants.

Program Requirements

  • Applicants must be members of groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession, or individuals who have faced discrimination or overcome social and economic hardships.
  • Applicants must be rising sophomores or juniors by the start of the program.
  • Applicants must be in good disciplinary and academic standing with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Applicants must attend every program session for the duration of the program.

Apply Now

To apply for the program, complete the following online application (which includes an essay component) and send an unofficial transcript and letter of recommendation to

All application materials must be submitted no later than April 1, 2020.