UCLA School of Law Academic Outreach Resource Center

The UCLA School of Law seeks to produce graduates who will be at the forefront of the leadership capable of working across social lines and furthering meaningful democratic values in an increasingly complex and multicultural world. To that end, the Academic Outreach Resource Center is committed to aggressively and imaginatively engaging in a wide variety of outreach initiatives designed to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply and attend law school at UCLA. Additionally, we have taken the initiative to engage students throughout the educational "pipeline" with the learning tools that will help them take maximum advantage of the opportunities available.

By equipping talented and motivated students with an academically based program, sound counseling, test preparation and mentorship, we are confident that the Law School will better prepare participants to successfully gain admission to, and succeed at, UCLA School of Law. Recognizing that highly competitive students have a variety of options when making admission decisions, we are committed to making UCLA School of Law the most attractive first choice by demonstrating to them that we want, and actively seek, their presence at the Law School.

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Law Fellows Program

To further this goal, the UCLA School of Law Academic Outreach Resource Center launched the Law Fellows Program in 1997. This program is designed to encourage and prepare high-potential undergraduate and graduate students for a career in law, increase the diversity of the law school pool, and demystify the law school experience.

The program format is made up of several components, and includes a series of Saturday Academies held at the Law School. These Academies offer professional-level instruction by law faculty in which Law Fellows are exposed to cases and a variety of other materials used in law school. In addition to the academic enrichment component, each Fellow is assigned a law student mentor with whom they will interact throughout the year. Informative seminars and panel discussions, designed to demystify the law school experience, are led by staff, alumni and other members of the legal community. Each Fellow who successfully completes the program receives a scholarship for an LSAT preparation course. Finally, participants complete a J.D. Action Plan and meet with the directors of the program regularly, often over the course of several years, until they matriculate to law school and beyond, receiving continuous academic support, mentoring, counseling and career guidance.

For additional information, please contact the Academic Outreach Resource Center:

Leo Trujillo-Cox
Executive Director of Academic Outreach & Development
Associate Director of Admissions & Recruitment
Instructor, Law Fellows Program
B.A. Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, 1991
B.A. Political Science, UC Berkeley, 1991
J.D. UCLA School of Law, 1997

Monica M. Mar
Assistant Director of Academic Outreach & Development
B.A. History (Cum Laude), UCLA, 2004
J.D. Specialization in Critical Race Studies, UCLA, 2008

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