How to Apply

The Summer 2017 application window is closed. Please check back in January 2018 for next year's application materials.

Eligible Students

The PLUS Program is open to students who have completed their freshman or sophomore years at four-year colleges and universities, technical colleges and community colleges. Eligible students will have completed between 24 and 60 credits by the start of the PLUS Program. The program focuses on attracting promising students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession and from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as students facing other significant barriers to entering the legal profession. Preference is given to students who have signed up for DiscoverLaw.org.

Application Requirements

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  • Completed and signed application form
  • Résumé
  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • Recommendation form (one required, up to two accepted)

Important Note: You MUST download and save the forms to your computer BEFORE opening them with Adobe in order for them display and submit properly. When saved and opened correctly, you will see a purple bar with a "submit form" button at the top of the form and red outlining for mandatory form fields.

The application form and all required documentation listed above must be received by Friday, April 14, 2017.  Applicants will be notified once all application materials have been received.  If you have questions regarding the status of your application, please contact us at 608-262-5914 or admissions@law.wisc.edu. 

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be removed from consideration.

Unless otherwise indicated, all materials should be submitted electronically via the submission instructions provided within each form. When possible, the official undergraduate transcript should be mailed directly from your institution to the Law School at the following address.

University of Wisconsin Law School
LSAC DiscoverLaw.org PLUS Program Admissions
975 Bascom Mall, #4314
Madison, WI 53706-1399

Otherwise, if you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact us at admissions@law.wisc.edu or 608-262-5914.

Interviews

Finalists for the PLUS Program may be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be by invitation only, and may be conducted via Skype or in person.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed holistically by evaluating each student's academic promise, volunteer and/or work experience and commitment to the PLUS Program. The admissions team will carefully review all materials in each applicant’s file.

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