LevelBar is a year-long commitment, and the foundation of a career.
LevelBar provides a year-long program of admissions workshops, writing courses, professional development courses (close interaction with career professionals), and test preparation scholarships to motivated, underfunded students in the San Francisco Bay Area.
LevelBar supports our Scholars as fully as possible in their preparation for a jurisprudence degree. This support includes test-specific coaching, but also admissions and writing workshops, mentorship, and opportunities to interact with professionals in their chosen fields. This intensive architecture is designed to prepare students not just for the LSAT, but also to inculcate Scholars into the culture and nuance of the legal industry. LevelBar Scholars will work with our tutors and volunteers for a full year during the application process.
The First Month
Introductions begin our program: face time with admissions officers, law professors, and career professionals demystify the application process, the experience of law school, and the practice of law.
The next few months bring more formal classwork: an introduction to legal writing and to the consequential LSAT is the core of this phase. Classes are held in longer sessions on weekends to accommodate working students' schedules.
Scoring Well on the LSAT
After the LSAT workshop series is completed, the Scholars are sent to a commercial LSAT prep company to do a final LSAT intensive before their chosen test administration. All of this programing is free to admitted Scholars.
After the LSAT has been administered, the work of actually applying to schools begins. LevelBar mentors are on hand to provide resources, answer questions, and supply admissions feedback during this time. We also facilitate workshops on diverse topics, from navigating and securing financial aid to networking in the field.
The LevelBar cohorts follow this schedule.
Sept - Dec Applications considered
Late Dec Accepted students notified
Jan - May Workshops: LSAT and writing skills
July- Oct Intensive LSAT preparation
Oct Take the LSAT
Sept - Dec Application support: personal statements
Sept - Dec Peer mentor workshops