This Colorado program provides mentoring through college and into law school. Fellows receive valuable training on skills that will equip them for success in college and will make them competitive applicants for law school. Judge Sueanna Johnson
LAW SCHOOL…Yes We Can is the first law school pipeline program of its kind in Colorado – a program that targets high achieving college freshmen from diverse backgrounds and mentors and trains them for four years. It is also unique because it takes mentoring to a new level. In addition to helping prospective legal professionals meet the challenges their predecessors faced, the program helps these students (1) identify the unique challenges they will face in the future; (2) cultivate the skills and relationships they need to mitigate competitive disadvantages that can accompany those challenges; and (3) perform at their peak academic, professional, and leadership levels while they are still in college. Through exposure programs, LAW SCHOOL…Yes We Can will demystify the law school application process and give Fellows access to the legal profession.
Diverse students face a “shutout” rate of between 45-60 percent, based primarily on their LSAT scores—meaning, those students receive no admission offers from the schools to which they apply. LAW SCHOOL…Yes We Can hopes to provide stipends to students to attend nationally recognized LSAT prep courses, access to which is recognized as pivotal to diverse applicants’ success in admissions to and financial assistance for law school.