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Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students

The Ronald H. Brown Prep Program 2017 is currently in session. If you are interested in applying for the summer of 2018, please check back in October for more information.

Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students furthers the Ron Brown Center’s mission of engaging in legal studies, research, and outreach on issues affecting the lives of disadvantaged and underrepresented people; increasing racial and socioeconomic diversity in the legal profession; and educating law students to be leaders on issues of racial, economic, and social justice. To help raise the number of diverse, disadvantaged students in law schools, the Ron Brown Prep Program identifies these students in their college years and offers them early exposure to the study and practice of law.

The Ron Brown Prep Program prepares students for the challenges of law school and for the law school application process. Participants gain an edge in courses taught by Law School faculty; through internships with judges and lawyers; in a customized LSAT prep course; and with advising on all aspects of the admission process.

Ron Brown Prep Program I (June 2017 – July 2017)

This program starts with an engaging curriculum taught entirely by law faculty helping students develop skills in legal writing, trial advocacy, legal research, and negotiation. Students do rigorous reading and writing assignments and take a mock law school final exam. They then intern with judges or lawyers in a variety of practice settings. 

Ron Brown Prep Program II (June 2017 – July 2017)

Students have on-site, in-person LSAT classes and diagnostics, learn in depth about the law school admission process, and work with professionals on their essays and resumes. After the on-site program ends, students continue with a proven online LSAT training program, take the October LSAT and return for a Diversity Admissions Fair at St. John’s Law in November.

Ron Brown Prep Program Foundations (June 2017 – July 2017)

This program is designed for any student who will have completed their college freshmen year by the end of May 2017.  It features a unique three week academic and professionalism course that is taught by expert faculty and focuses on critical reading, writing and thinking skills as well as professionalism skills such as time management and speaking up.  For the remaining five weeks, students are matched to New York State judicial internships where they work closely with a judge, lawyers and litigants.

Learn more about how to apply online.

Contact us

Elaine M. Chiu
Professor of Law &
Director, Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights & Ron Brown Prep Program

St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway | Queens, NY | 11439
Phone: 718 990-2492 | Fax: 718 990-8300
chiue1@​stjohns.edu | www.stjohns.edu/law

Iris M. Diaz
Program Coordinator

St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway | Queens, NY | 11439
Phone: 718 990-2492 | Fax: 718 990-8300
diazi@stjohns.edu | www.stjohns.edu/law