APEX Summer Program Achieving Potential and Excellence at W&L Law

Date: June 4-7, 2024
Cost: Free

Application Opens March 22, 2024
Application Deadline: May 8, 2024


  • Increase the representation of diverse voices within the legal profession, including individuals from underrepresented racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and other backgrounds.

About the Program

Are you thinking about going to law school? Are you choosing between law and another graduate program? Do you need more information about law school admission, the LSAT, law school classes or legal career paths? Would you like to network with a group of your peers who are also interested in studying law? Join Washington and Lee's inaugural APEX program, a FREE, four-day virtual program that will jump start your law school admissions preparation.

The purpose of APEX is to increase underrepresented college students' access to legal education and law school by providing instruction surrounding the law school admissions process, LSAT preparation, law school classes, and legal career opportunities for JD.s. Undergraduate students regardless of undergraduate school, major, or state of residence may apply. College sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are members of groups underrepresented in the practice of law are encouraged to apply.

The APEX program includes:

  • Information about the application and admissions process
  • How to write a personal statement
  • Information on how to pay for law school
  • Mock Law classes
  • Student panels
  • Professional panels, such as how to navigate the professional world as a person of color and understanding JD advantage careers
  • FREE LSAT prep class that includes materials, and more.

Participants of APEX who successfully complete the program and are admitted to W&L Law within 4 years of participating in the program will receive a $10,000 scholarship.

Application Requirements

  • Transcripts (An unofficial or advising transcript is accepted)
  • A Resume
  • 1 page statement of interest (Why do you want to go to law school and how will this program help you achieve your goals?)

Apply Here