Harlan Scholars

Guaranteed Entrance to Law School

This program is designed for Kentucky and out-of-state high school students interested in a career in law. Scholars who participate in programming, maintain the designated GPA and obtain the designated LSAT score are automatically admitted to UofL's Brandeis School of Law after earning their bachelor's degree. Harlan Scholars can major in the academic area that best suits their interests. They enjoy benefits of the program and are able to:

  • Attend regular group meetings and go on field trips
  • Interact with law faculty and students
  • Sit in on law school classes

Requirements to Apply:

  • 24 ACT or 1160
  • 3.35 GPA
  • Once you apply for admission, you can apply for the Harlan Scholars Program. A complete application includes:
    • One essay (400 words or less) responding to the following prompt: Describe what being a lawyer means to you and why you have an interest in the legal profession. How would you use a law degree to promote change or justice in your community
    • Two academic letters of recommendation. The letter can be from either a high school teacher, counselor, principal or coach. It should address your potential for a career in law. Among other areas, an effective letter could discuss your character, your writing ability, critical problem-solving skills, or leadership skills.
    • Resume

All materials should be uploaded using the University of Louisville's online guaranteed entrance program application.

Application and materials due December 15.