Law Experience and Advising Program (LEAP)

LEAP 2023 will take place over spring break, MARCH 13 – MARCH 16

The 2023 application is open now! Click here to apply. The deadline to apply is January 27th.

What Is LEAP?

The Spring Break Law Experience and Advising Program (LEAP) is a four-day immersion program coordinated by the UW-Madison Center for Pre-Law Advising (CPLA) in collaboration with SuccessWorks in the College of Letters & Science and other campus-community partners. LEAP is designed to help undergraduate students explore their interest in pursuing a career in law. Apply for this FREE program and learn more about law school, what it means to work as an attorney, and broader career opportunities!

LEAP includes extensive advising support as well as programming like trips to local law firms and courts, visits to UW Law School and Marquette Law School, and networking opportunities with area professionals, UW alumni, and UW staff. Participants will learn from practicing attorneys and policy professionals, law students, UW career advisors, and others, about different types of law, career development, the law school application process, and how to determine whether becoming a lawyer is the right path for you. One of the goals of LEAP is to help broaden student awareness of career paths, including and beyond law school, that may help them reach their professional goals.

SELECTIONS CONSIDERATIONS: The program is designed to not only expose students to the practice of law and help them prepare to apply to law school in the future but also to increase equity and diversity in the legal field.

  • Participants must be current UW-Madison undergraduates with an interest in exploring law.
  • Priority will be given to undergraduates who come from communities and populations that are historically excluded within the field of law, including BIPOC students, LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, first-generation students, and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who will significantly benefit from gaining more exposure to law fields and building-related professional networks.
  • Participants should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, but exceptions may be granted based on extenuating circumstances or upward grade trends.

Questions? Please contact Carley Gomez, at cmgomez3@wisc.edu.