Chicago Law Firm Helps Black Students Navigate and Succeed in the Law School Admission Process

Sidley Austin LLP, a Chicago-based law firm, has established the Sidley Prelaw Scholars program in an effort to bring greater racial diversity to the legal profession. Under the program black and other minority students enrolled in a prelaw curriculum at colleges and universities throughout the United States are awarded up to $2,500 for a course to prepare them to take the Law School Admission Test, as well as registration fees for taking the LSAT, and application fees for up to seven law schools. In addition, each scholar receives a $2,500 scholarship for his or her senior year in college.

The law firm recently announced its first group of 23 Sidley Prelaw Scholars. The awards will be made annually.