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Applying to Law School

The Alumni Department strives to keep corps members and alumni aware of opportunities to help reduce the cost of higher education.  Below you will find a list of law schools that waive the application fee for current AmeriCorps members and/or alumni, as well as schools that offer scholarships to City Year graduates.

For more information about these schools, please follow the link to their website below.  If there is a school not on this list that you know offers application fee waivers to AmeriCorps members or graduates, please contact us at alumni@cityyear.org.

Note: Many schools require you to submit "proof of service" along with an application fee waiver request form (provided by the school).  Please direct verification of service requests to alumni@cityyear.org.

Click here to view a two page overview of City Year Alumni going on to Law School.

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Before applying to law school, visit the Law School Admission Council. Here you'll learn about the admissions process and ways to ease the law school selection experience.  Click here to learn more about LSAC's fee waiver eligibility.


Scholarships or awards available to City Year alumni


 

Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law

Northeastern University School of Law

Seattle University School of Law

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Benefits include $3,000 Community Service Stipend for first year students who served with AmeriCorps or other service programs including City Year. Letter verifying service must be submitted.
  • Learn more about this opportunity

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Benefits include application fee waiver, deferrals for current corps members, and a minimum $3,500 per year scholarship to City Year alumni.
  • The Law School's commitment to public service includes initiatives such as the Leadership in Public Service program as well as initiatives and activities of the Clinical Law Program
  • Learn more about the school.

University of Michigan Law School

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law


Application Fee Waivers


 

Baylor Law School


Boston University School of Law

  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Application fee waiver for current AmeriCorps members ONLY
  • How it works:  The school will grant fee waivers to applicants, upon request, who are currently in public service programs such as Teach for America, Peace Corps, and Americorps/VISTA. Please e-mail bulawadm@bu.edu with a letter verifying your participation.
  • Learn more about this school's application process

Cornell University Law School   

  • Location: Ithaca, NY
  • Benefits include application fee waiver and deferral for City Year members who continue their service for a second year.
  • How app fee waiver works: If you are a current or past member, email a copy of your participation letter along with LSAC number to jdadmissions@cornell.edu and a fee waiver will be processed for you.
  • How deferral requests work:  If you are accepted to serve with City Year for first or second year of service, please contact the admissions office by email to request a deferral by stated deadline.
  • Learn more about this partner


Florida State University College of Law    
            

Temple University Beasley School of Law

  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Application fee waiver for current AmeriCorps members and alumni
  • How it works: Applicants seeking a fee waiver should submit a request via email to lawadmis@temple.edu. Please include your contact information number, LSAC number and dates of service.

Tulane Law School

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • Application fee waiver for current AmeriCorps members ONLY
  • How it works:  A limited number of application fee waivers are available to applicants who are current participants in public service programs (i.e., Peace Corps, Teach for America, AmeriCorps, etc.).  Please submit the Fee Waiver Request Form with proof of program participation to the Admissions Office.  This must be submitted no later than January of the application year. Applicants who do not receive an LSAC waiver or who miss the deadline must pay the fee.
  • Learn more about this school's application process

University of Houston Law Center                

University of Michigan Law School

  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • How it works: Application fee waivers are offered to Teach for America alumni with proof of participation, as well as for applicants with a competitive academic record, and applicants with a demonstrated financial need. Individual applicants are encouraged to inquire to see if they can qualify.
  • Learn more about this school’s application process.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
  • Application fee waiver for current AmeriCorps members AND AmeriCorps alumni
  • How it works:  Alumni of Americorps, Teach for America and Peace Corps should submit proof of service with your application and a request to waive the fee, and your fee will be waived.  NOTE: Applications for fee waiver must be submitted with an application for admission or they will not be processed.  Application for Fee Waiver
  • Learn more about this school's application process

University of South Carolina School of Law                

  • Location: Columbia, SC               
  • How it works: Any prospective student who is serving or has served in the Peace Corps, Teach for America, Americorps/VISTA, City Year, or any established public service program will be granted a fee waiver upon request. Please contact the Office of Admissions at usclaw@law.sc.edu.
  • Learn more about this school’s application process.

University of Virginia School of Law

  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Application fee waiver for current AmeriCorps members ONLY
  • How it works:  Applicants serving in an established public service commitment such as Teach for America, the Peace Corps, Americorps/VISTA, City Year, or in a Truman Public Service Fellowship, will have the application fee waived.  E-mail us at lawadmit@virginia.edu for a fee waiver.
  • Learn more about this school's application process

University of Washington School of Law

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Benefits include application fee waiver and deferral for City Year members accepted to serve or continuing their service
  • How app fee waiver works: Applicants can request a fee waiver by emailing lawadm@uw.edu
  • How deferral requests work: If you are accepted to serve with City Year for a first or second year of service, please contact the admissions office by email at lawadm@uw.edu to request a deferral by stated deadline
  • Learn more about this partner

Vanderbilt Law School

Washburn University School of Law

William & Mary Law School

  • Location: Williamsburg, VA
  • Application fee waiver for current AmeriCorps members AND AmeriCorps alumni
  • How it works:  William & Mary waives the application fee for applicants who have honorably served or are currently serving in the United States military or has served or will serve a full term in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps or Teach for America. Please email lawadm@wm.edu and designate which category applies to you to request a fee waiver.
  • Learn more about this school's application process

 

 


Note: All admissions decisions are made by the educational institutions. Corps members and alumni interested in these waivers must complete the full application process and follow the steps outlined for the institutions listed above. 


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