The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) has been awarded the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Grant from the New York State Education Department for 2020-2025. This grant provides eligible minority and underserved students with additional academic preparation for professional school admissions.
Project Leadership, Achievement, and Work (LAW) is a fully online, synchronous 10-week program designed to prepare qualified underrepresented and economically disadvantaged individuals for entry to, and successful matriculation in, CUNY School of Law or other programs for aspiring public interest attorneys in New York State. CSTEP Project LAW also aims to instill in program participants, through an emphasis on labor law, the four principles of social justice: equity, access, civic participation, and human rights.
Participants will receive “face-to-face” digital instruction with curriculum created specifically for Project LAW on a weekly/bi-weekly basis throughout a 10-week learning experience in either the summer, fall, or spring. By the end of the program, students will be familiar with the basics of the law profession, law study, and the process of applying to law school. Additional writing support is provided to participants as needed by a program tutor assigned to Project LAW, including review of admissions application statements and essays.