Why is this important?
Of the over 7,000 Barrett students pursuing their undergraduate degrees at ASU, a large portion of them are looking to further their education in the legal field by pursuing law school after graduation. Barrett students dream big and set high goals for themselves, but achieving those dreams can become difficult when the financial barriers to pursue law school are so extensive.
What are the costs?
As you can see on the right side, there are extensive costs associated with taking the required entrance exam for law school, that not every Barrett student can afford. There is a direct correlation between the amount of preparation put into the LSAT and the amount of financial support received for law school. By supporting Barrett students in their preparation for the LSAT exam, you can directly impact their likelihood to receive scholarships for law school and other financial benefits that will impact the rest of their lives.
What is our goal?
Our goal is to assist Barrett students with their chance of pursuing law school by limiting their financial barriers, by raising funds for LSAT prep materials and entrance exam fees. ASU is valued not by whom we exclude, but by whom we include. Please help us make the law school admissions process easier for honors students by limiting financial hurdles, in order to help every student achieve their post-graduate dreams.
What are our students saying?
“I am preparing to attend law school because I value the stability law provides, and I want to be able to use the legal system to pursue lasting and meaningful change. An important part of my journey is receiving a high LSAT score - it is crucial to getting accepted to the best law schools. This makes exam preparation vitally important, but even just taking the exam, let alone purchasing the study materials, is incredibly expensive. Students should not have to jeopardize their law school future because they cannot afford to prepare and take the exam. Your help can ensure that we have the tools we need to put the skills we have learned at Barrett to use and achieve our great potential in law school.”
- Allison Sluga, Barrett Junior preparing to take the LSAT
"In my college career, I have studied systemic issues. I could have chosen to continue studying these issues after college, but I realized I wanted to do more than study. I needed to be actively helping people— and the best way for me to do that is with a law degree. With a law degree, I can help people navigate a confusing judicial system. I can use my public speaking skills to represent them well in court. I can create change one person at a time. Luckily, I was able to afford an LSAT class, but I had to work and go to school while I was studying to afford it. If I didn’t have to work, I would have more time to focus on just doing well. For many of my peers, it’s harder. They cannot afford an LSAT class, or end up taking a less effective course because it’s all they can afford. Let's make a change, so this does not have to happen."
- Rachel Caldwell, Barrett Junior preparing for Law School