Cohort Program


The Cohort Program is a year-long test preparation and admissions support program designed for current-cycle law school applicants. Through its law school faculty and staff, law student and alumni mentors, and organizational partners, the Texas Law community will walk alongside cohort members through LSAT preparation and the entire law school admissions process. Cohort programming will include LSAT instruction, admissions coaching, law student and alumni mentoring, workshops presented by law school faculty and staff, and networking opportunities with practicing attorneys.

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Applications to participate in the 2024-2025 Gamma Cohort are now closed.

Applications will be reviewed and accepted participants will be notified of their status by April 15, 2024.

Application Requirements

1. Submit online application form, including a single PDF file containing your personal statement, resume, and undergraduate transcript.

  • Personal Statement: Your personal statement should describe your motivations for pursuing a legal education and how the Cohort Program will help you achieve your professional goals. You may also use this statement to discuss any academic, economic, social, and/or personal challenges you have encountered on your journey to law school. Your personal statement may not exceed two (2) double-spaced pages.
  • Resume: Your resume may not exceed two (2) pages.
  • Undergraduate Transcript: You may submit an unofficial transcript.

2. Letter of Recommendation: One letter of recommendation (LOR) is required to complete your application. Recommendations from professors or work supervisors are preferred. Please instruct your recommender to email the LOR directly to before the application deadline.


To be eligible for the Cohort Program, an applicant must:

  • Be a first-generation college student or socioeconomically disadvantaged;
  • Be a college student or graduate who will apply to law school during the 2024-2025 admissions cycle (for the Fall 2025 entering class);
  • Possess a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; and
  • Reside in Texas for the duration of the cohort year (May 2024 – April 2025).

Full-Tuition Scholarships and Fee Waivers

All cohort members will receive application and CAS Report fee waivers to apply to Texas Law. Individuals who successfully complete the Cohort Program and are admitted to Texas Law will be eligible for full-tuition scholarships designated specifically for Cohort participants. Up to five full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to cohort members who join Texas Law’s Fall 2025 entering class.


The Cohort Program consists of four (4) weekend academies that take place in-person at Texas Law over the course of the one-year program and an LSAT preparation course that will take place online over the summer. The weekend academies and LSAT preparation course are a mandatory component of the program.

Additional services and opportunities may be available including: virtual drop-in hours, mentor program, 1L class observation, and virtual coaching appointments.

LSAT Prep Course Schedule

The online LSAT preparation course will include 72 hours of live instruction, three proctored practice exams, instructor-facilitated study groups, office hours, and more. The instruction sessions are tentatively scheduled to run from May to August on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The proctored exams, study group sessions, and office hours will take place on select Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The course will prepare cohort participants for the September 2024 LSAT administration.

Weekend Academy Schedule

The in-person weekend academies will include community building, mentoring, networking, admissions coaching, and presentations and workshops on law school admissions and the law school experience. Weekend academies will also provide an opportunity for Cohort members to reflect on the admissions cycle and develop relationships with one another.

The weekend academies are tentatively set to take place on one Saturday during the following months: May, September, January, and April. Cohort participants must be available to attend all weekend academies. Travel stipends to attend the weekend academies will be available to cohort members who reside more than 100 miles (one way) from the UT Austin campus.

2024-2025 Gamma Cohort Program Schedule

All accepted participants are required to fully participate in the year-long program. In addition to the dates listed below, participants will have assignments to submit including, but may not be limited to: Law School Inventory; Summer, Fall, and Spring Action Plans; Essay Outlines; and Admissions Updates. Participants will have Coaching Appointments available to further assist them in their law school application journey. These appointments will take place in the Summer, Fall, and Spring.

May 18, 2024 (IN-PERSON): First Cohort Academy (Focus: Orientation; LSAT Preparation; Networking; Mindset; Kickoff Reception)

May 20-August 8, 2024 (VIRTUAL): LSAT Preparation Course Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 7Sage Office hours on Thursdays – time is TBD.

September 27, 2024 (IN-PERSON, Optional): 1L Class Observation Day. All participants will be required to attend a 1L Class Observation at a school of their choice. This date will be the one offered by the Pipeline Program at Texas Law.

September 28, 2024 (IN-PERSON): Second Cohort Academy (Focus: Application Materials; Selecting Schools; Mentoring; Admissions Coaching)

October 25, 2024 (VIRTUAL): Virtual Cohort Academy (Focus: TBA)

January 25, 2025 (IN-PERSON): Third Cohort Academy (Focus: Career Exploration; Law School Preparation; Mentoring; Admissions Coaching)

February 21, 2025 (VIRTUAL): Virtual Cohort Academy (Focus: TBA)

April 12, 2025 (IN-PERSON): Fourth Cohort Academy & Cohort Graduation (Focus: Law School Preparation; Belonging; Mentoring; Cohort Graduation; Closing Reception)

April 26, 2025 (IN-PERSON, Alternate Date): Fourth Cohort Academy & Cohort Graduation (Focus: Law School Preparation; Belonging; Mentoring; Cohort Graduation; Closing Reception)

2024-2025 Gamma Cohort Important Dates

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024: Cohort Program application window opens
  • Sunday, March 17, 2024: Cohort Program application window closes at 11:59 pm CT
  • Monday, April 15, 2024: Applicants will be notified of application status
  • Friday, April 19, 2024: Deadline for awardees to accept a seat in the Cohort Program by 2:00 pm CT
  • May 18, 2024: First Cohort Academy
  • May 20, 2024: LSAT preparation course begins
  • August 8, 2024: LSAT preparation course ends
  • September 28, 2024: Second Cohort Academy
  • October 25, 2024: Virtual Cohort Academy
  • January 25, 2025: Third Cohort Academy
  • February 21, 2025: Virtual Cohort Academy
  • April 12, 2025: Fourth Cohort Academy & Cohort Graduation
  • April 26, 2025 (Alternate Date): Fourth Cohort Academy & Cohort Graduation