Thank you for your interest in Trials. We welcome applications from college students and graduates across the nation.
Our application asks you to frame your academic credentials in the context of your personal circumstances by inviting you to share information about your college transcript, your extracurricular and work activities, your parents or guardians and family, and the experiences that have led you to consider a legal education.
The first step is to open a candidate file by supplying some basic information in Part I of the online application––contact information, your most recent school attended, and your undergraduate GPA to date. We encourage you to submit Part I as soon as possible.
Upon receipt and approval of Part I, a Trials representative will contact you with directions for accessing Part II. In Part II, we request additional academic and biographical data.
We will also ask you to submit a 2-page personal statement. The personal statement is your opportunity to share information that has not appeared elsewhere on the application––information that you think we should know when making an admissions decision. You may want to use this space to tell us why you’re interested in attending law school, to explain an inconsistency in your academic record, or to describe your professional goals. Whatever you decide to write about, we hope your statement will help us achieve a fuller understanding of who you are and why you want to attend Trials.
The deadline for applying to the 2013 Trials session is January 15, 2013. Applicants will be notified of a decision by April 15th.
After reviewing applications, we will contact final round applicants for personal interviews. Interviews are conducted over the phone by representatives of Harvard Law School, NYU Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation who are involved with the Trials program. The purpose of the interview is to allow us to address any questions about your application we may have and to make sure you understand and are committed to the Trials program.
You will receive a decision by April 15th of the year for which you are applying. If you have any questions along the way, please contact us.
We look forward to receiving your application.