Programs and Activities
These programs are generously sponsored by Max Berger.
The Max Berger Pre-Law Fellows Program is an intensive law school preparatory program geared towards assisting and propelling high-potential Baruch College students to gain admission to the nation’s top law schools. Max Berger Pre-Law Fellows are chosen from Baruch College freshmen, sophomores and juniors who demonstrate a high-level of academic promise and desire to pursue a career in the legal profession.
- Active engagement in the exploration of law school and the legal field
- Guidance in creating a competitive candidate profile for successful law school admission – including individualized pre-law advising and student-attorney mentor matching
- Cultivation and refinement of academic and professional skills that will lead to continued undergraduate and graduate school success
The Fellows program begins in the fall of the student’s sophomore, junior or senior year and continues through their senior year and beyond. Upon acceptance to the program, students agree to meet the program guidelines and requirements (as the student’s schedule permits) which include, but are not limited to
- Participation in the Summer and Winter Institutes
- Meetings with an attorney mentor through Baruch’s Pre Law Mentorship Program
- Attendance at weekly Pre Law Society meetings during the academic semesters on Thursdays, 12-2:30pm
- Freshmen, sophomores and juniors currently enrolled at Baruch College
- Overall minimum GPA of 3.5 (applicants that do not meet the GPA criteria are still encouraged to apply)
- Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate involvement in clubs and organizations, leadership positions, volunteer work and community service
How to Apply
Deadline is April 23, 2020.
This week-long program, will be held during the week of January 6-10, 2020 and is geared towards preparing Baruch College students and alumni for the law school application cycle, the world of law school and beyond. Students and alumni will hone their writing logical reasoning and reading comprehension skills. There are visits to law schools and a local court, as well as panel presentations relevant to pre-law students. This program is free of charge.
Students currently enrolled at Baruch College and Baruch alumni.
How to Apply
Deadline is May 1, 2020.
The Max Berger Pre-Law Unpaid Internship Stipend Program provides financial assistance to current Baruch College undergraduate students who complete an unpaid legal internship with a public sector (i.e. government or non-profit) legal employer while encouraging them to develop their professional and educational goals through programs offered by the Max Berger Pre Law Program at Baruch College.
A legal internship provides valuable experience and is an important stepping stone to allowing an undergraduate student decide whether pursuing a graduate level legal education is the right choice for them. However, internships are often unpaid, which can be a significant hurdle for students who already are stretched financially. The Max Berger Pre-Law Unpaid Internship Stipend Program generously offers a $2,500 stipend to help students overcome the financial hurdle of an unpaid legal internship.
The Max Berger Pre Law Unpaid Internship Stipend Program focuses on legal careers, and the program supports students who want to pursue a legal internship in an effort to make smart career and educational choices.
Benefits of the Program
- $2,500 stipend for working in an unpaid legal internship in the government or public sector for a minimum of 20 hours a week for a total of at least 10 weeks during the fall, spring or summer
- An opportunity to gain legal experience at the college level
- Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors currently enrolled at Baruch College
- Open to undergraduates of any major with a preferred minimum 2.8 GPA and who have completed at least one full semester at Baruch College
- Student has secured an unpaid internship with a public sector legal employer (i.e. non-profit or gov’t employer) on his/her own
- The unpaid internship is for a minimum of 20 or more hours per week, for a total of 10 weeks during the fall, spring or summer
- Students receiving stipends from internship employers will also be considered and are encouraged to apply
- The selection process is competitive
- The program runs during the fall, spring and summer, from January – May for spring, June – August for summer internships and September – December for fall internships
- Student works for a minimum of 20 hours a week for a total of at least 10 weeks during the fall, spring or summer
- Student receives a $2,500 stipend that is paid out in one installment at the end of the internship
- The payment of $2,500 is paid upon receipt of a 1-2 page summary of his/her internship experience from the student, which is submitted at the end of each internship via e-mail to Tina Coco at the end of the internship
- Student will be required to attend an individual or group meeting with Tina Coco, Pre Law Advisor, at the end of the internship to debrief about the experience, submit a completed Internship Evaluation Form (completed by the Internship Supervisor) and a W-9 form
- Legislative and political science internships are not eligible for this stipend
How to Apply
Spring Deadline-12.13.2019, Summer Deadline-5.7.2020, Fall Deadline–9.3.2020.
The Max Berger Pre-Law LSAT Reimbursement Program provides financial assistance to current Baruch College undergraduate students and recent graduates (from the class of 2016+) that have taken a commercial LSAT preparation course. Preference will be given to students that have actively participated in Baruch’s pre-law programs and are not otherwise receiving ongoing institutional scholarship assistance and who have not previously been awarded this Reimbursement.
- Open to all majors
- Overall GPA of 3.0 or above
- Currently enrolled Baruch College undergraduate student or recent graduate from the class of 2016+
- Applicant must obtain an LSAT score of 158 or above after taking a commercial LSAT preparation course
- Applicant incurs expense and successfully completes LSAT preparation course and takes the LSAT exam within a 12 to 18 month period of such expense
Application Documentation Required
- Unofficial transcript reflecting current GPA (for current students) or GPA at graduation (for graduates)
- Print out from LSAC with LSAT score reflecting a score of 158 or above
- Receipt from LSAT preparation course noting date and price paid by applicant (i.e. credit card statement) and substantiating document supporting successful completion of course
- Release of LSAT scores and application information to Baruch Pre-Law Advisor when registering with the Law School Admissions Council and the Credential Assembly Service
- Complete Scholarship Reimbursement Application Form
- Once approved, completion of W-9 form (see Pre-Law Advisor)
How to Apply
Must be submitted within 60 days of receiving score from LSAC.