Law Student Initiative Program

The law student engagement committee works to encourage more Black law students to become public defenders.

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JD Students

We encourage JD students to join our committee

LLM Students

We encourage LLM students to join our committee

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Black Students

We encourage Black students to join our committee

One of BPDA’s central goals is to create resources that ensure that Black law students are able to access and succeed in public defense as a profession for the empowerment of marginalized communities. Through the Law School Initiative Program, BPDA is creating a pipeline of programs for future law students and help current law students develop the skills and knowledge needed to access future public defense opportunities and manage student debt. The BPDA Law School Initiative includes the following components: 



  • Law Student Summer Fellowship Program
  • Law Student Mentorship Program
  • Law Student Training Program
  • Black Undergraduate Student program

Featured Program

Law Student Summer Fellowship Program

Law Student Mentorship Program

Law Student Training Program

Black Undergraduate Student program