Building the Next Generation of Leaders
ASU Law’s Advance Program will produce the next generation of legal leaders. In furtherance of ASU’s Charter, the Advance Program seeks to foster an inclusive community in the College of Law, particularly for first-generation students, students of color, and students who have overcome adversity. This year-long program brings together a cohort of students with diverse backgrounds who can offer different perspectives—racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity.
Admitted students selected for the program will participate in a three-day, pre-orientation workshop focused on law school success strategies. The workshop also will provide Advance students with early opportunities to interact with ASU Law faculty and staff, current students, ASU Law alumni, and members of the Arizona legal community. The program continues throughout the students’ first year of law school, offering events and programming open only to the Advance cohort.
Each Advance Program participant will also be paired with an attorney mentor and a 2L/3L student mentor. This network from within the law school community and beyond are firmly committed to helping our students realize their professional goals.