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Welcome to MABL Law School Pathways

We are a pioneering initiative in Minnesota aimed at preparing Black students for success in law school and the legal profession.

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Why Choose MABL Pathways?

Rigorous LSAT Preparation

Our LSAT preparation program is designed to give you the tools you need to succeed on test day. We offer personalized coaching, practice tests, and access to study materials.

Academic Mentoring

Our academic mentors provide one-on-one support to help you navigate the challenges of law school. They offer guidance on course selection, exam preparation, and career planning.

Career Counseling

Even after the MABL Pathways Scholars graduate from law school, they will still be supported by the Program. We help with career advice, as well development of the skills necessary to excel in the legal profession.

About MABL Pathways

Empowering Black Students in Minnesota for Success in the Legal Profession

The MABL Law School Pathways Program is the first program of its kind in Minnesota designed to prepare Black Minnesota students to gain not only
admittance to law school but also to be able to excel and thrive in law school and become the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. The Program provides extensive LSAT preparation, one-on-one academic mentoring, individual “whole life” wellbeing support, and career counseling.

Martin Luther King Jr.

“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back."

Dr. Mae Jemison

"Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations."

Cynthia Cowan

“Never believe you are better than anyone else but always believe you can be anyone’s equal.”

Important Dates

Applications** are open until

April 29, 2024

May 29, 2024

Program Ends

August 2, 2024

Program Starts

The Application

Application* requires the following: 


Your resume

Your answers to two application essay questions

School transcripts (official or unofficial)

A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or an instructor


*Must be a Black resident in the State of Minnesota to apply

** Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

“What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise.”

Barbara Jordan

The first African American woman in the Texas Senate

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