Build a Bridge, Build an Opportunity

We bridge your path to law school through funding and mentorship

Eliminating the biggest barrier to entry for black students who are pursuing an education and a career in the legal profession.

Welcome to the JD Bridges Foundation

We exist to promote the pursuit of legal education for Black students in Canada.

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No one should be deterred from pursuing a legal education due to an inability to afford the law school application process. The JD Bridges Foundation aims to bridge the gap for prospective Black applicants who have an interest in law but may be uncertain about applying to law school due to financial need.

Financial Support

The JD Bridges Bursary is a program that will fund critical aspects of the law school application process.

Mentorship

Recipients will be paired with a mentor who will guide them in their preparation, and answers any questions.

Group portrait of sincere young african american employees managers posing in modern workplace, successful motivated mixed race teammates in formal wear looking at camera, corporate career concept.
Financial Support

The JD Bridges Bursary is a program that will fund critical aspects of the law school application process.

Mentorship

Recipients will be paired with a mentor who will guide them in their preparation, and answers any questions.

JD Bridges Bursary Program

We won’t let the high cost of applying stop you!

The 2022 JD Bridges Bursary includes the following components and is valued at approximately $2,500.00!

For recipients of the 2022 JD Bridges Bursary, the JD Bridges Foundation will…

Purchase for the bursary recipient:
1. (1) law school admission test (LSAT) (not applicable to those only applying to French common law programs)
2. (1) LSAT prep course (The Princeton Review LSAT fundamentals)
          30 hours of virtual class prep with an expert instructor
          Online lessons to help reinforce your in-class prep
          4 practice tests (to be self-proctored at home)
          Online score reports with detailed explanations
         150+ hours of additional videos and online content
          One-year subscription to the official LSAT Prep Plus package – 60+ full Official LSAT PrepTests™
3. (1) LSAT study materials (The PowerScore 2022 LSAT Trilogy Practice Pack)

Provide a cheque to the bursary recipient of up to $600 to cover the cost of:
4. (1) OLSAS fee (for those applying to Ontario law schools)
5. A minimum of 3 university application fees
6. A minimum of 3 official transcript fees

Connect the bursary recipient with:
7. One (1) personal statement mentor

Start Your Application

You belong at law school.
We're here to help you get there.

Application Deadline: April 23, 2022
Contact Us

Get in touch

We’re here to answer your questions and offer you support. Reach out to us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

EMAIL

info@jdbridges.ca

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