Pre-Law Summer Institute

Dates & Deadlines for In-Person Summer 2024


  • Application must be received by Friday, March 15, 2024. Applicants who miss the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Registration – May 29 – May 30, 2024
  • Mandatory Orientation – May 31, 2024
  • Classes Begin – June 3, 2024
  • Final Exams – July 19, 22-23, 2024
  • Appellate Arguments – July 25 – 26, 2024
  • Graduation Banquet – Friday, July 26, 2024


Because the PLSI is funded on a year-to-year basis, the dates and deadlines given are contingent on money being available for the program.

Application Details

You must complete the online application and submit all required documents by the deadline of Friday, March 15, 2024However, if your application is completed by February 16, we will communicate with you by March 18, 2024.  We will make all admission decisions by April 22, 2024. Please gather all of your application information and documentation prior to submitting. See below for a list of these materials.  The portal will open on January 16, 2024Apply early!




    Will be submitted as files, acceptable forms are pdf and docx

    • of of membership in a federally-recognized tribe. If you are not enrolled, but have a quantum of ¼ or more or are a first descendant of a member, please provide that documentation, along with an explanation of why you are not enrolled.  First descendants should be prepared to submit a copy of the parent’s proof of membership and a birth certificate.  
    • Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB). (If your proof of membership indicates your blood quantum, we do not need a separate CDIB).
    • omplete and ready for review.
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation. Letters should be written by professors familiar with your college work. If you have been out of school for more than two years, your letters should be written by people familiar with your performance in the work place. We prefer to see the letters submitted with your law school applications.  If your recommenders prefer to send letters directly to PLSI, please have them forward letters to