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leap (legal equality and access program) by encova

Applications for the 2025 LEAP by Encova

Program will open in February.

Sponsored by Encova Insurance

Presented by Capital University Law School and

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Diverse group of university students


LEAP by Encova is an innovative new program, generously ​sponsored by Encova Insurance, and presented through the ​joint efforts of Capital University Law School and The Ohio ​State University Moritz College of Law.

This program is designed to introduce aspiring lawyers to ​the law school application process, the law school ​atmosphere, and the Columbus legal community - all while ​inviting a more diverse perspective to the legal field. ​Participants can look forward to an inspiring and intensive ​introduction to the law.

2025 program dates will be announced in early Fall 2024. ​Please come back and check here shortly! All programming ​will be conducted in-person and is FREE for all participants.

This program is designed for those interested in applying to ​law school in the next two years. If you are going to be a Fall ​2024 entering law student at any law school, please do not ​apply. Your law school will host summer programming ​designed for incoming law students.

Applications will open in ​febr​uary 2025.

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application help

We'll prepare you to begin the law school application process and complete it with confidence.

benefits of the program

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legal topics

Ever wondered what it would feel like to be in a law school classroom? We'll show you!

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We'll teach you best networking practices, and then connect you to the legal community!


All LEAP Programming is FREE!

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career advice

We'll introduce you to available legal career paths and how best to help you succeed.

you can anticipate a robust 2.5 days of programming.

participants should plan to attend all portions of the in-person program.

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participant requirements

For program eligibility, participants must:

  • Provide their own accommodations. We are happy to ​welcome students from outside the Columbus area, ​but cannot provide housing at this time.

  • Be available to attend all sessions of the program. Fall ​2025 dates will be announced in early Fall 2024.

  • Complete the application by April 15th.

  • Have an interest in attending law school.

  • Be, at minimum, a current college junior.

  • NOT be a law student in Fall 2024.


When is the application deadline?

  • Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2025.

When will I receive an admission decision?

  • Decisions will be made and communicated to applicants, via ​email, by early May.

Where will the program be held?

  • The program will be held at both The Ohio State University Moritz ​College of Law and Capital University Law School. Both are ​located in Columbus, Ohio.

What time commitment should I expect?

  • Please be prepared for an intensive 2.5 days. We have a lot of ​subjects to cover! Wednesday and Thursday will require in-​person attendance from 9am - 4pm. A breakfast and lunch will be ​provided. Friday's programming will begin at 9am and finish with ​a final, celebratory lunch.

Is the program free?

  • Yes! There will be no cost to participate in the program.
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Do you have any questions?

Please feel free to reach out to any member of the program team, listed to the right.

kathy northern

assoc. dean for diversity and inclusion, moritz college of law

greg roseboro

asst. dean for admissions, financial aid, and diversity initiatives,

moritz college of law

Shaneece Green

Diversity initiatives coordinator, capital university school of law

emma schulze

asst. dean of admissions,

capital university school of law

bren sutter

asst. dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion,

capital university school of law