Cohort Experience Application

Thank you for your interest in the González Pre-Law Academy ("GPLA")! We are very excited for our inaugural year. To be considered for the 2021-2022 GPLA cohort, please complete all sections of this application.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021

Important Note: Google Forms does not save your progress, so please know that you must complete the application in one sitting.

Section 1: Demographic Information

Section 2: Academic Information

Please be ready to upload a copy of your resume.

Section 3: Personal Essays

Please select and write two (2) total essays, one from Category A and one from Category B. Essays will be read in the order they appear. Any additional essays submitted will not be read.

Category A (250 words max.)

  • The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you AND what did you learn from the experience?
  • Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
  • Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

Category B (250 words max.)

  • What does going to law school mean for you?
  • Some scholars have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  • What makes a good lawyer a great lawyer?

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns, please email PreLawAG@ucdavis.edu