The College of Law’s Orange Advance program is an enrollment partnership with three HBCU institutions that are part of the Atlanta University Center: Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College. Orange Advance provides interested students at the three schools with pre-law programming across their four years of undergraduate education, as well as connections with Syracuse College of Law alumni for networking, mentoring, and internships. Orange Advance students will be exposed to hot topics in law, training in skills necessary to succeed in law school, exploration of the many potential career paths available to law graduates, and a capstone, week-long Summer Residency visit to the Syracuse University campus and the College of Law.
Qualified Orange Advance students may also accelerate their education by completing the coursework required for the undergraduate major in three years and finishing their degree with the coursework required in their first year of law school at Syracuse. This enables them to complete their undergraduate and legal education in six years, rather than seven.
“This is one of the ways we can address the legal profession’s need for more diversity among the ranks of lawyers,” says Dean Craig M. Boise. “This program also includes sessions and workshops that assist students in navigating the law school admissions process.”
Program Manager Trinity Curtis