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King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP)

Established in 2001, the King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP) is a unique initiative that helps college students from underrepresented communities prepare for the law school admissions process.  In addition to providing mentoring and pre-law advising during the school year, the program hosts eligible college juniors and seniors for a series of weekend sessions in which students gain valuable knowledge about the law school admission process, learn writing, analytical, and logical reasoning skills, develop study techniques for taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and explore career paths available to law school graduates.  

Among KHOP program alumni, ninety-nine percent have graduated from a four-year institution. Forty-one percent are enrolled or have graduated from a law program.  In 2014, the King Hall Outreach Program received the California State Bar Education Pipeline Award for its important role in diversifying the legal profession and in 2016 the American Bar Association Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline awarded the program its prestigious Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award For Excellence in Pipeline Diversity. The Alexander Award recognizes organizations that demonstrate success working along the educational pipeline in a collaborative approach involving more than one segment of the continuum from preschool to high school to college to law school to the practice.

The King Hall Outreach Program consists of KHOP Winter Session (held in January/February) and KHOP Summer Session (held in July/August).

Questions regarding the application or program should be directed to King Hall Outreach Program staff by email outreach@law.ucdavis.edu or by phone 530-752-6477.

Program Dates and Application

2017 KHOP Winter Session - The application for the 2017 Winter Session is now available. The 2017 KHOP Winter Session will be held on January 28, February 4, February 11, and February 18.

2017 KHOP Summer Session - The application for the 2017 KHOP Summer Session will be available in Spring 2017. Please click HERE to learn more and to download a past version of the application.

KHOP Alumni Success!

The King Hall Outreach Program now has over 300 program alumni. KHOP alumni have now graduated from or currently attend the following law schools:

  • UC Davis School of Law
  • UC Berkeley School of Law
  • UC Hastings College of Law
  • UCLA School of Law
  • American University School of Law
  • Boston College Law School
  • Boston University
  • Cal Northern School of Law
  • California Western School of Law
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • Columbia University School of Law
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University School of Law
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • University of Montana School of Law
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law
  • Northwestern University
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • University of Washington
  • Western State University College of Law
  • Whittier Law School

We also proudly count among our success stories KHOP alumni who decide to pursue graduate degrees. KHOP have now graduated from or are currently enrolled in graduate programs at the following institutions:

  • UC Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • Boston College
  • CSU East Bay
  • CSU Northridge
  • CSU Sacramento
  • CSU San Jose
  • CSU Stanislaus
  • CSU San Francisco
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • The George Washington University
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • John Hopkins University
  • Lesley University (Massachusetts)
  • Mills College
  • University of New Mexico
  • Princeton University
  • University of Southern California
  • Yale University

Testimonials

"The [King Hall Outreach Program] has been unbelievably helpful. I can't believe how much I was able to learn in just four Saturdays. This UCDSOL program is an essential resource for gaining a massively helpful jump start on the law school application process. The presentations covered all of the basics and familiarized me with every step I need to take in order to get into law school. [The program] has shown me that I am completely capable of getting into law school and it provided me with the essential information to gain this mind-set. In addition, the staff and many speakers are friendly, approachable, and extremely informative! Thank you so much!" - John W., Outreach Alum, UC Berkeley School of Law - Boalt Hall

"Being part of this program made me more aware of the type of academics required to do well in law school. I have realized anyone can go to law school, but I need certain skills to be able to do well. Furthermore, the program reinforced my decision to want to go to law school. The program has made me think about where do I want to be in six years or ten years from now, and I wan to be working in a firm. The program has motivated me to study hard for the LSAT and do really well once in law school." - Raja H., Outreach Alum, University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

Questions?

Though most questions regarding KHOP can be answered by phone or email, feel free to stop by the Office of Admission and Financial Aid in King Hall located on the first floor of the School of Law (King Hall) to learn more in person. To ensure a staff member is available to speak with you, please call us at (530) 752-6477 or email us in advance at outreach@law.ucdavis.edu.