Due to the availability of varied availability of in-state tuition, public and private scholarships, state-based DREAM Act laws and a growing Plyler population, there has been an increasing number of undocumented students (known as “DREAMers,” “DREAM Act Students,” or “Plyler children after the Supreme Court Decision of Plyler v. Doe) applying for, being accepted to and successfully completing law school.
However, the process is not always straight forward or easy and undocumented students face a wide variety of obstacles. The most notable of these obstacles is the ability to be accepted to and being enrolled in law schools. There is no uniform policy for private and public law schools across the United States regarding their admission policies for undocumented immigrants. Some law schools accept undocumented students while some law schools require legal status for admission and enrollment.