The University of Dayton School of Law and nearby law firms Thompson Hine and Taft Stettinius & Hollister have selected the first students for their Flyer Legal Pathways Program, which provides full law school tuition, a $15,000 stipend for living expenses, mentors and summer clerkships, plus job opportunities at the sponsoring firms following graduation.

The program is a new approach to improving diversity in the legal profession by recruiting future lawyers from underserved and underrepresented groups before they enter law school, according to UD Law.