Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

What are the primary goals of the program?
Since its inception, the program has remained focused on three main goals: (1) to familiarize prospective law students with the application process and admissions requirements; (2) to provide participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in a demanding law school environment and learn the skills necessary to succeed in that environment; and (3) to expose the students to the variety of career opportunities afforded by the juris doctor degree.

Where can I get an application, and when can I apply?
The online application for the 2021 Summer Program will be available mid-January 2021. Applicants can submit all necessary documents online using this method. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on Friday, April 2, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

What must I include with my application?
In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a resume, a personal statement and a current transcript.

Must I submit all the required documents online, or can some pieces be sent separately?
To ensure a timely delivery, we strongly suggest that you submit all of your material together with your online application. The electronic application format allows you to upload a resume, personal statement and a current transcript. 

 

Eligibility

Who is eligible to participate in the program?
College students enrolled at two-and four-year institutions, in all majors and from all backgrounds, are invited to apply following their freshman year. Because one purpose of the program is to help students direct their remaining time in college to best prepare for law school, freshmen, sophomores and juniors are given preference in the admissions process.

If I am a senior in college, but will not graduate until fall 2021, am I eligible to participate?
Yes. The program is open to all students who will not have earned a bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the program.

Are you looking for anything specific with regard to the resume?
The resume is reviewed for a demonstrable interest in law, extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership abilities. Resumes are limited to two pages.

Are there any minimum requirements to participate, such as GPA or SAT/ACT scores?
Although there are no specific criteria for participation in the program, we evaluate each file to ultimately arrive at a diverse and outstanding group of students. Each applicant is evaluated based on his/her personal statement and resume, UGPA and transcript, and standardized test scores.

Do you require an official transcript, or will an unofficial one suffice?
While we prefer to receive an official transcript, we will accept an unofficial transcript from applicants. If you are providing an official transcript, it is best to request it from your school early so that there is ample time for it to be delivered.

Are admissions done on a rolling basis, and when will I be notified that I have been accepted into the program?
Applications are evaluated from January to April by the Admissions Committee as they are completed and received. All applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM on April 2, 2021. We inform applicants of our decisions by the end of April.
 

Selection Process

How many students will be selected to participate?
We will enroll 60 online participants in the 2021 summer program.

Are admissions done on a rolling basis, and when will I be notified that I have been accepted into the program?
Applications are evaluated from January to April by the Admissions Committee as they are completed and received. All applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM on April 2, 2021. We inform applicants of our decisions by the end of April.

 

Participation Requirements

Can I continue to work and/or take classes while participating in the summer program?
During the program, you may not be enrolled in summer classes or involved in outside work. You are expected to attend, and to participate in, all scheduled classes and activities. Students who miss more than three sessions without prior excuse will be dismissed from the program and will forfeit their stipend. Please keep in mind that there will be some occasional mandatory sessions in the evening hours.

Monday-Friday

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Classes/Workshops

 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

 

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Classes/Workshops

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