Summer Pre-Law Program
The Law Center starts building the foundation knowledge and understanding of the structure and content of the legal system, law school pedagogy, and learning theory through its four week Summer Pre-Law Program. Through instruction in three substantive courses (Torts, Contracts, and Basic Civil Procedure), students are introduced to legal skills, emphasizing legal writing and legal analysis through a skills orientation component of the program. Participation is selective. Because most students welcome any assistance offered to help them succeed in law school, students do not object to being invited to attend the summer program. Every indication is that students who complete the pre-law program are considerably more confident, perhaps the most important ingredient in exam success beyond learning applicable law.