You will be exposed to various workshops and activities over the summer to help you acclimate to the unique learning environment you will encounter in law school. During orientation, you will have the opportunity to interact with your classmates, the faculty and other upper-level students. You will also learn about outlining, case briefing and several aspects of the legal education process. Orientation is our opportunity to prepare you for the transition to law school to ensure you start off on the right foot.
First Year Resource
Each week, first-year students have an opportunity to reinforce the principles they are learning in their classes through workshops with the director of academic support and a few third-year law students. In these sessions, you will review strategies for success, as well as the legal principles. You will also receive an introduction to the format for questions that you will ultimately see on the bar exam. There is also an opportunity to have one-on-one sessions and small group meetings with student groups.
Second Year Resource
During the second year, you will have the option to take a class that will simultaneously help prepare you for the multi-state practice test on the bar exam, and it will help you learn to address realistic scenarios you will face in your practice. Through looking at sample case files and working through the analysis, you will receive practical training, as well as a head start on preparation for the bar exam.
Third Year Resources
In the third year, you will take a course that will help reinforce several substantive areas that are prevalent on the bar exam. You will be exposed to the various portions of the bar exam and will learn the strategies to be successful on each component. You will complete a bar exam success plan that will insure you have carefully planned all of the various aspects needed for the bar exam, including your study environment, scheduling, etc.
After graduation, you will begin studying for the bar exam. You will have access to workshops hosted by the academic support program that will help you identify areas of improvement as you progress in your studies. You will have the option to have individual feedback on your practice essays as you continue your journey towards passing the bar exam.