Pre-Law Boot Camps

Pre-Law Boot Camps

The Pre-Law Boot Camps are intensive weeklong academic skill-building programs that assist students in developing the critical thinking, research, and writing skills that they will need to perform optimally on the LSAT and in law school.

Boot Camp I: Writing the Personal Statement

Boot Camp I assists students in developing an essential part of their law school application: a compelling personal statement. Using examples from successful writers, students will learn how to vividly demonstrate to their audiences that they possess the qualities that will make them successful law students. By the end of the Boot Camp, students will have produced two drafts of their personal statement and received extensive feedback from faculty instructors and peers. Students will also participate in a mock law class, network with practicing attorneys, and learn about the law school application process.

Boot Camp I is offered every January and June. Freshmen, especially, are encouraged to apply to participate in Pre-Law Boot Camp I, but any student or alum may apply.

Pre-Law Boot Camp I will next take place June 4-7, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Applications for Pre-Law Boot Camp I here are now available. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 4, 2018. 

Boot Camp II: Reasoning and Analysis

Boot Camp II offers students exposure to the fundaments of logical reasoning, a key skill for success on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and in law school courses. Students will learn how to identify and critically analyze arguments and to determine their strength or weakness. In addition to developing these skills, students will have the opportunity to participate in a mock law class, participate in a debate and meet with practicing attorneys. Pre-Law Boot Camp II is offered during the summer.

Pre-Law Boot Camp II will next take place in June 2019. 

Boot Camp III: Introduction to the LSAT

Boot Camp III introduces students to the LSAT, a standardized test all applicants to law school must take. In this Boot Camp, students will take a full-length practice LSAT and will learn techniques to master each section of the LSAT. Students will also learn about habits they can develop to help improve their performance on the LSAT and in law school. Pre-Law Boot Camp III is offered every January.

Pre-Law Boot Camp III will next take place January 2019. We will begin accepting applications here in November 2018