New York Law School, Summer Program for Rising Juniors

Summer Pre-Law Pipeline Program
The New York Law School (NYLS) Summer Pre-Law Program is designed to provide students from underrepresented communities with a dedicated set of opportunities to explore the law and create a pathway to earn their J.D. degree at NYLS.The Summer Pre-Law Program is open to rising college juniors who study in the New York City metropolitan area, or elsewhere in New York, and participants will attend courses at NYLS for two consecutive summers. We work directly with undergraduate partner institutions to identify candidates, so we encourage you to pass along this information to interested students and those eager to pursue a career in the legal field. The program runs for four weeks the summer before students’ junior year and four weeks the summer before students’ senior year. As part of the program, NYLS also checks in with participating students throughout their junior and senior years and provides them with law school-related resources.This year’s program begins on June 5, 2023 and ends on June 29, 2023. The curriculum, which includes four hours of class per day, four days a week, was developed and is taught by NYLS faculty members. It includes these topics: Is Studying Law for You?Developing Characteristics of the Successful Law StudentDeveloping Law School Thinking Skills:Thinking about meaningReading for comprehensionPutting your thoughts into words with precisionReasoning by syllogismReasoning by analogyIntroduction to Legal MethodWritten Legal CommunicationProfessional DevelopmentProject-Based CapstonePreparing for the LSAT The Project-Based Capstone represents the culmination of students’ work during each summer session and will engage students in simulated arguments on behalf of a “client.” This year’s program will be taught in a hybrid virtual and in-person format, and the schedule will be as follows:
Week 1: June 5–8 (in-person)
Week 2: June 12–15 (virtual)
Week 3: June 19–22 (virtual)
Week 4: June 26–29 (in-person)
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 10, 2023.
Application decisions will be communicated to each applicant no later than April 8, 2023. Please contact Ella Mae Estrada, Associate Dean and Vice PresidentEnrollment Management, Student Financial Services and Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, at 212.431.2888 with any questions.
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