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Summer Starter Program
Summer Starter classes begin May 27, 2015
Mandatory orientation on May 26, 2015
Finals end July 22, 2015
KICK-START YOUR LEGAL CAREER
WE'LL GIVE YOU ALL THE SUPPORT YOU NEED
Summertime at ONU. It’s warm, it’s quiet, and the College of Law is full of passionate first year students looking for a head start to their legal educations. They belong to the Summer Starter Program, a unique opportunity for students whose outstanding undergraduate performance indicates probable academic success in law school despite a lower LSAT score.
The eight-week Summer Starter Program consists of two first-year courses (seven credit hours) and provides our students with the one-onone attention necessary to be successful in law school. From individual weekly meetings with your academic support advisor to weekly group teaching assistant (TA) sessions, you will learn the study skills and test-taking skills needed to set you apart from students entering in a typical fall program. Many of our Summer Starter students end up in the top of the class at the conclusion of their first year. This, in addition to hard work, can be credited to the skills and confidence acquired from completing the Summer Starter Program. Once you have completed the program, you are automatically enrolled into the fall entering class. There’s no need to re-apply.
THE TRUE VALUE
Academically, Summer Starter Students are often ranked in the TOP 10 in each class.
Summer Starter students have more than met our expectations – they have far exceeded them. Academically, they are often ranked among the top 10 of each class. Sometimes, they even end up as valedictorians. Summer Starters also serve in leadership roles as members of all three classes at the College of Law. Many serve on the Editorial Board of Law Review, sit on the ExeCutive Board of Moot Court, and hold executive positions with the Student Bar Association and other student organizations. Summer Starters land teaching assistant positions, receive book awards, compete on national and international moot court teams, and act as peer mentors. No facet of the law school has gone untouched by the Summer Starter Program.
IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER THESE.
Automatic fall entry (non-conditional)
Faculty accessibility and small class sizes (approx. 25-30)
Weekly exams to acclimate you prior to fall entry
Weekly evaluations with academic support director
Weekly teaching assistant (TA) sessions for additional review
Knowledge of outlining and note-taking
Familiarity with socratic method
Can accelerate you success and graduate in 2.5 years
HOW DO I APPLY?
NO WORRIES - IT'S EASY
Applicants may apply for free online by submitting the general fall application. No separate application required. If qualified for the Summer Starter Program, you will receive a letter and email invitation to interview for the program. You are encouraged to include a statement of interest in the program with your application.
To apply, visit law.onu.edu or www.lsac.org. From there, you’ll have an on-campus interview, because only you and your presence can convince us of your desire to attend law school and become a successful attorney.
Candidates that qualify for the program based on their application are invited to interview for the program on campus. Applications are accepted until the summer class is filled.
Class preparation, test preparation, and study skills will be addressed in individual weekly sessions with the Director of Academic Support. Test results will also be reviewed and analyzed. A heavy emphasis will be placed on providing intensive writing experiences with frequent feedback.
For more information on the Summer Starter Program, contact: Rachel L. Frey, Associate Director of Law Admissions – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (419) 772-2758
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