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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
What is the Summer Starter Program?
The Summer Starter Program is a unique opportunity for students whose outstanding undergraduate performance indicates probable academic success in graduate school despite disproportionate LSAT scores. This 8 week program, consisting of two first year courses (7 credit hours), provides our students with the one-on-one attention necessary to be successful in law school. From individual weekly meetings with your academic support advisor, to weekly group TA (teaching assistant) sessions, you will learn the needed study skills that will set you apart from those students entering through the fall. Many of our Summer Starter students end up in the top of the class at the end 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. No reapplying required!
Small classes, individual attention and a greater chance for student participation and class interaction are hallmarks of the Summer Starter program. We believe that students selected for our Summer Starter Program reap the benefits of a “jump start” in their legal education and that their potential for success is unlimited. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
The True Impact
Summer Starter students have more than met our expectations - they have far exceeded them. Academically, they are ranked among the top 10 of each class. The valedictorian of the classes of 2005 and 2008 were Summer Starters.
Summer Starters also serve in leadership roles as members of all three classes at the College of Law. Many are serving on the Editorial Board of Law Review, sitting on the Executive Board of Moot Court and holding executive positions with the Student Bar Association and other student organizations. Summer Starters are landing teaching assistant positions, receiving book awards, competing on national and international moot court teams, and acting as peer mentors. No facet of the law school has gone untouched by the Summer Starter Program.
Graduate in 2.5 Years
Students involved in the Summer Starter Program can graduate in 2.5 years by completing courses during both January terms and one additional Summer term.
Cost of the Program:
2015 Summer Tuition: $6,720 (7 hours)
2015 Summer Housing: $820/summer (Mandatory) - Utilities Included
Total Cost: $7,540
Housing Guaranteed (and free):
All Summer Starter Students are required to live on-campus for the tenure of the eight-week program (certain exceptions may apply). Following completion of the program, students can choose to remain on campus or move off campus. The cost of summer housing is included in the $8,500 scholarship and is at no cost to qualified students.
How to Apply:
Candidates interested in the Summer Starter Program must submit:
- A standard ONU Law application: Free 2015-16 Application (and all other required documents) - No separate application needed
- An LSAC CAS report
- An optional statement of interest
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, Professor Nancy P. Sabol. 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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