This two-credit course gives participating students an introduction to law school. It is conducted for seven weeks during the summer before the first fall semester. The Summer Legal Process Course introduces students to case reading and briefing Appellate Court opinions, case law development, and to the basics of legal writing.
The course is offered to a small number of entering students. Participation is strictly voluntary, and no tuition is charged. Classes are held in the evening so as not to interfere with students' work schedules.
The summer course is team-taught by three members of the full-time faculty thus exposing the students to several different teaching styles. The course also provides many opportunities for students to receive feedback on case briefs and legal memos assigned throughout the summer. Students receive feedback from faculty as well as from teaching assistants, who also meet regularly with students to review their progress and to address any problems the students may be having with the course material.
The summer course carries two credits. Students take both a practice exam and a graded final exam.