Penn State undergrads invited to get a jump on law school

Penn State Law is accepting applications for the Explore Law program, designed to introduce selected Penn State undergraduate students  to the study of law and the law school learning environment. Applicants should be undergraduate students who have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and who are completing their freshman, sophomore or junior year. The submission deadline is March 31.

One of the goals of the program is to introduce the study of law to students from groups that are underrepresented in law school classrooms and the legal profession who may need support to facilitate their interest in the study of law. From learning how to brief a case and analyze a statute to making an argument in court, “Explore Law” will give participants the tools they need to succeed as a law student.

In addition to attending mock classes, students will be introduced to the law school application process. Law school admissions staff and law faculty will provide insight on navigating the road to admission including techniques for taking the LSAT and writing an attention-grabbing LSAT essay and personal statement. Participants in the program also benefit by building relationships with advisors to help them through every step of the process up to law school admission.

Sponsored by the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, this intensive, one-week program is free for Penn State undergraduate students accepted into the program, including housing and meals. This year’s program will be held from May 14-18 in the Lewis Katz Building in University Park.

More information on the program, including application details can be found online at http://law.psu.edu/academics/explore_law_2012. Questions may be sent to explorelaw@law.psu.edu.

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Last Updated January 24, 2012