What is Law School BootCamp?
- Category: Program Desciption
- Written by Prof. Vernellia Randall
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The Boot Camp is an online distance learning program designed to provide that intense preparation. The Boot Camp teaches students to study effectively for law school, introduces students to the writing, thinking and test-taking skills needed to excel on law school exams, and builds a network of academic support that crosses school boundaries.
The participants work on the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to achieve their goals as law students. In particular, the participants work on:
Participants begin to develop their issue-spotting, exam-writing and analytical skills. These skills are essential to doing well in law school but are rarely explicitly taught.
Finally, at the end of the boot camp each student will develop an individualized strategic plan for the fall semester helping the student turn new knowledge into action.
The Boot Camp requires approximately 120 hours of academic work over an eight week period. A student working full-time in addition to The Boot Camp will have committed approximately 65 hours per week. While intense, this commitment is similar to what is required for success in law school.