CSU|LAW Jump Start

Kick off law school career early with CSU|LAW Jump Start -- a free program designed to help incoming 1Ls acclimate to law school. This four-week program provides an introduction to the law school experience, including instruction on basic study and exam-taking skills.

During the seven sessions, students will participate in mock classes and hone critical skills by receiving assignments with personal feedback that will prepare them to hit the ground running on the first day of class. 

Participation in CSU|LAW Jump Start is mandatory for all incoming first -year students. Students can participate virtually. All assignments and lectures must be completed prior to August 21st

 Topics covered during CSU|LAW Jump Start include:

  • Introduction to the American Legal System 
  • Reading cases
  • Writing case briefs
  • Preparing for the law school classroom 
  • Basic legal analysis and exam writing techniques
  • Note taking, outlining, and preparing for exams
  • and more!

2022 Jump Start

July 10 - July 31, 2023
Sessions meet Mondays and Wednesdays 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

  • Day 1: Welcome and Introduction (7/10)
  • Day 2: Reading Cases (7/12)
  • Day 3: The Law School Classroom (7/17)
  • Day 4: Class Notes / Outlines (7/19)
  • Day 5: Sample Law School Class (7/24)
  • Day 6: IRAC: The paradigm for legal analysis (7/26)
  • Day 7: Final Preparations for Fall Semester (7/31)




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