Summer Programs Sponsored by Law Schools
The Pre-Law advisors at Cheyney University will work with students to assist them in applying for Pre-Law summer programs. The below list is provided for reference, but students are encouraged to visit each website to determine the specific dates of the program, costs and application instructions.
|Name of Program/Link||School||Application Deadline||Dates of Program||Fee|
|Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS)||University of Arkansas School of Law||April||June/July||Expenses covered, participants receive $900 stipend and $200 financial assistance for travel to and from program|
|Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS)||University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law||March||June/July||Travel Expenses; all else is covered|
|Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS)||Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden||February||June||Travel Expenses and some meals; free housing and activities, weekly stipend of $200|
|Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS)||Suffolk University Law School||February||June||Expenses covered; $1,500 Stipend|
|Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS)||SUNY Buffalo Law School||April||June||All expenses covered, $900 stipend.|
|Duke D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy||Duke University School of Law|
|Summer Session Program Hosted by the Environmental Law Center||Vermont Law School||4 Term Options|
|Trials||Either NYU School of Law or Harvard Law School||February||All expenses covered; $3,000 stipend|
|Summer Law School Preparation Academy||University of Texas at San Antonio||April||June||Tuition and books|
|CLEO 2014 Six-Week Pre-Law Summer Institute||University of Mississippi School of Law||February|
|Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS)||IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law||March||June||Expenses covered; stipend provided|
|Summer for Undergraduates||Florida State University College of Law||March||May/June||Expenses covered; travel stipend provided|
|Legal Education Access Program||John Marshall Law School||May||July/August||25 Application Fee, $100 Registration Fee|
|Pre-Law Summer Institute||John Marshall Law School||May||July/August||$25 Application Fee, $75 Registration Fee|
|Pre-Law Summer Institute||Widener School of Law||March||July||Expenses covered|
|Charles Hamilton Houston Law School Preparatory Institute||Varied campuses||May||July/August||$1250, Room/Board expenses|
Professional Development, Law School Fairs, and Educational Programs
Cheyney University regularly sponsors programs and activities that are designed to expose undergraduate students to the profession of law. These events are posted on the university website, and are open to all Cheyney University students. For instance, the University sponsors graduate school visitations, including visits to Penn State School of Law, and Temple School of Law. Representatives from these programs are also featured as keynote speakers at a range of activities, giving the students the opportunity to learn about the admissions process for graduate study. The Honors Academy also hosts a number of graduate school placement workshops and programs throughout the academic year. Practice entrance exams for the LSAT are also hosted on campus, and sessions are held on how to improve performance on such exams.
Cheyney University annually hosts a Graduate School Fair, which draws over 150 student participants annually and graduate programs from across the region attend the event.
Graduate School admission is highly selective, and students are competitive for admission based on their overall academic dossier. Involvement in scholarly activity provides students with an advantage when applying for graduate admission. Hence, administrative funding to support conference participation (within the students’ chosen field, in leadership development, and in graduate school placement) will further assist students who seek admission. The Honors Academy regularly hosts such activities, and for example, Cheyney students regularly participate in the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Career Fair. Students should contact their pre-law advisor and the Keystone Honors Academy to learn about these opportunities. Such activities further strengthen students’ skill sets to prepare them for graduate placement and are essential in assisting students with successful placement in graduate programs.