APPtitude Pre-Law Program

OVERVIEW

The APPtitude prelaw certificate program is designed to support prelaw students by providing information and resources related to academic, personal, and professional development. Divided into three tracks (Academic, Personal, and Professional), the APPtitude program will cover topics on critical thinking and reading, the American legal system, time management, wellness and mindfulness, professionalism, networking, and more. By providing helpful information, tools, and resources in these three core tracks, the program aims to support student success during undergraduate studies, and assist undergraduate students in efforts to develop skills in areas essential for future success in law school.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion.

ELIGIBILITY

The APPtitude program is intended for students with anticipated graduation dates of December 2024, May 2025, or August 2025 for the Spring 2023 Cohort.

Anticipated graduation dates are as of Fall 2022.

HOW TO APPLY

The APPtitude application process consists of filling out a short application, including a resume, that will open on November 1, 2022. Students who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline for Spring 2023:  The application deadline is Friday, November 18, 2022, at 11:59 pm.

 

FAQs
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The APPtitude certificate program will be offered during the Spring 2023 semester. Sessions will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm (or as specially scheduled) from January 18 to March 8.  The sessions will be a combination of in-person and virtual.  Participants will be asked to complete a series of very brief online assignments prior to the first program session in January. 

 

Not eligible for Spring 2023? Stay tuned for information on future program offerings!

No, students do not earn academic credit for completing the APPtitude program.

Students will build community, resources, and skills in three areas: academic, personal, and professional development. Specifically, students will work on their critical thinking and reading skills, with an eye toward understanding their importance to the successful study of law. Students will build their time-management and wellness skills, further preparing them for their academic and professional journeys.

Students will be required to meet for an hour session each week throughout the duration of the Program (January 18 - March 8).  In addition, participants will be required to complete brief assignments related to each session.  Some limited special sessions or events scheduled outside the regular weekly session may also occur.  Students can expect the commitment to be between 1-2 hours per week, with an approximate total time commitment of 12-16 hours for the semester.