Ease into Law School
Get the Orange Edge and Ease into Law School
We understand that as a newly admitted law student you may have a lot of questions about your first year of law school. That's why we created Orange Edge, a program specifically designed to help you prepare for your first semester.
"Personally, I was a chemistry major as an undergraduate so I didn't have a very traditional law-related background and had no idea what to expect in law school. Orange Edge was beneficial in giving me a jump start by teaching me the best way to read a case and figure out what key concepts to take from each reading. Orange Edge gave me the advantage of feeling somewhat prepared going in to my first law class and reduced the anxiety that comes along with starting law school.
- Lindsey Round, 2L
LAW SCHOOL SUCCESS: Students will be introduced to various members of the staff and faculty at the College of Law who will be important points of contact for students going forward.
LAW AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM: Daily classes will be conducted by faculty and staff of the Office of Student Life using a set of cases and materials developed for the Orange Edge Program. The classes will analyze the structure and function of the United States legal system and both the common law method and statutory lawmaking. Using a series of cases from the first year curriculum, students will be exposed to the rigorous study of law. All students will learn to read and brief cases, extrapolate rules of law from their readings and apply those rules to new fact patterns.
LEGAL WRITING WORKSHOP: Daily classes will be taught by a Legal Writing Professor culminating with students preparing an Office Memorandum.
SMALL STUDY GROUP SESSIONS: Teaching Assistants will lead sessions daily to debrief the day's material, work on assignments, and answer students' questions in an informal setting. The Teaching Assistants will also present on study skills such as class preparation, note taking, outlines, flowcharts and exam preparation.
ONE WEEK CLASSES (There are two one week options):
August 7 - 11, 2017
July 31 - August 4, 2017
THREE WEEK CLASS
July 24 - August 11, 2017
Costs are non-refundable