By Stephanie, Admissions Counselor
In just under two months, Loyola will host part two of our successful Law Start Program! This two-day event will be held on campus on May 19th and 20th. Students will receive a more in-depth experience of what law school is really like, as well as helpful feedback from some of our most experienced faculty members.
On day one, students will be welcomed to campus by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Helen Albertson. After her introduction, Professor Cindy Archer will lead the first part of "Effective Note-taking" followed by a mock law school lecture led by Professor Gary Craig. There will also be small break-out sessions between lectures. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups of 10 with a faculty member to further discuss details of cases presented in lecture. This is a great way for students to interact with law professors and to receive constructive feedback on their ideas and their work. Students will be asked analytical questions on material, representative of the Socratic Method, and will be advised on ways they should interpret legal language.
Day two will further develop the activities from day one. This includes a lecture on Introduction to Legal Analysis and Application and the second part of the mock law school lecture. Professor Archer will then present a lecture on the Application of the Law and Hypotheticals. Participants will then be given a mock exam which they will later have the opportunity to review in their small groups with a professor. The event will finish off with a reception hosted by faculty members and other members of the Loyola community.
Law Start II is an excellent program that introduces students to the dynamics of law school. The cost of this program will be $500. Priority will be given to our admitted students. The cost of the program will be credited toward tuition if the student chooses to matriculate at Loyola. More information will be available to anyone interested in the coming weeks.