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Prepare for the LSAT — 10 spots reserved for OU students in free Cooley summer program

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Prepare for the LSAT — 10 spots reserved for OU students in free Cooley summer program

Historically underrepresented and low-income students interested in attending law school are encouraged to apply for the Free College Pre-Law Summer Institute through the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 

The program offers a unique opportunity for prospective law students to advance their studies and prepare for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Ten spaces are reserved for Oakland University students. Spaces are still available for the 2014 summer program.

From Wednesday, May 28, to Friday, June 27, participants will receive more than 100 hours of academic instruction taught by law school faculty in torts, logic and critical reasoning, legal writing, and trial advocacy. Cooley is Oakland University’s exclusive law school educational partner here in southeast Michigan.

“This unique program provides OU undergraduate students a unique opportunity to prepare for law school admission and to get a better understanding of what will be expected of them while studying law,” said Dr. Scott Crabill, OU interim vice provost for Undergraduate Education.

At the same time, this program offers a significant advantage to students planning to take the LSAT. Student participants over the past two years have raised their individual LSAT scores by an average of five points each.

Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors nationwide, the summer institute will include two practice LSAT exams, mock trial experience and career exploration luncheons with judges and lawyers.

To be considered, students must be from an historically underrepresented, low-income, or otherwise disadvantaged group. Accepted students will receive a $750 stipend upon successful completion of the program.

The program is sponsored by Oakland University, Cooley Law School and the ABA Council of Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO). CLEO is a non-profit project designed to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Cooley website. The courses will take place at Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills Campus, located at 2630 Featherstone Road. For more information, call (248) 751-7800 ext. 7732 or e-mail cleo@cooley.edu.