Widener University

Widener Law JURIST Academy

Posted on March 30, 2015

Widener Law JURIST Academy
Law School Prep Program for
Rising College Juniors and Seniors
June 1—June 12, 2015
9:00 am–4:30 pm

Widener’s JURIST Academy will give you a real sense of what law school is like and what opportunities lie ahead for you in the field of law. Students will experience the dynamics of a law school classroom, will meet lawyers and judges during field trips and on campus, and will have many opportunities to learn about the admissions process and life at law school. You’ll be able to practice your oral argument, analytic, and test-taking skills.’


  •  LSAT Preparation
  •  Torts
  •  Criminal Law
  •  Legal Writing/Analysis
  •  Field Trips to Law Firms and Courts
  •  Explanation of Financial Aid and Admissions Processes
  •  Academic Success Strategies
  •  Mentoring by Experienced Law Students

“Widener Law’s JURIST Academy really did teach me how to think like a lawyer. The faculty showed me that it’s not
just what you know, but how you think that is important.”
~ Phil, JURIST Academy Class of 2011, University of California Graduate, Admitted to Whittier Law School

“I feel so very grateful to have been selected to participate in JURIST Academy, and I’m confident that program equipped me with the tools that I need to proceed prudently in the law school admissions process.”
~ LaTasha, JURIST Academy Class of 2013, Temple University Graduate, Admitted to Widener Law School

“This program gives you the essential information needed to begin your path to law school. It instills a mindset of limitless
courage to expand your thought process and realize that you are truly capable of achieving anything in life…”
~ Carson, JURIST Academy Class of 2014, Bloomsburg University Senior, Future Widener Law School Applicant

Eligibility College students who have completed their sophomore year, have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better, anticipate earning their bachelor’s degree on or before June 1, 2017 and who are members of a group traditionally underrepresented in law school are eligible.

Students may obtain an application by downloading an application from

Application Deadline: April 15, 2015


To increase participation of underrepresented groups in the legal profession by decreasing educational and informational barriers to matriculating in law school and by facilitating exposure to legal career options while building critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to success in law school and in the legal profession.

Location Widener University School of Law
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Campus

Off campus lodging is available at discounted rates in close proximity to the campus. There is no housing on the Harrisburg Campus.

Program Dates June 1—June 12, 2015
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
plus two mandatory mentoring sessions each Wednesday evening.

Tuition and supplies are free. Meals are provided at no cost to the participants.

Students who successfully complete JURIST Academy will be awarded a certificate of completion and a full scholarship to Kaplan Test Prep LSAT Advantage on Demand. Students may also be granted a monetary stipend after their completion of the two-week program.


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