Summer Program

Each grade follows its own intensive curriculum during the Summer Session held at Seton Hall Law School: 

SUMMER LAW INSTITUTE (SLI)

9th graders participate in the Summer Law Institute (SLI), a five week criminal law course.  SLI exposes students to a variety of professional paths, exciting them about careers and demonstrating the connection between academic success and fulfilling careers.

Each day begins with a distinguished guest speaker and students go on weekly field trips to corporations and law firms. The SLI culminates in a mock trial competition in front of New Jersey judges.

week-on-the-job program

10th graders participate in summer week-on-the-job experiences at corporations, law firms, and government offices. Companies host 2-6 students for 1 week (4 days) in July. Students rotate among hosts for four weeks of different experiences.

The program exposes students to many different professionals and career paths, and is a truly rewarding experience for both students and volunteers. Learn more. 

 

ACT PREPARATION COURSE

Students begin the ACT program with a full day, 5-week summer session before their junior year.

The program focuses on test-taking technique as well as math, verbal, and writing skills. In addition, students take weekly diagnostic exams. In the 2017 ACT Summer Program, students increased their scores by an average of 8% from their first diagnostic exam. 

College Application Program

12th graders begin their work in the College Application Program. Students take a Great Books  course taught by a Seton Hall Law Professor and an Introduction to College Writing course taught by a Seton Hall Professor and work with our staff on everything involved in the college application process, including:

  • Drafting their personal statement
  • Creating a resume
  • Conducting research on colleges
  • College visits
  • Completing applications for fly-in programs where they can receive scholarships to visit schools across the country

For more information about our Summer Program, contact Brian Giardina, Director of Legal Education, at bgiardina@njleep.org or 973-297-1555, ext. 203.