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.

LEGAL INTERNSHIPS

10th graders participate in Summer Legal Internships at law firms and corporate and government legal departments. Each internship provider hosts 2-8 students for 1-2 weeks. 

To the extent possible, students rotate among hosts for several weeks of different intern experience. Internships expose students to the practice of law, building upon their knowledge from NJ LEEP's Summer Law Institute. 

 

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 philosophy course co-taught by a Seton Hall Law School 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.