The Pre-1L Summer Workshop is designed for a new student entering for Fall 2021 to ease your transition to law school by giving you an overview of the first-year experience and your professors’ expectations. You will also have an opportunity to meet your classmates and become familiar with the lay of the land before classes begin.
We will introduce you to the key skills needed to succeed in law school such as critical reading, case briefing, legal analysis, and exam writing. You will learn how to take effective notes, create outlines and study guides, and spot legal issues. You will get a high-level preview of your upcoming courses in criminal law and torts presented with a mix of lecture, hands-on practice, and simulation of a real law school classroom.
While this program is not for credit, it is a valuable academic program and a great opportunity to start building key skills and a learning community. You may complete this program online Synchronous or Asynchronous.
Cost (non-refundable): $100
Registration opens to deposited students on May 1, 2021. It will close at 11:59 pm CDT on Monday, July 26, 2021.
Synchronous (previously In person*)
Three-day preparation program to help you hit the ground running on your first day of law school.
August 3, 4, 5, 2021 from 3 to 7 pm CDT
- For the online synchronous format, you will receive the textbook electronically before the first day of the program.
*Due to COVID-19, the in person version will be moved online to be conducted synchronously on the dates and times indicated.
This version of the Pre-1L Summer Workshop will be available for completion by new students between August 2 and August 12, 2021. The online Asynchronous program will take approximately 7–12 hours to complete.
August 2–12, 2021 is the access period.
Students from previous years had this to say:
“I thought it was a great way to be introduced to law school.”
“I feel like I have the building blocks for success before the first day of class.”
“I feel like I have a head start compared to those who did not take the program.”
“It was great to already have friends on the first day of school.”
“I feel better prepared for the first week of classes and beyond. I also feel I have a better insight into how I need to study and read to be successful.”
“Excellent bird’s eye view of what to expect. Great advice and insight provided.”
Registration (Open to deposited students only.)
Registration is currently closed. It will be open from May 1 through July 26.
Registration deadline is Monday, July 26, 2021. Your registration is not complete until payment has been made through CashNet. Once you submit your registration, you will be redirected to CashNet to submit your payment.
The non-refundable registration fee is $100. If you pay on via ACH/eCheck on CashNet, there are no processing fees. There is a 2.75% convenience fee for Debit/Credit Cards charges on Cashnet.
If you have additional questions about registration or this program, contact Ann Buesgens, Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment at ann.buesgens @mitchellhamline.edu or 651-695-7693.
If you require academic accommodations due to a documented disability, please email Shammah Bermudez, Assistant Director of Disability and Student Services, shammah.bermundez @mitchellhamline.edu.