What Kind of Preparation do you Offer?
We offer academic instruction to students preparing for or currently attending law school. The first year of law school can be particularly challenging. Students must learn a considerable amount of substantive law and will, in most cases, have their first encounters with the Socratic method of instruction, an effective and exciting but sometimes daunting mode of teaching. Additional preparation, instruction, and review can provide useful supplements for students facing law school's academic challenges.
General Content of Program
Our law school tutors—all lawyers who performed exceptionally well in law school themselves—engage students in a comprehensive review of the material. Through this process, we prepare students for the various forms of class participation and exam formats in a law school curriculum. Ultimately, our goal is to help make the law school experience more deeply rewarding for our students, both academically and professionally.
Most first-year law school curricula cover certain fundamental subjects, including those listed below. Our tutors may also be able to offer instruction in other courses not included in the following list.
|Course Title||Sample Review Topics|
|Federal Civil Procedure||
What Else do I need?
- General law school exam techniques, including "issue spotting" and "IRAC" organization
- Moot court competition
- The three-tier federal court system
- Specialized courts, such as the court of claims, immigration court, and bankruptcy court
- State court systems
- Non-intuitive issues, such as treating a corporation as a "person" for purposes of diversity jurisdiction, or labeling a complaint filed by a defendant against a new party a "third party complaint"
What is the Schedule?
Some of our students prepare for their first year of law school during the summer before they start law school. Others begin working with us during their first year at law school. We design a program responsive to the individual student's needs.