DEVELOP ESSENTIAL LAW SCHOOL SKILLS
You took a course to prepare for the LSAT – a one-day test. It makes sense to take a course to prepare for law school – which is a three-year test! The LSAT determines what law school you go to. Your performance in law school determines the rest of your life.
Many aspects of your law school and legal career are guided by how well you do your first year.
Some of these things include:
- Whether you join law review;
- Whether you get an internship at a firm or a judicial clerkship;
- Whether you retain or obtain scholarships;
- Whether you are able to transfer to a different law school if you so choose;
- Whether you are a candidate for the On Campus Interview (OCI) season;
- What job you have after law school; and
- Whether you pass the bar exam.
Essentially, your first year is extremely important! Not only that, but competition to be at the top is fierce. Anxiety runs rampant. And students feel a lot of pressure very quickly. A high-quality law school prep course can help ease pressure, lower anxiety, and give you the confidence that you are doing everything you need to be doing from day one law school.
Our Law School Preparatory Course is designed by Ms. Ashley Heidemann who graduated as the #1 law student in her class of over 200 students In this course, she reveals the secrets were essential to her success in law school.
Much of the widely spread advice about how to do well in law school (e.g. “read every case” “brief every case”) is actually misguided. In this course, we teach you the time-tested strategy that helped Ashley Heidemann to graduate as the #1 student. We tell you exactly what to do – and what not to do – if you want to not only succeed but excel in law school.
The Law School Preparatory Course is composed of five classes. It is a one-on-one private course. We also offer a very small group option online and in Birmingham, Michigan. We recommend you apply early if you are interested in our law school prep options.
What will I learn from the Law School Prep Course?
The law school prep course will teach you these essential skills:
- How law school differs from college
- An overview of useful legal vocabulary
- The two best resources that can save you time and anxiety throughout law school
- How to speed-read cases
- Tips on how to (and when to) brief cases
- How to answer questions when you are “on call”
- How to take notes during class
- How to outline and learn your outlines
- How to answer law school exam questions as well as key exam-taking strategies
- How to prepare for your final exam all throughout the semester
- How to create a law school study schedule (an in-depth guide)
- How to cite cases
- How to research (you will receive a LexisNexis ID so you can start researching when you sign up with us!)
- Legal writing tips
- Best of all: This course provides you with time-tested advice from a mentor who will answer your questions, guide you through law school and allay your law school fears.
The course consists of five sessions. You should expect to spend five hours per day on the course. (There are approximately 2-2.5 hours of instruction per session and two hours of homework per session.)
This law school preparatory course is the first of its kind. It does not just teach you the law; rather, it helps you to develop the skills and frame of mind you need to succeed in law school. You will have an opportunity to practice reading and briefing cases, making an outline, and answering exam questions. You will also have the opportunity to make a study schedule that you can use during your entire first semester of law school.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the best time to take this course?
The summer before you begin law school. During orientation week of law school. Before your classes begin. Basically, anytime before you begin law school. Private sessions can be scheduled by emailing us at [email protected]
Who teaches the course?
All classes are designed by Ms. Heidemann who graduated as the number one student in her class of over 200 students at Wayne State University in her class of 2011. Ms. Heidemann received numerous awards and scholarships, including a full merit scholarship for the entire time she was in law school. She worked hard in law school – but still took every single Sunday off. She attributes her success in law school to her intelligent and efficient approach to law school.
Meagan Jabbori is the instructor of the course. She received a full scholarship to law school and excelled not only in law school but also on the bar exam and in her practice.
What is covered in the law school prep course?
The course will teach you skills that you need to develop to succeed in law school. You can see syllabus for the 2018 Law School Prep Course here: Law School Prep Course Syllabus 2018
Why should I take this course?
For many reasons.
- First, your first-year (“1L”) law school grades are the most important. Only a small percentage of students receive “A”s and thus, high grades mean a lot. Many employers decide who to interview for summer internships solely based on first-year grades. And many of those summer internships turn into full time jobs for law students after graduation. Further, whether you get onto law review, or get offered a competitive judicial clerkship, or are able to interview for a great internship, or compete for great 2L scholarships– is all dependent on your 1L grades!
- Second, you will spend a lot of time, energy, and money on law school. It is well worth it to figure out how to do it right from the very beginning.
- Further, this course will help ease any anxiety you may have about your 1L year and help you approach law school with confidence. You will enter law school armed with a time-tested approach from a student who graduated #1 in her class.
- Another huge bonus of taking this course? It will help you pass the bar exam! The material that is tested most heavily on the bar exam is the material that you are taught your first year of law school. If you go into law school knowing exactly how to master that material, you will pass the bar exam much more easily than your peers that did not learn the material their first year. The #1 regret that most bar exam students have is that they did not learn the material better during their first year of law school. This course will save you time, money, and frustration later on.
How much does the law school prep course cost?
A one-on-one course (live online or in-person, that you can schedule at your convenience) costs $1,999.99. The small-group course is $1,499.99. Please contact us to see our most recent scholarship options if you are interested! We frequently offer scholarships in the spring. If you are interested in attending the small-group course live online, please contact us here.
When can I take the law school prep course?
The private course can be scheduled according to your flexibility. Most students take the course in the beginning of August. The small group course will be held from August 6 to August 10, 2018. You can see the syllabus above. (2019 dates are coming soon!)
This preparatory class has put me in a much better place than I was before I was introduced to the class. Going into the class, I knew almost nothing about what law school would be like. My expectations came only from word of mouth from friends and family. However, Meagan and Ashley have eased my mind about starting law school now that I have a solid foundation to rely on going into Wayne State Law. This course provides a very comfortable environment to learn. I feel that I have gone from knowing very little about how to succeed as a student of law to gaining an advantage over others who may not have taken such a course in five sessions. These sessions cover all the bases. I learned the ins and outs of how to approach each class and how to use time efficiently to earn the best grades possible. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking an early advantage in law school and to anyone who wishes to learn more about how to be the best law student they can be. – Law School Prep Course Student, 2016
Dear Meagan, Thank you so much for the lessons and advice you have given me. I feel so excited and well-prepared for law school thanks to you. You were patient and supportive throughout the course. It is my blessing to have a mentor like you. – Law School Prep Course Student, 2016
The course helped me feel mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared for law school. Instead of feeling the normal sentiments of panic, I am quite calm and not in the slightest overwhelmed to begin my classes, thanks to what I learned in the pre-law classes. This was the best investment and I highly recommend that 1L law students take this course before beginning their legal journey. – Law School Prep Course Student, 2016
After taking your JD Advising preparatory law courses myself, I felt extremely prepared and ahead of the game when it came to how to outline, brief cases, make my schedule, answer exam questions, and approach law school. I felt relieved that I had found and taken your course beforehand, as it was extremely valuable to me. – Law School Prep Course Student, 2016