This spring, the Skadden Program selected its 5th Cohort of aspiring lawyers. The new Cohort began the program with the Summer Institute.
The Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies’ Summer Institute is a four-week intensive experience designed to immerse the incoming cohort in the study of the legal system and introduce them to the legal profession. Upon completion, students fully understand the expectations the program has of them. The Summer Institute seeks to accomplish the following tasks:
• Orient the cohort to the Program’s content, expectations and requirements;
• Create a cohesive cohort bound together by common career goals and shared values;
• Lay a foundation of knowledge about legal and political systems which the students can build upon in the academic year Skadden Seminars;
• Strengthen students’ writing abilities and identify writing challenges;
• Prepare the students for the level of critical thinking they will need to employ over the course of the ensuing semesters;
• Introduce the Scholars to the legal profession, including career options, the New York City legal environment and pro bono activities;
• Introduce the various components of the LSAT exam, in addition to the importance of the exam; and,
• Demonstrate various methods of legal research.
Read our students’ bios to learn more about their backgrounds and accomplishments.