Summer Programs Sponsored by Law Schools

The Pre-Law advisors at Cheyney University will work with students to assist them in applying for Pre-Law summer programs. The below list is provided for reference, but students are encouraged to visit each website to determine the specific dates of the program, costs and application instructions.


Name of Program/Link School Application Deadline Dates of Program Fee
Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) University of Arkansas School of Law April June/July Expenses covered, participants receive $900 stipend and $200 financial assistance for travel to and from program
Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law March June/July Travel Expenses; all else is covered
Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden February June Travel Expenses and some meals; free housing and activities, weekly stipend of $200
Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Suffolk University Law School February June Expenses covered; $1,500 Stipend
Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) SUNY Buffalo Law School April June All expenses covered, $900 stipend.
Duke D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy Duke University School of Law      
Summer Session Program Hosted by the Environmental Law Center Vermont Law School   4 Term Options  
Trials Either NYU School of Law or Harvard Law School February   All expenses covered; $3,000 stipend
Summer Law School Preparation Academy  University of Texas at San Antonio  April  June  Tuition and books
CLEO 2014 Six-Week Pre-Law Summer Institute University of Mississippi School of Law  February    
Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law  March  June  Expenses covered; stipend provided
 Summer for Undergraduates  Florida State University College of Law  March  May/June Expenses covered; travel stipend provided
Legal Education Access Program  John Marshall Law School  May  July/August  25 Application Fee, $100 Registration Fee
 Pre-Law Summer Institute John Marshall Law School  May  July/August  $25 Application Fee, $75 Registration Fee
 Pre-Law Summer Institute Widener School of Law  March  July Expenses covered
Charles Hamilton Houston Law School Preparatory Institute   Varied campuses  May July/August  $1250, Room/Board expenses

Professional Development, Law School Fairs, and Educational Programs

Cheyney University regularly sponsors programs and activities that are designed to expose undergraduate students to the profession of law. These events are posted on the university website, and are open to all Cheyney University students. For instance, the University sponsors graduate school visitations, including visits to Penn State School of Law, and Temple School of Law. Representatives from these programs are also featured as keynote speakers at a range of activities, giving the students the opportunity to learn about the admissions process for graduate study. The Honors Academy also hosts a number of graduate school placement workshops and programs throughout the academic year. Practice entrance exams for the LSAT are also hosted on campus, and sessions are held on how to improve performance on such exams.

Cheyney University annually hosts a Graduate School Fair, which draws over 150 student participants annually and graduate programs from across the region attend the event.

Graduate School admission is highly selective, and students are competitive for admission based on their overall academic dossier. Involvement in scholarly activity provides students with an advantage when applying for graduate admission. Hence, administrative funding to support conference participation (within the students’ chosen field, in leadership development, and in graduate school placement) will further assist students who seek admission. The Honors Academy regularly hosts such activities, and for example, Cheyney students regularly participate in the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Career Fair. Students should contact their pre-law advisor and the Keystone Honors Academy to learn about these opportunities. Such activities further strengthen students’ skill sets to prepare them for graduate placement and are essential in assisting students with successful placement in graduate programs.