Boot Camp Testimonials
“All of the professors were amazing!”
“Excellent program, so thankful for it!”
“Great prep for students not familiar with law school!”
“This was great…it will stick with me throughout my career.”
“Great content, nerve-easing, informative.”
“[I got] a great feel about PDLG…it’s a great network to continue to engage with!”
As part of its mission to increase the diversity of the Philadelphia legal community, the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group offers an annual four evening Law School Boot Camp. The PDLG Boot Camp offers a taste of the law school experience (including classes in 1L subjects) for students entering their first year of law school. It is designed to depystify law school - especially for incoming students who do not have substantial direct or detailed knowledge about the law school experience.
Any student who is enrolled as a first year law student at any Philadelphia area law school or who lives in the Philadelphia area but will be attending law school elsewhere, is invited to Boot Camp. The program will provide an introduction to the subjects taught in the first year of law school- and the teaching approaches used - through classes taught by the professors who teach them in area law schools; other professors will explain approaches to studying and other essential skills needed to succeed as law students. Second and third year law students will provide advice and insight. Each session is designed to increase familiarity with what a first year law student will experience and learn once law school begins.
The first night will include a presentation on how to do law school well and a discussion by a panel of experienced lawyers about their legal career paths and areas of practice. Past panelists have included the US Attorney in Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia Chief of Litigation, lawyers at Community Legal Services and other no-profit organizaitons, law professors, lawyers in major corporations and partners in large Philadelphia law firms. On the next 3 nights six law professors will each teach a short class on the subject he or she teaches in law school.
In 2020 the PDLG Law School Boot Camp will be taught as as a series of webinars int he evenings of August 10, 11, 12 and 13. Information about how to join the webinars and other details will be sent to those who have signed up about a week before Boot Camp. Please sign up below.
PDLG 2020 Virtual Boot Camp has begun. No further registrations will be accepted.