Getting into Law School is only half the battle.
Learn how to finish at the top of the class.
> studied hours upon hours for the LSAT, and perhaps you even hired a private tutor or enrolled in an LSAT-prep course.
> worked hard on your personal statement, diversity statement, addendum, and resume.
> organized law schools into 3 main baskets: your safety schools, preferred schools, and reach schools.
> submitted your applications, and then
After months of waiting, you find out what law schools you got into, and you make your final choice.
In floods the relief and excitement of being a newly-admitted law student. However, you're also nervous because you’ve heard law school is hard, but you don’t know exactly what to expect.
I’ve been there, and I can help you overcome the challenges of not knowing what to expect at one of the most pivotal moments of your education and future career.
PRE-LAW SUMMER SCHOOL
An 8-week program for motivated students who are about to enter their first year of law school and want to feel confident in class, earn good grades, and land their dream legal job.
Law school is competitive.
Reading for law school is different from reading for an undergrad course.
Writing for law school (and the legal profession) is a unique skillset that must be developed over time.
Studying for law school is its own beast.
But law schools hide the ball and do not give students specific study strategies, detailed training in how to read a case and prepare for class, or thorough guidance on how to study ... until a student fails and is placed on academic probation. However, by then, the damage has been done.
The Pre-Law Summer School will equip you with the skills to know how to read, write, and study for law school.
By the end of this program, you will be in a position to finish law school at the top of the class, thereby enhancing your chances at landing your dream job in the legal profession.
Gain the Clarity and Preparation Needed to Excel in Law School.
Who is Pre-Law Summer School intended for?
- highly-motivated people who are about to enter their first year of law school ("0Ls"),
- highly-motivated people who have not yet been admitted to law school, but are still curious about the law school experience ("Pre-Ls")
- People who want to understand the structure and culture of law school, success strategies, and how to read and write for law school.
- People who want to enter law school with a head-start and hand-up in the competitive law school race.
- People who do not accept mediocrity, but want to excel in their law school and legal careers.
- People who want to graduate in the top of their law school class.
Who is Pre-Law Summer School NOT for?
- This program is NOT for people who do not want to put in the work.
- People who want a "quick fix" to achieve their dreams of becoming an attorney.
- People who want to coast through law school, or do the bare minimum necessary just to get a degree.
What is Pre-Law Summer School NOT?
- Pre-Law Summer School is NOT a law school admissions program. (The purpose of Pre-Law Summer School is not to help you get into law school.)
I have been where you are now:
newly admitted and excited, but also nervous about what's next. Not to mention, I failed the first semester of law school because I did not know how to DO law school.
Student Success Story
My name is Angel Everett, and I have litigated countless cases before judges and juries as a trial attorney. When I am not in the courtroom, I enjoy helping people get into, and excel in, law school. Between my social media platforms and direct one-on-one coaching, I have helped hundreds of students from at least 8 different countries gain admission into, and succeed in, law school.
But my journey has not been free from painful twists, turns, and roadblocks.
I had always excelled in my academics, but during my first semester at Harvard Law School, I began to feel like a fish out of water. In fact, I pretty much failed my first semester. But once I figured out the law school game, I excelled. It then became so very clear that:
Studying for law school is different, but not impossible. I would not have done so terribly if I just knew how to do law school. Why didn’t I know this?
Well, the summer before I started law school (i.e. when I was a Pre-L), people told me to “Just relax before law school. 1L is hard. Have fun before you get there.” However, after fumbling through my first year, I distinctly remember wishing:
I wish I had completed a crash course in law school before starting. It wouldn’t have been so hard, and I would not have failed the first semester. In fact, if I knew then what I know now, I probably would have performed at the top of the class.
And that is why I created the Harvard and Hardship Pre-Law Summer School. It is the crash-course on what to expect in law school that I wish I had access to as a Pre-L.
By the end of Pre-Law Summer School, you will be equipped with a law school success strategy, including:
- Access to 10 modules and quizzes that check for understanding.
- Weekly office hours with Coach Angel throughout the program, exclusive to students in the program.
- Course Manual - a workbook students use to complete the modules.
- One copy of Harvard and Hardship: A Beginner's Guide to College and Law School - narrative guide with practical tips.
- One Copy of the Harvard and Hardship Writing Guide - textbook students will use during the program to learn how to draft legal memos, legal briefs, law school exams, and law school research papers. Past participants have found the Writing Guide helpful when they get to law school.
- The ability to analytically read a case with a critical, "law school" eye.
- Confidence in knowing how to approach the main types of law school exams and written assignments.
- A non-academic (i.e., administrative) to-do list, so that you are on track to become a licensed attorney.
- Practical advice on how to navigate the culture of law school.
Remember, grades are everything in law school, and this program will give you a head start by equipping you with the tool you need to succeed. That way, by the time law school actually begins, all you have to do is execute.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) What happens after I purchase the program?
Upon purchasing the program, you will have immediate access to Module 0, which covers some very basic terminology you should know before beginning law school, and before beginning the program. You will need to print out the workbook associated with Module 0. Coach Angel recommends finding a quiet space to complete this foundational module. It is not "intense," but it does cover the fundamentals of law school, so you want to give it your undivided attention.
Also, within 24-48 hours of your purchase, you will receive an email directly from Coach Angel asking for your physical address. This is the address we will use to ship your course materials (i.e., the Course Workbook, Writing Guide, and a paperback copy of Harvard and Hardship: A Beginner's Guide to College and Law School).
Lastly, the program will begin on June 2nd. Coach Angel will release the modules weekly, and program participants will be invited to attend exclusive office-hours. Participants will also be able to schedule their complimentary one-on-one session with Coach Angel beginning June 2nd.
2) What are the lessons like?
Pre-Law Summer School consists of 10 modules that each cover a major portion of the law school experience. Each module consists of 3-6 lectures. As Angel explains basic legal jargon, concepts, and how to start off strong in law school, students will take notes in their workbook. (The outline notes are pre-typed in the workbook; Students need only to "fill in the blanks" by copying the text when it is displayed on the webinar screen.)
Also, students will have occasional reading assignments from the Writing Guide (the textbook), as well as from supplemental materials such as case excerpts.
3) How will I receive my course materials?
All materials are included in the cost of registration and will be shipped to the physical address you provide. However, at the moment we are not able to ship to destinations outside the continental U.S.
*The Course Manual is a physical workbook.
*The Writing Guide is a physical textbook.
*Supplemental materials (such as excerpts of case opinions) will become available for download once students log in to begin a module.
*A paperback copy of Harvard and Hardship: A Beginner's Guide to College and Law School will be shipped to students who enroll.
4) When do classes begin? How often do they meet?
Enrolled students will have access to the course immediately upon enrolling. However, courses are slated to start starting May 30, 2023. Although the lectures were recorded in a local studio in Tampa, FL, Pre-Law Summer School is a virtual, online program. Although there is a suggested schedule to follow, once the modules are released, you are able to complete them on your own time, at your own pace, from the comfort of your own, chosen location.
5) How long is the course?
8 weeks. However, it is self-paced, so feel free to go as fast, or as slow, as you please.
6) What are office hours?
Office hours are live small-group sessions where Angel will answer questions about the course material. They are held weekly. Enrolled students will receive a schedule with specific dates, times, and virtual location for the office hours.
7) For how long do I have access to the course?
Indefinitely. The hard-copy course materials (i.e. the workbook, Writing Guide, and the copy of Harvard & Hardship: A Beginner's Guide to College and Law School) are yours to keep. Also, once you enroll in Pre-Law Summer School, you will have access to the webinars indefinitely, thereby allowing you to watch the replays as many times as necessary throughout every phase of your law school experience, from the summer before 1L to the summer before you sit for the bar, and beyond (if your heart so desires).
8) I won't be starting law school right away. Should I enroll in Pre-Law Summer School now, or wait until the summer before I begin law school?
Although Pre-Law Summer School will open enrollment again in the future, it is highly doubtful that future registration will be offered again at the current rate. (The current rate is a promotional incentive.) However, once you purchase the program, you will have indefinite access to the course content. Meaning, if you purchased it at a promotional rate, if future registration is offered at a higher rate, you will remain "enrolled" in the system and have indefinite access to the modules. Also, you will be shipped the course materials with the current cohort, thereby allowing you to leave your course materials on the shelf until you are ready to begin the program.
9) Will my payment information be secure?
Yes; Harvard and Hardship LLC neither handles nor processes your payment information. The platform we use to host the webinar (“Teachable”) uses 128-bit encryption to process your payment.
You can also choose the PayPal option at checkout.
10) I chose a payment plan. When will my payments be processed.
The payments are processed monthly, on the same day each month. So, for instance, if you purchased the program on April 1st, then the subsequent payments will be automatically processed on May 1st and June 1st.
11) I purchased the program, but now I changed my mind. Are refunds available?
No. Because the student is given immediate access upon registering, course registration is non-transferable to other products or services offered by Harvard and Hardship LLC.
Also, please understand that this is a small business. Once you purchase the course, we order your program materials (i.e., the books).
12) Is Angel available for one-on-one coaching?
Kind of. :-) I accept 5 people/month for law school admissions consultations (i.e., to craft strategies for personal statements, diversity statements, resumes, etc.). However, I will not be accepting new clients until August 2023. If you are interested in a one-on-one service, please click here to take the Law School Readiness Test. Taking the test will add you to my mailing list, where I send free law school tips and encouragement, as well as announcements regarding open availability for consultations.
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