Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program

“The Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program, sponsored by Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida offers college students an “inside look” at law school and the legal profession and can help you decide whether law is a wise choice for your professional careers.

The 2017 program will take place May 15-June 8, 2017.  During the four-week program, students are engaged in activities covering three primary areas:

Classroom Experience — Daily classes are taught by law school professors and writing instructors. Lectures simulate first-year law classes and familiarize students with the functions of the American legal system. Writing workshops help students to develop their writing and communication skills.

Law School Admissions Process— Students are given the opportunity to talk to the admissions staff and committee regarding the important aspects of the law school application process. This includes practical workshops on completing the application, writing personal statements, LSAT preparation, writing resumes and cover letters, financing law school, and individualized career planning.

Careers in the Law — While the program is academic in nature, there are a number of exciting and enjoyable activities that take place outside of the classroom, such as: visits to the Florida Supreme Court and local law firms, moot court oral arguments, and visits from prominent attorneys in a variety of practice areas.

Only 60 or so out of 500 were selected for the 2016 program.  2017 will also be a competitive year.

There is no fee to apply or program expenses, except transportation to and from Tallahassee (for which a $500 stipend is provided at the end of the program). ”

Learn more about program eligibility and the application process at

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