Norwood wrote:oberlin08 wrote:Norwood wrote:Is anyone participating in the Summer Bridge Program/Academic Support Program? Just wondering if anyone has any information on this since their website and information packet didn't really explain much besides that a $3,500 - $8,500 grant will be provided. Any idea about the hours or involvment that's required?
Would like to know about this more too
I just spoke to the Co-Director of ASP this morning and the experience was awesome. She was very nice and welcoming as she explained the advantages of the program.
Some brief information:
-The Summer Bridge Program goes from 9am to 3pm 5 days a week for 3 weeks in July
-Half the day is dedicated to mini courses which are held exactly like real classes. The other half is law school preparation stuff such as note taking, outlining, how to study for exams, etc.
-A grant is provided at the conclusion of the program and an opportunity to apply for add'l grants are offered during the program
-Typically 30-40 students are invited by the Director to participate in ASP
-ASP continues throughout the year with tutorial hours with an assigned 2L and course specific prep sessions are held weekly
-Students are allowed to dedicate as much or as little time as they want
I got a very positive vibe from meeting with the Director and a 1L currently in the ASP. The 1L said the course prep sessions were extremely helpful since it will give you a heads up on what to expect on the exams and how to study for them. She also said it made forming study groups and networks so much easier. What I found really appealing was how they both promoted the program as a "family" sort of environment where they watch out for each other. After learning more about ASP it certainly has made me feel a lot more comfortable as an incoming 1L knowing I will be offered this sort of support.
Does this mean you have to be able to finance your living expenses through the summer portion of the program and then you get a chance to recoup some of the money at the end?