The Summer Skills Enhancement Program creates an opportunity for a very limited number of applicants, who otherwise might not be admitted, to gain acceptance, at the same time that it helps them prepare for the rigors of legal education. Each summer fewer than 20 applicants attend St. Mary’s for one month, and those who successfully complete this challenging and intensive program are offered a place in the first-year class.
There is no formal or separate application to be considered for this program. During its normal deliberations on applicant files, the Admissions Committee votes to recommend a very limited number for participation in this program.
An applicant may include a statement with their application requesting consideration for participation in this program, and their reasons for doing so.
No. Requests for consideration in the Summer Skills Enhancement Program in no way detract from full and complete consideration for regular acceptance into the fall.