photo of UB Jump Start students.

UB Jump Start students enjoy a perfect day while getting a tour of UB’s north campus.

UB Jump Start

Our immersive program is designed to expose students to the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system.

The 3-week program will cover:

  • the essentials of reading and understanding case law
  • introductory legal writing concepts
  • utilizing and understanding legal vocabulary
  • and practice speaking, reading, writing and listening to legal English.

In addition to their classtime, students have an opportunity to meet other classmates, obtain their UBIDs, attend mandatory university-wide orientation sessions, and visit local legal and cultural sites.

The Office of Admissions will notify you if you will begin your program with UB Jump Start or with the all-entering student Orientation.

“Our goal for Jump Start is for participants to feel comfortable being law students, both in and out of the classroom, from day one.  Our students have responded enthusiastically to the program.  They appreciate the academic components and the opportunity to meet fellow students, faculty and staff before school officially starts,"  - Vice Dean for International and Graduate Programs, Meredith Kolsky Lewis.

Dates and Schedule

Week 1: August 2-6
Intro to US Legal System and Culture, International Students and Non-Native English Speakers Only

Week 2: August 9-13
Law School Skills and Expectations

Week 3: August 16-20
Keys to Academic Performance in Law School