photo of UB Jump Start students.

UB Jump Start students attend their first day of classes for 2022.

UB Jump Start

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

July 31 – August 18, 2023

  • Foreign-trained attorneys and international students start on July 31
  • Domestic start on August 7
  • Week 1 (July 31–August 4), Location TBD
    Weeks 2 & 3 (August 7–18) , Location TBD

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.