Program status

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Prelaw program can no longer be held in person and the internships are no longer available.

The good news is you may choose from hundreds of other online courses, including LAW 3887 International Human Rights in Theory and Practice, June 22-July 10. See the online course roster for all your options.

For more information, see summer study options and the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Study law & intern in New York City

In this rigorous prelaw program, you'll have an unparalleled opportunity to develop an accurate picture of the realities, rewards, and challenges of being a lawyer today.

You'll gain both a solid academic foundation in U.S. law and invaluable practical experience working in an internship.

During the first three weeks of the program, you'll be enrolled in the four-credit course The American Legal System, taught by renowned attorney C. Evan Stewart using the Socratic method practiced at most U.S. law schools.

During the second three weeks of the program, if you've received an internship placement*, you'll devote full days to your internship, which may be at a law firm or in the legal department of a corporation, government agency, or nonprofit organization.

A final exam will take place during the week of June 29, 2020, exact date is TBD.

*If you do not receive a placement or opt not to participate in an internship, the dates of the program are June 8-26.