Get ready to become a 1L!

The Duquesne University Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University faculty will provide a summer program for incoming 1Ls to help with the transition to law school. A series of fully online asynchronous seminars hosted by our faculty will include the following topics:

Introduction to the Legal System

  • Sources of law and the court system
  • Precedent

Preparing for Class

  • Critical Reading Skills
  • Reading Case Law and Briefing
  • Statutes
  • Note Taking

Legal Reasoning

  • Rule-based reasoning
  • Analogical reasoning

Law School Assessments and Exam Taking

  • Format of Law School Exams
  • Outlining

The program is open to all incoming Duquesne Kline Law 1L's, free of charge. Faculty will also offer "Meet the Faculty" virtual live sessions to provide students with an informal opportunity to ask questions. JD Jumpstart will open in late June. No registration is required.

How to access JD Jumpstart in Canvas

  1. Set up your MultiPass Account if you have not done so.
  2. Log into DORI using your MultiPass
  3. Click on Quick Links in the upper right-hand corner
  4. Select "Canvas"
  5. Click on "Modules" to access JD Jumpstart

If you have any questions, please email Dean of Students, Ella%20Kwisnek.