"The Jump Start program is a great opportunity to learn the structure of law school and learn how law school courses are taught. It helps you to develop study skills early before you start a full semester, and also gives you a chance to familiarize yourself with the law school. My experience in jumpstart was great and definitely gave me a heads up for the fall."
—Destiney Wilson, Class of 2021
"I can't recommend taking advantage of the Jump Start program enough. Having the opportunity to introduce yourself to law school while only having to focus on one class is a truly invaluable experience. You arrive much more confidently in the fall with the experience of having already taken an exam, knowing how to brief cases, and how to outline. Plus, you have one less class than you normally would in the fall, giving you even more time to focus on your other courses. Everyone I've talked to who did not take advantage of the Jump Start Program tells me that they wish they would have."
—Kaitlyn Flynn, Class of 2021
"Summer Jump Start offered by Rutgers was a great way to begin law school. First and foremost, Summer Jump Start is a free class! Those who enroll in Summer Jumpstart also benefit from a reduced term bill as a result of being billed as a part-time student. The ability to focus on a single summer class before the 1L Fall Semester enabled me to better adapt to the challenges of law school. Jumpstart allowed me to build a network of study partners and friends which was a psychological comfort blanket when returning for the Fall Semester. Last and often overlooked, I had one less final during the Fall because I enrolled in Jumpstart. Simply put, the practical benefits of Summer Jumpstart are well worth the time and effort."
—Erik Schoenberg, Class of 2020
"I would highly recommend the Jump Start program to those incoming students who are able to attend. It was a great way to get acclimated to the law school experience and the Rutgers campus. As someone returning to school after a few years in the workforce, I appreciated the opportunity to ease back into academic life and test out different study methods before starting the fall semester. The professor was fantastic and very understanding of the fact that we were all beginners. Plus, it was a wonderful chance to make friends!"
—Justine Jacobs, Class of 2021
"The Jump Start program was a great experience. Rather than immediately starting with a full course load, I was able to gain the experience of completing a law school class prior to the start of the fall semester. This experience was invaluable in transitioning to the demands of a full law school workload."
—Paul Prendergast, Class of 2019