The Summer Academic Success Program

  • Summer Academic Success Program (ASP) is pre-matriculation program designed to help incoming students maximize their potential to succeed in their first year of law school. Unlike commercial pre-matriculation programs, Summer ASP gives students more than just a glimpse of law school. 

    • Students participate in a series of two doctrinal courses taught by Capital Law School professors, and the doctrinal sequences are supplemented extensively with skills development workshops. 
    • The skills development workshops include active reading strategies, an introduction to legal analysis, and law school exam strategies. 
    • The program uses actual law school material, and the students receive individualized feedback from their professors. This is not a passive-learning program.

    The 2015 Summer ASP Schedule

    The 2015 Summer Academic Success Program begins on Saturday August 8, and runs through Tuesday, August 18, with no sessions on Sunday, August 9 or Sunday August 16.

     The day division of Summer ASP, begins at 1:00 pm and runs until approximately 4:45 p.m. 

    The evening division of Summer ASP, runs on weekdays from 5:30 until approximately 9:15 pm and on the two Saturdays (August 8 & August 15) from1:00 to approximately 4:45 pm.

    Materials for Summer 2015 ASP will be sent to students during the first week of August, shortly before Summer ASP begins.

    Participants must commit to attending all of the program components. Students may not opt out of any aspect of the program based on work schedule or other scheduling conflicts.

    For Those Required to Participate in ASP
    If your admissions letter indicated that you are required to participate in ASP, you will be registered automatically and will attend free of charge. Note - those who are required to participate in Summer ASP are also required to participate in Fall ASP, after fall semester classes begin.  Fall ASP picks up where Summer ASP leave off, and provides students with additional assistance in refining the study and analysis skills that are necessary to succeed in law school.

    For Those Suggested to Participate in ASP
    If you were informed in your acceptance letter that you are suggested to participate in ASP, you must complete the online application to register for the program and may attend free of charge.

    For Those Who Opt to Participate in ASP
    For students that are neither required nor suggested for ASP, you must complete the online application to register and pay a fee of $1,000 to participate in the program. Payment must be made at the time of registration and will be processed online. Please note that space in the program is limited, so you should register as soon as possible.  Because of heavy demand, as of July 17, space is no longer available for students whose participation is "optional" (those whose participation is neither required nor suggested) 

    You do not need to do anything to prepare for Summer ASP until shortly before it begins. A link to the necessary materials and schedule will be e-mailed to your Capital University Law School email account approximately one week before the program begins. At that time, students will be given the information that they will need to prepare for the first day of class, which will take you an hour or two.