ERIC Number: ED316101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Opportunity Fund Legal Studies Program.
Tayler, Marilyn; Jackson, Curtis
The Educational Opportunity Fund Legal Studies program addresses the need to increase access to careers in law for minority and disadvantaged students. Through early identification of interest, recognition of problems, remediation, skills enhancement, and comprehensive legal career exploration and exposure, students in Montclair State College's selective admissions program are prepared for law careers. The program has increased the pool of law school candidates from the target population, qualified on the basis of academic achievement and motivation. It also provides attractive career alternatives in the paralegal field and bilingual court interpretation. The curriculum uses a set of learning strategies to develop the needed critical reasoning, logical thinking, analytic problem-solving, writing and communication skills, and exposure to the legal professions early in the undergraduate education. The four components of this process are an individualized academic plan emphasizing the student's strengths, peer support and supplemental instruction to remediate academic weaknesses, computer-assisted instruction, and legal career exploration. (MSE)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Career Exploration, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education, Honors Curriculum, Legal Education (Professions), Minority Groups, Models, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction, Selective Admission, State Colleges, Student Recruitment, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.