JDEdge by AccessLex
JDEdge by AccessLex

JDEdge by AccessLexSM

JDEdge by AccessLex(sm) Sharpen Your Skills for Law School
JDEdge by AccessLex(sm), Sharpen your skills for law school

Comprehensive law school preparation for day ONE.

Let’s face it… law school is challenging, and it requires a unique set of skills to succeed. That’s where JDEdge comes in!  

JDEdge by AccessLexSM is a new program offered free of charge to AccessLex member law schools that provides law school preparation and critical skills-building to incoming law students.

JDEdge features

Through webinars, video lectures, and interactive online lessons, incoming law students acquire critical skills such as:

  • Reading and briefing cases,
  • Engaging in class,
  • Note-taking,
  • Effective post-class strategies,
  • Strategic studying,
  • And so much more.

With opportunities to practice what they’ve learned along the way, JDEdge gives new law students the foundation — and the confidence — to enter ready.

Give your students an edge today!

JDEdge Curriculum


With 20 hours of asynchronous content organized into five modules – plus supplemental resources for use in the first semester – JDEdge demystifies law school and the law school learning process.  

JDEdge Module 1

Module One

An introduction to law school, with lessons on where to go for help, time management, basic terminology, and more.
JDEdge Module 2

Module Two

Class preparation, engagement, and post-class strategies, case reading and briefing, the Socratic method, and rule synthesis.
JDEdge Module 3

Module Three

Exam preparation, writing for law school exams, valuable study and memorization techniques, and the importance of taking practice exams.
JDEdge Module 4

Module Four

Preparing for law practice, with lessons on stress management, professional expectations, licensure, Character and Fitness, landing a first job, and the bar exam experience.
JDEdge Module 5

Module Five

It’s all about moving forward. Lessons include financing a legal education, the importance of mindset and critical reflection, and remembering the “why” in the decision to attend law school.

And more!

Practice Opportunities

Practice Opportunities

Attend a live case-briefing walk-through and a mock law school class, take a mock final exam, submit case briefs, and more. 

Supplemental Lessons

Supplemental Lessons

Take a deep dive into additional content: stages of litigation, the separation of powers, how to read a statute, and more. 

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Access student success and personal finance lessons through Ask EDNA!® and support from our Accredited Financial Counselors.

JDEdge is offered free of charge to AccessLex member law schools and their students — the 195 American Bar Association-approved nonprofit and state-affiliated law schools.

The JDEdge program starts on July 1, 2023.