Duke D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy
Duke University School of Law offers short courses taught by Duke Law faculty for individuals considering law school or careers in the public sector and others interested in how the law shapes policy and regulation in the United States. The evening courses will be offered during two sessions, held in July 2014 at the Duke in Washington offices (1201 New York Avenue NW). For more information, go to law.duke.edu/dcinstitute.
Florida State University College of Law Summer for Undergraduates Program
FSU offers an intensive, four-week program that provides interested students (particularly those from groups historically under-represented in the legal profession) with an inside look at law school and the legal profession.The 2014 program will be held from May 19 through June 12 and is open to college students enrolled at two- and four-year institutions, in all majors and from all backgrounds. Application deadline is March 28, 2014. For more details, go to www.law.fsu.edu/slp.
Philip G. Hubbard Law School Preparation Program (PLUS)
The University of Iowa College of Law offers the Program each summer to support diversity in the legal profession by inspiring students from groups historically under-represented in the field of law to become lawyers and by providing them with skills and assistance that will strengthen their preparation for law school. The program is from June 3 through 28, 2013, and the application deadline is March 22. More information about the Hubbard Program is available from the University of Iowa.
Congratulations to Phanuelle Duchatelier, a 2010 recipient of the PLUS Scholarship!
New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School and the Advantage Testing Foundation have partnered to create TRIALS, a residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated undergraduates of modest means earn acceptance to the nation's leading law schools. For five weeks in July and August, participants reside at Harvard or NYU to receive intensive LSAT instruction and a series of lectures by prominent lawyers and scholars to introduce them to the legal profession. Students with strong academic credentials, well-articulated ambitions, and documented financial need will compete for twenty spots. Students have no expenses directly associated with the program and will receive a $3000 stipend to supplement their summer income. Application deadline is February 1, 2013. Apply online.
The JD Project
The JD Project, Inc. is committed to assuring racial diversity in the legal field and seeking to ensure that law students of color excel academically, particularly during their first year. Their Summer Boot Camp is a 150-hour online distance learning program that teaches students to study effectively in law school; introduces them to the writing, thinking and test-taking skills needed to excel on law school exams; and builds a network of academic support that crosses school boundaries. Camp participants work on the study skills, strategies and techniques necessary to achieve their goals as law students.
- The Camp costs $750, including a $150 materials fee
- Admission is on a rolling basis until the program is filled
- Questions about the Program may be directed to Brenda Randall
John Marshall Law School Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI)
The Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI), sponsored by the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, provides college juniors and seniors from groups historically under-represented in the law field who are interested in pursuing a legal career with the training necessary to successfully prepare and navigate the road to law school. Admission to PLSI is competitive with students selected who are academically focused and involved as leaders in their communities. Additional information, including the schedule of events, housing details and costs are available from the John Marshall Law School. The 2013 program will be July 22 through 26. At the close of the week-long Institute, there will be a mock trial workshop for program participants, with the winner offered $10,000 in tuition waivers to the John Marshall Law School.
Summer Study of Spanish and Argentine Law
ECELA (Espanol y Cultura en Latino America) offers students six weeks of small-group Spanish immersion instruction, while also studying and observing legal issues in Argentina. Participants live and study in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and can live with a local family or share apartments with other ECELA students. Cost for the 2013 program is $2,290. More information is available from ECELA, and students can register online.
Cornell University Pre-Law Program
Cornell University's six week summer program, designed for college sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing legal careers is scheduled for June 2 through July 11, 2014. Admission is on a rolling basis, and early application is encouraged. The Program features:
- a four-credit course entitled "Introduction to the American Legal System"
- selective internships at law firms or in legal departments
- the opportunity to explore the law and culture of New York City
- Contact Cornell's Pre-Law Program for more information
College Prelaw Summer Institute
A free educational program (sponosored by CLEO, Cooley Law School and Oakland University) will be held may 29 through June 28, 2013, at Cooley Law School's Auburn Hills campus for applicants from a historically underrepresented, low-income, or otherwise disadvantaged group. Among the training that will be included:
- logic and reasoning classes
- legal writing classes
- two practice LSAT exams
- mock trial experience
Upon completion of the program, participants receive a $750 stipend. The program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Academic credit for the program may be given at selected universities. Applications are due by April 2, 2013. Additional information and applications are available from Cooley Law School.
2013 Law, Justice and Culture Institute
This annual program will be held from May 20-31, 2013 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. Participants are exposed to a rigorous curriculum that includes classroom instructions, guest speakers, and other activities. The Institute is intended to inspire students to formulate a biblically-based conception of politics and law, as well as to understand the Western legal tradition's emphasis on the rule of law under God and to the integration of Judeo-Christian ethics into the fields of law, government, and politics.
Scholarships for the program are available, and students can receive three hours of academic credit in political science/history. For additional information, contact Tammy Galvan-Barnett (815.928.5552) or visit the Center online.
Summer Plus Program
The Pre-law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program at Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law will be offered from June 9 through 28, 2013. The three-week immersion program is directed at freshman and sophomores from groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession or face significant financial and familial obstacles in their pursuit of a career in law. The program will include:
- law school classes
- moot court competition
- field trips
- panel discussions
The program is offered to students at no cost to the participants, and includes housing as well as stipends for travel, meals, and miscellaneous expenses. Applications are due by April 15, 2013. Additional information, as well as an application, is available online.
The Alliance Defending Freedom Collegiate Academy
The Alliance Defending Freedom "is a servant ministry building an alliance to keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel by transforming the legal system and advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family." The ADF Collegiate Academy offers undergraduate pre-law sutdents an intimate setting where they can learn from renowned Christian experts in legal and policy fields, building the competence, credentials and character needed to bring about lasting change in American culture. Two sessions will be offered in 2013: July 7-12 in Orange County, CA; and August 11-16 in Phoenix, AZ. Application deadline for both sessions is March 5, 2013. For more information, contact the Alliance Defending Freedom.
Legal Education Access Program (LEAP)
The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois is sponsoring their annual LEAP program from July 28-August 2, 2013. The program supports diversity in the legal profession by inspiring students from groups hisotrically under-represented in the law to become lawyers. Open to college juniors and seniors, the program introduces students to the law school application process and prepares students to master the LSAT. For more information, contact the John Marshall School's Diversity Office.