Law & Leadership Institute Launches Class of 2016
June 24, 2013 - July 26, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Application Deadline : April 15 2013
The application is available at the LLI website: Application for Law and Leadership Institute
The Ohio Law & Leadership Institute (LLI), to be held at the College of Law from June 24 – July 26, 2013, is accepting applications from 8th grade students. LLI—born out of collaboration with the Ohio State Bar Association, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education—is designed to increase diversity in the legal profession. The program has been recognized by numerous groups for its pipeline work; most recently, in 2012 the Roundtable of the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati recognized LLI for its work in the field of education to increase diversity.
LLI, now in its fourth year at the College of Law, is directed by Professor Michele Bradley, assisted by law student teachers and an educator from Cincinnati Public Schools.
LLI begins the summer after the eighth grade year. Students attend class at the College of Law five days a week learning basic legal concepts and theory, meeting with guest speakers from all areas of the legal profession, attending field trips, and ending in a mock trial competition.
Successful participants are those students who are motivated to succeed once opportunity and access are provided. Participants may or may not want to become attorneys, but they will learn skills that will help them continue to succeed in school and in life.
This free program meets daily, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., includes lunch, snacks, and transportation. Upon completing the summer program, students can earn up to $150.
Read more about the Law & Leadership Institute here.