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Law School Still Accepting Applications for Law & Leadership Program

The College of Law continues to accept applications for the 2011 Law & Leadership Institute (LLI), held June 27 – July 29, 2011.  Targeted to high school 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 was recently recognized by the ABA for its pipeline work throughout the State of Ohio. LLI received an honorable mention in the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award Competition for Excellence in Pipeline Diversity.

LLI, now in its third year at the College of Law, is directed by Assistant Dean for Professional Development Mina Jones Jefferson and Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid Al Watson. They are 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 (5) days a week learning basic legal constructs and theory, meeting with guest speakers from all areas of the legal profession, attending field trips, and completing a final project which involves conducting 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; however, 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 and snacks and may include transportation.  Students who successfully conclude the program will earn $200! For more information, contact Dean Jefferson at 513/556-0075 or Dean Watson at 513/556-0077.  To apply visit the law and leadership website.


Application deadline is April 8, 2011.