Just the Beginning - A Pipeline Organization: Middle School Law Camp

The Just the Beginning Foundation Middle School Law Camp (MSLC) is a free five-day legal immersion program located at Loyola University Chicago School of Law (25 E. Pearson St.) in Chicago. The MSLC includes interactive lessons, logic, and critical thinking exercises, writing and oral advocacy, instruction from guest speakers, and field trips to area law firms, corporations, government offices and courthouses. Middle School Law Camp (MSLC) is open to students who will be in 7th, 8th or 9th grade in fall of 2015. The program is FREE to all students and housing is not available.

MSLC is Monday, July 20, 2015 – Friday, July 24, 2015. Program hours are approximately 8:30AM – 3:30PM Monday through Friday.

Students who participate in the Middle School Law Camp (MSLC) will:

  • Study the legal system and how it works
  • Build leadership, and teamwork skills
  • Analyze slected legal cases, debate legal issues, and participate in a mock trial, and and oral arguement
  • Learn what it takes to become a lawyer
  • Develop contacts with legal professionals, and organizations that provide scholarships, internships, and mentors

PAPER APPLICATION DOWNLOAD: Just The Beginning Middle School Law Camp

Website: Just the Beginning Legal Foundation Middle School Law Camp

Required Documentation: Must submit most recent report card and recommendation from a non-family member.

Contact Information: Laura Ramsey, lramsey@jbtf.org

Supplemental Questions
  1. Statement of Interest: There are many types of transportation, including walking, bicycles, buses, boats, trains, automobiles and aircraft. Just about everything and everyone moves at some point- food travels from farm to market, and people travel for work, recreation and vacation. Parts for electronics and other consumer goods are shipped from all over the world and assembled in a plant (before being shipped further to a consumer). Within all these transport modes and businesses there are many different kinds of facilities, operations and objectives. Briefly (200-500 words) respond to ONE of the two following prompts: (1) Is there a particular area of transportation described in the above paragraph that interests you, and why? OR (2) Describe a transportation problem that you’ve observed in your community or anywhere in the world. Why is this a problem? What is a possible solution?
  2. Please upload a copy of your most recent report card.
  3. Please provide a recommendation from a non-family member who knows you well.
    • Name and Email Address
  4. Are you eligible to receive free or reduced-cost school lunch?