Just the Beginning - A Pipeline Organization: Summer Legal Institute

The Summer Legal Institute (SLI) is a ten-day legal immersion hosted by The John Marshall Law School (315 S. Plymouth Court) in Chicago. The SLI provides fun and educational day programming. The program is FREE to all students, with public transportation passes available to students who express a need. Housing is not available; students travelling from a distance further than the metro area are required to arrange for their own housing.

Students who participate in the SLI will:

  • Study the legal system and how it works alongside attorney and judge volunteers;
  • Build leadership and teamwork skills;
  • Analyze selected cases, debate legal issues and participate in both a mock trial and an oral argument;
  • Learn what it takes to become a lawyer and observe the action at law firms and courthouses;
  • Develop contacts with legal professionals and organizations that provide scholarships, internships and mentors; and
  • Gain insight into the college admissions process and financial aid resources.

Recognizing that the involvement of adult role models is critical to a student’s educational success, parents/guardians/mentors will learn the steps involved in helping students navigate the process of taking standardized tests, applying to college, exploring financial aid and working toward the ultimate goal of attending law school at the closing ceremony on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

SLI is Monday, July 27, 2015 – Saturday, August 8, 2015

Website: Just The Beginning Foundation Summer Leadership Legal Institute

Open to DREAMers: Unknown

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit a paragraph telling us about yourself and discussing why you would like to participate in this program. Be sure to include your name on the statement.
  2. Copy of your most recent report card or progress report (unofficial copy is acceptable).
  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?
  5. How did you find out about the Summer Legal Institute?