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The Law & Leadership Institute at the College of Law : History


July 6, 2010 - August 6, 2010

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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The Law and Leadership Summer Institute (LLI), sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association and others, is a rigorous, five-week program held at UC Law, designed to provide a basic understanding of the study and practice of law. Participants learn skills in leadership, writing and self-expression, test-taking, and studying that will be crucial to their success as students and future professionals. In addition to making friends with like-minded, intelligent and talented students, LLI students will meet successful legal professionals, including judges and lawyers, who will not only inspire, but advise and support.

The Summer Institute is held in six Ohio cities at eight law schools. Participating locations include the following:

  • University of Akron's C. Blake McDowell Law Center
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law(Cleveland)
  • Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall School of Law
  • Capital University Law School(Columbus)
  • The Ohio University's Moritz College of Law(Columbus)
  • The University of Dayton School of Law
  • The University of Toledo College of Law

The LLI program features course work in criminal law and court procedures taught by Ohio law students, with the assistance of high school teachers. The intensive program includes field trips to courtrooms and law offices. It concludes with a mock trial competition, giving participants a chance to test their skills in front of not only practicing judges and lawyers, but also their friends and family members.

The program participants will continue to take Saturday and summer classes throughout high school, learning skills and concepts that will help if they pursue careers in the field. Along the way, they will get to spend four-day internships at law-firms, and receive assistance with studying for college admission tests and filling out college applications. 

For more information, visit the LLI website at http://www.lawandleadership.org/