Office of Diversity Affairs
Prepare for Law School with Our Pre-Law Summer Institute
Pre-Law Summer Institute: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26, 2013
The Pre-Law Summer Institute is a program for college students interested in pursuing a legal career. This program will support diversity in the legal profession by inspiring students from groups historically under-represented in the law to become lawyers.
The Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI) is a week-long program, which prepares historically under-represented minorities for the legal profession by introducing students to the rigors of law school. PLSI is designed to simulate the academic challenges of the first year of law school. PLSI concentrates on giving students law classes, LSAT preparation, resume preparation, career orientation, and exposure to various areas of the law. Students will learn skills on legal research and study, analysis, legal writing, and trial advocacy. PLSI is essentially a pre-law orientation that is based on teaching sound legal education principles.
Additionally, Kaplan Test Prep will be administering a diagnostic LSAT and doing a teach back session. In order to provide the best feedback regarding the LSAT, students are asked to download and complete a release form allowing Kaplan to shared the results with PLSI program administrators. » Download the LSAT Release Form.
Mock Trial Workshop
At the end of the week, students who attend the Pre-Law Summer Institute will participate in a mock trial workshop. Winners of the mock trial will be offered up to $10,000 in tuition waivers to The John Marshall Law School.
Get a head start on the workshop by downloading the following materials:
- Mock Trial Competition Materials
- Attorney Strategies (Objections & Special Procedures)
- Attorney Strategies (Opening Statements, Examinations & Closing Arguments)
- Glossary of Terms
Guest Presenter David Yi
Joining the program this year is David Yi (JD, University of Chicago Law School), the "LSAT Sensei." David has scored a perfect score (180) multiple times. He has also helped countless students achieve top test scores and write their way into their dream schools. Yi is a gifted instructor who is recognized for his charismatic, upbeat, and inspirational style of teaching, and has received numerous teaching accolades. In addition to receiving three sessions of instruction from David Yi, all students in the PLSI will receive a reduced rate on his full LSAT prep course and a select number of students will have the opportunity to take a full day of LSAT instruction from the "LSAT Sensei" himself on Saturday July 28, 2012.
Application Fee: $25
Registration Fee: $75 (if accepted into the program)
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.987.1411.
Class Schedule: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Prior to arrival for the program, students will be provided with required reading as well as assignments to complete a resume and personal statement for critique.