Office of Diversity Affairs

Prepare for Law School with Our Pre-Law Summer Institute

Pre-Law Summer Institute: Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1, 2014
The Pre-Law Summer Institute is a program for college students interested in pursuing a legal career. This program supports diversity in the legal profession by inspiring students from groups historically under-represented in the law to become lawyers.

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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.

Get a head start on the workshop by downloading the following materials:

Program Fees

Application Fee: $25*
Registration Fee: $75
(upon acceptance into the program)

If you have any questions please contact diversity@jmls.edu or call 312.987.1411.

*Your $25 app fee will be credited toward your registration fee, if you are accepted and you register before Friday, May 2, 2014.

Additional Information

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.