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Marsha Ross-Jackson
565 W. Adams St., Room 807
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5346
F: (312) 906-5280

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"So You Think You Want to Be a Lawyer" Project

2016 DiscoverLaw Program Series      

IIT Chicago-Kent, in partnership with the Law School Admission Council's (LSAC) DiscoverLaw Outreach program, is hosting the "So You Think You Want to Be a Lawyer" Project in spring 2016 for interested high school students. The project is specifically targeted to students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the legal profession. This exciting three program series will be held on Saturday, February 27, and Saturday, March 5. Both events are free.

Participants will be introduced to the admissions process, what it means to be a law student and the work of a practicing attorney. The series will be interactive, allowing participants to engage in hands on activities, a mock trial, and the opportunity to meet with current law students and practicing attorneys.

Program 1: "So You Think You Want To Be A Lawyer" Seminar
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Participants will discuss strategies to prepare for law school while in high school and in college, have lunch with current law students, and speak with practicing attorneys about different legal specialties. Participants will also observe a trial demonstration, receive their own case file, and then break into small groups to begin preparing arguments. Lunch will be provided. *Co-Sponsored by BLSA, Black Law Students Association

Program 2: "Your Day in Court" Mock Trial
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Participants will spend most of the program's second day working with their assigned trial groups to finalize their arguments. Participants will then present and receive feedback on their performance. Lunch will also be provided.

RSVP online if you'd like to participate in the "So You Think You Want to Be a Lawyer" Project. Attendees are encouraged to attend both programs. If you have questions, please contact Marsha Ross-Jackson, Esq., Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, at 312.906.5346. We look forward to seeing you!