"So You Think You Want to Be a Lawyer" Project
IIT Chicago-Kent, in partnership with the Law School Admission Council DiscoverLaw Outreach program, is hosting a "So You Think You Want to Be a Lawyer" Project in spring 2015 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, March 7, Tuesday, April 7 and Saturday, April 18, and all 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: "Know Your Legal Rights" Seminar
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chicago-Kent faculty and law students discuss the importance of knowing your rights and what we can learn from the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. Lunch will be provided. *Co-Sponsered by BLSA, Black Law Students Association
Program 2: Law Student for a Day
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Participants will do a rotation through the law school's legal clinic, have lunch with current law students, and attend an actual first year class. Lunch will be provided.
Program 3: "Your Day in Court" Mock Trial
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Participants will observe a trial demonstration by current law students, then working in small groups, participants will present their own arguments. Lunch will 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 all three programs. If you have questions, please contact Marsha Ross-Jackson, Esq., Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, at 312.906.5346 or Gabriela Amador, Director of Admissions, at 312.906.5025. We look forward to seeing you!