Chicago-Kent College of Law, 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 2018 for interested high school students. The project is specifically targeted to students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the legal profession. This exciting two program series will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, and Saturday, March 17th. Both events are free.
Participants will discuss strategies they can use to prepare for law school while in high school and in college; learn what it means to be a law student; get a glimpse into a day in the life of lawyers who practice law in a variety of ways; and experience "a day in court" by participating in a mock trial. 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, March 3, 2018, 9:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Participants will discuss strategies to prepare for law school while in high school and in college, participate in a mini-law class on a hot legal topic, 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.
Program 2: "Your Day in Court" Mock Trial
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Participants will be given an actual problem to review and analyze prior to attending the program. When you arrive on March 17th you will meet your legal team. Your team will get a trial overview, skills and instructions and then break away to prepare for your own 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!