High school students to gather at Louisville Law for Summer Law Institute

The Louisville Bar Association is accepting applications for its Summer Law Institute, a program for high school students interested in the law or legal careers.

The 2019 program, scheduled for June 16-22, is a partnership between the LBA, the University of Louisville School of Law and Bellarmine University and is funded by the Louisville Bar Foundation. It provides a well-rounded intensive program, aimed at providing students insight into the profession.

"The Summer Law Institute provides students an opportunity to get an overview of some of the experiences and activities that lawyers have and do. From a mock class, to visits to the court room, to preparing an argument and meeting other students with the same interests, it has proven to be a great experience for many years," says Professor Laura Rothstein, who volunteered at the 2018 program.

Students hear from local lawyers, judges and law professors and tour courthouses. The week ends with a mock trial.

"I love working with the students at the Summer Law Institute because they work hard and obviously have a keen interest in the law. In 2018, we did a lively session about the First Amendment, and it was a wonderful discussion about how free speech issues affect them and our political system. The institute does a great job giving students insight into the law," says Professor Sam Marcosson.

The application deadline is April 10, 2019. Tuition is $225 per student. Some scholarships are available to those who qualify. 

Apply online.