The Summer Legal Institute provides high school students with exposure to legal careers, the opportunity to build legal and professional skills, and connections with judges, lawyers, and other leaders in the legal profession. This program is FREE to all participants! Applications for our 2017 Summer Legal Institute are now closed.

JTB offers free educational pipeline programming for students in middle school, high school, college, and law school with a mission to increase the diversity in the legal profession.  To hear directly from our scholars about how JTB programs have positively influenced them, click here 






In 2016, our school-year programs alone served more than 300 students. JTB’s signature school year programs include interactive workshops in a school setting and arranging for students to visit courthouses. Our 2016 summer programs successfully served 246 students. JTB also placed 25 diverse law students in federal judicial internships to allow them the unique opportunity to see the inner-workings of a judge’s chambers and enhance their legal research and writing skills.

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Partners & Sponsors


It is partners like you that make our impactful programming possible. The key to our pipeline programming is the unique learning experience created by attorney volunteers from corporations and law firms that actively collaborate and work with our scholars.  

To see a list of JTB's 2017 Partners and Sponsors click here.











The Eleventh Biennial Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization (JTB-APO) Conference was held in New York City from Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, September 18, 2016. This year’s conference, “Equal Justice Under Law: Celebrating the Legacy of Judge Constance Baker Motley,” honored the 50th anniversary of the appointment of the first woman of color to the federal bench and in her honor, the first Constance Baker Motley Trailblazer Award was presented to our keynote gala dinner speaker, prominent lawyer and civil rights activist, Vernon Jordan.  

To learn more about JTB's National Conference, click here.


We are located in several cities across the United States. Our Programs reach all aspects of the pipeline through programs aimed at students from middle school through law school.


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