Application Open: Scholar Prep

JTB Scholar Prep is a fun and educational virtual program designed to introduce high school students to the legal field. Students will learn about the college admissions process, develop career readiness skills, and hear from various professionals within the legal field. 

Program Dates

National: LIVE session on October 23, 2021 at 11:00 am CST

National: LIVE session November 6, 2021 at 11:00 am CST

Middle School National: LIVE session November 20, 2021 at 11:00 am CST

National: LIVE sessions on December 04, 2021 at 11:00 am CST

Apply here or at tfaforms.com/4929574

Application deadline is October 16, 2021 or until capacity is reached.

Questions? Please contact programs@jtb.org.

You’re Invited: 2021 Light the Spark Celebration!

Join us for a virtual celebration of JTB’s work with limited on-site capacity this October! Hosted by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, this event will feature awards to community organizations and young lawyers, updates from JTB staff and more.

Click HERE to get your tickets now or visit tinyurl.com/LTSticket!

Student tickets are available HERE or visit tinyurl.com/LTSstudent.

Interested in sponsoring this event to support diversity in the legal field and receive exclusive benefits? Learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities HERE and contact Lori at lmalinski@jtb.org.

Questions? Please contact development@jtb.org.

JTB-APO is a multiracial, nonprofit organization that has served the legal community for over 25 years.

It is dedicated to developing and nurturing interest in the law among young persons from various socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession and to supporting their continued advancement.

By acting as a continual advocate for diversity and higher education, JTB sustains a cycle of academic and professional achievement and role models for underserved communities with a high proportion of at-risk-students.

JTB-APO

Lighting the spark in the next generation of diverse lawyers and leaders.

JTB educates hundreds of students about the legal profession through our school-year programs and Summer Legal Institutes (SLIs) around the country. These programs are all provided completely free of charge to the students we serve.

History

Just the Beginning” began as a celebration of the Integration of the Federal Judiciary on September 19, 1992, in Chicago, IL. Today, Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization continues this mission by offering pipeline programs directly aimed at inspiring young students and increasing diversity in the legal profession and judiciary.

Programs

JTB offers free educational pipeline programming for students in middle school, high school and law school with a mission to increase the diversity in the legal profession.

Impact

JTB annually measures the impact of the Summer Legal Institute and other programs by providing pre and post surveys to scholars to gauge their experience and acquired skills. In 2019, 90% of our scholars were more interested in becoming a lawyer after completing the Summer Legal Institute and 74% described their experience as positive or very positive.

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JTB programs help Scholars to develop their leadership skills while introducing them to careers in law. In 2019, 90% of our Summer Legal Institute Scholars were more interested in becoming a lawyer after the week-long immersion.

OUR VALUES

Exposure

We provide exposure to a wide variety of legal careers and leaders. We believe you can become what you can see.

Education

We provide resources and guidance in helping JTB Scholars build legal, professional, and leadership skills; they then employ these skills in legal environments. We believe you learn more when you do more.

Connection

We connect our Scholars with our extraordinary network, which includes: lawyers, judges, corporate partners, and JTB alumni who are committed to passing the torch by providing inspiration, encouragement, and support.

Together We Make The Difference

We Light the Spark in Tomorrow's Leaders!

"I miss JTB so much! It has been influential in the way I carry myself professionally. During the Summer Legal Institute I was able to gain more confidence in my public speaking and networking skills!"

-Samantha Samano, Summer Legal Institute Alumnae

We facilitate programming 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.