Summer Legal Institute

The Summer Legal Institute or “SLI” is JTB’s cornerstone youth program. The SLI is a one-week legal immersion program for high school students across the country.

The goal of the SLI is to enhance skill sets that are essential for students to progress successfully through high school, college and law school. Scholars experience interactive sessions that will develop skills such as reading, writing, critical thinking, professional etiquette, financial literacy and public speaking. Through a unique curriculum designed to enhance these skill sets, the SLI program inspires diverse students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in the legal profession.

The key to every Summer Legal Institute is the unique learning experience created by attorney volunteers from corporations and law firms that actively collaborate and work with the students. Through skills-based volunteerism that allows attorneys to share their experiences and talents, students are given a unique view of the legal profession that is personal and insightful, while law firms and corporations are given a unique opportunity to come together and empower the next generation of promising scholars. Sponsorship funds are used to ensure that the JTB pipeline programs remain 100% free for young student scholars accepted into the program.

For program inquiries, please contact or (312) 661-5552

2020 Summer Legal Institute Dates and Locations

San Diego SLI 2020
University of San Diego School of Law
June 15, 2020 to June 19, 2020

Los Angeles SLI 2020
Loyola University School of Law
June 15, 2020 to June 19, 2020

Springfield, MA SLI 2020
Western New England University School of Law
July 6, 2020 to July 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. SLI 2020
Howard University School of Law
July 20, 2020 to July 24, 2020

Detroit SLI 2020
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
July 27, 2020 to July 31, 2020

Chicago SLI 2020
UIC John Marshal Law School
August 3, 2020 to August 7, 2020

Applications for the 2020 Summer Legal Institute are now open. The application is available here.