Summer Legal Institute


Los Angeles, CA: June 24 – 28, 2024

San Diego, CA: June 24 – 28, 2024

Washington, D.C.: July 8 – 12, 2024

Chicago, IL: July 22 – 26, 2024


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The Summer Legal Institute, or “SLI”, is JTB’s cornerstone youth program. The SLI is a five-day 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.

A complete application includes a completed application form, parent signatures, a statement of interest, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please note that in order for students to participate in the program, they are required to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines of the law schools they are assigned to.