Summer Legal Institute

COVID-19 Update: Following increased and overwhelming concerns about COVID-19, JTB has made the difficult decision to cancel its in-person programming this summer. This decision was made with an abundance of caution and most importantly, concern for the health and safety of JTB’s scholars, volunteers, and staff. Please read the full release HERE.

We are pleased to announce ConnectED 2020, our virtual summer programming for high school students. You can learn more about ConnectED HERE.

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.